Fraser Valley Spring Open 2018


Date
Apr 7, 2018
City
Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Venue

Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church

Address
8870 Glover Road, Fort Langley, BC, Canada V1M 2K1
Details

The competition will be located in the gym.

Website
Fraser Valley Spring Open 2018 website
Organizers
Lindy Jankowiak, Luke Jankowiak, and Shawn Yang
WCA Delegate
Kristopher De Asis
Contact

Lindy Jankowiak, Kristopher De Asis

Competitor Limit
80
Entry Fee
$25 (Canadian Dollar)
Information

Speedcubing has at last come to the township of Langley! We look forward to a full house of 80 competitive cubers on Saturday April 7th, 2018!

Canadian or USD cash is required at the competition for those wishing to eat on site at our handy concession.

Calling for additional help: Those previously experienced as scramblers, judges and runners willing to gift some of their time on April 7th are asked to e-mail Lindy to commit to volunteering for a portion of the day!

Events
Registration requirements

The competitor limit has been reached, and the competition is no longer accepting registrations. Those currently on the waiting list will be contacted if slots open up.

Newcomers to Cubing Competitions

For those of you new to cubing- WELCOME!
We wanted to let you know this event is 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, found here:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so 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

FAQs

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete and to be similarly responsible for its whereabouts at the busy competition venue.

Q: What is the competition like?
A; Competitions like this one have a bunch of tables where cubers like us get to sit, discuss and practice our favorite thing: cubes! The actual competing with timers, mats and displays is on one side of the gym with a cash only concession area for snacks and lunch items on the other. The competing is split up into heats, so as to better organize who competes when. Specific cube events and their aimed for start times will be posted, but you will also need to listen for when your event and heat is called.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days 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.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

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

Q: And my guests? What will they do?
A: They will cheer you on, be your moral support and help with your photos and filming. Guests are expected to give priority round table seating to cubers. There will areas of seating for guests in the gym and additional seating in the adjacent foyer. There is a park right beside the church gym for fresh air breaks and an easy 5-10 minute northbound stroll down Glover Road takes guests to local eateries, galleries and shops to break up a long day of competing.

The competitor limit has been reached, and the competition is no longer accepting registrations. Those on the waiting list will be contacted if slots open up.

Registration has closed due to reaching the competitor limit. However, if you'd still like to volunteer at the event, those previously experienced as scramblers, judges, and runners willing to gift some of their time on April 7th are asked to e-mail Lindy.

The cost per competitor is $25.00 CAD. All payment is due in advance online to reserve your spot on the competitor list.

This cost includes all events you wish to compete in. The cost for spectators is free.

Venue

Gym of Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church
8870 Glover Road
Fort Langley, BC, Canada
V1M 2K1

Location Description

Situated in historic and friendly Fort Langley, our bright and spacious Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church gym facility venue lies approximately 1 hour east of downtown Vancouver, 45 minutes east of Burnaby, and 30 minutes east of Surrey. We are 30 minutes west of Abbotsford (The closest major airport) and only 15 minutes from the nearest bridge, the Golden Ears, linking the north shore and Fraser Valley communities.

Directions from Downtown Vancouver

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Directions from the Blaine, WA Border Crossing

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Directions from the Lynden, WA Border Crossing

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Parking

Plentiful in the church parking lot or on the street, and entirely free.

Nearby Hotels/Accomodations

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Getting Calories for Cubing

The town of Fort Langley has quaint, cozy eateries for ice-cream, sushi, specialty coffee, soup, salads and sandwiches all 7-10 minutes on foot or a quick 1 minute nip by car down Glover Road. There is a Subway as the one recognizable food chain restaurant.

NOTE: A good value, convenient lunch and snack concession will be available right on site from the church kitchen from 11am-4pm. Coffee (only) will be hot and ready by 9am. No debit or credit for the onsite concession. Canadian or USD cash only!!!

Event Format Rounds
2x2x2 Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 2
3x3x3 Average of 5 3
4x4x4 Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 1
5x5x5 Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 1
6x6x6 Combined Best of 1/Mean of 3 1
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 1
Skewb Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 1

Note that the schedule is tentative, and is subject to change once we have a better estimate of the turnout. Every event has a time-limit of 10:00. Reaching and exceeding this time on a solve will result in a DNF.

Start End Event Format Cut-off Proceeding
8:00 AM 8:45 AM Check-In
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Introduction & Rule Explanation
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Skewb Combined¹ Final Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 0:20
9:45 AM 10:45 AM 2x2x2 Combined First Round Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 0:20
10:45 AM 12:00 AM 4x4x4 Combined Final Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 1:25
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 1:45 PM 3x3x3 One-handed Combined Final Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 0:45
1:45 PM 3:15 PM 3x3x3 First Round Average of 5
3:15 PM 4:30 PM 5x5x5 Combined Final Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 2:00
4:30 PM 5:15 PM 3x3x3 Second Round Average of 5 Top 40
5:15 PM 6:00 PM 6x6x6 Combined Final Combined Best of 1/Mean of 3 4:00
6:00 PM 6:15 PM 2x2x2 Final Round Average of 5 Top 12
6:15 PM 6:45 PM 3x3x3 Final Round Average of 5 Top 12
6:45 PM 7:00 PM Awards

¹ In a ‘Combined’ round, you must get a result below the cut-off within your first two attempts to be able to complete an Average of 5, or within your first attempt to be able to complete a Mean of 3.