Music City Speedsolving 2018

Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Woodmont Hills Church

3710 Franklin Road, Nashville TN 37204

The Great Hall

Aussie Greene and Jacob Ambrose
WCA Delegate
Jacob Ambrose

Music City Organizers

Competitor Limit
Entry Fee
$15 (United States Dollar)

Please review the competitor information tab before the competition.
Please review the other tabs for more information on the competition.

Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

Please follow all instructions or else your registration may be delayed.

To register you can click on the "Register" tab on the left or top of the screen.
You will need to sign in or create an account to register. Make sure to create the account with the competitor's name and date of birth.
Select the events you wish to compete in.
After you click register you will be able to pay the registration fee.

Registrations may be denied due to:
- Not paying
- Incorrect date of births
- Incorrect Names
- The competition being full because the competitor limit is reached
- Failure to register online (no at-the-door registrations will be accepted)

If you are having issues using stripe payments, you can alternatively use paypal. Please contact the organizers if you are experiencing issues.

Registrations must be accepted manually, so if you do not see your name on the competitor's list within a business day, then please contact the organizers to resolve the issue.

If you would like to be assigned staff positions for this competition, please pay and contact the organizers. After the competition refunds will be given to those competitors who exceedingly helped throughout the competition.

After the competitor limit has been reached, you may still pay and be put on a waiting list. If you are first on the waitlist and someone cancels their registration, then you will receive an email from the organizers. You must reply to the email and confirm your registration within 24 hours of receiving the email to compete. If no response is heard from you, the next person on the waiting list will be offered your spot. After the competition, all competitors on the waiting list will recieve a refund for the registration cost minus tax.

To cancel your registration you must contact the organizers to be taken off the competitor's list. If you cancel before 1 week of the competition's start date, you will receive a refund for the registration cost minus tax.

Important Links

(Links will be updated closer to the competition)
Group Sheet
Live Results

All Competitors

  • Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes early for the events you are competing in to ensure that you are on time for that event.
  • We will use regulation 9p3) as much as we can. So if you do not arrive to compete by the time the event is ending, your spot may be given up the next competitor in the rankings.
  • It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from either the competitors or the parents. Judging is a super simple task and any staff member can teach anyone at any time. Judge for however long you'd feel like. It's an excellent way to make the time fly by!
  • Your delegate for this competition is Jacob Ambrose. Ask him if you have any questions throughout the day!

New Competitors

  • Please try to arrive early to watch the new competitor introduction at 12:30 on Saturday. If you won't be there on Saturday then please ask a staff member whenever you arrive to give you a rundown of how the competing process will work.
  • Additionally you can watch Kit Clement's WCA Competitor Tutorial video.
  • We will be having participation awards for all new competitors. Please ask about it to pick it up at the end of the day or before you leave the venue.
  • Please be familiar with all of WCA's regulations, most importantly Article A. If you have any questions about the regulations, feel free to ask us.
  • In each event we will have rounds. We will take the top competitors onto the subsequent rounds. After a round is completed results will be entered into CubeComps (linked above). Your name will be highlighted if you made it to the next round.
  • Each round will be divided into groups to help them run more efficiently. We will call the groups in order, along with a last call during the last group. Please come bring your puzzle up and wait in the competitor waiting area when your group is called. We are allowed to deny you the ability to compete if you do not come up by the last call.

Woodmont Hills Church
3710 Franklin Road,
Nashville TN 37204

Room Details:
The Great Hall

Plenty of free parking is available around the building.

The food truck That’s My Dawg from last year’s competition will be joining us again for lunch and dinner on Saturday!

A number of hotels are located in Brentwood, one exit south of Woodmont Hills on I-65.

Woodmont Hills is a short drive via interstate from Nashville International Airport. Directions

All Information on this tab regarding Cutoffs, Time Limits, Proceeding Competitors, and Number of Rounds are approximations and will be updated 1 week before the competition.

Event Round Format Cutoff Time Time Limit Competitors
3x3x3 Cube Round 1 Ao5 3:00
Round 2 Ao5 3:00 Top 40
Final Ao5 3:00 Top 16
2x2x2 Cube Round 1 Ao5 1:00
Final Ao5 1:00 Top 16
4x4x4 Cube Combined First Bo2 / Ao5 1:30 5:00
Tentative Final Ao5 5:00 Top 8
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30 5:00
6x6x6 Cube Combined First Bo1 / Mo3 5:00 10:00
Final Mo3 10:00 Top 8
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 20:00C
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 80 Moves
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First Bo2 / Ao5 0:45 1:30
Final Ao5 1:30 Top 16
Clock Combined First Bo2 / Ao5 0:30 1:00
Tentative Final Ao5 1:00 Top 8
Skewb Final Ao5 1:00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 30:00C

Format- Ao5 = Average of 5 (where the best and worst solves are not counted in the average), Mo3 = Mean of 3, Bo3 = Best of 3, Bo2 = Best of 2, Bo1 = Best of 1
Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6 and 7x7) format where competitors will have 2 attempts to achieve a time under the cutoff. If the comeptitor does then they will be awarded more attempts to compelete the average.
Cumulative Limit(C)- The total time allowed for all attempts combined.
Time Limit - Any attempt in the round exceeding this time will be awarded a DNF. For "WCA" Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations for that event.
The Number of Competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.

Friday Night August 31st

Time Event
8:00pm - 9:15pm 3x3 Fewest Moves Final
9:15pm - 10:00pm 4x4 Blindfolded Final

Saturday September 1st

Time Event
9:00 - 9:45 Clock Combined First
9:45 - 10:45 3x3 One-Handed Combined First
10:45 - 11:45 4x4 Combined First
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch
11:45 - 12:30 3x3 Blindfolded Final
12:30 - 12:40 New Competitor Introduction
12:40 - 1:40 2x2 Round 1
1:40 - 2:55 3x3 Round 1
2:55 - 3:55 6x6 Combined First
3:55 - 4:40 Skewb Final
4:40 - 5:10 3x3 Round 2
5:10 - 6:10 5x5 Combined Final
6:10 - 6:25 3x3 One-Handed Final
6:25 - 6:40 2x2 Final
6:40 - 7:00 6x6 Final
7:00 - 7:15 3x3 Final
7:15 - 8:00 Awards/Clean-Up

If we are ahead before Lunch, we will hold a Clock Final.
If we are ahead in the afternoon, we will hold a 4x4 Final.

We will revise the Schedule 1 week prior to the competition to reflect the number of people competing.
All times are tentative and subject to change if we are ahead or behind schedule.
We may add rounds of events if we run far ahead of schedule.

CubeDepot will be providing the prizes and vending at the competition!