Bay Area Speedcubin' 31A - Mill Valley 2022
- Apr 23, 2022
- Mill Valley, California, United States
Edna Maguire Elementary School
- 80 Lomita Dr, Mill Valley, CA 94941
- Evan Mann
- WCA Delegates
- Chris Martin, Mitchell Lane, and Ryan Jew
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This competition is in partnership with West Coast Cubing LLC and TheCubicle.
Bay Area Speedcubin' is proud to host our first ever competition in beautiful Marin County! The event is only seven miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, so come join us! If we run ahead of schedule, we will start first round events no earlier than 20 minutes, so please show up at least 20 minutes before your first event.
This is a series competition with Bay Area Speedcubin' 31B - Mill Valley 2022. You may only register for and compete in one of the two competitions. If you have already registered (with payment) for Bay Area Speedcubin' 31B - Mill Valley 2022, your registration for this competition will be rejected.
We will be assigning judging assignments to competitors for the group before or after their own competing groups. Please check your personal competitor cards when we assign them a week before the competition date for relevant info.
We are only allowing competitors to bring at most 1 guest. If you request more, your registration may be subject to rejection.
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There is a competitor limit of 144 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.
- Competitors may request (by email) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
- Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
- Competitors may request (by email) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in, although it is not encouraged.
If Registration fills up, we will place competitors on a waitlist. In order to get on the waitlist, you must register and pay. You are not on the waitlist until you pay the registration fee. If you do not make it off of the waitlist, you will be fully refunded. If a competitor drops out, the first person on the waitlist will replace them. People can be replaced up until the registration close date indicated above.
In a catastrophic event where the event will be compromised and cancelled, a full refund shall be offered to all competitors, in contrast to the typical 50% registration refunds.
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Varun Mohanraj won with an average of 7.46 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Tyler Howlett finished second (7.88) and Elijah Brown finished third (7.89).
|3x3x3 Cube||Varun Mohanraj||6.83||7.46||United States||7.04||8.04||7.29||6.83||9.10|
|4x4x4 Cube||Varun Mohanraj||25.57||29.91||United States||25.57||31.00||30.00||28.92||30.82|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Antonio Kam Ho Tung (甘浩東)||9.73||10.48||NR||Hong Kong||10.25||12.54||10.86||10.34||9.73|
|Clock||Owen Yepeng Sun (孙叶芃)||5.93||6.49||China||5.93||6.72||DNF||6.33||6.42|
|Pyraminx||Owen Yepeng Sun (孙叶芃)||1.32||2.51||China||1.32||2.26||4.42||3.47||1.81|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 84 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:15.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Clock||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 20.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
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Schedule for Saturday (April 23, 2022)
Information: Stuff You Must Know
Our competition will adhere to the following document (local county health order): https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/health-orders#state
Two main points from the order:
1. Inside a k-12 school, masks are strongly recommended.
2. In the scenario where you are feeling ill/not in the best shape, DO NOT attend this competition. We will grant 100% refunds on a case-by-case basis for this specific scenario.
3. In addition to their staff members, we will be requiring our own dedicated staff members (volunteer-based) to wear masks
Before the competition:
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE REGULATIONS: Especially if you’re a first time competitor, this can potentially save you much time and grief. Particularly pay attention to Article A, 2, 3, and 10.
Prepare accordingly for travel. The competition is taking place in Mill Valley, California. You can see more information regarding travel by going to the Travel tab.
Since you’ve registered online, all you need to do is show up on time for your first event. You do not need to check in upon arrival; however, if you’re not on time and miss the last call for that event, you will not be able to compete in that event. Missing any given event does not bar you from competing in subsequent events (but does bar you from competing in subsequent rounds of events you missed).
You will be called up by group for this event. See the Group tab for more information. When your group is called up, bring your solved cube and place it on the sheet of paper with your name with it at the scrambling station. Then wait in the competitor waiting area on stage to be called.
Please don’t trash the venue.
No flash photography as it can be very distracting to competitors.
Stay at least 1.5 meters away from the front edge of the competition tables. Standing too close is distracting and frequently makes it hard for staff to get to where they need to go, which slows the competition down. ‘
If you have any general questions regarding the competition, please look for the delegates, and if you cannot find them then look for the organizers. In a scenario where you cannot find either of these people, look for staff members for answers!
If we need more volunteering help, we will ask. If you wish to judge or scramble, please be familiar with the regulations.
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Know the regs, show up on time, don’t need to check in, and be respectful of competitors by staying 1.5 meters away from competition stations and not using flash photography
Q: When do I show up?
A: Please be at the venue and ready to compete at least 15 minutes before your first event is scheduled to begin. We may get ahead of the schedule and start rounds early.
Q: Is there a general admission price if I am not competing?
A: There is no cost to spectate; the competition is open to the public.
Q: When should I leave the competition?
A: You are allowed to enter and leave the competition as you wish. If you are finished competing for the day, you do not need to stay at the competition.
Q: I cannot attend this competition. What should I do?
A: If you cannot attend this competition after all, please send us an email saying so. Please ensure that you include your name and WCA ID in the body of the email.
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:
This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know. However, it is still the competitors responsibility to be familiar with the full set of regulations.
If you have any questions after watching this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial right before 3x3. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.
Head over to the registration tab, if you are ready to sign-up for your first competiton! Click register, and fill out the information that it asks for. This will help you get set up into the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!
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. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, 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, search "WCA Live" (https://live.worldcubeassociation.org) 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 your registration 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 cometitors 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!
This event will be held in Mill Valley, California in Marin County. There is plenty of parking available right at the school, as well as nearby.
Reference this map to help you navigate the campus. The event will be held in the room labeled MPR. https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://www.mvschools.org//cms/lib/CA01001212/Centricity/Domain/651/EMmap17.pdf
As mentioned, parking is plentiful here. The easist place to park is the massive parking lot next to the gym. Free parking on the street is also available.
By public transport:
If you are considering coming by public transportation, there are a few bus stops located about one mile away from the venue. These are Golden Gate Transit stops. However, walking to the venue from these stops may take upwards of 20 minutes, so be prepared to arrive early if you decide to go by public transportation. Uber and Lyft are also both great options.
There are a number of places to eat within a 10 minute walk from the venue. These include Whole Foods, Pizza, Mexican, and Thai. Unfortunately, eating is not allowed in the gym, but there are several benches and picnic tables right outside, where you can enjoy your food.
Check back later to see your groups!!!
If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).
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.