New York City Winter 2018


Date
Jan 13, 2018
City
Flushing, New York, United States
Venue

St. James Episcopal Church

Address
8407 Broadway, Flushing, NY 11373
Website
New York City Winter 2018 website
Organizers
Allison Li and Saransh Grover
WCA Delegate
Sam Schultz
Contact

Organizer Contact

Competitor Limit
100
Entry Fee
$25 (United States Dollar)
Information

There is a 100 competitor limit. Your registration is not considered complete until you have registered and paid (via Stripe payment). We are not accepting any registrations or payments at the door.

Events
Event Number of Rounds Cutoff/Time Limit
3x3 3 None/10:00
4x4 1 1:10/2:10
5x5 1 2:00/3:00
7x7 1 5:30/7:30
3x3 One-Handed 1 0:40/1:00
Pyraminx 2 None/1:00
Megaminx 1 2:00/3:00

Please note that numbers of rounds, cutoffs, and time limits are subject to change, however all changes will be announced. That being said, we intend to keep cutoffs and time limits as they are now.

Event Time
Pyraminx Round 1 9:00am-10:00am
3x3 Round 1 10:00am-11:30am
4x4 Combined Final 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch 12:30pm - 1:00pm
5x5 Combined Final 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3x3 One-Handed Combined Final 2:00pm - 3:00pm
7x7 Combined Final 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3x3 Round 2 (Top 32 tentatively) 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Megaminx Combined Final 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Pyraminx (Top 16 tentatively) 5:45pm - 6:15pm
3x3 Final (Top 16 tentatively) 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Awards 6:45pm

Schedule is subject to change, however all changes will be announced.

UPDATE: WHILE THE 100 PERSON COMPETITOR LIMIT HAS REACHED, WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING WAIT-LIST REGISTRATIONS. YOU WILL BE REFUNDED IF YOU DON'T GET OFF THE WAIT-LIST PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION. WE WILL CLOSE THE WAIT LIST REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITY ONCE THE WAIT LIST HAS 25 COMPETITORS. MORE INFO BELOW UNDER "WAITLIST INFORMATION"

The registration fee for this competition is $25.00. The WCA Stripe payment system is being used for this competition. You will be prompted to pay following registration. You are not considered registered until you pay via Stripe.

If you paid but don't see your name on the registration list within 48 hours of payment (assuming 100 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.

You must register and pay online to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted under any circumstances. We realize this may not be ideal for some people, but this allows us to have an exact count of people attending and lets us use staff resources more effectively the day of the competition. Spectators may attend for free.

YOU MUST REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE BEFORE THE 100 COMPETITOR LIMIT IS REACHED IF YOU WISH TO COMPETE. WE CANNOT GIVE ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS.

REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UP TO 1/6/18. EMAIL THE ORGANIZERS TO REQUEST A REFUND WITHIN THAT PERIOD.

WAITLIST INFORMATION:

WE WILL BE KEEPING A WAITLIST FOR THIS COMPETITION. ONCE THE 100TH COMPETITOR HAS PAID, WE WILL NOT CLOSE REGISTRATION UNTIL WE HAVE A WAITLIST OF 25 COMPETITORS (NOT INCLUDING THE 100 WHO WILL BE/ARE LISTED ON THE COMPETITORS TAB). TO SECURE A PLACE ON THE WAITLIST ONCE 100 COMPETITORS HAVE PAID, SIMPLY PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE. IF A COMPETITOR EMAILS US TO DROP OUT, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IF YOU ARE THE NEXT COMPETITOR ON THE WAITLIST. IF YOU SEE THAT YOU CANNOT PAY TO BE ON THE WAITLIST (REGISTRATION WILL HAVE CLOSED), IT MEANS WE HAVE REACHED THE WAITLIST THRESHOLD (25) AND HAVE THEREFORE CLOSED REGISTRATION.

IF YOU ARE EMAILED NOTIFYING YOU THAT YOU CAN COMPETE, YOU HAVE 48 HOURS TO RESPOND CONFIRMING YOUR ATTENDANCE BEFORE YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE REFUNDED AND WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT COMPETITOR. THEREFORE, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR EMAILS FREQUENTLY IF YOU ARE 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.

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/

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww&t=2s

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!

Competitions rely on volunteer help in order to stay on schedule and maintain planned cutoffs/time limits/events. Therefore, it is imperative that all competitors help out by running, judging, or scrambling when their competitor group is not up. We will need help throughout the day, so please volunteer as much as possible so we can stay on schedule. Thanks :)

Q&A:

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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: At the competition there will be a competing area, 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 groups, so 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 cubecomps.com 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 automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. 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 cometitors compete in the same age group.

PLEASE READ, THIS IS IMPORTANT:

As was the case at New York City Winter 2017, we will be using a Telegram channel to make group announcements at this competition.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO HEAR VERBAL ANNOUNCEMENTS AT THIS VENUE, AND WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THE (FREE) APP AND JOIN THE CHANNEL (LINKED BELOW) WHERE WE PLAN TO MAKE ALL GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS.

You will find a link to join the channel below, so please join in order to know when you will compete. We will still make verbal announcements, however this venue has notoriously poor accoustics, and there is little we can do to combat that other than offer this form of non-verbal announcements to compliment our verbal ones.

https://t.me/NYCWinter2018

Groups will be posted here once registration closes. We will also notify competitors via email that groups have been posted.

You can find live results via CubeComps here

Please understand that entering live results takes up competition resources that could go to the actual running of the event. We will do our best to get results entered as fast as possible, however there may be delays. All results will be entered prior to later rounds.

Car:

We advise all competitors to consider using public transportation if possible, as parking in New York City can be difficult to find and expensive. That being said, if you wish to drive to the competition, consult Google Maps for directions via car.

Public Transportation Within NYC:

The closest New York City Subway station is Grand Avenue-Newtown, which is accessible by the R subway line on Saturdays.

The Q58 New York City Bus line also stops within walking distance of the venue at Broadway/Corona Avenue.

Please consult Google Maps for optimal subway/bus transfer routes.

Amtrak/Other Train/Intercity Bus/Airport Information:

Amtrak, MTA Long Island Railroad, and NJTransit have multiple lines that stop at New York Pennsylvania Station. From there, walk to 34th Street/Herald Square (one block east) and take an R train to the venue.

A plethora of bus lines stop at Port Authority Bus Terminal. Connections can be made there to the R subway line.

Grand Central Station can be accessed via MTA MetroNorth and MTA Long Island Railroad lines. From there, take an uptown 4, 5, or 6 train to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue, where you can transfer to an R train to the venue.

JFK International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport are all accessible to the city via local transit. Please consult Google Maps or airport websites for more information.

Sponsorship information will be determined and posted at a later date.

Please feel free to connect to this competition via our Facebook event. Joining the Facebook event does NOT mean you are registered for this competition. Please see the "Registration and Payment" tab for information about registration.