Methods of Recording a VIQRC Match Score

Scorekeeper Referees use a paper or digital score sheet to record and submit scores from head-to-head and Robot Skills Challenge matches during a competition. The style of scoresheet used at a specific event is determined by the Event Partner when the Tournament Manager software is set up for the event.

Rapid Relay Paper Scoresheet

VIQRC Rapid Relay Teamwork Scoresheet LTR size

VIQRC Rapid Relay Teamwork Scoresheet A4 size

VIQRC Rapid Relay Skills Scoresheet LTR size

VIQRC Rapid Relay Skills Scoresheet A4 size

Rapid Relay Digital Scoresheet Screenshot

Coming soon!

How to Record the Score

For paper score sheets, it is critical that the correct match number be entered at the top of the score sheet and all team numbers be entered on the blank lines in the bottom third of the scoresheet. Digital scoresheets are pre-populated with match and team numbers.

Live Scoring During the Match

Rapid Relay is designed to be scored in "real-time" as the Match is being played. Passes and Goals must be recorded as they occur.

The preferred method to track real-time scoring is to use tablets or mobile devices running the TM
Mobile app. If TM Mobile is unavailable, a portable scoreboard may be used by counting Passes on one
side and Goals on the other.

Other scoring methods, such as the VIQRC Hub app or handheld “clicker counters,” are permitted but heavily discouraged. When possible, a method that displays the counts to competitors and spectators during the Match should always be used.

Each Match is required to have a Head Referee and at least one Scorekeeper Referee. Exact scoring
processes may vary depending on a given event’s resources, and should be communicated to all Teams
before Matches begin (e.g., during a Driver’s meeting). One recommended starting point is as follows:

  1. The Scorekeeper Referee stands near the Goal Wall, and tracks Scored Balls.
  2. The Head Referee stands mid-field, and tracks Passes.
  3. Referees and Drivers verbally confirm actions to each other as they occur. For example, Drivers
    call out “Pass!” and the Head Referee responds with “Pass - Check!” to confirm that it has been
    recorded.

When possible, two Scorekeeper Referees are preferred, so that the Head Referee can
focus on the Match as a whole. This is a new way to play VIQRC! This rule may be updated to share any “best practices” that are found by early-season events.

Recording the Final Match Score

In most cases, recording the final match score is the job of the Scorekeeper Referees and not the Head Referee. The Head Referee generally won’t have time to record all of the scoring details, double-check with the teams, then submit the score to the TM Operator. Instead, the Head Referee should communicate any necessary details or counts to the Scorekeeping Referees and teams, then move to the next field to start that match, leaving the Scorekeeper Referees to record counts, verify with teams, and submit the match.

After the Match ends and any necessary info has been communicated by the Head Referee, the Scorekeeping Referees should record the following:

  • Number of Cleared Switches
  • Number of Goals Scored
  • Number of completed Passes

Once counts have been recorded, it is vital that the Scorekeeper Referees show the scoresheet to all teams in the match so they have an opportunity to verify that the match has been scored correctly. Missing one object or action can impact a team's ranking at the event. Use the teams to double check the scorecard before submitting it to the Tournament Manager Operator. Note that you’re not asking teams to verify final scores, but rather individual counts. If you’re using paper scoresheets, you are not expected to determine the actual scores for a match.

No Shows and DQs

Before submitting the scoresheet, Scorekeeper Referees should work with the Head Referee to determine whether the “No Show” or “DQ” checkboxes should be marked for any teams in the match.

Check the No Show box for any team that fails to send at least one (1) driver to the driver station for the match. If there is a missing robot (i.e., only 1 of the 2 robots are on the field for a Teamwork Challenge match), be sure to ask the drivers if any of them are on the team with the missing robot. If they are, then do NOT mark that team as a No Show.

If the Head Referee issues a disqualification to a team at the end of the match, mark the DQ box next to their team number on the scoresheet and make a note of the corresponding rule number in the DQ Reason space. A team cannot receive a DQ unless they have broken a specific rule.

If a team’s robot is removed from the field by the Head Referee for not being within specifications of the inspection rules, the team should not receive a DQ or a No Show. There is nothing to mark on the scoresheet in this situation.

How to Submit the Score

Before submitting a paper or digital scoresheet, first ensure that all teams have agreed to the outcome of the match and the information recorded on the scoresheet. Next, double-check that the scoresheet includes the correct match number and all other details.

Finally, to submit a completed paper scoresheet hand it to the Tournament Manager Operator for entry into the tournament file.

To submit a completed digital scoresheet, select the green floppy disc icon to save the match to the tournament file. Note that the red trash can icon will dispose of the current scoring data and return you to the match list, and the blue arrow icon will reset the scoresheet for the current match.