North Star Cubing Challenge 2019


Date
Jan 26 - 27, 2019
City
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Venue

Brooklyn Park Activity Center

Address
5600 85th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55443, USA
Organizer
Carter Kucala
WCA Delegates
Joshua Feran and Walker Welch
Contact
cjkucala@gmail.com, wwelch@worldcubeassociation.org, jferan@worldcubeassociation.org
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

All competitors must read the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab before registering. If you find you cannot attend after you register, then please contact us so that somebody else can fill your spot.

Events
Competitors
124
Registration period

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There is a competitor limit of 130 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
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If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded a 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

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Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube David Nguyen 7.79 8.50 United States 9.648.357.798.079.09
2x2x2 Cube Walker Welch 2.09 2.27 United States 4.982.152.092.412.24
4x4x4 Cube Carter Bitz 30.77 33.80 United States 30.7731.8036.6338.1032.97
6x6x6 Cube Walker Welch 2:03.19 2:07.88 United States 2:03.192:07.512:12.95
3x3x3 Blindfolded Cale Schoon 36.76 DNF United States 1:05.7036.76DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Walker Welch 28 28.33 United States 292828
3x3x3 One-Handed Brody Lassner 13.10 13.38 United States 13.1213.1014.4913.5913.43
3x3x3 With Feet Cale Schoon 39.54 47.91 United States 54.0946.7539.54DNF42.88
Megaminx Melissa Su 54.47 55.29 United States 54.471:03.3355.4555.4654.97
Skewb Cale Schoon 2.63 2.93 United States 2.962.632.743.123.10
Square-1 Carter Kucala 8.57 9.41 United States 8.579.1015.469.189.94
4x4x4 Blindfolded Cale Schoon 2:08.92 DNF United States DNF2:08.92DNF
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 50 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 30 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative *

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Schedule for Saturday (January 26, 2019)

From 08:25 AM
To 08:45 AM
New Competitor and Judging Tutorial
Grand Room
From 08:45 AM
To 09:45 AM
Skewb First round
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 30 advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 11:15 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 11:15 AM
To 11:45 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 11:45 AM
To 12:30 PM
Lunch, Round 1
Grand Room
From 12:30 PM
To 01:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:30 PM
To 02:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:15 PM
To 03:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 03:15 PM
To 03:45 PM
Skewb Second round
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
Skewb Final
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Awards
Grand Room

Schedule for Sunday (January 27, 2019)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 10:30 AM
To 11:00 AM
Square-1 Combined First round
Grand Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:00 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
From 12:00 PM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch Final
Grand Room
From 12:45 PM
To 01:30 PM
Megaminx Combined Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 01:30 PM
To 01:45 PM
Square-1 Final
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 01:45 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Grand Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 03:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Grand Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 04:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Grand Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour

Location:
Brooklyn Park Activity Center
5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN

There is a 130 competitor limit for this competition. Please register as soon as you can to ensure a spot.

We also have two Facebook groups for our Cubing Area. Minnesota Cubing Community and Iowa Cubing. You can join one or both of these groups to stay updated with upcoming competitions in the area.

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.

FOR FIRST-TIME COMPETITORS:

There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging. Thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for providing this detailed judging information document!

ALL COMPETITORS:

When you arrive, there will be information around the room on both competing assignments and judging assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that event. We kindly ask everyone to help out at this event which can include competitors, parents, and other guests.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the skewb event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

FAQ:

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 12 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 cubers 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 and new personal bests. This competition will have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the schedule tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: Where 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 http://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 your entrance fee in order to be 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 competition. No matter what your 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: Can I have fun at this event?

A: YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Here are your groups for Saturday! You will be helping for the group directly after you compete unless you are in the last group, where you will help with the first group.

