Answered: "gently" removing robots

i have a question about this paragraph in the game definitions

“For a Scoring Object to count under either clause, it must remain in a Scored position, if/when all Robots were removed from the field. (By removed, we mean removing the robot and its contents from the field. Referees will be instructed to gently pull robots away from the Goal if necessary) i.e. The Scoring Object must not be supported by the Robot.”

If I’m correct in assuming that this year we will still be running generally 4 minute matches, then the field reset crew will be in quite a hurry.

question 1: will the referees be the only ones able to touch the robots to remove them? because in the past the field reset crew has always handed me my robot.

question 2: if we feel that our robot has not been removed “gently” enough can we complain? (only if of course we lost points from the removal)

please attempt to clarify for me as i see the field resetting getting quite chaotic with 98 sacks on the field and 4 minute matches.

Thanks in advance

The referees will be the only one touching the Robots if there is a question of whether or not an Object is Scored at the end of the Match. Once the referees finish their scoring, they’ll give the all clear signal and team can remove their robots from the field.

If you feel that the scoring of your Match was done incorrectly, feel free to bring it to the attention of the head referee. However, please remember that the head referee will make the final call.

thanks alot!

You’re welcome!