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One-Answer WCA Competition and Regulations Question Thread

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It's a tutorial that teaches people how to judge, how to use timers (lots of people, myself included, have never used one before their first comp), and penalties and so forth.


Absolutely.


Kinda depends. School ID would probably work. You'd never be asked for a birth certificate. Personally, I've never been asked for ID.
1. It’s a new competitor tutorial. If you end up missing it, CyoTheKing has one on his channel.
2. Yes.
3. Ask the delegate when you get there.
Thanks! I feel asking the delegate when I get there would be just a little too late to bring ID...
 

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What is the intro to competing about? I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to make it, especially at 9:15.
It's typically an introduction on how the competition flow works and how to be a judge for the competition. While Cyotheking has a good video that covers the competing side of things, it doesn't cover all of what a judge does and is not competition-specific. I'd recommend coming on time to this part of the schedule if it's your first time.

And lastly, what sort of ID do I need? Birth certificate, passport,etc?
This varies by region. Technically, by the regulations, you need something that proves your country of citizenship, such as a government ID or passport. However, in the US, this is often relaxed, as the typical 14 year old competitor likely has neither of these things. Thus, we typically just assume that everyone is from the US unless they pick a different citizenship, and in that case we verify since they would have to have a passport to be in the US under that circumstance. To contrast, I believe that in Europe they check identification of all new competitors since it's more common for all kids to have a passport.
 

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It's typically an introduction on how the competition flow works and how to be a judge for the competition. While Cyotheking has a good video that covers the competing side of things, it doesn't cover all of what a judge does and is not competition-specific. I'd recommend coming on time to this part of the schedule if it's your first time.



This varies by region. Technically, by the regulations, you need something that proves your country of citizenship, such as a government ID or passport. However, in the US, this is often relaxed, as the typical 14 year old competitor likely has neither of these things. Thus, we typically just assume that everyone is from the US unless they pick a different citizenship, and in that case we verify since they would have to have a passport to be in the US under that circumstance. To contrast, I believe that in Europe they check identification of all new competitors since it's more common for all kids to have a passport.
I don’t know if I can make it though... I’m relying on my parents to drive me there, and I don’t think they’d be too keen waking up early just to arrive for a introduction I don’t even need. So just asking if it’s like really necessary.
 

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I don’t know if I can make it though... I’m relying on my parents to drive me there, and I don’t think they’d be too keen waking up early just to arrive for a introduction I don’t even need. So just asking if it’s like really necessary.
If this is your first competition, yes, you need to go to it.
 

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Ok then. I guess I’ll be waking up early on Sunday morning...
You're in the UK, right?

Bring your passport as ID, and don't worry about missing the intro to competing. They just explain how to do it. Watch some videos, like CyoTheKing's, practise with a stackmat to get used to it, and maybe ask someone to show you when you do arrive if you're still unsure or if you don't have a stackmat. It's not hard as long as you know what to expect. Make sure to arrive in plenty of time for your first event as if you're late, you're out.

My first time tip would be to start straight away when they call 8 seconds. The next 4 seconds pass in no time, and when they call 12 seconds you'll panic. Inspection goes much quicker than you'd expect: )
 

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You're in the UK, right?

Bring your passport as ID, and don't worry about missing the intro to competing. They just explain how to do it. Watch some videos, like CyoTheKing's, practise with a stackmat to get used to it, and maybe ask someone to show you when you do arrive if you're still unsure or if you don't have a stackmat. It's not hard as long as you know what to expect. Make sure to arrive in plenty of time for your first event as if you're late, you're out.

My first time tip would be to start straight away when they call 8 seconds. The next 4 seconds pass in no time, and when they call 12 seconds you'll panic. Inspection goes much quicker than you'd expect: )
Thanks!
 
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