You are allowed to use the stickers during the attempt:
E3) The competitor may use the following objects during the attempt. [..]
So your cubes must not have any markings at the beginning of the attempt.
Pre-written stickers are fine as that doesn't change the purpose of the stickers. Using...
For FMC the same regulations as for any other event apply. Relevant here:
E3b) Rubik's Cubes (at most 3, self-supplied), as described in Article 3.
3d) Puzzles must have colored parts, which define the color scheme of the puzzle and must be one and only one of the following: colored stickers...
This guideline uses the word "should", which means...
"that there may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances to ignore a particular item, but the full implications must be understood and carefully weighed before choosing a different course."
So in the rather unlikely case that the...
Making that a "first optimal solution wins"-contest sounds a bit boring and chaotic, especially when you do that at a competition with 20 people or more.
However, I haven't tried it seriously yet... I should start practicing. :-P
We have 2g3):
Competitors in the Competitors Area must not communicate with each other about the scrambled states of the puzzles of the round in progress. Penalty: disqualification of the competitor from the event, at the discretion of the WCA Delegate.
Every competitor competing in an...
Yes, and you can only discuss that based on what you have heard and what you have noticed. And sorry to say that, but believing that people are trustworthy and taking this as a reason to not care about options to cheat is naive.
In fact, the way BigBLD was done at competitions here (which also...
we would like to invite you to Mental Breakdown Germany 2017!
February 11th and 12th 2017
Events and schedule:
3BLD - 3 rounds
4BLD - 2 rounds
5BLD - 1 round
MultiBLD - 1 round
FMC - 2 rounds
Feet - 2 rounds