Imagination Station 2020


Date
Jan 18, 2020
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 Delegate
Zachary Garber
Contact

Contact

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

This competition is at the Imagination Station science center. Non-competing family members and spectators are required to purchase a day pass to the science center to enter the competition. A day pass is included in the competitor registration fee.

3x3 Blindfolded Round 2 is tentative.

Since this event is in a public area, we will not be silencing the crowd for 3x3 Blindfolded.

Events
Number of times bookmarked
22
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 95% 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.

Spectators, friends, and family are permitted to come, but they must purchase a pass to enter 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 32 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 5:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 5:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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

Schedule for Saturday (January 18, 2020)

From 09:45 AM
To 11:00 AM
Skewb First round
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:15 PM
Lunch
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
From 01:15 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Bo3
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:10 PM
Skewb Final
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:20 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Bo3
Time limit
5:00.00
From 04:10 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:55 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:55 PM
To 05:10 PM
Awards
Exploration Center - on the lower floor next to the cafeteria, follow the signs.

Q: Who can compete?
A: Anyone from anywhere, of any age, and of any skill level are welcome. All you have to do is sign up.

Q: This is my first competition. What do I need to know?
A: Competitors must be familiar with the WCA Regulations. We also recommend watching this excellent competitor tutorial.

Q: How do I sign up?
A: Submit your information on the "Register" tab to the left, and pay the registration fee via Stripe. You are not considered registered until your name appears on the competitor list. It may take up to 48 hours for your registration to be approved.

Q: Registration is closed and I'm still on the waiting list. Can I still come and compete?
A: Afraid not. Only those on the competitor list can compete.

Q: Are spectators welcome?
A: Yes! Anyone who pays admission to Imagination Station can come hang out and watch.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: No, all competitors compete in the same group.

Q: When do I need to arrive?
A: Check the schedule. You are expected to arrive 15 minutes before your first event. You do not have to be present for events you are not competing in.

Q: I can only attend for part of the day. Can I do my solves early?
A: Due to scramble security, we do not allow this.

Q: Why are some cutoffs easier than others?
A: Common events like 3x3x3 have easy cutoffs to be inclusive. More obscure or longer events tend to have stricter cutoffs due to time constraints.

Q: Why did you pick those events? Will you add more events?
A: Events are chosen based on what hasn't been held recently in the area, and also the relative popularity of each event. The events list is final; no additional events will be added.

Q: What's the point of competing if I can't win?
A: People go to competitions to meet people, make friends, talk about cubing, improve their own official personal best times, and have fun. People of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels attend competitions. Very few people actually go to competitions to win them.

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

The closest hotels are Park Inn and Renaissance Toledo.

We recommend packing a lunch. The competition room is immediately next to a cafeteria, but expect it to be extremely busy during lunch time.

Prospective staff members must fill out this form in addition to paying the registration fee.

https://forms.gle/X22h4Cx8KZ9tVqDEA

To be posted in the days leading up to the competition.

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.