On August 31st, 2021, Version 2.0 of the VRC Tipping Point Game Manual was released, and the following changes were made:
Changed the value of the Autonomous Bonus to 6 points.
Updated Scoring Table 3 and the definition of Autonomous Win Point to clarify that Rings can be scored on or in Mobile Goals to receive credit for the Autonomous Win Point.
An Autonomous Win Point is awarded to any Alliance that has Cleared their AWP Line, and Scored at least one Ring on or in each Alliance Mobile Goal, at the end of the Autonomous Period.
The winner of the Autonomous Bonus receives a six (6) point bonus. In the case of a tie, both Alliances receive a three (3) point bonus.
When determining the Autonomous Bonus, Mobile Goals and Rings should both be considered Scored at the end of the Autonomous Period exactly the same as they would be at the end of the Driver Controlled Period.
- Updated Scoring Table 3 to clarify that Platforms are not to be included when scoring the Autonomous Bonus.
The Platform should not be included in this scoring calculation (i.e. no additional points are received for Elevated Mobile Goals and/or Robots at the end of the Autonomous Period).
- Updated the definition of Platform to include only polycarbonate and PVC.
The 53.0” x 20.1” (1,346.2mm x 511mm) hinged polycarbonate device and the attached red or blue PVC pipes, located in each Alliance Home Zone, that sits 9.5” (241.5mm) high off of the ground when Balanced. The Platform is attached to a double hinge that allows it to tip towards the field in either direction.
- Updated SG3c, and added a “red box” to clarify intent.
Per SG10, using a Scoring Object to contact the opposing Alliance’s Platform during the last thirty (30) seconds would be considered a violation of this rule. Placing a Scoring Object underneath the opposing Alliance’s Platform, such that it inhibits the opposing Alliance’s ability to utilize the Platform during the last thirty (30) seconds, would also be considered a violation of this rule.
The intent of SG3 is to prohibit Alliances from directly inhibiting their opponents’ ability to utilize the Platform at the end of a Match. Teams partaking in any gameplay near their opponent’s Platform, especially if manipulating Scoring Objects, should be cognizant of this risk and may receive verbal warnings for doing so. Conversely, Teams attempting to invoke an edge-case SG3 call on their opponents should also be cognizant that it is not feasible for a Head Referee to track the exact movement of every Scoring Object throughout an entire Match. If a single Ring has incidentally found its way underneath a Platform during standard Match gameplay, it will be at the Head Referee’s discretion to determine whether a violation of SG3 has occurred or not
- Updated SG9 to account for objects being deflected back into the field.
During the last 30 seconds of the Match:
-Any Scoring Object that leaves the field will not be returned.
-If a Scoring Object is leaving the Field (as determined by the Head Referee), but is deflected back into the field by a Drive Team Member, field monitor, ceiling / wall, or other external factor, it should still be considered “out of the field” and removed by a scorekeeper or Head Referee. If the redirection occurred due to contact with a Drive Team Member, it will be at the Head Referee’s discretion whether G9 or SG9 should apply.
- Updated R6 to clarify Cortex product line legality.
Electronics from the VEX Cortex control system are not permitted. This includes the VEXnet Joystick, VEXnet Partner Joystick, VEX ARM® Cortex-based Microcontroller, VEXnet Key 1.0 and 2.0, 2-Wire Motor 393, and any other electronic components which are not compatible with the VEX V5 system.
The next manual update, Version 2.1, will occur on December 7th, 2021.