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Frank Levine <[log in to unmask]>
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Frank Levine <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:04:47 -0500
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It's funny how these things work out.  Today was "practice robot runs" day,
and I no longer have the above "problem" (which wasn't really a problem).
After letting the kids practice for about an hour and a half, I asked the
entire team for a show of hands on who WANTED to run the robot at the
tournament.  2 hands went up and the other 3 pointed to the two that were
raised.  Apparently they all *thought* they wanted to run the robot, but
after spending some time actually running it with time constraints, they
decided to elect the two that seem to have the most consistent success.
I'm fine with that, since it was a team decision.  I was gearing up to help
orchestrate the complicated 5 person 2.5 minute set of exchanges.

-Frank


On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 6:39 PM, VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Yes, what Frank describes is perfectly fine.  Team members may store their
> equipment by holding it while waiting to tag in.
>
> They generally should not hold any mission models while waiting, as that's
> not typically in view of the referee.
>
> Steve Scherr
> VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor
>
> On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Frank Levine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>   We have 5 team members and 5 'missions' from base, so the kids each
>> want to run one of the missions.  My question is, can each of the kids be
>> holding their specific attachment or jig that they will need for their
>> mission, or does everything need to be in the box?  Rule 35.6 says
>> "Team-supplied objects held by members away from the table must be
>> inspected before the match starts" - I assume that applies here?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Frank
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