Thank you for pointing this out. It turns out the referees probably made the incorrect decision as per the way the rules are written which ends up just being an argument for bo3. The rule in question, G12, states “If the tipping, Entanglement, or damage is ruled to be intentional or egregious, the offending Team may be disqualified from that Match,” and egregious is defined as match affecting. Since the phrase “or” is used, tipping that changes the winner and loser of the match, regardless of intent, may result in a DQ. There was definitely tipping, and the tipping definitely changed the outcome of the match, thus the blue alliance in this match should have been disqualified regardless of intent.
+1! And this is an issue bo1 has and bo3 doesn’t, so this really should be another argument for bo3.
I didn’t notice that, but that’s super true! Although apparently the old system has way over 99.5% consistency so…
Very true! But I don’t know of any ways students could abuse bo3, whatever that means. This again is an argument for bo3.
This sounds amazing on paper until you look at some data. Sadly, it appears vex hasn’t bothered to do so at any point, so I’ll do it now. Looking at the RR teams’ highest scores, lowest scores, and ranges in eliminations - and putting aside all matches teams played against 62A since they had a defensive robot:
5225A and 8825S: 150, 95, 55
929U and 62A: 124, 54, 70
81Y and 48180S: 143, 93, 50
1010X and 6627A: 146, 85, 61
666X and 7884D: 133, 72, 61
169E and 8059X: 130, 45, 85
All 12 teams in round robin had a range of above 50 points. 50 points is a difference of autonomous, all 4 highest stack bonuses, and 10 cones. The largest range, 85, is a difference of autonomous, all 3 highest stack bonuses, all 4 mobile goals, and 5 cones. Obviously even the teams that do well in a bo1 format have an extremely wide bell curve, thus the idea that bo1 reinforces consistency is simply fictitious.
Respectfully, a lot of things almost happened. Germany almost won WWII. What actually happened is that the stronger alliance fell to the weaker alliance because of bo1.
Bring bo3 back.