Heartland Championships 2017


Date
Aug 5 - 6, 2017
City
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Venue

Gymnasium of the University of Iowa - Des Moines

Address
2500 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA 50321, USA
Details

The gymnasium is located in the activity center. On a map, you can see its large blue roof.

Website
Heartland Championships 2017 website
Organizers
Joshua Beck and Kristin Wiley
WCA Delegates
Brandon Mikel and Walker Welch
Contact
Competitor Limit
180
Entry Fee
$30
Information

There is a 180 person competitor limit for this competition. Please register early to ensure a spot as a competitor.

Please read the Heartland Regional Titles Tab for information and eligability for regional titles.

Events
Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
Rubik's Cube Kennan LeJeune 7.59 8.60 United States 9.758.198.479.137.59
2x2x2 Cube Andy Denney 1.44 1.97 United States 1.642.872.271.442.00
4x4x4 Cube John Brechon 29.23 34.52 United States 29.2335.9538.2635.2732.34
6x6x6 Cube John Brechon 1:54.80 1:58.09 United States 1:54.802:02.061:57.41
7x7x7 Cube John Brechon 3:01.38 3:07.79 United States 3:01.723:01.383:20.27
3x3x3 Blindfolded Cale Schoon 39.73 46.49 United States 42.8456.8939.73
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Walker Welch 28 United States 28
3x3x3 One-Handed Andy Denney 12.30 16.81 United States 16.0412.3017.0418.1517.36
Megaminx Andy Denney 41.83 45.02 United States 51.3050.4642.6141.8341.98
Pyraminx Samuel Pollom 3.42 3.72 United States 4.333.633.424.033.50
Rubik's Clock Walker Welch 7.20 7.94 United States 7.457.209.898.308.07
Skewb Brian Johnson 2.54 3.20 NAR United States 2.543.233.293.086.63
Square-1 Brian Johnson 8.74 10.06 United States 8.7410.769.6210.669.90
5x5x5 Blindfolded Cale Schoon 5:16.48 NAR United States DNF5:35.465:16.48
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Cale Schoon 24/27 56:20 United States 24/27 56:20

The University campus is very small and the gymnasium is accessible through the parking lot. However, the actual address of the gymnasium is 2280 Bell Ave Des Moines 50321. The main building is on the top of the hill off of Fleur Drive, and gymnasium is at the bottom of the hill with the big blue roof off Bell Ave. You can't miss it.

Day Event: Rounds: Cutoff/Time Limit: # of Competitors Advance
Saturday
3x3 3 Rounds WCA Time Limit 2nd: 64, Final: 16
2x2 2 Rounds 2:00 TL Final: 16
4x4 Combined Final 1:30 Cutoff / 3:00 TL
5x5 TENTATIVE EVENT
OH 2 Rounds 1:00 Cutoff / 1:30 TL Final:16
3BLD Combined Final 15min Combined Limit
Pyraminx 2 Rounds :40 Cutoff / 2:00 TL Final: 16
Skewb 2 Rounds :40 Cutoff / 2:00 TL Final: 16
Square-1 Combined Final 0:45 Cutoff / 2:00 TL
Sunday
Conference Room
FMC 1 Attempt 1 hour
MBLD 1 Attempt 1 hour
5BLD Combined Final 1 hour
6x6 Combined Final 4:00 Cutoff / 6:00 TL
7x7 Combined Final 5:30 Cutoff / 10:00 TL
Megaminx Combined Final 2:15 Cutoff / 3:00 TL
Clock Combined Final :40 Cutoff / 1:30 TL
Time Event: Time: Event:
Saturday
Main Stage Side Stage
8:00 - 8:30 Set-up / New Competitor Tutorial
8:30 - 9:45 3x3 Round 1 also occuring on side stage 3x3 Round 1
9:45 - 10:45 2x2 Round 1 also occuring on side stage 2x2 Round 1
10:45 - 12:00 Pyraminx Round 1 10:45 - 12:00 Square-1 Combined Final
12:00 - 12:45 LUNCH
12:45 - 1:30 3x3 Blindfolded Combined Final also occuring on side stage 3x3 Blindfolded Combined Final
1:30 - 2:30 4x4 Combined Final also occuring on side stage 4x4 Combined Final
2:30 - 3:15 3x3 Round 2 also occuring on side stage 3x3 Round 2
3:15 - 4:15 Skewb Round 1 3:15 - 4:15 One-Handed Round 1
4:15 - 4:30 One-Handed Round 1 also occuring on side stage One-Handed Round 1
4:30 - 4:50 2x2 Finals 4:30 - 4:50 Pyraminx Finals
4:50 - 5:05 Skewb Finals
5:05 - 5:20 One-Handed Finals
5:20 - 5:45 3x3 Finals
5:45 Awards

Sunday Conference Room Schedule:
9:40 Setup & Tutorial (Review/ Q&A)
10:00 - 11:00 6x6 Combined Final
11:00 - 12:15 5BLD
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 FMC Single Attempt
2:00 - 3:00 MBLD
3:00 - 4:00 7x7 Combined Final
4:00 - 4:45 Clock Combined Final
4:45 - 5:45 Megaminx Combined Final
5:45 - 6:00 Cleanup & Awards

SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. (Based on in registration)

Name 3x3 2x2 Pyraminx Sq-1 3BLD 4x4 Skewb OH 5x5 Sunday 6x6 7x7 Megaminx Clock
Aaron Stettner 1 5 5 1 1 1 4 1 1
Abel Piper 2 6 7 2 2 2 7 2 1 2 2
Aiden C. Theis 3 7 3
AJ Lauer 4 8 3 6
Alex Gundrum 5 9 3 1 4 5
Alexander Park 6 10 5 1
Alvaro Gonzalez Cruz 7 11 6 2
Amaya Dassanayake 8 4
Andrew Krier 9 12 8 4
Andrew Robey 10 1 9 1 2 5 7 3 3 2 1 3 1
Andy Denney 5 10 10 4 4 9 4 4 1 2 2 2
Austin Brandon Begnaud 11 2 1 6 6 5 5
Brandon Mikel 13 3 5 1 3 9 1 1 3
Brandon Regalado 12 6 2 1 3 4 1 1
Brandon Satterstrom 10 1 2
Brendan Simoens 1 7 10 2 1 2 2 6 2 2 1 3 2
Brian Berg 2 3 3 3 1 7 3
Brian Johnson 3 4 4 4 4 8 1 4 1 2 1 3
Brody Lassner 4 5 5 5 3 4
Brody Schoon 5 10 6 6 4 3 1
Caden Biede 6 11 9 3 1 5 2 5 2
Cale Schoon 9 8 10 4 1 1 5 1 2 1 3 2
Carter Kucala 2 8 10 4 2 2 4 7 2 1 2 1 3
Cedar Smith 7 12 2
Chase Portner 8 8
Chris Van Der Brink 9 8 7 2 4 6 5 3
Christopher Olson 7 10 3 4 4
Colin D Phan 10 9 10 2
Connor Reid 11 1 4 1 3 7 1 5 1 1 2
Dakota Rossi 6 2 3 8 2 1
David Mortenson 1 3 2 3 1 4 1 6 1 2 2 3
David Nguyen 11 5 9 1 1 3 2 1
Derek Stedman 2 4 1
Drake Bott 3 3 1 2 2 1 6
Dylan Harrison 6 4 5 1 5 2 7 3 1 2
Elaine Wang 3 5 6 3
Elias Rabe 4 6 7 2 4 4
Eric Zhao 5 7 9 3 5 5 7 4 2 1 2 3
Ethan Auch 6 8 3 2 7
Ethan Royer 7 9 8
Evan Brown 8 10 10 4 6 6 5 5 1 2 3 1
Evan Ostdiek 9 11 1 1 7 3 1 2
Harley Olsthoorn 10 12 8
Indigo Sabin 11 1 2
Ira James Soulliere 12 2 3 1 6
Isaac Levenstein 1 3 4 2
Isaac Twedt-Ball 2 4 5 1 3
Jack Brown 6
Jack Faatz 3 5 7 2 5 1
Jack Johnson 4 6 8 3
Jack Johnston 13 12 3 5 2 1 2
Jack Marley 5 7 9 3 4 4
Jack Moan 6 8 10
Jacob Labit 7 10 1 4 6 5 2 3
Jake Geren 8 9 2 5 2 2 1 3
Jake Witteborg 10 11 2 7
James Sehata 8 12 3 5 6 6
Jared Huffman 9 9 4 6 2
Jarett Butler 11 1 5 1
Jason Jaeger 3 2
Jensen Birdwell 1 3 6 1 2 7 3
Jeremy Collins 2 4 4 2 6 1 4 2 1
Jeromy Labit 3 5 7 3 4 5 2 1
Jesse Villezcas 4 6 8 8 2 3 2
John Brechon 13 6 2 3 2 4 9 5 1 1 1 2 1
Jonathan Callaway 5 7 9 6 2
Joshua Beck 13 2 7 1 6
Kaleb DeBey 6 8 10 2 4 7 3 3
Katelyn Hinkley 3 8 4 4 1
Kennan LeJeune 5 10 6 5 1 5
Kevin James Wishecoby 7 9 1 8
Kris Stuart 8 10
Krishiv Kothari 9 1 2
Kristin Wiley 13 11 3 1 9 3 1
Logan McGraw 4 5 2 6 9 1 1 2 2 2
Logan Vander Veen 10 11
Luca StockWil 11 12 5 1 4
Lucas Rutherford 12 2 3 2
Luke Krier 1 3 4 3
Madalen Tanner 2 4 5 6 4
Mason Joseph 3 3
Matthew Salas 4 5 6 1 5
Max Youngberg 5 6 9 3 2 3 5
Michael Smith 6 7 8
Mitchell Coleman 7 8 7 7
Myles Witteborg 8 9
Ne Dassanayake 9 10 10 1 3 1 6 2
Noah Simcox 10 11 1 4 7
Peyton Pratt 11 12 2
Phoebe Helle 12 1 1 8
Phuc Nguyen 7 1 6 2 3 8 3 3 2 3
Preston Lee 2 4
Reagan Stock 1 3 5 4
Rohan Jain 2 4 6 2 5 1
Samuel Pollom 3 4 7 2 4 1
Sarah Cook 10 7 3 3 2
Shawn Leonhardt 4 6 8 2 6 2 3 5 1 1 2 1
Sidharth Ramasubbu 12 7
Simon Beck 6 8 4 3 4 1
Simon Jose Ball 7 2 10
Simon Kellum 8 9 1 3 1 1 6 7 2 3 1
Simon Rabe 9 11 2 7
Talon Krummel Walter 10 12 5 1 2 2 6
Tyler Johnson 11 1 9 2 3 1 7 3
Tyler Robinson 9 2 3 4 1 4 6 1 4
Tyler Tracy 1 3 2 3 6 7 2 1
Vincent Bruno 1 6 4 1 6 2 4 5 2
Walker Welch 11 9 9 4 2 5 9 5 1 2 2 3 3
Wesley Steves 2 4 7 4 1
Will Wooden 9 6 9 3 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 1
William Nommensen 8 5 8 5
William Wigstrom Jr. 4 11 10 8
Wyatt Pollom 7 3
Zach Emery 12 3 6 1 5 7 5 3 2 3 2
Zach Metzler 5 1 1 6 8
Zachary Pascalar 6 9 9 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 3

