Answered: choosing side that is closer to the pole

can you choose to be on the right side of the field, which is closer to the pole?

During tournament Matches, the two Robots from your Alliance will occupy the two Alliance Starting Tiles, with one Robot on each.

During Skills Matches, Robots are restricted to the Alliance Station Alliance Starting Tiles, i.e. the Starting Tiles right beside the Alliance Stations and furthest from the Hanging Bar.

In VEX U, Robots can choose between either of the Alliance Starting Tiles.