The game is divided into three sections: the autonomous period, the driver control period, and the end game. During the autonomous period, robots must complete tasks running only on pre-programmed code. During the driver control period, two drivers manually control the robot with game joysticks to score the most racquetballs they can. Lastly, during the end game, drivers have the choice to complete bonus objectives for major points, or continue to keep on scoring racquetballs.
The autonomous period lasts 30 seconds. If there is an upright crate, that team scores five points. If the robot parks in the back zone, that team gets five points. If the robot parks in the front zone, that team gets 10 points. If the bowling ball is in the front zone, that team gets 10 points. If the bowling ball is in the back zone, that team gets 20 points.
driver control period
The driver control period lasts for two minutes after the autonomous period. During the driver control period, for each racquetball in the low goal, that team gets one point. For each racquetball in the crate, that team gets two points. For each magnet ball in the off-field goal, the team gets 25 points. There is a 10 point bonus for every crate that is 6 to 10.5 inches above the ground, and the crate must contain a ball.
end game period
The end game comprises the last 30 seconds of the driver control period. During the end game, drivers can choose to complete end game objectives, or continue with regular driver control period objectives. During the end game, if the bowling ball is pushed up the ramp but not put on the zone goal, the team gains 20 points. if the bowling ball is put on the zone goal, the team gains 30 points.