Re: A couple of problems I observed at the MAR
Posted by Dave.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]
Student on team #308, Robo Stars, from Walled Lake Schools and TRW.
Posted on 3/20/2000 11:24 AM MST
In Reply to: A couple of problems I observed at the MAR posted by Andy Grady on 3/20/2000 8:14 AM MST:
The bar holding the balls in at the end of the field was removed after the pratice day at Great Lakes because too many teams were getting caught on it and it broke off several times. The next day, it was gone for both Great Lakes and the other regional that weekend(Sorry, I don't remember what it was right now :-)
: Hello all, The mid atlantic regional was a really good competition. However I observed a couple of problems while there. First of all, what happened to the little ridge in front of where the balls are by the wall? I just find it kinda odd that First would just get rid of that without telling anyone. Second of all, do referee's have the ability to take back a flag or penalty thrown? The reason i ask this is because in the semi-finals team 303 was flagged for the 10 second pushing rule against Delphi, however the reason they went beyond 10 seconds is because they were caught on Delphi's bumper. Now even though the refs saw them caught up on Delphi, they still gave them the penalty. Even though it was just a warning, it could still change the course of a match in a tie. I would think that it would be totally unfair to a team to get penalized just because the design of Delphi's bumper makes it easy for a machine to ride up on it and get stuck. Maybe i missed something, but these things just didn't seem right to me.
: Good Luck all,
: Andy Grady, DWC/Alvirne