Wisconsin Cubing Group

Discussion in 'Local Cubing Groups' started by David Jiang, Jul 3, 2016.

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  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. One Wheel

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    Yeah, and I'm not going to suggest that you shouldn't try to get something going there, but if you want to make it available to more people something in Chicago would pull from everywhere that Kenosha would plus probably northern Indiana and southern Michigan, and possibly along I-80 as far as Iowa.
     
  2. RennuR

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    Yeah Agreed! Illinois needs way more com,petitions anyway, especially for having Chicago there aha
     
  3. David Jiang

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    I would host a comp around there, but finding a venue would be harder and depending on how far it is travel may be a little of a hassle. If you can find a venue over there I can host one.
     
  4. One Wheel

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    I could almost certainly find a church in Viroqua that could serve as a venue on the west side of the state. Also it's a little out of the way, but I know the Crawford county fair always needs entertainment. It's a nice little country fair, and if somebody else did the work they might jump at the chance for next year. Too late for next week, I'm sure.
     
  5. RennuR

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    Mmmkay so basically, what you guys are thinking, is either somewhere by viroqua, which is very close to minnesota, iowa etc.

    Or somewhere by the SE part of Wisconsin, where we could hit illinois, possibly indiana, milwaukke, chicago, even madison etc?

    EDIT: Also I think somewhere around Janesville would be pretty legit
     
  6. One Wheel

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    I'm in favor of more competitions generally, and a variety of places is good. I'm near Viroqua, so I have a vested interest there. Janesville would be fine, but it's pretty close to Madison. Rockford might split the difference between Madison and Chicago better.
     
  7. RennuR

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    Just looked at some stuff, idk about this, but saw this, seems to be a good place to hit lots of people

    https://goo.gl/maps/piTovYicEeG2
     
  8. One Wheel

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    That looks like a very good option, probably about as close to all three of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago as you'll find. It's a little over 3 hours drive from where I live, so whether I could come would depend a lot on the time of year, and just what's going on with my farm. 4x4 with a fairly generous time limit (I could definitely make a 2:15 soft cut, but I could probably make 1:45), scheduled sometime between about 10:00 and 1:00 would be awfully tempting, though ;-). And maybe 6x6 with 8:00/10:00 cuts ;-). I just want to get official averages/means, I know that I don't have a realistic chance of actually winning anytime soon.
     
  9. JustinTimeCuber

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    I'm not from WI (I live in the STL suburbs) but are any of you guys planning on going to Dixon Fall?
     
  10. One Wheel

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    Hadn't noticed that one. Probably not me, though. At 3 1/2 hours it's at the very end of my driving range, I've almost certainly got something else going on that weekend, and the only non- tentative event that I'm really interested in is 6x6 with a hard cut that's about 2 minutes faster than my pb. So yeah, excuses.

    Edit: thanks for pointing it out, though.
     
  11. JustinTimeCuber

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    I'm not the biggest fan of the events list either, but at least it has my top 2 favorites. I'm kinda annoyed that as soon as a 5:00 cutoff is in my range for 6x6, they make it 4 minutes, and once I can almost get that, it drops to 3:30. lol
     
  12. RennuR

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    Lol, yeah way to far for me. Didnt even know that was a thing though. I live in Kenosha, around salem area haha.

    So yeah no i aint going to that one
     
  13. RennuR

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    But yeah like, I also just noticed how Illinois has absolutely 0 cubing events basically, like what. That place would hit a lot of people, especially illinois which needs some. Any delegates around that area? Or at least by Illinois that could maybe start something there? Over winter could be cool, just throwing ideas out there
     
  14. JustinTimeCuber

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    Talk about no cubing events... Eastern MO.
    Can someone tell me if 4:20/2:50 averages for 6x6/Mega are bad? I feel like the only event I don't completely suck at other than 2x2 and 3x3 is Pyraminx.
     
  15. One Wheel

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    That is frustrating. I suspect what's happening is that as the people who organize competitions themselves get better at cubing gradually lower times seem more reasonable. In March I started working on 4x4 trying to get good enough to make a 1:30 cut. At the time it felt like I could easily make a 2:45 cut, and with years of practice I might make 2:00. Now 1:30 is still pretty far away, but more of my solves are sub -2:00 than sup-2:00, and a 2:00 time limit seems downright reasonable.
     
  16. One Wheel

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    I run roughly 8:00 6x6, 6:00 mega.
     
  17. JustinTimeCuber

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    Roughly where I was at my first comp lol

    Fun fact: I lost 6x6x6 at that one. Only time I have ever lost any event.
     
  18. One Wheel

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    That's a good record. I'm signed up for mega in two weeks. I'd be a little surprised if I didn't lose that. I haven't gotten so far as successfully blind solving a 2x2, so it wouldn't shock me to at least tie for last in 3BLD. 35 second 3x3 will hopefully keep me out of last place, and I think I have a good shot of actually making the 2:30 soft cut for feet. My pb is 2:24.88, and I've still got some time to practice and maybe even get a better foot cube than my Rubik's brand. I'm thinking of picking up a Big Sail.
     
  19. JustinTimeCuber

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    if you do BLD it's way easier to be last lol
    even if you have a 90% success rate
     
  20. Jhahoua

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    As an organizer I can tell you good ones are not lowering cutoffs because of personal improvement, we have to lower them because people in general are getting much faster and more people are competing in events and it's necessary to stay on schedule.
     
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