Problem 4: Balancing Act
least one hour before its scheduled
competition time, the team or a team
member must bring its structure and team-built
container to the Weigh-In site to be measured,
weighed and checked for rule infractions. If time
permits, the team may correct any infractions. A Weigh-In Judge
will seal, mark, and store the structure and container in a box or
plastic bag supplied by the Tournament Director, and attach the
completed Weigh-In checklist to the outside. Approximately 25
minutes before the team's scheduled competition time, a team
member will pick up the sealed structure and container and take it
to the competition site. The Staging Area Judge will remove the
Weigh-In checklist and instruct the team to place its container in a
designated place within the Staging Area. The Staging Area Judge
will ask the team if Style will continue after its structure breaks.|
For Divisions I and II, if an adult will assist in weight placement,
he or she must be identified in the Staging Area and will
remain with the team throughout the presentation. It must be apparent
that when the adult is assisting in weight placement, a team
member is involved in supporting the weight, not just touching it.
The only people allowed inside the testing area during the
presentation are the team members, judges and the adult assistant,
if used. Style may take place at any time during the 8 minutes.
After the competition, a judge may request to inspect the
structure again and may place all wood from the structure into
a paper bag and return it to the Weigh-In site.
The Timekeeper will call “time” at the end of 8 minutes
and the team must stop. If the team finishes before 8 minutes,
it must signal the judges. If a team member calls “time,” the
performance is over whether the structure is crushed or not.
-- Dan Semenza|
International Problem Captain