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Towers B/C

Post by bernard » June 16th, 2016, 10:00 pm

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Re: Towers B/C

Post by dholdgreve » September 6th, 2016, 5:21 am

So has anyone seen this years rules yet? Any twists?
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Re: Towers B/C

Post by HandsFreeCookieDunk » September 6th, 2016, 8:34 am

dholdgreve wrote:So has anyone seen this years rules yet? Any twists?
From what I've heard, they removed the restriction that limited the width of the tower above a certain height, so most designs no longer need to be built in two pieces. I also heard about a 2kg bonus for a tower that spans a 29cm diameter circle.

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Re: Towers B/C

Post by JZhang1 » September 6th, 2016, 6:07 pm

dholdgreve wrote:So has anyone seen this years rules yet? Any twists?
you have to estimate your load score for tie-breaking
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Re: Towers B/C

Post by Unome » September 6th, 2016, 6:10 pm

JZhang1 wrote:
dholdgreve wrote:So has anyone seen this years rules yet? Any twists?
you have to estimate your load score for tie-breaking
...I'm not entirely sure whether to take this seriously. My first thought was "lol that woudl be hilarious" but now I'm not so sure.
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Re: Towers B/C

Post by bernard » September 6th, 2016, 6:16 pm

Unome wrote:
JZhang1 wrote:
dholdgreve wrote:So has anyone seen this years rules yet? Any twists?
you have to estimate your load score for tie-breaking
...I'm not entirely sure whether to take this seriously. My first thought was "lol that woudl be hilarious" but now I'm not so sure.
Yes, this is correct, outlined in rule 5.a.iii. The Load Scored estimate is used as a tiebreaker, see 6.e.
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Re: Towers B/C

Post by Unome » September 6th, 2016, 6:18 pm

bernard wrote:
Unome wrote:
JZhang1 wrote: you have to estimate your load score for tie-breaking
...I'm not entirely sure whether to take this seriously. My first thought was "lol that woudl be hilarious" but now I'm not so sure.
Yes, this is correct, outlined in rule 5.a.iii. The Load Scored estimate is used as a tiebreaker, see 6.e.
An interesting way to add an extra tiebreaker just in case (though I figure ties aren't that common in these events).
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Re: Towers B/C

Post by chalker » September 7th, 2016, 5:07 am

Unome wrote:
bernard wrote:
Unome wrote: ...I'm not entirely sure whether to take this seriously. My first thought was "lol that woudl be hilarious" but now I'm not so sure.
Yes, this is correct, outlined in rule 5.a.iii. The Load Scored estimate is used as a tiebreaker, see 6.e.
An interesting way to add an extra tiebreaker just in case (though I figure ties aren't that common in these events).
Actually they do happen. One of the very rare times we had a tie at Nationals for a medal we couldn't break was with Towers many years back.

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Re: Towers B/C

Post by Unome » September 7th, 2016, 5:26 am

chalker wrote:
Unome wrote:
bernard wrote: Yes, this is correct, outlined in rule 5.a.iii. The Load Scored estimate is used as a tiebreaker, see 6.e.
An interesting way to add an extra tiebreaker just in case (though I figure ties aren't that common in these events).
Actually they do happen. One of the very rare times we had a tie at Nationals for a medal we couldn't break was with Towers many years back.
Oh yeah, now I remember; 6th? place Towers, 2012. Someone mentioned it in conjunction with it being your first time running scoring at Nationals.

Is that what inspired the change?
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Re: Towers B/C

Post by embokim » September 7th, 2016, 3:20 pm

HandsFreeCookieDunk wrote:
dholdgreve wrote:So has anyone seen this years rules yet? Any twists?
From what I've heard, they removed the restriction that limited the width of the tower above a certain height, so most designs no longer need to be built in two pieces. I also heard about a 2kg bonus for a tower that spans a 29cm diameter circle.
So are we expecting more straight towers that try to just go for the raw score that may be easier or a repeat from past years the basic two part tower, or just a straight gradual pyramid design because triangular pyramids are some of the inherently strongest structures.
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