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Unofficial Maryland Competition

Ickathu

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This won't be official. There's already too many competitions in the northeast this spring. People lose interest when there's that many competitions, and turnout drops, and people stop getting enough competitors to afford a venue. If you want to hold an official competition, you should email me and Bob about it, don't just try to get us to agree on the forums.
Maryland technically isn't in the northeast. Just sayin'.

And some of us are not old enough to drive yet, so we have to rely on our parents for travel. The only reason my parents took me to Harvard Fall 2011 was because my dad had already been tentatively planning a trip to Boston. For me, mapquest says it's 3.5 hours from where I am (central virginia) to Gettysburg (southern edge of Pennsylvania [i.e., North east]). Since most competitions start between 8:30 and 9, that would mean we have to get up at 4:30 to leave by 5. Personally, I don't mind this, but my parents do. Plus, I have a 6 yr old brother - can you imagine that at 4:30? Not fun. :/ There's no way on the face of the planet that they are going to do that for an UNOFFICIAL competition.
 

BlueDevil

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Why don't you guys spend more time organizing it, and maybe host it in mid to late June. Other than maybe nationals, there is currently no scheduled competition that Northeasterners would attend during the late spring/summer time. Also try to get a good crew of people who could assist you in organizing and running the competition.

That's really the only advice I can give on helping you to make it official.
 

MirzaCubing

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Why don't you guys spend more time organizing it, and maybe host it in mid to late June. Other than maybe nationals, there is currently no scheduled competition that Northeasterners would attend during the late spring/summer time. Also try to get a good crew of people who could assist you in organizing and running the competition.

That's really the only advice I can give on helping you to make it official.
Problem is my school may not be available for me to use during summer, so I have to do it during the school year. As for people who will judge/scramble/data entry, I have my rubik's cube club(8 people) as well as some others. I'm fine with making this competition unofficial, but I'm hoping in the future through my high school years I can host official competitions.
 

Bob

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Why don't you guys spend more time organizing it, and maybe host it in mid to late June. Other than maybe nationals, there is currently no scheduled competition that Northeasterners would attend during the late spring/summer time. Also try to get a good crew of people who could assist you in organizing and running the competition.

That's really the only advice I can give on helping you to make it official.
That's not true at all. Why would you make such an assumption with no evidence to back it up? Cornell is planned for April 21. Brown is planned for May 19. Captain's Cove is planned for May 26. There are also tentative competitions in the works for June through August in South Jersey, West Chester PA, North Carolina, and Washington DC.

Just because there aren't competitions announced does not mean there are no competitions planned.
 

hyunchoi98

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*googled Maryland* 'crap, it's so far away'

That's not true at all. Why would you make such an assumption with no evidence to back it up? Cornell is planned for April 21. Brown is planned for May 19. Captain's Cove is planned for May 26. There are also tentative competitions in the works for June through August in South Jersey, West Chester PA, North Carolina, and Washington DC.

Just because there aren't competitions announced does not mean there are no competitions planned.
O_O *just got my hopes up for another competition that's not as far as Newark*
 

CubeLTD

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That's not true at all. Why would you make such an assumption with no evidence to back it up? Cornell is planned for April 21. Brown is planned for May 19. Captain's Cove is planned for May 26. There are also tentative competitions in the works for June through August in South Jersey, West Chester PA, North Carolina, and Washington DC.

Just because there aren't competitions announced does not mean there are no competitions planned.

Captain Cove =D. A competition in my city.
 

MirzaCubing

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*googled Maryland* 'crap, it's so far away'



O_O *just got my hopes up for another competition that's not as far as Newark*
lol, its funny. I've tried so many times to come to a New Jersey competition but I've never been able to, and now someone in New Jersey wants to come to Maryland. NJ cubers are lucky, you have so many competitions. That's why I'm trying to have one in Maryland, because there are not that many in driving distance.
 

Bob

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lol, its funny. I've tried so many times to come to a New Jersey competition but I've never been able to, and now someone in New Jersey wants to come to Maryland. NJ cubers are lucky, you have so many competitions. That's why I'm trying to have one in Maryland, because there are not that many in driving distance.
Well, of course! I live in NJ. When I organize a competition, typically it's in NJ. What's the motivation for me to organize a competition that I have to travel for? So I can wake up early? Spend more on gas? Pay tolls? Get home late? LOL. :)

In general, northern NJ is probably the center of cubing in the Northeast. It's certainly no coincidence. I am only willing to travel so far so often. Tim and I get busy with other things. It's difficult to feel bad for cubers in Maryland...look at the map! Even with only a few a year, it's much better than many parts of the USA.

LOOK!
 

MirzaCubing

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btw Bob, since I'm sorta new to the whole competition planning thing, could you give me some tips and an idea of what I should be doing to prepare before the competition and during the day of the competition. It would mean a lot to me. Thanks :)
 
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