Massachusetts Championship 2019


Date
Jul 26 - 28, 2019
City
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Venue

Boston University

Address
1 University Rd, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Details

In the big gym on the first floor of the BU Student Activities Office Building

Organizers
Alexander Cohen, James Quinn, Jesse Mailloux, and Jonas Rajagopal
WCA Delegates
JP Bulman, Matthew McMillan, Micah Stairs, and Tim Reynolds
Contact

Massachusetts Championship 2019 Team

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

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.

Events
Competitors
163
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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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 175 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (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.

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

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Nipun Kisari 7.47 8.55 United States 10.477.848.089.727.47
2x2x2 Cube Luigi Soriano 1.43 1.65 United States 2.391.431.501.621.82
4x4x4 Cube Jonah Crosby 24.86 31.74 United States 30.4834.5224.8634.5530.22
5x5x5 Cube Nicolas Naing 55.64 59.34 United States 1:00.571:05.7058.7958.6755.64
6x6x6 Cube Walker Welch 1:48.72 1:55.19 United States 1:57.631:59.221:48.72
7x7x7 Cube Walker Welch 2:48.91 2:51.63 United States 2:55.162:50.812:48.91
3x3x3 Blindfolded Elliot Wiecek 44.01 54.80 United States 44.0154.521:05.87
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Luigi Soriano 25 26.33 United States 262825
3x3x3 One-Handed Nipun Kisari 11.74 13.47 United States 12.4411.7414.0314.7213.93
3x3x3 With Feet Daniel Gutierrez 30.66 33.50 United States 32.6235.1836.3232.6930.66
Clock Joshua Feran 4.94 6.26 United States 6.855.726.224.947.29
Megaminx Nicolas Naing 29.89 NAR 33.71 NAR United States 33.3929.8935.3332.4237.51
Pyraminx Abhinav Govindaraj 3.14 3.69 United States 3.303.516.044.273.14
Skewb Christopher Chi 1.94 3.35 United States 3.892.791.943.493.77
Square-1 Samuel Fang 7.53 8.59 United States 7.6010.178.289.897.53
4x4x4 Blindfolded Elliot Wiecek 7:44.43 DNF United States 7:44.43DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Rowe Hessler 14:22.00 DNF United States DNF14:22.00DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Elliot Wiecek 14/18 55:30 United States 14/18 55:30
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
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
Final Ao5 10:00.00
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
Final Ao5 5:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
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
Final Ao5 2:00.00
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
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
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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Schedule for Friday (July 26, 2019)

From 05:00 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Gym
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 06:15 PM
To 07:15 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Gym
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 07:30 PM
To 08:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Gym
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour

Schedule for Saturday (July 27, 2019)

From 07:30 AM
To 08:00 AM
Submit MBLD Cubes (READ DAY OF INFO TAB)
Theater-3rd floor
From 08:00 AM
To 08:20 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Gym
From 08:00 AM
To 10:40 AM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Theater-3rd floor
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 08:20 AM
To 09:40 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:40 AM
To 10:40 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 10:40 AM
To 11:20 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Gym
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:20 AM
To 11:40 AM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 11:40 AM
To 12:10 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:10 PM
To 12:50 PM
Lunch
Gym
From 12:50 PM
To 01:50 PM
Skewb First round
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:50 PM
To 02:50 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Theater-3rd floor
Format
Bo3
Time limit
30:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:50 PM
To 02:50 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:50 PM
To 04:05 PM
Megaminx Combined First round
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:50 PM
To 05:05 PM
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final
Theater-3rd floor
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:40.00
From 04:05 PM
To 05:05 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 05:05 PM
To 05:25 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Gym
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 05:25 PM
To 05:50 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:50 PM
To 06:15 PM
Megaminx Final
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 06:15 PM
To 06:30 PM
Skewb Final
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00

Schedule for Sunday (July 28, 2019)

From 07:40 AM
To 08:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Gym
From 08:00 AM
To 09:20 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 72 advance to next round
From 08:00 AM
To 10:20 AM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Theater-3rd floor
Format
Bo3
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
From 09:20 AM
To 10:20 AM
Pyraminx First round
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:20 AM
To 11:20 AM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Gym
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
From 11:20 AM
To 12:20 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
Gym
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:30.00
From 12:20 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Gym
From 01:00 PM
To 01:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:30 PM
To 02:20 PM
Square-1 Combined First round
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:20 PM
To 03:30 PM
Clock Combined Final
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
From 03:30 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:00 PM
Square-1 Final
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
Pyraminx Final
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Awards/Cleanup
Gym

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:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ayAq8nuse6FnbC7f3HnuUmWemETReLJezdN2h4sj4XY/edit
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:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww&t=2s

There is also this new written competitor tutorial from the WCA.
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/files/WCA_Competition_Tutorial.pdf

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&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 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 competitors 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.

By Car:
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.

http://www.bu.edu/parking/files/2015/06/ParkingMaps_CharlesRiver.pdf
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.

Hotels:
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.

Attractions:
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!

Arrival Time:
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 7:15 am each day.

Lunch:
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 can be located here. 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:
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 must be submitted by 7:45 am.
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.

Other Notes
- 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.

The primary lot for parking is BU Lot H adjacent to the BUA building at 1 University Road. This is open for entry from 7AM- 11AM 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 11am 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.

http://www.bu.edu/parking/files/2015/06/ParkingMaps_CharlesRiver.pdf

Wifi:
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 School ID or similar ID. You only need to prove your residency if you are the highest placing person from Massachusetts, so if you have reasonable expectations 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!

Award Amounts:
3x3 Podium:
1st: $40
2nd: $30
3rd: $20
Massachusetts Champion: $5

Other podiums:
1st: $15
2nd: $10
3rd: $5
Massachusetts Champion: $5

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Staff applications can be submitted through this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetFmloMncAEmB3aNjYcpsZwgs5G7eIfoKM92vZi864HSa6nw/viewform?usp=sf_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.

Want to hear about upcoming competitions in New England? Check out our mailing list: https://cubingusa.org/newengland

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.