We recently competed at a tournament who had set up the field with the textured side up, against the quoted rule in Appendix A. Many of the teams attending had competed before and offered to help to correct the situation, as it affected driving and autonomous; however the event was not willing to correct the situation.
If this was to happen again what is the recommended procedure to get the situation corrected? And do teams have the ‘right’ to properly set up fields.
If this happens at an event you are attending, politely let the head referee know that the field is set up incorrectly. If that person is not willing to rectify the situation, try discussing with the Event Partner.