2019 South's BEST Participating Teams


How do teams advance to South's BEST Championship?

The number of teams from each hub that advance to South’s BEST is based on the percentage of the total number of teams at that hub. Larger hubs (e.g. 32 teams) are allowed to advance more teams than smaller hubs (e.g. 15 teams). A total of 54 teams from 17 hubs advanced to South’s BEST this year. Each hub was allowed to send between 2 and 7 teams to the Championship.

Top finishers (both in Robotics and in the BEST Award) from the local hub competitions advance to the Championship. Teams advance based on the following order of how they placed at their local competition:

  1. BEST Award - First Place
  2. Robotics - First Place
  3. BEST Award - Second Place
  4. Robotics - Second Place
  5. BEST Award - Third Place
  6. etc...


Jubilee BEST

Mobile, AL

October 5, 2019


#851 - W.P. Davidson High School
#856 - Burns Middle School
#864 - East Central High School
#867 - Faith Academy
#873 - Mobile Area Coalition of Homeschoolers (MACH)
#878 - Saraland Middle School
#879 - Saraland High School
#881 - Semmes Middle School



Northwest Alabama BEST

Northwest-Shoals Community College

Florence, AL

October 5, 2019


#1552 - Brooks High School
#1552 - Brooks High School
#1558 - Creekside Technology Academy
#1566 - Phillips High School





Tennessee Valley BEST

Calhoun Community College

Huntsville, AL

October 12, 2019


#802 - Madison City Schools
#803 - Decatur-Austin Robotics Coalition (DARC)







Montgomery BEST

Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

October 19, 2019


#607 - Eastwood/Cornerstone Schools
#609 - Holtville Middle and High School
#625 - Wetumpka High School






Wiregrass BEST

Dothan, AL

October 19, 2019


#1351 - Ridgecrest Christian School
#1354 - Early County High School







Troy BEST

Troy University

Troy, AL

October 19, 2019


#2254 - Pike County Schools Center for Advanced and Accelerated Learning
#2269 - Zion Chapel High School






River BEST

Thomasville, AL

October 24, 2019


#2101 - J. U. Blacksher School
#2111 - Washington County High School







Northeast Alabama BEST

Northeast Alabama Community College

Rainsville, AL

October 24, 2019


#1653 - Fort Payne High School
#1657 - Pisgah High School







North Alabama BEST

Wallace State Community College

Hanceville, AL

October 25, 2019


#1223 - Marshall County Robotics (McROC)
#1250 - Athens Bible School






Bevill BEST

Bevill State Community College

Fayette, AL

October 26, 2019


#2028 - Cordova Schools
#2036 - Mountain Brook School







Emerald Coast BEST

University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL

October 26, 2019


#1106 - Tate High School
#1112 - Woodlawn Beach Middle School
#1124 - Pensacola Catholic High School
#1126 - West Florida High School
#1129 - Northwest Florida Robot Spot



Georgia BEST

Fernbank LINKS

Clarkston, GA

October 26, 2019


#701 - Fernbank Science Center
#704 - Piedmont Academy
#708 - South Forsyth High School
#716 - Kennesaw Mountain High School






Mississippi BEST

Mississippi State University

Starkville, MS

October 26, 2019


#955 - Starkville Christian Home Educators
#963 - McNairy Central High School
#966 - Starkville High School
#978 - Christian Home Educators






Shelton State BEST

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, AL

October 26, 2019


#1803 - Billingsley High School
#1805 - Davis-Emerson Middle School
#1808 - Evangel Christian School
#1818 - Northridge High School
#1819 - Riverwood Classical School




East Alabama BEST

East AlabamaWORKS!

Gadsden, AL

November 2, 2019


#1501 - Episcopal Day School
#1502 - Pleasant Valley High School
#1503 - Oak Mountain High School







Music City BEST

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN

November 2, 2019


#1022 - Dickson Area Robotics Team
#1042 - Stewarts Creek Middle SChool
#1047 - Hamilton Southeastern High School





Teams Participating in the Regional Invitational Tournament (RIT)

#617 - Macon County Career Tech Center - Montgomery BEST

#709 - West Hall High School - Georgia BEST

#805 - Lindsay Lane Christian Academy - Tennessee Valley BEST

#856 - Burns Middle School - Jubilee BEST

#965 - EAGLE Homeschool - Mississippi BEST

#1048 - Hendersonville High School - Music City BEST

#1119 - King Middle School - Emerald Coast BEST

#1213 - Good Hope High School - North Alabama BEST

#1357 - Cottonwood High School - Wiregrass BEST

#1505 - Eden Career Technical Center - East Aalabama BEST

#1564 - Moulton Middle/Lawrence County High School - Northwest Alabama BEST

#1653 - Crossville High School - Northeast Alabama BEST

#1813 - IIIH Homeschool Cooperative - Shelton State BEST

#2040 - Hillcrest High School - Bevill BEST

#2112 - Washington County High School - River BEST

#2251 - Abbeville High School - Troy University BEST