Hi Eric,I did not measure, but there is a tiny amount of space around the sides of our mat too. It was the same way last year. We just positioned ours as far to the left and down as we could, so that it lined up with the left and bottom sides. I can't remember if we were told specifically to do this or not. There will be an ongoing Q & A blog that coaches can post questions to, and get official answers from FLL, once the season starts. So that might be a good place to ask. Sonya Shaver Nanobots in Harrisonburg On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 5:44 AM, Eric Palmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Team 956 is using a table that another team has used for years and that > team > was very successful during those years. The table is regulation sized. > > This years challenge mat is small by about 3/4 of an inch in the long > direction and maybe 3/8 in the short direction. Are other teams seeing the > mat not fully fit the table? > > Thanks > > > > Eric Palmer > [log in to unmask] > > FLL 2009 Team 956 Coach > FLL 2009 Team 882 Mentor > THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS > > == Team 956 Sponsors === > Signature Consulting > Signature Consultants is an IT staffing firm that provides IT professionals > to clients on a contract, contract to hire and direct hire basis. > http://www.sigconsult.com > > ----- > NDSE > Network Data Security Experts > One Company. Many Solutions. > http://www.ndse.net > > ----- > Virginia Asset Management > The Power of Independence > http://www.vamllc.com > > ----- > AERC Recycling > Secure Data Destruction & Surplus > http://www.aercrecycling.com/ > > == Team 882 Sponsor === > CapTech Ventures > Managing, Designing, & Implementing IT Systems > http://www.captechventures.com/ > =============================== > > ______________________________________________________________ > 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". > ______________________________________________________________ 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".