A footnote that I just thought of...

The off Field storage is not just limited to the Mission Models that start out in Base. It applies to anything that is Completely Inside Base (e.g. Mission Models that started outside of base and your Robot retrieved, like the Broken Pipe). It also applies to all equipment your team bings with them. You can move the items between the actual Base and off Field storage as often as often as you desire.

On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 08:50 Robot Bill <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
You are allowed to move the Mission Models that start out in Base (11 of them) at ANYTIME during your match, including the 1 minute, minimum, setup time. 

Technically, you need a stand and they need to stay in view of the Referee at all times. Some tournaments will provide a Stand and some will not. Confer with your individual Tounament Director to see what will be available at your event. If you want a specific stand, you can bring your own usually (again consult with your TD).

As a referee, I will usually take custody of Mission Models that start out in base and that the team does not intend to use. Not all referees are prepared to do that, though.

If you store anything off the Field, the team should place them back into Base when the match ends. Most important of all, do not remove the Mission Models from the competition area! We need them for the other matches.


On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 06:52 Sid Hatcher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Our Rookie team will not be using certain items that begin in base. When can they be set aside? During the "about 1 minute" setup before the Match or after the buzzer sounds to start the Match?

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