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New Events for the Weekly Competition Website for 2019

Mike Hughey

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Earlier this year I promised I would consider the possibility of adding new events for the Weekly Competition. I don't want to frivolously add new events, but I do want to give the community the chance to possibly add events if there truly is demand for it.

As a preface, the average weekly participation in our competition this year has been approximately 180. I will use that number as numeric "justification" going forward.

What I've decided to propose is this: On this thread, I will take suggestions for events. Any event that gets at least 9 recommendations (5% of the weekly average of participants) over the next two weeks (ending 2018/12/03) will get its own poll thread.

The poll threads will then be open for 3 weeks, until December 24. The poll will be worded such that an upvote implies that the voter BOTH wants the event added AND intends to compete in it if possible, while a downvote implies that the voter specifically does not want the event added. At that point, any event that receives at least 18 upvotes (10% of the weekly average of participants) AND ALSO has more upvotes than downvotes will be eligible to be added to the competition. However, I will add no more than 2 events this year, so if more than 2 events reach this threshold, only the top 2 will be added. I will close the poll threads after the deadline is reached.

I'm hoping this will allow us a way to legitimately add new events without being overly silly about it. If none make the threshold, I believe we would probably be better without adding the events.

Just as a starting point for discussion, the following 5 events were already suggested in the "Changes to the Weekly Competition Website" thread:
Master Pyraminx
Redi Cube
Fisher Cube
Mirror Blocks
4x4x4 Fewest Moves

In your response, please make clear the events that you wish to see added.
 
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I'd like to propose Domino cube (2x3x3)

(Full disclosure: my reason is that I want to learn how to do domino reduction really well for FMC, and figure that getting good at actually solving dominoes can't hurt...)
 
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I am really pro adding Redi, neutral to Master Praminx (I dont want to buy one tho) and con adding all the other stuff.
While Redi is indeed a lot like pyraminx, it is still different in terms of methods and "algs".

My reasons against the other stuff: They are either just a 3x3 mod (Which makes it just come down to who has the best cube and 3x3 skills and a bit of practice) or way too long and boring to do.

tl,dr: Pro Redi
 
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Redi cube. I don't own one but I'd get one if I could compete in it every week. So yeah, I vote for Redi Cube. Also 8x8 and 9x9 would be awesome. But either a Mo3 or just one solve.
 
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I vote for the Redi Cube and something different like a Non cubic events relay or Side events relay including the Megaminx, pyraminx, skewb, square 1 and clock and even the minx relay ( Megaminx, pyraminx and skewb) Also, I’m trying not to be against any specific event but I think that the big cubes are overpowering the competition. There are four big cubes and four additional big cube relays. This total of eight events can give a person a huge amount of points by just practising one kind of cube. I would rather suggest adding more than 2 events and removing the 2-5 and 2-6 relays. Let the side events get an equal opportunity.
 
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+0.1 for 444 FMC. (I wouldn't actually have time to participate in this regularly, though. Participation rate likely to be low in general?)

(Would like to see master pyraminx added but I don't have the puzzle so my vote here shouldn't count.)

All proposed 5 events, with 2x2x2 One-handed, 4x4x4 one-handed and 2x2x2 Fewest Moves
−1 for 2OH and 2FMC because we already have two events where people who are good at 222 dominate; we don't need two more.
+1 for 4OH.

I think that the big cubes are overpowering the competition. There are four big cubes and four additional big cube relays. This total of eight events can give a person a huge amount of points by just practising one kind of cube. I would rather suggest adding more than 2 events and removing the 2-5 and 2-6 relays.
Agree with removing 2-5 and 2-6 relays, even though I really like big cubes.
 
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Ok, my votes changes to:
Master Pyraminx
Redi Cube
Ivy Cube
Mirror Cube Blindfolded no inspection (if we add a 3x3 mod, at least give it a better change)
4x4x4 OH
Removal of 2-5 and 2-6 relays
 
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Big cubes OH, Redi Cube and Ivy cube
Ok, my votes changes to:
Master Pyraminx
Redi Cube
Ivy Cube
Mirror Cube Blindfolded no inspection (if we add a 3x3 mod, at least give it a better change)
4x4x4 OH
Removal of 2-5 and 2-6 relays
Ivy cube would be cool! I vote for that as well.
 
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