South Carolina FIRST LEGO League East State Championship

Animal AlliesJoin us as we celebrate the FIRST LEGO League Animal Allies 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:  January 21, 2017

TIME:  7:30am – 4:30pm

LOCATION:  Waccamaw High School

ADDRESS:  2412 Kings River Rd, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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 our Volunteering page.



Thank you to our sponsors the Grand Strand Technology Council, Executive HeliJet, and Santee Cooper for supporting the South Carolina FIRST LEGO League East State Championship.

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For teams that may be spending the night in the area, below is a list of nearby hotels. Please note that we have not made arrangements for a special rate nor have these locations blocked a set of rooms for the championship event.

  • Best Western Pawleys Island
    11445 Ocean Highway; Pawleys Island, SC 29585
    (843) 235-0808
    Approximately 3 miles away, 5 minutes by car



Time Event Location
7:00 am Volunteer Check-in Check-In Tables
7:30 am Team Registration Check-In Tables
Pits Open Cafeteria
7:45 am Coaches' Meeting Main Gym
8:30 am Judging Sessions Begin Judging Hallway
Practice Robot Game Matches Begin Main Gym
10:30 am End of Practice Matches
11:40 am End of Judging Sessions
11:45 am Opening Ceremony Main Gym
12:45 pm Official Robot Game Matches Begin Main Gym
4:10 pm Closing Ceremony Main Gym
4:45 pm End of the Championship Event



The official host for this year’s tournament is Waccamaw High School. Working in partnership with Waccamaw Intermediate School, they have done a wonderful job of arranging a number of food options for the event,

  • The robotics team from Waccamaw Intermediate will be selling hot dogs with chili, chips, drinks and other concession style snack foods.
  • Chick-fil-A and Moe’s Original Bar B Que will be selling their signature foods.

We ask that you do not bring in outside food, dietary restrictions withstanding. Waccamaw High School has agreed to waive their usual venue rental fee in return for the opportunity for Waccamaw Intermediate’s robotics team to fundraise through food sales.

Throughout the day we ask that all food stays in the Pits only, which is convenient because the Pits are in the cafeteria. There should be no food outside this area which will make cleanup simple and straightforward.



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:  The event fee can be paid either by check or by credit card. For check payments please mail a check, made out to SC FLL & Robotics Education, to the address below.

SC FLL & Robotics Education
℅ Louis Rubbo
P.O. Box 50668
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579

We also accept credit card payments but please understand that there is a $3 processing charge for paying by card. You can initiate the payment process by heading over to the event product page at

SC FLL East State Championship Payment Page

If you need an invoice please let us know. We ask that all payments are received by Friday, January 13 (yes, by Friday the 13th, or else).

TEAM INFORMATION PACKET:  SC FLL East Championship Team Information Packet

TEAM SCHEDULES:  SC FLL East Championship Team Schedule

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.



A special congratulations to the volunteer of the year, Tim Arnold, and to the coach of the year Pam Melling from team 13315, The Jabbots.

The 1st place Champion’s Award winner, The EngiDeers, will represent South Carolina at the FIRST LEGO League World Festival on April 19 – 22, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

The 2nd place Champion’s Award winner, Bee Team, will represent South Carolina at the Razorback Open Invitational on May 18 – 21, 2017 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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

Berkeley Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
8451 Bee Team St George Middle 2nd Champions
10962 Screaming Eagles Sangaree Middle
14594 Belle Hall Brainbots Belle Hall Elementary
19603 Cryptodiras Pinewood Preparatory School Project - Research

Charleston Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
5578 Legosaders Christ Our King-Stella Maris School Robot Design - Strategy & Innovation, 1st Robot Performance (165)
9988 B.O.L.T. Berkeley Intermediate 3rd Champions
13558 Feral Felines Ladson Elementary
15000 CEW Mustangs C E Williams Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts
17797 SCS Seabots Summerville Catholic School
23940 Deviltronics Charleston Collegiate School
26347 Technical Difficulties Cross Schools

Colleton Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
15158 The Hive Pinewood Preparatory
17610 BearBots Bells Elementary Judges Award - Against All Odds
18609 Mega Geeks All Girls Neighborhood Group Core Values - Inspiration
18711 Tech Turtles Hanahan Recreation Department
21587 Robotic Eagles Clay Hill Elementary

Columbia Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
7957 Pontiac Parrots 1 Pontiac Elementary Judges Award - Rising Star
8460 Tactical Tortoises Crayton Middle
20405 Knights of the FROG Table Neighborhood Group Core Values - Teamwork
24866 Baron Bots Wilson Hall School

Dorchester Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
9142 ROMbots River Oaks Middle
9328 Bee Bots Flowertown Elementary
9570 Robo-Knights Rollings Middle School of the Arts Core Values - Gracious Professionalism
11612 Eagle Mind Squad Oakbrook Middle Project - Presentation
13315 Jagbots Knightsville Elementary 3rd Robot Performance (148)
14819 Reeves Rockin' Robotics William M Reeves Elementary
23997 EngiDeers Family/Community 1st Champions, 2nd Robot Performance (164)

Horry Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
1163 Bear Bots Carolina Forest Elementary Robot Design - Programming
3165 RayTech Ocean Bay Middle Project - Innovation
7144 RiverRovers River Oaks Elementary
9853 Rosie's Rays Ocean Bay Middle Robot Design - Mechanical Design
25685 Bird Nerds Ocean Bay Elementary

Georgetown Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
5861 Circuit Boards St James Middle
6102 Robo Renegades Waccamaw Intermediate
13689 Termigators Forestbrook Middle
21440 New Kids on the Bot Neighborhood Group

Pee Dee Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
7173 Robo-Hornets Heath Springs Elementary
8169 RoboDawgs Dalmae Elementary
25090 Dracubots Family/Community