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Change "combined rounds" to "cutoff rounds". Closes #543. (#889)

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lgarron authored and Ivan-Brigidano committed Dec 2, 2019
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@@ -129,7 +129,7 @@ To be more informative, each Guideline is classified using one of the following
- 9b3b+) [CLARIFICATION] The "Mean of 3" statistic does not affect the competitor's ranking in a "Best of 3" round (which is based on the best result). The WCA recognizes it outside of the competition format.
- 9f1+) [EXAMPLE] If the timer displays 12.678 for an attempt, the original recorded time is 12.67 (drop any digit after a hundredth of a second). A judge may write the full-precision time on the score sheet (and keep the precision in the calculation of penalties), as long as the score taker truncates it for the official results.
- 9f4+) [EXPLANATION] The result of an attempt is DNF only if the competitor began the attempt by indicating that they are ready (see [Regulation A3b2](regulations:regulation:A3b2)) but the attempt was disqualified.
- 9f5+) [CLARIFICATION] The result of an attempt is DNS if the competitor was eligible for the attempt and did not start it (see [Regulation A3b2](regulations:regulation:A3b2)). If the competitor did not qualify for an attempt (e.g. in a combined round), they have no result for the attempt.
- 9f5+) [CLARIFICATION] The result of an attempt is DNS if the competitor was eligible for the attempt and did not start it (see [Regulation A3b2](regulations:regulation:A3b2)). If the competitor did not qualify for an attempt (e.g. in a cutoff round), they have no result for the attempt.
- 9p2+) [CLARIFICATION] Result refers to the single or average that determines the ranking of the corresponding round.
- 9q+) [RECOMMENDATION] Events and rounds should have at least 2 competitors.

