Hangin' Havoc

Game Rules

Teams play a set number of matches in which they are randomly paired with an alliance partner. Two alliances (the red and the blue) play at a time on the court and there are two teams in each alliance. If a team is unable to compete, the remaining team in the alliance plays alone for that match or with the help of a league-supplied substitute robot (a.k.a. the "placebo".) The winners of the match will each receive 10 bonus points plus theri ball score. The losing teams will receive only their ball score. The alliances change with each seeding match and the team with the most points at the end of the matches wins the tournament.

The object of the game is to score more points than your opponents. Scores are talliedGame Structure at the end of each 2-minute match. Each alliance has 3 different scoring goals of their color: a lower rack, an upper rack, and a scoring tower. Any of the 24 yellow balls that are placed in the towers or scoring racks score 1 point each while the 5 red "ricochet" balls score 3 points apiece. (In the first few seconds of the match you will see how the red balls got the name "ricochet"!) An opponent may not remove balls scored in the towers but balls placed on one of the racks may be removed before the end of the match. A ball that is placed into a scoring rack during a match but removed before the end of the match does not count as a score. An additional bonus of 5 points is awared for each robot that is hanging from the hanging bar at the end of the match.

Each alliance has two human players who may throw balls into the scoring tower or the scoring racks, or feed the balls to a robot. One of these human players is designated the "feeder" and the other player is the "shooter." Human players must stay entirely within their own designated zones during the entire match. If a human player steps out of their zone while a ball is in their possession, the ball will be taken and returned to the field of play. Human players may only have one ball in their possession at a time and they may not place balls on the floor.



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