I have concerns about Qualification 15 for 2023 Finger Lakes Regional. Team 1450 receives a questionable red card from this match. I would like to know what you all think of this, whether its reasonable or complete BS.
Here are some videos to look into:
Around 45 seconds of this video:
Qualification 15 - 2023 Finger Lakes Regional
Note: There’s a cone in the ground behind Head Ref in that video view.
Team 1450 was attempting to intake cones. It fails to grab one from one of the staging marks. Then it tries to get the next cone. However, while Team 1450 was trying to get the next cone, Team 3015 completely ramped into Team 1450. From my standpoint of standing in the blue alliance area, it’s completely unexpected and quick.
Team 3015 bumper contacted into Team 1450 chassis. Then, Team 3015 was supposedly disabled, while Team 1450 tried to escape the situation. From my understanding Team 3015 have its wire cut (?) while the ~18in support bars of Team 1450 were taken off.
At the end of the match, Team 1450 got a red card, while Team 3015 just got a foul. From what I hear, Team 1450 damaged Team 3015, even though both took damage. Team 1450 did take quite some time afterward in Pit to repair the support bar that runs through the middle of the robot.
In my opinion, a red card is completely unreasonable because Team 1450 was just trying to pick up the cone. However, Team 3015, even though that robot could have moved out of the way pretty easily, ramp right into Team 1450 arms.