Long-Term Problem Procedures
Problem 4 You Make the Call

Before its scheduled competition time, the team or a team member must report to the weigh-in site, where the structure will be measured, weighed and checked for rule infractions.

This will determine the weight category the structure will be in. 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 structure in a team-supplied container or paper bag supplied by the tournament director. Approximately 20 minutes before its scheduled competition time, the team must pick up the structure and take it to the competition site. The coach and other team members will report to the competition site 15 minutes before the team's scheduled time with anything else needed for the long-term problem solution.

At the staging area, the Staging Area Judge will remove the weigh-in checklist. The team informs the judge whether Style will continue after the structure breaks. Division I or II adult assistants must be identified in the staging area and will remain with the team throughout the long-term solution. It must be apparent to the judges that when the adult is assisting in weight placement a team member is supporting at least 50 percent of each weight being handled. It also must be apparent that the team is selecting each weight being used.

The only people allowed inside the testing area during the long-term solution are the team members, judges, and adult assistants, 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, must be placed in a paper bag and returned to the weigh-in site by a designated judge. The structure may be inspected again at the weigh-in site.

~Dan Semenza, IPC