<SG7> Possession is limited to three (3) Discs. Robots may not have greater-than-momentary Possession of more than three (3) Discs at once. Robots in Violation of this rule must immediately stop all Robot actions except for attempting to remove the excess Disc(s). A Robot that is in Violation of rule <SG7> and cannot rectify the Violation cannot participate in further gameplay and will not receive points for tiles Covered in the Endgame.
Note: This rule applies to both intentional and accidental Possession.
Violation Notes: • Any intentional Violation by an Alliance who wins the Match will be considered Match Affecting.
The rule seems very clear except - the first note indicates that all violations (intentional or accidental) will be treated similarly, while the second note states that intentional violations are match affecting thus resulting in a DQ if they win.
One of many possible scenarios: a robot with three discs while positioning to shoot drives on a fourth disc and a standoff on the frame touches the a fourth disc on a tile - unknowingly, they shoot and make all three discs. There is no doubt that the robot in question would be possessing the fourth disc since it would move with the robot. The robot is able to work their way off the that disc. The robot's alliance wins by 100 points.
Since the first note applies to both intentional and accidental possession, should this result in a major violation and DQ? Or, since it was not intentional, the robot did not gain any advantage from the fourth disc, and it was not match affecting, is this a minor violation?