Bay Area Speedcubin' 29 PM 2022


Date
Apr 3, 2022
City
San Jose, California, United States
Venue

Andrew P. Hill High School

Address
3200 Senter Road
Details

Gymnasium

Contact

Ryan Jew

Organizers
Michael Chai (柴天方), Mitchell Lane, and Ryan Jew
WCA Delegates
Calvin Nielson, Chris Martin, Michael Chai (柴天方), Mitchell Lane, and Ryan Jew
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Information

BASC is proud to finally host a competition in the Bay Area's biggest city, San Jose! Join us at Andrew P. Hill High School for a jam-packed day of speedcubin'.

IMPORTANT: This competition is a SERIES COMPETITION. That means you may not compete in both BASC 29 AM and PM.

Competitors must fill out this form to have their registration accepted.

Competitors are limited to ONE guest.

Events
Main event
Competitors
117
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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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 125 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% 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 on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


COVID Vaccination Requirements
All competitors and their guests must fulfill one of the following:
1. Fully vaccinated less than a year before the event
2. Fully vaccinated over a year before the event with a booster shot
3. Fully vaccinated over a year before the event and presentation of a negative test from 72 hours before the event
4. Not fully vaccinated with a presentation of a negative test from 72 hours before the event

Note: "Fully Vaccinated" = Two shots of Pfizer, two shots of Moderna or one shot of JNJ administered 14 days before the event.

Important: Please Read!
Please ensure that you do the following in order to complete your registration:

  1. Fill out this form
  2. Register with 0 or 1 guests (per the 1 guest maximum)
  3. Register with a valid name.
  4. Register for only one BASC 29 Twin comp (AM or PM)*
  5. Complete your payment.
  • If you attempt to register for both twin comps, we will only accept the first completed registration you make where the competition still has space.

*Competitors are responsible for understanding the registration requirements. Failure to follow requirements may results in delayed registrations. *

Highlights
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Max Park won with an average of 5.88 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Asher Kim-Magierek finished second (7.44) and Varun Mohanraj finished third (7.83).

World records: Max Park‎ 3x3x3 Cube 5.08 (average), 4x4x4 Cube 16.79 (single), and 4x4x4 Cube 19.88 (average).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Max Park 5.14 5.88 United States 6.795.446.335.875.14
4x4x4 Cube Max Park 17.81 19.88 WR United States 19.2121.5521.7817.8118.87
Megaminx Asher Kim-Magierek 45.25 49.53 United States 50.8949.8245.2557.9347.89
Skewb Asher Kim-Magierek 2.64 3.59 United States 3.993.796.052.982.64
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Sunday (April 03, 2022)

From 02:15 PM
To 02:30 PM
Tutorial for new competitors
Gymnasium
From 02:30 PM
To 03:15 PM
Megaminx Final
Gymnasium
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 03:15 PM
To 04:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Gymnasium
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 04:15 PM
To 05:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Gymnasium
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 05:15 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Gymnasium
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 06:00 PM
To 06:45 PM
Skewb First round
Gymnasium
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 06:45 PM
To 07:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Gymnasium
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 07:00 PM
To 07:15 PM
Skewb Final
Gymnasium
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 07:15 PM
To 07:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Gymnasium
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00

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 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.

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 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 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.

First steps:

  • Since you’ve registered online, all you need to do is show up on time for your first event. Please check in upon arrival to receive your nametag and personal schedule. If you’re not on time and miss the last call for your group in an 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 any 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. 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 check-in 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.

Venue:

  • The competition will be held in the Gymnasium at Andrew P. Hill High School. Consult this picture to help you out:

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  • Know the regs, show up on time, 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: 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. If registration has not closed and you would like to add an event, please email us. Once registration has closed, we will be unable to add events to competitors’ registrations.
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.

We will be using groups for this competition.

SEE YOUR GROUPS HERE

For those unfamiliar, each competitor is assigned to a group for each of the above 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.

COVID SAFETY

Due to ongoing circumstances, the organizing team is enforcing restrictions during the competition which will impact the running of the competition. Here are the most important changes.

  1. Masks are to be required at all times, and must cover your nose and mouth. If you refuse to wear a mask inside of the venue, you will be disqualified from the competition and be asked to leave the premises. This rule is put in place regardless of whether or not you are fully vaccinated.

  2. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. If this occurs to you, the organizers will offer the competitor a full refund.

  3. The organizing team strongly recommends to recieve a COVID-19 vaccination before competing. This is not a requirement, but is encouraged for those who are eligible.

  4. Competitors will only be allowed to bring ONE guest to the competition. The first three rules apply to the guest as well as the competitor.

  5. We encourage competitors to bring their own pen to the competition.

  6. When not competing, competitors and spectators should attempt to socially distance whenever possibly by keeping 3 feet away from others. We also encourage you not to share puzzles with other competitors.

  7. Sanitary wipes will be available at every station. Competitors may disinfect the stations at their discretion.

  8. Officials and staff will be following special procedures to continue to lower chance of transmission of COVID-19, such as utilizing sanitizer frequently and distancing.

Additional rules may be added as deemed necessary by the organizers, the WCA Board, or the local or state government.

By registering for this competition you agree that you understand and will follow all the information listed above.

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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