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World Championships 2013 - Las Vegas

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Would stubborn parents be an excuse?
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I sympathize with you.

But this is WORLDS. What other chance in the near future (or EVER) will you have to meet and interact with 300+ people of all different kinds of background from all around the world who share a common interest with you for a few days without leaving the country? This is more than just having to travel so you can solve a cube... This is an incredible experience that caters directly to your interests, and you'd be hard pressed to find a more grand experience with the benefits that the World Championships will have.
What's cool is that I'm being serious.
 

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:(
I sympathize with you.

But this is WORLDS. What other chance in the near future (or EVER) will you have to meet and interact with 300+ people of all different kinds of background from all around the world who share a common interest with you for a few days without leaving the country? This is more than just having to travel so you can solve a cube... This is an incredible experience that caters directly to your interests, and you'd be hard pressed to find a more grand experience with the benefits that the World Championships will have.
What's cool is that I'm being serious.
This.

It's funny because it will be my first official comp, unless I go to another before World's.
 

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:(
I sympathize with you.

But this is WORLDS. What other chance in the near future (or EVER) will you have to meet and interact with 300+ people of all different kinds of background from all around the world who share a common interest with you for a few days without leaving the country? This is more than just having to travel so you can solve a cube... This is an incredible experience that caters directly to your interests, and you'd be hard pressed to find a more grand experience with the benefits that the World Championships will have.
What's cool is that I'm being serious.
You should be the next Billy Mays. I'm so tempted to go now :S
 

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This.

It's funny because it will be my first official comp, unless I go to another before World's.
If you truly live in Colorado Springs then you have missed a competition not to long ago right in your own city!! Im not sure how long you have been cubing but it was on May i think. I drove from Albuquerque, NM to come you should have been there. Also i am almost 100% positive there will be another competition in CO Springs in the spring there has been for the last 2 years. If you you should totally show up so that you have a competition under your belt before worlds.
 

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If you truly live in Colorado Springs then you have missed a competition not to long ago right in your own city!! Im not sure how long you have been cubing but it was on May i think. I drove from Albuquerque, NM to come you should have been there. Also i am almost 100% positive there will be another competition in CO Springs in the spring there has been for the last 2 years. If you you should totally show up so that you have a competition under your belt before worlds.
I think 100% is a little too certain.
 

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Since there are usually over 300 people coming to Worlds, the cutoffs might be tough. Don't expect to finish a 5x5 average if you get times like 6:00. Anyone can compete though
There are usually qualification limits for most events. If you average 6 minutes on 5^3 you probably won't be able to compete at all in the event.

Anyone can compete at least in 3^3 though.
 

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Hmm...
I need to improve 4 seconds to convince my dad that I'm fast enough to take me to WC.
And I need to be pretty good at other events too.

Edit:
I average 13-14 on 3x3
 

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If you truly live in Colorado Springs then you have missed a competition not to long ago right in your own city!! Im not sure how long you have been cubing but it was on May i think. I drove from Albuquerque, NM to come you should have been there. Also i am almost 100% positive there will be another competition in CO Springs in the spring there has been for the last 2 years. If you you should totally show up so that you have a competition under your belt before worlds.
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.
 

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Hmm...
I need to improve 4 seconds to convince my dad that I'm fast enough to take me to WC.
And I need to be pretty good at other events too.

Edit:
I average 13-14 on 3x3
There will be somewhere around 300 competitors, and a great deal of them won't even be averaging sub-20. They don't go because they're fast enough to win. They go for the experience. When will you get another experience like this?
 

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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.
 
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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.
You're the 3rd fastest in the UK officially...I'm fairly positive you're up there on the podium if you were to go
 

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So am I. But it's expensive for us to go. And they won't let me go on my own. They are just scrabbling for reasons rather than saying they don't want to spend the money for them to go.

If at UKO this year I break a record of some sort, well, maybe they'll let me. I am very sure actually. But I am not worrying about that- all I care about is getting the same as a home avg. And that I am proud of it. I don't care what they think primarily...

or get a wr at your next comp
I am smiling because I know I can but I know I will be nervous (at my last comp I got a pop then an 11 simply because I got applause and I started shaking). Iirc that avg couldve easily been low 9. Also because I am very sure if they do my dad at least will take me there
 
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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."
 

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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."
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"
Because of that my dad actually took me funnily enough despite refusing beforehand. Hm.

Who knows, if I go with someone a bit older they'd be k with it.
 

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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.
 
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