Long-Term Problem Procedures
Problem 4: It's a Trap!!!

Before its scheduled competition time, the team or a team member must report to the weigh-in site, where the box will be measured and all the pieces that are to be assembled to form the structure will be weighed and checked for rule infractions. If time permits, the team may make corrections of any infractions. After filling out the weigh-in checklist, a Weigh-in Judge will seal, mark and store the box containing the structure in a paper bag supplied by the Tournament Director. It will be retained at the weigh-in area. Approximately 20 minutes before their scheduled competition time, a team member will pick up the sealed paper bag and take it to the competition site.

    At the Staging Area, the Staging Area Judge will remove the weigh-in checklist. The team will inform him/her whether Style will continue after the structure breaks. If an adult assistant is used in Division I or II, he or she must be identified in the Staging Area and will remain with the team throughout the longterm solution. If adult assistance is used, the team must select the weights to be placed and must obviously support part of that weight as it is lifted and placed.

    The only people allowed inside the testing area during the long-term solution are the team members, judges and adult assistant, if used. Style may take place at any time during the 8- minute competition.

    When the long-term solution is completed, all wood from the crushed structure, or the whole structure if it does not break, will be placed in a paper bag and returned to the weigh-in site by a designated judge. After the competition, a judge may request to inspect the structure again at the weigh-in site.

~ Dan Semenza
International Problem Captain