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Who do you think will get the first official sub 5 3x3 average?

Who do you think will get the 1st Sub 5?

  • Tymon

    Votes: 78 58.6%
  • Max

    Votes: 34 25.6%
  • Ruihang

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Felix

    Votes: 8 6.0%
  • Fahmi?

    Votes: 6 4.5%
  • Others

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • matty

    Votes: 2 1.5%

  • Total voters
    133

Blau

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It's been a bit better here, but the government still closes down a place as soon as they discover an omicron case there. I dunno which city Ruihang lives in, but regardless, China ain't opening comps.
What actually happened is a kid competed in a wca comp in beijing but failed to podium. The parents want a refund, but the deadline has passed, so the parents got mad and reported the comp to the government for crowd gathering amid covid.
 

hyn

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What actually happened is a kid competed in a wca comp in beijing but failed to podium. The parents want a refund, but the deadline has passed, so the parents got mad and reported the comp to the government for crowd gathering amid covid.
Where'd you get that info from?
 

Blau

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lmao if that's true that's petty as hell

more accurate situation:
the delegates and the organizers received an email from a competitor (potential with parents) requesting to cancel the registration and demanding a full refund(around 200 RMB) because of the domino effects of Coivd, personal worries, and government restrictions.
At that time, Beijing was classified to be a low risk of covid and there had been 391 days without a covid case in the region.
The preparation for the competition was finished and the refund deadline has passed, so the request for a full refund was rejected, but a refund for the companion ticket for the guest was available. The competitor, or potentially parent, got mad and reported the competition to the Beijing police department for including foreign competitors and Chinese competitors from other regions of higher risk of covid and with unknown/suspicious travel plans. At 6 pm the day before the competition, the organizers received a call from the police and went to the police station for investigation.
At the same time, the Chinese government just released a notice encouraging citizens to stay in their province or city. So the department asked the organizers to cancel the comp, otherwise, they might have to stop the competition in front of a bunch of kids.
At 11 pm that day, 5 hours from the call, all competitors received an email regarding the cancellation of the competition.
It is funny how all other events at the venue(hotel) continued, including graduation ceremonies, weddings, and business conferences, only the WCA competition was canceled.
And came to me as a shock that there was a 1 million RMB lost for venue renting, travel plans and hotel fees of parents and competitors.
There are poor families spending money equivalent to a one-month living fee hoping to compete and a lot of aspiring cubers practiced hard.
For example, Yiheng practiced >500 3x3 solves every day for 10 days, getting 5.9 ao100.

but it is still true that parents report WCA competitions because of their child not having a podium or a "rivalry" (a threat) got podium.

source: https://www.bilibili.com/read/cv12493472
 
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Eli Apperson

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more accurate situation:
the delegates and the organizers received an email from a competitor (potential with parents) requesting to cancel the registration and demanding a full refund(around 200 RMB) because of the domino effects of Coivd, personal worries, and government restrictions.
At that time, Beijing was classified to be a low risk of covid and there have been 391 days without a covid case in the region.
The preparation for the competition was finished and the refund deadline has passed, so the request for a full refund was rejected, but a refund for the companion ticket for the guest was available. The competitor, or potentially parent, got mad and reported the competition to the Beijing police department for including foreign competitors and Chinese competitors from other regions of higher risk of covid and with unknown/suspicious travel plans. At 6 pm the day before the competition, the organizers received a call from the police and went to the police station for investigation.
At the same time, the Chinese government just released a notice encouraging citizens to stay in their province or city. So the department asked the organizers to cancel the comp, otherwise, they might have to stop the competition in front of a bunch of kids.
At 11 pm that day, 5 hours from the call, all competitors received an email regarding the cancellation of the competition.
It is funny how all other events at the venue(hotel) continued, including graduation ceremonies, weddings, and business conferences, only the WCA competition was canceled.
And came to me as a shock that there was a 1 million RMB lost for venue renting, travel plans and hotel fees of parents and competitors.
There are poor families spending money equivalent to a one-month living fee hoping to compete and a lot of aspiring cubers practiced hard.
For example, Yiheng practiced >500 3x3 solves every day for 10 days, getting 5.9 ao100.

but it is still true that parents report WCA competitions because of their child not having a podium or a "rivalry" (a threat) got podium.

source: https://www.bilibili.com/read/cv12493472
Holy moly. Every time I think humans can't get any more stupid, they find a way.
 

Imsoosm

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more accurate situation:
the delegates and the organizers received an email from a competitor (potential with parents) requesting to cancel the registration and demanding a full refund(around 200 RMB) because of the domino effects of Coivd, personal worries, and government restrictions.
At that time, Beijing was classified to be a low risk of covid and there had been 391 days without a covid case in the region.
The preparation for the competition was finished and the refund deadline has passed, so the request for a full refund was rejected, but a refund for the companion ticket for the guest was available. The competitor, or potentially parent, got mad and reported the competition to the Beijing police department for including foreign competitors and Chinese competitors from other regions of higher risk of covid and with unknown/suspicious travel plans. At 6 pm the day before the competition, the organizers received a call from the police and went to the police station for investigation.
At the same time, the Chinese government just released a notice encouraging citizens to stay in their province or city. So the department asked the organizers to cancel the comp, otherwise, they might have to stop the competition in front of a bunch of kids.
At 11 pm that day, 5 hours from the call, all competitors received an email regarding the cancellation of the competition.
It is funny how all other events at the venue(hotel) continued, including graduation ceremonies, weddings, and business conferences, only the WCA competition was canceled.
And came to me as a shock that there was a 1 million RMB lost for venue renting, travel plans and hotel fees of parents and competitors.
There are poor families spending money equivalent to a one-month living fee hoping to compete and a lot of aspiring cubers practiced hard.
For example, Yiheng practiced >500 3x3 solves every day for 10 days, getting 5.9 ao100.

but it is still true that parents report WCA competitions because of their child not having a podium or a "rivalry" (a threat) got podium.

source: https://www.bilibili.com/read/cv12493472
Thanks for that info, but is there any information on when competitions would open again?

also that parent is dumb as hell what, why the heck would you register if you're so scared of covid???!
 

Blau

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Thanks for that info, but is there any information on when competitions would open again?

also that parent is dumb as hell what, why the heck would you register if you're so scared of covid???!
from cubers in Chinese cubing forums:
2 competitions have been canceled because of malicious reports, there had been a great loss in money, and organizers are scared to organize new comps for now.
The 2 comps I am referring to:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/BeijingSummer2021
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/JieyangOpen2021
 

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Throwback to these old predictions...
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Stefan was correct, even if unknowingly. Thanks to @Athefre for the screenshots. Here's to the next 5 second barrier being broken of sub 0! But seriously, sub 4 seems impossible now, but it will almost certainly become possible. How, I have no idea, my prediction being someone insane at FreeZZ or something like that. High tech, difficult fingertricks, insane lookahead. Or maybe vanilla CFOP just done really well. We dunno.
 

gsingh

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from cubers in Chinese cubing forums:
2 competitions have been canceled because of malicious reports, there had been a great loss in money, and organizers are scared to organize new comps for now.
The 2 comps I am referring to:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/BeijingSummer2021
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/JieyangOpen2021
A little unrelated, but do you know anything about that institute thingy?
Ying's cube or something like that.
 
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