Name Skewb Helping Skewb 3x3 Helping 3x3 BLD Helping BLD 2x2 Helping 2x2 4x4 Helping 4x4 OH Helping OH
Aaron St. Claire 1 H3 5 H7
Adam Stewart 2 H4 6 H8
Adrian Xavier Pauksta 1 H3 3 H5 7 H9 1 H3
Aiden Bymers 4 H6 8 H10
Albert Sandru 2 H4 5 H7 9 H1
Alex Gehrmann 3 H5 6 H8 10 H2 2 H4
Alex Khambounmy 4 H6 7 H9 1 H3 3 H5
Andrew Tyberg 6 S8 8 H10 9 S1 4 H6 1 H3
Andy Wong 5 H7 9 H1 2 H1 2 H4 5 H1 2 H4
Arden LaFave 10 H2
Arjun Khurana 1 H3 3 H5
Armaan Jain 2 H4 4 H6 6 H2
Arvin Deshmukh 3 H5 5 H7
Ayla Steigerwald 6 H8
Azael Martinez 6 H8 4 H6 7 H9
Ben Haberman 7 H1 5 H7 7 S9 1 H3 3 H5
Ben Kraus 8 H2 6 H8 8 H10 2 H4
Bennett Bamsey 2 S4 8 S10 6 S8 3 H5 4 H6
Bodie Zwank 1 H3 7 H9 9 H1 4 H6 5 H1
Bradley Sampson 1 H3 10 S2 1 H2 7 S9 5 H1 6 H2
Brody Lassner 2 H4 7 S9 1 H2 8 S10 6 H2 3 S5
Brody Meschke 3 H5 8 H10 10 H2 1 H3 1 H3
Brody Schoon 4 H6 9 H1 1 H3 2 H4
Caden Jamison 10 H2 2 H4
Caden Wiss 5 H7 1 H3 3 H5 2 H4 4 H6
Cale Schoon 4 S6 2 S4 2 H1 1 S3 1 S3 3 S5
Caleb Dusek 6 H8 3 H5 4 H6
Caleb Hetrick 7 H1 4 H6 5 H7
Cameron Jamison 8 H2 2 H4 6 H8 3 H5 3 H5
Carl Johnson 1 H3 5 H7 7 H9 4 H6 5 H1
Carter Bitz 3 S5 2 S4 1 H2 5 S7 5 H1 4 S6
Carter Kucala 4 S6 6 H8 2 H1 8 H10 6 H2 6 H2
Clayton Solberg 2 S4 7 H9 6 S8 1 H3 1 H3
Cory Hetrick 2 H4 8 H10 9 H1
Daniel Hartenstein 9 H1 10 H2 2 H4
Daniel Lin 8 S2 7 S9 2 H1 8 S10 1 S3 2 H4
Dante Ugalde 10 H2
David Kristopher Gensmer 3 H5 2 H4 3 H5 3 H5
David Nguyen 1 S3 2 S1 1 S3 2 S4 4 S6
Emma Wise 1 H3 2 H4
Evan Klein 5 S7 1 S3 1 H2 10 S2 2 S4
Evan Nguyen 3 H5 1 H3
Faris Ahmed 4 H6 4 H6
Francis Thomas Johnson 5 H7
Frank Kallstrom 6 H8
Gabriel LaForte 3 S5 3 S5 5 S1
Garrett Webster 6 S8 3 S5 1 H2 2 S4 6 S2 6 S2
Graham Hirman 4 H6 7 H9 5 H7 4 H6
Harrison Toppings 5 H7 8 H10 6 H8
Henry Brandt 6 H8 9 H1 7 H9
Henry Gustafson 7 H1 10 H2 8 H10 5 H1
Hollund Smith 8 H2 1 H3 9 H1 6 H2
Ian Southa 1 S3 9 S1 10 S2 1 H3 3 H5
Indigo Sabin 1 H3 2 H4 10 H2
Isak Danke 2 H4 3 H5 1 H3 2 H4 4 H6
Jack Bier 3 H5 4 H6 2 H4
Jack Johnson 5 H7 3 H5 3 H5 5 H1
Jackson Halko 4 H6 6 H8 4 H6 4 H6 6 H2
Jair Sosa 5 H7 7 H9 2 H1 5 H7 5 H1 1 H3
Jared Sikes 8 H10 6 H8
Jiarui Vincent Xue 9 H1 2 H4
Joe Eisenmenger 10 H2 7 H9
Joey Karow 6 H8 1 H3 8 H10 6 H2 3 H5
