Clact-On Socks Off 2019


Date
Dec 14 - 15, 2019
City
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Venue

Clacton County High School

Address
Walton Rd, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6DZ, UK
Details

Sixth Form Common Room

Organizers
Adam Swaine, Bertie Longden, and Christopher Morris
WCA Delegates
James Molloy and Sam Spendla
Contact
chris.morris8@yahoo.co.uk, bertietheolongden@gmail.com, adamjamesswaine@gmail.com, jmolloy@worldcubeassociation.org, sspendla@worldcubeassociation.org
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

If you are a new competitor, please make sure to read all the information in the FAQ and the Important Information tabs before registering. All competitors should be familiar with the information in these tabs.

The main event for this competition will be 3x3 With Feet.

Events
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 40 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is £20 (British Pound).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded a 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Make sure to register and pay for the competition to be accepted. We will not accept any registrations at the competition.

If registration is full by the time you pay you will be on the waiting list. If you do not make the competitor list by the time the competition happens then you will get a full refund.

If you can no longer attend, let us know as soon as possible through the contact link on the General Info page. We often have waiting lists so letting us know you cannot attend allows us to add another person to the competition. By not telling us you are denying someone a chance to compete.

If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a full refund. If registration is closed we will offer a 50% refund. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.

If you have any problems check out the FAQ, or feel free to contact us.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Bo3 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 With Feet Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Combined Second round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded First round Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo2 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (December 14, 2019)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
Registration Opens [All Day]
Sixth Form Common Room
From 09:30 AM
To 10:45 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 10:45 AM
To 12:30 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded First round
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo2
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 02:00 PM
To 03:05 PM
Lunch
Sixth Form Common Room
From 03:05 PM
To 04:05 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 04:05 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 With Feet Combined First round
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 04:45 PM
To 06:05 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
30:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 06:05 PM
To 07:20 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour

Schedule for Sunday (December 15, 2019)

From 09:00 AM
To 10:15 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 10:15 AM
To 10:55 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 10:55 AM
To 12:25 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 2)
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo2
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 12:25 PM
To 01:50 PM
Lunch
Sixth Form Common Room
From 01:50 PM
To 02:35 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
30:00.00 cumulative *
From 02:35 PM
To 03:05 PM
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Second round
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 03:05 PM
To 04:05 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:05 PM
To 04:35 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:35 PM
To 05:10 PM
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final
Sixth Form Common Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:30 PM
Awards
Sixth Form Common Room

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register?
A: First you need to make sure you have created a WCA account. You can do this by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, follow the menu bar to the Register page and follow the instructions carefully.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Please make sure that you have followed the instructions listed on the Register page. You could also be on the waiting list. The competitor limit can be found on the General Info page, and you can see the number on accepted competitors on the Competitors page also on the menu. If you have done everything correctly and the competition is not full then just be patient. We have to manually approve registrations and the organisers aren't available all the time. If you believe you have followed the steps correctly but still are not on the registration list after 2 days, then feel free to email us at the contact link on the General Info page.

Q: Can I change the events I am registered for?
A: As long as registration is still open, yes you are allowed to change events. Email us at the contact link on the General Info page with the events you would like to change. If registration is closed then please do not email us with event changes. If at the competition you decide that you do not want to compete in an event, come up to the scramble table when your group is called and simply tell the scramblers that you are not going to compete.

Q: I am no longer able to attend, what do I do?
A: The first thing you need to do is tell us as soon as you know via the contact link on the General Info page. Competitions generally fill up quite quickly and letting us know that you can't attend means we can add someone from the waiting list.

Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a full refund. If registration is closed we will offer a 50% refund. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.

Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: We recommend that you check out the Events and Schedule tabs - if you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough! Loads of people come to competitions just to beat their own personal bests, and meet likeminded people, with no intention of winning or even making it past the first round.

Q: Are there different age categories?
A: All competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome. In general most are aged 10-20 but we have plenty of regulars who are older or younger than this!

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: Yes! Make sure to bring cubes for all events you are competing in and look after them, you don't want them to go missing.

Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Yes! Spectating this competition will be free for everyone. Unless you are attending with a competitor, we would highly recommend to come to spectate only in the afternoons, as the venue will be extremely busy in the morning on both days!

Q: I'm a parent, what can I do to get involved?
A: If you're looking for something to do then you can certainly help out with the running and judging! We pretty much always need help with this and they are really easy procedures to follow. You can come to the introduction to competing where we go through all of it there. Running is also great for step count and requires zero knowledge of cubing if you're worried about that!

Q: When do I arrive at the competition?
A: If you are a new competitor, we highly recommend that you show up for the introduction to competing which is held as the first thing on both days. Otherwise, we recommend you turn up at least 15 minutes before your first event, you can check when this is on the Schedule tab. This will give you enough time to register, find a seat, and warm-up.

