Problem 4: Crazy Columns
t least one hour before its scheduled
competition time, the team or a team
member must bring its structure and three
surfaces to the Weigh-In site to be measured
and checked for rule infractions. If time permits,
the team may correct any infractions. The team will
notify the Weigh-In Judge if it needs to use the surfaces provided
by the tournament director. These will be presented to the team during
the Staging Area process.|
A Weigh-In Judge will place the structure in one bag and the
surfaces in another bag, then staple the bags together so they are
sealed and attach the Weigh-In Checklist. Approximately 25 minutes
before the team's scheduled competition time, a team member
will pick up the sealed bags and take them to the competition site
at least 15 minutes before its competition is scheduled to begin. The
Staging Area Judge will remove the Weigh-In Checklist.
The team's structure and surfaces do not have to fit within the
area with the team's items. 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, that adult 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 helping
to support the weight and not just touching it.
The Staging Area Judge will direct the team to place its
surfaces on the tester, covering the colored rectangles. When
the 8-minute competition time begins, the team may place its
structure onto the surfaces.
The only individuals 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 and/or surfaces again and may place these into a
paper bag and return them 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 breaks or not.
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