So over the weekend, my team competed at the vex tipping point competition in Pickerington, Ohio. We had gone undefeated during the day and in our last match this happened to our team that led to us being DQ’ed
We are the team that is being pushed and we were told that because of SG3 that the other team was able to force us into a penalty. Even though we’re not on their side of the field and were pushed all the way across. We still ended up with more points in the match but since were DQ’ed we didn’t get the winning points. This DQ moved us from 4th in the competition to 15th and with it being the second to last match of qualification greatly impacted alliance selections.
This situation has already been posted into Q and A but has not been answered but my question is that if VEX intended this to be an offensive game and robots to not be near the other team’s platforms within 30 seconds. Then, how can a robot that is backing away from the other side be pushed across the field into a penalty? And what are the consequences of making this legal? Does it open the door to super torque bases intent on bullying teams into penalties and DQ’s?