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World Championships 2013 - Las Vegas

Andrew Ricci

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DYK's:

Las Vegas is terrible in every way?

The venue was literally feet from the US nats venue?

Finding a decent place to eat is impossible?

Gloria?

Rob Stuart lives in the same town as me yet we only see each other when we travel across the country?

Noah Arthurs and I look so much alike we switched name tags just to further confuse people?

Anthony is a BAMF for getting us Team USA jackets?

Noah and I also switched jackets?

Pyraminx isn't a puzzle?

Rowe Hessler is hysterical when he's drunk?

Mats Valk and Feliks are ridiculously nice?

I have a major crush on Cornelius?

You need to treat every solve like it's your last?

Breandan Vallance has an endless ability to impress me with crazy fingertricks?

My attempts to corrupt Anthony and Rowe have been stopped twice?

I have the most 'murican pride?

USA, USA?

Ravi's stackmat is more famous than he is?

I had to leave Monday at 3 AM?

Worlds was totally amazing?
 
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uberCuber

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2011THOM01
Added a few you forgot:

I knew I should have posted earlier. Andrea stole a bunch of the DYKs I was going to write. :p

Did you know...

- No flash photography was allowed?
- Standing right in front of the seats was not allowed?
- Nick Vu was spreading love in the form of stickers?
- Chris Wall and I got a 19.xx skewb team BLD single?
- He actually pronounces sq-1 "skwun" in real life?
- I judged Evan Liu's clock WR average during the staff competition, and I didn't even know he broke the WR until the day later?
- Xu (pronounced "shoe") won feet?
- Andrea Javier is the shortest 24-year-old I have ever met?
- I'm still taller than Joey Gouly?
- Lots of people know a lot about flags?
- Cards Against Humanity is the best game ever?
- No flash photography was allowed?
- Standing right in front of the seats was not allowed?
- Both Andy Smith and Andy Smith 2 attended?
- Brandon Delacruz and Justin Mallari are the same person?
- Jashmin Tin hugs EVERYONE?
- Bob takes the side stage very seriously?
- He also uses the mic very seriously?
- He's also very pro at pronouncing Chinese cubers' names?
- Running for 4x4, OH, 5x5 and 6x6 is probably the most fun I had while on staff duty?
- It was also the most amount of exercise I've had this summer?
- Chris Olson was "Famous Asian Rubik"?
- Sebastian and Philipp Weyer are brothers?
- No flash photography was allowed?
- Standing right in front of the seats was not allowed?
- During FMC round 2, Andrew Ricci suddenly said "Why am I even here?", after spending 10 mins on a 2x2x2 block, and walked out?
- I unintentionally DNF'd clock average for the third time this month?
- After the megaminx event took 50 mins longer than it was supposed to, we miraculously caught up during clock?
- After Unofficial Skewb got cancelled, a bunch of us got together and had a "Unofficial Unofficial" Skewb competition?
- Dene is actually super nice in real life?
- Henrik Aagaard took 2x2x2 finals very seriously?
- Nurym Kudaibergen actually came from Kazakhstan?
- He had DP all five times during 4x4x4 finals?
- No flash photography was allowed?
- Standing right in front of the seats was not allowed?
- During BLD finals I was supposed to judge Feliks, but he dropped out so I judged an invisible competitor (and even held up the laminated BLD paper) for a while?
- Tyson's voice crack at the end of awards was the funniest thing that happened all weekend?
- No flash photography was allowed?
- Standing right in front of the seats was not allowed?
 
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Provo, UT
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2013LLEW01
Things I learned at worlds:

-Making worlds your first official comp is stressful but didn't stop it from being any less fun.
-People need to learn how to bathe. Seriously.
-Cubing with cold hands sucks.
-Being nervous gives you cold hands.
-Flash photography is not allowed.
-Flash photography is distracting. Kian reminding people it is distracting is distracting.
-Meeting people I've been reading on the forums in person was AWESOME.
-Mats, Feliks, and Kevin are all super cool. Makes it easy to root for them.
-Best way to regain motivation is to compete.
-I got smoked by like 30 10 year olds.
-Can't wait for the next one!
 
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near Ottawa, Canada
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Fun comp, but did super terrible at almost all events.

Ex: Clock avg: 9, 15, 16, 8, 9 = 11.51 Didn't make finals.

Did horrid in feet (missed podium by 2 sec) and every round of OH.. Happy but unhappy about 10.00 3x3 avg (9.997). Happy about 31 FMC, 8:55 4BLD and 1:10 BLD which had 5 second pause to put on the blindfold because I had forgot to take off my glasses and didn't realize why it wouldn't go down :fp

I was racing Feliks at 4x4 and won twice :)
missed 5x5 rdn 1 because of 5bld which I DNFed :(
Top 10 in the world for sum of single ranks. Right in front of John :)
Got fastest single for Canada but didn't get a medal because it was for averages this time :(

More stuff when I get home.
 
