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-
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
~ Dan Semenza
International Problem Captain