Hi, we have our first LRT event coming up this Sunday and have some last minute emergency questions.
I see the recent update to LRT5 regarding the starting corral for LRT. It seems unclear to me. “The Balls on the “right” side of the Field, as depicted in Figure 22 or when viewed from the “audience side”, are considered in their Starting Corral.”
a) Does this refer to just the 6 balls on the rightmost line? Or the 11 balls that start further to the right than the goal structure? Or the 12 balls on the entire right half of the field?
b) what does it mean for them to be “cleared?” Is the starting corral region that must be cleared still the same as the one defined in “Specific Game Definitions - Starting Corral” or is it just the intersections the balls start in?
Is it legal for a robot to have parts in motion at the start of the match? (one of our teams has a robot with a wheel that sucks in balls. Can that be already spinning at robot startup, as long as no part of the robot is outside the start position?) I feel like this wouldn’t be allowed, but I can’t find a rule about it.
The LRT Overview section says “An Alliance’s score at the end of a Match is calculated by combining the fields of each Team.” Is there a difference here between “combining the fields” and “combining the scores”? For example, do both teams have to clear the corral for it to be considered cleared? or is one team clearing it enough to score? Can it be scored twice if both teams clear the same corral? Last year, the manual said “For all intents and purposes, you can picture the two Teams’ fields being stacked on top of each other and scored as one “Alliance field”.” Is that still true? (For another example, if the combined fields of the two teams included more than 22 scored balls, would all of them count? or would it max out at 22?)
Thanks in advance for clearing these up.