South Carolina FIRST LEGO League West 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 14, 2017

TIME:  7:30am – 5:30pm

LOCATION:  Easley High School

ADDRESS:  154 Green Wave Blvd, Easley, SC 29642

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.

 


SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors, The Allen Tate Companies and the School District of Pickens County, for supporting the South Carolina FIRST LEGO League West State Championship.

 


ACCOMODATIONS

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.

  • Hampton Inn Easley 
    8 Southern Center Court; Easley, SC 29640
    (864) 343-3636
    Approximately 6 miles away, 13 minutes by car

 


SCHEDULE

Time Event Location
7:00 am Volunteer Check-in Check-In Tables
7:30 am Team Registration Check-In Tables
Pits Open Small Gym
7:45 am Coaches' Meeting Wrestling 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
4:45 pm Closing Ceremony Main Gym
5:30 pm End of the Championship Event

 


FOOD

The official host for this year’s tournament is Easley High School. The school has done a wonderful job of arranging a number of food options for the tournament,

  • Bojangles will be setup out front form mid-morning until late afternoon.
  • A local grill truck will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch (to be confirmed)
  • JROTC will have the Canteen in the cafeteria open selling snacks (chips, candy, drinks) all day and possibly pizza

The school has also notified us that it will be okay if teams want to bring in outside food, so if teams want to brown bag it, go for it.

Throughout the day we ask that all food stays in the cafeteria only. There should be no food in the Pits or the main gym. This will make cleanup simple and straightforward.

 


INFORMATION FROM TEAMS

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.

 


INFORMATION FOR TEAMS

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

SC FLL West State Championship Payment Page

If you need an invoice please let us know. We ask that all payments are received by Friday, January 6.

TEAM INFORMATION PACKET:  SC FLL West Championship Team Information Packet

VENUE MAP:  SC FLL West Championship Venue Map

TEAM SCHEDULES:  SC FLL West Championship Team Schedules

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

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PACKET:  West State Volunteer Information Packet

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

 


PARTICIPATING TEAMS AND RESULTS

A special congratulations to the volunteer of the year, Lynn Mann, and to the coaches of the year Nicole Burton-Bennett and Shontisha Ligon from team 27868, The Block Busters.

Also, a special congratulations to the recipient of the Above and Beyond award, Trina “MK” Baldwin, for her guidance and support of the South Carolina FIRST LEGO League program.

The 1st place Champion’s Award winner, The Tornado of Ideas, 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, The Hyperbolics, 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.

Aiken Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
22351 Bionic Monarchs Chukker Creek Elementary
24515 AP CavBots Augusta Preparatory Day Project - Innovation Solution
24792 ProgrAnimals Family/Community Project - Presentation
28061 Lego Leaders MB Kennedy Middle
28062 Creative Crazy Coders MB Kennedy Middle

Cherokee Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
1584 Robocatz Blacksburg Middle
3168 L.E.G.O. Local Educational Gorilla Organization Oakridge Middle
3170 The Alpha Team Oakridge Middle
18228 Ewing Eaglebotics John E Ewing Middle
24278 Meeting Street Academy Meeting Street Academy Judges Award - Rising Star
28407 Legorillas Goucher Elementary

CU-ICAR Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
3479 Sidewinders EnTech 281 3rd Champions, 1st Robot Performance (232)
7297 Block Ness Monsters Family Friends Robot Design - Mechanical Design, 3rd Robot Performance (179)
20160 The Blazing Broncos Palmetto Elementary
25065 Robot Allies Family/Community

Greenville Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
233 Agents of Fury A J Whittenburg Elementary Robot Design - Programming
1671 The EV3ators Sterling School
18128 Robo-Titans Trinity Collegiate School Judges Award - Against All Odds
21088 Sparks Palmetto Elementary
21855 Forest Acres Forest Acres Elementary

Lexington Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
7058 Wateree Robotics Wateree Elementary
17585 Bee Keepers Carolina Springs Middle
18909 LEGO Legends Leaphart Elementary
25734 Gator Gears Meadow Glen Middle School Core Values - Inspiration
25987 Robogators Meadow Glen Middle School

Mauldin Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
1670 Hyperbolics Sterling School 2nd Champions
7836 Piggy Programmers Monarch Elementary Robot Design - Strategy & Innovation
8484 RoboOwls Green Charter School
16929 Robocats Hillcrest Middle
23306 Fisher Bot Inventors Dr Phinnize J Fisher Middle School

Oconee Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
370 The Vipers Fair Oak Elementary
4119 The B-Team St Joseph Catholic School
15237 Green Lightning Richard H Gettys Middle Core Values - Gracious Professionalism
19231 Turbo Turtles R C Edwards Middle
22256 Legendary Leopards Youth Leadership Academy
23881 Thunderbolts Home School
27686 The Block Busters R C Edwards Middle

Tri-County Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
3362 The Tornado of Ideas Due West Robotics 1st Champions, 2nd Robot Performance (209)
11628 Team Shark Bait Starr-Iva Middle Core Values - Teamwork
11629 Bee Mechanical Starr-Iva Middle
15629 Midnight Sparkz Due West Robotics

York Regional Qualifier

Team Name Affiliation Award(s)
5443 Envirolution Home School
8596 Lewisville Lioneers Lewisville Middle
23298 Wookies Home School Project - Research
23364 Techno Cats Saluda Trail Middle