Outside food is allowed in the venue.
Please utilize appropriate trash recepticles at all times.

Sabores De Mexico, Iowa will be serving breakfast burritos in the morning. Lunch Menu
Link to their Facebook Page

A concession stand serving hot and cold food/ snack items will be open from 10am til 2pm on Saturday only.

We are not accepting applications for staff at this time. We would love to have you attend the competition regardless. If you have any questions about staffing, please use the contact tab on the main page of the website.
Happy Cubing!

We appreciate your interest in staffing the Heartland Championships.

Your $30 registration fee will be waived upon official registration, completion of the staff application, and $10 payment is received. We will contact further about payment after your application has been received.

(Register like normal, except for payment, then fill out the application. We will notify you within 2-4 days if you have been accepted onto staff. If you have, we will send you a link to pay your reduced entry fee. Otherwise just pay like normal.)

Perks of being on staff:
- Discounted registration fee
- Lunch for each day helping on staff
- Staff shirt (to be determined)

Thank you CubeDepotUSA for generously providing a $500 prize pool for this competition!
Thank you QiYi MoFangGe for providing additional prizes for competitors!
Thank you YouCanDoTheCube.com for providing gold, silver, and bronze medals.

Shop for your QiYi MoFangGe Puzzles here: Cube Depot USA
Find out more about QiYi MoFangGe here: http://www.qiyitoys.net/en/
Rubik's based YouCanDoTheCube supports the WCA!

The $500 in prizes will be distributed to these events.

Event 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
3x3 $40 $30 $20
2x2 15 10 7
4x4 15 10 7
6x6 10 7 5
7x7 10 7 5
3BLD 15 10 7
FMC 10 7 5
OH 15 10 7
Megaminx 10 7 5
Pyraminx 15 10 7
Clock 10 7 5
Skewb 15 10 7
Square-1 15 10 7
5BLD 10 7 5
MultiBLD 10 7 5

The top 3x3 Competitor from each State will also be getting a $10 prize.

IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR REGIONAL TITLES, PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW.

This Competition will have Regional Titles for these States in the USA.
- Colorado
- Iowa
- Kansas
- Minnesota
- Missouri
- Nebraska
- North Dakota
- South Dakota

The top 3 finishers for each event from these states will be recognized with a Regional Award and Title.

To be eligible to win these titles, you must claim your residency in one of these states before August 1st. To do this, you must provide proof of one of the following:

  1. The competitor's driver's license, passport, or state ID from an eligible state. (This option required for competitors 18 and older.)
  2. A current (2016-17) school ID with parent/guardian's driver's license, passport, or state ID from an eligible state.

Please email clear scans/pictures of the necessary information to email walkerewelch@gmail.com and we will confirm with you that you are placed on the eligibility list for Heartland Champion titles.

Any competitor found to be falsifying this information to become eligible for a title may be barred from earning future regional titles.

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, Saturday 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 12 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 schedule 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 competition. 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: Can I have fun at this event?

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

Des Moines International Airport and hotel accommodations are 10 minutes south of the venue. Five nearby hotels & motels:

  • Motel 6 - 4817 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321 - (515) 287-6364

  • Days Inn & Suites - 1901 Hackley Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315 - (515) 256-0603

  • Hampton Inn - 5001 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321 - (515) 287-7300

  • AmericInn Hotel & Suites - 1920 Hackley Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315 - (515) 285-5180

  • Quality Inn & Suites - 5231 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321 - (480) 568-4516