I think it makes more sense for someone to be able to represent the place where they call home rather than the country they happen to have a passport from. There are probably lots of non-US citizens who haven't been to the country of their birth in years, and while it's how the WCA does things...
Your priority needs to be finding a venue and a delegate before you start working out the schedule. The venue will determine how many competitors you can accommodate as well as other restrictions - if for instance they want you cleaned up and out by 6pm (which is not uncommon for a one day venue...
CubingUSA is basically the organizer team that has organized US Nationals every year (and maintained the website that many US competition sites have been hosted on). We've finally incorporated as a non-profit organization this year, so we actually exist as a legal entity now.
Great to hear! Feel free to submit a proposal for 2017 (or later) when you have it narrowed down to something more specific than "I know a couple of places it could be held". In addition to cost, don't forget to look into lodging, transportation and food options. You can contact us via the...
CubingUSA will be hosting an official WCA sanctioned Rubik's cube speedsolving competition in conjunction with SkillCon, the ultimate skill convention, at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas on November 7. Contested events will be:
Worth mentioning, this isn't just hypothetical - cubers have already been kept out of Nats. In 2014 and 2015 we had to close registration and not allow late or walk-in registrations. In 2014 in particular we were way over capacity for what our venue could handle.
In case you haven't seen the newest announcement on the registration page, there will be no day-of registration or adding events. Sorry, but we are over capacity as it is.
If you want to remove any events, just let us know using the contact form.
Cubes do look suspicious on x-rays because the six screws in the axis show up prominently. However, I remember a trip through airport security when I noticed an agent looking confusedly at an image of my bag. He pointed it out to a colleague, who immediately said "Oh those are Rubik's cubes!"
But this doesn't exploit the rules to his advantage. If he goes on to get an even worse time or even DNF, his average gets destroyed. I'm all in favor of people who think they're cheating the system actually putting themselves at a disadvantage.