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CubingUSA Nationals 2018 - Salt Lake City, Utah (July 27-29)

cubeshepherd

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I do not know if it is to early to ask this or not but does anyone know if there are going to be any kind of unofficial events during US Nationals? and if so what kind of events?

I know about the different kind of events that they have had the last few years, so I would think that they are going to do something this year, but I figured that I would ask. Thank you very much in advance.
 

Ronxu

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SLC has such a large airport that its basically worlds 2018 now lolol.

I booked before signups opened, cause plane tickets were spiking and I was dumb..

Super excited to go and see all of you guys there!
Euro 2018: 38 countries
US nats 2018: 19 countries
 

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Time for goals??

Reasonable goals that probably could happen:
  • Sub-8 3x3 single
  • Sub-10 3x3 average
  • Sub-2 2x2 single
  • Sub-3.3 2x2 average
  • At least 2 sub-40 4x4 singles
  • Sub-42 4x4 average
  • Sub-1:15 5x5 single
  • Sub-1:20 5x5 average
  • Sub-2:30 6x6 single
  • Sub-2:45 6x6 average
  • 3BLD mean pleaaase
  • Sub-30 FMC single
  • Sub-33 FMC mean
  • Sub-16 OH single
  • Sub-20 OH average
  • Sub-40 feet single
  • Sub-45 feet average
  • Sub-11 Clock single
  • Sub-15 Clock average
  • Don't forget to compete in Megaminx
  • Sub-2 Pyraminx single
  • At least 2 sub-3 Pyraminx averages
  • Podium in Pyraminx
  • Unironically compete in Skewb
  • Compete in Square-1 at least once
  • Have a grand old time with friends
  • Explore Salt Lake City without getting too lost
  • Play cards occasionally
  • Vlog semi-regularly
  • Un-nemesize myself

Absolutely absurd goals that definitely won't happen but a man can dream:
  • Win Pyraminx
  • Podium in Feet
  • Make 3x3 round 3
  • Skip LS and OLL and PLL 5 times each in 3x3 round 3 and make finals

Reasonable goals are worth 1 point each, absolutely absurd goals are worth 5 points each. Therefore, overall goal:
  • Accumulate at least 18 points.
 
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CarterK

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Goal time i guess.

3x3 - Low 7 single, 9.5 average OR use Roux
2x2 - Sub 1.8 average, make finals(aka get good r3 scrambles)
4x4 - Sub 35 single, Sub 40 average, I don't care about this event anymore
5x5 - Sub 1:10 single, Sub 1:15 average (with yau ofc)
6x6 - Sub 2:05 single, Sub 2:10 mean (idk about this, we'll see what happens when i get the gts m)
7x7 - Sub 3:30 single, Sub 3:40 mean (seems easy)
3BLD - Don't suck (sub 35 single?) make finals with UF and good UBL comms. Not gonna go for a good mean bc it's nats
FMC - Sub 28.5 Mean, overall be happy with my solves
OH - Sub 14 average, make finals (with roux)
Feet - Sub 35 single, Sub 40 average (gonna practice a ton)
Clock - Sub 10 single, Sub 12 average
Mega - Sub 1 single, sub 1:05 average
Pyra - Sub 3 single, Sub 5 average
Skewb - Sub 2.88 average, sub 2 single that isn't plus 2d pls, Podium, Win at least one round
Sq1 - Use CSP in a solve, Sub 7 single, Mid 9 average, Make finals
4BLD - Sub 4 Single OR be satisfied with my attempts
Make 3 finals (was my goal at the beginning of the year)
Get a kinch >50 for the comp
Get kinch in general >49

Stretch Goals:
Podium in 2x2
Podium in FMC
Podium in Feet
Win Skewb
Podium in Squan
Keep Skewb NAR single at 1.43 bc we made an inside joke that someone got a 1.43 nar in october and now it actually happened.
 

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Registration closed today with 708/850 people registered. Competitor limit was not reached! Meanwhile the European Championship is even further from the limit with 628/1200. So those tough qualification times did their job or is it some other reason?

I think the biggest competition ever will be China Championship 2018, also with a 1200 competitor limit but somehow I suspect they will be able to reach it.
 

WACWCA

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Goals:
2x2: sub 1.6 avg, podium or win
3x3: Sub 8 average, sub 7 single
4x4: sub 35 average
5x5: sub 1:10 average
6x6: sub 2:20 mean
7x7: sub 4 mean
Skewb: sub 3.7 average, make finals, top 10
pyra: sub 5 average
OH: Sub 16 average
Mega: sub 1 average
Sq-1: sub 13 average
Bld: sub 1:45 single
4bld: sub 9 single
FMC: sub 29 mean
Feet: sub 50 average, be top 16?

