Newsletter October 1, 2007

COUNTDOWN TO BUDAPEST 2007

If you are registered but you cannot come to the Championship, please let us know by sending an e-mail to the WC 2007 organisation team!

Great Information on Budapest

From Oliver Nagy: Budapest information site.

Event Schedule

Please check the latest event schedule.

Registered competitors

Please check the latest list of registered competitors.

Groups

We will be using groups for the main stage events. The group order is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.
You will be given your group numbers during registration.

Guests

All guests must be registered. Two guests per competitor is reasonable.
Please remind your guests of the basic rules, such as no flash photography towards the stages, no mobile phones, no smoking.
Please register any unregistered guests by Wednesday October 3, 12:00 CET, so we can prepare passes for them.
Guests registered after this time or who arrive without registration will have to pay to be admitted to the visitor area.

Overlapping Events

It is your own responsibility to ensure that you do not miss an event due to an overlap of an event on main or side stage.

a) Fewest Moves (Sunday 9:45) and first round Rubik's Cube Blindfolded (Sunday 9:00):
Fewest Moves competitors go in first group of Blindfolded.

b) 2x2x2 Cube (Friday 15:30) and Pyraminx (Friday 15:30) and Multiple Blindfolded (Friday 14:00):
Make a choice or make sure you finish early for Multiple Blindfolded (start 14:00).

c) Multiple blindfolded and 4x4 and 5x5 blindfolded on Friday:
All multiple blindfolded competitors start at 14:00, for 4x4 and 5x5 Blindfolded you can start at any 1/2 hour from 14:00.

Fewest Moves and Multiple Blindfold

Registration is closed for these events.
The number of competitors for these events has been raised to 40 for Fewest Moves and 30 for Multiple Blindfold.
This means there are no waiting lists anymore for all events.

Rubik's Cube First Round

We are hoping to be able to do a format of 'Average of 5' for First round of Rubik's Cube. So please come immediately when your group is called for.

Fun Facts

The oldest registered competitor is 64, the youngest 6.
Average age of the registered competitors is 24 years and 1 month.
How times have changed:
1982: winning time 22.95 seconds
2003: winning average 20.00 seconds
2005: winning average 15.10 seconds
2007: winning average ??.?? seconds

See you soon!

We are looking forward to seeing everybody!