So I was talking to my friend who does this event about what appears to be an ambiguity in the rules. I did submit an FAQ however they have not answered it. The rules state "each participant may bring one front and back 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper" (or something along those lines). I took that to mean that, because each team may have up to two students competing, each team may have two front and back sheets. However, he said it would only be one. He also said at competitions he saw other teams only had one sheet. What do you guys think- is one or two sheets allowed for competition?
Personally, I think that they will allow 2 sheets.
I did not do this event at regionals, but my partner who did said that they had to argue with the ES until they eventually were allowed 2 sheets.
At states we will be bringing two versions of our cheat sheet: a 2-page version, for if they allow 2 pages; and a 1-page, abbreviated version with just the most important info for if they only allow one sheet.
It's unfortunate that this was unclear. I don't see why they used the word "participant." If they meant "team" they should've just said that.
If by "participant" they meant each individual person then that seems like a strange rule. If a person competes solo, without a partner, then why give them even more of a disadvantage? Why not just say 2 per team, to make it equal for the (very few) solo competitors and to be more clear?