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San Francisco Open 2009

Lucas Garron

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I'm in charge of organizing the San Francisco Open 2009 competition on January 18: http://caltech.cubingusa.com/sanfrancisco2009/
Tomorrow, I'm visiting the Exploratorium to physically plan the competition layout.

For those who've been around for 2 years, it's a successor to the Caltech Winter competitions.
If you're attending, I would appreciate it if you signed up as early as possible. You're not fully committed or restricted to the events you check, but we would like a good idea of whom to prepare for (cards to prepare, etc.).

Also, I'm trying to make a list of the members of the main organizing team (who should pre-register, too!). If you're interested in being on the team (and don't think you automatically will be), send me a PM or email.

Anyhow, use this thread to ask any questions or talk about the competition. I'm trying to offer a lot of events while still making it a competition for lots of newcomers to enjoy; anything else (other than more events) you'd like to see being done to make this competition better?

I hope to see a lot of new and advanced cubers there! :)
 

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If I come can I have a 4x4x4 too?
Hey Dene (you are a girl),

Are you going to be in the United States at that time? Because if you are going to UCLA, you should just get a ride to San Francisco with some of the Los Angeles area cubers. Shelley (also a girl) will probably be driving up.

I'll take care of you for the weekend if you're in town. My home (or where I grew up) is only 30 minutes by car from the competition venue.
 

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I notice that multiBLD, 4BLD and 5BLD, and 3BLD are in consecutive hour slots. Do any of you BLD specializers think that might be a problem if you want to do all the BLD events? If you guys are fine with it I am too, but it just seems a little tight to me.
 

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Oh man really? That'd be awesome! But didn't you know, I'm a hermaphrodite now ^^
Fine, but figure out your logistics. If you don't make this easy, I'm not going out of my way to do you a favor.
Yes well... I won't be planning anything until I get to California, which will only give me two weeks.
I don't want to put pressure on anyone to rely on me when I'm probably not going to be in a particularly reliable position. :eek:
 

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I will sign up after X-mas. I think i might be getting a master magic.
Just sign up now.
We're going to have to re-register people for magics anyhow, on competition, because the submission field was broken when some people signed up.

This applies to any potential competitors:
I don't want to put it on the site and allow everyone to expect to change their events freely, but if you wanna add/remove a few things it's no problem: just send me an email and/or tell us at the competition.
It helps us if you pre-register early, with a reasonably developed -if not final- choice of events, so we have an idea of what to plan for (we have a few competition areas to coordinate).
 

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Hey, I posted on the yahoo speedcubing group but figured i'd post here as well. I'm stationed in Monterey CA and am looking for a ride to the competition. I may be able to use the bus system, but i'd rather not if i can avoid it. So if anyone is going to be driving through or nearby Monterey on their way to the competition and can give me a ride please let me know, i'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

Richard Meyer
 

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I'm going to be there, it will be my first competition, but I'm really not that good, I average about a minute. But I think it will be fun. Hopefully next year I'll be better. I'm probably just going to do 3x3x3 speedsolve, I might do 4x4x4, but I just can't seem to be able to memorize the orientation parity algorithm. But if I can, I'll sign up with that for sure.
 

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Is any merchandise going to be sold? eg. stickers cubes etc...
Cubesmith might come again.
Hopefully, we'll also have some DIY's to sell, as well as a few spare puzzles. However, I don't think we'll be selling a lot this year. The Exploratorium store will be trying to stock up for the event, though (they have 3-5 cubes, and Dan Harris's book, at least).
 
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