Brookline Favorites 2023
- Sep 3, 2023
- Brookline, New Hampshire, United States
Brookline Event Center
- 32 Proctor Hill Rd, Brookline, NH 03033
There is ample parking at the Brookline Event Center.
- Organization team
- Charles Amarello, Cube New England, Michael Amarello, and Tim Reynolds
- WCA Delegates
- Ryan Durette and Tim Reynolds
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, please refer to the Competitor Responsibilities tab.
Since this is a "Favorites" competition, you may choose at most four (4) events.
You must register and pay the registration fee before your registration can be accepted. Unpaid registrations will not be accepted. See the What is a Favorites Competition?, Competitor List and Waiting List sections near the bottom of this page for more details.
You may edit your registered events until the registration deadline on Friday, August 18, 2023.
- Main event
- Competitor limit
- Number of times bookmarked
- Registration period
Online registration will be open from to .
- 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 $25 (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.
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.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.
Competitors may bring at most 1 guest.
Competitors may register in at most 4 events.
NOTE: Only 1 guest per competitor allowed due to venue restrictions.
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:30.00|
|5x5x5 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 5:00.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 8:00.00|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00|
|Clock||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00|
|Megaminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|Pyraminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Square-1||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00|
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Schedule for Sunday (September 03, 2023)
Popularized in the Pacific Northwest in 2018, a Favorites competition is an unofficial term for a competition that has most or all WCA recognized events, but competitors may only register for a maximum of a few events. This is done to give a region a taste of every event in a short amount of time. In an effort to mimic the efforts of those competitions, please read through this tab in its entirity. For those who have competed in competitions in the past, this competition will be following unique conditions compared to previous competitions.
1 - Competitors may only register for a maximum of 4 events.
2 - The current schedule is not final, and will be adjusted after registration closes. We will attempt to keep at least 3x3, 2x2, Pyraminx, and Skewb only after lunch, but we may rearrange other events.
Note that the schedule is not FINAL. Depending on the number of entrants in each event, we may adjust the number of rounds. We plan on having 3 rounds of 3x3 and may have 2 rounds of 2x2, OH, Pyraminx, Clock, Square1, Skewb, and/or 4x4. There will be only 1 round of 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, Megaminx and 3BLN.
ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING
For First-Time Competitors
All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules.
In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition.
For All Competitors
When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:
If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.
Before You Register
All prospective registrants need a WCA account. New competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.
How to Register Online
Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration fee of $25.00. (The registration fee is the same regardless of how many events are selected.) Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.
The competitor limit for this competition is 100. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 100 competitors on that list, it means the competition is full, and any future registrants will be placed on the waitlist.
Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.
Any requested changes to registration before 11:59 PM EDT on Friday August 18, 2023 will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list.
How to Pay for Registration Online
Payment is processed through Stripe. Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."
Approved competitors who cancel their registration before 11:59 PM EDT on Friday August 18, 2023 are eligible for a refund for half (50%) of their registration cost. After this date, no refund requests will be honored. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.
We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. To secure a place on the waitlist once 100 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before 11:59 PM EDT on Friday August 18, 2023, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. After that deadline, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be fully refunded.
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:
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.
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: 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, and possibly 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 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.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!
Staff applications can be submitted through this link:
Please note that full time staff still have to pay upfront, and you will be refunded after the competition if you are selected, you attend, and are actively helping.
Lunch and snacks will be provided for staff members.
New Hampshire currently has no Covid-19 restrictions in place. However we do ask the following of all competitors and guests:
1 - Please respect others desire to socially distance.
2 - Wear a mask if you feel safer doing so.
3 - Please bring only 1 guest maximum. If you are 18 or older we encourage you to come alone if possible.
NOTE: If you have been accepted to the competition and signed up more than 1 guest --- be forewarned that only 1 guest will be allowed inside the competition venue. We must enforce this to ensure we do not exceed the venue's capacity - which could result in the competition being cancelled and everyone asked to leave the building. The venue is very strict in enforcing capacity limits! If this policy results in you not wanting to participate please inform the Organizer ASAP and we will remove you from the competition, refund your entry fee, and move the next person on the waiting list into the competition.
There is ample parking at the Brookline Event Center.
The Brookline Event Center is located in the Brookline, New Hampshire west of Nashua, New Hampshire
From Route 3 North or South take Exit 6 and head west on Route 130 for approximately 8 miles.
Unfortunately there is no public transportation direct to the Brookline Event Center.
TheManchester International Airport is a 45 minute drive to/from the Brookline Event Center.
Logan Aiport Boston is a 1 hour drive (if no traffic) to/from the Brookline Event Center.
The nearest hotel to the Brookline Event Center are in Nashua, New Hampshire. Google is your friend.
There are several places within a 10 minute drive of the venue:
Hollis Country Kitchen
Alamo Texas BBQ
T- Shirts for the Brookline Favorites 2023 can be ordered for on the Cube New England website at: https://cubenewengland.com/shop/ and will be mailed directly to your address. There will be NO shirt sales on the day of the Competition.
Groups can be found at competitiongroups.com and can be downloaded here.
This competition is organized by Cube New England, a group dedicated to growing the speedcubing community in New England, USA.
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If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).
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.