I'm no FMC expert, but the square built with the first 2 moves is broken midway through the solve. I guess it could be a coincidence that those first moves help with the rest of the solve, but that first block is never used...
That is a clever idea. I'm not sure what kinds of neurons and evaluations you would need, but looks like it could work.
I can program stuff, so if you come up with a good plan, we can try to implement.
The regulations make exceptions for pieces missing only "at the end of the attempt" (see https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/#5b5), so for the beginning of the attempt you must submit a physically complete puzzle.
I think just using the "best average in the last 12 months" could work, and it wouldn't be complicated.
Would be kinda the WL (World Leading) they have in track and field, but we would be using "current year" as in the competitions list.
Here's the query for what I meant:
Yes, you could have 3 chances to make the cutoff.
I don't know what you mean with "meet the cutoff both times", since there's only two phases (as you pointed many times).
I'm not sure about having 4 attempts to meet the cutoff, since that would be kinda pointless. And yeah, Board would...
I'm glad you liked it :)
Of course it was solvable! It took like 6-7 people and some minutes of thinking and trying, but we did it.
In the end there were even more people, and they did an amazing job.
For some reason I thought we already met before. Must be my brain going nuts with all the...
There was no strong reason for this, we just thought it would be cool to have all girls competing at once.
But I can see how this may sound sexist or offensive, so I went ahead and changed it.
The competition is public for anyone to watch :) No need to register guests.