Answered: Skills loads

The appendix says “Skills Loads – The three (3) Stars and two (2) Cubes that Student Drive Team Members may load onto the Alliance Station Alliance Starting Tile or into their Robot at any point during a Skills Match.”

Can a skills load legally be loaded on top of scoring objects on the alliance starting tile even if it does not touch any floor tile or the robot? See attached picture for example where the star on top is not touching any floor tile.

Additionally, in regular match play, can a cube be entered on top of a pile of stars that may be covering the alliance station alliance starting tile?

Yes, these are both legal strategies. Similar to when Scoring Objects are Scored, if Driver/Skills Load is touching a Scoring Object that is touching a tile, it would be considered to be touching that tile.