Hawaii 2018


Date
Nov 24, 2018
City
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana - Waikiki Beach

Address
1956 Ala Moana Boulevard
Details

Pikake Room

Organizers
Brandon Harnish, Eric Zhao, Nitin Subramanian, and Ryan Jew
WCA Delegates
Brandon Harnish and Ryan Jew
Contact

Hawaii Organization Team

Information

This Thanksgiving we will be hosting the first ever competition in Hawaii! Join us at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana - Waikiki Beach for an exciting competition featuring 9 events!

Please read the Registration Requirements for this competition in order to ensure prompt registration acceptance.
In accordance with Regulation 2t, all competitors must be familiar with and understand the WCA Regulations.

Events
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 70 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 a 50% of your registration fee.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $30 (United States Dollar).
Spectators can attend for free.

How to Withdraw Registration with Refund

Registered competitors withdraw their registration by emailing the organisation team the following:
1. Statement of intent to withdraw registration with refund.
2. Name (and WCA ID, if applicable) of the competitor.
3. IMPORTANT: Confirmation of registration payment and name of payer.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 30.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00

Preliminary Schedule

last updated 4 July 2018

Time Event / Round Format Cutoff Time Limit
8:45 AM Welcome / Competitor Tutorial
9:00 AM 3x3x3 Blindfolded, Final Round Best of 3 none 15:00 cumulative
9:30 AM 5x5x5 Cube, Combined Final Round Best of 2 / Average of 5 <3:30 in 2 attempts 10:00 per solve
10:45 AM Pyraminx, Final Round Average of 5 none 1:00 per solve
11:15 AM 2x2x2 Cube, First Round Average of 5 none 1:00 per solve
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM 3x3x3 Cube, First Round Average of 5 none 10:00 per solve
2:00 PM 4x4x4 Cube, Combined Final Round Best of 2 / Average of 5 <2:00 in 2 attempts 10:00 per solve
3:00 PM 3x3x3 One-Handed, Combined First Round Best of 2 / Average of 5 <1:30 in 2 attempts 10:00 per solve
3:45 PM Square-1, Combined Final Round Best of 2 / Average of 5 <1:30 in 2 attempts 10:00 per solve
4:15 PM 3x3x3 Cube, Round 2 (Top 50%) Average of 5 none 1:00 per solve
5:00 PM 2x2x2 Cube, Final Round (Top 8) Average of 5 none 0:30 per solve
5:20 PM 3x3x3 One-Handed, Final Round (Top 8) Average of 5 none 1:00 per solve
5:40 PM 3x3x3 Cube, Final Round (Top 8) Average of 5 none 1:00 per solve
6:00 PM Daytime Awards
7:30 PM 3x3x3 Fewest Moves, Attempt 1 of 3 Mean of 3 none 1 hour, 80 moves and rotations
9:00 PM 3x3x3 Fewest Moves, Attempt 2 of 3 Mean of 3 none 1 hour, 80 moves and rotations
10:30 PM 3x3x3 Fewest Moves, Attempt 3 of 3 Mean of 3 none 1 hour, 80 moves and rotations

Tentative rounds:
* Pyraminx, Round 2 (Top 9)
* 4x4x4 Cube, Round 2 (Top 9)

Venue

Pikake Room
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana - Waikiki Beach
1956 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96815

The nearest airport is Daniel K. Inouye International Airport which is about a 15 minute drive to the Hilton Hotel Alana - Waikiki Beach

For those of you new to competitive cubing, WELCOME!

This event is open to 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

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a competitor tutorial on 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!

FAQ

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

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. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, 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 together, under the same conditions.

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

We have recieved a discounted group rate for the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana - Waikiki Beach!

Book a room here to get:

  • Discounted rate of $170/night.
  • Discounted resort charge of $9
  • Discounted parking of $20
  • Free High-speed Internet

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Time limit

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).

Cutoff

The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined round (see Regulation 9g).

Format

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.