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The Q&A is closed for the 2021-2022 season. Any rule changes or clarifications pertaining to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship will be included in the April 5 Game Manual Update. Teams attending VEX Worlds who wish to pre-submit questions for the driver's meeting should have received a contact form via email; if not, please contact your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager for more information.

Official Q&A: VIQC 2021-2022: Pitching In

Usage Guidelines All Questions

Computer Generated Alliance Pairing


56059A
6 months ago

My elementary school has two VEXIQ teams that share one field, one set of audio-visual equipment, and one smartboard (all of which was sufficient for last year's "remote" events). I've been told that for multi-team schools, that will not be sufficient for this year's **2021-22 Pitching In **event.
Question: In the event that the computer pairs our two teams (from the same school) as alliance partners for a match, can we just use the same field for that match? Or, can the event director manually reassign our two teams to different alliance partners?

To expect a school to have multiple sets of equipment necessary to participate in an LRT event poses many logistical and fiscal dilemmas for the school's STEM program.

Answered by committee

In the event that the computer pairs our two teams (from the same school) as alliance partners for a match, can we just use the same field for that match?

No, this would not be permissible. As stated in the Live Remote Tournament Overview section of the Game Manual, "Each Team competes on a separate field (i.e. there are two Robots, two Teams, and two fields in each Match)."

Or, can the event director manually reassign our two teams to different alliance partners?**

No, this functionality is not found in the LRT interface (or the in-person Tournament Manager software).

To expect a school to have multiple sets of equipment necessary to participate in an LRT event poses many logistical and fiscal dilemmas for the school's STEM program.

This is a bit outside of the scope of this rules Q&A, but we would recommend reaching out to your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager to discuss potential solutions to these dilemmas.