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Official Q&A: VRC 2021-2022: Tipping Point

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SG3 Scoring for Opposing Alliance for SP


In SG3 it states that:

"Violations of this rule which do not interfere with gameplay, such as bumping into the Platform and then driving away, will result in the opposing Alliance receiving credit for one additional Elevated Robot at the end of the Match. (Alliances may still only receive points for a maximum of two Elevated Robots)."

"Violations of this rule which do interfere with gameplay, such as preventing a Platform from becoming Balanced, will result in a Disqualification, regardless of whether the interference was Match Affecting or not."

The definition of interfere from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary includes these 4 definitions:

1: to enter into or take a part in the concerns of others 2: to interpose in a way that hinders or impedes : come into collision or be in opposition 3: to strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in walking or running —used especially of horses 4: to act reciprocally so as to augment, diminish, or otherwise affect one another —used of waves

Assume my robot wants to play for SP and help the other alliance. Would scoring mobile goals on the opposing alliance's platform only warrant an elevated robot credit since it is not interfering with gameplay but helping?

Answered by committee

The v2.2 Game Manual update included revisions to rule <SG3> which we feel address this question. We recommend reviewing the full text of <SG3>, including the “red box” clarifications, for more information. Notably, the following example was added:

Some example applications of this rule, and their intended penalties, are as follows:


• Placing a Scoring Object on top of an opponent’s Platform and driving away.

॰ If before the last 30 seconds, then a violation which does interfere with gameplay, per point “d”

॰ If during the last 30 seconds, then a violation which does interfere with gameplay, per point “c”

If this does not answer your question, please feel free to rephrase and re-submit.