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OFFICIAL WCA NOTATION UPDATED
Owen notation finally substituted to the old in the official rules
After a long debate in NY last sunday, the WCA board announced that very important change. For several reason, they took the decision to adopted Owen notation as the new official notation. That implies changes into the WCA scramblers, and the competitors must also use it for the Fewest Moves event. WCA board member Tyson Mao said to us at the end of the debate: "I wasn't first very fine with that, but Ron conviced us, and it finally appears to me as the only possible way, even I can't really remember why... For sure, it maintains a certain mysterious aspect..."
We could reach several famous cubers to obtain their opinion. Former pyraminx record holder Oscar Roth Andersen answer when we ask him: "Nooo, it's fun! It's like a new challenge! I stopped pyraminx for a while and started to timed me for spelling some algorithms like superflip. I think I can get a sub-10 average!"
But everyone doesn't accept that with smile. French ex-board member Gilles Roux claim that "WCA took a few absurd decisions since my left, but this is certainly the worst ever. Now when I spell an alg, it sounds like tribal incantations!"
At last, we could speak with the young inventor Owen Lennon who said: "Sure, I'm happy that my work was finally recognized, but I felt like... I think I must now create a more complicated notation".
Hippolyte -bad english- Moreau
PS to the mods: Sorry, I just saw that the topic about that was closed and lot of posts delated, but I've already written this, so I hope it will not a problem.
Last edited by Hippolyte!!!; 12-06-2011 at 12:01 PM.
Magic and Master Magic removed from WCA events, to be replaced with Ball in Cup
SAN FRANCISCO – In a groundbreaking decision announced last week, the WCA has decided to stop recognizing Magic and Master Magic in official competitions. After extensive discussions with competition delegates, it was decided that these events are too difficult to judge properly and are too much trouble to hold. The recent regulation proposal requiring helmets on all Master Magic competitors has also been a logistical nightmare.
Magic enthusiasts need not despair however, as the WCA is considering the addition of an exciting new event to replace the popular plastic puzzle. “We have been testing the Ball in Cup as a competitive event for several years now,” explains WCA Board member Tyson Mao. “Not only is it easier to judge, it is an appropriate successor for the Magic events that preserves the mindless repetition of movement and absence of logical thinking integral to the Magic experience.”
Former delegate Dan Lo has spearheaded Ball in Cup testing since 2006 and currently holds the unofficial world record. “It’s more complicated than it looks,” he explains as he demonstrates the basic solve, placing a ping pong ball in a paper Dixie cup. “Especially when it gets fast.” His hands become a blur, hitting the timer a fraction of a second before the ball lands in the cup. This flourish of movement is his new method, he explains, capable of achieving the fastest times and promising that Ball in Cup can eventually be as exciting and competitive as Magic is currently.
“This is the best decision the WCA has made in a while,” says competition organizer Vincent Sheu. “Paper cups and ping pong balls are widely available, and we no longer have to deal with broken strings and jammed Magic panels.”
Oh my god this thread again. Antoine I love you.