At a recent event an official raised a question regarding <G3>
Other Q&A threads on <G3> have not touched on this specific scenario which will most certainly occur at all levels of competition hence I am seeking an official ruling.
Team #1 includes a drive team member that is their mentor/coach.
Team #2 drive team is mentored/coached by this same person but <G3> prevents them from being part of the drive team. This team is coach-less (as many will be this season…)
Through the randomness of qualification match generation Team #1 and Team #2 are in the same match and same alliance color. Team #1 brings their mentor/coach along but now that’s a conflict for Team #2.
To me obviously sanity should prevail here however I was told by an event official in NZ this would be a violation of <G3> and Team #2 would need to bring someone along as their coach to resolve this conflict however I don’t see how that makes any difference whatsoever since they’re all standing in the same area!
Taking this a step further. Team #1 and Team #2 end up in as alliance partners during eliminations. In this thread https://vexforum.com/t/answered-intention-of-g3/26472/1 you said
From my perspective any potential conflicts of interest would no longer be relevant since nothing could be gained post qualification matches.
Q: How should <G3> be applied in this conflict scenario?
Q: Are both Team #1 and Team #2 potentially left coach-less during the match? If so isn’t that disadvantaging Team #1?
Q: Is there any distinction to how <G3> might be applied to qualification and elimination matches with specific reference to an adult coach/mentor?
Q: <G3> refers to teams, not matches. Perhaps some clarity in the text might be useful?
Thanks for taking the time to answer.