Cubing Capitals?

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  1. soldii3runit

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    I never been to a competition before but I do notice different people's locations next to their fforum name to be in similar places. Me living in Florida and looking at the top ten ranking list for Florida, I notice my time to be better than 1 or 2 of them; giving me the obvious conclusion that not many competitive cubers live around me. I am just wondering, what are known as the cubing capitals of the world? Fact or opinions, doesn't matter.
     
  2. ottozing

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    in australia most cubers are in melbourne as far as i know.
     
  3. soldii3runit

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    Felik lives there right? I see alot of melbourne people

    Like MIT area right?
     
  4. Skullush

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    Mhm. New York City area, too.
     
  5. JonnyWhoopes

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    It frustrates me how competitive the northeast is. It means I'll never win a competition unless it's in BLD.
     
  6. soldii3runit

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    I visit Brooklyn alot, maybe I'll find someone there-_-
     
  7. Hershey

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    Judging from this map: http://www.cubingusa.com/cubers.php

    I would say the Northeast US is America's cubing capitol. On the front page of CubingUSA, there's a list of upcoming competitions, and most of the time it seems like half of them are in Connecticut, NY, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.

    I'm not sure about other places, but the San Francisco general area seems to be a great place for a cuber too because of all the Berkley and Stanford competitions.

    Since the coming of Feliks, Melbourne has definitely become a cubing hotspot, and they now have the Melbourne winter's and summer comps, plus more.

    I don't really know much about Europe so I can't say anything.
     
  9. MirzaCubing

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    Northeast US is extremely competitive. Even with 16 second averages you'll be lucky to get into round 2 (Btw, that's not always true but in competitions like MIT it's common)
    Pretty much each country in Asia has at least 10 sub-12 cubers so that's medium-ish competition
    Melbourne, Australia is packed with cubers
    I've noticed in Europe that the Netherlands, Germany, France, and UK have quite a good line up of cubers, plus people like Giovanni and Paolo from Italy.
     
  10. Sahid Velji

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    Exactly, and since the countries are small there, it is very easy to go to nearby competitions by car, such as Belgium to Germany.
     
  11. emolover

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    It seems like there is no big cubing city in the Midwest. Chicago has no cubers and in general there seem to be few cubers from the Midwest.
     
  12. I live in Melbourne and I think there are a lot of cubers here, there are some crazy fast cubers such as Felix Zemdegs....
     
  13. tx789

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    I think thee are a lot of cubr in Hamilton and Chch some in Wellignton
     
  14. ottozing

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    sometimes i want to move to melbourne just because of how pretty much all decently fast cubers live in or near melbourne. plus canberra is a hole :(
     
  15. Where in Florida are you? (I am in Florida too)
     
  16. Jaycee

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  17. emolover

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    Still doesn't mean there is a lot of midwest cubers. I probably live in the in the most populated cubing city in the Midwest and its got a whole 3 people in it. Me, Ryan, and Mike.
     
  18. ThomasJE

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    For the UK, it's probably the south (mainly around Guildford). Bristol is probably the 'second city'.
     
  19. MaeLSTRoM

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    Actually, I think there's more of us in the Bristol area then around Guildford. Guildford area has 4 iirc, and I think around bristol there's about 8?
     

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