Boston University Winter 2019


Date
Jan 12 - 13, 2019
City
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Venue

Boston University

Address
1 University Rd, Boston, MA 02215
Details

In the big gym on the first floor of the BU Student Activities Office building.

Organizers
James Quinn and Jonas Rajagopal
WCA Delegates
JP Bulman and Matthew McMillan
Contact

BU Winter 2019 Organizers

Information

This is the second BU competition, this time with 14 WCA Events! The cost to compete is $30 and the competitor limit is 130. You don't have to go for both days of the competition, as it is set up to allow competitors to go to one or both.

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 130 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded a 95% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

We will have a wait list for this competition. If registration is full, please register and pay. This is so if someone drops out, we can add you immediately. If you do not make it into the competition, we will fully refund your payment at around 8pm on Friday December 28th. Please contact the organizers via the link on the general page if you have any questions about this process.
Refunds will only be given to competitors who were accepted onto the competitor list if there is someone to take your spot from the wait list.

All competitors under the age of 18 must fill out a waiver to compete. [See Waiver Tab](https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/BUWinter2019#6796-waiver)

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:30.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Mo3 6:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Mo3 7:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00
3x3x3 With Feet Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Megaminx Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:30.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
Skewb Final Ao5 1:30.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (January 12, 2019)

From 07:45 AM
To 08:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Stage
From 08:00 AM
To 09:10 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:10 AM
To 10:10 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final
Main Stage
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
From 09:10 AM
To 10:10 AM
3x3x3 With Feet Combined First round
Side Stage
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 10:10 AM
To 11:10 AM
Square-1 Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:10 AM
To 11:20 AM
Buffer
Main Stage
From 11:20 AM
To 11:40 AM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 11:40 AM
To 12:30 PM
Lunch
Main Stage
From 12:30 PM
To 01:40 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 01:40 PM
To 01:50 PM
Buffer
Main Stage
From 01:50 PM
To 02:20 PM
Square-1 Second round
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 02:20 PM
To 03:20 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Best of 1 / Mean of 3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:45.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:20 PM
To 04:10 PM
Clock Combined Final
Main Stage
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
From 04:10 PM
To 04:40 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
6:00.00
From 04:40 PM
To 05:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:20 PM
Square-1 Final
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:20 PM
To 05:30 PM
Buffer
Main Stage
From 05:30 PM
To 06:30 PM
Skewb Final
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 With Feet Final
Side Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
5:00.00
From 06:30 PM
To 06:45 PM
Awards
Main Stage

Schedule for Sunday (January 13, 2019)

From 07:45 AM
To 08:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Stage
From 08:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Best of 1 / Mean of 3
Time limit
7:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:10 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Main Stage
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 11:10 AM
To 11:20 AM
Buffer
Main Stage
From 11:20 AM
To 12:20 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
1:30.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:20 PM
To 01:10 PM
Lunch
Main Stage
From 01:10 PM
To 02:10 PM
Megaminx Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:10 PM
To 02:40 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:40 PM
To 02:50 PM
Buffer
Main Stage
From 02:50 PM
To 03:20 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
7:00.00
From 03:20 PM
To 04:30 PM
Pyraminx First round
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
1:30.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 04:40 PM
Buffer
Main Stage
From 04:40 PM
To 05:10 PM
Megaminx Final
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:50 PM
Pyraminx Final
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 05:50 PM
To 06:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:10 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards
Main Stage

All competitors under the age of 18 must fill out a waiver to compete. These waivers will be collected when you arrive. The link to the waiver is below:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ayAq8nuse6FnbC7f3HnuUmWemETReLJezdN2h4sj4XY/edit
You do not need to fill out the waiver to reigster, just to compete. Bring it the day of and you will be all good.

Registration is now full, at 130 competitors. If you would like to get on the wait list, please register and pay. That way if someone drops out, we can add you right away. The waitlist will be ordered by the first people to pay. If someone drops out and you are first person you will be added. If you do not get added you will be refunded 100% after the registration deadline.

There are currently 25 people on the wait list.

