In the big gym on the first floor of the BU Student Activities Office Building
This is the third competition hosted at Boston University, this time with all 18 WCA events!
This is the state championship for Massachusetts, however anyone can attend. See more information on the Massachusetts State Champion Eligibility Tab
Those not competing in FMC do not need to show up on Friday.
Online registration opened and will close .
We will have a wait list for this competition. If registration is full, please register and pay. This is so that if someone drops out, we can add you immediately. If you do not make it into the competition, we will fully refund your payment after registration closes. Please contact the organizers via the link on the general page if you have any questions about this process.
Refunds will only be given if the competition fills up. No refunds will be given to competitors after 8pm EDT on July 15th.
All competitors under the age of 18 must fill out a waiver to compete. This waiver does not need to be filled out to register, and you do not need to email it to us. Simply print it out and bring it for the first day you compete. You only need one for the competition, regardless of how many days you are coming.
See Waiver Tab
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 72 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 48 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:10.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|6x6x6 Cube||Combined Final||Bo1 / Mo3||6:00.00||1 attempt to get < 3:30.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||Combined Final||Bo1 / Mo3||8:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:30.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Mo3||1 hour|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 With Feet||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:40.00|
|Clock||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 20.00|
|Megaminx||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:45.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Square-1||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||30:00.00 cumulative *|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||45:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Final||Bo1||10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00|
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All competitors under the age of 18 must fill out a waiver to compete. These waivers will be collected when you arrive. The link to the waiver is below:
You do not need to fill out the waiver to reigster, just to compete. Bring your waiver the first day you are there and you will not need to for the other days.
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:
In addition to reading over the regulations, we encourage new cubers to watch this video, just to learn the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
There is also this new written competitor tutorial from the WCA.
If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, the 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: 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 hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, 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 your 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 an issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and we can see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the competition. No matter what your 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: OF COURSE! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!
The venue's address is George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
The primary lot is BU Lot H adjacent to the BUA building at 1 University Road. This is open for entry from 7AM- 1PM and can be exited anytime. This parking will cost $12 (cash only) if you reference the cubing competition upon entry. If you are showing up after 1pm on a day, we recommend parking on the street.
If this lot is full, overflow parking is at Warren Towers Garage at 700 Commonwealth Avenue. This is also $12 and is less than a 10-minute walk from the venue. To get from Warren Towers to the venue, walk westwards on Commonwealth Avenue until University Road, then cross University Road and signs will be posted. Please be aware that your car may be towed if you park in an unattended lot on campus. Note: From Lot H, exit the lot the way you entered and turn left toward the Charles River. Follow the signs and use the second set of doors to enter the building just before Storrow Drive.
There is also meters on the street which need to be fed every 4 hours. These will not need to be fed on Sunday however, so that is a great free option for Sunday. The 2 lots will still be open on Sunday and will cost the same, $12.
To help everyone get in, signs will be posted and a few large cardboard cubes will be outside to lead the way. If the weather is rainy/snowy however, these will need to be closer to buildings, under awnings.
By plane: Logan Airport is a 20-30 minute drive from the venue.
By train: The nearest T station is BU Central, on the B branch of the Green Line. The Green Line has multiple branches, so make sure you get on the B line.
A map of the T can be found at https://www.mbta.com/schedules/subway.
There is a wide variety of hotels in different price ranges within walking distance of the venue. There is also many more within a short drive. There is unfortunately no official hotel or a group rate for the competition.
Boston is a very historic city. There is the freedom trail as well as a lot of National Historic Places. There is also the Boston Common, shows, food, and a lot more!
Make sure that you arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before you are scheduled to compete, as we may be running ahead. Also, please do not arrive before 8:00 on Saturday and 7:15 on Sunday.
Food is allowed in the venue. We ask that you do clean up after yourself, and keep all food away from competition used timers. There is a food court across University Road at the George Sherman Union. We are not completely sure if this will be open however, and we will make an announcement if it is or isn't in the morning. Either way, there is also a large variety of options on Commonwealth Ave, which is the major street you reach walking out of the building and turning right.
You can find more info at http://www.bu.edu/dining/where-to-eat/retail-dining/union-court1/.
Groups and Staffing Assignments:
Groups will be posted here after registration closes. In addition to competing, everyone will be required to help out in either judging, or for more experienced competitiors/staff, scrambling as well. These assignments will be on a lanyard that competitors can pick up at the door.
We will be running a judging tutorial along with the competitor tutorial at rhe beginning of each day. If you do not know how to judge, that is a great place to learn. If you would like to learn beforehand, we would recommend watching Cyotheking's competitor tutorial, as that also goes over some of judging.
Live results will be posted day of to Cubecomps, and an exact link will be posted closer to the competition.
MBLD Cube Submission
MBLD Cubes for those attempting >5 cubes must be submitted by 7:45am. For those attempting 5 or less cubes, cubes must be submitted by 8:00am.
Additionally, a link to a google form will be sent out in the pre comp email asking you how many cubes you wish to attempt for mbld. You must fill this form out by 8:00pm Friday Night (July 26th). These are hard deadlines and we will stop you from competing.
Adding or Removing Events
Before Registration closes: Email us and we will add or remove you from any event.
After Registration closes: To remove, simply do not show up to compete in the event. To add an event, come up to the stage right before an event starts and we will add you to the event. We cannot add anyone day of to any events in the side room (3x3x3 Multi-Blind, 5x5x5 Blindfolded, 4x4x4 Blindfolded, or 3x3x3 With Feet) or 3x3x3 Fewest Moves.
- If you believe a result to have been put in incorrectly, please come up to the stage as soon as possible so we can get that fixed. Please be honest even if the false result helped you.
- If you believe you have lost a puzzle or had a puzzle stolen, please come up to us as soon as possible and tell us as much information about the puzzle as possible.
- If you find any puzzle that does not belong to you, please bring it up to the stage as soon as possible so we can get it to its owner.
1: Connect to BU Guest
2: Go to www.bu.edu
3: Click Request a guest Account
4: Complete Access form
5: Go back to original page and enter the credentials that will be emailed to you automatically after you request a guest account and fill out the form
This competition is the state championship for Massachusetts, however anyone can attend. All podiums will be overall podiums, and all podium prizes will be overall as well. The Massachusetts Champion in each event will win a special prize however. The title of state champion is unofficial.
The qualifications to be eligible are to have lived in Massachusetts for six out of the last 12 months. Proof of eligibility can be given from a legal document such as a passport or a School ID or similar ID. You only need to prove your residency if you are the highest placing person from Massachusetts, so if you believe you have a shot at this please bring a form of identification.
This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle!
They will be providing prizes for the podiums of each event and for the Massachusetts Champion in each event. They may or may not be vending, check back here later for more info. Huge thank you to them!
Massachusetts Champion: $5
Massachusetts Champion: $5
Staff applications can be submitted through this link:
Please note that full time staff still have to pay upfront, and you will be refunded after the competition if you are selected and you attend and are actively helping.
The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined round (see Regulation 9g).
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.