Crtomir wrote:Our team placed 3rd in Mystery Architecure at the Ohio State Tournament. They had to build a cantilever that hung off of a wall and held a 12 oz. soda can. See picture:
Unfortunately, the scoring was all messed up. The students were supposed to take their bag that that their team number on it and go to that station to build their cantilever. The event supervisors did not tell them that, so teams took their bags and numbers at random. Then, when they did the scoring, they recorded each team's score as if they were from the team number that was their bag/station number. Here, we were team #9, but our score got recorded for team #4 because we were at station #4. There was no way to back out what each team placed (not everyone will remember their station number). They could have turned this event into a trial event, but it would not have affected the team rankings.
I don't know what materials they had to work with. They said they were given a whole roll of tape to work with. Usually, they limit the amount of tape. It also looks like they had bamboo skewers to work with. Not sure how many.
Hope this helps those going to Nationals. Good luck.
So, Solon and Tower Heights likely placed higher than 16th and 19th. I'd say it'd be a good idea to just take away the scores for the event, as it probably should have been to begin with. Team scores aren't affected too much, except Kenston falls to 10th, and Shore, McCord, and Ridge each move up one place.
- Full adjusted results