2018 Forensics (States Only)

Event At a Glance

VA ModificationsStates Only
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Students will identify polymers, solids, fibers, and other materials in a crime scenario.

Event Rules

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During our tournaments, VASO will enforce only those clarifications issued by VASO; National clarifications and FAQs will not be valid in Virginia tournaments. For the State Tournament, the last day to submit clarification requests is March 28 and VASO will post all outstanding clarification responses, with the exception of any specific room dimensions required by the rules, by midnight, March 31. Room dimensions will be posted as they become available, usually two weeks before the tournament.

VASO Clarifications

September 30, 2017
In order to match the renumbering in the Sept 8 clarification, Rule 4.b. should read: The score will be composed of the following elements (percentages given are approximate): Part 3.c. Part 3.b. ≈ 20%, Part 3.d. Part 3.c. ≈ 20%, Part 3.e. Part 3.d. ≈ 15%, Part 3.f. Part 3.e. ≈ 15%, and 3.g. Part 3.f. ≈ 30%.
September 8, 2017
Rule 3.a. - The competition will consist of evidence from Parts 3.c.-f. Parts 3.b.-e. and analysis of the evidence in Part 3.g. Part 3.f. ... a.) The collected evidence and other data given could be used in a mock crime scene.