Houston Winter 2020


Date
Jan 25, 2020
City
Houston, Texas, United States
Venue

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport

Address
9100 Gulf Freeway Houston, Texas 77017 USA
Details

The competition will be held in the Houston room.

Organizers
Eric Zhao, Jacob Stover, Riley Norrid, and Zachary White
WCA Delegates
Ryan Jew and Zachary White
Contact

Organizers

Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

Please follow all instructions for registration or your registration may be delayed.

Events
Number of times bookmarked
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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 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (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 95% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

1.) To register for this competition, you must pay in full in advance through Stripe. Your registration is not complete until you pay.
2.) To cancel your registration, please email the organizers with your name telling them you want to cancel your registration. If you are having trouble paying on the website or any other registration problems, please use the contact button to reach to us.
3.) After the competition reaches 200 competitors, a waitlist will be created. You must pay to be placed on the waitlist. If you are at the top of the waitlist and someone cancels their registration, the next paid person will take their spot.
4.) After the competition, all competitors on the waiting list will recieve a refund for the registration cost.
5.) If the competition reaches its competitor limit and when registration closes, no additional registrations will be accepted. No exceptions.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:15.00 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:15.00 2 attempts to get < 2:10.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:15.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 5:30.00 1 attempt to get < 3:45.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Mo3 5:30.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:30.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Mo3 7:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (January 25, 2020)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:50 AM
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round
Main Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
5:30.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:45.00
Proceed
Top 6 advance to next round
From 08:50 AM
To 09:40 AM
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round
Main Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
7:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
Proceed
Top 6 advance to next round
From 09:40 AM
To 10:40 AM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:15.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:10.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 10:40 AM
To 11:45 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:15.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:15 PM
Lunch
Main Room
From 12:15 PM
To 12:30 PM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Room
From 12:30 PM
To 01:45 PM
Skewb First round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:45 PM
To 03:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 64 advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 03:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube Second round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 04:50 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
7:00.00
From 04:50 PM
To 05:10 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
5:30.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:30 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:15.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:50 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:50 PM
To 06:05 PM
Skewb Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 06:05 PM
To 06:25 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:25 PM
To 06:55 PM
Awards
Main Room

The competition will be taking place at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport. The nearest airport is HOU (William P. Hobby Airport).

There will be a room block set up for Friday and Saturday. The room rate is $89 per night, and includes breakfast for up to 2 guests. If you aren't staying at the hotel, there will be a discounted breakfast price of $12 available. The cutoff date to book a room at this rate is 01/09/2020.

To receive the group rate, you can either book at this link, or call in and use the code "RCCRCCA"

Venue:
Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport
Street Address: 9100 Gulf Freeway Houston, Texas 77017 USA
- Room: Houston

Parking: Free parking in the parking lot outside of the venue.

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CubeDepot will be sponsoring and vending at this competition! They will provide gift card codes to the podium!

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 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!

A link will be posted here to the live results once it's available!

A link to find out which groups you are in will be available here once the groups are made!

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).

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.