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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

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G8B to G6B Clarification


Bryan Kennedy (Event Partner)
hace 3 meses

Teams that exhibit the following behaviors may be in violation of <G8b>, and/or the RECF Code of Conduct, and should be prepared to share relevant health guidelines with RECF staff upon request:

Utilizing two drivers in Qualification matches, but utilizing only one Driver in Finals Matches or Robot Skills Matches. Utilizing only one Driver in Matches, but permitting interactions in the pit area between multiple Students similar in nature to interactions that would occur between two Drivers in the Driver Station. Meeting outside of the event setting in a manner consistent with interactions that occur between two Drivers in the Driver Station, yet only utilizing one Driver in Matches.

If I attend an event with multiple teams from my organization where 1 team has a single driver following the rules laid out in G8. Can the EP/Head referee give the option of G6B or a mandated 35 second single driver (G8A) if the organization does not accept G6B?

G6B-If a Team attends an event with only one driver in attendance, then that team is granted an allowance to use another qualified driver from the event..

Would the team need to find another person with in the organization or a team outside the organization at the event?
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If I attend an event with multiple teams from my organization where 1 team has a single driver following the rules laid out in G8. Can the EP/Head referee give the option of G6B or a mandated 35 second single driver (G8A) if the organization does not accept G6B?

It is difficult to provide a direct answer to this question as it is currently worded.

If a Team has only one Driver at an event, then that means they are doing so for one of two reasons.

  1. The Team usually has two Drivers, but one of them was unable to make it to the event due to illness or other reasons (i.e. G6-B). Yes, in this situation, Teams have the option to choose whether they drive for 0:35 or find a qualified Driver from another Team.

  2. The Team is operating under health and safety guidelines that prohibit them from allowing two Students to stand next to each other in the Driver Station (i.e. G8-B). It would stand to reason that a Team who is in this situation, and stating that their Driver is unable to stand next to a teammate in the Driver Station, would also not be able to exercise G6-B and stand next to a Student from another Team.

Teams do not really get to make a "choice" between these two scenarios, as these are both situations that are outside of a Team's control.

If the Team is utilizing a single Driver but doing so for strategic reasons, not health reasons, then they would not be operating under G8-B. The blue box in G8 provides some guidelines / examples for behaviors which would indicate this situation.

Would the team need to find another person with in the organization or a team outside the organization at the event?

In the context of the Game Manual, Teams from the same multi-Team organization are still considered separate Teams. In other words, the fact that two Teams come from the same multi-Team organization has no bearing on how to apply Team-related rules such as G6, G8, R1, or R2. To answer this specific question - yes, a Student from another Team within the same organization could be used to fulfill G6-b, provided that the rule is followed in its entirety.

Within a single event, a Driver may only drive for one (1) Team. If a Team attends an event with only one (1) Driver in attendance, then that Team is granted an allowance to use another qualified Driver from the Event. This substitute Driver is given an exemption for this event and may only Drive for this one Team at that event. Once the event is over, the substitute Driver will go back to his or her original Team. This exception is only granted if a Team has one (1) Driver in attendance due to reasons outside of the Team’s control, such as illness.