Big N Blind NYC 2017


Date
Nov 18, 2017
City
New York, New York, United States
Venue

100 United Nations Plaza

Address
100 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA
Details

Will occur in the events room

Website
Big N Blind NYC 2017 website
Organizer
Aryan Kejriwal
WCA Delegate
Sam Schultz
Contact

Organizer Contact

Competitor Limit
30
Entry Fee
$25
Information

There is a 30 person competitor limit. Your registration is not considered complete until you have registered and paid (via Stripe payment). We are not accepting any registrations or payments at the door. We will not be adding any events to this competition other than those already being held.

Events
Event Number of Rounds Cutoff/Time Limit
6x6 Speedsolve 2 4:30/6:30
7x7 Speedsolve 2 6:45/8:45
4x4 Blindfolded 1 50:00 Cumulative Time Limit
5x5 Blindfolded 1 50:00 Cumulative Time Limit

Please note that these are the only events that will be held at this competition. If this is your first competition, you are welcome to attend, however note that this competition will not have 3x3 or other more commonly held events. If you're interested in a competition like that, please stay tuned for upcoming competition announcements within the tri-state area.

Event Time Cutoff/Time Limit
6x6 Round 1 12:00pm-1:00pm 4:30/6:30
7x7 Round 1 1:00pm-2:00pm 6:45/8:45
4x4 Blindfolded Combined Final (Best of 3 Format) 2:00pm-3:00pm 50:00 Cumulative Time Limit
5x5 Blindfolded Combined Final (Best of 3 Format) 3:00pm-4:00pm 50:00 Cumulative Time Limit
6x6 Finals 4:00pm-5:00pm Number advancing TBA
7x7 Finals 5:00pm-6:00pm Number advancing TBA
Awards 6:00pm-6:30pm Number Advancing TBA

Schedule is subject to change, however all changes will be announced.

The registration fee for this competition is $25.00. The WCA Stripe payment system is being used for this competition. You will be prompted to pay following registration. You are not considered registered until you pay via Stripe.

If you paid but don't see your name on the registration list within 48 hours of payment, please email the organizers.

You must register and pay online to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted under any circumstances. We realize this may not be ideal for some people, but this allows us to have an exact count of people attending and lets us use staff resources more effectively the day of the competition. Spectators may attend for free.

As of now, there will be NO waitlist for this competition.

This competition will take place at 100 United Nations Plaza.

The venue is walking distance to Grand Central Terminal, which is accessible via Metro-North Commuter Railroad and New York City Subway 4, 5, 6, 7, and 42nd Street Shuttle on Saturdays.

The closest New York City Subway station is Lexington Avenue/51st Street, which can be accessed via the 6 and E lines on Saturdays.

As parking can be very difficult in Manhattan, we recommend using public transportation.

The closest Amtrak station is New York Penn Station and the closest bus station is the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Connections can be made from both of these locations via New York City Subway.

Groups will be posted here once registration closes. All competitors must know their groups as we will be calling group numbers/letters rather than individual names or alphabetical groupings.

A link to CubeComps for live results will be posted prior to the competition.

Please understand that entering live results takes up competition resources that could go to the actual running of the event. We will do our best to get results entered as fast as possible, however there may be delays. All results will be entered prior to later rounds.

INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO THIS COMPETITION: This is not a normal competition in terms of events. If you are a first time competitor, please be aware that more common events like 3x3 Speedsolve will not be held at this competition. This competition will only have 6x6, 7x7, 4x4 Blindfolded, and 5x5 Blindfolded.

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, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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: 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, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. 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.

We will also be selling Indian handicrafts as a fundraiser for the charity Salaam Bombay. The charity aims to improve conditions of the poor children living in India. You can learn more about them here. We would really appreciate it if you would spare a few dollars to help some of the starving children in India.