Join 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
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.
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.
|7:00 am||Volunteer Check-in||Check-In Tables|
|7:30 am||Team Registration||Check-In Tables|
|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,
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.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Louis Rubbo
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
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
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|5861||Circuit Boards||St James Middle|
|6102||Robo Renegades||Waccamaw Intermediate|
|21440||New Kids on the Bot||Neighborhood Group|
|7173||Robo-Hornets||Heath Springs Elementary|