Penalties are designed to prevent
teams from bending or breaking the rules, creating a safety hazard, interfering
teams, delaying competition, or misbehaving.
Spirit of the Problem - Aimed at
preventing teams from circumventing the intention of the rules
in either Long-Term or Spontaneous(-1 to -100 Points). Unsportsmanlike Conduct - For
impairing another team’s solution, disruptive behavior,
inappropriate language. Intentional (or unintentional) damage to
facilities (-1 to -100 points). Outside Assistance – If team receives help from
anyone. This applies to audience as well. Thus teams
shouldn’t encourage audience participation (-5 to -200
Membership Sign–-1 to -15 points.
Over Cost Limit – Materials over cost limit (-1
to -100 points)
Time Limit – For each 10 sec or fraction (-5 points)