October 12, 2013
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Ruckus Information » Competition Rules
The 2013 Rochester Ruckus will follow the 2013 FIRST Ultimate Ascent Rules.
While we feel that FIRST has done a fantastic job with creating a rule book to satisfy every FIRST team, there are a few rule changes that we feel could enhance the game play at this off-season event. The rule modifications which will be used at Ruckus are below.
There will be a drivers meeting Saturday morning where any questions can be asked to the head referee. Please refer to the 2013 FIRST Ultimate Ascent manual for any rule clarifications first. Thank you!
Alliance selection will be done in accordance with the Ultimate Ascent official rules. No changes will be made to the process (we're posting this "non-change" so that it is clear as Ruckus has modified this rule in past years).
Robots will be given a 5 lb. weight allowance beyond that allowed in the Ultimate Ascent official rules in acknowledgement that teams may have had to, or will need to, make repairs to their robot that may put them just over the weight limit. The grace allowance is for the base robot weight only and does not apply to bumpers.