John F. Kronkvist 2 H4 2 H1 1 H3
Jonah Swanson 7 H1 3 H5 9 H1 2 H4
Joseph Ong 8 H2 4 H6 10 H2 3 H5 4 H6
Josh McCracken 5 H7
Joshua Beck 7 S1 4 S6 1 S2 2 S4 5 S1 5 S1
Joshua Feran 8 S2 4 S6 2 H1 3 S5 4 S6 6 S2
Josiah Zderad 1 H3 6 H8 1 H3 5 H1 5 H1
July Simmons 2 H4 7 H9 2 H4
Justin Lee 3 H5 8 H10 3 H5 4 H6
Kaushik Ram Chava 9 H1 4 H6
Keith Wierckx 4 H6 10 H2 5 H7 6 H2
Kevin Geppert 5 H7 1 H3 6 H8 1 H3 6 H2
Kieran Rowe 6 H8 2 H4 7 H9 2 H4 1 H3
Krish Khurana 7 H1 3 H5 8 H10 3 H5
Kristin Wiley 8 H2 9 S1 9 S1 4 H6 2 H4
Langston Johnson 4 H6 9 H1 5 H1 3 H5
Liam Florin 5 H7 10 H2
Logan Bradford 1 H3 6 H8 1 H3
Lukas Contreras 2 H4 7 H9 2 H4
Luke Lyle Llewellyn 8 H10 3 H5
Mathew Mosher 9 H1 4 H6
Matthew Nguyen 3 H5 10 H2 5 H7 6 H2 4 H6
Matthew Tokheim 4 H6 1 H3 6 H8 1 H3 5 H1
Max Taylor 5 H7 2 H4 7 H9
Melissa Su 1 S3 5 S7 3 S5 3 S5 1 S3
Michael Calin 6 H8 3 H5 8 H10 2 H4
Michael Messicci 4 H6
Mikayla Lauritsen 7 H1 5 H7 9 H1 3 H5 6 H2
Mike Bitz 5 S7
Miles Krueger 6 H8 10 H2
Nicolas Bell 8 H2 7 H9 1 H3 4 H6 1 H3
Nivin Karthick 8 H10 2 H4
Nolan Kohn 1 H3 9 H1 3 H5 5 H1
Owen Hjerpe 2 H4 10 H2 4 H6 6 H2 2 H4
Owen Skroch 3 H5 1 H3 5 H7 1 H3
Paul Hendrickson 2 H4
Punit Vaibhava Ram Reddy 3 H5 6 H8
Rachel Feran 2 H4 6 S8 1 S2 4 S6 4 S6 1 S3
Ralph K. Herrera 4 H6 7 H9 2 H4
Riley Christopherson 4 H6 5 H7 1 H2 8 H10 3 H5 3 H5
Rithwik Sai Kancherla 6 H8 9 H1 4 H6
Robert Reutzel 7 H9 10 H2 5 H1
Ruimin Yan (颜瑞民) 4 H6 8 H10 1 H3 6 H2 4 H6
Ryan Michael Sisneros 6 H8 9 H1 2 H4
Samuel Foltz 10 H2 3 H5
Samuel Pass 1 H3 4 H6
Sarah Young 7 H1 2 H4 5 H7 1 H3 5 H1
Seth Fregien 8 H2 3 H5 6 H8 2 H4 6 H2
Simon Kellum 5 S7 8 S10 1 H2 4 S6 6 S2 2 S4
Stephen Griggs 1 H3 4 H6 2 H1 7 H9 3 H5 1 H3
Tate Berkley 5 H7 4
Timmy O'Brien 6 H8 8 H10 4 H6 2 H4
Tobias Williams 2 H4 7 H9 10 H2 5 H1 3 H5
Travis Hammerstad 8 H10
Tridyn Ober 9 H1 1 H3
Tristan Hastings 3 H5 10 H2 2 H4 6 H2
Tyler Bitz 4 H6 1 H3 3 H5
Tyler Borland 5 H7 2 H4 4 H6 1 H3 4 H6
Tyler Pratt 3 H5 6 H8
Tyler Robinson 3 S5 6 S8 2 S1 5 S7 5 S1 2 S4
Walker Welch 5 4 2 9 5 5 H1
Wes Palmer 6 H8 5 H7 7 H9 3 H5 6 H2
Will Heidtke 7 H1 6 H8 2 H4
William Wigstrom Jr. 8 H2 7 H9 3 H5 4 H6 1 H3
Yusuf Ragab 7 S1 10 S2 1 H2 1 H3 2 H4 2 H4
Zach Calin 3 H5 8 H10 5 H7 3 H5

