Madison Summer 2019


Date
Sep 21, 2019
City
Middleton, Wisconsin, United States
Venue

Keva Sports Center

Address
8312 Forsythia St, Middleton, WI 53562
Details

First half in a party room, second half in a basketball court.

Organizer
Will Cerne
WCA Delegate
Joshua Feran
Contact

Will Cerne & Joshua Feran

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

Everyone will need to sign a waiver in order to compete at this venue. That will be done the day of and only take a minute.

The first half of the competition will be blindfolded events, so if you are scheduled to compete only in sighted events, then you don't need to arrive until 2:25 PM for the new competitor tutorial.

There is food and drinks at the Keva Sports Center available for purchase.

The blindfolded events will take place in the birthday room to the right of the entrance, and the sighted events will be in the basketball court with the walls.

Events
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 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $12 (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 90% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative * Top 6 advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (September 21, 2019)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:10 AM
Submit Multi Cubes
Small Blind Room
From 09:10 AM
To 10:30 AM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Small Blind Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 cumulative *
From 10:30 AM
To 11:50 AM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Small Blind Room
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 11:50 AM
To 12:55 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Small Blind Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
From 12:55 PM
To 01:40 PM
Lunch
Small Blind Room
From 01:40 PM
To 02:25 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Basketball Court
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 6 advance to next round
From 02:25 PM
To 02:35 PM
Tutorial for new competitors
Basketball Court
From 02:35 PM
To 03:35 PM
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
Basketball Court
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 03:35 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Basketball Court
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:45 PM
To 05:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Basketball Court
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Basketball Court
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:20 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Basketball Court
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 06:20 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards
Basketball Court

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...

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.

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 gyml, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests.

Q: When do I need to show up?

A: Look at the schedule on the competition website. You must be present and ready to compete during all events that you are registered for. The schedule is subject to change. We recommend coming about 15-30 minutes before the start of your first event.

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.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Do spectators have to pay to attend?

A: Nope! Anyone is welcome to stop by anytime for free and check it out.

Q: Can you add more events?
A: No.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

New Competitors:

-Before the competition, watch this great video made by WCA Senior Delegate Kit Clement with the basics of how it all works.
-There is also this written tutorial on the WCA website that is very helpful.
-We encourage first time competitors to test out the timing equipment before your first attempt! Feel free to ask a staff member how competing works.
-The competitors will be split up into groups for competing. You will be assigned a group, which you can find on the Groups Tab.
-On the day of the competition when your group number is called you bring your puzzle up and put it in the box that has a scorecard with your name on it and wait in the competitor waiting area until your name is called.
-It's a good idea to arrive before the scheduled time for your event because if you are not there for the last call you might not be allowed to compete.
-Read the "All Competitors" information below.

All Competitors:

-Everyone MUST sign a waiver to compete in this venue, it will just take a minute of your time when you arrive.
-Be familiar with the WCA Regulations!
-We are going to need all the help we can get from volunteer judges throughout the day to make the competition run well. You may judge in any group you are not competing in and it is greatly appreciated!
-If you do not know how to judge all of the staff members are more than happy to teach you.
-Parents and spectators are welcome to judge too, it's a great way to have a new experience and be more involved with the event, other than competing!
-Flash photography is NOT allowed because it is very distracting to people while they are solving.
-You must NOT talk about the scrambles of an event while it is still in progress.
-Make sure all screens of any cameras or phones you have on the table are facing away from you and do not touch them during the attempt, otherwise this will result in a DNF (2i2).
-Please treat the venue with respect, pick up any trash, keep track of your puzzles, and respect other people's puzzles.

As of now we have no perks planned for our full time volunteers and will update if we can add them later.
For now register and pay like normal and fill out this form.
The form

The groups will be postsd here a couple of days 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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).

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.