Towers

Towers

admin Thu, 2009-09-10 15:38

Does the tower need to hold the bucket to earn the bonus?

Does the tower need to hold the bucket to earn the bonus?

ceann Thu, 2018-02-08 12:31
Yes, the tower must hold the bucket to earn the bonus. Teams will not receive the Load Score Bonus (6.c.) if their Tower breaks prior to loading sand which is defined as sand being added to the bucket either by pulling the lever of the hopper or the participants attempting to pour sand into the bucket. These teams will have the mass of the Loading Block Assembly used as their Load Score (6.b.) for the purposes of determining the final event score (6.a.).

If a tower fails when the loading block assembly is placed (and the tower meets all dimensional and other requirements), does the tower receive the minimum mass (the Loading Block Assembly) and/or are they subject to tier 2-4?

If a tower fails when the loading block assembly is placed (and the tower meets all dimensional and other requirements), does the tower receive the minimum mass (the Loading Block Assembly) and/or are they subject to tier 2-4?

ceann Thu, 2018-02-08 12:38
The minimum load scored is that of the Loading Block Assembly (6.b, 5.b). So if a tower cannot support the Loading Block Assembly it must be scored in Tier 4; unable to be loaded. If the tower supports only the Loading Block Assembly, then the tower is scored in the appropriate tier (1, 2, 3) and the weight of the Loading Block Assembly is scored.