CubingUSA Southern Championship 2022


Date
Jul 29 - 31, 2022
City
Houston, Texas, United States
Venue

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport

Address
9100 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77017
Details

Gulf Coast Ballroom

Contact

Southern Champ Organizers

Organizers
Blake Thompson, Eric Zhao, and Ryan Jew
WCA Delegates
Blake Thompson, Chris Deng, RJ Gohn, Ryan Jew, and Vincent Chen
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

This competition is supported by CubingUSA as the Southern Regional Championship of 2022.
The following states are eligible for the title of Southern Champion: New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change, as we may hold events slightly earlier or later than shown depending on whether the competition is running ahead of schedule or behind schedule.

Please go through the other tabs on the website for more information. If you have any other questions, feel free to send us an email!

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
55
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

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 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $45 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Competitors may only bring ONE guest.

If you register with more than 1 guest, you will not be accepted until you fix it.

Adding/Dropping Events

• Competitors may request (by email) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
• Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
• Competitors may request (by email) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 100 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 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
7x7x7 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Friday (July 29, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 09:10 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:10 AM
To 10:40 AM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 09:10 AM
To 10:40 AM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 10:40 AM
To 11:50 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 11:50 AM
To 12:35 PM
Lunch / MBLD Submission
Gulf Coast Ballroom
From 12:35 PM
To 01:50 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 01:50 PM
To 02:40 PM
Clock First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:40 PM
To 03:25 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:25 PM
To 04:40 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 04:40 PM
To 05:40 PM
Megaminx First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 05:40 PM
To 06:00 PM
Clock Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 06:15 PM
To 06:30 PM
Megaminx Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00

Schedule for Saturday (July 30, 2022)

From 08:30 AM
To 08:50 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Gulf Coast Ballroom
From 08:50 AM
To 10:05 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:05 AM
To 10:55 AM
Skewb First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:55 AM
To 11:45 AM
6x6x6 Cube First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:35 PM
7x7x7 Cube First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:35 PM
To 12:50 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 12:50 PM
To 01:50 PM
Lunch
Gulf Coast Ballroom
From 01:50 PM
To 02:35 PM
Square-1 First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:35 PM
To 03:50 PM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:50 PM
To 04:50 PM
Pyraminx First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:50 PM
To 05:10 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:25 PM
Square-1 Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 05:25 PM
To 05:45 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
Pyraminx Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
Skewb Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00

Schedule for Sunday (July 31, 2022)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:20 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Gulf Coast Ballroom
From 09:20 AM
To 10:50 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 100 advance to next round
From 10:50 AM
To 11:40 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:40 AM
To 01:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 02:05 PM
Lunch
Gulf Coast Ballroom
From 02:05 PM
To 02:30 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
From 02:30 PM
To 03:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:20 PM
To 03:40 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 03:40 PM
To 03:55 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 03:55 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Gulf Coast Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
Awards
Gulf Coast Ballroom

This is the fourth annual CubingUSA Southern 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 Southern region is comprised of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

While only residents of the southern states are eligible to win the title of Southern Champion, residents of any state or country are welcome to compete.

Find out more about CubingUSA and Regional Championships

We ask that competitors expecting to have a chance at a Southern 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/

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!

Q&A:

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

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 WCA Live 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 competition. 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!

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.
If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.

NEWCOMERS:

There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. Please read the other tab specifically for new competitors.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!

ALL COMPETITORS:

Please read this section carefully. We will have a change in organization for this competition modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. When you arrive, you will receive a lanyard with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:

John Doe
WCA ID: 2018DOEJ01

Event Solving Scramble Judging
2x2x2 2 1
3x3x3 1 3 4
4x4x4 3 1

Numbers in each column represent the group you'll be solving or staffing. For example, John Doe is assigned to judge for group 1 of 2x2x2 while he will be competing in the group 2 for 2x2x2 event. He is also assigned as a scrambler for group 3 of 3x3x3 while also assigned as a judge for the group 4 / compete in the group 1 for 3x3x3.

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per event. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

Registration for this competition has now filled, but we have a waiting list that prospective competitors can pay through paying the registration fee. Participation in the competition is not guaranteed, but the registration fee will be refunded for competitors who do not make it off of the waiting list.

The current list of paid competitors (by initials) can be found below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1asHwxo-fZ-IZ1aF_1qBsgCta0KIjRTkWAA3_ljyfNsg/edit?usp=sharing

You can find the live results here on the days of the competition.

Group information will be posted here in the days before the competition.

TBD.

This competition is held at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport. The hotel provides a shuttle to and from the William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

The closest airport to this competition is William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). NOTE: If you are flying into the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), you will need to either coordinate rideshare, rent a car, or utilize a shuttle service (for example, SuperShuttle).

A room block will be available at the hotel for $95 a night. The rate includes breakfast for 2 people. Book a room with the link below:

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1649206008069&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Parking at the hotel/venue is free for attendees.

By registering for this competition, you agree that you understand all the information presented in this tab, will abide by all the COVID-19 restrictions placed on this competition, and acknowledge the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other disease in attending an event of this scale.

Venue entrance policy:
- Competitors may bring at most one guest. This will be checked at the entrance of the competition.
- All attendees will be required to wear a mask.
- All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof of at least one of the following two requirements to be allowed in the venue:
1) They are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To clarify, an individual is only considered fully vaccinated if they have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. AND, the individual must have obtained the booster dose if it is available to them. Any dose received after Friday, July 15th, 2022 is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
OR
2) They tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours (4 days) of the competition. The date when the test is conducted is what matters, not the date when the results are received. Any test conducted earlier than July 25th, 2022 is insufficient for entrance to the competition. At home tests are NOT sufficient for entrance.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).

Cutoff

The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff 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.

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