Thanks for your suggestion! I believe it is a very nice one and would be inclined to implement it in the rules!
I have just a few follow up questions:
First, your proposal mentions the following:
Sadly, although the rules currently define the center circle, the center line is not defined. This is a problem for the precision shooter challenge as well, so we'll have to define it anyway.
That being said, I was wondering what did you mean by not going "beyond the centre circle"? The precision shooter challenge deals with this differently by specifying that
The robot must stay on its half of the field for the goal to count
Did you mean that the robot can cross its own half of the field, if it stays within the center circle?
Second, it seems that without a time limit the "penalty kicks" may take a huge (potentially infinite) amount of time. The precision shooter challenge deals with this by stating that
Each round takes at most 20 seconds.
Do you think something like this would be applicable here as well?
Finally, it is quite unclear to me when would the penalty kicks happen. I am not aware of too many draws that would happen during the RCJ Soccer matches -- in fact the rules do not deal with that at all ... Would you mind sharing your reasoning a bit?
I believe it would still be helpful to have it in the rules, it just is not very clear to me where does it come from
Thanks again for all your interest and activity around here -- we really do appreciate that!