VEX VRC 2020-2021 Challenge: “Change Up”
VEX announced their new VRC challenge for the 2020-2021 season, “Change Up”.
VEX Robotics Competition Change Up is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two (2) Alliances – one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” – composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen (15) second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second (1:45) Driver Controlled Period.
The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by placing Balls in Goals, and Connecting Rows.
There are thirty-two (32) Balls on a VRC Change Up Field. Sixteen (16) Red and sixteen (16) Blue. There are also nine (9) Goals placed around the field.
Balls are to be Scored in Goals. Each scored Ball is worth 1 point for the corresponding Alliance color. The highest scored Ball in a Goal will be owned by the corresponding Alliance color.
If an Alliance owns three goals in any direction (vertical, horizontal or diagonal), they will receive a 6 point bonus for a Connected Row. But be careful, Balls can be descored by the opposing Alliance at any time during the Driver-Control period!
The alliance that scores more points in the Autonomous period is awarded with (6) bonus points, added to the final score at the end of the match. Each Alliance also has the opportunity to earn an additional Win Point by completing their Home Row during the Autonomous Period. This Bonus can be earned by both Alliances, regardless of who wins the Autonomous Bonus.