Sonya, By my reading of the Stray Objects rule, the ref could be asked to relocate the ball to an equivalently non-scoring location on the table. However, if the kids plan to later obtain points with that ball, then of course the ref can't be asked to help in that endeavor by moving the ball to a more advantageous location for the robot to retrieve it, by replacing it on its original rubber ring, or by moving it to Base or handing it to the kids. My interpretation the rule is that it pertains to objects littering the playing surface that are no longer of interest to the team Mike >I have a couple of questions about the stray objects rule. If an >object becomes a "stray object", as in, for example, the robot >happens to knock one of the gray or yellow balls off it's rubber >holder, do you think the kids will need to specifically ask the >judges to remove the ball? > >Would the judge hand it back to the kids? So, could the kids then >place that ball back into base, and then still go out with the robot >again and be sent to its proper place to score? > >Thanks! >Sonya in Harrisonburg > > >______________________________________________________________ >______________________________________________________________ To >UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION, please visit >https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or >leave the list". If you want to join the VADCFLL-ADMIN-L mailing >list - to which FLL administrative announcements will be distributed >- visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html and >select "Join or leave the list". ______________________________________________________________ To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". If you want to join the VADCFLL-ADMIN-L mailing list - to which FLL administrative announcements will be distributed - visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-admin-l.html and select "Join or leave the list".