Loon Cubikon 2022


Date
Nov 20, 2022
City
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Venue

SNHU Dining Center Banquet Hall

Address
2500 North River Road, Manchester, New Hampshire 03106
Details

There is ample parking on campus near the Banquet Hall.

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
Charles Amarello, Cube New England, Eben Quenneville, Michael Amarello, Ryan Prendible, and Will Russo
WCA Delegates
Alex Cohen, Alexandre Ondet, Evan Liu, and Tim Reynolds
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, please refer to the Competitor Responsibilities tab.

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
48
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

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 125 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $32 (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 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

NOTE: Only 1 guest per competitor allowed due to venue restrictions. Parent/Guardian of all minor (under 18) participants must remain at the venue with their child.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00

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Schedule for Sunday (November 20, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:15 AM
Setup
Main Hall
From 08:15 AM
To 08:45 AM
Registration
Main Hall
From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Hall
From 09:00 AM
To 10:00 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:15 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 11:15 AM
To 12:15 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Main Hall
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
Square-1 Final
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
From 03:00 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 04:15 PM
Clock Final
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 35.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
Awards
Main Hall
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Break Down
Main Hall

Registration Process

Before You Register
All prospective registrants need a WCA account. New competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.

How to Register Online
Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration fee of $32.00. (The registration fee is the same regardless of how many events are selected.) Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

The competitor limit for this competition is 125. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 100 competitors on that list, it means the competition is full, and any future registrants will be placed on the waitlist.

Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.

Any requested changes to registration before 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday November 13 will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list.

How to Pay for Registration Online
Payment is processed through Stripe. Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."

Refunds
Approved competitors who cancel their registration before 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday October 30 are eligible for a refund for half (50%) of their registration cost. After this date, no refund requests will be honored. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Waitlist Information
We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. To secure a place on the waitlist once 100 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday November 6, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. After that deadline, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be fully refunded.

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING

For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition.

For All Competitors

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

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:
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 have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

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&A:

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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!

Staff applications can be submitted through this link:

Staff Application

Please note that full time staff still have to pay upfront, and you will be refunded after the competition if you are selected, you attend, and are actively helping.

Lunch and snacks will be provided for staff members.

New Hampshire currently has no Covid-19 restrictions in place. However we do ask the following of all competitors and guests:

1 - Please respect others desire to socially distance.
2 - Wear a mask if you feel safer doing so.
3 - Please bring only 1 guest maximum. If you are 18 or older we encourage you to come alone if possible.

NOTE: If you have been accepted to the competition and signed up more than 1 guest --- be forewarned that only 1 guest will be allowed inside the competition venue. We must enforce this to ensure we do not exceed the venue's capacity - which could result in the competition being cancelled and everyone asked to leave the building. The venue is very strict in enforcing capacity limits! If this policy results in you not wanting to participate please inform the Organizer ASAP and we will remove you from the competition, refund your entry fee, and move the next person on the waiting list into the competition.

Notice to Parents/Guardians of Minors

A parent or guardian of a minor (under 18 years of age) MUST remain at the venue at all times. If you leave the venue for any reason (lunch, exercise, etc.) you MST take your minor with you. This is a condition of our contract with the venue.

Parking

There is ample parking at SNHU near the Dining Center Banquet Hall

Driving

SNHU is located in Manchester New Hampshire on the Hooksett NH line.

Take I-93 to Exit 9N onto US 3/RT 28 heading north.
At the first intersection, go left onto West Alice Drive, which becomes Donati Drive at the sharp curve.
Follow Donati to the end, and then go right onto Bicentennial Drive.
Follow Bicentennial to the stop sign
Take a right onto North River Road.
The university is 1/4 mile down the road on the left.

Public Transportation

Unfortunately there is no public transportation direct to SNHU. The closest drop off point is a 12 minute walk.

Check Manchster Transit for more info.

Air Travel

The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is a 15 minute drive from SNHU.

Logan Aiport Boston is a 1 hour drive (if no traffic) from SNHU.

Portland International AIrport is a 1.5 hour drive (if no traffic) from SNHU.

Hotels

The nearest hotels to SNHU are in downtown Manchester or in Hooksett

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Mariott in Hooksett
Doubletree by Hilton in Manchester
Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester
Residence Inn by Mariott in Manchester
Tru by Hilton in Manchester
La Quinta Inn & Suites in Manchester

Pizza and drinks are included in the entry fee for all competitors. We will have Cheese, Pepperoni, and Veggie Pizza.

Guests are asked to make a small donation at the competition to cover the cost of their lunch if they eat the pizza. There will be a donation jar on the pizza table.

Custom printed 3x3x3 Cubes with the event logo printed on the white face to all individual event winners.

This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle!

The Cubicle will be providing prizes in the form of gift cards for all of the podium placers. Huge thank you to them!

Award Amounts:
3x3 Podium:
1st: $35
2nd: $25
3rd: $15

Other podiums:
1st: $10
2nd: $7
3rd: $5

NOTE: The Cubicle prizes will be emailed to the winners several weeks after the competition.

The Cubicle will also be providing special Gift Cards to all First Time Competitors!!!

Event T-Shirts will be sold for $15.00 in advance. Price will go up to $18.00 one week before ordering deadline. You will receive an email with ordering information once registration closes. We might have extras available for sale at the competition, but the only way to guarantee yourself a t-shirt is to order and pay in advance.

Click Here to Order T-Shirts

Groups will be posted several days before the competition.

A link will be posted prior to the competition start time.

The current list of wait-listed competitors (by initials) will be shown here:

1 - CD - Accpted
2 - AT - Accepted
3 - AJ - Accepted
4 - AM - Accepted
5 - HS
6 - RB
7 - WW
8 - CWL
9 - OL
10 - OP
11 - ID
12 - TL
13 - VA
14 - CL
15 - RJ
16 - LK
17 - BT

This competition is organized by Cube New England, a group dedicated to growing the speedcubing community in New England, USA.

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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 cutoff 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.

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