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Towers B/C

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Postby dholdgreve » September 6th, 2016, 5:21 am

So has anyone seen this years rules yet? Any twists?
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Postby HandsFreeCookieDunk » September 6th, 2016, 8:34 am

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

Postby JZhang1 » September 6th, 2016, 6:07 pm

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

Postby Unome » September 6th, 2016, 6:10 pm

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

Postby bernard » September 6th, 2016, 6:16 pm

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

Postby Unome » September 6th, 2016, 6:18 pm

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

Postby chalker » September 7th, 2016, 5:07 am

...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

Postby Unome » September 7th, 2016, 5:26 am

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

Postby embokim » September 7th, 2016, 3:20 pm

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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