[FTC] Game Manual 1 Released

FIRST has released the 2019-20 FTC Game Manual Part 1 @ https://www.firstinspires.org/sites/default/files/uploads/resource_library/ftc/game-manual-part-1.pdf


Major changes include:

  • Human Player for the alliance. Page 7, Up to four representatives two (2) Drivers, one (1) Coach, and one (1) Human Player from the same Team. Only one (1) Human Player represents an entire Alliance in a Match.
  • Alliance-Specific Markers (Different red/blue markers) - Tournaments are not providing the foam flags anymore.
a. The Red Alliance Marker must be a solid red square, approximately 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches (6.35 cm x 6.35 cm).
b. The Blue Alliance Marker must be a solid blue circle, approximately 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter.
  • Return of the team marker as the “Team Scoring Element” (thanks to Christopher149)
  • Tiebreaker points are now changed, dropping the lowest score from a team’s average (thanks to Anthony_Galea)
  • 42 Lb weight limit still in effect
  • Teams are now ranked on an average of RP and TBP (ranking/tiebreaker points)

There’s also a change to the Tiebreaker points calculation, dropping the lowest score from a team’s average.

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  • Starting in the 2020-2021 season [next year], the ZTE Speed, Google Nexus 5, and Samsung S5 will no longer be allowed for use at any FIRST Tech Challenge Tournament.

And there is still a 42lb weight limit, and team markers are now known as the Team Scoring Element.

Here is a list with more minor and major changes that was put together by the discord.

Wow, I didn’t know you could release major parts of the game manual before the game itself was revealed?

@FRC_GDC you looking into this?


There was a blog post, they aim to release parts of the manual (non-game specific) by September (i think). It will have the changes to fit into the removal of stop build day (so like what constitutes a robot etc)

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