Bracken Court Hotel
Important update: The venue has been changed. This competition is NOT being held in the community college as originally stated. The correct venue is the Bracken Court hotel.
Online registration opened and will close .
The appropriate registration fee (15€) must be paid via Paypal in order to be accepted.
Please specify the name of the competitor in the comment section of the PayPal payment
Please allow up to 48 hours for your registration to be accepted. Registrations will not be accepted until the appropriate registration fee has been received.
|3x3x3 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 5:00.00||Top 70 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:30.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|6x6x6 Cube||Combined Final||Bo1 / Mo3||8:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:00.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||Combined Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 6:00.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||12:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Bo1||1 hour|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00|
|3x3x3 With Feet||Final||Ao5||30:00.00 cumulative *|
|Clock||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:30.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Megaminx||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00|
|Pyraminx||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|Skewb||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|Square-1||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:00:00.00 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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New competitors are always welcome, but there are some important things to note.
1. Firstly please ensure to bring identification containing your name, date of birth, and the country for which you are competeing. Examples of appropriate forms of ID include Passports, Drivers Licences, Age Cards and Birth Certificates. This is a requirement as per the requlations.
2. Secondly, it is highly recommended to have a look through the regulations and watch a competitor tutorial like this. The organization team will be running a tutorial at the start of each day and it is highly recommended that you attend this. A strong knowledge of the rules and regulations will help your first competition experience go smoothly.
Please note that all puzzles being submitted for the multi-blind event must be submitted before 5:20pm on Saturday.
The Eircode for the venue is (K32 D521)
Balbriggan is easily accessible by car, if you turn off the M1 at junction 5. There is car parking available at the venue.
Balbriggan is on the train line from Dublin city. When you arrive to Balbriggan on the train, leave the train station and walk straight until you reach the main street. Then take a left. Keep walking for approximately 200m. The venue should be on your left.
There are three main bus routes that travel to Balbriggan, The Dublin Bus 33 and 33a. There is also the Bus Eireann 101.
The 101 can bring you from the airport to within a one minute walk from the venue. Get off the bus at the Balbriggan community centre stop, and keeping the community centre on your left, walk straight until you reach a junction. The hotel is directly in front of you.
The 33 and 33a have the same stops in Balbriggan. The 33a will not bring you to/from the airport. The 33 will. Get off at Old Market Green. From here, keep Lidl on your left and walk until you reach the community centre. Turn right and walk straight until you reach a junction. The hotel is directly in front of you.
We understand that due to the change of venue that people may have booked accommodation in Skerries. It is very easy to get from Skerries to Balbriggan. You can take the 33, 33a or the train as described in the information above.
The venue for the competition is a hotel and has some rooms available, you can book these through booking.com (which tends to be cheaper) or through the website for the Bracken court its self. There are some B&Bs and Airbnb's in the area but we also highly recommend checking in areas such as Skerries, Malahide, Donabate, and Rush for accommodation as they are only a very short train journey away from the venue. We also recommend to book early to avoid many places being full.
The venue is on the main street of Balbriggan and there are multiple fast food restaurants, shops and restaurants nearby such as Apache Pizza, Noodle Box, Spar, Supervalu, and the Borza Takeaway. If you need any more information regarding where to go, please feel free to contact the organisation team
Q: How do I register?
A: First you need to make sure you have created a WCA account. You can do this by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, go to the Register section and follow the instructions carefully.
Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Please make sure that you have followed the instructions in the Register section. You could also be on the waiting list. The competitor limit can be found on the General Info page, and you can see the number on accepted competitors on the Competitors page. If you have done everything correctly and the competition is not full then just be patient. We have to manually approve registrations and the organisers aren't available all the time. If you believe you have followed the steps correctly but still are not on the registration list after 2 days, then feel free to email us at the contact link on the General Info page.
Q: Can I change the events I am registered for?
A: If you would like to change the events for which you registered, as long as you are within the registration opening period, please contact a member of the organisation team who will be able to change your registration. Please note that an increase in the number of events you are registered for may accompany an increase in registration fee as per the information page
Q: I am no longer able to attend, what do I do?
A: Please tell us as soon as you can via the contact link on the General Info page. Competitions generally fill up quite quickly and by letting us know in advance, means that while you get a refund, the place opens up for another competitor on the waiting list.
Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: As long as you are within the refund period, please notify a member of the organisation team who will issue a full refund.
Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: While it is a good idea to check the Schedule for the cutoff and time-limits to check if you would be able to make these times, for many people this does not matter as they come for the fun of competing and meeting people with similar interests to themselves
Q: Are there different age categories?
A: All competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome. The average age is around 10-20 but everyone is welcome to compete and attend the event.
Q: Do I use my cubes to compete?
A: You must provide all your cubes to compete. Please note that many other people may have the same or a similar cube to you so look after your cubes so that they do not go missing
Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Spectating this competition will be free for everyone. Please be respectful of competitors while they are competing and remain at least 1.5 meters away from the solving stations as per regulation 7b.
Q: When do I arrive at the competition?
A: If you are a new competitor, we highly recommend that you show up for the competitor tutorial which is held as the first thing on both days. Otherwise, we recommend you turn up at least 15 minutes before your first event, you can check when this is on the Schedule tab. This will give you enough time to register, find a seat, and warm-up.
Q: What do I do when I arrive?
A: The first thing you do when you arrive is to find the registration desk if registration is open. If you arrive before registration opens, we will announce as to when it does open. If there is nobody present at the registration desk then find a staff member and we will make sure to register you.
Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are more than welcome to leave whenever you want. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay.
Q: How do I find results?
A: All the results will be found on this page a couple of days after the competition, once they have all been checked and uploaded. If you are looking for live results, they can all be found on the Cubecomps.com website or app.
Live results at the competition are provided courtesy of Cubecomps. Please note that the results may not be entered immediately. It is important that the competition is running smoothly before we can enter data. Sometimes there might be a delay of up to an hour before the results for a round are entered.
Each event is run in groups, depending on how many people are competing in the event depends on how many groups there are. We call each group up one at a time in order to complete their solves during the scheduled time for the round. We have software that automatically picks what groups you are in, the judges, and who scrambles for each group. This is the minimum amount you should be helping out as it only is for first rounds. We always appreciate extra help!
Check back here a few days before the competition!
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 result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined 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.