Posted by Dan, Student on team #10, BSM, from Benilde-St. Margaret's and Banner Engineering.
Posted on 2/27/99 4:22 PM MST
2 separate disqualifications just happened at the CA regional. Both were in the elimination matches. One was an "unsportsmanlike conduct" call for intentional tipping (Gunn Robotics Team and Napa Crusher alliance I think) and the other was because a human player grabbed a floppy from their robot which in turn pulled the robot towards him - thus disqualifying the alliance. DQs are pretty stupid (but necessary), BOTH teams got no points but the disqualified team lost 0-0.
Would this same situation occur in the qualifying matches? That would mean if my opponent was disqualified, I would get a score of zero with the mere incentive of a win (with no qualifying points). I'm pretty sure I'm wrong . .maybe they don't count that match for or against the team whose opponent was disqualified. :-Dan