That seems odd that they don't have the light included in the table building instructions anymore. We have a light over our table, but we practice at my house, at different times of day, so I don't feel like the overhead ceiling light would be enough to provide consistent light. The table light makes it so that the lighting is consistent all the time, whether it's day or night. I also feel like even if a tournament didn't have lights over the table, it's still going to be daytime and probably in a room like a gym or auditorium with bright fluorescent lights. If you practice in a school classroom with bright lights in the daytime, it may not be as much of an issue. Our light was simple to build. My husband built our table and built the part over the top that holds a long fluorescent light, and that was what the instructions said to do at that time. That was almost five years ago though, so maybe they don't think it's as important anymore? Sonya Shaver Nanobots Coach -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.