Backhoe Competition

Seat belt must be secure before the competitor begins.

If seat belt is not secure there will be a 50-point penalty added, the judge will then stop the competitor and instruct them to secure their seatbelt. Time will continue to run during this process.

The first task is to pick up the basketball placed on the cone. The cone may be touched with any part of the bucket, but if the ball is knocked off it will only be placed back on the cone by the judge one time. A 25-point penalty will be added after the first failed attempt and a 50-point penalty will be added if the second attempt is failed. Time will continue to run during this process.

The second task is to maneuver the bucket starting at the furthest opening of the PVC lined maze while the basketball remains in the bucket. Continue through the obstacle without letting the teeth of the bucket to rise above the PVC piping. A 25-point penalty will be added for each occurrence, or if each occurrence continues over one (1) second each additional second above the PVC pipe will be 25 points additional. Touching the PVC pipe is allowed, but a penalty will be added if one is knocked off the cones. Each piece knocked down will result in a 50-point penalty. The bucket should also not touch the ground at any portion of this obstacle, a 25-point penalty will be added for each occurrence, or if each occurrence continues over one (1) second each additional second on the ground will be 25 points additional. A 25-point penalty will be added if the basketball is dropped from bucket while completing this task.

Task three will be to drop the basketball in the trash can without touching the trash can. A 50-point penalty will be added if the trash can is hit, and a 25-point penalty will be added if the basketball misses the trash can. Failure to reach the trash can obstacle with the basketball in the bucket will result in an additional 25-point penalty even though the operator may have already been penalized for losing the basketball earlier in the course.

Once the basketball is dropped in the trash can there will be a finish line marked on the floor that must be crossed from left to right for the judge to stop the time.

Time will be set at 2:00 to complete the course. Any additional time over 2:00 will result in a one (1)-point per second penalty.

Avoiding any obstacle is an automatic 3:00 time and max pts extra per obstacle

To assist with provided time restraints of the competition schedule, competitors will be stopped at the 2:30 mark and 200-point penalty will be added.

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