Thanks for listening to the feedback from the coaches!
My team is attending a different tournament, but I want you to know that I
appreciate, and I'm sure all the coaches appreciate, that you are working
with the coaches to find the best solution for everyone.
It's a pleasure to know that the coaches' concerns have been heard and
responded to. Your gracious professionalism is appreciated! :-)
Blue Ridge, VA
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Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 5:01 PM
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Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Correction - Boxes, Tables & Carts at the Competition
Hello VADC FLL Coaches,
After hearing your feedback and checking with Scott Evans regarding the
official FIRST position on boxes, tables, and carts at the competition
table, the previous ruling has been reversed for the Sterling tournament.
Accordingly, the following list clarifies the ruling on various issues
raised via forum emails.
1. Modest sized rolling carts or tables will be permitted at the
competition tables provided they comply with the following:
a. The setup and management of such table can be performed by the team
members within the allocated setup time which is typically 1-2 minutes.
b. The size and intended use of such table or cart does not disturb the
competition process or access by the referees and other officials.
c. Adequate space is available at and around the competition table to
permit safe operation.
2. Teams may utilize a modest sized box or container to hold
attachments and strategic objects if held by one of the two team members at
the table or placed on the floor either directly under or along the
competition table so long as the container is visible to the referees
throughout the event and the placement does not interfere with the
competition process. A chair may be used to hold the container assuming it
does not interfere with the competition.
3. Attachments and strategic objects must be stored and maintained as
a. On the competition table,
b. Held by the two team members at the competition table, or
c. Using one of the storage methods stated above.
If, during practice rounds, your team's management of its box, table or cart
impedes the flow of competition or fails compliance with the above
guidelines, the head referee may disallow its use in subsequent rounds. If
you have any doubts about your solution, bring a suitable backup. (Thanks
for the suggestion Stuart.) Hopefully, these guidelines assist your teams
while providing a safe and efficient tournament.
Have fun at the tournament!
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