So far, I’m a big fan of the game. Like many other teams, I have already begun to brainstorm potential designs and strategies. After reading the game manual, (attached below), my team and I had a lot of unanswered questions specifically about the possession of balls.
The rule, SG4, states that: “Robots may Possess a maximum of one (1) Cap and two (2) Balls at a time.”.
Possession is only defined as: “A Game Object status. A Robot has Possession of a Game Object if it is carrying, holding, or encompassing it”
But what about the balls on caps, do those count as possession? ITZ allowed for as many cones as you want, so long as they were on a mobile goal. Does Turning Point have a similar strategy, allowing more than 2 balls to be on caps? The caps have what appears to be 8 indents that the balls can sit in. That leads me to believe that they were meant to carry more than 2 balls.
If you watch the video, they specifically use a robot with balls on the cap (and two more just sitting on the bot) as having too many balls in possession. If I understand correctly, that means the answer to your question is no.
Plus, I can’t see any reason to actually put balls on caps.