Really hyped for this one!
 

cubeshepherd

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Hey all (or those that are going to Nationals)

I am leaving now for Utah, and I look forward to seeing you all there. I wish you all pleasant and safe travels, and hopefully I will be able to meet some of you there. God luck to all that will be competing.

And lastly, For all that are not going, I wish you all a wonderful week ahead and I look forward to rejoining the forums next week (since I will not be able to respond to anything on these forums until next week). Take care:)
 

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Nats was a blast this year! Thank you all for putting up such a great competition! Even though my times didn’t reflect my skill level, I made new friends and got to continue fostering friendships with in state friends. Thank you for this amazing experience!
 

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3x3 - Low 7 single, 9.5 average OR use Roux eh pb average, whatever.
2x2 - Sub 1.8 average, make finals(aka get good r3 scrambles) Check bottom
4x4 - Sub 35 single, Sub 40 average, 4x4 is boring, but lol i got a 31 single which is really good.
5x5 - Sub 1:10 single, Sub 1:15 average (with yau ofc) yeah whatever this even sucks
6x6 - Sub 2:05 single, Sub 2:10 mean (idk about this, we'll see what happens when i get the gts m) lol used a shadow and did terribly
7x7 - Sub 3:30 single, Sub 3:40 mean (seems easy) oops i got a 4:26 first solve
3BLD - Don't suck (sub 35 single?) make finals with UF and good UBL comms. Check bottom
FMC - Sub 28.5 Mean, overall be happy with my solves I'm out of practice
OH - Sub 14 average, make finals (with roux) dumb, check bottom
Feet - Sub 35 single, Sub 40 average (gonna practice a ton) oops i didnt practice, but pretty happy with my results
Clock - Sub 10 single, Sub 12 average dnfed first solve so went safe on the others, got a counting 15
Mega - Sub 1 single, sub 1:05 average yeah idk i just failed
Pyra - Sub 3 single, Sub 5 average failed first round and should've made second round, check bottom
Skewb - Sub 2.88 average, sub 2 single that isn't plus 2d pls, Podium, Win at least one round check the bottom
Sq1 - Use CSP in a solve, Sub 7 single, Mid 9 average, Make finals uhhhhh check the bottom
4BLD - Sub 4 Single OR be satisfied with my attempts idk i was tired
Make 3 finals (was my goal at the beginning of the year) 0 finals, but easily could've made 3, ill explain at the bottom
Get a kinch >50 for the comp not even close
Get kinch in general >49 idk if this happened yet

Stretch Goals:
Podium in 2x2
Podium in FMC
Podium in Feet
Win Skewb
Podium in Squan

Keep Skewb NAR single at 1.43 bc we made an inside joke that someone got a 1.43 nar in october and now it actually happened. - lol



Here's the dumb parts of this.

2x2: second round, plus 2 and all i needed was like a 3.5 on the last solve to make the next round. Layer is U R U' R' and i one look wrong to get a 6...

3BLD: Super slow solves all triple dnfed. Finals was only 50 so it was super easy.

OH: My average r1 was
17 - slow turning
15 - messed up at the end and forced a bad case, probably should've been low 13
30 - didn't solve fb
22 - did cmll 3 times
13 - meh

Could've made finals with a decent r2 average but i didn't make it.

Pyra:
Failed the average. Last solve was really close to a plus 2. I didn't think it was a plus 2 but the judge called a delegate over. Delegate ruled plus 2. After that i took my pyra and 2 people tell me that it wasn't a plus 2. That cost me the next round and a potentially good r2 average.

Skewb:
Can't turn very well as usual. Bad averages in first 2 rounds and then plus 2d out of finals. There were a ton of easy scrambles that I didn't get. Very surprised that there weren't any nars though.

Squan: r2 was going ok, and i used csp in a solve. first 3 solves were 10 9 11. 4th solve i have to start over at some point and i get a 22. Last solve was going well. I got to Opp Opp really early in the solve. I do Opp Opp, put the cube down. It's a 7. Except it's a DNF by 10/-10/. Easily would've made finals and podium was really easy.

I should've made skewb and squan and i could've easily made 2x2 OH or 3BLD finals if i didn't fail. Overall, my results for the comp sucked.

Even though it sounds like the comp was a disaster for me, I had a ton of fun. I got to meet a lot of people i wanted to meet and I was surprised at the amount of people who knew who I was. It was a really fun comp.
 

cubeshepherd

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Well I just got back from Nats yesterday, and what a competition that was:) I had a really great time there, was happy to have met a lot of new cubers (either those on these forums or elsewhere), and as well as meeting up with friends. I was also happy to have witnessed several records (either WR/continental record etc) watch all the great cubers compete and for myself doing better in almost all the events then I have in the past.

Thank you all for a great competition and I look forward to next years (if I can go of course).
 
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