Today we were looking over the manual and we saw something interesting.
HURDLE: When a TRACKBALL CROSSES a FINISH LINE while passing above the OVERPASS
and then contacts either the floor or another ROBOT before re-contacting the originating ROBOT.
HURDLING: The act of completing a HURDLE. To be considered in the process of HURDLING,
the ROBOT must:
be in its own HOME STRETCH, and
be in POSSESSION of a TRACKBALL, and
be moving toward the OVERPASS and/or elevating the TRACKBALL so that the top of the
TRACKBALL is higher than the LANE DIVIDER.
What we understood this to mean is that the Trackball cannot be touching the overpass in order to get a hurdle. Here’s a hypothetical situation: If the red alliance’s trackball is on the overpass towards the end of the game, for the 12 points, and a robot on the blue alliance knocks the trackball forward across the finish line, does the red alliance get the 8 points for hurdling as specified in ?
<G11> Each TRACKBALL that HURDLES its own FINISH LINE will earn 8 points (2 points for
CROSSING the FINISH LINE and a 6 point bonus, yielding 8 points total).
Q&A has spoken already. They say that the Trackball (and robot, for that matter) can contact the overpass (including resting on it) while hurdling. And, it doesn’t matter how it hurdles, you still get 8 points.