Nanaimo Back to School 2022
- Sep 17, 2022
- Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Beban Park, Nanaimo, BC
- 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC
This event will be held in the Auditorium.
- Speedcubing Canada and Tanja Crowie
- WCA Delegates
- Kevin Matthews and Vianne Chang
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
We're excited to welcome new and experienced cubers to Nanaimo, B.C., for the Nanaimo Back to School 2022 cubing competition. It's been a little while since we've seen cubing competitions in B.C., and we're thrilled to be one of the teams bringing cubers back together again to compete, connect, and have fun!
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Note: there is of course the possibility that we will need to increase safety precautions. Please be aware that changes may be needed. An email will be sent out to registered competitors about significant changes if any are needed.
We look forward to a full house of 65 competitors!
Spectators can attend for free. Being mindful of space, we ask that no competitor brings more than 2 guests.
Finally, please note that we may run ahead of or behind schedule - for events in the afternoon (4x4x4 and onwards), please be ready at least 30 minutes in advance just in case.
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There is a competitor limit of 65 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (Canadian Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.
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Registration is first come, first served based on the order of when payment is received. Once the competitor limit has been reached, a waitlist opens. This waitlist will be maintained for those who secure waitlist registration by making payment in the event a competitor vacancy opens up.
Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid.
Competitors who do not make it off of the waitlist will receive a 100% refund shortly before the competition starts.
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|3x3x3 Cube||Newken Nguyen||7.81||8.51||Canada||7.81||8.06||12.81||8.64||8.82|
|2x2x2 Cube||Charles Zhu (朱彦臣)||1.07||2.30||China||1.07||2.78||2.33||3.62||1.78|
|4x4x4 Cube||Ethan Rusnak||32.76||39.54||Canada||32.76||40.03||40.70||40.02||38.57|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Kevin Matthews||27.84||33.20||Canada||35.23||36.53||27.84|
|Skewb||Charles Zhu (朱彦臣)||2.26||2.75||China||2.56||4.80||3.33||2.26||2.37|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 28 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 14 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 5:00.00||Top 14 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:30.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||20:00.00 cumulative *|
|Pyraminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 5:00.00||Top 14 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 14 advance to next round|
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Schedule for Saturday (September 17, 2022)
There are currently no restrictions on indoor events in British Columbia. Masks are a personal choice, and are not required. No proof of vaccination is required.
Competitors must not attend if they have covid or are symptomatic.
If the situation changes and we're required by the government to bring in restrictions, we will notify registered competitors by email and also post updates here.
You may check the B.C. Government's Province-Wide restrictions page to check for changes prior to the event.
Located in Nanaimo at 2300 Bowen Road, in the heart of Nanaimo, BC.
The venue is 24km from the Duke Point Ferry terminal and 4km from the Departure Bay Ferry terminal.
Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Nanaimo (Duke Point) - https://www.bcferries.com/routes-fares/schedules/seasonal/TSA-DUK?departureDate=20220906-20230102
Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay) - https://www.bcferries.com/routes-fares/schedules/seasonal/HSB-NAN?departureDate=20220906-20221010
Nanaimo (Duke Point) to Vancouver (Tsawwassen) - https://www.bcferries.com/routes-fares/schedules/seasonal/DUK-TSA?departureDate=20220906-20230102
Nanaimo (Departure Bay) to Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) - https://www.bcferries.com/routes-fares/schedules/seasonal/NAN-HSB?departureDate=20220906-20221010
The nearest airport is the Nanaimo Airport (YCD), a mere 20km away.
Yellow Cab Nanaimo: 250-751-1111
AC Taxi: 250-753-1231
There will be free parking available just outside of the venue.
There are numerous hotels within 5km of the venue, including:
The Port-O-Call Inn & Suites
Gibralter Rock Ocean View B&B
There are many options close to the venue. Competitors not competing in the 3x3 blindfolded event will be able to take an extended lunch, starting at noon.
For those of you new to cubing - WELCOME! This competition is fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you to be aware of these basics before coming to compete... First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations.
Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
Video: WCA Competitor Tutorial
*There will also be a quick competitior tutorial at the start of the competition.
Q: What will the competition look like?
A: A competition usually runs throughout the whole day where cubers meet up and have fun, although you are more than welcome to stay the whole day or leave whenever. You will compete in events you have signed up for and have the choice to cube at a waiting table.
Q: Who is allowed to compete?
A: Everyone, from all ages are allowed to compete! Do not be hesitant if you are not experienced with cubing or competing, we encourage newcomers to come along, we will help out.
Q: Whose cubes do I use?
A: When competing, it is ideal to use your own cube. Make sure you have one ready to go when it is time to compete. Equipment like timers will be there to compete with. (The competition will not supply you with cubes to compete.)
Q: How do I check the results of the competition?
A: There will be a website: WCA Live to check concurrent results throughout the day. Official results will then be posted the following days of the competition. *Keep in mind, the venue may not have Wifi available, if you intend to search for results, you may need to use data or find another place for connection.
Do not be daunted by all these rules and expectations. Competitions are for everyone to have fun! If at any time during the day you have any questions feel free to ask us!
If you have any following questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Tanja Crowie: email@example.com
Competitors are responsible for being familiar with the regulations, though there will be a tutorial at the start of the competition.
In particular, when competing, make sure to check the time the judge has written down, check that the judge has signed, and then sign yourself. Only then can the timer be safely reset.
Particularly if you are newer to competing or to judging or need that refresher after being out of competitions for so long, please read the WCA Competition Tutorial before coming to the competition to learn for the first time or simply be reminded as a more experienced competitor about the procedures for both competing and judging.
All experienced competitors will be scheduled by the organizers to serve as judges and scramblers. Schedules will be posted at the venue and found on the back of the prepared name tags on the day of competition.
Because of our limited competitor size, we kindly ask that everyone tries to out by judging, scramble or run, in order to keep pace with the day.
Keeping the venue as tidy as possible will be a great help as well.
Serving in these essential roles - including on the spot invitations to both competitors and attendees to assist the organizer as co-runners - makes for a smooth and excellently run competition for all.
Cubing Out Loud is sponsoring this competition and will provide gift cards to all podium finishers for use at their online store.
The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).
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.