Answered: Field setup and skills challenges

Can event organisers place the large balls with the weight off-centre in order to give teams an advantage in skills challenges? The advantage that can be gained this way is very significant. I realise this question opens a can of worms regarding using field tolerances to help home teams, but I’m asking more in the hope that you will rule it illegal. If it’s allowed, though, we will be making use of it.

And it may be a can of worms that needed to be opened.

Thanks again for all your help, Karthik.

No, the weight should be placed as close to the bottom of the Large Ball as possible when on the Barrier. This ensures that the Large Ball won’t accidentally fall off the Barrier prior to the Match starting.

You’re welcome!