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One-Answer WCA Competition and Regulations Question Thread

SM cubing

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hey so i got a 13.9 OH single at clash at carlisle fall but it was misentered as a 13.2 on cubecomps. i messaged keaton on instagram about it but i feel like i should do more. (also failed out of podium because of a 13.71 plus 2 and a counting 19 ):< )
 

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This is part of the email i got for my first comp

If this is your first competition please remember:
Bring some form of ID for registration. If you are not competing under Australia, please also bring your passport or proof of citizenship.

please tell me, is a school card ok to bring as "ID for registration?" i am aussie, is that "competing under australia?
 

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This is part of the email i got for my first comp

If this is your first competition please remember:
Bring some form of ID for registration. If you are not competing under Australia, please also bring your passport or proof of citizenship.

please tell me, is a school card ok to bring as "ID for registration?" i am aussie, is that "competing under australia?
If you live in the same country that the comps is taking place you should be just fine with a school ID. You could always bring your school ID and another form of ID jut in case, but again a school ID should be fine. Additionally, you can email the comp organizer or delegate to be double sure.

Does everyone in the same round get the same scramble?
Each round will have at least 2 heats (Unless there are not enough people to make 2 heats) and each heat in a round will have the same scrambles. For instance if you are in 3x3 Round 1 heat 2 then everyone in your heat will have the same scrambles, but people in heat 1, 3-6 etc. will have different scrambles then your heat.
 

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This is part of the email i got for my first comp

If this is your first competition please remember:
Bring some form of ID for registration. If you are not competing under Australia, please also bring your passport or proof of citizenship.

please tell me, is a school card ok to bring as "ID for registration?" i am aussie, is that "competing under australia?
So, some reasons that you're not getting the best responses:
Those answering haven't had to deal with your issue. Personally, I didn't bring verification to my first competition and as far as I'm aware, most people in the US don't.

A school ID sounds like it should be good enough to me, but as cubeshepard said, double check with your delegate if you're really unsure.


And from what I can tell, yes, if you are Australian, then you are competing for or "under" Australia.
 

Iwannaganx

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So, some reasons that you're not getting the best responses:
Those answering haven't had to deal with your issue. Personally, I didn't bring verification to my first competition and as far as I'm aware, most people in the US don't.

A school ID sounds like it should be good enough to me, but as cubeshepard said, double check with your delegate if you're really unsure.


And from what I can tell, yes, if you are Australian, then you are competing for or "under" Australia.
If you live in the same country that the comps is taking place you should be just fine with a school ID. You could always bring your school ID and another form of ID jut in case, but again a school ID should be fine. Additionally, you can email the comp organizer or delegate to be double sure.


Each round will have at least 2 heats (Unless there are not enough people to make 2 heats) and each heat in a round will have the same scrambles. For instance if you are in 3x3 Round 1 heat 2 then everyone in your heat will have the same scrambles, but people in heat 1, 3-6 etc. will have different scrambles then your heat.
Thanks to the both of you. I'll take my school id and see if I can find something else to take as well.
 

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Most people follow along on cubecomps to see the standings for their events at a competition. It's always announced ahead of time how many people will advance so you'll know just by checking standings. And quite often, results get printed and posted at the venue so you'll know that way, too. Trust me, you'll have no trouble knowing if you've advanced.

When you're done with a round, you take your cube with you and go back to the audience area.
 

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Most people follow along on cubecomps to see the standings for their events at a competition. It's always announced ahead of time how many people will advance so you'll know just by checking standings. And quite often, results get printed and posted at the venue so you'll know that way, too. Trust me, you'll have no trouble knowing if you've advanced.

When you're done with a round, you take your cube with you and go back to the audience area.
Thanks!
 

MarkA64

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How peeled is peeled enough to not be allowed in WCA comps?

I have an Air Sm I want to use but I am not sure if it will be allowed
 

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How peeled is peeled enough to not be allowed in WCA comps?

I have an Air Sm I want to use but I am not sure if it will be allowed
From the regulations:
WCA regulation 3j said:
Puzzles must ... not have any ... damage ... that significantly distinguish any piece from a similar piece.
This means regular, even wear should be okay. Best is to post a picture here so actual delegates can take a look. Otherwise make sure to take a backup cube to your competition so if it's decided that your cube can't be used then you can switch to the backup.
 
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Would an extra attempt be given or does the solve done still count? If you were to sneeze during a solve, you basically instantly stop whatever you were doing during the sneeze and would disrupt your times by a few seconds as your look ahead and thought process were interrupted due to factors which you had no control over.
 

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Would an extra attempt be given or does the solve done still count? If you were to sneeze during a solve, you basically instantly stop whatever you were doing during the sneeze and would disrupt your times by a few seconds as your look ahead and thought process were interrupted due to factors which you had no control over.
Definitely no extra.
 
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