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

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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

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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

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  7. FastCubeMaster

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  8. Loiloiloi

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    One of the competitors is guaranteed 1st in 3 events

    lol
     
  9. GenTheThief

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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

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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

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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

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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
     
  13. xyzzy

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    How does the "claim WCA ID" thing work? The only comp I've been to was about a year ago and I didn't bother to claim my ID then; would there be a problem doing it now?
     
  14. Dash Lambda

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    I think I just found my results (the WCA ID will be there, just not with your name) and emailed one of the delegates that was at the competition I went to, basically just saying that ID was mine. Wasn't really much of a process.
     
  15. guysensei1

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  16. cubeninjaIV

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    I think you could argue that the asymmetry of the skewb provides extra information about the orientation and should not be legal.
    The 3x3 appears legal, but obviously I have no way of knowing if it's functionally identical.

    I really wish things like this didn't exist...
     
  17. guysensei1

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    Yes, it's just a regular 3x3 with wavy cuts
    Why lol it looks cool
     
  18. Confucius

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    My friend has an average of about 48 seconds on a 3x3x3. He was wondering what the lowest times at a competition are.
     
  19. Dash Lambda

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    That's kind of the point, isn't it? The lowest times win the comp, so the entire event is more or less organized for the sole purpose of finding those times.
    Overall, most reasonably large comps have winning times of somewhere between 5-10 seconds (for 3x3), though for smaller ones it can sometimes be higher.
     
  20. CornerCutter

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    Dash is correct. But he shouldn't go to win or be in one of the top places, he should go to the comp for the fun of it. You get to meet a bunch of cubers, try different cubes, and have a lot of fun competing!
     
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