Manchester BLD Day 2023
- Nov 11, 2023
- Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
- Forum Centre, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5RX
- Organization team
- Nevins Chan Pak Hoong (陈百鸿) and UK Cube Association
- WCA Delegate
- Nevins Chan Pak Hoong (陈百鸿)
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
Please read all the information in the FAQ and the Important Information tabs before registering.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a Blindfolded specialist competition. We do not recommend this competition to first time competitors. Please make sure to read all the information in the tabs above.
The winner of 3x3 Blindfolded will be announced as the winner of the competition.
- Main event
- Competitor limit
- Number of times bookmarked
- 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 30 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.
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.
Make sure to register and pay for the competition to be accepted. We will not accept any registrations at the competition.
Once you have been accepted, you will receive a confirmation email. If registration is full by the time you pay then you will not receive this confirmation email and 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.
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.
If you would like to change events, you can do so on the register page by simply reselecting your events list, and clicking "Update Registration".
Registration changes and deletions will only be processed after a request through the contact form. We will not accept any changes to registrations via any other platform.
If you have any problems check out the FAQ, or feel free to contact us.
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||30:00.00 cumulative *||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||30:00.00 cumulative *|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||45:00.00 cumulative *||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||45:00.00 cumulative *|
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Schedule for Saturday (November 11, 2023)
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Frequently Asked Questions
First time at our competitions?
Q: How do I register?
A: Make sure you have created a WCA account 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 carefully follow the instructions.
Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Yes! There is no need to book - you can just rock up on the day. It can be a bit hectic in the mornings so afternoon is preferred.
Q: Are there different age categories?
A: No, all competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome.
Q: Am I allowed to bring a guest?
A: Yes, you can bring as many guests as you want.
Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: Check out the Events tab - if you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough!
Q: Do I have to be there on both days?
A: No, if you only have events on one of the days, you don't have to turn up for the other day. You can see what days your events are on on the Schedule tab.
Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are welcome to leave whenever you are not competing. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay.
Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
Q: How do I find live results?
A: You can see live results as soon as they're entered at WCA Live.
Q: What happens to my results after the competition?
A: Within a couple of days, they will all be posted to this page and if this is your first competition you will automatically have your very own WCA ID assigned.
Q: Do you have a mailing list?
A: Why yes, we do have a mailing list! Sign up here for announcements of future competitions and more.
Need to unregister?
Q: What do I do if I can no longer attend?
A: Let us know via the contact link on the General Info page.
Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending before the limit date for refunds on the General Info page then you will receive a 75% refund. If this time has passed then you will receive no refund.
To register, make sure you have created a WCA account 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 carefully follow the instructions.
If you are a new competitor, please make sure to:
Bring some form of ID with you such as your passport, driver's licence, or birth certificate. Expired ID or photos of ID are both accepted.
Information for All Competitors
Schedule Changes: Please note that the schedule is subject to change up until the Wednesday before the competition. Any major changes should be communicated in the precompetition email.
Please help judge! As a competitor, your judging assignments are the absolute minimum you should be doing to help out. Since second rounds, third rounds and finals have no assigned judges, we really need people to help out whenever available for these. If you're a parent you can also get involved with running and juging, it's really easy! We will have a judging tutorial in the mornings as well, which will run through the process and will be tailored towards parents who want to get involved.
No flash photography anywhere in the venue.
If you are a spectator, please never stand further forward than the front row of spectator chairs.
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.
The Forum Hall is located in the Forum Centre, the entrance is marked red in the screenshot above.
Car: The car park is just right in front of the entrance of the venue as shown in the screenshot above. Please note that the car park isn't free.
Train: The closest train station is Manchester Airport. Alternatively, you can also get to Manchester Piccadilly. You can get to the venue from both train stations using tram/bus service.
Plane: The closest airport is Manchester(MAN), the venue is 6 minutes drive away.
Coach: Manchester Coach station and Manchester Airport is regularly serviced by coach services, you can get to the venue using tram/bus service from both.
Bus: The venue is just next to Wythenshawe Interchange which serice a lot of bus route from the local area. Wythenshawe Interchange is 2 minutes walk from the venue.
Tram: The closest tram station is Wythenshawe Town Centre which is 5 minutes walk away.
There are many hotels nearby due to it's close proximity to the airport. Below are a few examples.
Each event is run in groups, determined by how many people are competing in that event. We will call up the groups one at a time. Your scrambling and judging assignments are 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!
The groups are typically generated on the Tuesday evening before the competition, so make sure to check on Wednesday or afterwards to find out which groups you are in!
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.