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1) 5 August, 2023:
SOP Updates site established, Official Event Invite, SOP, score sheets posted
SOP Updates site established, Official Event Invite, SOP, score sheets posted The SOP Update site is established and ready for modifications/clarifications/changes to be posted here. Event scoresheets and the SOP are posted. Floor diagrams and many other documents will be added in the coming months. Please check back often to be most prepared for this event.
#2 - 5 August, 2023:
Utilization of non-standard drill gear - gaining permission for same
If you plan to utilize a piece of non-standard gear in competition drill (velcro slings, etc.), check with the meet director in advance to ensure they will allow it (note: much like putting LED lights on a rifle, etc. Just because something is NOT referenced in the rules directly does not mean it is allowed, it simply means it is not addressed as of yet. And you do NOT want that to be addressed just before use on-site! Also, know that every rule is reviewed annually.
#3 - 5 August 2023:
Clarifications on INSPECTION QUESTIONS
Inspection at the upcoming event will have a different tenor than past years. While still designed to be an intense experience, the judges will be briefed, trained and monitored to ensure a different standard is displayed. Inspection questions will ONLY come from FIVE primary areas. These will be military, governmental, historical, current events and first aid. These broad topics will have questions formulated well in advance and will be broken down into easy, medium and hard questions. These questions will NOT be given to the teams in advance. There will be MILLIONS of questions available to the judges for use and therefore they will likely not be many repeated throughout the day. Judges will also be encouraged to ask cadets thought provoking questions involving moral issues, likely ending with,“and WHY” where the cadet will be expected to explain their logic, reasoning or answer in detail to the judge.
" No need to check back as what you see above is the final SOP updates for the event. Emergencies would be handled via email or phone, lesser items would be handled on arrival. Good luck and safe travels to all!
Thank you, good luck and safe travel to all attendees!
Justin Gates, Competition Director
Sports Network International
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