Bay Area Speedcubin' 27 - Mill Valley 2020


Date
May 2 - 3, 2020
City
Mill Valley, California, United States
Venue

Edna Maguire Elementary School

Address
80 Lomita Dr, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Details

Multi-Purpose Room/Gymnasium

Organizers
Christian Martin and Evan Mann
WCA Delegates
Brandon Harnish, Michael Chai (柴天方), and Ryan Jew
Contact

BASC 27 Organization Team

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

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.

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
15
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 180 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (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 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

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, although it is not encouraged.

Waitlist

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.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 99 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Semi Final Ao5 10:00.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:30.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 12:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 12:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
Megaminx Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:20.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:30.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (May 02, 2020)

From 09:00 AM
To 11:30 AM
Set-Up
Multi-Purpose Room
From 09:40 AM
To 11:00 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 11:30 AM
To 12:15 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 6 advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
Proceed
Top 6 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 01:40 PM
Lunch
Multi-Purpose Room
From 01:40 PM
To 02:25 PM
Megaminx Combined First round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:20.00
Proceed
Top 6 advance to next round
From 02:25 PM
To 02:45 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 02:45 PM
To 03:05 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:05 PM
To 03:55 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:55 PM
To 04:30 PM
Square-1 Combined First round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 04:50 PM
Megaminx Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:30.00
From 04:50 PM
To 05:05 PM
Square-1 Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:05 PM
To 05:25 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:30.00
From 05:25 PM
To 06:45 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour

Schedule for Sunday (May 03, 2020)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Set Up
Multi-Purpose Room
From 08:30 AM
To 09:15 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
12:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 09:15 AM
To 10:30 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 10:50 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Multi-Purpose Room
From 10:50 AM
To 12:05 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 99 advance to next round
From 12:05 PM
To 12:20 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
12:00.00 cumulative *
From 12:20 PM
To 01:15 PM
Pyraminx First round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 01:15 PM
To 02:15 PM
Lunch
Multi-Purpose Room
From 02:15 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:20 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 03:20 PM
To 03:30 PM
Pyraminx Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 03:30 PM
To 04:35 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:35 PM
To 04:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube Semi Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 6 advance to next round
From 04:50 PM
To 05:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:25 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:25 PM
To 05:35 PM
Awards and Clean-Up
Multi-Purpose Room
From 05:35 PM
To 07:30 PM
Clean Up
Multi-Purpose Room
From 05:45 PM
To 07:05 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Multi-Purpose Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour

Information: Stuff You Must Know

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.

General

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!
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.
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:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww

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&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, 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

By car:

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.

Food:

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!!!

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.