The definition of the Low Goal is different between the Game Manual and the Field Appendix, which leads to some confusion on what is actually the scoring area for the balls in the Low Goal.
Scored - A Ball status. A Ball is considered Scored at the end of a Match if it is not touching a Robot, and if it is “in” one of the Goals:
- The Ball is partially or fully within the three-dimensional area defined by the infinite vertical projection of the Low Goal.
Game Manual Definition of the Low Goal
Field Appendix Definition of the Low Goal
Based on the Game Manual definition, any ball that crosses the vertical plane above the "outer" edges of the blue floor pieces should count as scored. Based on the Field Appendix definition of the low goal, only those balls that pass the "inner" edges of the floor pieces or blue vertical bar and into the vertical plane of the "inside" of the box should count. I'm assuming that we should operate based on the Game Manual definition, but it is confusing. Thank you.