Kew Forest Open 2018
- Sep 22, 2018
- Forest Hills, New York, United States
- 119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, NY 11375
- Organization team
- Felix Bouchard
- WCA Delegate
- Bob Burton
This is a CubingUSA supported competition.
This competition is in no way affiliated with or organized by The Kew-Forest School.
- Main event
- Registration period
Online registration opened and closed .
- Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
There will is a 40 competitor waitlist, which is already full.
If a competitor drops out, we will email the next competitor on the wait list. If you do not make it off the waitlist by September 1, your registration fee will be refunded.
If you are currently registered and cannot compete, feel free to send us an email so that we can let another competitor on the list. We want to allow as many people to compete as possible.
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.
AJ Kamal won with an average of 7.72 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Daniel Karnaukh finished second (7.83) and Krish Shah-Nathwani finished third (8.22).
|3x3x3 Cube||AJ Kamal||7.31||7.72||United States||7.31||7.73||7.78||9.73||7.66|
|4x4x4 Cube||Chris Choi||27.42||30.58||United States||27.57||31.87||32.31||34.85||27.42|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Daniel Karnaukh||11.24||14.25||United States||12.46||15.47||14.81||11.24||16.56|
|Megaminx||Nicolas Naing||34.93||35.67||United States||36.52||34.93||35.04||35.45||36.74|
|Skewb||Parker Trager||3.77||4.13||United States||3.77||4.37||3.97||6.29||4.06|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||3:00.00||Top 64 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:05.00||2 attempts to get < 1:15.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 35.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Megaminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|8:45AM||Pyraminx||Round 1||-||1:00||Top 8|
|9:45AM||3x3x3 Speedsolve||Round 1||-||3:00||Top 64|
|11:00AM||3x3x3 One-Handed||Combined First Round||0:35||1:00||Top 8|
|1:00PM||4x4x4 Speedsolve||Combined First Round||1:15||2:05||Top 8|
|2:15PM||3x3x3 Speedsolve||Round 2||-||1:00||Top 8|
|2:45PM||Skewb||Round 1||-||1:00||Top 8|
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 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!
CAR: We do not recommend travelling by car, as parking in NYC is difficult to find and expensive. If you would still like to travel by car, consult google maps.
Public Transportation: The closest subway stop is the E or F trains at Kew Gardens / Union Turnpike, about a 3-5 minute walk away from the school.
Trains/Buses outside NYC: Consult google maps for directions regarding buses/trains outside of NYC. Many offer transfers to the subway lines listed above.
Groups for the competition can be found here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nKolm9t8AN86cewiztUtD9624tDHuZX_
You can find a summary of all of the groups here https://drive.google.com/open?id=18R9fS3ugQ8RPkI4NbhM6Y8kNEFxMwbUe
We will NOT be calling individual names. We will be calling group numbers. You are responsible for knowing your groups.
This competition will be sponsored by thecubicle.us
If you are interested in receiving updates about competition announcements and staying in touch with cubers and family members of cubers from the tri-state area (southern Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania), please consider joining the Tri-State Cubing Facebook group (click on the logo or here). There, you can also find a link to join a mailing list for competition announcements for this area.
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.