Connect Community 2018


Date
Sep 8, 2018
City
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Venue

Connect Community Church

Address
200 Chase Dr, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
Details

First floor, to the right, follow the signs

Organizer
Derek White
WCA Delegate
Matthew McMillan
Contact

Contact

Competitor Limit
110
Entry Fee
$8 (United States Dollar)
Information
  • Spectators can attend at a free charge
  • There will be no at the door payments or registrations. You must register and pay online.
Events
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

To register for this competition you must pay in full in advance through Stripe. Your registration is not complete until you pay.
How to Register Online
The competitor limit for this competition is 110.
Competitors must register using the WCA website.
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 cost of $8.00 USD. (The registration cost is the same, regardless of how many events are selected.)

There will be no at the door payments or registrations. You must register and pay online.

If you paid but do not see your name on the registration list, please wait 48 hours prior to emailing the organizational team. Despite the use of the Stripe payment system, organizers still have to manually approve competitors following payment.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Megaminx Final Ao5 3:15.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 3:00.00
Skewb Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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.

Events Times Format Cutoff Time Limit # Advancing
New Competitor Tutorial 7:45-8:00
Pyraminx Combined Final 8:00-9:15 Average of 5 - 3:00 -
2x2 Round 1 9:15-10:30 Average of 5 - 5:00 16
4x4 Combined Round 1 10:30-11:30 Best of 2/Average of 5 2:30 5:00 16
3x3 Round 1 11:30-1:00 Average of 5 - 10:00 32
Lunch 1:00-1:30
Megaminx Combined Final 1:30-2:45 Average of 5 - 3:15 -
Skewb Combined Round 1 2:45-3:45 Best of 2/Average of 5 2:00 3:00
2x2 Final 3:45-4:15 Average of 5 - 10:00 -
3x3 Round 2 4:15-5:00 Average of 5 - 10:00 16
Skewb Final 5:00-5:20 Average of 5 - 10:00 -
4x4 Final 5:20-5:40 Average of 5 - 10:00 -
3x3 Final 5:40-6:00 Average of 5 - 10:00 -
Awards 6:00-6:30 - - - -

Groups will be posted here shortly after registration closes.

In addition to competing, you will be assigned groups (in the events you're participating in) where you will be helping out. Everyone will be trained in helping out. If you forsee any problems, please contact the Delegate.

We will be using CubeComps for live results for this competition. A link to this competition's page will be posted before the competition.

Only 60 miles away from Boston!

Parking:
There is a parking lot right outside the Church which is free of charge.

Air Travel:
The closest airport to the Connect Community Church is the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. (36 Airline Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801). Other airports in the area include Manchester Regional Airport and Boston Logan International Airport

Public Transport
Public transport is avaliable in Portsmouth.

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, 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!

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!

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3x3:
1st: 20$
2nd: 15$
3rd: 10$

Winners for other events will get 10$

Everyone will be assigned groups for running or judging in the events they are participating in. If you have staffing experience (or just know what you're doing) and would like to help out the entire time, please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuPR7z4hYwmcYzwZspZPqwDmv7qyYYenXSPs6bSSaHRkY8zA/viewform?usp=sf_link.

Full-time staff must pay when they register, and will be refunded if they are chosen to staff. If you forsee any issues with this, please contact the Delgate.

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