A student asked if this ball was scored, and I could not give an answer. With more teams this year putting fields in rooms that hardly fit them, this is happening more and more frequently.
A Ball status. A Ball is considered Scored in a Goal if it is not touching a Robot of the same color as the Ball and meets all of the following criteria. -The Ball is fully or partially within the outer edge of the Goal. -The Ball is fully below the upper edge of the Goal. -The Ball is not contacting the foam tiles outside of the Goal.
Clarification of what determines “fully or partially within the outer edge of the Goal” www.robotevents.com/VRC/2020-2021/QA/690
This rule is a modification of the definition of Scored. In a Live Remote Tournament, a Ball may be considered Scored in a Goal if it is still touching a Robot of either Alliance color.
Clarification of LRT9 www.robotevents.com/VRC/2020-2021/QA/731
Keep Balls in the field. Teams may not intentionally remove Balls from the field. While Balls may accidentally leave the field when attempting to Score, doing so intentionally or repeatedly would be a violation of this rule. Balls that leave the field during Match play, intentionally or unintentionally, will be returned to the field at the location nearest the point at which they exited. Referees will return the Balls to the field when it is deemed safe to do so, at the leisure of the referee.
Minor violations of this rule that do not affect the Match will result in a warning. Match Affecting offenses will result in a Disqualification. Teams that receive multiple warnings may also receive a Disqualification at the Head Referee’s discretion.
Stay inside the field. If a Robot is completely out-of-bounds (outside the playing field), it will be Disabled for the remainder of the Match. Note: The intent is NOT to penalize Robots for having mechanisms that inadvertently cross the field perimeter during normal game play
The image attached meets the definition of Scored due to Q&A 690, meets the modified definition of Scored in LRT9, and follows Q&A 731. SG6 determines if this ball is scored.
The precedent that I believe we have is the following:
- Turning Point, balls that were caught in the net but behind the field perimeter
- Tower Takeover, stacks that leaned outside of the volume of the field perimeter.
- Round Up, rings on posts on the walls
- Gateway, 1107B putting objects on top of goals
- Toss Up, big balls on top of chutes
- Skyrise, cubes on outer posts
- Turning Point, high caps
My question is the following:
How far out of the volume of the field does a ball have to be for it to be considered out of the field, and needs a Referee to return the ball "to the field at the location nearest the point at which they exited"?
Is the bounding box for Robots leaving the field (S2) and Balls leaving the field (SG6) different?
Thank you for your time, and thank you to Brad Lauer and the REC Foundation for helping fix the issue I was experiencing when posting this Q&A.