Empire State Fall Focus 2023
- Oct 15, 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 .
This competition will only feature quiet events. For those looking to compete in more beginner-friendly events, please consider registering for Empire State Fall Favorites 2023 instead. You may compete in both competitions 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 30 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (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.
Registration is not complete until payment of the registration fee is made.
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Mo3||1 hour|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:30:00.00 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 Sunday (October 15, 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.
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 $20.00. (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 30. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 30 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 30 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.
TheCubicle will be providing prizes!
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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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).
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.