FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1) Can I go in more than one division? 
2) What equipment do I need to bring?
3) What if the scores on my scorecard are different than that of the organizers?
4) Every 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?
5) Does the ball that is hit get scored from where it first hits the ground or where it ends up rolling too?
6) Should I bring my own bat?
7) What if I miss hit and the ball goes flying over the ball completely out of the playing area?
8) In order to score points the sponge target has to be dislodged completely. What does "completely" mean?
9) A 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 that fair?
10) What if there is a tie at the end of the entire competition?
11) Why is this competition being held?

Can I go in more than one division?
Yes, 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.

What equipment do I need to bring?
The 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 own.

What if the scores on my scorecard are different than that of the organizers?
You 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 final.

Every 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?
We 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.


Does the ball that is hit get scored from where it first hits the ground or where it ends up rolling too?
Where it first hit's the ground.

Should I bring my own bat?
Although 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.

What if I miss hit and the ball goes flying over the ball completely out of the playing area?
Athletes 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.

In order to score points the sponge target has to be dislodged completely. What does "completely" mean?
To 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.

A 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 that fair?
Yes, 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.

What if there is a tie at the end of the entire competition?
If 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 so on.

Why is this competition being held?
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