@@ -161,7 +161,7 @@ To be more informative, each Guideline is classified using one of the following
- A1a2+) [ADDITION] In case of a cumulative time limit, the judge records the original recorded time for a DNF on the score sheet in parentheses, e.g. "DNF (1:02.27)".
- A1a2++) [EXAMPLE] If a round has a cumulative time limit of 30 minutes and the competitor's results of the first two attempts are 6:00 and DNF (10:00), then the time limit for the third attempt is 30:00 - 6:00 - 10:00 = 14:00. For this particular example, note that only the final result for an attempt counts. Therefore, a third attempt with an original recorded time of 13:59 without penalties meets the time limit because the final result is 13:59 (see [Regulation 9f2](regulations:regulation:9f2)), while a third attempt with a result of 13:59 + 2 = 14:01 does not meet the time limit.
- A1a2+++) [ADDITION] If the result from an attempt is unavailable (e.g. the timer was reset), the judge should consult the WCA Delegate and make an estimate of the elapsed time for the attempt. This estimate counts towards the time limit, but must not be used as the basis of an official result for the individual attempt.
- A1a3+) [REMINDER] The organization team and the WCA Delegate must be mindful that time limits influence the strategies of the competitors (e.g. rushing the first two attempts in hopes of meeting a cutoff in a combined round), and that changing time limits after the start of the round can disadvantage some competitors unfairly.
- A1a3+) [REMINDER] The organization team and the WCA Delegate must be mindful that time limits influence the strategies of the competitors (e.g. rushing the first two attempts in hopes of meeting a cutoff in a cutoff round), and that changing time limits after the start of the round can disadvantage some competitors unfairly.
- A1a4+) [REMINDER] If a competitor has accidentally been permitted to exceed the time limit, the time limit must be enforced retroactively, and the judge, competitor, and WCA Delegate should be informed (see [Regulation 1g2](regulations:regulation:1g2)). Judges must always be aware of the time limit for a current attempt (which might depend on previous attempts, in the case of a cumulative time limit).
- A2c1+) [REMINDER] In the past, score sheets have been used to cover puzzles while leaving some sides exposed. This is no longer permitted.
- A2d1+) [ADDITION] If a missing scramble signature is discovered before an attempt, the puzzle should immediately be returned to a scrambler for verification and a corresponding signature.
@@ -213,20 +213,20 @@ Note: Because Article and Regulation numbers are not reassigned when Regulations
- 9a) The WCA governs competitions for mechanical puzzles that are operated by twisting groups of pieces, commonly known as "twisty puzzles".
- 9b) The official events of the WCA are:
- 9b1) 3x3x3 Cube, 2x2x2 Cube, 4x4x4 Cube, 5x5x5 Cube, 3x3x3 One-Handed, 3x3x3 With Feet, Clock, Megaminx, Pyraminx, Skewb, and Square-1.
- 9b1a) Round format for these events: "Average of 5".
- 9b1b) Combined Round format for these events: "Best of 2" cutoff phase for "Average of 5".
- 9b1a) Full round format for these events: "Average of 5".
- 9b1b) Cutoff format for these events: "Best of 2" cutoff phase for "Average of 5".
- 9b2) 6x6x6 Cube and 7x7x7 Cube.
- 9b2a) Round format for these events: "Mean of 3".
- 9b2b) Combined Round format for these events: "Best of 1" cutoff phase for "Mean of 3".
- 9b2a) Full round format for these events: "Mean of 3".
- 9b2b) Cutoff format for these events: "Best of 1" cutoff phase for "Mean of 3".
- 9b3) 3x3x3 Blindfolded, 4x4x4 Blindfolded, 5x5x5 Blindfolded.
- 9b3a) Round format for these events: "Best of 3".
- 9b3a) Full round format for these events: "Best of 3".
- 9b3b) For these events, the WCA also recognizes "Mean of 3" rankings and records based on the times from "Best of 3" rounds.
- 9b4) 3x3x3 Fewest Moves.
- 9b4a) Round formats for this event: Best of X" (where X is 1 or 2) or "Mean of 3".
- 9b4b) Combined Round formats for this event: "Best of 1" cutoff phase for "Best of 2" or "Best of X" (where X is 1 or 2) cutoff phase for "Mean of 3".
- 9b4a) Full round formats for this event: Best of X" (where X is 1 or 2) or "Mean of 3".
- 9b4b) Cutoff formats for this event: "Best of 1" cutoff phase for "Best of 2" or "Best of X" (where X is 1 or 2) cutoff phase for "Mean of 3".
- 9b5) 3x3x3 Multi-Blind
- 9b5a) Round formats for this event: "Best of X" (where X is 1, 2, or 3).
- 9b5b) Combined Round formats for this event: "Best of X" (where X is 1 or 2) cutoff phase for "Best of Y" (where Y is 2 or 3, and Y > X).
- 9b5a) Full round formats for this event: "Best of X" (where X is 1, 2, or 3).
- 9b5b) Cutoff formats for this event: "Best of X" (where X is 1 or 2) cutoff phase for "Best of Y" (where Y is 2 or 3, and Y > X).
- 9f) The results of a round are measured as follows:
- 9f1) All timed results under 10 minutes, except for 3x3x3 Multi-Blind, are measured and truncated to the nearest hundredth of a second. All timed averages and means under 10 minutes are measured and rounded to the nearest hundredth of a second.
- 9f2) All timed results, averages, and means over 10 minutes, as well as all times for 3x3x3 Multi-Blind results, are measured and rounded to the nearest second (e.g. x.49 becomes x, x.50 becomes x+1).
@@ -245,7 +245,7 @@ Note: Because Article and Regulation numbers are not reassigned when Regulations
- 9f13) For "Mean of 3" and "Average of 5" rounds, rankings are assessed based on the ordering of the averages/means of the competitors, where "better" is the smaller recorded result.
- 9f14) For "Mean of 3" and "Average of 5" rounds, if two or more competitors achieve identical average/mean results, rankings are assessed based on the best attempt per competitor, where "better" is defined as the smaller recorded result.
- 9f15) Competitors who achieve the same result in a round receive an identical ranking for the round.
- 9g) A Combined Round is a round with a "Best of X" cutoff phase and a cutoff result (e.g. "Best of 2" with a cutoff result of 2 minutes). If the competitor meets the cutoff result in at least one of their cutoff phase attempts, they are eligible for the remaining attempts. Attempts from the cutoff phase count towards the full round format.
- 9g) A Cutoff Round is a round with a "Best of X" cutoff phase and a cutoff result (e.g. "Best of 2" with a cutoff result of 2 minutes). If the competitor meets the cutoff result in at least one of their cutoff phase attempts, they are eligible for the remaining attempts. Attempts from the cutoff phase count towards the full round format.
- 9i) Results of official WCA competitions must be listed on the WCA world rankings.
- 9i1) The WCA recognizes the following types of regional records: national records, continental records, and world records.
- 9i2) All the results of a round are considered to take place on the last calendar date of the round. If a regional record is broken multiple times on the same calendar date, only the best result is recognized as breaking that regional record.
@@ -257,7 +257,7 @@ Note: Because Article and Regulation numbers are not reassigned when Regulations
- 9m1) Rounds with 99 or fewer competitors must have at most two subsequent rounds.
- 9m2) Rounds with 15 or fewer competitors must have at most one subsequent round.
- 9m3) Rounds with 7 or fewer competitors must not have subsequent rounds.
- 9o) Combined rounds count as one round when counting the number of rounds per event.
- 9o) Cutoff rounds count as one round when counting the number of rounds per event.
- 9p) If an event has multiple rounds, then:
- 9p1) At least 25% of competitors must be eliminated between consecutive rounds of the same event.
- 9p2) The competitors who advance to the next round must be determined by ranking (best x competitors) or by result (all competitors with a better result than x) in the preceding round.

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