Due to the volume of teams competing at the 2023 / 2024 RDL SCARECROW Championship event, it is necessary to establish the following setup, match-play, and field departure procedures:
At the championship event competition, remaining on schedule is a must. Therefore, teams are required to check in with the Lead Queue Coordinator (LQC) 10 minutes prior to the team's scheduled match. Once the Lead RDL Official (LRO) gives team field access, 1-2 team members from each team will be allowed on the field to place and power on robots and drones into the initial starting positions. The total time for this setup is 3 minutes. The 3-minute set-up period is a firm 3-minute countdown with no pause or restarts. Teams are not allowed to test robots and / or drones during this time. At the end of the 3-minute timer, the 10-minute match will immediately begin. If a team or team representative is not present at the beginning of the match, the match continues, and the team will forfeit that particular match and no potential points earned.
Upon conclusion of the match, teams will then have 2 minutes to remove the robot and drone equipment from the field and depart the driver stations.
For example: Team A is scheduled to play at 10:00 am, so that means that Team “A” needs to check in with the LQC at the designated queue area at 9:50 am. At approximately 4 minutes prior to the beginning of the scheduled match, the LRO gives access to a couple of Team “A” members to enter into the RDL field to place in starting position and power on robots and drones. The LRO will commence the 3-minute setup clock. Once time expires and at the discretion of the LRO, the match will promptly begin. The match concludes at the end of the 10-minute round and the team takes 2 minutes to remove robot and drone equipment from the field and then safely departs the driver station.If there are any questions pertaining to this topic, please engage below this forum post. Good luck with competition preparations!