Branchburg Open 2019


Date
Nov 2, 2019
City
Branchburg, New Jersey, United States
Venue

Branchburg Central Middle School

Address
220 Baird Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Details

Cafeteria

Organizers
Lauren Phung, Luke Galioto, and Paul Galioto
WCA Delegates
Bob Burton, Keenan Johnson, and Kian Barry
Contact

Organizer Contact

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

This is a CubingUSA Supported Competition.

IMPORTANT We will not be having 3x3 at this competition.

The main event of this competition is megaminx.

Events
Number of times bookmarked
30
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 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (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
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 45.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Megaminx Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (November 02, 2019)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Setup
Cafeteria
From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Cafeteria
From 08:45 AM
To 09:45 AM
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 09:45 AM
To 10:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:45 AM
Megaminx Combined First round
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:15 PM
Lunch
Cafeteria
From 12:15 PM
To 01:15 PM
Pyraminx First round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:15 PM
To 02:15 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Cafeteria
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
From 02:15 PM
To 03:15 PM
Skewb First round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 03:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 03:30 PM
To 04:30 PM
Clock Combined Final
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
45.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
Pyraminx Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
Skewb Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
Megaminx Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Clean up / Awards
Cafeteria

Groups will be sent out via email and will be posted here closer to the competition date.

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!

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 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 , 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 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 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. 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, 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: DEFINITELY! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Driving

Entering from Route 202:
1. Exit on to Old York Road (if you see the Bank of America, you're in the right place).
2. Turn right on to Stony Brook Road.
3. Turn left on to Baird Road.

Entering from Route 22:
From the East:
1. Exit right on to Raritan Valley College Drive.
2. Turn left on to Readington Road and proceed straight.
3. Turn left on to Baird Road.
From the West:
1. Exit left on to Readington Road and proceed straight.
2. Turn left on to Baird Road.

Entering from Interstate 78:
1. Take Exit 26 on to Rattlesnake Bridge Road (goes into Lamington Road).
2. Turn left from Lamington Road on to Easton Turnpike.
3. Turn right on to RVCC Drive and proceed straight on to Readington Road.
4. Turn left on to Baird Road.

Parking

Parking is available at the school and at White Oak Park right across from the school. Street side parking is allowed as well.

Food will be available for purchase at this competition, in support of the Branchburg Central Middle School Student Council. The Student Council will be selling pizza, coffee, donuts, and water. However, there are some restaurants and fast food places a short drive away.


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 here). There, you can also find a link to join a mailing list for competition announcements for this area.

Many thanks to TheCubicle for sponsoring this competition! Stop by and visit their vending table.

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 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.