Here are your groups for Sunday! You will be helping for the group directly after you compete unless you are in the last group, where you will help with the first group.

Name 6x6 Helping 6x6 Feet Helping Feet Mega Helping Mega SQ1 Helping SQ1
Alex Gehrmann 1 H3 1 H3
Andrew Tyberg 3 H1 1 H2 2 H4 2 H4
Armaan Jain 3 H1
Ben Haberman 4 H2 3 H1
Ben Kraus 4 H2
Bodie Zwank 2 H4 1 H3 1 H3
Bradley Sampson 4 H2 1 H2 2 H4
Brody Lassner 1 H3 3 H1 2 H4
Brody Meschke 3 H1
Brody Schoon 1 H2 4 H2
Caden Wiss 1 H3
Cale Schoon 1 S3 2 H1 4 S2 1 S3
Carter Bitz 1 S3 4 H2 2 S4
Carter Kucala 3 H1 2 H1 2 H4 2 S4
Clayton Solberg 1 H3 2 H4
David Kristopher Gensmer 4 H2
David Nguyen 2 S4 4 S2
Evan Klein 2 H4 3 S1 1 S3
Francis Thomas Johnson 3 H1
Gabriel LaForte 2 S4 2 H1 1 H3
Garrett Webster 2 H4 3 S1
Graham Hirman 3 H1 3 H1
Hollund Smith 4 H2
Ian Southa 4 H2 1 H3
Isak Danke 1 H3
Jackson Halko 2 H4 3 H1 2 H4
Jair Sosa 4 H2 3 H1
Jonah Swanson 1 H3
Joseph Ong 4 H2 2 H4 4 H2
Joshua Beck 1 H2
Joshua Feran 3 S1 2 S1 1 S3 4 S2
Kevin Geppert 2 H1 3 H1 1 H3
Kieran Rowe 3 H1 4 H2 2 H4
Kristin Wiley 2 H4 1 H2 1 H3 3 H1
Langston Johnson 2 H4
Matthew Tokheim 1 H3 3 H1
Melissa Su 3 S1 1 S3 4 H2
Nicolas Bell 3 H1 4 H2
Nolan Kohn 1 H3 1 H3
Owen Hjerpe 4 H2 2 H4 1 H3
Rachel Feran 4 S2 1 S2 3 H1
Riley Christopherson 2 H4 4 H2 2 H4
Rithwik Sai Kancherla 1 H3
Ruimin Yan (颜瑞民) 3 H1 2 H1 2 H4 3 H1
Sarah Young 1 H3
Seth Fregien 4 H2
Simon Kellum 1 H3 1 H2 2 S4 3 S1
Stephen Griggs 4 H2 1 H2 2 S4 2 H4
Tristan Hastings 3 H1
Tyler Robinson 4 S2 3 S1 4 S2
Walker Welch 1 H3 2 H1 3 H1 4 H2
Wes Palmer 4 H2
Yusuf Ragab 2 H4 4 H2 1 H3
Zach Calin 1 H3

Thank you to TheCubicle.com for sponsoring this competition! They will provide gift card prizes of $35/$25/$15 for 3x3 and $10/$7/$5 for other events. 5 competitors will be chosen during awards on Saturday for $20 gift cards. You must be present to win, so make sure to stay for awards! Be sure to check them out here!

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).

Cutoff

The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined 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.