Cork Open 2020


Date
Apr 4 - 5, 2020
City
Cork, Ireland
Venue

Aula Maxima, University College Cork

Address
Aula Maxima, College Road, University College, Cork
Details

The Aula Maxima is located in the North Wing of the Main Quad. Follow the signs.

Organizers
Ciarán Beahan and Mary Hennessy
WCA Delegates
David Lim, James Molloy, and Mary Hennessy
Contact

Speedcubing Ireland

Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

This competition is being hosted by the Maths Society in University College Cork. Please make sure to read all the information in the tabs above.

Events
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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 85 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is €15 (Euro).
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.

Registration is not complete until the registratoin fee has been paid. If there is a waiting list, competitors will only be added to it once the registration fee has been paid. Competitors who are on the waiting list who don't obtain a free spot before registration closes will get a full refund.

If you can no longer attend the competition, please inform us ASAP. We can give the free spot to another person! Of course you will get a full refund.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 5:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 4:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Final Ao5 6:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 12:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Pyraminx Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Skewb Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (April 04, 2020)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
Registration
Aula Maxima
From 09:30 AM
To 09:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Aula Maxima
From 09:45 AM
To 10:30 AM
Pyraminx Combined First round
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 24 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:30 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:15 PM
Skewb Combined First round
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 24 advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 01:15 PM
Lunch
Aula Maxima
From 01:15 PM
To 01:45 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo3
Time limit
12:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:45 PM
To 02:35 PM
4x4x4 Cube Second round
Aula Maxima
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:35 PM
To 03:15 PM
Pyraminx Final
Aula Maxima
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 03:15 PM
To 03:55 PM
Skewb Final
Aula Maxima
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 03:55 PM
To 04:30 PM
Clock Combined Final
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
From 04:30 PM
To 05:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Aula Maxima
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
From 06:10 PM
To 07:15 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo1
Time limit
1 hour

Schedule for Sunday (April 05, 2020)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Registration
Aula Maxima
From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Aula Maxima
From 09:15 AM
To 10:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube Combined First round
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 5:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:40 AM
2x2x2 Cube Combined First round
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:40 AM
To 12:25 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Proceed
Top 24 advance to next round
From 12:25 PM
To 01:15 PM
Lunch
Aula Maxima
From 12:25 PM
To 12:40 PM
Multi-Blind Puzzle Submission
Aula Maxima
From 01:15 PM
To 02:15 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Aula Maxima
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 02:15 PM
To 03:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Aula Maxima
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 03:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Aula Maxima
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:30 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Aula Maxima
Format
Ao5
Time limit
6:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:50 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Aula Maxima
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
From 04:50 PM
To 05:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Aula Maxima
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:50 PM
Awards
Aula Maxima

New Competitors

New competitors are always welcome, but there are some important things to note.
1. Firstly please ensure to bring identification containing your name, date of birth, and the country for which you are competeing. Examples of appropriate forms of ID include Passports, Drivers Licences, Age Cards and Birth Certificates. This is a requirement as per the requlations.
2. Secondly, it is highly recommended to have a look through the regulations and watch a competitor tutorial like this. The organization team will be running a tutorial at the start of each day and it is highly recommended that you attend this. A strong knowledge of the rules and regulations will help your first competition experience go smoothly.

All Competitors

  • The smooth running of competitions relies heavily on people volunteering to judge/run. Anyone can help judge and if you are not sure how to judge, the members of the organizational team would be happy to help. For parents, it is a great way to pass the time and also to enjoy the competition and its environment. We expect all competitors to be available to help judge for the other groups in any event that you are registered to compete in. 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.
  • 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.
  • If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact any of the organizational team or a delegate for this competition.

MultiBLD Competitors

All puzzles for multibld are to be submitted before lunch on Sunday.

The Aula Maxima is located in the north wing of the UCC Quad, opposite the Boole library. Follow the signs for Quad or Aula maxima to get to the venue.

Car:There will be car parking available at one of the UCC car parks. The carpark named Perrots Avenue will be open. Please note that there is an hourly rate for the carparks.

Bus:If you are coming from Cork city center the 208, 205 and the 220 buses will bring you to a UCC entrance.

Train:If you are arriving by train, there is the 205 bus which will bring you from Kent station to one of the entrances of UCC. Alternatively you could walk from the train station into Cork city and get any of the buses mentioned above.

Plane:If you are arriving from Cork airport you can get the 226 bus to the main bus station, Parnell Place, in the city center where there you can transfer to the 205, 208 or 220.If you are arriving from Dublin airport, there is the Aircoach bus service which will bring you to Patricks Quay in Cork. From there you can cross the bridge to St. Patricks street and get the 208, 205 or 220.

Accommodation

UCC is a 15-minute walk to Cork city center where there. There are a large number of BnBs near UCC.

The River Lee Hotel is the nearest hotel to UCC.
There is also the Kingsley Hotel.

Live results at the competition are provided courtesy of WCA Live!

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.

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, go to the Register section 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 in the Register section. 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. 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 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 Schedule tab - 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: Spectating this competition will be free for everyone. Please be respectful of competitors while they are competing and remain at least 1.5 meters away from the solving stations as per regulation 7b.

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.

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!

Check back here a few days before the competition!

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.