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One-Answer WCA Competition and Regulations Question Thread

GenTheThief

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If you go above the 2:00 in both of your first two solves, you get a DNF average for the Ao5.
Actually you just don't get an average. If you have two DNF times in a complete average, then you get a DNF.
Even if you go over 4:00 on both of your first two solves, you simply don't get an average, not a DNF average.

Although, in fear of @Ranzha reprimanding me, I checked the regulations, and it looks like one should get a DNF average? o_O

https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/#9f
  • 9f9) For "Average of 5" rounds, one DNF or DNS is permitted to count as the competitor's worst result of the round. If a competitor has more than one DNF and/or DNS result in the round, their average result for the round is DNF.
However, the three worst results (notably me) of the sq-1 combined final have two DNF/DNS' but don't have a DNF average.
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/Michigan2017/results/all#esq1_c

Is this something (awarding DNF averages for DNFing cutoffs) that competitions should start doing, something that should be fixed in the regulations, or something that I missed?
 

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[...] I checked the regulations, and it looks like one should get a DNF average? o_O

https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/#9f
  • 9f9) For "Average of 5" rounds, one DNF or DNS is permitted to count as the competitor's worst result of the round. If a competitor has more than one DNF and/or DNS result in the round, their average result for the round is DNF.
[...]
That's why combined rounds exist (which you need to use in order to have a cut-off). It's a combination of Average of 5 and Best of 2. If you don't make cutoff then you were actually in a best of 2 round, so 9f9 doesn't apply. (Analogously for mean of 3 events.)
 

Duncan Bannon

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Magnetic clocks are legal right?

And a small discoloration on a 5x5 is legal right? Ill provide pictures, when I can find out how to upload pictures.... Thanks!
 

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Magnetic clocks are legal right?

And a small discoloration on a 5x5 is legal right? Ill provide pictures, when I can find out how to upload pictures.... Thanks!
3h) Modifications that enhance the basic concept of a puzzle are not permitted. Modified versions of puzzles are permitted only if the modification does not make any additional information available to the competitor (e.g. orientation or identity of pieces), compared to an unmodified version of the same puzzle.

Yes, magnetic puzzles are legal, as long as they don't make additional information available.
 

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My clock is partially open with no tape, has a crack down a side, and has small superglue dots on some corners. Is it comp legal?

E: I should probably mention the dots of glue are on the inside of the casing, not the dial, and don’t affect any movement of the puzzle
 

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My clock is partially open with no tape, has a crack down a side, and has small superglue dots on some corners. Is it comp legal?

E: I should probably mention the dots of glue are on the inside of the casing, not the dial, and don’t affect any movement of the puzzle
Not if Laura Ohrndorf is your delegate.
 

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Why do all FMC scrambles start and end with R' U' F?
Most FMC solutions (or many at least) start with edge orientation, so this makes sure that the edge orientation isn't super easy. I'm not sure on the specifics but I think regular scrambles would make it too simple or something? Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I also believe you always end the scramble with R' U' F. I hope this helped somewhat :D
I also have a question regarding this, to convert a regular random state scramble to a legal FMC scramble do you just add on R' U' F to the beginning and end and you're good or is the scramble itself generated differently?
 
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