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Cubing in Colorado

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Nice! Do you run for a certain school? Also, what’s your favorite distance? I personally run the 5K at my school for XC and have a 19:04 5K. I also know that Z3Cubing does cross country and runs in the low 17’s, which I think is really good.
19:04 is great And 17anything is darn fast. My 5k pb was ~18:30 back in high school. I've always been a better distance runner though. I ran for chaparall
 

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Just would like to let you all know that there are only 17 slots left for Colorado Springs Winter 2020, so if you have not yet signed up and would still like to compete, make sure you register soon.

Also, the February 15th competition in Parker, CO has been submitted to the WCAC and we should have that up soon on the WCA website.
 
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Colorado Springs 2020 has some pretty fast/low cutoff times for nxn>3. I suppose that’s nice for the experienced/advanced solvers and will attract some good talent but it definitely makes that particular competition much less appealing to me (I can’t meet any of those times yet). It is good motivation to practice though!
 

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Colorado Springs 2020 has some pretty fast/low cutoff times for nxn>3. I suppose that’s nice for the experienced/advanced solvers and will attract some good talent but it definitely makes that particular competition much less appealing to me (I can’t meet any of those times yet). It is good motivation to practice though!
For most events it is a little faster then previous competitions, but as many people are getting faster (and with the amount of more people wanting to compete in Colorado) having a slightly lower cutoff time(s) will give us the ability to have either more events or more rounds at competitions. And to be clear I say this as someone who can no longer for now get those times anymore, but I still enjoy competing as best as I can, but more over with the helping of growing the community (especially in Colorado).

With that being said, @EngineeringBrian I think that even if you don't make cutoff or time limit for some/most events, there is a lot of enjoyment in attending comps and getting to meet other local competitors, so I would say if you can make the competition, we all would still enjoy getting to meet you. But that is completely up to you and what you think best.
 

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Olde Town Parker 2020 is officially annunced on the WCA website: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/OldeTownParker2020

Registration opens on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM UTC, and there is a 85 competitor limit. I look forward to see you all there if you can make it.

There will also be t-shirts/gear for the competition, so keep checking back on the website for more info on the details and design for the competition.
 
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cubeshepherd

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My apologies for the triple post, but I think this is worth it.

Huge thanks to @weatherman223 for getting to it before me, but there is now a local Colorado Newsletter that we have started up, and will be kept up to date on local cubing news, either upcoming comps, new SR's, etc., so if you are interested in subscribing to that click this link and sign up: https://mailchi.mp/91473c0b7d50/mhscnewsletter

Don't worry, I will keep posting here new info and up to date news as well, but the newsletter is something that hopefully will reach more people and provide another source for informing people of local news.
 
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For most events it is a little faster then previous competitions, but as many people are getting faster (and with the amount of more people wanting to compete in Colorado) having a slightly lower cutoff time(s) will give us the ability to have either more events or more rounds at competitions. And to be clear I say this as someone who can no longer for now get those times anymore, but I still enjoy competing as best as I can, but more over with the helping of growing the community (especially in Colorado).

With that being said, @EngineeringBrian I think that even if you don't make cutoff or time limit for some/most events, there is a lot of enjoyment in attending comps and getting to meet other local competitors, so I would say if you can make the competition, we all would still enjoy getting to meet you. But that is completely up to you and what you think best.
I agree, I understand I won't make some cutoffs for my first few comps while I progress but I could still enjoy myself just being there and meeting people. I'm sure seeing some better cubers would be inspiring too!

I think it's great there's more traction and interest here locally. I felt like a total outlier cubing circa 2008 at the school of mines where I think the cubing population density would be higher than average! I think it's cool to hear my younger cousins and family talk about kids cubing in class at school etc. I wasn't even exposed to speed solving until college

I'm amazed at how far hardware has come in the past 10 years and it's great to see more people getting involved and times going down. I remember being blown away when Felix got the 7.64WR average and now sub-10 solvers are not Mythical creatures but common. I still see things from the perspective of decade ago sometimes since left solving and just came back
 
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im stuck in mid 2017 i still feel like 5 second solves are insane no there are 4 second full steps wich is like wut how even i cant sub 20 4x4 solves wut a 30 5x5 solve i know this makes me seem like a cubing old man but i miss when the 3x3 wr seemed achievable by anyone it still is but mid 3 is hard to beat 3x3 hardware is insane now we have the guhong v3 m a 54mm stickered cube we only had the 354 before this and now im like woah look at that cute 2x2 issa penguin (i remember when someone got a 6 they were instantly a mythical creature)now we have 6 averages in 3x3
 
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