Empire State Fall Favorites 2023
- Oct 14, 2023
- Albany, New York, United States
- 55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207
Meeting Room 2
- Organization team
- Empire State Cubing
- WCA Delegates
- Brandon Lin (林博浩), Evan Liu, and Will Russo
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
Competitors may only register for a maximum of 4 events. If you register for more than 4 events, your registration will not be approved. Please see the Format Explanation tab for more info. Empire State Fall Focus 2023 is taking place the day after this competition, and you may compete in both if you wish.
- Main event
- Competitor limit
- Number of times bookmarked
- 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 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (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 on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.
Competitors may bring at most 1 guest.
Competitors may register in at most 4 events.
Registration is not complete until payment of the registration fee is made.
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:20.00|
|5x5x5 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||8:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:00.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 5:30.00|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00|
|Clock||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00|
|Megaminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00|
|Square-1||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00|
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Schedule for Saturday (October 14, 2023)
Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207
Traveling by train: There are numerous Amtrak trains per day from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer, which is then a short drive across the Hudson River from downtown Albany.
Airport: Albany International Airport (ALB) is roughly 10 miles away from downtown Albany.
Parking: The closest parking available is the convention center's own garage, which is $8 per car per day; the entrance is on Wendell Street. The MVP Arena garage is also right next door and is the same price. Additionally, downtown Albany has free street parking every weekend.
Hotels: The Renaissance Albany Hotel is connected by skybridge to the venue. Other hotels in downtown Albany include the Hilton Albany, Fairfield Inn and Suites Albany Downtown, and Hampton Inn and Suites Albany Downtown. There are also numerous hotels closer to the airport.
Food: Concession stands will be provided by the venue, as outside food is not permitted. While there are many options in downtown Albany, most of them are sit-down restaurants. More fast food options are available closer to the airport (15-20 minutes away), in particular near Colonie Center and Latham Crossing.
Popularized in the Pacific Northwest in 2018, a Favorites competition is an unofficial term for a competition that has most or all WCA recognized events, but competitors may only register for a maximum of a few events. This is done to give a region a taste of every event in a short amount of time. In an effort to mimic the efforts of those competitions, please read through this tab in its entirety. For those who have competed in the past, this competition will be following unique conditions compared to other competitions.
- Competitors may only register for a maximum of 4 events. If you register for more than 4 events, your registration will not be approved.
- The current schedule is not final, and will be adjusted after registration closes. 2x2 and 3x3 are the only events guaranteed to have a second round, but other events may also have an extra round added based on the number of registrants and if there is time left at the end of the day.
- If you would like to change your events, you can do so in the Register tab or by emailing us on or before Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 11:59 PM EDT. Keep in mind that you can only register for 4 events, so if you want to add an event and have already registered for 4 events, you will need to drop another one in the process. No event changes will be allowed after Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 11:59 PM EDT.
For First-Time Competitors
In addition, please read this tutorial document before coming to the competition.
For All Competitors
When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:
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.
Before You Register
All prospective registrants need a WCA account. New competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.
How to Register Online
Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration fee of $30.00. (The registration fee is the same regardless of how many events are selected.) Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.
The competitor limit for this competition is 120. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 120 competitors on that list, it means the competition is full, and any future registrants will be placed on the waitlist.
Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.
Any requested changes to registration before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, October 10 will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list.
How to Pay for Registration Online
Payment is processed through Stripe. Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."
Approved competitors who cancel their registration before 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday, October 8 are eligible for a refund for half (50%) of their registration cost. After this date, no refund requests will be honored. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.
We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. To secure a place on the waitlist once 120 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, October 10, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. After that deadline, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be fully refunded.
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If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).
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.