Cape Fear Spring 2020

Mar 21, 2020
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Cape Fear Community College

502 N. Front St. Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Windell Daniel Hall on the 5th floor of the Union Station Conference Center ("U Building")

Zachary Ochs
WCA Delegate
Cady Shields

Cape Fear Spring Organizers

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Please read all tabs prior to the competition and regularly check your email for updates from us. All contact will be made via the email address you provided when you set up your WCA account.

Schedule Changes if time permits:
We may add a 3x3 One-Handed Final (top 12) before 3x3 Cube Final. If time still permits we may expand 3x3 Cube Round 2 from top 32 to top 48 competitors.

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Registration period

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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 120 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 90% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

  • To register for this competition, you must pay in full in advance through Stripe. Your registration is not complete until you pay.
  • If you are having payment problems, please contact the organizers for an alternative payment method.
  • If you have already competed in a WCA competition and have not already claimed your WCA ID, please do so here before registering.
  • To cancel your registration, please email the organizers with your name telling them you want to cancel your registration. If you are having trouble paying on the website or any other registration problems, please use the contact button to talk to us.
  • After the competition reaches 120 competitors, a waitlist will be created. You must pay to be placed on the waitlist. If you are at the top of the waitlist and someone cancels their registration, you will receive an email from the organizers. You must confirm your registration within 24 hours of receiving the email to compete. If no response is heard from you, the next person on the waiting list will be offered your spot.
  • After the competition, all competitors on the waiting list will recieve a refund for the registration cost minus tax.
  • If the competition reaches its competitor limit and when registration closes, no additional registrations will be accepted. No exceptions.

-If you are interested in being on staff for this competition please email the organizers

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:30.00

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Schedule for Saturday (March 21, 2020)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
Competitor Check-In
Windell Daniel Hall
From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Windell Daniel Hall
From 09:15 AM
To 10:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
Top 32 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:45 AM
Square-1 Combined First round
Windell Daniel Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 01:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
Windell Daniel Hall
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
Pyraminx First round
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
Top 20 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 50.00
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
Megaminx Combined Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
Square-1 Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
From 05:30 PM
To 05:50 PM
Pyraminx Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
From 05:50 PM
To 06:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
From 06:30 PM
To 07:00 PM
Awards & Clean Up
Windell Daniel Hall

Location: 502 N. Front St.
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Room Details: Windell Daniels Hall, 5th floor of the "U" building
Lunch: Lunch will not be provided, however there are many restaurants within walking and driving distance of the venue that serve sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and more. There is also a coffee shop in the same building as the venue.
Hotels: There are many hotels near the venue
Airport: The closest airport to the venue is the Wilmington International Airport.

All Competitors

  • Please arrive at 8:30am to check-in and get your nametag
  • You are expected to be familiar with the WCA Regulations and Guidelines. Article A is most important for speedsolving events
  • If you have already competed in a WCA competition and have not claimed your WCA ID, please do so here before registering for this competition.
  • You are expected to help judge. You must judge for at least one group of every event you compete in.
  • If you want a refresher on how to compete or judge you can read the WCA Competition Tutorial.
  • Spectators (parents, siblings, friends) are allowed to come watch for free. No prior registration required.
  • Flash photography is NOT allowed in the venue as it is very distracting
  • You must NOT talk about scrambles or what specific algorithm(s) you did while the event is still in progress. This is considered cheating and grounds for disqualification (Regulation 2g3)
  • We may use regulation 9p3 for all final rounds. If you are not present when a final starts, you will be withdrawn from that final.
  • Make sure all screens of any cameras or phones you have on the table are facing away from you and do not touch them during the attempt, otherwise this will result in a DNF (Regulation 2i2). Electronic/bluetooth cubes (ex. Giiker cube, GOcube, GAN356i) are not permitted under the same regulation.
  • It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from the parents. This would require either being present at the judging tutorial or to have someone teach you how to judge later in the day. Judge for however long you'd feel like. It's an excellent way to make the time fly by!
  • Please treat the venue with respect, pick up any trash, and leave the venue better than how you found it. We are not responsible for your belongings or puzzles. Keep track of your own belongings/puzzles and be respectful of others.
  • You can find live results for the competition on WCA Live. A few days after the competition the results will be uploaded to WCA officially.
  • We reserve the right to alter the schedule in any way. We may alter the number of competitors proceeding to the next round. We may eliminate a round altogether. This all depends on if we run ahead or behind of the planned schedule.
  • Your delegates for this competition is Cady Shields. Ask them if you have any questions throughout the day!

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:

This video will help explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know. It is highly suggested that parents watch this video as well.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial in the 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!

* Please bring some for of identification. This will be used to verify your name, birthday, and nationality. (something like a passport or school ID).
* Please be familiar with all of WCA's regulations, most importantly Article A. If you have any questions about the regulations, feel free to ask us.
* In each event we will have rounds. We will take the top competitors on to the subsequent rounds. After a round is completed results will be entered into WCA Live. Your name will be highlighted if you made it to the next round.
* Each round will be divided into groups to help them run more efficiently. We will call the groups in order, along with a last call. Please come bring your solved puzzle up and wait in the competitor waiting area whenever your group is called. We are allowed to deny you the ability to compete if you do not come up by the last call.

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What are some examples of puzzles that are not allowed?
A: Electronic cubes (such as Giiker or Gan360i), carbon fiber stickers, significantly damaged stickers, faces missing stickers (note: completely stickerless cubes are allowed), cubes missing pieces. Please see Article A of the regulations for more details.

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 say of the competition, go to WCA Live 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 competitors list yet?
A: Allow up to 48 hours for your name to appear on the competitors list. Make sure you pay the registration fee.. You must also pay to be put on the waitlist. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us.

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!

Live results can be found on WCA Live.

The Group Sheet for the competition will be uploaded here before the competition.

We will not be using CubeComps.
Results from the competition will be submitted and uploaded officially to WCA within a week after the competition.

If you would like to be added to a mailing list to be notified about future North Carolina competitions, please fill out this form.
Anyone can join the mailing list, we encourage parents/guardians to join as well. This mailing list is run by local Delegates and therefore is not official.

This competition is sponsored by

They will provide gift cards to the podium winners of the competition.

Notice Photography: By being in attendance at this competition, competitors, spectators and other attendees consent to images of their likeness being captured and used by the Cubicle in marketing materials and on social media platforms.

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).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined 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.