EDIT: Mistake on my end. There is NEGATIVE clearance, .17" to be exact. Issue is still valid and is WORSE now.
We have the new field assembled. The balls are a tight fit exiting between the base and #2 ring. Appendix A shows a 3/100" clearance. I know that yes, it’s +/- .1".
I also show the cardboard spacer for the bottom (critical) space to be 1-2 hundredths short according to a caliper reading.
Is it the overall intention for the balls the ‘scrub’ and be tight exiting the bottom of the ring assembly?
Inconsistent ring spacing (and thereby friction) is going to GREATLY complicate competing on new fields other than your own.