2008 Overdrive

FIRST Overdrive is a game played on a flat 27 x 54 foot field known as the track. Two  alliances, one red and one blue, composed of three teams each, compete in each match. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent by making counter-clockwise laps with your robot around the track while moving large trackballs over and/or under the overpass that bisects the track.

Match Time: 2 minutes and 15 seconds long

Match Format: 15 second Autonomous/Hybrid Period starts the match


Autonomous/Hybrid Period Points Teleoperated Period Points
Each Robot: Crosses lane marker 4 0
Crosses opponent finish line 4 0
Crosses alliance finish line 4 2
Each Trackball: Removed from overpass 8 0
Crosses alliance finish line under overpass 2 2
Hurdles alliance overpass 8 8
On overpass at end of match n/a 12

All game descriptions and numeric values –though not directly quoted to keep the description free of excess information for the ease of use by the public– were written by FIRST, and taken from the corresponding FRC Game Manual.

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