VRC ItZ Game Manual <G12> Strategies aimed solely at the destruction, damage, tipping over, or Entanglement of Robots are not part of the ethos of the VEX Robotics Competition and are not allowed. However, VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone is an interactive game. Some incidental tipping, Entanglement, and damage may occur as a part of normal game play. If the tipping, Entanglement, or damage is ruled to be intentional or egregious, the offending Team may be disqualified from that Match. Repeated offenses could result in a Team being Disqualified from the remainder of the competition.
Is it specifically the inclusion of the language " Strategies aimed solely at . . . are not part of the ethos of the VEX Robotics Competition and are not allowed" in G12, that makes it illegal (and therefore grounds for disqualification) to show intent to violate this rule? By showing intent, I mean a team clearly attempts to damage, tip over, or entangle their opponents without succeeding in doing so.
Or is it illegal to intend to violate any rule in the game manual regardless of whether the team actually succeeds?