Bay Area Speedcubin' 14 2019


Date
Feb 16, 2019
City
Sunnyvale, California, United States
Venue

Moose Family Center Lodge

Address
905 Kifer Rd Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Organizers
Ryan Jew, Taylor Cookmeyer, and Tiffany Chien
WCA Delegate
Ryan Jew
Contact

Jonathan Cookmeyer, Tiffany Chien

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

This competition will be held by Berkeley Cube Club, in place of the normally scheduled Berkeley Winter 2019 competition.

Competition Day Timing

  • The competition will begin at the scheduled start time.
  • Events will begin as soon as the previous event is wrapping up. Exception: All First Round events will not start more than 20 minutes early.
  • Competitors may not compete in an event if they miss last call for that event. In general, last call is a few minutes after the last group is called.

For further information, please refer to the "Information" tab.

Events
Competitors
125
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 130 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
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.

Below are some of the policies that will be used for this competition.

Registration
* Registration is first come (eg. first to register and pay properly), first serve.

Deleting Registration/Refunds
* If you register and later realize you cannot make the event, you can request a 50% refund before registration closes.
* After registration closes, no refunds will be awarded.

Adding/Dropping Events
* 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. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!

Waitlist
* If the competitor limit has been reached, the waitlist opens. You can enter the waitlist by registering and paying the fee. Waitlist is first come, first serve.
* Competitors who do not make it off of the waitlist will receive a refund shortly before the event.
* The latest time to get off of the waitlist is February 11th, 11:59 PM PST. This means we will not be accepting additional competitors on the day of the event.

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Christopher Yen 6.57 7.49 United States 7.326.579.787.347.80
2x2x2 Cube Christopher Yen 2.37 2.73 United States 3.242.423.512.532.37
3x3x3 Blindfolded Riley Woo 36.97 DNF United States DNF36.97DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Weston Mizumoto 12.97 14.55 United States 12.9716.4415.2414.7113.69
Clock Abhimanyu Singhal 7.00 8.66 India 10.059.118.018.877.00
Megaminx Isaac Langer 41.88 46.18 United States 53.3749.3246.7141.8842.52
4x4x4 Blindfolded Riley Woo 5:36.21 DNF United States 5:36.21DNF6:32.57
5x5x5 Blindfolded Cary Huang 8:35.47 10:02.00 United States 11:53.009:38.618:35.47
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 60 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 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 12:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 12:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:15:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:15:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **

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Schedule for Saturday (February 16, 2019)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
Setup
Main Room
From 09:00 AM
To 09:40 AM
Clock Combined Final
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
From 09:40 AM
To 10:25 AM
Megaminx Combined Final
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 10:25 AM
To 10:30 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Room
From 10:30 AM
To 11:55 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 60 advance to next round
From 11:55 AM
To 12:05 PM
Mystery Event
Main Room
From 12:05 PM
To 01:05 PM
Lunch
Main Room
From 01:05 PM
To 02:15 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:15 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:40 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Main Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
12:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:40 PM
To 04:25 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:25 PM
To 04:35 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 04:35 PM
To 04:50 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Main Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
12:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:50 PM
To 05:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:30 PM
Awards
Main Room
From 05:30 PM
To 07:00 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Main Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:15:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
From 05:30 PM
To 07:00 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Main Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:15:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **

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 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 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.

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, 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 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!

Information: Stuff You Must Know

Pre 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 venue will be on UC Berkeley's campus. Be aware that parking will likely be in short supply the whole weekend. Public transit (buses and BART both get you near campus) could be a good idea.

First steps:

  • 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 for 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 assigned a group prior to the competition, and we will call up groups in order. 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.

General

  • Please don’t trash the venue. This has been an issue in the past; we are an on campus student organization and are at the mercy of campus administration, so we need to take care of the venue to ensure future access. And of course, it’s the right thing to do.
  • No flash photography. It’s obviously 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. ‘
  • Regarding questions during the competition: do not ask staff first. They are very busy trying to make the event run smoothly (if they aren’t, then they should be). First check the live announcements, cubecomps, the WCA regulations, or the info/sales table.
  • If none of these answer your question, the info table people will find you an organizer or delegate.

Regarding volunteering:

  • If we need more volunteering help, we will ask. If you wish to judge or scramble, please be familiar with the regulations.

Too Long; Didn't Read

  • 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

FAQs

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. However, note that the room will likely be crowded, and again, we ask that competitors keep the number of guests they bring to a minimum.
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: What do I do if I want to drop or add an event?
A: If you wish to drop an event from your registration, please email us, or let us know at the data entry table during the competition. You will not be refunded any money if you drop events. Unfortunately, due to our tight schedule, we are unable to add events to competitors’ registrations after registration closes.
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.

Food:
Lunch: The event is not providing lunch. Competitors and spectators are responsible for finding food as needed. Bringing a lunch is highly recommended, but there are various restaurants on Kifer Rd. and in the surrounding area to choose from in a 1-mile radius from the Moose Lodge.

Parking:
Parking is available behind the venue.

We will be using groups for this competition. Group information can be found here.

For those unfamiliar, each competitor is assigned to a group for each of the events. During the competition, competitors will be called up by that group. For example, "Now calling 3x3 Group 1" means all competitors who have been assigned group 1 for 3x3 are up to compete and should bring their cube ASAP to the scrambling station. This also allows competitors to better know when they will be competing as groups are called in numerical order.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline 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.