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Official Q&A: VRC 2019-2020: Tower Takeover Usage Guidelines

Autonomous bonus - both alliance commit a violation


UWAT
3 months ago

<G11> All rules still apply in the Autonomous Period. Any infractions committed during the Autonomous Period that are not Match Affecting, but do affect the outcome of the Autonomous Bonus, will result in the Autonomous Bonus being automatically awarded to the opposing Alliance. a. Teams are responsible for the actions of their Robots at all times, including during the Autonomous Period. Any infractions committed during the Autonomous Period that are Match Affecting can result in a Disqualification, if warranted by the rule. b. If both Alliances cause infractions during the Autonomous Period that would have affected the outcome of the Autonomous Bonus, then no Autonomous Bonus will be awarded.

Autonomous Bonus - A bonus awarded to the Alliance that has earned the most points at the end of the Autonomous Period. The Autonomous Bonus consists of six (6) points added to the score at the end of the Match, and two (2) Match Loads that may be entered any time during the Driver Controlled Period. Note: If the Autonomous Period ends in a tie, each Alliance will receive an Autonomous Bonus of three (3) points and one (1) Match Load.

If both alliance commit a violation in autonomous, it would result in no autonomous bonus being awarded. In this case, does each alliance receive one match load (same as tie) or will no alliance receive match load(0 match load given out) (since there is no autonomous winner)

Answered by Game Design Committee

Per the definition that you quoted, the Autonomous Bonus includes both the six points and the Match Load Cubes.

If no Autonomous Bonus is awarded due to G11-b, then no points are awarded, and no Match Load Cubes are distributed.