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CubingUSA Regional Championships

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Dear CubingUSA Community,

Beginning in 2018, CubingUSA would like to support the community by coordinating and overseeing the organization of regional championships, running them as CubingUSA Supported Competitions. Regions will be divided by state according to the map below.




The CubingUSA Board of Directors is now accepting applications for 2018 Regional Championships.

If you are interested in organizing one of these competitions, please submit an application, which will be reviewed by the Board for consideration. The application period ends on October 15, 2017.

The CubingUSA Board of Directors may consult with local USA delegates to make a decision about which application would be best for the community.

Thank you.
 
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Would I be correct that you can attend any of the championships, but can only hold the regional champion title for the area where you live? I live at the western edge of the Great Lakes region, meaning that there is a good chance that the Heartland championships would be closer to me. I'm highly unlikely to ever be fast enough to hold a "champion" title, and I have to milk cows twice a day, so my geographic range is pretty limited.
 

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Would I be correct that you can attend any of the championships, but can only hold the regional champion title for the area where you live? I live at the western edge of the Great Lakes region, meaning that there is a good chance that the Heartland championships would be closer to me. I'm highly unlikely to ever be fast enough to hold a "champion" title, and I have to milk cows twice a day, so my geographic range is pretty limited.
Yes, that is correct. Competitors may attend any number of these competitions, but may represent only one region, and thus are only eligible to hold "champion" titles at one regional competition per year.
 
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Yes, that is correct. Competitors may attend any number of these competitions, but may represent only one region, and thus are only eligible to hold "champion" titles at one regional competition per year.
But how do you define 'live'? If a student has a home region and a region in which they go to school, so spend half their time in one region and half in the other, do they get to pick, sort of like people with dual citizenship?
 
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But how do you define 'live'? If a student has a home region and a region in which they go to school, so spend half their time in one region and half in the other, do they get to pick, sort of like people with dual citizenship?
I would guess it's the more permanent place of residence so it would be their home region.
 
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i think you did a really good job with separating the states by general community (for example, pretty much all the people i see at a usual georgia comp are from the six states in the southeast region, and this applies to all the other ones as well but i don't go to those as often), so kudos for that.
 

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But unlike with nationality, which is relatively fixed, this precludes people with a lifestyle without a permanent place of residence.
We will allow competitors to self-select their regions each year, on the stipulation that they have to show some evidence of living in that region if asked by organizers. So someone who has a permanent residence in one region but goes to school in another, for example, would be able to pick their region.

i think you did a really good job with separating the states by general community (for example, pretty much all the people i see at a usual georgia comp are from the six states in the southeast region, and this applies to all the other ones as well but i don't go to those as often), so kudos for that.
We asked for feedback on regions from as many delegates as possible when creating these regions, so we're glad to hear that people agree with our divisions. The western regions were by far the trickiest, especially dealing with Utah and Colorado.
 

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so i was wondering if the split between regions is actually even, population-wise. so i checked (spoiler alert: it's not)
here's the spreadsheet

e: also here's all the tripoints between regions
Yeah, we struggled with area vs. population issues throughout making these regions. I wanted to add UT/CO to NW and strongly considered merging some regions like Heartland/Great Lakes, but that made it harder for people to travel a reasonable distance to a regional event. We decided to make the regions based on area rather than population, as we wanted to make more competitors within a reasonable distance of a regional event.
 
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so i was wondering if the split between regions is actually even, population-wise. so i checked (spoiler alert: it's not)
here's the spreadsheet

e: also here's all the tripoints between regions
you think you're a spreadsheet nerd

lol fight me

Here's the 2016 US Presidential election with the "states" as these regions. I took 2010 Census data and the congressional apportionment formula to reallocate the 435 representatives to these 7 "states", and added 2 to each one for the Senators. Since there are 100 Senators in real life and only 14 in fantasyland, the electoral college only has 538-86=452 (actually not) electors (which means Nate Silver will have to rename his blog...)

Completely ignoring the 23rd amendment gets us down to 449 electors.

I sincerely apologize.

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Hillary Clinton: 206
Donald Trump: 243

The only region where all states voted for the same candidate was the Southeast. 2 regions were close:
In the Heartland, Minnesota voted for Clinton.
In the South, New Mexico voted for Clinton.
why are we still using this archaic system in the first place!???
 
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