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Age of competitors?

TheCubers

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Can a experienced competitor tell me the age of most of the cubers in compititions? Just wondering because being 10, and being surrounded by 20 year olds isn't low stress, considering my times are around the same as theres. (Or will be in around 3 Weeks)
 
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hawkmp4

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I'm hoping to compete soon. I'm 17 and it seems that the 16-18 year range is pretty common.
 
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There are of course veterans of cubing such as Mike Hughey and Bob Burton. Those ages are everywhere. It is mostly teenagers though.
Who is Mike H.? WCA lists his first comp as US Open '07, so how does that imply veteran? Anywho, most of the veterans are fairly invisible in the community now that it's over run by teenagers, I think. But it does seem like all the new cubers come from the really young age bracket.

So what does "cubing veteran" even mean? I don't think it's ever been defined. Cuz there's all those that cubed in the early 80s - back in the craze. And then there are a small handful that were "active" between when it died out and 1997 when it started back up again. And then there is the 1997-1999 range of second revolution cubers (like Hardwick).

From 2000-2003, was like the Macky-era, which I like to think of as "the golden era of cubing" because that was when everything re-launched and truly took off. Incidentally, this was when Bob started, ...and I believe FrankM shortly after. But most importantly the bulk of current experts rose from that period. Yet, a few of the people who started then have retired as well.

After about 2003, I lose track cuz then there was just a constant stream of newcomers - many of which became instant experts or very fast overnight. And then nowadays.. fast is never fast enough.
 

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Average age at Czech Open was 21.38, the youngest was just 13 and oldest 47 (me). Most common age was 17-18.
I gues the average age is about 21, and most cubers are between 16 and 19
To have the exact data of all competitors, Stefan knows
 
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Mike Hughey

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Yeah, I'm oooold, like Kenneth says. I wouldn't consider myself a "veteran cuber" at all, though, since I wasn't in the cubing scene at all back in the early 80's - I just solved it a little at home back then. I'm a relative newcomer to the scene.

Please don't worry about being 10 at a competition. The younger you are, the nicer people treat you. My 7 and 9 year old daughters both compete, and they love the extra attention they get from being so young. At age 10, you're probably still young enough to get at least a little of that nice extra attention.
 
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