If a team violates a rule and is DQ’d should they be disabled as well?
Or are they allowed to continue playing and scoring for their alliance?
A disqualification does not lead to an automatic disablement. However some rules, such as <G7> do call for a disablement. Let’s take a look at the relevant definitions and rules from the
VEX Gateway Manual.
Disqualification – A penalty applied to a team for a rules violation. A team who is Disqualified in a Qualifying Match receives zero (0) WP and SP. When a team is Disqualified in an Elimination Match the entire Alliance is Disqualified and they receive a loss for the Match. At the head referee’s discretion, repeated violations and Disqualifications for a single team may lead to its Disqualification for the entire tournament. Please see Section 3 – The Tournament for further details and associated definitions.
<G7> During a Match, Robots may be remotely operated only by the Drivers and/or by software running in the on-board control system. If a Coach touches his/her team’s controls anytime during a Match, the Robot will be disabled and the team Disqualified.