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US Nationals 2014 - Jersey City, New Jersey - August 1-3, 2014

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I'm fine with Vegas again. I don't think people realize (myself included) how much work goes into organizing a competition like this. It's not as easy as finding a venue that can hold everyone.

And to the east coast, you hush. You get like 5 comps a month :p
 

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My girlfriend and I have loved the competitions at Vegas. Could not think of a better place. So much to do on one street, easy place to travel to and great food everywhere.
 

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There are many reasons to make Vegas a regular spot for big competitions. Just to sum them up:

-Near unlimited venue options
-More rooming accommodations than you can shake a stick at
-As an existing tourist attraction, turnout should be high (kids don't have to work too hard to get their parents to take them)
-Driving distance from most of California where there are thriving communities, so staffing shouldn't be an issue
-Two years experience with large competitions

I'd say Vegas is the perfect place, and wouldn't complain if it was there every year (I am biased, of course).
 

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I'm fine with Vegas again. I don't think people realize (myself included) how much work goes into organizing a competition like this. It's not as easy as finding a venue that can hold everyone.

And to the east coast, you hush. You get like 5 comps a month :p
Only in the Northeast. If you're fairly far south of the northeast, then you're out of luck.
 

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I'm fine with Vegas again. I don't think people realize (myself included) how much work goes into organizing a competition like this. It's not as easy as finding a venue that can hold everyone.

And to the east coast, you hush. You get like 5 comps a month :p
*northeast coast

Down near D.C. there's a comp every three months :p
 

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I'd love to do Vegas because I've never been and I plan on going to this one =P.

Does anyone know if Orlando has a cubing scene like California does?
Duuuude, I'm (hopefully) moving to Tampa next may, that means Orlando is only a couple hour drive or so! Are you moving to Orlando? I've been talking to Mike, Jim, and some others about the cubing scene in FL and how I'm going to hate not having anybody to cube with.
 

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Duuuude, I'm (hopefully) moving to Tampa next may, that means Orlando is only a couple hour drive or so! Are you moving to Orlando? I've been talking to Mike, Jim, and some others about the cubing scene in FL and how I'm going to hate not having anybody to cube with.
I do not live in Orlando, I just mentioned it because it seems like a place that would have a bunch of hotels to choose from as well as a major airport and tourist attractions.
 

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Another Tampa cuber here. Unfortunately though I have no experience for helping organize a competition, especially with US Nationals, but if there are questions I could try to find some answers.

And of course, if anyone would be interested in organizing a smaller competition, I'd be glad to help with that too.
 

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Andrew: Har, I was hoping maybe you meant you'd be moving to Orlando soon. Aren't you a delegate?

Maniac: How many other cubers are down that way? I could organize a competition, the problem would be finding a delegate. Andrew or Chris Hardwick would be the closest guys, but I know a few cool delegates that if you pay their way there + put them up that would be cool with coming down if their schedule is open.
 

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How many other cubers are down that way? I could organize a competition, the problem would be finding a delegate. Andrew or Chris Hardwick would be the closest guys, but I know a few cool delegates that if you pay their way there + put them up that would be cool with coming down if their schedule is open.
Not a lot. The last competition we've had in Florida was in 2011 with only 16 competitors. But because FL comps are so rare, people travel from around. Chris was the delegate, but I think he moved to Virginia...


OT: Orlando would definitely be suitable for nationals in terms of hotels and venues. I attended a math competition (300-350 people) in a hotel event hall across the street from Universal Studios. It had one large hall and several smaller, side halls. There would be plenty of other hotels in the area as well as countless attractions.

http://www.doubletreeorlando.com/default-en.html

Just food for thought.
 
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