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What about Maggie Walker?  I am trying to understand just where the pieces
can be for that meet.  There has been so many emails about this my head is
spinning!

 

This is what I need to know:

 

Can the team mates not at the table hold robot attachments in their hands

Can the team have a box at the table on the floor to hold the mat strategic
object - if the answer is that one of the team members at the board has to
hold the box then how do you expect that second team member to help with the
robot which I am sure is what a lot of teams have programmed for?

 

Please square this one away for all the tournaments - not just Sterling!
Maggie Walker is this weekend and my kids have been practicing that this
year would run like last year and like it was run at Midlothian!

 

Please awaiting a reply and final ruling.

 

Juliann

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From: First Lego League Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of George E. Gonzalez
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 05:01
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Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Correction - Boxes, Tables & Carts at the Competition
Table

 

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
follows:

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!

 

Best regards,

George Gonzalez

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