Page 5 of the game manual says “Teams may elect to start the Bridge tipped in either direction or to leave it Balanced. If the Teams don’t make a decision, it will start the Match Balanced.”
Page 20 says “The Robot Skills Challenge field is setup as described in “The Game” section of this manual.”
The way I read it, the bridge starting position rule applies not only to Teamwork Matches but also to Programming Skills Matches and Drivers Skills Matches. Can you confirm? Thanks!
You have read it correctly. Teams may choose the starting position of the Bridge in all types of Matches.