WCA Regulations 2009 are final

Ron (2009-02-06 15:36:03 +0000)
Fellow members of our community, The WCA Regulations 2009 are now final! See http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations for the new version. See http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/reg ... y2009.html for all changes. See http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/reg ... 09new.html for the 2009 version with all changes marked. See http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/reg ... 2009v1.pdf for the 2009 version in PDF. All competitions starting today (February 6, 2009) must use this new version of the regulations. Most important changes are: [list:317779gf] Added 6x6x6 Cube and 7x7x7 Cube as official events. Preferred format for Rubik's Clock and Square-1 to 'Average of 5'. Maximum Time limit for Multiple Blindfolded to 1 hour. [/list:u:317779gf] Other changes for competitors: [list:317779gf] Surface may be used for one-handed solving. Restriction of specific combinations of events is possible. [/list:u:317779gf] Other changes for competition organisers: [list:317779gf] A main judge may compete in an event if the WCA delegate is also the main judge. Random positions for 2x2x2 required, based on new scramble program. Random positions for Pyraminx required, based on new scramble program. Reduced options for closed competitions. More remaining time announcements for Fewest Moves event. [/list:u:317779gf] Thank you all for your feedback and contributions. We did our best to cover all your feedback, but it is never possible to make everyone happy. Feedback is always welcome in this forum. Happy cubing, Ron van Bruchem World Cube Association
JohannesLaire (2009-02-06 17:28:06 +0000)
[quote="Ron":1gflol4g]Random positions for 2x2x2 required, based on new scramble program.[/quote:1gflol4g] The [url=http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/scrambles/scramble_cube_222.htm:1gflol4g]link[/url:1gflol4g] is broken.
TomZ (2009-02-06 17:55:26 +0000)
I sent Ron a pm about that. He forgot to add the final L to the filename, it should be something.htmL instead of something.htm. http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/reg ... e_222.html It also needs to have the 'proposal' in the title changed to 'official'.
Ron (2009-02-06 20:14:22 +0000)
I am human after all. It should be correct now. Thanks, Ron
Tim (2009-02-06 21:57:32 +0000)
Ron, Could you announce this on speedcubing.com? I think that will make sure that people see the announcement, as many people don't visit this forum regularly. Thanks, Tim
blade740 (2009-02-07 07:55:03 +0000)
[quote="Ron":3ojhxqf8]I am human after all. [/quote:3ojhxqf8] We should get Frank to update these.
Pedro_S (2009-02-07 12:52:37 +0000)
So what happens with the current multi bld results? will they remain? will a new category be created? ("1 hour multi bld")
Worms (2009-02-07 16:30:56 +0000)
two little mistakes, I think that: * 9i1) Regional records are recognised for best national/continental/world results. * 9i3) If the regulations for an event are changed, then the old regional records stand until they are broken under the new regulations. should be * 9i1) Regional records are recognised for best national/continental/world results. [b:t0irx3sc][color=#FF0000:t0irx3sc]* 9i2)[/color:t0irx3sc][/b:t0irx3sc] If the regulations for an event are changed, then the old regional records stand until they are broken under the new regulations. and # C1b) During the solve no other body part or any object other than the surface must touch the puzzle. Penalty: disqualification of the solve. # C1b2) If a puzzle defect occurs, and the competitor decides to repair it, then repairing must be done with one hand, use of the surface is optional. Penalty: disqualification of the solve. # C1c) During the solve, once a competitor touches the puzzle with one hand, he must not touch the puzzle with the other hand. Penalty: disqualification of the solve. should be # C1b) During the solve no other body part or any object other than the surface must touch the puzzle. Penalty: disqualification of the solve. [b:t0irx3sc][color=#FF0000:t0irx3sc]# C1b1)[/color:t0irx3sc][/b:t0irx3sc] If a puzzle defect occurs, and the competitor decides to repair it, then repairing must be done with one hand, use of the surface is optional. Penalty: disqualification of the solve. # C1c) During the solve, once a competitor touches the puzzle with one hand, he must not touch the puzzle with the other hand. Penalty: disqualification of the solve.
blade740 (2009-02-07 17:12:28 +0000)
I'm not completely sure, but I think this is because rules were removed. Instead of renumbering, we just leave the skipped numbers so that old rule discussions are still valid.