Requirements for a competition

Merkurijus (2015-05-17 23:16:56 +0000)
Hello, For a while I've been looking into the requirements for hosting an official competition and so far I've got - get a WCA delegate to attend and follow the guidelines, but I've still a few things that are not certain for me: What does the host have to provide for the competitor? Timers, mats, anything else? Are the displays necessary or can they be left out? (Purely a budget question) What's the minimum number of timers needed for the competition? Is there a minimum number of different competitions that must be held? Maybe I've missed something and there's already a place where everything you need to know to host an event is already been discussed?
hcfong (2015-05-18 06:38:50 +0000)
The organiser is responsible for the logistic side of the competition, so your are responsible for providing everything (timers, mats, pens, scorecards, cube covers, etc). In many cases, the delegate will have these and will bring them, but it's the organiser's responsibility to make sure the delegate brings the equipment. Displays are not necessary, but if your delegate has them, you might as well use them. He could ask you for a contribution for the use (often in the form of new batteries) You could do with just 1 timer, but then it could take a long time to get through a single event. I normally go for 8 - 10 timers. Of course, if you only planning on doing FMC, than you don't need any timers. It's recommended that a competition should have at least 12 competitors.
gagou9 (2015-05-18 18:46:54 +0000)
[quote="hcfong":3lwjtgfv] In many cases, the delegate will have these and will bring them, but it's the organiser's responsibility to make sure the delegate brings the equipment.[/quote:3lwjtgfv] I'd rather say "In [b:3lwjtgfv]some[/b:3lwjtgfv] cases". I mean the organiser should [b:3lwjtgfv]not[/b:3lwjtgfv] count on the delegate to do that job, because it's basically not their job. If the delegate has the equipement and is able to bring it, of course it's nice of them, but organisers should never take it as an evidence, in my opinion! [quote="hcfong":3lwjtgfv]You could do with just 1 timer, but then it could take a long time to get through a single event. I normally go for 8 - 10 timers. [/quote:3lwjtgfv] Furthermore, your time schedule has to take the available number of timers into account! Otherwise your competition is going to be a huge mess! :p [quote:3lwjtgfv]It's recommended that a competition should have at least 12 competitors.[/quote:3lwjtgfv] https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/re ... mpetitions Before organising a competition, please read and understand the regulations : https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/ and the guidelines : https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/re ... lines.html
Merkurijus (2015-05-26 06:36:14 +0000)
Thanks for the info! :) The requirements don't seem that bad (though getting 8 timers might be pushing it a bit), so I guess when we figure out more of the details on our side, we'll need to start poking delegates to see if they can come :)