Michigan Cubing Club Epsilon 2019


Date
Dec 15, 2019
City
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Venue

Palmer Commons, University of Michigan

Address
100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI
Details

Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)

Organizers
Blake Thompson, Michigan Cube Club, and Yuxuan Chen
WCA Delegate
Arthur Adams
Contact

mccorganizers@umich.edu

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

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA regulations

No outside food is allowed at the venue.

There are tentative 2nd rounds for clock, 3BLD, and megaminx (in that order based on how much we get ahead of schedule)

Live results can be found on our WCA Live page, which will be available during the competition.

Events
Number of times bookmarked
19
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

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 $10 (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.

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

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.

The waiting list will officially close on 12/7 at 11:59pm EST. After this point, competitors from the waiting list will no longer be accepted.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
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 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 With Feet Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Clock Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 2:00:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 2:00:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Sunday (December 15, 2019)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:45 AM
3x3x3 With Feet Combined First round
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 6 advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 10:00 AM
3x3x3 With Feet Final
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 10:00 AM
To 10:45 AM
Megaminx Combined Final
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 10:45 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 11:45 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 11:45 AM
To 12:30 PM
Lunch
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
From 12:30 PM
To 02:30 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Bo3
Time limit
2:00:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
From 12:30 PM
To 02:30 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Bo3
Time limit
2:00:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
From 02:30 PM
To 03:15 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 03:15 PM
To 03:45 PM
Clock Final
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:30 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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

Is there a competitor limit?
Yes, it is 110 competitors. 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 WCA Live. 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.

Travel and Venue Information
This competition will take place in Palmer Commons.
*Google Maps Link: *

We will be located in the Great Lakes Room, which is on the 4th floor, just around the corner from the elevator.
There are a few options you have for parking:
Free Parking - you can park at lot MC28 for free on the weekends. This lot is across the street from Mary Markley Hall, 1503 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The venue is at most a 10 minute walk away from this lot. Another free lot is at the intersection of Ann and Zina Pitcher. City parking is free on Sundays.
Close Parking - You can also park at the parking garage adjacent to the venue for a fee. The rate is $1.10/hour. You can find more information about this parking garage here.

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.

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 $10.00. (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.

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.

Refunds

If you withdraw your registration before registration closes (Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 11:59 PM EDT), you are eligible for a refund of half your registration cost. This means that if you decide to withdraw before then, you are eligible for a refund of $5. After this date, no refund requests will be honored.

There will be no refunds issued after this date. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Any requested changes to registration before registration closes will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us so that we can assist you.

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

Waitlist Information

We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. Once the 110th competitor has paid, we will not close registration until Wednesday, April 10, 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

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

https://forms.gle/wAZqrxrJjLQWFsia9

Competitors will be notified of whether they are accepted as a Staff member before registration closes.

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

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Group assignments will be posted here 1-2 days before the competition starts.

Live results can be found on our WCA Live page, which will be available during the competition.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline 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.