CubingUSA Northwest Championship 2018


Date
Aug 10 - 12, 2018
City
Portland, Oregon, United States
Venue

Holiday Inn Portland Airport

Address
8439 NE Columbia Boulevard
Details

Falls Ballroom

Website
CubingUSA Northwest Championship 2018 website
Organizers
Eric Zhao, Matthew Dickman, and Ryan Jew
WCA Delegates
Chris Brotzman, Kit Clement, Matthew Dickman, and Ryan Jew
Contact

gooncompsusa@gmail.com

Competitor Limit
225
Entry Fee
$50 (United States Dollar)
Information

Northwest Championships 2018 is open to all competitors in the USA and the world, and prizes will be given to the top competitors. Residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska are also eligible to win the title of Northwest Champion.

Events
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

There is a $50 registration fee for the event, payable through the WCA Stripe payment system. Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. We will not accept on-site/cash registrations for this event.

Northwest Championships 2018 will have a competitor limit of 225 people. Competitors must register online by July 15th and pay online in order to reserve their spot in the competition. We will grant refunds to those who let us know before July 15th, but no refunds are granted after that date.

The Holiday Inn Portland Airport has been amazing in their help on finding a venue for our Regional Championships. They have also generously offered a discounted room rate of $139 for all competitors attending the event!

You can book the rate here.

Event Round Format Cutoff Time Limit Size
3x3x3 Round 1 Average of 5 - 10:00 -
Round 2 Average of 5 - 10:00 80
Final Average of 5 - 10:00 12
2x2x2 Round 1 Average of 5 - 10:00 -
Final Average of 5 - 10:00 80
4x4x4 Combined Round 1 Best of 2/Average of 5 1:10 4:00 -
Final Average of 5 - 4:00 12
5x5x5 Combined Round 1 Best of 2/Average of 5 2:00 5:00 -
Final Average of 5 - 5:00 12
6x6x6 Combined Round 1 Best of 1/Mean of 3 4:30 10:00 -
Final Mean of 3 - 10:00 12
7x7x7 Combined Round 1 Best of 1/Mean of 3 6:30 10:00 -
Final Mean of 3 - 10:00 12
3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1 Best of 3 - 10:00 cumulative -
Final Best of 3 - 10:00 cumulative 12
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mean of 3 - 1 hour (80 moves) -
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Round 1 Best of 2/Average of 5 0:45 3:00 12
Final Average of 5 0:45 3:00 12
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 2:30 4:00 -
Megaminx Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 2:30 5:00 -
Pyraminx Combined Round 1 Best of 2/Average of 5 0:30 1:30 -
Final Average of 5 - 1:30 12
Skewb Combined Round 1 Best of 2/Average of 5 0:30 1:30 -
Final Average of 5 - 1:30 12
Square-1 Combined Round 1 Best of 2/Average of 5 0:40 2:00 -
Final Average of 5 - 2:00 12
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Best of 3 - 1:00:00 cumulative limit -
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Best of 3 - 1:20:00 cumulative limit -
3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded Final Best of 1 - WCA limits -
Friday
Time Stage 1 Stage 2 Side Room (Bachelor Room)
12:00 Staff Competition
...
6:45
7:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 1
7:15
7:30
7:45
Saturday
Time Stage 1 Stage 2 Side Room (Bachelor Room)
8:30 CHECK-IN OPENS
8:45
9:00 4x4x4 Round 1 3x3x3 One-Handed Round 1 3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded
9:15
9:30
9:45
10:00 CHECK-IN CLOSES
10:15 Pyraminx Round 1
10:30
10:45
11:00 Megaminx Combined Final
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00
12:15 Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:30
12:45 CHECK-IN OPENS
1:00
1:15 Square-1 Round 1 2x2x2 Round 1 4x4x4 Blindfolded
1:30
1:45
2:00
2:15 3x3x3 Round 1
2:30 CHECK-IN CLOSES
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30 Skewb Round 1
3:45
4:00 3x3x3 with Feet
4:15
4:30
4:45
5:00
5:15 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1
5:30
5:45
6:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 2
6:15
6:30
6:45
Sunday
Time Stage 1 Stage 2 Side Room (Bachelor Room)
8:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 3
8:15
8:30
8:45
9:00
9:15 6x6x6 Round 1 3x3x3 Round 2
9:30 5x5x5 Blindfolded
9:45
10:00
10:15 5x5x5 Round 1 2x2x2 Round 2
10:30
10:45
11:00
11:15 7x7x7 Round 1
11:30
11:45
12:00 Skewb Final
12:15
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:45
1:00
1:15
1:30 Square-1 Final
1:45
2:00 6x6x6 Final
2:15
2:30 7x7x7 Final
2:45
3:00 4x4x4 Final
3:15 5x5x5 Final
3:30
3:45 Pyraminx Final
4:00 3x3x3 One-Handed Final
4:15 2x2x2 Final
4:30 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
4:45 3x3x3 Finals
5:00
5:15
5:30
5:45
6:00 Awards
6:15
6:30
6:45

Sponsors will be announced soon!

This is the first annual CubingUSA Northwest Championship, part of a series of Regional Championships supported by CubingUSA. The goal of these competitions is to allow competitors from all over the country to compete for regional titles. The Northwest region is comprised of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming, and Montana.

While only residents of these states are eligible to win the title of Northwest Champion, residents of any state or country are welcome to compete. This competition also serves as a Nationals qualifying competition, so your results could enable you to compete at a future CubingUSA Nationals.

This competition will take place on August 10-12, at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport.

As this is the Northwest Championship, we will be recognizing Northwest Champions for each event. We will recognize as the Northwest Champion the top finisher from one of these states:
Washington
Oregon
Wyoming
Montana
Alaska
Idaho

We ask that competitors expecting to have a chance at a Northwest Champion title bring proof of residence (current driver's license or school ID, etc.)

More information regarding eligibility can be found HERE.

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!

FAQ:

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!

A link will be posted here to the live results once the date of the competition draws closer!