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New 2015 WCA Regulations (Effective July 1, 2015)

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So you're saying that they will probably allow stickerless puzzles just in the beginning of 2016 instead of now.
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.
 
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Why is it still 12!?!?!?!?
It's back up!

6 move pyra scrambles <

Also, what counts as a "newer competitor"?
Yeah finally 6 move pyraminx scrambles are back! I think its probably at the delegates discretion whether a competitor is newer or not.
 
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It's back up!

6 move pyra scrambles <

Also, what counts as a "newer competitor"?
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.
 
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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.
Thanks for the in-depth answer!

YAY REGS ARE OUT!!!! I CAN NOW USE MY STICKERLESS GUHONG!!!
Well, not now, but yeah :p
 
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