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EPs have to be present for all judging?


Cyndy Hagin (Event Partner)
10 months ago

In reviewing the EP guidelines for tournaments, it states: "EP has an approved Background Check on file. The EP is required to be present at all times students are present. ■ EP + Judges + Team + Team Adult for Judging Interviews ■ EP + Head Referee + Team + Team Adult for Robot Skills Runs".

As an EP, who is already needing to extend a one-day tournament to a two-day tournament just to serve 24 teams, with inspections happening on an additional evening, this seems a lot to ask. What options do I have as an EP to NOT have to be present for all judging interviews, since I would not be present for them during an in-person tournament?

Answered by Competition Judging Committee

In reviewing the EP guidelines for tournaments, it states: "EP has an approved Background Check on file. The EP is required to be present at all times students are present. ■ EP + Judges + Team + Team Adult for Judging Interviews ■ EP + Head Referee + Team + Team Adult for Robot Skills Runs".

As an EP, who is already needing to extend a one-day tournament to a two-day tournament just to serve 24 teams, with inspections happening on an additional evening, this seems a lot to ask. What options do I have as an EP to NOT have to be present for all judging interviews, since I would not be present for them during an in-person tournament?

As related to Remote Judging, the Judge Guide Addendum states: "Two adults (18+ years old) who are not team members must be present for the duration of the session. One adult must be the Event Partner or an event administrator."

So an Event Partner can add one or more Event Administrators to be present during the remote judging interview.

All Event Administrators for events in the U.S. must have a completed background check. Contact your Regional Support Manager for assistance adding Event Administrators or for assistance initiating the background check.