Answered: Definition of "Match"

Does the definition of a match include the time between autonomous and driver control? Can it be argued that it does not count as “during a match”? This can affect rulings of other rules such as <G7>.

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Match – A Match consists of an Autonomous Period followed by a Driver Controlled Period for a total time of two minutes, (2:00).

<G7> Drive Team Members are prohibited from making intentional contact with any Scoring Object, Field Element or Robot during a Match, with the exception of the contact specified in <SG3> and <SG4>. Minor violations of this rule that do not affect the match will result in a warning. Egregious (match affecting) offenses will result in a Disqualification. Teams that receive multiple warnings may also receive a Disqualification at the head referee’s discretion.

Drive Team Members may not touch their Robots in the timr period between the Autonomous and Driver Controlled Periods.