Fredericksburg Summer Open 2018


Date
Jul 21, 2018
City
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Venue

University of Mary Washington, University Center, Chandler Ballroom

Address
1614-1698 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Website
Fredericksburg Summer Open 2018 website
Organizer
Ben White
WCA Delegate
Corey Sakowski
Contact
okiben@aol.com, coreysakowski@gmail.com
Competitor Limit
115
Entry Fee
$20 (United States Dollar)
Information

ALL SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR FREE.

Please be sure to read the Registration Requirements, and the "Competitor Information" tab.

Events
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

Before You Register
All prospective registrants need a WCA account. Competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information. For returning competitors (i.e. have competed before), you will need to claim your WCA ID.
The competition's delegates will assist competitors trying to connect their WCA account with their WCA ID. Please contact us via email if you have any trouble.

How to Register Online
The competitor limit for this competition is 115.
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 cost of $20.00. (The registration cost is the same, regardless of how many events are selected.)

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!

Withdrawing Registration
If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us via email.
If you withdraw your registration before registration closes (July 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM local time), you are eligible for a refund of your registration cost.
There will be no refunds issued on or after July 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM local time.

Any requested changes to registration before registration closes will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us so that we can assist you.
*Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted. *

Event Format Round Cutoff Time Time Limit Proceeding
3x3x3 Cube Average of 5 First Round 10:00 Top 64
Average of 5 Second Round 10:00 Top 16
Average of 5 Final 10:00
2x2x2 Cube Average of 5 First Round 1:00 Top 16
Average of 5 Final 1:00
4x4x4 Cube Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 1:30 3:00
5x5x5 Cube Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 2:15 3:30
6x6x6 Cube Best of 1 / Mean of 3 Combined Final 5:00 7:00
7x7x7 Cube Best of 1 / Mean of 3 Combined Final 6:00 8:00

An extra round of 4x4x4 Cube (Top 12) and/or 5x5x5 Cube (Top 12) may be added before 3x3x3 Cube Final if we have extra time.

Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6 and 7x7) format where competitors will have 2 attempts to achieve a time under the cutoff. If the comeptitor does then they will be awarded more attempts to compelete the average.

Time Limit - Any attempt in the round exceeding this time will be awarded a DNF. For "WCA" Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations for that event.

All cutoffs, time limits, numbers of competitors advancing to subsequent rounds, and subsequent rounds are subject to change, however all changes will be announced prior to the round's occurrence. We hope to not make changes, however scheduling limitations may require changes to be made.

Time Event Round
7:30 AM Setup
7:45 AM Registration Begins
8:15 AM Competitor Tutorial
8:30 AM 3x3x3 Cube First Round
10:15 AM 7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
11:15 AM 4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 2x2x2 Cube First Round
2:45 PM 5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
4:00 PM 3x3x3 Cube Second Round
4:45 PM 6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
5:45 PM 2x2x2 Cube Final
6:00 PM 3x3x3 Cube Final
6:15 PM Awards / Cleanup

An extra round of 4x4x4 Cube (Top 12) and/or 5x5x5 Cube (Top 12) may be added before 3x3x3 Cube Final if we have extra time.

As it is summer time there will be no one on the campus except for some staff members. For parking, anywhere on the streets will be fine BUT NOT IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS!!!!!

There is also guest parking. One can be found next to "Jefferson Square" on "Double Drive" and another just off of "College Ave" next to the "Construction." You can also look for anwhere with the orange "P":
Campus Map

Lunch options are available a bit off campus down the road.

Groups will be posted after registration is completed.

We will have a link here to live results as the date of the event approaches!

Please note that results will be uploaded as quickly as possible, but we will focus on making sure the competition itself runs smoothly.

This competition is sponsored by The Cubicle.

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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, 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&t=2s

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, the morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

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!

Q&A:

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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 is the competition like?

A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

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: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically 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. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.

If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.

NEWCOMERS:

There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!

ALL COMPETITORS:

Please read this section carefully. Changes in organization have been made modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. When you arrive, you will receive a lanyard with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:

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Legend:
* S - scrambling
* R - running
* J - judging

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per 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.