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Calculating the Match Score when there is a Score Affecting violation


Eric Davis (Event Partner)
13-Oct-2023

Should points scored by a Score Affecting violation be removed from the final score for the partner that was not Disqualified, regardless of the impact to the final score.

Scenario: Team 123A expanded horizontally while clearing out one or two cubes from the supply zone-. The supply zone was eventually cleared out by 987X, the non-violating team. Should the 20 points be removed from the final score? <SG2>

The second scenario, is when Team 123A places a green block in a goal that has 2 purple blocks while 123A is illegally expanded horizontally. Removing/not counting the green block removes one point from the final score but adds 10 points for establishing a uniform goal. Or is this scenario even Score affecting since it results in a net loss of 9 points, hence only a minor violation is issued to 123A for expansion ?

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Answered by committee
31-Oct-2023

Should points scored by a Score Affecting violation be removed from the final score for the partner that was not Disqualified, regardless of the impact to the final score.

No. Points scored during a Score Affecting violation should not be removed from the final score for an Alliance Partner that was not Disqualified.

Or is this scenario even Score affecting since it results in a net loss of 9 points, hence only a minor violation is issued to 123A for expansion ?

This scenario is not Score Affecting, and should only result in a Minor Violation. The definition of Score Affecting reads as follows:

• Score Affecting – A Violation which improves an Alliance’s score at the end of a Match.