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World Championships 2013 - Las Vegas

Rubiks560

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DYK...

..All the people shouting during finals were REALLY annoying?
...Except for when Andrew whistled The Good The Bad and The Ugly?
...Bob was trolling me really hard during all the side events?
...I finally said "Who do you think you are!?"
...He hands me his phones and says "Look at my lock screen"?
...It said "I'm Bob ****ing Burton"
...That was one of the funniest things ever?
 

Tyson

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DYK...

..All the people shouting during finals were REALLY annoying?
...Except for when Andrew whistled The Good The Bad and The Ugly?
...Bob was trolling me really hard during all the side events?
...I finally said "Who do you think you are!?"
...He hands me his phones and says "Look at my lock screen"?
...It said "I'm Bob ****ing Burton"
...That was one of the funniest things ever?
That whistling wasn't cool. Had the audience all started laughing, and many of them chuckled, it would have created a major distraction to just one competitor, which would have been unfair conditions.

I really hope that people can respect that we're trying to run as fair of a competition as possible. If the conditions in the hall had deteriorated, we would have had to give the distracted competitor a new different solve, and we would have to eject the offending person.

The USA USA USA chanting is not nearly as bad, since that's in between solves. But honestly, I really did feel whoever was whistling during that final put the competition quality in serious jeopardy and I would respectfully request that the person and everyone else refrain from doing that type of stuf..
 

Rnewms

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-I was stopped by airport security for a suspicious bag?
-That officer proceeded to fist bump me and announce that I will be the Rubik's Cube Champion?
-I let him down with a 17-second average?
-Cubestacking?
-Feliks is orange?
-Heat 12 doesn't know where to go?
-I was in heat 12?
-Me and several others chuckled to all of the times with 2+ 6's in it?
-I later achieved a 6.66s 2x2 average?
-I won the Nascar poll?
-I continued to win the Brickyard 400?
-515?
-Red cubes are ugly?
-The wind took down several tents and signs?
-Oi Oi Oi?
-Rowe Hessler. Rowe Hessler. Rowe Hessler. Rowe Hessler. Rowe Hessler?
-Good cubers induce young men to confess their love and demand babies?
-Because of the Vegas trip, I missed an AP event that could have given me a new car?
-The store for cubing apparel did not have any more cubing apparel?
-Chairs are for standing?
-Aisles are for sitting?
-Tape is for crossing?
-Feet are for cubing?
-DYK's are necessary for all competitions?
 

Andrew Ricci

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That whistling wasn't cool. Had the audience all started laughing, and many of them chuckled, it would have created a major distraction to just one competitor, which would have been unfair conditions.

The USA USA USA chanting is not nearly as bad, since that's in between solves. But honestly, I really did feel whoever was whistling during that final put the competition quality in serious jeopardy and I would respectfully request that the person and everyone else refrain from doing that type of stuf..
My bad, Tyson. But I don't think (although I'm certainly not positive) that I was doing it while either Feliks or Mats were solving.
 

IamWEB

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DYK that These were the places where Worlds was held?

2003 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2005 - Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
2007 - Budapest, Hungary
2009 - Düsseldorf, Germany
2011 - Bangkok, Thailand
2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Yes.

EDIT: IAAAN

DYK that in 1982, Worlds was also held in Budapest, Hungary?
And that Thriller was released?
And that I wasn't alive?
...yet?
 

rowehessler

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Just wanted to clarify that I was only responsible for the "USA" chant and the "Feliks I love you" shout, both of which happened when it was loud. Not the whistling and not the "come on feliks" when feliks was inspecting. Just wanted to clear this up cuz everyone keeps saying i was "disruptive"...
 

Ranzha

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DYK that These were the places where Worlds was held?

2003 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2005 - Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
2007 - Budapest, Hungary
2009 - Düsseldorf, Germany
2011 - Bangkok, Thailand
2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Thank you, Womack, for not only directly copying/pasting exactly what I posted on Facebook, but for both restating knowledge that anyone can find without much effort as well as posting something completely irrelevant.
 

Tyson

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It was between solves, but people were still laughing while Feliks was inspecting, though it did die down before he started his solve.
Don't get me wrong... I did think it was funny. But there was just too much at stake on the stage for that type of funny. Something like that could be very distracting during inspection. What if he figures out fewer moves during inspection because people are laughing?

It's over now, but just in the future, the finals at the world's ever largest cubing event has a lot at stake. We all take extreme precautions to make sure that it's as fair as possible.

Tim, Jim, and I, and the other organizers, and all the staff poured in a ton of energy into this event. Having an incident in the finals could easily ruin for us, and all of you, what was otherwise a very exciting ending to a very successful event.
 
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