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TeddyKGB

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Adrian, MI
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DYK...

Ron van Bruchem and Michal Pleskowicz both wanted a picture with me because of my awesome beard?

I was complimented on my beard 27 times

That's not including the 20 or 30 times Walker did it

I had pizza for a majority of my meals

Brest thinks Angela is the boss

Even though we all know it's Tony

I bought a 5x5 from Kevin Hays

Odds are I'll break a WR soon

Kit Clement owns more than one clock

Why would anyone own more than one clock?

John Brechon used my beard in him multi blind memo




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Rubiks560

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Minnesota
WCA
2009OLSO01
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Cyotheking
DYK...

...B2 and you're trolling?
...The Riveria is the crappest hotel I've ever stayed at?
...they told us they didn't have any non smoking rooms even though we reserved one?
...they gave a non smoking room to the people right behind us?
...I got in at 2:00 AM Friday and got 3 hours of sleep?
...It's incredibly awkward when people approach you and know exactly who you are but you can't figure out who they are?
...I probably met someone I really wanted to talk to and didn't realize it was them?
...The first thing Andrew Ricci said to me when he saw me was: "Motherfu****"?
...Kevin Hays still thinks he is 2x2 Masta?
...I AM BIG CUBE MASTA.
...Daniel Shep thinks I'm shorter in real life?
...I think Daniel is shorter in real life?
...Rob Yau is shorter in real life?
...I <3 Cameron Stollery?
...I actually considered doing the ...2x2 semis blindfolded?
...I got a 1.90 2x2 AO12 in practice BLD?
...I pretty much sucked at every event the whole entire competition?
...But that's okay because I met so many awesome people?
...Andrew Ricci fricken stole my question during the 3x3 seminar?
...Feliks picked him for the question because he was US champ?
...I am like the only person who really likes the food court at the Riveria?
...Anytime somebody asked me to sign something I had to say "Disclaimer: my signature sucks."?
...Signing cubes is incredibly difficult?
...I had a candy bar for breakfast every day?
...on for first day I posted a picture on Facebook of the candy bar and said "Breakfast of chinos"?
...everyone thought I was racist?
...I meant to say champions?
...Andy Smith knows a crap ton of tricks?
...Me and Ravi attempted mutual team blind while juggling?
...That is insanely hard?
...The walkout music at worlds was not nearly as impressive as it could have been?
...Rowe is incredibly funny drunk?
...Mats and Feliks are super fun to talk with?
...I thought Feliks didn't like me before worlds?
...During 3x3 finals Rowe started chanting "USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!" And the only people in it were Feliks and Mats?
...Mats' cuteness level is over 9,000?
...I've never been so disappointed with my 2x2 results?
...Before finals Mats got a 2.16 average and I almost peed my pants when I saw that?
...Cameron Stollery is super awesome?
...Henrik made 2x2 finals?
...wat
 

AustinReed

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Tucson, Arizona
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2011REED01
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DYK...
...I'm apparently the only one who knew who Chris Wall was when I first saw him?
...I wanted a sub-10 average?
...I wasn't even close?
...you cannot stand in front of the cameras?
...Riviera internet sucks?
...because I'm American, I can eat at any given moment? (<3 Joey)
..."no, it's not that Per"
...all Swedes look exactly the same?
...2x2 sucks?
...I didn't get to go to any fun meetups?
...Cubecast takes a lot of work?
...I unintentionally banned fazdad from the stream?
...You cannot stand in front of the cameras?
...Tyson is actually super cool?
...I hate Vegas?
...I'm amazing at 4BLD?
...Sarah's colour scheme is both amazing and terrible?
...You cannot stand in front of the cameras?
...You need to turn off your internet?
...I sat 3ft away from Faz's final solves?
...It was the most amazing thing ever?
 

IMSLOW1097

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DYK...
...that I was shouting all the weird stuff in 3x3 finals, i.e. "have my children kevin costello" and "you're a hunk of burnin' love kevin hays"
...I LOVE YOU FELIKS ZEMDEGS!!!!
...that i'm pretty much everyone's number one fan?
...That i really need to learn when to shut up?
...that the chinese food in the food court at the riviera was legit imo?
...that i was probably the suckiest staff member at the competition?
...that i love jacob hutnyk?
...that i only broke PBs in pyraminx and still didn't make second round in literally anything?
...that I AM PATRICK STAR???!!!
...that competition anxiety sucks?
...I STILL LOVE YOU FELIKS ZEMDEGS!!!!!
...that this comp was unforgettable?
 

