Malta Open 2019


Date
Nov 30, 2019
City
Msida, Malta
Venue

The University of Malta

Address
Mathematics and Physics Building, University of Malta, Msida MSD 2080, Malta.
Details

Room MP401

Organizers
James Golding and Ron van Bruchem
WCA Delegate
Ron van Bruchem
Contact
rbruchem@worldcubeassociation.org, jamesgolding1337@gmail.com
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

This is the first WCA competition in Malta. It is an open competition for all people from all ages and all countries.
We hope many people from Malta and other countries will participate.

The competition also counts as the national championship for Malta.
So the best competitors from Malta will be the national champions 2019 of Malta.

Doors are open from 8:30am.

Events
Number of times bookmarked
6
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 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is €4 (Euro).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded a 100% of your registration fee.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of €6 (Euro).
Spectators can attend for free.

Please register on the WCA website. Fill in all the required details, with given name and family name, correctly capitalized.

If your registration is not accepted within a few days, probably there is something wrong with your registration. In this case please check your mailbox whether there is a letter from the organization team.
Payment of the registration fee takes place in the venue on the day of the competition.

In the two weeks before the competition you will receive an email with a request to confirm your participation. You need to reply to that email. If we do not receive a reply, we will assume you will not be participating and may decide to remove your registration. Be sure to check your spam box!

Payment of the fee will take place in cash during on-site registration on the day of the competition.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 6:00.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (November 30, 2019)

From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 10:30 AM
To 11:20 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 11:20 AM
To 11:55 AM
Skewb Final
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 11:55 AM
To 12:30 PM
Pyraminx Final
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 12:30 PM
To 01:15 PM
Lunch
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
From 01:15 PM
To 02:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 02:10 PM
To 02:50 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 02:50 PM
To 03:35 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:35 PM
To 04:05 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:05 PM
To 04:35 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
Format
Bo3
Time limit
6:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:20 PM
To 05:30 PM
Awards
room MP401, Mathematics and Physics Building

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/

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. This means you should bring your own cube, or arrange to borrow a cube from someone else.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?
A: All ages are welcome. Most competitors are 10 and 25 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should enjoy puzzles!

Q: How late should I arrive?
A: Everyone is welcome all day. Make sure you arrive at least half an hour before your first event starts. You can check the Time Schedule tab for the latest updates.

Q: What do I do when I walk in?
A: First, show your ID (id card, passport or driver's licence) on the reception desk and get your badge. After that just have fun and hang out with other cubers. We will be calling people up, so just wait for your group/name to be announced.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
Yes! Cubing is amazing. Our community is very friendly. We sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

All top three finishers of an event will receive a certificate.
All top three Maltese finishers of an event will receive a certificate.
Top 3 Maltese finishers in 3x3 event will win a small cup.

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.