Michigan State Tournament Score Summary
60 teams, all participated.
39 in tier 1, 18 tier 2, 3 participation points only.
- tier 2 predominantly due to oversize, often by only a few millimeters to no real advantage. The second highest score of the day was tiered.
Second leading cause was something not labeled. There were some tier 1 teams that lost gaps due to no labels.
- Participation was due to no safety glasses.
Top 6 teams had gaps
- Slauson Middle School had the top score (congrats): 568 points.
- Range of gaps was from 63 cm for #1, 48-36 cm for #2-#6. Five teams had three gaps, one team had one really long one.
- Only one of top 6 teams had a height less than 59 cm
- Five teams were within a few seconds of the time target of 52 seconds.
Low/no gap accurate time teams were 7th, 9th and 10th
- 6-9 cm in height
- 1-5 seconds from the time target.
- Make sure your device isn't too large!! WAY to many devices that fit, did so JUST barely to no real advantage. Especially when you get points for lower and tie breaker is overall length and width!
- LABEL everything as it says in the rules! Go back and read carefully what is required of the labels!!! Review the check sheet on the National site to see what the event supervisors are looking for.