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Frequently Asked Questions About WCA Competitions

Samuel Baird

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I'm going to register for a competition and the registration is open tomorrow and I haven't gone to a competition. However I already signed up for another competition that happens before the competition that I am going to sign up for. Is it going to be a problem that I am going to sign up as a first timer but I will have already gone to a competition and already have a WCA ID by the time I get to the competition that signing up for?
That shouldn’t be a problem at all :) after your first competition your wca id will be associated with your account
 

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I'm working on a project related to wca competitions and I want to know:

when does a competition occurs? only on sunday, on sunday and saturday, or may it happen in other days?
They can occur on any day of the week but tend to happen on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. For example, this competition series will have competitions from Wednesday to Sunday
 

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In a competition is it possible that multiple cubes will be turned in at once? When I eventually compete should I get a 3rd warm-up 3x3 since I would compete in 3x3 and 3x3 OH?
 
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In a competition is it possible that multiple cubes will be turned in at once? When I eventually compete should I get a 3rd warm-up 3x3 since I would compete in 3x3 and 3x3 OH?
I wouldn't because you can use the same warm up cube for both events and you don't want to waste money. But that's just what I would do, so feel free to do what you think you should.
when does a competition occurs? only on sunday, on sunday and saturday, or may it happen in other days?
Generally on the weekend, but many also happen on national holidays.
Should a first timer be allowed to judge in their first competition?

Or should they be only allowed to compete in the events they have marked for participation?
I think that first times Should be able to judge as generally it is covered in the new competitors tutorial. However, they should probably just judge when they fell veryou comfortable.
 
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I think that first times Should be able to judge as generally it is covered in the new competitors tutorial. However, they should probably just judge when they fell veryou comfortable.
The main issue with letting first timer judge is that especially for kids they might not know how some of the rules work. I'm might saying that applies to all kids, just some. In my last competition, I was competing in the first group and literally around 4 kids who were judges didn't how to start the timer and one judge did not even lift the cover after I said ready 5 times.
 

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The main issue with letting first timer judge is that especially for kids they might not know how some of the rules work. I'm might saying that applies to all kids, just some. In my last competition, I was competing in the first group and literally around 4 kids who were judges didn't how to start the timer and one judge did not even lift the cover after I said ready 5 times.
The main problem at the comp I went too was that people didn't say 8 seconds or twelve seconds of inspection had passed
 
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The main problem at the comp I went too was that people didn't say 8 seconds or twelve seconds of inspection had passed
Yeah you'll get an extra for that. Its happened to me too. I usually know when 8 is usually called (since I comepte quite a bit) and I just do the solve especially if its a good scramble.
 
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