Cherokee Regional Qualifier

Join us as we celebrate the FIRST LEGO League Hydro Dynamics 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:  December 9, 2017

TIME:  8:00 – 4:00

LOCATION:  Gaffney High School

ADDRESS:  149 Twin Lake Road, Gaffney, SC 29341

VOLUNTEERING:  All South Carolina FIRST LEGO League events are ran completely by volunteers. Everyone from the check-in staff, the Robot Game queuers, the referees, the judges, and 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.



Thank you to our sponsors Timken Foundation and Duke Energy for supporting the Cherokee Regional Qualifier

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Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
1580 Robot Warriors Granard Middle
1584 Robocatz Blacksburg Middle 1st Project
1619 Bobcatters Northwest Elementary
3167 The UnVisibles Oakridge Middle
3168 L.E.G.O. Local Educational Gorilla Organization Oakridge Middle 1st Robot Game
3169 Ferocious Feral Felines Oakridge Middle
3170 The Alpha Team Oakridge Middle 1st Core Values
5342 Robotic Wildcats Carver Junior High
5556 Hawthorne Stingers Hawthorne Christian Academy
9020 Gear Heads Gaffney Middle
10025 Alma All Stars Alma Elementary Perseverance
12996 Cobotics Corinth Elementary
14945 Wildcats Jonesville Middle
15124 Geared Up Gators Grassy Pond Elementary
15126 Red Hot Dray-Go-Bots Draytonville Elementary
18228 Ewing Eaglebotics John E Ewing Middle Champion
21256 Grizzbots Limestone-Central Elementary
24278 Meeting Street Academy Meeting Street Academy 1st Robot Design
25381 Hawthorne Robo Rescuers Hawthorne Christian Academy
26226 SBCC Dynamic Robotics SBCC Learning Center
28407 Legorillas Goucher Elementary Rising Star

A special congratulations to the outstanding volunteer, Jeff Taylor from Timken.

The top thirty percent of the competing teams advance to the state championship. Teams listed in bold advanced to the West State Championship on January 14, 2018 at Riverside High School.





EVENT PAYMENT METHOD:   Checks should be made out to Spartanburg Community College. Please include the team number in the memo area. Checks should be mailed to,

Spartanburg Community College
℅ Amanda Painter
P.O. Box 2189
Gaffney, SC 29342

All teams must mail in their event fee by Friday, December 1st.

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.