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Where do you think US Nationals 2010 should be held?

Where should the US nationals be held next? In your opinion


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Paul Wagner

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That's way too* early to discuss and it isn't up to us.
It is up to Tyson.
Fixed .
PWNEDD SAUCE

Thanks Connor but sorry for this.
That's way too* early to discuss and it isn't up to us.
It is up to Tyson.
Fixed.**
Thanks Paul but sorry for this:
That's way too* early to discuss and it isn't up to us.
It is up to US.
Also, neither one of you understood why i said US. Either that or Spongebob stole your laughbox.
 
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On topic, I agree that Nats should be held in the Northeast, and I am one of those examples of why. Being a minor, my parents wouldn't let me go cross country alone, and didn't want to come with me for nats. I can't go this year. I don't mean to sound like a sob story, just my 2 cents. I am almost certain that by the time of nats, if it were held in the NE area, I would most certainly be able to go. IMO, NYC is out of the question due to reasons mentioned earlier (mainly cost). Perhaps somewhere in NJ or Boston?
Sigh. Another "come hold a competition in my backyard!" whiner.

How is that supposed to be a good argument for choosing the location for a tournament? If we hold Nationals in the Northeast next year, there will be plenty of California cubers who will be making the exact same argument as you.
As Paul mentioned, twice Nationals was held in California. We are not saying that we all need to have the competition in our backyard, we're saying that it would actually be beneficial to change it up next year. The Northeast region is home to many cubers that would be willing to help. Maybe some variety needs to be considered here.
 

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I'd be willing to travel to Texas if we held nationals sometime other than the middle of summer. Atlanta was bad enough.
North Texas in mid August is usually quite nice. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is a good example.
Disagree. Caltech Summer 2005. F*ck heat!
There we go. Let's not let that happen again Bob. :cool:

Also, thanks to the Texas Speedcubing Club in 2008, Texas actually started having REAL competitions. We can change the weather. :)
 

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I like how no one does the research themselves, just takes what he thinks and hears as fact. :rolleyes:
Three US Nationals (all named "US Nationals") have been held in California. And don't tell me you weren't counting this year.
 

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You could have it at the mall of America. That would get cubers some publicity.
I've actually looked at this and it's not too bad. I think we could have a competition at MOA without it being Nationals and it would be pretty decent. However, in order to do this, we need to have strong support in the area for cubing. No one besides me wants to organize or even co-organize, and many people don't want to volunteer for scrambling/judging. You want a competition at MOA? Here's what would need to happen: Have a few competitions before to make sure we have the proper help and to also build up some funds. Once I can see that we can manage other competitions well, I will setup something at MOA.

Minnesota could have 4 competitions a year if other people were willing to help out.

My opinion? If it's going to be in the Midwest, I would suggest Indiana or Texas.

But if you just look at the number of competitions and organizers, NE would be a good choice. You shouldn't just get Nationals handed to you, you should earn them. And I don't think Minnesota has.
 

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Maybe in las vegas. There I'd a lot of hotels and a lot of things to do there
A bit harsh, don't you think? They are people too..
/sarcasm

In response to some people posting on here, I understand that I didn't really give reasons why Nationals should be held in D.C. But to my defense, I've never organized a competition or even helped organize one so I don't think my research would be as thorough as some would like.

However, I still feel that my opinion was somewhat better than others because I didn't choose a location in my backyard. I picked a place that a few others so far seemed to like, that has a high cubing population, and has other things to do after the competition is over. D.C. is a location that I would be willing to travel to if Nationals was held there and I think others would agree. Something tells me that D.C. sounds more appealing than Texas or Minnesota.
 

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If we're thinking midwest for Nationals, Detroit would be a great choice for a host, and I would be willing to do whatever you'd need to bring it here. It would make the US Nationals seem much more like a competition for all of North America (English speaking parts, at least) by attracting both American and Canadian cubers. The Motor City Open, held back in April, was completely dominated by the Canadians, so there would be no doubt that Detroit would be a great city for hosting the "NA Open." With the completely depressed state of Detroit, it makes it very cheap to fly/stay here as well.

I know I sound like a complete homer when saying this, and I realize venues in places like New York and DC would be much more fun than Detroit, I just thought I'd just throw out my idea. I'd be willing to help for next year's Nationals in any way I can provided that it is in the east somewhere.
 

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If it were in Detroit, how does mid-late June sound as a date? :p

Also, yes it would be easier for Canadians to compete too, but what about Southern US? Isn't it around 1200-1300 miles from South Files.
And poor Mexicans...

No that statement does NOT have a finish, it's an emotion. >_<
 

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If it were in Detroit, how does mid-late June sound as a date? :p

Also, yes it would be easier for Canadians to compete too, but what about Southern US? Isn't it around 1200-1300 miles from South Files.
And poor Mexicans...

No that statement does NOT have a finish, it's an emotion. >_<
That is true what you said about the people in Southern U.S. and this is U.S. Nationals not the Canadian Open. I'm open to Canadians coming but I don't think we should really consider other countries when planning OUR nationals. They can come and compete and I'd say even win prizes but we should try to make it easy for people in the continental United States.
 

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From what I've heard, it's going to be in the Midwest.
Rumor has it the WCA is going to rent out the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and we'll have it up there!

Seriously though I agree with people about the nationals being in the midwest, one can only hope though. It's not all up to us there's a lot of factors that go into picking venue...

It could be in Hawaii for all we know.
 

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If it were in Detroit, how does mid-late June sound as a date? :p

Also, yes it would be easier for Canadians to compete too, but what about Southern US? Isn't it around 1200-1300 miles from South Files.
And poor Mexicans...

No that statement does NOT have a finish, it's an emotion. >_<
That is true what you said about the people in Southern U.S. and this is U.S. Nationals not the Canadian Open. I'm open to Canadians coming but I don't think we should really consider other countries when planning OUR nationals. They can come and compete and I'd say even win prizes but we should try to make it easy for people in the continental United States.
Point taken, although I find it a little disappointing that Europe has it's own continental championship and not North America, which led me to the idea.
 
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