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

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LRT Goal on the white line

4 months ago


We were wondering about scoring if a mobile goal lies on top of the white line by the home zones during LRT tournaments. Where half is in the Neutral Zone, and half is in the Home Zone, is the score counted as 30 points, in the Home Zone, or 10 points in the Neutral Zone? Is is still following the rules where as long as the mobile goal base is partly within the 3D space of the Home Zone, that is it considered part of the Home Zone?

Thank you.

Answered by committee

Please review the Q&A Usage Guidelines before posting, specifically point 3, "Quote the applicable rule from the latest version of the manual in your question". Often, you'll find that by quoting the rule, you'll answer your own question.

The definition of Cleared reads as follows, with a portion bolded for emphasis:

Cleared - An Alliance Mobile Goal state. An Alliance Mobile Goal is considered “Cleared” if, at the end of the Autonomous Period, it is not contacting its AWP Line or the Neutral Zone. See the Scoring Section for more details.

The definition of Neutral Zone reads as follows, with a portion bolded for emphasis:

Neutral Zone - The area of the field in which all three Neutral Mobile Goals begin. See rule <SG5>.

• The Neutral Zone is bounded by the inner edges of the playing field walls, and the single tape lines which run the length of the field.

• The Neutral Zone is defined as the gray foam tiles themselves; it is not a 3-dimensional volume.

There is no requirement in the definition of Cleared for a Mobile Goal to not be contacting its own Home Zone. Similarly, being partially within the 3D space of the Home Zone is irrelevant; the only relevant concern is whether the Mobile Goal is contacting the Neutral Zone and the AWP Line.