HIghest stacks in skills”
I ran the skills competition field at a tournament last weekend. I had some problems understanding how the highest stack is scored. In TM I can score highest stack for each zone. And I understand why the team would get highest stack if they are able to place a cone on a goal. However, my question, is that limit supposed to be 4 highest stacks possible. TM would have allowed me to score up to 10 highest stacks. Further explanation would be appreciated. We have our own tournament coming up soon and would like it clarified.
According to the following Q&A answer,
there are no Highest Stack Bonuses in Skills.
Answered: Height Bonus in Skills” (emphasis mine):
Let’s take a look at the scoring section of the Robot Skills Challenge Appendix :
There is no mention of the Highest Stack Bonus; thus, it is not awarded in the Robot Skills Challenge.
I am not sure why TM allows Highest Stack Bonuses to be awarded for Skills, but I am guessing it is because they can be awarded for regular matches. (You are correct that a maximum of four Highest Stack Bonuses can be awarded in a regular match.)
Some of those scores should be examined and changed if highest stack was awarded in skills. Everyone should be using the same formula.
Does it require the skills manager to put in the total points or where the points are scored?
Tournament manager calculates the score based on what you enter for the various ways to score. It would not be too difficult to correct the errors.
I know at least one tournament where highest stack bonuses were awarded. Thankfully, scores t his early probably don’t count for much.