autonomous scoring

At the beginning of the match are the 4 caps with the two balls on top essentially all ready scored in autonomous even they aren’t touched or effected by a robot or do the 2 balls have to be popped off the top for it to be a low scored cap?

Balls on top of the cap do not impact whether or not the cap is scored. What does impact whether a cap is considered scored is if the core is contacting the foam tile, white lines or platforms.

Let’s look at the definition of “low scored”:

This definition places no restrictions about balls touching caps. Since the four caps that start with two balls on top of them meet the definition above, they are low scored at the start of the match.

Note that the other four caps, which start with balls under them, are not low scored at the start of the match, since their cores are not touching the foam tiles.