One-Answer WCA Competition and Regulations Question Thread

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  1. Also, the local organisers may have a website that updates every now and then (though this depends on where you are- I know the UKCA does)
     
  2. guysensei1

    guysensei1 Member

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    Was regulation A3d1 (puzzle must not touch the timer before starting the timer) removed? The A3 regulation only has A3d2 and A3d3 now.
     
  3. cubeninjaIV

    cubeninjaIV Member

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    That's an interesting detail I hadn't noticed.

    A3d1 was removed and replaced by extenending A3d with "Penalty for placing it outside the mat: time penalty (+2 seconds)."

    I supposed "resting on the timer" is "not resting on the mat" so the purpose of the regulation is still there, but A3d1 is indeed gone.
     
  4. Elo13

    Elo13 Member

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    The puzzle can be touching the timer but still "resting on the mat".
     
  5. cubeninjaIV

    cubeninjaIV Member

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    Here is the original wording of A3d1
    The puzzle must not rest on the timer. Penalty: time penalty (+2 seconds).
     
  6. Loiloiloi

    Loiloiloi Member

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  7. FastCubeMaster

    FastCubeMaster Member

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  8. Loiloiloi

    Loiloiloi Member

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    One of the competitors is guaranteed 1st in 3 events

    lol
     
  9. GenTheThief

    GenTheThief Member

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    What was regulation 8a5? The guidelines say:
    • +8a5) RECOMMENDATION The competition should have at least 12 competitors.
    But the Regulations currently do not have a regulation 8a5.
     
  10. pglewis

    pglewis Member

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    This is actually difficult to track down despite the use of source control. The change was introduced during a file rename in commit 92e7ffe. wca-regulations_2010.md had 8a5 as worded above while wca-regulations_2012.md omits 8a5. This is why you rename files or make changes but not both :D.
     
  11. AlphaSheep

    AlphaSheep Member

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    No to the first question - there will be more than 5 competitors.
    • Registration is still open and there are 10 days left to register. Last minute registrations on the WCA site are common in many parts of the world.
    • A large percentage of people register at the competition, and don't use the WCA site.
    Typically at competitions I've delegated, around half the competitors don't bother registering on the WCA site, and half of the ones who register do so in the last week. It's only competitions in really highly populated (cuber-wise) areas where venues can't accommodate everyone that need to close registration early or set competition limits and force people to register in advance.

    The second question seems a pretty stupid question to ask. How does an area get more cubers if it doesn't hold competitions?
     
  12. defhacks

    defhacks Member

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    Woot! Another grown up going! Would totally recommend competing as well, but just being there is tons of fun.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
     

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