Kent State Taco Bash 2018
There is a registration fee of $15, more details can be seen below.
There is a competitor limit of 120.
- Main event
- Registration period
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- Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee for this competition is $15.00. The WCA Stripe payment system is being used for this competition. You will be prompted to pay following registration. You are not considered registered until you pay via Stripe. There will be no at-the-door registration accepted under any circumstances. Spectators may attend for free and Kent State University students, faculty, or other employees may compete free of charge. Please email the organization team to prompt us to waive your payment.
If you paid but do not see your name on the registration list, please wait 48 hours prior to emailing the organizational team. Despite the use of the Stripe payment system, organizers still have to manually move competitors to the approved competitor list following payment.
No refunds will be granted under any circumstances following online registration. Please be sure that you can attend prior to registering.
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.
|3x3x3 Cube||Phillip Lewicki||7.55||8.18||United States||8.28||8.19||7.55||8.06||8.32|
|2x2x2 Cube||Blake Thompson||1.92||3.33||United States||3.14||3.59||1.92||4.05||3.26|
|4x4x4 Cube||Phillip Lewicki||30.93||33.38||United States||33.59||33.05||34.20||30.93||33.51|
|5x5x5 Cube||Phillip Lewicki||1:00.96||1:08.14||United States||1:00.96||1:16.99||1:31.60||1:06.25||1:01.19|
|6x6x6 Cube||Jack Pfeifer||2:17.72||2:21.99||United States||2:17.72||2:25.31||2:22.95|
|7x7x7 Cube||Blake Thompson||3:28.74||3:32.22||United States||3:34.59||3:33.34||3:28.74|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 10:00.00||Top 32 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 10:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:30.00||2 attempts to get < 1:30.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||3:30.00||2 attempts to get < 2:15.00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||5:30.00||1 attempt to get < 4:15.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||8:00.00||1 attempt to get < 6:00.00|
|Time||Event||Format||Cut Off||Time Limit||Proceed|
|7:30-7:50||Setup||Check in at this event|
|7:50-8:00||Competitor Tutorial||Recommended for first timers|
|8:00-9:00||2x2 Round 1||Average of 5||None||10:00||Top 16|
|9:00-10:15||3x3 Round 1||Average of 5||None||10:00||Top 32|
|10:15-11:15||4x4 Combined Round 1||Best of 2 / Average of 5||1:30||2:30||Top 16|
|11:15-12:00||3x3 Round 2||Average of 5||None||10:00||Top 16|
|1:00-2:00||5x5 Combined Final||Best of 2 / Average of 5||2:15||3:30|
|2:00-2:45||6x6 Combined Final||Best of 1 / Mean of 3||4:15||5:30|
|2:45-3:30||7x7 Combined Final||Best of 1 / Mean of 3||6:00||8:00|
|3:30-4:00||2x2 Finals||Average of 5||None||10:00|
|4:00-4:30||4x4 Finals||Average of 5||None||10:00|
|4:45-5:15||3x3 Finals||Average of 5||None||10:00|
Please note that the schedule and the number of those who proceed to 3x3 Round 2 and all finals may be changed during the competition.
|Daniel C Maue||3||3||3|
|James Dean Behrle||1||4||1||1||2|
|Jason J. Jin||1|
|Jonathan D. Arnold||1||1||1||2||2||1|
|Stanley Nerkowski IV||2||2||3||1||2||2|
|Tyler James Davidson||4||1||2||1|
There will be a taco bar free of charge during lunch and will give each competitior 2 tacos. What remains of the taco bar after the competitiors will then be open to spectators free of charge.
Additional food can be purchased on the first floor of the student center at multiple restaurants such as Subway, Fresco, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Einstein's Bagels, etc.
Other restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Twisted Meltz, Taco Tontos and multiple pizza places can be found in downtown Kent which is about a 15 minute walk from the venue!
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:
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.
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: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.
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 competitors 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!
The Cube Depot has graciously agreed to sponsor this event. They will also be selling some puzzles at this competition, check back for more details regarding this!
In the meantime, check out their awesome selection and incredible custom cubes:
We are pleased to announced that Cube Depot will also be vending Taco Bash 2018 shirts! Shirt sizes will be available in S-XL at the competition on a first come first serve basis.
The design was created by Kent State University's own Sophia DelCiappo, a Junior majoring in visual communication design, and Minoring in photo illustration.
Contact Sophia at email@example.com
Any more cubing apparel needs can be found at Cube Depot https://cubedepotusa.com/
Since Summit Street is undergoing construction it is a one way road outside of the visitor parking lot.
In order to gain access to the parking lot please:
1. Go onto Janik Drive,
2. Make a quick right onto Satterfield road
3. The parking lots will then be on your right
To avoid the one way street section of Summit Street if you are on Summit street travelling from west to east then:
1. Take a left on Campus Center Drive before the roundabout
2. Take a left onto Allerton Street
3. Take a right onto Morris Road
4. Continue onto Janik Road
5. Make a quick right onto Satterfield road
6. The parking lots will be on your right
If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff 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.