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Race to Sub-20 (Must average above 30 to start)

cubernya

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Race to Sub-25 (Must average above 30 at start to get reward)

MOD NOTE : If you can change the thread title to my post title it would be great

Alright, this is kind of like brackets (well not kind of, it is!)

This will last just a few weeks, until the final winner is declared.

The first 16 people to post will be entered into the competition (please post an A3o5 with it) - every week the number of people will be cut in half (thus making it a true race :mad:)

After the number is narrowed down to the final 4 people, I will require video proof of your A3o5 (do it as many times as you wish and send in your best) to ensure that the reward doesn't go to a liar :)

However, there is one problem that I've found. The number of people gets cut in half each week, but it doesn't guarantee that the final person will be sub 25. This will be ensured by placing guidelines for each round. If neither of the two people competing against each other make the guidelines, then neither makes the next round (thus giving the person that would compete against them a bi)

Also, people will be matched up (in the beginning) via their A3o5, with highest time being against lowest, similar to a tournament.

I will now be posting whether I am online viewing the topic (and refreshing the page) to answer questions, or if I am not. There are 3 statuses, in, out, and in-out. In is when I am fully there, out is when I am not, and in-out is when I'm doing other things, but still refreshing every few minutes.
Status : Out

The winner of this contest will receive $2.50 USD via PayPal (hence why I need video proof)


Good luck, and good cubing!

(The brackets are posted below)
 
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cubernya

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Also, forgot to mention this but I will be competing in this (although most likely to get knocked out after first round)
My A3o5 is roughly 1 minute (too lazy to time right now :p)

 
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cubernya

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The $2.50 USD is just something to motivate people to join...and you can be in this and another race at the same time

Also, explain why it's not going to work if you think it's not :p
 

3x3

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Im in this... Sounds like a good idea.

I average like 39-41 ish
 
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cubernya

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No, at the end you have to provide video proof (I look at videos carefully to know if it's practiced)

Not to mention that you have use a timer with a scrambler (if you don't follow the scrambler I will know)
 

fugiyoshi

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I want to join! Right now I'm averaging around 38 seconds. This will motivate me to practice more for sure!
Will I need to post videos on youtube or is there another way?
 

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I would say the flaws are fairly obvious...

You're asking people to go from 30+ to sub 20. I'm sorry, but I doubt anyone will achieve this unless a bunch of people fake to be sup 30.

Shouldn't they at least be close to sub-20 for this? You're asking a lot for just a few weeks worth of cubing.
 

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Ryan, I took a look at your WCA profile and only 2 of your competitions averaged above 30 seconds. I have put you in the list, but I will need to see that you average above 30 seconds
 

3x3

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I would say the flaws are fairly obvious...

You're asking people to go from 30+ to sub 20. I'm sorry, but I doubt anyone will achieve this unless a bunch of people fake to be sup 30.

Shouldn't they at least be close to sub-20 for this? You're asking a lot for just a few weeks worth of cubing.
I actually agree with him, it should be like race to sub 25
 

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Alright. 2 people agree on one thing. Changing the parameters for each week now

Also, the WCA page does not lie. Only his first 2 competitions averaged above 30 seconds, and all his recent ones are well under 30
 

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Alright. 2 people agree on one thing. Changing the parameters for each week now

Also, the WCA page does not lie. Only his first 2 competitions averaged above 30 seconds, and all his recent ones are well under 30
Yeah...why would you want to look at his old ones? I'm pretty sure he was just joshing you, but to each his own. I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just trying to be blunt.
 
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