Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Inspiring students, one robot at a time.

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

Usage Guidelines All Questions

Low Goal Definition & Scoring


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:

  1. 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.

Answered by committee

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Appendix A has been updated to coincide with the definition found in the Game Manual.