GLOBAL FINALS PUBLISHED CLARIFICATIONS
CHALLENGE D: CHANGE IN REALITEE
D.3.c. should read:
At the end of five minutes, time will be called and the team will stop working. At this time, the team will be given Improv Element 4, the Slogan. The Timekeeper/Announcer will read the three nouns that the team must incorporate into their Slogan. After the Timekeeper/Announcer reads the three nouns, the Timekeeper/Announcer will give the team an index card that has the three (3) slips of paper with the selected nouns attached to the index card. The team will have exactly one (1) minute to create their Slogan and determine how they will incorporate it into their Presentation. Teams do not have to use the entire one-minute Preparation Time. If a team signals the Timekeeper/Announcer will ask the team to confirm they are ready. At the end of the one minute, the team must tell the Timekeeper/Announcer what their Slogan is so that the Appraisers know what to listen for. The team does not have to use the entire one-minute Preparation Time. After the team tells the Timekeeper/Announcer their Slogan, the team will return the index card to the Timekeeper/Announcer.
CHALLENGE E: TWIST-O-RAMA
Section D.6 of the Challenge should read:
Adult Assistant: Elementary Level teams may elect to use an Adult Assistant at any time during weight placement to help place or remove weights of 25lbs (11.34kg) or more. Middle Level teams may elect to use an Adult Assistant to help place weights during weight placement to help place or remove weights of 25lbs (11.34kg) or more over the second extension pipe only. Team members must direct the placement or removal and support the weight to the best of their ability if they use an Adult Assistant. The Adult Assistant:
a. May assist in the placement or removal of weights weighing 25lbs (11.34kg) or more. For the purpose of this Challenge, assist means that an adult may help a child lift, move, and set a weight that he/she might not otherwise be able to handle alone.
b. Must wait in an area the Appraisers designate until a team member directs them to move towards the weights. The team member will direct the Adult Assistant to the specific weight for which they want assistance.
c. Must return to the designated waiting area at any time that a team member is not actively directing him or her to assist with placement or removal of a weight. This means that the Adult Assistant must return to the designated waiting area during the team’s application of Ram Impacts.
d. Must only respond to directions from team members or Appraisers.
e. Must not direct Weight Placement and/or removal or Ram placement and/or removal in any way. If, in the opinion of the Appraisers, the Adult Assistant is directing ANY aspect of weight selection, placement, or removal, the Appraisers will halt Weight Placement or removal, warn the Adult Assistant of the inappropriate action and remind him/her of the team’s responsibility. The Appraiser will instruct the team to remove any weight(s) that they placed with excess adult assistance or direction. Weight Placement or removal will then resume. Presentation time will not stop.
f. If the Adult Assistant engages in any further inappropriate activity, the Appraisers will direct him/her to withdraw from the Presentation Site. Team members must then place or remove any additional weights without the aid of an Adult Assistant and will be limited to weights of less than 25lbs (11.34kg).
g. Weights placed, or Ram impacts performed, with inappropriate adult assistance or direction will not count towards the calculation of the Official Weight Held.
h. The Middle Level Adult Assistant may not help with any weights until the level of the weight stack reaches the marked area of the first extension pipe and the second extension pipe is required and inserted. Middle Level teams may not insert the second extension pipe before it is required. The Weight Placement Appraiser will indicate when the second extension pipe is required.
A.3: Structure Specifications:
Bamboo: Should read:Any of the various woody perennial evergreens of the true grass family. Bamboo may not have or contain any paint, stain, varnish, lacquer, coating, or other material that is not listed in the approved materials list, including glue the team did not apply. All Bamboo used must be 100% natural bamboo.
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Challenge E: Twist-O-Rama / Posted 9.10.12
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