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Sack Attack Game

VEX Sack Attack is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver- controlled play.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Sacks and Bonus Sacks in your colored Floor Goals, Troughs and High Goal, and by having the most Robots of your color Parked at the end of the Match.

Sack Attack Details

VEX Sack Attack is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver- controlled play.

Sack Attack Scoring

  • 1 point for Sack Scored on Floor Goal
  • 5 points for Each Sack Scored in Trough
  • 6 points for Bonus Sack scored on Floor Goal
  • 10 points for Bonus Sack scored on Trough Goal
  • 10 points for Sack scored on High Goal
  • 15 points for Bonus Sack scored on High Goal

Below is a short animated video of the 2012 VEX challenge, Sack Attack



Click here for more information about the 2012 VEX challenge.