Michigan 2019


Date
Aug 9 - 11, 2019
City
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Venue

Palmer Commons

Address
100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Details

Palmer Commons

Organizers
Blake Thompson, Michigan Cube Club, and Yuxuan Chen
WCA Delegates
James Hildreth, Joshua Feran, and Sarah Strong
Contact

mccorganizers@umich.edu

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

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
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 110 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (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 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

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 before the deadline.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 64 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 1:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative * Top 50% advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 45.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Friday (August 09, 2019)

From 09:00 AM
To 10:15 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Great Lakes Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 10:15 AM
To 11:30 AM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 cumulative *
From 11:30 AM
To 12:45 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 cumulative *
From 12:45 PM
To 01:30 PM
Lunch
Great Lakes Room
From 01:30 PM
To 02:45 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Great Lakes Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 02:45 PM
To 04:15 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Great Lakes Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour

Schedule for Saturday (August 10, 2019)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:15 AM
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
From 09:15 AM
To 09:30 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Great Lakes Room
From 09:30 AM
To 10:15 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 24 advance to next round
From 10:15 AM
To 11:00 AM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 11:00 AM
To 12:15 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Great Lakes Room
From 01:00 PM
To 01:45 PM
Square-1 Combined Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 01:45 PM
To 02:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 03:30 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
From 03:30 PM
To 04:30 PM
Megaminx Combined Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 04:30 PM
To 05:15 PM
Clock Combined Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
45.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00

Schedule for Sunday (August 11, 2019)

From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Great Lakes Room
From 08:45 AM
To 09:30 AM
Pyraminx First round
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 10:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 64 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:30 AM
Skewb First round
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:15 PM
Lunch
Great Lakes Room
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 01:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:45 PM
To 03:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 03:15 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:30 PM
To 04:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Second round
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
Pyraminx Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
Skewb Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Great Lakes Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00

Location:
We will be in the Great Lakes Room in Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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 110 competitors due to the size of this venue.

Important Notes:

  • No outside food is allowed at the venues. There will be a slightly longer lunch break to accomodate.
  • There is food within walking distance of the venue. S. University Ave. is a 5-10 minute walk from the venue, and downtown Ann Arbor is about a 15-20 minute walk.
  • Spectators may attend for free.
  • Active Michigan Cubing Club members may compete for free. Contact us after you have registered.
  • 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.

Travel and Venue Information

The event 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.

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.

This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle.us! Thanks to them for the continued support!

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Group assignments will be added after registration ends (check back 1-2 days before the competition starts)

Registration Information:

Before You Register

All prospective registrants need a WCA account. Competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.

How to Register Online

The competitor limit for this competition is 110.
Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration cost of $15.00. (The registration cost is the same, regardless of how many events are selected.)
Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE: If you paid but don't see your name on the registration list within 48 hours of payment (assuming 110 competitors aren't on the competitor list already), please email the organizers. Despite the use of the Stripe payment system, organizers still have to manually move competitors to the approved competitor list following payment.

Competitors *MUST** register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.*

How to Pay for Registration Online

Payment is processed through Stripe.
Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."

Withdrawing Registration

Registering and paying demonstrates your commitment to attend the competition. However, if you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us via email.

Waitlist Information

We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. Once the 110th competitor has paid, we will not close registration until Wednesday, August 5th, 2019, 11:59 PM EDT. To secure a place on the waitlist once 110 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before this time, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist.

Once the deadline to request a refund has passed, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be refunded.

Food near Palmer Commons within walking distance:

  • Liberty Street near State Street to the west of Palmer Commons
    • Panera
    • Chipotle
    • Potbelly
    • Piada Italian Street Food
    • Noodles and Company
    • Coffee (Starbucks and Espresso Royale)
    • Jimmy John's
    • New York Pizza Depot
    • Elevation Burger
    • Buffalo Wild Wings
    • Totoro (sushi)
  • South University Ave near Washenaw Ave to the south of Palmer Commons
    • Jimmy John's
    • Bubble Tea (Sweeting and Bubble Island)
    • Insomnia Cookies
    • No Thai
    • Pancheros
    • Coffee (Starbucks and Espresso Royale)
    • Sushi
    • Belly Deli

FAQ:
Who can compete?
Everyone is welcome to compete. All you need to do is register for the event.

Is there a competitor limit?
If we list a competitor limit in the home page of the competition website, there is a competitor limit. Otherwise, it means that we do not plan to have a competitor limit at that time so there is no competitor limit for that competition. You just need to make sure to register before the registration deadline.

How do I register?
Click on the registration tab on the competition website. These are usually hosted through CubingUSA.

Where can I find my WCA ID?
If you have never competed before, you do not have a WCA ID. You will automatically be assigned one when the results for your first competition are posted. If you have competed before, you can find your WCA ID and profile by searching for yourself on the WCA website.

Do spectators have to pay to attend?
Spectators may drop in at any time and watch for as long as they want for free. However, everyone is encouraged to compete.

This is my first competition. What do I need to know?
Make sure the competitor is familiar with the WCA regulations and has watched the CubingUSA Competitor Tutorial.

I can only attend for part of the competition. Can I do my solves early?
Unfortunately, no. In order to keep the competition running smoothly, we have to stay on schedule.

Are competitions organized by age?
No.

When do I need to show up?
Look at the schedule on the competition website. You must be present and ready to compete during all events that you are registered for. The schedule is subject to change. We recommend coming about 15-30 minutes before the start of your first event.

What events will be at this competition?
Look at the events tab on the competiton website.

Can you add more events?
No. We plan our schedule to fit as many events as possible. If you don't see an event listed on the competition website, there's a good chance we'll have it at a future competition.

What are the cutoffs/time limits?
All cutoffs are listed on the schedule. If there isn't one specified, it is the WCA default cutoff (usually 10 minutes).

What do the cutoffs mean?

Event type Cutoff Time limit
Average of 5 (2x2-5x5, Skewb, Megaminx, Square-1, Pyraminx, etc) One of the first two solves must be under the cutoff time in order to finish the average. Automatic DNF when you go over the time limit (even if the cube is solved).
Mean of 3 (6x6, 7x7, BLD, etc) The first solve must be under the cutoff time in order to finish the mean. Automatic DNF when you go over the time limit (even if the cube is solved).

Why is the time limit for 3x3 10 minutes when the cutoffs for other events are much lower?
We want to encourage new competitors to compete so we try to make sure that everyone can compete in at least 3x3. We do not always have the time to allow everyone to compete in other events because we would like to hold a wider variety of events at our competitions.

Where can I see the results for the competition?
During the competition, live results will be posted on CubeComps. These results are unofficial. A week or so after the competition, official results will be posted on the WCA website.

Can I join the Michigan Cubing Club? Can I buy a shirt?
Anyone is welcome to attend our events (competitions). However, only University of Michigan students may officially join and buy club apparel. If you wish to join and are in high school or above, contact us.

What's the point of competing if I can't win?
People go to competitions to meet people, make friends, talk about cubing, improve their own official personal best times, and have fun. People of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels attend competitions. Very few people actually go to competitions to win them.

If you are interested in being a staff member for this competition, you must complete the following form:

https://forms.gle/GLvq2VQcJsrvPsXf9

Note: All staff must pay the registration fee. Staff will have their fee refunded after the competition.

The registration limit for this competition has been reached. From this point on, any PAID registrations on the waiting list will be added to the official registration list if any of the pre-registered competitors decide to drop out.

The waiting list will officially close on August 5th at 11:59pm EST. After this point, competitors from the waiting list will no longer be accepted.

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.