Michigan 2018


Date
Aug 10 - 12, 2018
City
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Venue

Palmer Commons and Michigan League

Address
911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Details

Friday/Saturday - Palmer Commons, Sunday - Michigan League; see the "Home" tab for more info.

Website
Michigan 2018 website
Organizers
Blake Thompson and Michigan Cube Club
WCA Delegate
James Hildreth
Contact
blake98x@gmail.com, mccorganizers@umich.edu, jameshildreth04@gmail.com
Competitor Limit
220
Entry Fee
$15 (United States Dollar)
Information

There is a registration fee of $15 and a limit of 220 competitors. Registration will begin on June 22nd, 2018 at 11:59pm EST and it will close on August 5th, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or when the competitor limit is reached.

This competition is open to everyone and spectators may attend for free.

Michigan Cubing Club members may compete for free. Contact us after you have registered.

Visit the competition website to see full registration, schedule, and travel details.

Events
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

Registration will be done through the WCA website. Registration must be completed online and is not complete until payment is recieved. Once you have submitted your registration (including payment), it will be manually approved by the orginization team. Because of this, please allow 48 hours for us to approve your registration before contacting us.

There are no refunds if you are unable to attend unless the organization team is made aware at least a week before the competition.

Locations:
* On Friday and Saturday, we will be in the Great Lakes Room in Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
* On Sunday, we will be in the 2nd floor Ballrom in the Michigan League, 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

NOTE: If you are not competing on a given day, you do not need to show up on that day. For example, if you are only doing events that are held on Sunday you are not required to show up on Saturday.

Competition FAQ

Registration Fee:
* There is a $15 flat fee for this competition to help pay for the venue, equipment, and other costs.
* There is a competitor limit of 220 competitors.

Important Notes:

  • No outside food is allowed at the venues. There will be a slightly longer lunch break to accomodate.
  • Spectators may attend for free.
  • Michigan Cubing Club members may compete for free. Contact us after you have registered.
  • Registration will be closed at 11:59:59 PM on August 12th. Registration for this competition MUST be completed ONLINE. Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee and your name appears under the competitors tab.

*Registration on the WCA website must be manually approved. Please allow up to 48 hours after payment for us to approve your registration before contacting us. *

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA regulations
If you would like an in depth tutorial of what it is like when competing, please watch this video. Shoutout to Chris Olson for such an awesome tutorial.
You may also want to check out CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

Travel and Venue Information

The Friday and Saturday events will take place in the Great Lakes Room in Palmer Commons (Google Maps Link).

Palmer Drive Parking Structure is directly across from Palmer Commons, and visitor parking is priced at $0.70 per half-hour.

The Sunday events will take place in the 2nd floor Ballroom of the Michigan League (Google Maps Link).

Street parking in Ann Arbor is free on Sundays, but it is difficult to predict whether the parking garages will be free. Maynard and Thayer are two of the closest parking garages, but events in Ann Arbor might affect the pricing and availability of these.

Hotels

There are two hotels that you can reserve on campus, the Bell Tower Inn and the Campus Inn. These two hotels are generally expensive, however, and you can find much better deals if you stay off-campus. To see rates and locations, click here.

Air Travel

If you are planning on flying, fly into DTW. There is a very reasonable shuttle service from DTW to Ann Arbor, check out rates and times at AirRide's website. Roundtrip is $22 for adults, and any accompanying children 17 and under ride for free. This service drops you off at the Central Campus Transit Center, which is within walking distance of the venue.

FRIDAY (8/10) - PALMER COMMONS

Time Event Format Time Limit
8:30 3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt #1 Mean of 3 60:00 / 80 Moves
9:45 4x4 BLD Final Best of 3 60:00 Cumulative
11:15 3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt #2 Mean of 3 60:00 / 80 Moves
12:30 Lunch
1:15 3x3 Multi-BLD Final Best of 1 10:00/Cube up to 60:00
2:45 3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt #3 Mean of 3 60:00 / 80 Moves
4:00 5x5 BLD Final Best of 3 60:00 Cumulative
5:30 Done

SATURDAY (8/11) - PALMER COMMONS

Time Event Format Cutoff Time Limit
8:30 3x3 One-Handed Combined Round 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:45 1:30
10:00 6x6 Combined Final Best of 1 / Mean of 3 4:00 6:00
10:45 5x5 Combined Final Best of 2 / Average of 5 2:30 3:30
12:00 Square-1 Combined Round 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:45 1:30
12:45 Lunch
1:30 3x3 BLD Round 1 Best of 3 5:00
2:15 4x4 Combined Round 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 1:30 2:30
3:15 7x7 Combined Final Best of 1 / Mean of 3 6:00 8:00
4:00 Megaminx Combined Final Best of 2 / Average of 5 2:30 4:00
5:00 Clock Combined Final Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:20 0:45
5:45 Done

SUNDAY (8/12) - MICHIGAN LEAGUE

Time Event Format Cutoff Time Limit Advancing
8:30 Pyraminx Combined Round 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:30 1:00
10:00 3x3 Round 1 Average of 5 10:00
11:30 4x4 Final Average of 5 2:30 Top 12
12:00 Lunch
12:45 2x2 Round 1 Average of 5 1:00
2:15 3x3 Round 2 Average of 5 10:00 Top 64
3:00 Skewb Combined Round 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:30 1:00
4:00 3x3 Round 3 Average of 5 10:00 Top 24
4:30 2x2 Final Average of 5 1:00 Top 16
4:40 Pyraminx Final Average of 5 1:00 Top 12
4:50 Skewb Final Average of 5 1:00 Top 12
5:00 3x3 BLD Final Best of 3 5:00 Top 12
5:15 Square-1 Final Average of 5 1:30 Top 12
5:25 3x3 One-Handed Final Average of 5 1:00 Top 12
5:35 3x3 Final Average of 5 10:00 Top 12
5:45 Awards

Notes:

  • For events formatted as an Average of 5, the Cutoff is the time that the competitor must beat in at least one of the first two attempts in order to complete an average. If the Cutoff is not achieved, the format of the event becomes a Best of 2, meaning that competitor may not complete the last 3 solves of the average.
  • For events formatted as an Mean of 3, the Cutoff is the time that the competitor must beat in the first attempt in order to complete a mean. If the Cutoff is not achieved, the format of the event becomes a Best of 1, meaning that the competitor may not complete the last 2 solves of the mean.
  • The Time Limit is the maximum amount of time allowed to complete each attempt.
  • The WCA Regulations contain more in-depth descriptions of the Cutoff and Time Limit.
  • The number of competitors who proceed to the next round is based on the rankings from the previous round of the respective event.
  • The schedule is subject to change prior to the competition.

TBD.