South Carolina FIRST LEGO League West State Championship

Join us as we celebrate the FIRST LEGO League Hydro Dynamics season presented in South Carolina by Atlas Technologies, Inc.

Hydro Dynamics Presented in South Carolina by Atlas Technologies, Inc.

All South Carolina FIRST LEGO League events are open to the public and free to attend. Everyone is welcome to explore the tournament pits where teams display their research Projects and demonstrate their Core Values. Spectators are sure to enjoy the thrill and excitement of the Robot Game where teams compete to score the highest points using LEGO built robots to solve intricate missions. It’s sure to be a fun filled day!

DATE:  January 27, 2018

TIME:  7:30 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION:  Riverside High School

ADDRESS:  794 Hammett Bridge Road, Greer, SC 29650

VOLUNTEERING:  All South Carolina FIRST LEGO League events are completely ran  by volunteers. Everyone from the check-in staff, the Robot Game queuers, the referees, the judges, on up to the tournament directors volunteer their time. Anybody can make a great volunteer. Volunteers do not need to be an expert in everything FIRST LEGO League. If you’re interested in lending a helping hand, head over to the Volunteering page.



We would like to thank Atlas Technologies, Inc. for being the presenting sponsor of the Hydro Dynamics season in South Carolina.

Additionally we would like thank Bosch, Santee Cooper, and SPAWAR Systems Center- Atlantic for their support of the South Carolina FIRST LEGO League West State Championship.



Due to the expected low number of teams requiring overnight accommodations, we have not made arrangements for discounted rates at nearby hotels. The accommodations listed below are only included because of their proximity to the event venue.

For additional accommodations please refer to this map.



Below is the general tournament schedule. Times are subject to change but they should be near the below stated times. Teams will receive a detailed schedule a few days prior to the event.

The Robot Game is free and open to the public. Practice rounds begin at 8:30 am with the official Robot Game rounds beginning at 12:45 pm shortly following the opening ceremonies. The judging portion of the event is closed to the public. In fact, only team members, coaches and the historian will be allowed into the judging section of the tournament. Thank you for respecting this policy. Please remember to respect the team only areas: the competition floor area (the area where teams queue and compete) and the judging area.



We are currently making arrangements for a food truck to be at the venue from approximately 10:00 to 2:00. In addition to this option teams are encouraged to bring their own lunches to the venue. Riverside High School has agreed to allow external food at this competition.



In preparation for the West State Championship event we’re soliciting information on team members that are graduating from the FIRST LEGO League program along with nominations for Coach of the Year. We’re also collecting unique stories that the emcee may share with the crowd during the competition.

Coaches are asked to submit this information by filling out this Google form.




EVENT FEE:  $75 + $3 processing free for any credit card payments

EVENT PAYMENT METHOD:  West State Championship Payment Page

TEAM EMAILS: First Email – Welcome, Second Email – Team Info Packet, Third Email – Team Schedules, Fourth Email – Updates

TEAM INFORMATION PACKET:  SC FLL West State Championship Team Information Packet

TEAM SCHEDULES:  SC FLL West State Championship Team Schedules

REQUIRED PAPERWORK:  Team Roster and four copies of a Team Information Sheet (pdf, Word)

Teams should study the Preparing for a FIRST LEGO League Tournament Event and Tournament Checklist pages well in advance of the big day.



A special congratulations to the Volunteer of the Year, Bob Brown and to the Coach of the Year, Belinda Nightingale from team 14559, the Viking All-Stars.

A complete description of each award is found on the Tournament Awards page.

Aiken Qualifying Tournament

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
14559 Viking All-Stars Denmark-Olar Middle
18609 Hanahan HydrodyCLAMics Neighborhood Group Core Values:
Inspiration, and
Robot Performance:
3rd Place (155)
22352 Aquanauts Chukker Creek Elementary
28061 Aquanauts M B Kennedy Middle
32523 AquaBots Jackson Middle

Cherokee Qualifying Tournament

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
1584 Robocatz Blacksburg Middle
3167 Funfun Omi Oakridge Middle
3168 Gremlins Oakridge Middle
3170 Filtration Nation Oakridge Middle
26226 Dynamic Robotics SBCC Learning Center
31746 AquaBots Family/Community
35810 Bramlett Bears Mary Bramlett Elementary

Greenville Qualifying Tournament

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
1670 Hyperbolics Sterling School Champion's Award:
2nd Place
, and
Robot Performance:
2nd Place (180)
7297 Block Ness Monsters Family Friends Robot Performance:
1st Place (195)
15569 RoboFrenz Family Friends Robot Design:
24282 H2O Yeah! Family/Community
33756 Robotic Hurricanes Wren Elementary Judges Award:
Rising Star

Columbia Qualifying Tournament

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
3169 Grease Busters Oakridge Middle Project:
8925 Fishy Professors A R Rucker Middle
20053 Cat Coders Lexington Middle
25734 Gator Gears Meadow Glen Middle Champion's Award:
1st Place
25987 RoboGators Meadow Glen Middle
31881 HAKSCAR Squad Meadow Glen Middle Robot Design:
Mechanical Design

Mauldin Qualifying Tournament

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
233 Agents of Fury A J Whittenburg Elementary
7836 Aqua Ducks! Monarch Elementary Champions Award:
3rd Place
21855 Panther Power Forest Acres Elementary
23306 Fisher Bot Inventors Dr Phinnize J Fisher Middle Project:
23882 Leggo My Lego Spearman Elementary
31237 Tsunami's Due West Robotics
31238 Blue Dasher Lego Due West Robotics

Oconee Qualifying Tournament

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
4119 Hydrobots St Joseph Catholic School
5164 Lego Tech Home School
12930 Purple Squirrels 4.0 Clemson Elementary
17946 Stone Hydros Stone Academy
23881 Thunderbolts Home School Core Values:
Gracious Professionalism
27686 FBI: Federal Block Investigators R C Edwards Middle Project:
Innovative Solution
31235 Robo Falcons Home School

Tri-County Qualifying Tournament

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
3362 The Narwhal of Ideas Due West Robotics Robot Design:
Strategy & Innovation
11628 Electrolytes : Bosch Starr-Iva Middle Core Values:
11629 Nano Bots : Bosch Starr-Iva Middle
24480 Water Droids New Covenant School
31236 CyberKnights Home School

York Qualifying Tournament

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
5443 Hydro Thunder Home School Atlas Technologies, Inc
Best Pit Display
14224 Clover Middle Clover Middle
20860 Red Devil Bots Great Falls Middle Judges Award:
Against All Odds
27858 WAAS Warriors Wilmington Academy of Arts & Sciences
31680 Hydro Heros Augusta Preparatory Day School
33795 Hyperlink Hornets Gold Hill Elementary