Imagination Station 2018


Date
Dec 15, 2018
City
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Venue

Imagination Station

Address
1 Discovery Way Toledo, Ohio 43604
Details

Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.

Organizer
Mason Langenderfer
WCA Delegates
James Hildreth and Zachary Garber
Contact

Contact

Information

2x2 Round 2 is tentative.

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 $16 (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 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend paying an entry fee of $12 (United States Dollar).

You will be prompted to pay following registration. You are not considered registered until you pay via Stripe.

If you paid but do not see your name on the registration list, please wait 48 hours before emailing the organizational team. Despite the use of the Stripe payment system, organizers still have to manually approve competitors following payment.

Please be sure that you can attend prior to registering. Refunds will only be granted if there is someone on the waiting list to take your spot.
Spectators, friends, and family are permitted to come, but they must purchase a pass to get access to the science center. Competitors do not have to purchase a pass as it is included in the registration fee.

The pricing is as follows:
Big Kids (13 – 64): $12
Seniors (65+): $11
Kids (3 – 12): $10
Children 2 & under: Free

Please attempt to be as accurate as possible when reporting the number of guests during registration.

Visit the Imagination Station website for more information and discounts:
https://www.imaginationstationtoledo.org/visit/hours-admission

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00

You are viewing the schedule for the venue [Imagination Station](https://www.imaginationstationtoledo.org/).
The schedule is displayed in the timezone America/Adak.

Schedule for Saturday (December 15, 2018)

From 09:15 AM
To 09:45 AM
Doors open
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
From 09:45 AM
To 10:40 AM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Best of 1 / Mean of 3
Time limit
7:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 10:40 AM
To 11:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:15 PM
Lunch
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
Megaminx Combined Final
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 05:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We want to let you know this event is great 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 are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out your information. 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.

Q: I changed my mind; can I add or remove an event from my registration?
A: Not a problem. Send us a message through the contact form and we will gladly change the events for which you are signed up.

Q: Why are some cutoffs easier than others?
A: In events like 2x2 and 3x3, we aim to be inclusive and let newer competitors take their time. In other events, such as Megaminx and 6x6, we unfortunately have to include stricter cutoffs due to time constraints.

Q: Can I come spectate?
A: Yes! Any friends, family members, or anyone else can spectate the event. Each spectator will have to purchase admission to Imagination Station in order to visit the competition venue.

Q: Do I have to be present for events I'm not competing in?
A: No. You only have to be at the venue for the events in which you are competing. I.e. if you are competing in 3x3 but not 6x6, you can arrive shortly before 3x3 starts. See the 'Schedule' tab for more info.

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: How do I find results?
A: Live results will be available on cubecomps.com during the competition. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds. Once finalized, the results are posted on the WCA page several days after the competition finishes.

Q: What is there to do when I'm not competing?
A: The bulk of the competition venue will have tables for competitiors to sit, practice, discuss among other cubers, and try out new puzzles! You are also welcome to explore the various exhibits of Imagination Station.

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.

Directions and parking instructions:
https://www.imaginationstationtoledo.org/visit/directions-parking

The closest hotels are Park Inn and Renaissance Toledo.

The competition room is immediately next to a cafeteria. Bringing your own food is also permitted.

A link the the live results page will be posted here closer to the competition's date.

TBD

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.