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World Championships 2013 - Las Vegas

shelley

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5BLD: Have you suggested having your parents talk to other adults attending (including staff)? That might help your situation out if they feel like there's somebody to "watch over you."
When we started doing this we were college students holding an event in a lecture hall. It still amuses me that we're considered responsible adults putting on a huge event in Las Vegas now.

But please note that competition staff have enough on their plate and should not be thought of as babysitters.
 

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I wanted to go to Nats in Vegas not to long ago and my parents are the same. I havent been to a comp in a year and they think I still have the same time from December when Im getting sub 15 solves and with my megaminx solves I could be one of the top in the U.S. I am already num=ber 1 in my state for my old times. And Im starting to get sub 1 solves on 4x4.
 

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My parents still say I'm not 'fast enough' to pay that money to get there because I am 'only' third in 'just one country' and apparently 'don't stand a chance' because theres 'lots of fast people out there' (to me it looks like scrabbling for reasons and i dont see why i cant go on my own) I feel your pain.
The WC after that, maybe by then I'm old enough to go on my own.
...tell them that you get sub WR averages at home every day. You do, don't you? Avg5, that is. And by the time you're done with the 10k cube marathon, perhaps you'll be getting sub WR avg100s. That might be able to convince them, some at least.

I hope my parents will let me come. It's on the other side of the country, but, ya know... It's Vegas!! I don't think they've ever been (though they have talked about it a little). I kind of doubt it though, as they won't even always let me go to comps within 3 hours...
 

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Lau: You look asian. Where is your family from?
Are your parents like those mean stereotypical asian parents that only love you if you get straight A's and whip you with bamboo sticks if you dont. *Jokingly*
Cause thats really strict.
I get good grades anyway so I'll never know. They are british anyway... They aren't that bad, just stingy with money and like to say no. And like to use 'teenager' as an insult.
And lolno, my mum used to threaten to 'smack' me but one day I just said 'so?' and she realised how silly it is to punish that way.

Yes, I'd rather not trouble the staff either. I'll just try to get an average average at UKO.
 
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I want to go but don't think I will because my dad said I would have to be sub 10 or sub 11. Right now I'm averaging 19 sec.
dude thats just dumb!! Idk where you live but why would you have to average sub 11 to go?

I do live there, also, 3 of my "students" from my Rubik's club at school went, I was unable to attend the comp due to being ill. Any competitions before World's in Colorado, I'm there.
oh cool! and if if there isnt a competition you should still go. Its all for the experience not for the actual competition. When is there going to be anothers WORLDS in the USA the last one was in 04 lol. I would go even if i could only solve the cube in 50 seconds it would be totally worth it
 
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That's really what you have to average to place anything in the WC isn't it?
 

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That's really what you have to average to place anything in the WC isn't it?
Well for 3x3 no at US nats it was sub 10.5 for finals. for 3x3 OH you could win. for 2x2 thats terrible, for 4x4 thats just crazy good....ect.

But who cares about placing its about the fun of being there and meeting alot fo cubers and having fun
 

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For all those whose parents think that going to Worlds is ONLY about the competitive aspect, let them know of the amazing social experience it brings as well. Some of my best friends I've met through this activity, and I hope to meet many more at Worlds next year (assuming I'm going).
 

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|I have only been cubing for a few months and recently went to my first comp, but i dont want to pass up an opportunity to go to Worlds so i am convincing my parents :D
 

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They would probably be against that. When last time I asked whether I could share a room with Thom cuz he offered and hes an adult. They said "you mean that boy with the cat ears?" "I'd rather you went with your dad"
I was gonna suggest you travel with me for Worlds but then ended up lolling at this.

Am sure someone else could go with you if need be.
 
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