Babylon Fall 2021


Date
Nov 14, 2021
City
Babylon, New York, United States
Venue

American Legion Babylon

Address
22 Grove Place, Babylon, NY
Details

Banquet Hall

Contact
Organization team
Organizer
Jay Blechman
WCA Delegates
Evan Liu and Lauren Phung
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

Competitors may bring at most one guest. This will be checked at the entrance of the competition.

All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof of at least one of the following two requirements to be allowed in the venue:

1) They are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To clarify, an individual is only considered fully vaccinated if they have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Sunday, October 31st is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
OR
2) They tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours (4 days) of the competition. The date when the test is conducted is what matters, not the date when the results are received. Any test conducted earlier than Wednesday, November 10th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
Along with a full vaccination or negative test document, a valid ID must be shown and checked at the registration desk on the day of the competition. Any proof sent electronically to the organizers and/or delegates prior to the competition will not be accepted.
Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
31
Registration period

Online registration will be open from to .

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 55 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 25% 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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 36 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 18 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:30.00 Top 18 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 55.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00 Top 18 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 15.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 18 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:35.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00

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Schedule for Sunday (November 14, 2021)

From 06:50 AM
To 07:20 AM
Set up
Banquet Hall
From 07:20 AM
To 07:50 AM
Registration
Banquet Hall
From 07:50 AM
To 08:00 AM
Refresher for returning competitors
Banquet Hall
From 08:00 AM
To 08:45 AM
Clock Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 15.00
From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Banquet Hall
From 09:00 AM
To 10:00 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Proceed
Top 18 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
Pyraminx First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 18 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 11:50 AM
Square-1 Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:35.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 35.00
From 11:50 AM
To 12:25 PM
Lunch
Banquet Hall
From 12:25 PM
To 01:20 PM
Skewb Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 01:20 PM
To 02:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 36 advance to next round
From 02:30 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 35.00
Proceed
Top 18 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 04:40 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 55.00
From 04:40 PM
To 05:25 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 18 advance to next round
From 05:25 PM
To 05:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 05:45 PM
To 06:05 PM
Pyraminx Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 06:05 PM
To 06:25 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 06:25 PM
To 06:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:45 PM
To 07:30 PM
Awards and Clean up
Banquet Hall

Venue entrance policy:
- Competitors may bring at most one guest. This will be checked at the entrance of the competition.
- All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof of at least one of the following two requirements to be allowed in the venue:
1) They are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To clarify, an individual is only considered fully vaccinated if they have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Sunday, October 31st is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
OR
2) They tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours (4 days) of the competition. The date when the test is conducted is what matters, not the date when the results are received. Any test conducted earlier than Wednesday, November 10th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.

Along with a full vaccination or negative test document, a valid ID must be shown and checked at the registration desk on the day of the competition. Any proof sent electronically to the organizers and/or delegates prior to the competition will not be accepted.

Learn more about vaccines at www.vaccines.gov.

If you do not have a negative COVID-19 test or proof of full vaccination on the day of the competition, you can receive rapid covid testing at a site near the venue. We strongly recommend, however, that you get tested in the days before the competition.

The COVID-19 testing locations are as follows:

GoHealth Urgent care - 434 Union Blvd, West Islip, NY 11795, (631) 283-3067, hours: Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

AFC Urgent Care - 125 Sunrise Hwy, West Islip, NY 11795, (613) 983-4048, hours: Sunday 8 am - 5 pm

Other COVID-19 related rules:
- Masks are mandatory and will be provided for all attendees along with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.
- Attendees should maintain a minimum of 3ft from others whenever possible.
- If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. do not attend this competition.
- If you have had a positive COVID-19 test or prolonged exposure to someone with the virus within 14 days prior to the competition, do not attend.
- Competitors are strongly encouraged to bring their own pen for the duration of the competition.
- The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in New York and/or the US gets worse.
- Competitors must wipe down their puzzles with a sanitizing wipe before submitting.
- Though there will be stopwatches provided for judges at every solving station, if one is more comfortable using the online tool on cubing.net made by Lucas Garron, that is fine as well. This tool is used as a stopwatch on ones phone via a web browser.
- By registering for this competition, you agree that you understand all the information presented in this tab, will abide by all the COVID-19 restrictions placed on this competition, and acknowledge the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other disease in attending an event of this scale.

Note: The COVID safety restrictions may change if cases increase or decrease in New York and/or the US.

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/

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

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Sunday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion. Also feel free to email the organization team, we are happy to help.

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 in the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!

