Mercure London Watford Hotel
If you are a new competitor, please make sure to read all the information in the FAQ and the Important Information tabs before registering. All competitors should be familiar with the information in these tabs.
Online registration will be open from to .
Make sure to register and pay for the competition to be accepted. We will not accept any registrations at the competition.
If registration is full by the time you pay you will be on the waiting list. If you do not make the competitor list by the time the competition happens then you will get a full refund. You may contact us to ask what your current position is on the waiting list.
If you can no longer attend, let us know as soon as possible through the contact link on the General Info page. We often have waiting lists so letting us know you cannot attend allows us to add another person to the competition. By not telling us you are denying someone a chance to compete.
If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a full refund. If registration is closed we will offer a 50% refund. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.
If you have any problems check out the FAQ, or feel free to contact us.
|3x3x3 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 3:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 48 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:30.00||2 attempts to get < 1:15.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:30.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|Clock||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 20.00|
|Megaminx||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:45.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|Skewb||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||40:00.00 cumulative *|
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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, follow the menu bar to the Register page 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 listed on the Register page. 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 also on the menu. 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: As long as registration is still open, yes you are allowed to change events. Email us at the contact link on the General Info page with the events you would like to change. If registration is closed then please do not email us with event changes. If at the competition you decide that you do not want to compete in an event, come up to the scramble table when your group is called and simply tell the scramblers that you are not going to compete.
Q: I am no longer able to attend, what do I do?
A: The first thing you need to do is tell us as soon as you know via the contact link on the General Info page. Competitions generally fill up quite quickly and letting us know that you can't attend means we can add someone from the waiting list.
Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a full refund. If registration is closed we will offer a 50% refund. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.
Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: We recommend that you check out the Events and Schedule tabs - if you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough! Loads of people come to competitions just to beat their own personal bests, and meet likeminded people, with no intention of winning or even making it past the first round.
Q: Are there different age categories?
A: All competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome. In general most are aged 10-20 but we have plenty of regulars who are older or younger than this!
Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: Yes! Make sure to bring cubes for all events you are competing in and look after them, you don't want them to go missing.
Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Yes! Spectating this competition will be free for everyone. Unless you are attending with a competitor, we would highly recommend to come to spectate only in the afternoons, as the venue will be extremely busy in the morning on both days!
Q: I'm a parent, what can I do to get involved?
A: If you're looking for something to do then you can certainly help out with the running and judging! We pretty much always need help with this and they are really easy procedures to follow. You can come to the introduction to competing where we go through all of it there. Running is also great for step count and requires zero knowledge of cubing if you're worried about that!
Q: When do I arrive at the competition?
A: If you are a new competitor, we highly recommend that you show up for the introduction to competing 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 find the registration desk if registration is open. If you arrive before registration opens, we will make an announcement 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 Live Results tab.
If you are a new competitor, it is important that you are familiar with the Regulations. The regulations are very long and are quite a lot to take in so don't worry if you don't remember it all! Because of this, we have a video that explains the competing procedure which we recommend to watch before attending: Competing Tutorial. We will also be holding an introduction to competing which we recommend you attend as well.
New competitors must bring some form of ID to show at the competition to confirm the name, the country they wish to compete for, and the date of birth registered with. The usual items of ID that people bring are Passports, Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses, etc. As long as it has your name, date of birth, and country, then it will be fine.
If you have any questions, we recommend that you check the FAQ in case it has been asked before. But you are more than welcome to contact us at the link on the General Info page. We also recommend you check out the UKCA tab to sign up to our mailing list for announcements of future competitions, among other things.
The competition will be held at the Mercure Hotel in Watford along the A41 bypass in the Haliwell Suite, there is a McDonalds right next to the venue along with a massive sign next to the hotel directing you towards it. The car parking is along Sandy Lane and there will be enough spaces for everyone.
Car: Parking is free on site and there should be plenty of spaces for all competitors and guests.
Train: The nearest station for this event is Watford Junction, which has great connections to Manchester, the Midlands and London. No buses take you directly to the venue so a taxi is highly advised. Once you exit the station and turn left there are taxi's outside.
Plane: The nearest airport is London Luton which has train links into London which can transfer into London Euston and into Watford. Heathrow is also a good option with a direct bus route (724) taking you straight into town.
Coach: National Express have coaches that go straight to Watford Junction, from there you will need to take a taxi to reach the venue.
There is a Hilton nearby however there are many cheaper hotels in Watford Town Centre. The venue is a little far out from the town centre so unless you enjoy long walks you will need to take a taxi to and from the venue each day as trains and buses do not take you straight to the venue.
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!
Please note down which groups you are competing and scrambling in before arriving at the competition!
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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.
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.