Missoula 2021


Date
Nov 6 - 7, 2021
City
Missoula, Montana, United States
Venue

University of Montana

Address
32 Campus Drive, Missoula, Montana, 59812
Details

University Center, Rooms 330 to 333

Contact
Organization team
Organizer
Clément Cherblanc
WCA Delegates
Calvin Nielson and Chris Martin
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

Please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, the current WCA Safety Policy, the WCA Code of Conduct and our Risk Management Plan.

Registrants will be accepted in the order that they pay, not the order that they register. Please be patient with us as we manually accept all eligible competitors.

Competitors may only bring one guest maximum.

Spectators who are not associated with a registered competitor will NOT be permitted to enter the venue.

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
13
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 70 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (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 75% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
We encourage everyone to register for the events they want to compete in via your online registration, however you may add events to your registration up until the event has started.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 30 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:10.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Mo3 20:00.00 total for 6x6x6 Cube Final and 7x7x7 Cube Final **
7x7x7 Cube Final Mo3 20:00.00 total for 6x6x6 Cube Final and 7x7x7 Cube Final **
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 6 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (November 06, 2021)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
Check-in
Rooms 330/331/332/333
From 09:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Rooms 330/331/332/333
From 09:30 AM
To 10:20 AM
Square-1 First round
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 10:20 AM
To 11:50 AM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Mo3
Time limit
20:00.00 total for 6x6x6 Cube Final and 7x7x7 Cube Final **
From 10:20 AM
To 11:50 AM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Mo3
Time limit
20:00.00 total for 6x6x6 Cube Final and 7x7x7 Cube Final **
From 11:50 AM
To 12:30 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 6 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:20 PM
Lunch
Rooms 330/331/332/333
From 01:20 PM
To 02:10 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 02:10 PM
To 03:40 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
From 03:40 PM
To 04:50 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:10.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 04:50 PM
To 05:50 PM
Megaminx Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 05:50 PM
To 06:40 PM
Skewb First round
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 06:40 PM
To 06:55 PM
Square-1 Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:55 PM
To 07:10 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00

Schedule for Sunday (November 07, 2021)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:20 AM
Check-in
Rooms 330/331/332/333
From 09:20 AM
To 09:50 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Rooms 330/331/332/333
From 09:50 AM
To 11:20 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 30 advance to next round
From 11:20 AM
To 12:30 PM
Pyraminx First round
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:20 PM
Lunch
Rooms 330/331/332/333
From 01:20 PM
To 02:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 02:30 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 03:45 PM
Skewb Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:00 PM
Pyraminx Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:20 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:20 PM
To 04:35 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:35 PM
To 04:50 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:50 PM
To 05:05 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Rooms 330/331/332/333
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:20 PM
Awards
Rooms 330/331/332/333

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.

Before the competition, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event in an email. We will be relying on competitors to help by judging whenever they are not competing, especially with our small competition size. Judging is very easy, and is a great way to make time fly!

We will provide a judging and competitor tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of 3x3, which will also overview our new procedures. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help.

We will need help judging for the second/final rounds of events as we can not assign staff for those in advance. Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge; you do not need to know how to cube in order to be a great judge. Having enough judges ensures that we stay on schedule and are able to leave on time.

COVID SAFETY

Due to ongoing circumstances, the organizing team is enforcing restrictions during the competition which will impact the running of the competition. Here are the most important changes.
1. Masks are to be required at all times, and must cover your nose and mouth. If you refuse to wear a mask inside of the venue, you will be disqualified from the competition and be asked to leave the premises. There will be NO exceptions to this policy, as this is a required by the University of Montana. This rule is put in place regardless of whether or not you are fully vaccinated.
2. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. If this occurs to you, the organizers will offer the competitor a full refund.
3. The organizing team strongly recommends to recieve a COVID-19 vaccination before competing. This is not a requirement, but is encouraged for those who are eligible.
4. Competitors will only be allowed to bring ONE guest to the competition. The first three rules apply to the guest as well as the competitor.
5. We encourage competitors to bring their own pen to the competition.
6. When not competing, competitors and spectators should attempt to socially distance whenever possibly by keeping 3 feet away from others. We also encourage you not to share puzzles with other competitors.
7. The competition will be using a fixed seating system, rather than a standard waiting area. This means when you compete, you will complete all of your attempts in one sitting with the same judge. Instead of being called to a different station for each attempt, you will submit your cube at your station, rather than at a designated table.
8. After every attempt, rather than the judge putting the puzzle in the cover, the competitor is asked to put the cube into the cover at the end of the attempt. The judge will only put in the scorecard.
9. After you finish competing, you and your judge will disinfect the station with a disinfection wipe.
10. Officials and staff will be following special procedures to continue to lower chance of transmission of COVID-19, such as utilizing sanitizer frequently and distancing.

Additional rules may be added as deemed necessary by the organizers, the WCA Board, or the Missoula or Montana government.

You may find our full mitigation procedures using our Risk Management Plan.

By registering for this competition you agree that you understand and will follow all the information listed above.

Important information

If it's gonna be your first competition, here's what you need to know:

  • You must register or login on the WCA website.
  • You must register to the competition (tab "Register" on the competition page).
  • You must read the WCA regulations (translations are here).
  • We strongly advise you to come see the tutorial (if it's not in the schedule, it will be before 3x3).
  • You must bring an identification paper (ID, passport, driving license) the day of the competition or scan and send it by email before the competition.

Q&A

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/

This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know, however, it is still required that they are familar with the full set of regulations above.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww

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: 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, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. 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 https://live.worldcubeassociation.org 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 you entrance fee in order to be eligible to be placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If the competitor list is full, you will be placed onto a private waitlist, which is listed in the oder of when competitors pay. Note that in order to be on either the registered list or the waitlist, you must pay your entrance fee. If you are not advanced from the waitlist before registration closes, you will be issued a full refund. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you 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: YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

The closest airport is Missoula International Airport (MSO), only 7.4 miles away.
Accomodations fill up quickly around here so book it in advance!
A map of the campus can be found here: https://www.umt.edu/police/parking/Parking%20Maps.php
You can park all weekend long on the parking lot A, just right of the Oval and south of the venue building (University Center).

Food

The Market is open from 9am to 8pm at the first floor of the building.
Other dining facilities are open on campus, all the information can be found here or on the app UM Campus Dining.

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 cutoff 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.

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