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Old 07-06-2015, 06:37 PM   #3
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Cool Re: Practical Features of the 2015 Big Bang! Open Tournament

Both scales will be re-certified this year. I spent two hours yesterday on Sunday reviewing the TV footage shot last year to see exactly what happened so we can avoid a repeat. It is cool to have captured the entire event on camera with good quality sound recording.

Essentially, what the footage revealed was that one scale could not be reset back to pounds and ounces and would only weigh in kilograms. The other scale was not measuring correctly.

Special thanks go to our amazing weighmaster Randy Docks who finally figured out after many tries by many people how to switch the one scale back to pounds and ounces so we did not have to use the scale measuring incorrectly.

Also, thanks go to Jim Fyfe who was working on mathematical conversions from metric to imperial which we luckily did not have to use.

And, thanks to Mike Newman who went out of his way to arrange for bringing in different scales from Lott's Tackle and elsewhere which we also luckily did not have to use.

And of course, I thank the patient BBO contestants who stood in line waiting for our team.

I appreciate everyone pulling together to solve a big potential problem.

This year should go smoother. Tony

Here are a few video frames from that problem solved incident.



































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