Dropping Out Instructions:
Email us via the link on the main page. Please do not reply to an email, as those can get very confusing for us if multiple people email us on the same thread. You will be refunded 95% if there is someone on the wait list to take your spot. No refunds will be given after 7pm EDT on December 28th.

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
There is also this new written competitor tutorial from the WCA.
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/files/WCA_Competition_Tutorial.pdf

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, the morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

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!

Q&A:
Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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 your 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 an issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and we can see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what your 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!

The venue's address is 1 University Rd, Boston, MA 02215

By plane: Logan Airport is a 20-30 minute drive from the venue.

By train: The nearest T station is BU Central, on the B branch of the Green Line. The Green Line has multiple branches, so be looking at which train you got on. However, if you are starting from past Park Street, you will need to take a different Green Line train to Park Street as the B branch only goes to Park Street. Any of the other works for this. Make sure you depart that train at Park Street however, and get on the B branch.
A map of the T can be found at https://www.mbta.com/schedules/subway.

From lot H, to get to the venue, exit the lot the way you drove in, turn left on university road, walk completely past the school, and turn left just before Storrow drive into the building. There will be signs.

Hotels:
There are many hotels nearby, ranging in price.
We would recommend the Courtyard Marriott at 777 Memorial Drive.
It is moderately priced and no more than a 15 minute walk away.
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/boscy-courtyard-boston-cambridge/

There is also a Hyatt Regency about a 10 minute walk away:
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/massachusetts/hyatt-regency-cambridge-overlooking-boston/bosrc

Attractions:
Boston is a very historic city. There is the freedom trail as well as a lot of National Historic Places. There is also the Boston Common, shows, food, and a lot more!

Parking: BU Lot H is right next to the venue. It has 60 spots and costs $12 to park for the day. Parking on Sunday will be free. Please fill this lot full before using the overflow lot. There are no reservations for the parking. The lot closes for entries at 1pm, but can still be exited after. There are also meters on Commonwealth Avenue that need to be fed every four hours. We highly encourage using public transportation as this is convenient and a cheaper alternative. A ten minute walk away, at Warren Towers, also for $12, lot K on the map, there is an overflow lot. This is at 700 Commonwealth Avenue. http://www.bu.edu/parking/files/2015/06/ParkingMaps_CharlesRiver.pdf

There are many options for lunch. The George Sherman Union is next door and has a food court on the ground floor, but we are unsure about whether this will be open because Boston University will not be in session. There are also many food options nearby and on Commonwealth Avenue for those who would prefer more options. You can find more info at http://www.bu.edu/dining/where-to-eat/retail-dining/union-court1/.

This competition will be sponsored by Thecubicle!
They will be providing prizes for the winners and will be vending. Huge thank you to them!
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Prizes are gift cards to thecubicle.com:
3x3:
1st: $35
2nd: $25
3rd: $15

Other Events:
1st: $10
2nd: $7
3rd $5

Wifi:
1: Connect to BU Guest
2: Go to www.bu.edu
3: Click Request a guest Account
4: Complete Access form
5: Go back to original page and enter the credentials that will be emailed to you automatically after you request a guest account and fill out the form

Groups will be posted here after registration closes but before the competition. In addition to what group you are competing in, you will also have a group or two for each event you are competing in to judge, run, or scramble. You must show up for this assignment or we reserve the right to disqualify you from that event. There will be a competitor and judging tutorial before the start of the competition each day so be sure to arrive a bit early to watch this if you are new, or would like a refresher. We would strongly encourage all new competitors (or anyone who wants a refresher) to check out the WCA's new competitior tutorial here. You can also watch this competitor tutorial by cyotheking ahead of time, as this goes over some of the judging procedures as well.

Live results will be posted day of to cubecomps, and an exact link will be posted closer to the competition.

Everyone will be assigned groups for running or judging in the events they are participating in. If you have staffing experience (or just know what you're doing) and would like to help out the entire time, please fill out the attached form.

Full-time staff must pay when they register, and will be refunded if they are chosen to staff. If you forsee any issues with this, please contact the organizers via the link on the main page.

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Want to hear about upcoming competitions in New England? Check out our mailing list: https://cubingusa.org/newengland

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).

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.