We got lucky though. We found out before it was too late. By running competition simulations of the table run--actually leaving the room, setting up within a time constraint, remembering to double check everything before we arrive at the competition table we rediscovered all the important little details that can make the difference between a lousy score and one worthy of a high five.
Hmmmm, kinda like life in the grown up world.
I'm proud of these kids. They're going to do great things. Experiences like this will take them far in life.