VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60-second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.
The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Scoring Rings on in the Floor Goal and on Posts, by having a Uniform Post, by Emptying Starting Pegs, and by Releasing the Bonus Tray.
There are a total of sixty (60) Rings available as scoring objects in the game. There is one (1) Floor Goal, four (4) Low Posts, two (2) Horizontal Posts, one (1) High Post, three (3) Starting Pegs, and one (1) Bonus Tray on the field.
- Each Ring Scored in the Floor Goal – 1 point
- Each Ring Scored on a Post – 5 points
- Rings Scored on a Uniform Post – Double point value
- Each Emptied Starting Peg – 5 points
- Having the Bonus Tray Released – 20 points