Cardinal Bird Fiesta 2018


Date
Jun 24, 2018
City
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Venue

Founders Union Building

Address
450 N. Whittington Pkwy Louisville, KY 40222
Details

The Ballroom

Website
Cardinal Bird Fiesta 2018 website
Organizers
Blake Thompson, Eric Zhao, and Ryan Jew
WCA Delegate
Ryan Jew
Contact

The organizers

Competitor Limit
130
Entry Fee
$21 (United States Dollar)
Information

The registration fee will be $21 per competitor and there is a competitor limit of 130. Registration will open on March 9th, 2017 at 6pm CST, and will close on June 17th, 2017 or when the competitor limit is reached. Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted. ALL SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR FREE.

Events
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us and we will work it out.

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us. If it is before June 14th, you are eligible for a refund for half of your fee on the condition that there is someone on the waitlist willing to take your spot. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Event Number of Rounds Cutoff Time Limit
3x3 3 None 10:00
4x4 1 1:20 2:30
5x5 2 2:30 3:40
6x6 1 4:00 6:00
Skewb 2 0:15 0:45
3BLD 1 10 minutes cumulative
Megaminx 1 2:15 3:15
One-Handed 1 0:45 1:30
Time Event Cutoff/Time Limits Format Proceeding
8:15-9:15 Megaminx Combined Final 2:15/3:15 Best of 2 / Average of 5
9:15-10:10 5x5 Combined First 2:30/3:40 Best of 2 / Average of 5
10:10-11:30 3x3 Round 1 10:00 Time Limit Average of 5
11:30-12:30 4x4 Combined Final 1:20/2:30 Best of 2 / Average of 5
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:00 3BLD Combined Final 10 min cumulative Best of 3
2:00-2:50 Skewb Combined First 0:15/0:40 Best of 2 / Average of 5
2:50-3:45 3x3 One-Handed Combined Final 0:45/1:30 Best of 2 / Average of 5
3:45-4:30 3x3 Round 2 10:00 Time Limit Average of 5 Top 40
4:30-5:15 6x6 Combined Final 4:00/6:00 Best of 1 / Mean of 3
5:15-5:45 5x5 Final 3:40 Time Limit Average of 5 Top 8
5:45-6:00 Skewb Final 0:40 Time Limit Average of 5 Top 12
6:00-6:15 3x3 Final 10:00 Time Limit Average of 5 Top 12
6:15-6:30 Buffer/Awards

Notes:

  • For events formatted as an Average of 5, the Cutoff is the time that the competitor must beat in at least one of the first two attempts in order to complete an average. If the Cutoff is not achieved, the format of the event becomes a Best of 2, meaning that competitor may not complete the last 3 solves of the average.
  • For events formatted as an Mean of 3, the Cutoff is the time that the competitor must beat in the first attempt in order to complete a mean. If the Cutoff is not achieved, the format of the event becomes a Best of 1, meaning that the competitor may not complete the last 2 solves of the mean.
  • The Time Limit is the maximum amount of time allowed to complete each attempt.
  • The WCA Regulations contain more in-depth descriptions of the Cutoff and Time Limit.
  • The number of competitors who proceed to the next round is based on the rankings from the previous round of the respective event.

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CubeDepot will be sponsoring and vending at this competition!

The nearest airport to the venue is the Louisville International Airport (SDF).

We will be trying to set up a hotel block at a nearby hotel! Stay tuned for more updates!

Once registration fills and the groups are made, they will be posted here!

A link will be posted here to check results as they are being posted!

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; 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 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!

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.
If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.

NEWCOMERS:

There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. Please read our other tab for more information.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!

ALL COMPETITORS:

Please read this section carefully. We will have a change in organization for Louisville 2018 modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. 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 staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:
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Legend:
* S - scrambling
* R - running
* J - judging

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per event. 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.