New 2015 WCA Regulations (Effective July 1, 2015)

Discussion in 'WCA Regulations' started by Kit Clement, Jun 25, 2014.

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  1. mrubik

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    Do you think they will be released by the end of this year?
     
  2. supercavitation

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    Kit said in an interview with Chris that they probably won't.
     
  3. mrubik

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    so stickerless will not be allowed
     
  4. IWillCube

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    Wouldn't that mean they're 2016 Puzzle Regulations :p
     
  5. mrubik

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    So you're saying that they will probably allow stickerless puzzles just in the beginning of 2016 instead of now.
     
  6. supercavitation

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    I'm saying the regulations will come out when they are finished, regardless of when that is. They'd likely be finished faster if people would stop pressuring Kit and everyone else about writing them. There are other issues to work out besides stickerless cubes, and they will be ready at the exact moment when they are ready.
     
  7. Dene

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    Just an FYI, all the work done by the WCA Regulations Committee is visible to everyone on Github. Have a look around to see what the latest is for yourself.
     
  8. Calode

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    The page got removed but you can still view the changes here.
     
  9. Username

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    It's back up!

    6 move pyra scrambles <

    Also, what counts as a "newer competitor"?
     
  10. bobthegiraffemonkey

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    After a quick read: these seem reasonable. Thanks guys!

    inb4 massive debate about something
     
  11. *allows clocks for FMC*
    Why is it still 12!?!?!?!?
    Yeah finally 6 move pyraminx scrambles are back! I think its probably at the delegates discretion whether a competitor is newer or not.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2015
  12. Berd

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  13. Kit Clement

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    In practice, there are many different ways of dealing with newer competitors. Although it hasn't been written in the regulations, many delegates have given leniency to a newer competitor as to not discourage them from going to competitions because of a bad experience. We wanted to create a consistent way to approach these situations, so we decided that the best way to handle this is to give a new attempt rather than ignore penalties or any other approach.

    As for your question, this is generally targeted at first-time competitors, but we didn't want to be that restrictive -- maybe it's their second competition and the incident stems from an event they didn't compete in at their first competition. Thus, we thought loosening to "newer" would at least not make it so exclusive to first-time competitors.

    Again, this leniency is given with delegate discretion, and should rarely be given again to the same competitor. It's not meant to be a way to get out of a bad solve by any means.
     
  14. Username

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    Thanks for the in-depth answer!

    Well, not now, but yeah :p
     
  15. Username

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    Is this a good time to say there should be a checkbox for "I have read the regulations" when registering for a competition?
     
  16. ~Adam~

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    Does anyone think that would work?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  17. Username

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    I mean, it might (especially a few newer cubers might read them), but it won't harm anyone atleast as it only takes one click to pass for people that are familiar
     
  18. DuffyEdge

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    Does this mean that Brandon Mikel cannot continue his consistent streak? :(
     

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