Downtown Vancouver Winter 2020


Date
Feb 8, 2020
City
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Venue

BCIT

Address
555 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6
Details

Conference Room 280/282/284

Organizers
Matthew Dickman and Reagan Li
WCA Delegates
Kevin Matthews and Matthew Dickman
Contact
mdickman@worldcubeassociation.org, thelunarpumpkin@gmail.com, kmatthews@worldcubeassociation.org
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

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, please refer to the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab.

For more information about cubing in the Pacific Northwest, check out our website!

Events
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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 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $27 (Canadian 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.

If the competitor limit has been reached and you register for this competition, you will be added onto the waitlist. Once on the waitlist, you must complete your registration (by paying the registration fee). As competitors delete their registrations, spots will open up for people on the waitlist and competitors will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis from those that have paid. If you are accepted from off of the waitlist, you will be notified by receiving an email saying that your registration has been accepted. We will only be taking people from the waitlist until the end of February 1st. If you do not make it off the waitlist, you will be fully refunded your registration fee and will, unfortunately, not be able to compete in the competition. On-site registrations will not be accepted.

You are still welcome to come and socialize with cubers at the competition, which we strongly recommend you do if you're not too far from the venue. It's not every day that you're in a room with 80+ cubers! If you have not attended a competition yet and don't make it off the waitlist, this is a great opportunity to go see what a competition is like without having to worry about your results.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 36 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (February 08, 2020)

From 08:20 AM
To 08:30 AM
Judging/Competing Tutorial
Conference Room 280/282/284
From 08:30 AM
To 09:25 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 36 advance to next round
From 09:25 AM
To 10:20 AM
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 10:20 AM
To 11:05 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
From 11:05 AM
To 12:00 PM
Pyraminx First round
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch Finals
Conference Room 280/282/284
From 12:40 PM
To 12:50 PM
Judging/Competing Tutorial
Conference Room 280/282/284
From 12:50 PM
To 02:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 02:10 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:45 PM
Skewb First round
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:35 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:35 PM
To 04:55 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:55 PM
To 05:25 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 05:25 PM
To 05:40 PM
Pyraminx Final
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:40 PM
To 05:55 PM
Skewb Final
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:55 PM
To 06:05 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 06:05 PM
To 06:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Conference Room 280/282/284
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:20 PM
To 06:40 PM
Awards + Clean Up
Conference Room 280/282/284

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.

When you arrive, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that 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.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 2x2x2 speedsolve event in the morning and before 3x3 after lunch. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

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 and Guidelines, found below:
Regulationshttps://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/
Guidelines: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/guidelines.html#

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

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging and competing:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/files/WCA_Competition_Tutorial.pdf

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!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. This means you should bring your own cube, or arrange to borrow a cube from a friend.

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 do I do when I walk in?
A: There is NO CHECK-IN. If you registered online, just have fun and hang out with other cubers. We will be calling people up, so just wait for your name/group to be announced.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page within a week 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. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be 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. ** For most competitions, you may only compete if you have registered online and paid before the deadline.**

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

If the competitor limit has been reached and you register for this competition, you will be added onto the waitlist. Once on the waitlist, you must complete your registration (by paying the registration fee). As competitors delete their registrations, spots will open up for people on the waitlist and competitors will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis from those that have paid. If you are accepted from off of the waitlist, you will be notified by receiving an email saying that your registration has been accepted. We will only be taking people from the waitlist until the end of February 1st. If you do not make it off the waitlist, you will be fully refunded your registration fee and will, unfortunately, not be able to compete in the competition. On-site registrations will not be accepted.

You are still welcome to come and socialize with cubers at the competition, which we strongly recommend you do if you're not too far from the venue. It's not every day that you're in a room with 80+ cubers! If you have not attended a competition yet and don't make it off the waitlist, this is a great opportunity to go see what a competition is like without having to worry about your results.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Parking is available at the venue in an underground parking garage for under $10.

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift-card prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every event. If you haven't checked out their store already, I highly recommend you do! They will not be selling puzzles onsite. To be redirected to their site, either click HERE or the logo below!

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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.