Minnesota Cube Melt 2020


Date
May 9, 2020
City
Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
Venue

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

Address
3131 Campus Dr, Plymouth, MN 55441
Details

Scandinavian Room

Organizers
Carter Kucala and Lisa Kucala
WCA Delegate
Walker Welch
Contact
cjkucala@gmail.com, lmkucala@gmail.com, wwelch@worldcubeassociation.org
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information
Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
16
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 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (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 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 60 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00

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Schedule for Saturday (May 09, 2020)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:15 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Scandinavian Room
From 08:15 AM
To 09:15 AM
Pyraminx First round
Scandinavian Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:15 AM
To 10:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Scandinavian Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 60 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:30 AM
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
Scandinavian Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 11:30 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Scandinavian Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 12:00 PM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch
Scandinavian Room
From 12:45 PM
To 01:45 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Scandinavian Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 01:45 PM
To 02:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Scandinavian Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Scandinavian Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Scandinavian Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 05:15 PM
Square-1 Combined Final
Scandinavian Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
Pyraminx Final
Scandinavian Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Scandinavian Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Scandinavian Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Scandinavian Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:30 PM
To 07:00 PM
Awards
Scandinavian Room

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.

New Competitors:

-Before the competition, watch this great video made by WCA Senior Delegate Kit Clement with the basics of how it all works.
-Also check out this written tutorial on the WCA website to learn about the procedures for competing and judging.
-We encourage first time competitors to test out the timing equipment before your first attempt! Feel free to ask a staff member how competing works.
-The competitors will be split up into groups for competing. You will be assigned a group, which you can find on the Groups Tab.
-On the day of the competition when your group number is called you bring your puzzle up and put it on a scorecard with your name on it and wait in the competitor waiting area until your name is called.
-It's a good idea to arrive before the scheduled time for your event because if you are not there for the last call you might not be allowed to compete.
-Read the "All Competitors" information below.

All Competitors:

-Be familiar with the WCA Regulations!
-We are going to need all the help we can get from volunteers throughout the day to make the competition run well. You may judge in any group that you aren't competing during, in addition to your assigned judging!
-Information about assigned judging will be available around the room; you will be assigned one group of helping for each event you are competing in.
-Parents and spectators are welcome to judge too, it's a great way to have a new experience and be more involved with the event, other than competing!
-If you do not know how to judge all of the staff members are more than happy to teach you.
-Flash photography is NOT allowed because it is very distracting to people while they are solving.
-You must NOT talk about the scrambles of an event while it is still in progress (2g3).
-Make sure all screens of any cameras or phones you have on the table are facing away from you and do not touch them during the attempt, otherwise this will result in a DNF (2i2).
-Please treat the venue with respect, pick up any trash, keep track of your puzzles, and respect other people's puzzles.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3 Speedsolving event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

Schedule Changes and Rounds:

-Be aware of regulation A1a3: if we are lacking volunteers or the competition begins to fall behind schedule, we reserve the right to make the limits stricter as needed. We don't want that to happen, so please consider helping out when you aren't competing!
-In regards to later rounds, be aware of regulation 9p3. If you won't be present for a further round you made it to please let us know so we can drop you and move someone else into the round; similarly, if you aren't present when the further round begins we may assume that to be your withdrawal and drop you so the next competitor in the rankings can compete.

Competitor groups will be posted here closer to the competition date.

Live results will be available at this link during the event:

https://live.worldcubeassociation.org/

There is a Staff Application form for this competition. If you are interested in helping out this competition as a staff member, you will be asked to have a bigger part in helping keep the competition moving with more judging, running, or scrambling roles.

In return we can help with the following perks for Staff members.
- Refunded Registration Fee after the competition is over for staff members that fulfilled their responsibilities
- Staff Lunch

If you are interested, please fill out the form below. The number of staff members accepted will depend on the number of total registrations for the competition.
A reminder that you still need to pay the registration fee for your registration to be accepted for the competition.

https://forms.gle/2kNb2utBVMkJkyEC9

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This competition is being held in Plymouth, MN, at:

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441

The competition will be held in the Scandinavian Room, which is in the lower level of the hotel.

Parking
The hotel has multiple parking lots along with a covered ramp. We recommend NOT parking in the ramp, but following the signs to the "Additional Parking" lot in the back by the tennis courts. Follow the sidewalk from the parking lot to the back entrance of the hotel, which enters right into the Scandinavian room.

Lunch is scheduled from 12:00 - 12:45. OUTSIDE FOOD IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE VENUE.

There is a restaurant available in the hotel, and there are several fast food options within a mile radius of the venue.

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.