They should not have been DQ if they were. Lets take a look why though. First off lets review this rule and get it over with. Use Cubes to play the game. Cubes may not be used to accomplish actions that would be
otherwise illegal if they were attempted by Robot mechanisms. Examples include (but are not limited
• Encroaching upon an opponent’s Protected Zone per .
There goal is too stack in the center tower and they were not planning on trying to knock anything over plus there is nothing to knock over… AND no robot mechanism could reach from center to that goal. BUT, lets say the stack fell over while a robot was going to stack and it blocked its path. This could possible get them DQ because it is now match affecting. But lets get back to the subject on hand. Now that we covered this rule lets check out the next BIG one.
Stay away from your opponent’s protected areas. Robots may not intentionally or accidentally, directly or indirectly, perform the following actions:
Contact an opponent Robot which is fully contained within
their Protected Zone. Minor violations of points A, B, C,
or D that do not affect the Match
will result in a warning. Match
Affecting offenses will result in
a Disqualification. Teams that
receive multiple warnings may
also receive a Disqualification at
the Head Referee’s discretion.
Contact any Scored Cubes in either of opposing Alliance’s
Contact any Placed Cubes in the opposing Alliance Tower.
Contact either of the opposing Alliance’s Goal Zones or
Contact an opposing Alliance’s Inner Protected Zone.
Any violation of points E, F, or G
will result in a Disqualification,
whether the interaction was
Match Affecting or not.
Cause Scored Cubes within the opponent’s Protected Zone
to no longer meet the definition of Scored (i.e. “knock over
Cause a Cube which is Placed in the opposing Alliance
Tower to no longer meet the definition of Placed (i.e.
“remove it from the Alliance Tower”)
Take a moment to see the word ROBOT at the top. They did not interfere with anything in the first place and they did not prevent anything from being scored. So this is a fair game. Plus the other team also had there cubes fall in, think about it that way. SO now your saying you DQ both?? If they did interfere and prevent a cube from counting then you can DQ.