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 Delegate
Walker Welch
Contact
cjkucala@gmail.com, walkerewelch@gmail.com
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
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 130 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (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 a 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Please be patient with registrations because they are approved manually. If your registration isn't appoved within 48 hours, contact us on the main page of the website to see what the problem is.

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
Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
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
Average of 5
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
Average of 5
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
Best of 3
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
Average of 5
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
Average of 5
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
Best of 2 / Average of 5
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
Average of 5
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
Best of 2 / Average of 5
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
Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
Skewb Final
Grand Room
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Grand Room
Format
Average of 5
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
Best of 2 / Average of 5
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
Best of 1 / Mean of 3
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
Best of 2 / Average of 5
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
Best of 3
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
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 01:30 PM
To 01:45 PM
Square-1 Combined Final
Grand Room
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 01:45 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Grand Room
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
From 03:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Grand Room
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
From 04:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Grand Room
Format
Mean of 3
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 (Edit this) 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!

Groups will be added as the competition approaches. Check back within a week of the competition.

This will be updated as the competition approaches! Check back later.

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.