I can’t understand how did that 27 penalty points add up as I reviewed the whole match (2019 Roebling division Semi 2-3), and the blue alliance said that the referees wouldn’t let them call a review.
Can anyone explain where did that 27 come from???
And can anyone explain why the referees did NOT make a review, not even considering doing so?
Added link for the game from Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6l8FEXMlGE&feature=youtu.be
About the “leading theory”: in the game rule, there need to be a 5-second countdown after the first violation of the rule G10, which means that there must be something continuously hanging outside the frame perimeter. However, even the shaky intake cannot make up for 8 times of non-interrupted 5-second counting that it is out of the frame perimeter.
Quote from the manual about rule G10:
On defense, rein it in. No part of a ROBOT, except its BUMPERS, may be outside its FRAME PERIMETER if its BUMPERS are completely beyond its opponent’s CARGO SHIP LINE.
Violation: FOUL, plus an additional FOUL for every five (5) seconds in which the situation is not corrected. If G9 is also being violated, additional FOUL escalates to TECH FOUL.
By this point, I believe that there is something instead of violating rule G10 that caused the 27 penalty points, which I cannot figure out.
Seems like there are some ambiguities with regard to the rule G10 in the manual? Based on my experience (as my team had once violated rule G10), there should be a countdown when the robot’s part is outside the perimeter after you have retracted (or corrected) your extending part.
The foul at T-minus 90s seems to be controversial as well, which is defined in rule G5. However, since the hatch panel is misplaced and blocking the road, the knock-off of it could be deemed as INCIDENTAL.
Quote from the manual about rule G5:
Don’t mess with opponents’ scored GAME PIECES. A ROBOT may not remove a GAME PIECEfrom an opponents’ ROCKET/CARGO SHIP. GAME PIECES which become dislodged because of incidental contact with the ROCKET/CARGO SHIP are not considered a violation of this rule.
Violation: FOUL per GAME PIECE de-scored and opponents are awarded one (1) Ranking Point if neither of their ROCKETS are completed at T-minus 0s.
But still, how did the referees summed up 9 times of fouls (3 points each)?
By now, the most direct way is to invite the referees and the head referee in that game to answer this question, or make the scorings and reasons transparent.