Babylon Winter 2020


Date
Feb 29, 2020
City
Babylon, New York, United States
Venue

American Legion Babylon

Address
22 Grove Place, Babylon, NY
Details

Banquet Hall

Organizers
Jay Blechman and Saransh Grover
WCA Delegate
Saransh Grover
Contact

Organizer and Delegate

Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

The proceeds of this competition will be going to The Parkinson’s Foundation. The Parkinson’s Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. You can find out more about them here and read our charity tab here.

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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 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (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 50% of your registration fee.
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 5:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 25.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 45.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:15.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00

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Schedule for Saturday (February 29, 2020)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:45 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 08:45 AM
To 09:30 AM
Clock Combined Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 25.00
From 09:30 AM
To 09:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Banquet Hall
From 09:45 AM
To 10:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:30 AM
Pyraminx First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:30 PM
Square-1 Combined Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:15.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
From 12:30 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Banquet Hall
From 01:00 PM
To 01:45 PM
Skewb Combined Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
45.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
From 01:45 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
Pyraminx Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:15 PM
To 06:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:30 PM
To 07:00 PM
Awards and Clean Up
Banquet Hall

We will be using myComp for groups.

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, Saturday 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 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 cometitors 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!

The Cubicle will be sponsoring and vending at this competition!

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Live result will be available on WCA Live

LIRR: Take a Babylon Line 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.

Driving: Use google maps from this link.

Parking: You can park at Babylon LIRR Station Parking Lot 3 (Closest), Municipal Parking Lot (Middle), and Locust Avenue Parking (farthest)

Pizza slices will be available at the competition, $2 per slice. If you know now that you will want pizza at the competition, please specify how many slices when registering and make payment on the day of the event. If you choose not to pre-order the pizza, you can purchase slices at the competition but there is no guarantee you will get any! Water bottles and snacks will also be available for purchase, but you don't have to pre-order those. There are restaurants near the venue if you don't want pizza or any snack food that we will have available.

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If you are interested in receiving updates about competition announcements and staying in touch with cubers and family members of cubers from the tri-state area (southern Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania), please consider joining the Tri-State Cubing Facebook group (click on the logo or here). There, you can also find a link to join a mailing list for competition announcements for this area.

We are accepting Staff for Babylon Winter 2020. Staff will get the following perks:

  • Refund of registration fees after the competition
  • Free Lunch

Please fill out https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf19bdpZlV9oZLUQBFRkt5BN1ZfZoLAKPrtZrmvEDV6SLX6eg/viewform

We are donating all proceeds from this competition to the Parkinson's Foundation, a charity whose mission is to "make life better for people with Parkinson's disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure."

You can donate during registration.

We will have a donation bin at the snack stand if you would like to make additional donations.

There may be a raffle as well.

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.