1. Each team will consist of 6 members. All 6 will line up along
the start line to begin the competition.
2. The competition will take place on the floor of a room using
a laser beam located 4-6 cm above the floor.
3. The judges will switch on the laser, and shine the undeflected
beam at the target. This defines the target spot for the team. The
judges will then block the target from the beam.
4. The laser will be run for a time of no more than 30 s to facilitate
placement and alignment of a non-reflective path establishing device
within the mirror zone. The team may not take any reflecting equipment
from the start line while the laser is on. The laser will be switched
off on command from the team.
5. As soon as the laser is switched off, a barrier will be placed
in the block zone to protect the target from the beam.
6. With the laser off, the team will arrange its two plane mirrors
so that the laser beam will be reflected from its starting path,
around the barrier and still strike the original target. One mirror
must be in the mirror zone.
Visual sighting of the target is prohibited. The purpose of the
competition is to measure angles of incidence and reflection accurately.
No member of the team may touch, or come within 0.50 meters of
the sending laser or the target. Tape lines will indicate this restricted
area. (The intent of this rule is to prevent teams from sighting
back from the target and/or running a line from the laser)
7. Teams must be prepared to deflect the beam around barriers up
to 2.0 m off the source-to-target line.
8. After a maximum of 3.0 min, time will be called, and alignment
of the mirrors will stop. The laser will be switched on, and its
new point of impact, relative to the target noted and measured.
9. Teams will take 1 shot each, either to the left
or right as assigned at the event.