Answered: Clarification on Stacked

Note: This is a translated question being posted on behalf of a VEX [team / student / event partner] in China.

a. In following picture, suppose there are two conditions,
Condition 1, if remove the field perimeter, the tilted Goal will tip over.
Condition 2, if remove the field perimeter, the tilted Goal will hold its position.
For Condition 1, are the cones on tilted Goal considered as Stacked?
For Condition 2, are the cones on tilted Goal considered as Stacked?
If the cones are considered as stacked, are the cones leaned outside the plane of field perimeter (red marked) be considered as Stacked too? or only the cones inside the plane can be considered as Stacked?

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b. As per Note 3 of Scored “Stacked Cones on tilted Goals are fine (e.g. a Mobile Goal resting partially on top of a Zone pipe or Cone)”
In following picture, Are the cones on tilted Goal considered as Stacked?

Note 3 of the definition of Stacked says the following:

In general, the Mobile Goal at the base of a stack should be used to determine if a stack is Scored for points or not. By this definition, the Mobile Goal in Scenario A appears to be slightly tilted, and resting partially on top of another Mobile Goal. By the verbiage of Note 3, this would be considered Stacked, regardless of the Cones’ contact with the field perimeter.

For Scenario B, the Mobile Goal is not upright, and would likely fall over if the Mobile Goal on the right was removed. The Cones are being supported, not the Mobile Goal at the base of the stack. Thus, this would not be considered Stacked.