At a recent tournament, when teams were trying to score in their non-protected goal zone faced near-constant defense (bumping, etc.) before any of the cubes were released and met the definition of scored. Many teams complained that this was a violation and said that it had been called as a disqualification at previous events. We were unable to find anywhere in the rules that this was illegal. The closest two rules that were argued was that it could have constituted trapping
G15 No Trapping for more than 5 seconds
Or that it could be a violation of the second clause of SG3
"Robots may not intentionally or accidentally, directly or indirectly, perform the following actions: B Contact any Scored Cubes in either of opposing Alliance’s Goal Zones"
Neither of these arguments seemed to be valid to us, but we didn't know if there was something we were missing.
So to summarize, can you bump a robot that is in the process of scoring in the non-protected goal zone before its cubes have met the definition of scored?