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Is it up to an event supervisor's or tournament director's discretion whether or not to allow the use of laptops as a resource at a regional competition?

No. Regional supervisors should follow the National rules, which explicitly state that laptops are allowed. Not doing so would give teams a disadvantage at future competitions. All competitions, whether regional or state, should follow as closely as possible the event description in the Event Rules manual. Event supervisors should discuss with the tournament director any deviation from the rules stated in the manual.