Q: What do I do when I arrive?
A: The first thing you do when you arrive is find the registration desk if registration is open. If you arrive before registration opens, we will make an announcement as to when it does open. If there is nobody present at the registration desk then find a staff member and we will make sure to register you.

Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are more than welcome to leave whenever you want. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All the results will be found on this page a couple of days after the competition, once they have all been checked and uploaded. If you are looking for live results, they can all be found on the Live Results tab.

BLD and FMC Specialist Competition

As listed on the main page, this competition is a Feet, BLD and FMC specialist competition. This means that the only events being held are 3x3 With Feet, 3BLD, 4BLD, 5BLD, MultiBLD and Fewest Moves. No other conventional speedsolving events will be held. Due to this, we highly recommend that if you have not attended a WCA competition before that you attend a different one to this as your first competition since this is a very different format to regular competitions.

In addition, since the competitor limit for this competition is much smaller than other competitions we will require that everyone who is attending help out as much as possible throughout the weekend. We also encourage friends and family attending to help out with the judging as well if possible! If you are unfamiliar with the judging procedure for Blindfolded events please read the section on Blindfolded solving in the regulations below.

New Competitors

If you are a new competitor, it is important that you are familiar with the Regulations. The regulations are very long and are quite a lot to take in so don't worry if you don't remember it all! Because of this, we have a video that explains the competing procedure which we recommend to watch before attending: Competing Tutorial. We will also be holding an introduction to competing which we recommend you attend as well.

New competitors must bring some form of ID to show at the competition to confirm the name, the country they wish to compete for, and the date of birth registered with. The usual items of ID that people bring are Passports, Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses, etc. As long as it has your name, date of birth, and country, then it will be fine.

If you have any questions, we recommend that you check the FAQ in case it has been asked before. But you are more than welcome to contact us at the link on the General Info page. We also recommend you check out the UKCA tab to sign up to our mailing list for announcements of future competitions, among other things.

Information for All Competitors

  • Please help judge! As a competitor, your judging assignments are the absolute minimum you should be doing to help out. As second rounds, third rounds and finals have no assigned judges, we really need people to help out whenever available for these. If you are directly asked to judge, please go and judge for the remainder of the round in progress. If you do not comply then we are within our rights to disqualify you from the competition as per Regulation 1e2. If you're a parent you can also get involved with running and juging, it's really easy!
  • Please note that Carbon-Fiber puzzles are not permitted, and please make sure your cube complies with logo regulations!
  • When you are competing and have handed in your puzzle, please make sure to be waiting in the designated area so that judges and runners do not have to come searching for you.
  • Please DO NOT talk about the scrambles or your solutions whilst the round is in progress as per Regulation 2g3.
  • During blindfolded events, please stay silent within the venue. These events require a high amount of concentration and any noise can be distracting. We will announce when the silence will begin and when you may talk within the venue again.
  • No flash photography under any circumstance within the venue. It is extremely distracting for competitors.
  • If you are a spectator, please stay 1.5m away from competitors at all times as per Regulation 7b. If you are filming someone competing, please stay out of the competitor area.
  • Please treat the venue with respect, put all of your rubbish in bins, black bin bags, or take it home with you and keep your area tidy.
  • There are thousands of puzzles at these events, make sure to keep yours together so you don't lose them! Keeping them in a bag and looking after it at all times is recommended. If you do lose a puzzle, please contact us at the link on the General Info page, it is likely that someone has handed it in to us.
  • We will be taking videos and photographs of the competition and the environment for our social media pages and website. By attending the competition as a competitor or a guest, you are accepting that you may be filmed or photographed for these purposes.

Venue

The venue is the Sixth Form Common Room of Clacton County High School. Follow the signs from the school entrance on Walton Road.

Travel

Car: The postcode of the venue is CO15 6DZ. The venue has its own car park which is free all weekend.
Train: Clacton-on-Sea Railway Station is about a 10 minute walk away
Plane: The nearest airport is Stansted Airport, from there take the train to London Liverpool Street and then to Clacton-on-Sea

Accommodation

There are plenty of hotel options around Clacton town centre:

Each event is run in groups, depending on how many people are competing in the event depends on how many groups there are. We call each group up one at a time in order to complete their solves during the scheduled time for the round. We have software that automatically picks what groups you are in, the judges, and who scrambles for each group. This is the minimum amount you should be helping out as it only is for first rounds. We always appreciate extra help!

Please note down which groups you are competing and scrambling in before arriving at the competition!

Groups

Check back 1 week before the competition!

Cubecomps

Live results at the competition are provided courtesy of Cubecomps. Please note that the results may not be entered immediately. It is important that the competition is running smoothly before we can enter data. Sometimes there might be a delay of up to an hour before the results for a round are entered.

Clact-On Socks Off Live Results

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).

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.