Crossroads Cubing 2018

Jun 30, 2018
Monroe, North Carolina, United States

Benton's Crossroads Baptist Chruch

109 E Lawyers Rd, Monroe, North Carolina 28110

The competition will take place in the gym.

Crossroads Cubing 2018 website
Cady Shields and Carson Claud
WCA Delegate
Cady Shields

Crossroads 2018 Organizers

Competitor Limit
Entry Fee
$15 (United States Dollar)

Please include your t-shirt size in the comment section of your registration.
A t-shirt is included with your registration fee.
Please review the competitor information tab before the competition.
Please review the other tabs for more information on the competition.

Registration period

Online registration will be open from to . Other forms of registration may be allowed (such as registration at the door). Be sure to read through all the competition details to find out.

Registration requirements

Please include your t-shirt size in the comment section of your registration.
To register for this competition you must pay in full in advance through Stripe. Your registration is not complete until you pay.
To cancel your registration please email the organizers with your name telling them you want to cancel your registration. You can receieve a refund up to one week before the competition.
If you are on 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.
If the competition reaches its competitor limit, no additional registrations will be accepted. No exceptions.

Group Sheet
Live Results
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All Competitors

  • Shortly following the new competitor introduction at 8:15, we will also hold a judging tutorial at this time. All competitors should attend this tutorial. If you are a parent and would like to be entertained for the duration of the day, judging would be a great option for you!
  • Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes early for the events you are competing in to ensure that you are on time for that event.
  • We will use regulation 9p3) for all final rounds. If you are not present when a final starts, you will be withdrawn from that final.
  • 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!
  • Your delegate for this competition is Cady Shields. Ask them if you have any questions throughout the day!

New Competitors

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:

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. 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 CubeComps (linked above). 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, 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. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when.

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 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 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!

With registration you get a t-shirt!
Shirts come in sizes Youth Small through Adult XXXL.
Here is the design:
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Please be sure to include your size on your registration!


Room Details: The competition will be held in the gym of the church

Parking: There is parking large parking lot available.

Lunch: Pizza will be available for purchase.

Hotels: Find hotels here

Airport: Closest airport is Charlotte Douglas International

All Information on this tab regarding Cutoffs, Time Limits, Proceeding Competitors, and Number of Rounds are approximations and will be updated 1 week before the competition.

Event Format Round Cutoff Time Time Limit Competitors
3x3x3 Cube Ao5 Round 1 10:00
Round 2 10:00 Top 48
Final 10:00 Top 24
2x2x2 Cube Ao5 Round 1 1:00
Final 1:00 Top 36
4x4x4 Cube Bo2 / Ao5 Combined Round 1 2:00 3:00
Final 2:00 Top 24
Pyraminx Ao5 Round 1 1:00
Final 1:00 Top 36
Clock Bo2 / Ao5 Round 1 1:00 3:00
Final 1:00 Top 75%
4x4x4 Blindfolded Bo3 Final 70 minutes Cumulative w/ BLD
3x3x3 Blindfolded Bo3 Final 70 minutes Cumulative w/ 4BLD

Format- Ao5 = Average of 5 (where the best and worst solves are not counted in the average), Mo3 = Mean of 3, Bo3 = Best of 3, Bo2 = Best of 2, Bo1 = Best of 1
Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6 and 7x7) format where competitors will have 2 attempts to achieve a time under the cutoff. If the comeptitor does then they will be awarded more attempts to compelete the average.
Time Limit - Any attempt in the round exceeding this time will be awarded a DNF. For "WCA" Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations for that event.
Cumulative Limit(C)- The total time allowed for all attempts combined. The cumulative limit is for both 4BLD and 5BLD - meaning across all attempts in both events.
The Number of Competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.

Date: Saturday June 30th, 2018

Time Event
7:30 - 8:15 Set-Up and Registration
8:15 - 8:30 New competitor Introduction
8:30 - 9:30 Pyraminx Round 1
9:30 - 11:00 3x3 Round 1
11:00 -12:00 4x4 Round 1
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch with BLD and 4BLD QUIET TIME
1:30 - 2:15 Clock Round 1
2:15 - 3:15 2x2 Round 1
3:15 - 4:00 3x3 Round 2
4:00 - 4:30 4x4 Finals
4:30 - 5:00 Pyraminx Finals
5:00 - 5:30 2x2 Finals
5:30 - 6:00 Clock Finals
6:00 - 6:30 3x3 Finals
6:30 Awards/Clean-Up

We will revise the Schedule 1 week prior to the competition to reflect the number of people competing.
All times are tentative and subject to change if we are ahead or behind schedule.
We may add rounds of events or take more people to subsequent rounds if we run far ahead of schedule.

This competition is sponsored by
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