DFW NxN Winter 2020


Date
Jan 4, 2020
City
Cleburne, Texas, United States
Venue

CLEBURNE CONVENTION CENTER

Address
1501 W. Henderson Cleburne, TX 76033
Details

Texas Room

Organizers
Jair Sosa and Vincent Chen
WCA Delegate
Jae Park
Contact

Organizers

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

Please note that this 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.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

Events
Number of times bookmarked
18
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 85 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (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 a 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Any requested changes to registration before registration closes will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us so that we can assist you.
Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete.

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 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Mo3 6:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Mo3 8:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (January 04, 2020)

From 08:20 AM
To 08:50 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Texas Room
From 08:50 AM
To 10:10 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Texas Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 10:10 AM
To 11:10 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Texas Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 11:10 AM
To 12:10 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Texas Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 12:10 PM
To 12:50 PM
Lunch
Texas Room
From 12:50 PM
To 01:30 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round
Texas Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 01:30 PM
To 02:10 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round
Texas Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 02:10 PM
To 02:50 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Texas Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 02:50 PM
To 03:20 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Texas Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
From 03:20 PM
To 03:50 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Texas Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
From 03:50 PM
To 04:20 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Texas Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
From 04:20 PM
To 04:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Texas Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Texas Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 05:15 PM
To 05:35 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Texas Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:35 PM
To 05:50 PM
Awards
Texas Room

This competition has a competitor limit of 85 people, with a $25 registration fee payed via Stripe.

If the competitor limit is filled, you may still register and pay the registration fee if you wish, but you will be placed on a waitlist. Your registration will not be accepted unless a spot opens up.

New Competitors

  • Please try to arrive early to watch the new competitor introduction at 8:20AM.
  • Please bring some form 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.
  • 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 prefer reading, there is a WCA tutorial in a pdf format here.
  • 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 WCA live.
  • 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 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. On the Group Sheet, you may notice that you have a group as well as a Judging(J), Running(R), and Scrambling(S) assignment. If this is the case, then the group you are competing in will have no letter next to it. The Group that you are working will have the letter next to it (i.e. 2J would mean you are judging in Group 2). Please either judge or find someone to take your judging place when you are scheduled to judge. If all the judging stations are full, then don't worry, come help out a little later. You may see that you may have a job in an event that you are not competing in. Please try to help out as much as possible, especially during these times!

All Competitors

  • 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.
  • Please note that this 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.
  • 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 Jae Park. Ask him if you have any questions throughout the day!

We're looking for volunteers who can help us to run this competition.
For those of you who can stay & help us the whole competition (all the way to the last final), please send me an email. Lunch & Dinner will be provided.

Before Inspection:

  1. Reset the timer, so that it shows all zeroes.
  2. Reset the stopwatch, so that it shows all zeroes.
  3. Ask the competitor if they are ready. Wait until they say that they are.

Inspection:

  1. Simultaneously start the stopwatch and lift the cover from the puzzle.
  2. If the stopwatch reaches 8 seconds and the competitor has not started the timer yet, say “8 seconds.”
  3. If the stopwatch reaches 12 seconds and the competitor has not started the timer yet, say “12 seconds.”
  4. If the competitor starts the timer between 15.01 and 17.00, they receive a +2 penalty.
  5. If the competitor starts the timer after 17 seconds, they receive a DNF.

During the solve:

  1. Do not distract the competitor. Refrain from doing any activity that may distract yourself or the competitor, like cubing or looking at your phone
  2. Pay attention to the solve so that if any incident occurs, you can discuss with the delegate. a. Again, do not solve your own cubes while judging!

Cutoffs:

  1. If the competitor fails to make the listed time limit, after they go over that time limit, the judge stops their attempt and the solve is marked a DNF.
  2. If the competitor fails to make the listed cutoff after completing the first 2 attempts (first attempt if the competitor is given 3 attempts), the competitor is finished after those attempts.

After the solve:

  1. Inspect the puzzle without touching or moving it to see if it is solved. If there is a misalignment and you are not sure about the correct penalty, ask for help.
  2. If the competitor touches the puzzle before you have a chance to look at it, the solve is given a DNF. a. If the competitor has not made any moves, you can give them a +2 penalty instead.
  3. Write down the time of the solve on the scorecard. a. If there was no penalty, just write the time shown on the timer. b. If there was a +2 penalty at the beginning of the solve, write “2 +” before writing the time on the timer. c. If there was a +2 penalty at the end of the solve, write “+ 2” after writing the time on the timer. d. All solves with penalties have to include an equals sign and final result. (e.g. 19.57+2=21.57)
  4. If the solve was a DNF, write DNF instead of a time. For Blindfolded, write the time as well.
  5. Put your initials in the Judge column and have the competitor initial in the Comp column.

Other:

• If it’s the competitor’s first official solve, encourage them to practice using the timer once or twice before inspection.
• If a piece pops out of the puzzle, the competitor has to either reassemble the puzzle with the timer still running, or receive a DNF because the puzzle is not considered solved, it is up to the delegate to decide if the cube is solved depending on what pieces are missing.
• When a puzzle defect happens during a solve, nobody except the competitor can touch any pieces of the cube.

Group information will be posted after the registration is close.
Note:

You'll be competing in each group assigned the sheet "Groups" whereas column "D" - "Group for judging" shows your assigned group as a judge.
In a separate sheet "Judges", you can find the list of judges of each event and group.

Live results will be updated through WCA Live.

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TheCubicle.us will be sponsoring this competition!

A free blindfold to all 3x3x3 Blindfolded competitors! (Success not required :-)

There will be additional prizes for various official & non-official events! Stay tuned!

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.