Here's the rule that I'm questioning....
And here are my questions:Rule 3.7 Number of members on a team. A team shall consist of no less than six members. Generally, a team may not have more than eight members on it; however, each program is entitled to have one team that has up to ten members on it. (06-07) No one may sit at the attorney table in the role of plaintiff or defendant unless that person is on the teamís six to ten person roster. Teams fielding more than ten scoring team members will be disqualified from eligibility for team awards, individual awards and bid consideration. The record of the disqualified team will remain as initially recorded for tabulation and pairing purposes. No individual member may compete on more than one team for his/her institution, unless said member is given permission to do so under rule 3.13, by the AMTA Representative, at that Regional or National Tournament.
(1) Am I to understand this rule to mean that if my program fields ONLY one team then we are allowed to have 10 members on it? Or, if I field two teams, am I allowed to have one with 10 and one with 7? So long as the second team and any additional teams don't go over 10?
It had been my understanding that the 10 person limit was only applicable if you had only one team participating, but the way I'm reading the rule seems to mean that you can have up to 10 on one team and up to 8 on every other team. Can someone explain that?
(2) What happens if a team of 10 moves on to National Tournaments? Do we have to cut down to 8? Or are we allowed to keep the 10?
(3) Does this apply to invitationals? Or is that up to the host of the invitational? I just haven't seen it done yet this year and was wondering what other thoughts were