York Qualifying Tournament

Join us as we celebrate the FIRST LEGO League Into Orbit season. 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:  November 17, 2018

TIME:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION:  Saluda Trail Middle School

ADDRESS:  2300 Saluda Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730

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.



The York Qualifying Tournament will host 20 teams. Teams must be ranked in the top 8 Robot Game scores to be considered for Champion’s Award. The top 6 teams will advance based on their average ranking by the Judges in Core Values, Project and Robot Design, and must finish ranked in the top 15 (actual number, not percentage) Robot Game scores at the event.

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
5556 Hawthorne Brainiacs Hawthorne Christian Academy
7173 Robo-Hornets Heath Springs Elementary
8596 Lioneers Lewisville Middle 1st Project
8925 A R Rucker Middle A R Rucker Middle
10074 Robo Jags Spartanburg Charter School
16110 Knight-O-Bots Mt Gallant Elementary
20860 Red Devil Bots Great Falls Middle 1st Robot Design
23363 RoboRockets Saluda Trail Middle Judges Award - Against All Odds
23364 Techno Cats Saluda Trail Middle
32974 Dutchman Creek Dutchman Creek Middle
33795 Robotic Stars Gold Hill Elementary 1st Core Values
33796 Team Tortilla Gold Hill Elementary
34778 Royal Slayers Clinton Elementary Judges Award - Rising Star
35095 RoboJackets Buford Elementary
35096 RoboJacketsToo Buford Elementary
38158 Robotic Eagles Crowders Creek Elementary
38562 Dogs in Space Community Team 2nd Champion's Award,
1st Robot Performance (116)
40312 Creativity Unleashed Community Team 1st Champion's Award
41005 Space Warriors Indian Land Middle

The top thirty percent of the registered teams advance to the state championship. Teams listed in bold advanced to the West State Championship on December 15, 2018 at Riverside High School. A complete description of each award is found on the Tournament Awards page.




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

EVENT PAYMENT METHOD:  Registration for this event has closed


REQUIRED PAPERWORK: Team Roster and three 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.