TheDubDubJr

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Minneapolis, MN
WCA
2011WELC01
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DYK...

...As soon as I entered the Riviera, I went and tackled John Breckon.
...If you ever have a B2 in an alg, you are trolling.
...No flash photography is allowed.
...Faz won an epic 2-7 relay against Hays.
...Brest is the Brest.
...Brest and I went into the bathroom to swap shirts
......and was called sexy by Mats.
...Happy Birthday to Tim Reynolds.
...Andrea Javier is almost a full 2 feet shorter than me.
......The hugs with her were very interesting.
...Kevin Hays is the 2x2 Masta’
......and Chris Olson is the Big Cube Master!
...I got to meet Andrew Ricci
......Or was it Noah Arthurs?
...Corey Sakowski was the best of the worst.
......SAAAKKKOOWWWSSKI!!!
...Ryan DeLine has an amazing beard
......and was asked to take a picture with Michal Pleskowicz because of the beard.
...DaveyCow is the best Cow <3

Thank you to all the organization and staff members to make this an amazing experience and birthday for me.
 
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There is no way anyone like me who was not on staff and just enjoying the competition will ever be able to understand the amount of work that went into this competition but I still would like to give everyone who was involved in organizing and running the hugest competition ever the biggest, most sincere, heartfelt thank you. You guys really are the defining feature of what makes the cubing community so awesome.

And to Feliks, I've seen things in my life that have shown that sometimes history is already written and that we are just enacting it, and this I would say is one of those instances. Considering how much you have worked for something like this and yet how close (literally a matter of millimeters) it came to a different outcome, I would say it was almost a case of divine intervention and that you were somehow 'meant' to win. As if the cubing gods somehow took that last solve and said 'nope, it's his'. I know it sounds crazy, but I would say things like that don't just happen, and it was definitely your time. Congratu-freakin-lations.
 

Vincents

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DYK...

- 波波 is a thing, now
- The scrambles can be found here: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~vsheu/Scrambles - World Championship 2013.zip
- The password is "smartcar" (no quotes)
- I got 9 hours of sleep over 4 nights
- I will never ever PB in 3x3 ever again (14.02>>>11.60 average)
- Sebastien Auroux ruined a 1-2-3 Berkeley FMC sweep (1. Steven Xu (25), T-2. Sebastien Auroux/Devin Corr-Robinett (26), 4. ME (27))
- Ajay built a cube throne
- PLEASE, NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
- STAY IN THE COMPETITOR AREA, NOT IN FRONT OF THE SCRAMBLING TABLE
- Somebody reported a stolen laptop out of a locked briefcase, and was going to file a police report. He later found his laptop
- Our apparel vendor sold out
- Tyson was awesome as an announcer
- Our organization team blew away the rest of the world - many international delegates asked about how to replicate our model
 
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aceofspades98

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DYK...

- 波波 is a thing, now
- The scrambles can be found here: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~vsheu/Scrmbles - World Championship 2013.zip
- The password is "smartcar" (no quotes)
- I got 9 hours of sleep over 4 nights
- I will never ever PB in 3x3 ever again (14.02>>>11.60 average)
- Sebastien Auroux ruined a 1-2-3 Berkeley FMC sweep (1. Steven Xu (25), T-2. Sebastien Auroux/Devin Corr-Robinett (26), 4. ME (27))
- Ajay built a cube throne
- PLEASE, NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
- STAY IN THE COMPETITOR AREA, NOT IN FRONT OF THE SCRAMBLING TABLE
- Somebody reported a stolen laptop out of a locked briefcase, and was going to file a police report. He later found his laptop
- Our apparel vendor sold out
- Tyson was awesome as an announcer
- Our organization team blew away the rest of the world - many international delegates asked about how to replicate our model
Scrambles are 404'd
 

Dene

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I may never speak again.
<3 Kian, you were the best. I didn't really get much chance to chat properly with you but oh well... I just wanted to say, when it came to keeping events flowing you were really the linchpin that held everything together. This is the role that I normally take in Australian competitions so I know what it encompasses, and to do it on such a massive scale is absolutely nuts. From the perspective of a staff member, who just turned up on the day and did as they were bidden (predominantly scrambling in my case), you made life extremely easy for all of us. My greatest gratuities to you.



Of course, that is not to discredit everyone else who was involved, especially Jimmy, Timmy (I'ma start calling him that now, whether he likes it or not) and Tyson (Tysony doesn't work so well...), to name but a few, but this one is for Kian :tu
 
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Andreaillest

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I may never speak again.
But how will anyone know that flash photography isn't allowed?

In all seriousness, you were a great MC. Controlling a crowd of dozens of people must have been a nightmare, but you did it beautifully. I especially loved how stern you got when people kept standing to close to the stage. <3
 
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