Well, the first day of 4-way is underway. I think we're about to start round 5. Weather is great. If this pace keeps up they might have time to get 8 rounds in today, but scuttlebutt has it stopping at 7. (That's with around 58 teams!)
Open draw isn't very fast; no burner rounds. No serious injuries I've seen. SDC has so far done a great job accommodating all the competitors.
Looks like alot of fun you're having there, Bill! I'm glued to the internet here, watching the 'action' as best I can. Wish Jan could post some more pics. Seems that Tim was called to judging duties.
Speaking of Jan. I was reading on her Omnibits Page something rather interesting...
The cameraflyer for "Team Twisted" got a 20% penalty? Now I know this technique isn't the best way of going about garnering points for your team, but what's up with this "20% Penalty Rule". I've never heard of it before.
edit: Just re-read the 2007 Competition Manual and did -not- find this 20% Rule Jan referred to in her script. Not even for 10-way (which I thought she -might- be referring to, in error).
Interesting. Jan's Omnibit's Page gives this explanation of the 20% Rule:
"4:30 A lot of people are asking what the 20% rule is. Basically, it says if the video does not show the exit, so the judges know when to start the clock, your score is reduced by 20% of the points that are shown in the video. They sort of guess when to start the clock. It's in the IPC rules. It took the judges awhile to find the rule for the competitors that asked about. They knew the rule cold. "
Interesting. So, an IPC rule can be adopted at a USPA event, even though it's not in our Competition Manual...
I understand a judge's frustration over not being able to know when to start the clock, however shouldn't this be adopted, in written form, in the USPA manual to be able to invoke it here? Remember when the "One Round Rule" was written into the IPC Comp. Manual, and USPA had to write it in theirs to use it?
(This post was edited by ltdiver on Sep 8, 2007, 5:31 PM)