FAQ:

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 cubers 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 and 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, go to live.worldcubeassociation.org to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd 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 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 see if we can work out another payment strategy. 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, than 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: DEFINITELY! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling assignments on your card. These cards will also be posted here and emailed to every competitor once registration closes and we near the competition date. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

Live results will be available on WCA Live.

LIRR: Take a Babylon Bound Babylon Branch train or a Speonk or Montauk bound Montauk branch train to the Babylon station. Walk 5 minutes (0.3 mi) towards the American Legion located at 22 Grove Place. From the train station, head East towards Railroad Ave, turn left onto Railroad Ave, right onto Deer Park Avenue, then right onto Grove Place. Venue on the left.

Driving: Use Google Maps from this link.

Parking: There is limited parking behind the venue. If it fills up, you can park at Babylon LIRR Station Parking Lot 3 (Closest), Municipal Parking Lot, or Locust Avenue Parking (farthest)

Air Travel: You can fly into the 3 main NYC area airports JFK, LGA, and EWR. There are a few other NYC area airports. However, these three are the main ones.

Travel from JFK: Take the Jamaica bound AirTrain to Jamaica, head to the LIRR Jamaica station and take a Babylon Bound Babylon Branch train or a Speonk or Montauk bound Montauk branch train to the Babylon station. Once off the train walk 5 minutes (0.3 mi) towards the American Legion located at 22 Grove Place. From the train station, head East towards Railroad Ave, turn left onto Railroad Ave, right onto Deer Park Avenue, then right onto Grove Place. Venue on the left.

Travel from LGA: Find and take the E train from 74 St/Roosevelt Av to Sutphin Blvd Archer Av. From there head to the LIRR Jamaica station and take a Babylon Bound Babylon Branch train or a Speonk or Montauk bound Montauk branch train to the Babylon station. Once off the train walk 5 minutes (0.3 mi) towards the American Legion located at 22 Grove Place. From the train station, head East towards Railroad Ave, turn left onto Railroad Ave, right onto Deer Park Avenue, then right onto Grove Place. Venue on the left.

Travel from EWR: Take the AirTrain to Newark Liberty Airport Station. From there catch a New Jeresy Transit Train to New York Penn Station. From there locate the Lirr concourse (in Penn) or the West end concourse (in moynihan). Take a Babylon Branch train to Babylon (last stop). Walk 5 minutes (0.3 mi) towards the American Legion located at 22 Grove Place. From the train, head East towards Railroad Ave, turn left onto Railroad Ave, right onto Deer Park Avenue, then right onto Grove Place. Venue on the left.

Due to COVID, food is not being sold in the venue, instead we have a list of restaurants within walking distance from the venue, menus for them, their hours (subject to change, these are the hours posted on their websites or google as of July 5th 2021), and directions to them. There are probably many others, this is just a short list.

Argyle Grill & Tavern Menu Directions (hours: 12:00 - 8:30 pm)
Babylon Bean Coffee House Menu Directions (hours: 4:45 am - 8:00 pm)
Babylon Burger Bar Menu Directions (hours: 12:00 - 9:00 pm)
Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar Menu Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm and 4:00 - 11:00 pm)
Cold Stone Creamery Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm)
Del Fuego Menu Directions (hours: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm)
Doughology - Babylon Directions (hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Gino's Pizza Babylon/ The Classic New York Pizza Joint of Babylon Menu Directions (hours: 12:00 - 9:00 pm)
Glen's Dinette Menu Directions (hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Golden Orange Deli Menu Directions (hours: 5:00 am - 11:00 pm)
Jack Jack's Coffee House Menu Directions (hours: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Juice N Blendz Menu Directions (hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Kilwins Babylon VIllage Menu Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm)
Lily’s Babylon Menu Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 12:00 am)
Masa Asian Cuisine Menu Directions (hours: 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Molto Vino Directions (hours: 1:00 pm - 12:30 am)
NZ~grei Cafe and Bakery Menu Directions (hours: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm)
Ninja Ramen & poke Bowl Menu Directions (hours: 1:00 - 9:00 pm)
NoaMar Markets ~ A Taste of Spain Menu Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm)
O.G. Ramen Menu Directions (hours: 12:00 - 9:00 pm)
Railroad Bagel Express Menu Directions (hours: 5:30 am - 2:00 pm)
The Brixton Menu Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm)
The Local Menu Directions (hours: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am)
Torta Fina Bakeshoppe & Patisserie Menu Directions (hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Tricia's Cafe Menu Directions (hours: 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Thank you to The Cubicle who will be providing prizes and vending at this competition!

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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 cutoff 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.

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