Q&A 1129 asked if traps which are started within the 5 seconds preceeding the endgame but then extend into the endgame for a total pinning time of greater than 5 seconds are legal. The answer to that question was in the form of an modification of a note to G15 which states:
Note: There is no penalty for traps which begin during the Endgame.
Unfortunately this change in wording leaves the intention of the exception somewhat unclear.
- Does this mean that if a robot were to begin a trap at 11 seconds remaining in the match, then continue trapping until the conclusion of the match, then that robot would be in violation of G15?
- Similarily, if a robot were to initiate a trap at 12 seconds remaining, back off for 3 seconds until 9 seconds remain, then begin the trap again and continue until the end of the match, would that robot be in violation of G15?
- By contrast, if a robot were to begin trapping at 10 seconds remaining and continue until the conclusion of the match, would that robot be in violation of G15?