Liverpool Open 2020


Date
Jun 20 - 21, 2020
City
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Venue

Academy of St Francis of Assisi

Address
Gardners Drive, Liverpool L6 7UR
Details

Sports Hall

Organizers
Callum Hales-Jepp, Katie Davies, Matthew Prestwich, and Steven Kearns
WCA Delegates
David Lim, James Molloy, and Sam Spendla
Contact
callumhalesjepp@hotmail.com, stevenjkearns@outlook.com, m.prestwich@btinternet.com, katiedavies3102@gmail.com, jmolloy@worldcubeassociation.org, dlim@worldcubeassociation.org, sspendla@worldcubeassociation.org
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Information

If you are a new competitor, please make sure to read all the information in the FAQ and the Important Information tabs before registering. All competitors should be familiar with the information in these tabs.

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
45
Registration period

Online registration will be open from to .

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 £20 (British Pound).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Make sure to register and pay for the competition to be accepted. We will not accept any registrations at the competition.

If registration is full by the time you pay you will be on the waiting list. If you do not make the competitor list by the limit date for refunds (specified above), then you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee. You may contact us to ask for your current position on the waiting list.

The cut-off date for changing events is the same as the limit date for refunds (specified above).

If you can no longer attend, let us know as soon as possible through the contact link on the General Info page. We often have waiting lists so letting us know you cannot attend allows us to add another person to the competition. By not telling us you are denying someone a chance to compete.

If you have any problems check out the FAQ, or feel free to contact us.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 50 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 50 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 5:30.00 1 attempt to get < 3:30.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Mo3 5:30.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 7:30.00 1 attempt to get < 5:15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Mo3 7:30.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00
Clock Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Skewb Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00

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Schedule for Saturday (June 20, 2020)

From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Registration Opens [All Day]
Stage 1
From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Registration Opens [All Day]
Stage 2
From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Introduction to competing
Stage 1
From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Introduction to competing
Stage 2
From 09:15 AM
To 10:05 AM
Megaminx Combined First round
Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 09:15 AM
To 10:05 AM
Megaminx Combined First round
Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 10:05 AM
To 10:55 AM
Clock Combined First round
Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:05 AM
To 10:55 AM
Clock Combined First round
Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:55 AM
To 12:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 10:55 AM
To 12:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Stage 1
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Stage 2
From 01:00 PM
To 01:40 PM
Megaminx Second round
Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 01:40 PM
Megaminx Second round
Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 01:40 PM
To 02:25 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final
Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
From 01:40 PM
To 02:25 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final
Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
From 02:25 PM
To 02:50 PM
Clock Final
Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 02:25 PM
To 02:50 PM
Clock Final
Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 02:50 PM
To 03:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 02:50 PM
To 03:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 03:30 PM
To 04:30 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round
Stage 1
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
5:30.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 04:30 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round
Stage 2
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
5:30.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 05:30 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round
Stage 1
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
7:30.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:15.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 05:30 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round
Stage 2
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
7:30.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:15.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 05:30 PM
To 06:20 PM
Square-1 Combined Final
Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:20 PM
Square-1 Combined Final
Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
From 06:20 PM
To 06:45 PM
Megaminx Final
Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 06:20 PM
To 06:45 PM
Megaminx Final
Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 06:45 PM
To 07:15 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Stage 1
Format
Mo3
Time limit
5:30.00
From 06:45 PM
To 07:15 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Stage 2
Format
Mo3
Time limit
5:30.00
From 07:15 PM
To 07:45 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Stage 1
Format
Mo3
Time limit
7:30.00
From 07:15 PM
To 07:45 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Stage 2
Format
Mo3
Time limit
7:30.00

Schedule for Sunday (June 21, 2020)

From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Registration Opens [All Day]
Stage 1
From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Registration Opens [All Day]
Stage 2
From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Introduction to competing
Stage 1
From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Introduction to competing
Stage 2
From 09:15 AM
To 10:30 AM
2x2x2 Cube Combined First round
Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 09:15 AM
To 10:30 AM
2x2x2 Cube Combined First round
Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Combined First round
Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Combined First round
Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 01:15 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 01:15 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 01:15 PM
To 02:00 PM
Lunch
Stage 1
From 01:15 PM
To 02:00 PM
Lunch
Stage 2
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
Skewb Combined Final
Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
Skewb Combined Final
Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
From 03:00 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:15 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:15 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 05:05 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
From 04:15 PM
To 05:05 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
From 05:05 PM
To 05:35 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:05 PM
To 05:35 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:35 PM
To 06:00 PM
Awards
Stage 1
From 05:35 PM
To 06:00 PM
Awards
Stage 2

UKCA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register?
A: First you need to make sure you have created a WCA account. You can do this by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, follow the menu bar to the Register page and follow the instructions carefully.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Please make sure that you have followed the instructions listed on the Register page. You could also be on the waiting list. The competitor limit can be found on the General Info page, and you can see the number on accepted competitors on the Competitors page also on the menu. If you have done everything correctly and the competition is not full then just be patient. We have to manually approve registrations and the organisers aren't available all the time. If you believe you have followed the steps correctly but still are not on the registration list after 2 days, then feel free to email us at the contact link on the General Info page.

Q: Can I change the events I am registered for?
A: As long as registration is still open, yes you are allowed to change events. Email us at the contact link on the General Info page with the events you would like to change. If registration is closed then please do not email us with event changes. If at the competition you decide that you do not want to compete in an event, come up to the scramble table when your group is called and simply tell the scramblers that you are not going to compete.

Q: I am no longer able to attend, what do I do?
A: The first thing you need to do is tell us as soon as you know via the contact link on the General Info page. Competitions generally fill up quite quickly and letting us know that you can't attend means we can add someone from the waiting list.

Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a full refund. If registration is closed we will offer a 50% refund. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.

Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: We recommend that you check out the Events and Schedule tabs - if you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough! Loads of people come to competitions just to beat their own personal bests, and meet likeminded people, with no intention of winning or even making it past the first round.

Q: Are there different age categories?
A: All competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome. In general most are aged 10-20 but we have plenty of regulars who are older or younger than this!

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: Yes! Make sure to bring cubes for all events you are competing in and look after them, you don't want them to go missing.

Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Yes! Spectating this competition will be free for everyone. Unless you are attending with a competitor, we would highly recommend to come to spectate only in the afternoons, as the venue will be extremely busy in the morning on both days!

Q: I'm a parent, what can I do to get involved?
A: If you're looking for something to do then you can certainly help out with the running and judging! We pretty much always need help with this and they are really easy procedures to follow. You can come to the introduction to competing where we go through all of it there. Running is also great for step count and requires zero knowledge of cubing if you're worried about that!

Q: When do I arrive at the competition?
A: If you are a new competitor, we highly recommend that you show up for the introduction to competing which is held as the first thing on both days. Otherwise, we recommend you turn up at least 15 minutes before your first event, you can check when this is on the Schedule tab. This will give you enough time to register, find a seat, and warm-up.

Q: What do I do when I arrive?
A: The first thing you do when you arrive is find the registration desk if registration is open. If you arrive before registration opens, we will make an announcement as to when it does open. If there is nobody present at the registration desk then find a staff member and we will make sure to register you.

Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are more than welcome to leave whenever you want. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All the results will be found on this page a couple of days after the competition, once they have all been checked and uploaded. If you are looking for live results, in the Menu Bar at the top go to Results ≫ WCA Live.

New Competitors

If you are a new competitor, it is important that you are familiar with the Regulations. The regulations are very long and are quite a lot to take in so don't worry if you don't remember it all! Because of this, we have a video that explains the competing procedure which we recommend to watch before attending: Competing Tutorial. We will also be holding an introduction to competing which we recommend you attend as well.

New competitors must bring some form of ID to show at the competition to confirm the name, the country they wish to compete for, and the date of birth registered with. The usual items of ID that people bring are Passports, Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses, etc. As long as it has your name, date of birth, and country, then it will be fine.

If you have any questions, we recommend that you check the FAQ in case it has been asked before. But you are more than welcome to contact us at the link on the General Info page. We also recommend you check out the UKCA tab to sign up to our mailing list for announcements of future competitions, among other things.

Information for All Competitors

  • Please help judge! As a competitor, your judging assignments are the absolute minimum you should be doing to help out. As second rounds, third rounds and finals have no assigned judges, we really need people to help out whenever available for these. If you are directly asked to judge, please go and judge for the remainder of the round in progress. If you do not comply then we are within our rights to disqualify you from the competition as per Regulation 1e2. If you're a parent you can also get involved with running and juging, it's really easy!
  • Please note that Carbon-Fiber puzzles are not permitted, and please make sure your cube complies with logo regulations!
  • When you are competing and have handed in your puzzle, please make sure to be waiting in the designated area so that judges and runners do not have to come searching for you.
  • Please DO NOT talk about the scrambles or your solutions whilst the round is in progress as per Regulation 2g3.
  • During blindfolded events, please stay silent within the venue. These events require a high amount of concentration and any noise can be distracting. We will announce when the silence will begin and when you may talk within the venue again.
  • No flash photography under any circumstance within the venue. It is extremely distracting for competitors.
  • If you are a spectator, please stay 1.5m away from competitors at all times as per Regulation 7b. If you are filming someone competing, please stay out of the competitor area.
  • Please treat the venue with respect, put all of your rubbish in bins, black bin bags, or take it home with you and keep your area tidy.
  • There are thousands of puzzles at these events, make sure to keep yours together so you don't lose them! Keeping them in a bag and looking after it at all times is recommended. If you do lose a puzzle, please contact us at the link on the General Info page, it is likely that someone has handed it in to us.
  • We will be taking videos and photographs of the competition and the environment for our social media pages and website. By attending the competition as a competitor or a guest, you are accepting that you may be filmed or photographed for these purposes.

Venue

The competition is being held at the Academy of Saint Francis of Assissi which is approximately 2 miles from Liverpool City Centre. The competition will be held in the sports hall.

Travel

Car: The postcode of the venue is L6 7UR. the venue has its own carpark which is free all weekend.
Train: The nearest train station is Edge Hill which is around a 25 minute walk away. Alternatively, Liverpool Lime Street is around a 35 minute walk away from the venue and has great connections to many places all around the country.
Plane: Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) and Manchester Airport (MAN) are the closest airports to the venue. There are several bus routes from Liverpool Airport to the venue and you can plan your journey on this website https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-west/journey-planner/. To get from Manchester Airport to the venue you can take a train from the airports railway station to Edge Hill.
Bus: The nearest bus stop to the venue is Penlinken Drive.

Accommodation

There are a variety of hotels and BnBs within a 30 minute walk of the venue. The closest chain hotels are Liverpool Edge Lane Travelodge and Premier Inn (West Derby) which are both within 1.5 miles of the venue, with other chain hotels available in the city centre.

Each event is run in groups, depending on how many people are competing in the event depends on how many groups there are. We call each group up one at a time in order to complete their solves during the scheduled time for the round. We have software that automatically picks what groups you are in, the judges, and who scrambles for each group. This is the minimum amount you should be helping out as it only is for first rounds. We always appreciate extra help!

Please note down which groups you are competing and scrambling in before arriving at the competition!

Groups

Check back 1 week before the competition!

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.