Arnold Classic North America 2019


Date
Mar 2, 2019
City
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Venue

Ohio Expo Center - Ohio State Fair

Address
717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Details

Bricker Building

Organizer
Zachary Garber
WCA Delegate
Zachary Garber
Contact

Contact

Information

This competition will take place as part of the Arnold Classic Kids and Teen Expo which is held during the Arnold Classic Sports Festival. There are over 80 competitive events across 155,000 square feet in both Expo Centers. More information about this event can be found here Please note that the venue will probably be quite noisy at times.

All competitors who register for this competition will get free entry to the Arnold Kids and Teen Expo, wristbands/ticket will be available to pick up at Will Call. However, all spectators over the age of 14 WILL BE required to purchase a ticket/wristband for the Arnold Sports Festival Kids and Teen Expo. There are single day passes as well as weekend passes available. Information about ticket purchases can be found here Tickets can be purchased for just the Kids and Teen Expo as well as upgraded tickets for both the Kids and Teen Expo along with the Arnold Sports Expo.

There will also be a $10 fee per car for parking and information about that can be found here There is free shuttle between the Kids and Teen Expo and the Sports Expo.

IF you have any questions at all about this competition in terms of registration costs, tickets, parking, or anything else, please contact us before registering!

Events
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $12 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend paying an entry fee of $20 (United States Dollar).

Please ensure all of your guests have purchased tickets to the Arnold Classic to ensure they can gain entree to the venue. Ticket sales are being done online here but can also be purchased day of at the door if they're unsure they will be attending.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 28 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (March 02, 2019)

From 09:00 AM
To 10:00 AM
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
Bricker Building
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
3:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Bricker Building
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Bricker Building
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 28 advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch
Bricker Building
From 12:45 PM
To 01:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Bricker Building
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 01:45 PM
To 02:45 PM
Pyraminx First round
Bricker Building
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 03:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Bricker Building
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 03:40 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Bricker Building
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:40 PM
To 04:05 PM
Pyraminx Final
Bricker Building
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:05 PM
To 04:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Bricker Building
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Bricker Building
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:50 PM
To 05:20 PM
Awards
Bricker Building

[Events and Venues 2019]

Whats Happening

TBD

TBA

TBD

There will be no food provided, however there will be concession stands at the Kids Expo

All travel information, hotels, parking, etc can be found here under the more info tab

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww&t=2s

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!

Your first competition is a very special thing, and can blossom into a great new experience that can stay with as you cube. Here is a youtube video with many of today's best cubers describing their first competiton experience.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOJ2dXahS1Q

Q&A:

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?

A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?

A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to Cubecomps.com to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).

Cutoff

The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined round (see Regulation 9g).

Format

The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.