Nickel City 2023
- Mar 25, 2023
- Cheektowaga, New York, United States
Buffalo Airport Hotel
- 4600 Genesee St, Cheektowaga, NY 14225
- Organization team
- Empire State Cubing and Skylar Porter
- WCA Delegates
- Alex Cohen, Evan Liu, and Stephen Griggs
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Competitors may only bring 1 guest max.
All extra profit will be donated to Buffalo Underdog Rescue.
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There is a competitor limit of 75 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 90% 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.
Competitors may bring at most 1 guest.
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Joey Saia won with an average of 7.56 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Tomas Kaiser finished second (9.57) and Jayden Mitchell finished third (10.12).
|3x3x3 Cube||Joey Saia||7.20||7.56||United States||7.35||7.80||7.52||7.20||9.33|
|2x2x2 Cube||Joey Saia||2.07||2.36||United States||3.93||2.56||2.43||2.08||2.07|
|4x4x4 Cube||Evan Liu||33.58||36.32||United States||33.58||35.01||37.04||36.92||45.69|
|Clock||Evan Liu||5.25||5.66||United States||5.97||5.51||5.25||6.42||5.51|
|Megaminx||Evan Liu||55.08||1:01.84||United States||1:04.51||56.72||1:04.28||55.08||1:06.22|
|Square-1||Alex Cohen||10.14||14.84||United States||19.27||12.72||24.64||12.52||10.14|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 36 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:30.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Clock||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Megaminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00|
|Square-1||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 50.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
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Schedule for Saturday (March 25, 2023)
Buffalo Airport Hotel
4600 Genesee St.
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
The venue is approximately a 5 minute drive from Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).
Hotel Room Block
The venue (Buffalo Airport Hotel) is providing a room block at a rate of $99 (plus tax) per room per night. Ask for the Nickel City 2023 block at 716-634-6969.
The Sports 365 Bar & Grill is located in the venue. Other nearby options include McDonald's, Denny's, Dairy Queen, Wendy's, etc.
By registered for this competition you agree that you and (if applicable) your guest understand and will follow the following policies:
Competitors must show proof of vaccination in order to compete. You will be asked to show your proof of vaccination at the check-in table during the morning of the competition.
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 non-medical exceptions to this policy. The Organizing Team will consider accommodations for documented medical exceptions. Please email the Organizing Team in advance if you have a medical exception that requires consideration.
Competitors should not attend the competition if they test positive for COVID-19, if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Competitors may bring at most one (1) guest. Competitors over the age of 18 are encouraged to come without a guest.
Whenever possible, competitors and guests are encouraged to physically distance themselves from others.
These policies are subject to change as deemed necessary by the organizers, the WCA Board, or municipal/federal government.
For First-Time Competitors
All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules.
In addition, please read this tutorial document before coming to the competition.
For All Competitors
When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:
If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.
Before You Register
All prospective registrants need a WCA account. New competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.
How to Register Online
Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration fee of $20.00. (The registration fee is the same regardless of how many events are selected.) Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.
The competitor limit for this competition is 75. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 75 competitors on that list, it means the competition is full, and any future registrants will be placed on the waitlist.
Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.
Any requested changes to registration before 9:00 PM EDT on Saturday, March 18 will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list.
How to Pay for Registration Online
Payment is processed through Stripe. Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."
Approved competitors who cancel their registration before 9:00 PM EDT on Saturday, March 18 are eligible for a refund for 90% of their registration cost. After this date, no refund requests will be honored. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.
We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. To secure a place on the waitlist once 75 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before 9:00 PM EDT on Saturday, March 18, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. After that deadline, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be fully refunded.
TheCubicle will be providing prizes for the top 3 in each event.
If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
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.