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How fast are the over 40's in competitions?

Logiqx

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Thanks! 23rd fastest Pyramid single. I’ll take that.
Bear in mind that the partial rankings don't include all of the over-40's.

We've got just under 10% of the over-40's who've done 3x3x3 but we have 20% of the Pyra competitors.

In all but a couple of the WCA events we have >50% coverage for the top 20. The top 10 is complete in about half of the events.
 

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I finished my competition and I would love to know how I'm scoring in the over 40s league. I also wonder if there's a Roux list somewhere where all Roux users are compared? Maybe a little off topic.

My WCA ID is 2019POLL04.
I've added you to the Over-40's list.

Although it would be cool there isn't any feasible way for anyone to maintain a Roux list.
 

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Thanks for providing this analysis! In the post "Speedmining the cubing community" (http://staff.math.su.se/hoehle/blog/2019/05/06/wcamining.html) I wrote about an analysis, where I tried to figure out how much a skill outlier I would be as 40+ with a 180s 3x3x3 average at a a potential first WCA competition. Since the WCA database doesn't contain age (good from a data protection perspective, bad from a data science perspective) I could only assess it by comparing to all cubers... Some of the remarks suggested that many of the cubers in the 180s+ skill bracket are parents accompanying their kids (with the ambition to have some fun, but not caring about the time). This seems to be confirmed somewhat by the higher proportion of "slow" cubers in that bracket.
 
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Some of the remarks suggested that many of the cubers in the 180s+ skill bracket are parents accompanying their kids (with the ambition to have some fun, but not caring about the time). This seems to be confirmed somewhat by the higher proportion of "slow" cubers in that bracket.
I've certainly seen this to be often true. Of course, my family works the other way - I had several members of my family who were either wife accompanying her husband, or kids accompanying their father. :) But 2 of my 3 kids eventually got consistently sub-minute.
 

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Thanks for providing this analysis! In the post "Speedmining the cubing community" (http://staff.math.su.se/hoehle/blog/2019/05/06/wcamining.html) I wrote about an analysis, where I tried to figure out how much a skill outlier I would be as 40+ with a 180s going to a potential first WCA competition. Since the WCA database doesn't contain age (good from a data protection perspective, bad from a data science perspective) I could only assess it by comparing to all cubers... Some of the remarks suggested that many of the cubers in the 180s+ skill bracket are parents accompanying their kids (with the ambition to have some fun, but not caring about the time). This seems to be confirmed somewhat by the higher proportion of "slow" cubers in that bracket.
That's a cool investigation and nicely written. Thanks for sharing.

If you're on Facebook then have a look at the group Senior Cubers Worldwide. We have beginners to sub-15 solvers in the age 40+ bracket and it's a great place for advice and motivation.
 

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And you're still doing it where you have to be 50+ at the time of your solve for it to count towards this age bracket? Fantastic.
Yeah, when I first took a look at my 3x3 average in the over 50s I thought there was something amiss in the math... but I forgot I landed a counting :57 at my last comp lol.
 
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