Twitter @ Region 3 Championships: Recieve flight updates via text message on your cell phone

We are excited to announce that we will be trying a new service this year at our annual Championship event. Twitter is a microblogging communication service that allows us to communicate with you via text message on your cell phone. We hope this will be a great service for judges, parents and coaches and will make the Region 3 Championship experience even better. When you sign up for a free twitter account, you can choose to "follow" Region3 (our Twitter name) which means that you will receive, via text message, any updates we post to the Region 3 account if you choose to register your cell phone number with twitter to receive our "tweets". Throughout the meet, we will be posting when each competition flight and awards ceremony is starting and you can recieve those posts via text message so that wherever you are you will know if the competition is ahead of schedule (Surely this will be the case) or behind and when each flight is entering the competition floor.

For more information and to learn how to set up your account, see the Twitter page by clicking on the "R3 Tech" tab on the right.

1. Because this service is relies on delivering text message, we suggest that you be on an unlimited text message plan with your cell carrier. There will be a number of messages sent out and you do not want to be charged for each one of them. Region 3 is not responsible for any charges incurred for using this service.

2. Because this is the first time we will be trying this service, we suggest that you not rely exclusively on its accuacy. Most "tweets" or messages get delivered within a matter of seconds, be we cannot guarantee that the Twitter service will be running and delivering messages in a timely manner throughout the weekend.