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[WRC Announcement] Skewb will be an official WCA Event as of January 1, 2014

Yuxuibbs

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Ok so regulations? Notation? I guess I have to learn this stuff now. So pleased with the open and involved process this has gone through >_>
from first post: https://github.com/cubing/wca-documents/compare/skewb

notation:
12h) Notation for Skewb:
+ - 12h1) The puzzle is oriented with three faces fully visible, where the upper face is on top.
+ - 12h2) Clockwise, 120 degrees: R (the layer around the farthest visible bottom-right vertex), U (the layer around the farthest visible upper vertex), L (the layer around the farthest visible bottom-left vertex), B (the layer around the farthest non-visible back vertex).
+ - 12h3) Anti-clockwise, 120 degrees: R' (the layer around the farthest visible bottom-right vertex), U' (the layer around the farthest visible upper vertex), L' (the layer around the farthest visible bottom-left vertex), B' (the layer around the farthest non-visible back vertex).
 

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Looks like another event I will actually decide to care about besides Pyraminx. I will name all my Skewbs Scooby.

I don't see any advantage of this over a regular Skewb, the center pieces are just like the ones of a regular Skewb, they just have holes in them and they are stickered btw.

Edit: Didn't realize that that Skewb was pillowed I guess it would be if it wasn't pillowed :p
 
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Will there be some mechanism to prevent stupid WRs by people who get to compete first? Like a 2-3 month period before the first WR-holders are named?
 

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Will there be some mechanism to prevent stupid WRs by people who get to compete first? Like a 2-3 month period before the first WR-holders are named?
Maybe I'm biased because I'm not going to Blizzard Town anymore, but I think this should be made! But then again, Sarah is not gonna be a stupid WR, so idk. Maybe not. Maybe have a sub-xx barrier or something?
 

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Will there be some mechanism to prevent stupid WRs by people who get to compete first? Like a 2-3 month period before the first WR-holders are named?
There is currently no plan to do this. 6x6x6 and 7x7x7 were added without this, and despite some concerns, no one really got upset.

Maybe 1-2 people who "don't deserve it" will get a chance to snag the WR for a week. So what?
 

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There is currently no plan to do this. 6x6x6 and 7x7x7 were added without this, and despite some concerns, no one really got upset.

Maybe 1-2 people who "don't deserve it" will get a chance to snag the WR for a week. So what?
It's definitely not a big deal. Just a question/suggestion. (Queggestion?)
 

Ranzha

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Today is a momentous day.

Major props to Sarah for all her efforts not only to propose skewb and draft regulations, but in all her efforts in the community and for the advancement of skewb.

I should practice. I'll start up the Skewb Race thread (again (again (again))) on Sunday. Please be sure to check out the Skewb Discussion thread, and ask skewb questions there.

World records will sort themselves out quickly, at least by the 9th of February ;)

Happy skewbing, everybody.
 

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Will there be some mechanism to prevent stupid WRs by people who get to compete first? Like a 2-3 month period before the first WR-holders are named?
Ehh I don't know about that idea. Someone could get a seriously WR-worthy time after a month or so just to have it beaten before the time period is over, and then it wouldn't count.
 

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Definitely props to Sarah. I don't think this would have gotten done if she hadn't joined - I, for one, am no expert on Skewb. We also timed the announcement of US Nationals WITH Skewb.
 
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