Introducing the 1st Worldwide Inter-University Cubing Relay

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  1. macky

    macky Premium Member

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    For rules and registration, see the competition page.

    Universities have long been centers of competitive cubing, and many top cubers are university students. The question is natural: Which university has the best cubing team in the world?

    This unofficial contest is inspired by a relay event held at Tokyo University Open 2011: see the video. Following a proposal by the WCA delegate, Kei Suga, we are holding a worldwide inter-university cubing relay competition under a common set of rules. You are encouraged to do include this as an unofficial event in official WCA competitions.

    [edit]
    Due date pushed back. Register your team by 12/20/2011. Submit your result by 01/15/2012.

    Check first link for updated eligibility info. In particular,
    * due date now registration 12/20, submission 1/15 (which is fine because this is for the 2011-2012 school year)
    * high schools and middle schools may compete
    * a school may send multiple teams

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    Final results

    Of the 21 participating universities from 6 countries, the top 3 are

    48.41 University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada)
    50.00 National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan)
    51.93 University of California, Berkeley (A) (Berkeley, CA, USA)

    Congratulations to the top 3 teams! Full results.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
  2. Mikel

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    The main problem with this at least for many U.S. Universities is that they are on Winter break (or finals) during this entire period. I would love to participate, but I don't see any time in which myself and other cubers could gather since I am not allowed in my dorm room over break.
     
  3. asportking

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    Is this going to be every year? I'd love to compete, but I won't be able to for a few more years.
     
  4. Kian

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    Hmm, I need to find one more Rutgers student/faculty member. Kyle is a student, I'm an employee, and his roommate can solve...
     
  5. Weston

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    Looking forward to represent Stanford next year :3
     
  6. Vincents

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    The 4 person limit sucks for us; we have a ton of people pretty fast, but nobody transcendentally fast... unless Chia-wei, Devin, or whomever want to step it up.

    Any possibilities of entering multiple teams? E.g. Cal A, Cal B, etc.
     
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  7. Tyson

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    Yes, you can enter multiple teams.

    If we make the deadline Jan. 15, would that be better?
     
  8. deathbypapercutz

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    anybody want to get a betting pool started?
     
  9. Vincents

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    I would bet on MIT. Andy, Patricia, Tim, John (?)
     
  10. PhillipEspinoza

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    UCSD *had* at one point:

    Phillip Espinoza (9.98 avg)
    Alexander Lin (12.51 avg)
    Sikan Li (13.69 avg)

    I guess alumni aren't included though so there goes that.
     
  11. Mikel

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    Yes it would be better! ISU get back the 9th, so that should give us some time.
     
  12. Ravi

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    Yeah, that would definitely help for Stanford as well.
     
  13. Erwa

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    Inspection Rules Clarification

    I realize that the first solver must start his solve within the 15-second inspection time, but can the other solvers continue holding and inspecting their cubes while the first solver is solving?
     
  14. macky

    macky Premium Member

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    No, at least not for this year because the Japanese competition did it this way. See the videos.
     
  15. Sa967St

    Sa967St Moderator Staff Member

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  16. TimMc

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    Can someone who's both alumni and faculty employed compete?

    Tim.
     
  17. macky

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  18. deathbypapercutz

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    apparently not. my bad...
     
  19. Andrew Ricci

    Andrew Ricci Anonymity is for Nubs

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    Here's the video, Macky.

     
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