Don't forget that air trajectory medals at states were given to the wrong teams last year and it turned out the entire score sheet was wrong.FLORIDA:
At regionals, ES for Scrambler div C decided to choose 12.5m for the distance (rules specify 9-12m)
Not a poorly run event story, but at states for scrambler, a team who did not build a scrambler launcher brought a shovel and a toy car and proceeded to whack the car with the shovel. Not only did they break both the egg and their car on the first smack, I believe they managed to hit another teams device with their egg (that team had already competed thankfully)
Air trajectory at states: The ES decided that "Racquetball, Tennis ball, Ping Pong ball, and/or practice plastic golf ball" meant that it was optional for the golf ball to be plastic. Two teams brought foam balls and were allowed to compete without losing any points. Arbitrations were submitted so I don't quite know for sure what ended up happening.
Exp. Design last year was basically converted to Optics. And what was really tough is that the event was a test, the experiment instructions forced you to use certain materials and then asked what physics laws you should use here. My partner and I had to make up physics laws since we were not prepared at all.