FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I go in more than one division?
go in as many divisions as you please. Athletes going in more
than one division will be asked prior to their competing in
any event which division they want the skill they are about
to perform to count towards. For instance "John"
registers for the Pro Division and Team Division. When he
performs one event the score he gets does not count toward
his over-all score for each division. He paid two separate
fees to be in two separate Divisions so he gets to perform
some of the events twice. This is why he is asked PRIOR to
performing an event which Division he wants the points to
count toward, so that points can't be stacked in favor of
a particular division. Furthermore, after performing one event
John would have to wait at least 15 minutes before performing
the same event again. This discourages athletes from using
one division (eg..the Recreational Division) as a warm-up
for another division thereby creating an unfair advantage.
equipment do I need to bring?
Equipment Committee will provide equipment for all events
except inline skates for the Hockey Shoot Out. The Committee
cannot guarantee that any of the equipment will meet everyone's
specifications. Competitors are encouraged to bring their
if the scores on my scorecard are different than that of the
will be given an unnoficial scorecard to keep for yourself
as you go around performing the different events. Should there
be any discrepancy between your scorecard and the Event Organizers
official scorecard the Organizers card will be official and
3-point competition I have seen on TV has five racks with
5 balls in each rack. Competitors have to try and shoot all
the balls within a short period of time. Why is there only
one ball being used for this event?
wanted to simulate a real basketball situation more than what
is presently done during the NBA 3-point competition. By only
having one ball, athletes have to dribble, run and shoot.
This replicates a real situation experienced in a real game
of basketball more so then just standing there picking up
balls from a rack and shooting them without having to run
between the shots or takes the shots without any dribbling.
Our 3 point event is much harder then the NBA'S.
the ball that is hit get scored from where it first hits the
ground or where it ends up rolling too?
it first hit's the ground.
I bring my own bat?
some bats will be provided it is recommended that you bring
your own. High-end bats have a short life span before the
inner walls of the barrel cave in and render the bat useless.
A lot of high-end bats have only about 700 hits in them before
they become scrap metal. Competitors that don't show up with
their own bat might have a difficult time getting one loaned
to them. The Equipment Selection Committee will provide decent
enough bats however.
if I miss hit and the ball goes flying over the ball completely
out of the playing area?
have two balls, one in play, the other on the ground or in
their pocket. If the first ball in play goes so far out of
bounds as to render the retrieval of it not worth it, then
the athlete has one more ball to put into play. If that second
ball gets miss hit completely out of play the competitor would
then have to retrieve it on their own to continue hitting.
The first ball that went out of play is considered dead, if
not retrieved immediately and cannot under any circumstances
be put back into play. Once a player opts to put his/her second
ball into play, that will be the ONLY BALL available for the
duration of the event.
order to score points the sponge target has to be dislodged
completely. What does "completely" mean?
score points in the Hockey Shoot Out the sponge target has
to be in no way attached to the plastic encasing. The sponge
target has to be either on the ground or stuck in the goal
mesh. It is quite possible to hit the sponge target perfectly
yet have it remain attached to the target. This happens sometimes
when a ball hits the sponge at the 3 o'clock or 9 o'clock
position. The target rotates on its axis and remains in encased
in the plastic.
person can kick a 40 yard field goal then miss at 45. If he
misses all 3 attempts at 45 he scores 0 for the event instead
of the points associated with a successful kick at 40. Is
it is quite fair, considering that everyone is subject to
that particular ruling. Again, athletes are encouraged to
carefully weigh their chances for success with each new distance.
When in doubt, bank the points you have earned and save the
gambling for Vegas.
if there is a tie at the end of the entire competition?
there is a tie score, the athlete scoring the higher number
of points in the most events shall be awarded the high place.
If a tie still remains, then the competitor who has earned
the highest number of points in any single event will be given
the higher place. If the tie still exists the win goes to
second highest number of points for any single event, and
is this competition being held?
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