North Star Cubing Challenge 2022


Date
Feb 5 - 6, 2022
City
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Venue

Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center

Address
5600 85th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Details

Grand Room

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
Carter Kucala and Lisa Kucala
WCA Delegate
Walker Welch
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

EVERYONE MUST READ AND FOLLOW THE COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCAL TAB

We also have two local Facebook groups for our Cubing Area. Feel free to join the Minnesota Cubing Community and Iowa Cubing for information and announcements on upcoming competitions.

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
37
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

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 120 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 95% 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.


You must read the information on the "COVID-19 Safety Protocol" tab before registering!

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 48 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 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative *

You are viewing the schedule for the venue Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center.
The schedule is displayed in the timezone America/Chicago.

Display the schedule as:
ALL

Schedule for Saturday (February 05, 2022)

From 07:30 AM
To 08:20 AM
Registration
Grand Room
From 08:20 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Grand Room
From 08:45 AM
To 10:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 12:15 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Grand Room
From 01:00 PM
To 01:50 PM
Square-1 First round
Grand Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:50 PM
To 03:00 PM
Skewb First round
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Grand Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Grand Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 05:30 PM
To 06:45 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Grand Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour

Schedule for Sunday (February 06, 2022)

From 08:15 AM
To 09:30 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Grand Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:30 AM
To 10:20 AM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 10:20 AM
To 11:05 AM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:05 AM
To 11:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:45 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
From 12:45 PM
To 01:20 PM
Lunch
Grand Room
From 01:20 PM
To 02:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
From 02:30 PM
To 03:20 PM
Megaminx Final
Grand Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 03:20 PM
To 03:40 PM
Square-1 Final
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 03:40 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:20 PM
Skewb Final
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:20 PM
To 04:40 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:40 PM
To 05:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Grand Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:45 PM
Awards/Cleanup
Grand Room

By registering for this competition, you agree that you understand all the information presented in this tab, will abide by all the COVID-19 restrictions placed on this competition, and acknowledge the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other disease in attending an event of this scale.

Venue entrance policy:
- Competitors may bring at most one guest. This will be checked at the entrance of the competition.
- All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof of at least one of the following two requirements to be allowed in the venue:
1) They are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To clarify, an individual is only considered fully vaccinated if they have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
OR
2) They tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours (4 days) of the competition. The date when the test is conducted is what matters, not the date when the results are received. Any test conducted earlier than Tuesday, February 1st is insufficient for entrance to the competition. At home tests are NOT sufficient for entrance.

Other COVID-19 related rules:
- Masks are mandatory and will be provided for all attendees along with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.
- Attendees should maintain a minimum of 3ft from others whenever possible.
- If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. do not attend this competition.
- If you have had a positive COVID-19 test or prolonged exposure to someone with the virus within 14 days prior to the competition, do not attend.
- The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in Minnesota and/or the US gets worse.
- Though there will be stopwatches provided for judges at every solving station, if one is more comfortable using the online tool on cubing.net made by Lucas Garron, that is fine as well. This tool is used as a stopwatch on ones phone via a web browser.

Note: The COVID safety restrictions may change if cases increase or decrease in Minnesota and/or the US.

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.

New Competitors:

-Before the competition, watch this great video made by WCA Senior Delegate Kit Clement with the basics of how it all works.
-Also check out this written tutorial on the WCA website to learn about the procedures for competing and judging.
-We encourage first time competitors to test out the timing equipment before your first attempt! Feel free to ask a staff member how competing works.
-The competitors will be split up into groups for competing. You will be assigned a group, which you can find on the Groups Tab.
-On the day of the competition when your group number is called you bring your puzzle up and put it on a scorecard with your name on it and wait in the competitor waiting area until your name is called.
-It's a good idea to arrive before the scheduled time for your event because if you are not there for the last call you might not be allowed to compete.
-Read the "All Competitors" information below.

All Competitors:

-Be familiar with the WCA Regulations!
-We are going to need all the help we can get from volunteers throughout the day to make the competition run well. You may judge in any group that you aren't competing during, in addition to your assigned judging!
-Information about assigned judging will be available around the room; you will be assigned one group of helping for each event you are competing in.
-Parents and spectators are welcome to judge too, it's a great way to have a new experience and be more involved with the event, other than competing!
-If you do not know how to judge all of the staff members are more than happy to teach you.
-Flash photography is NOT allowed because it is very distracting to people while they are solving.
-You must NOT talk about the scrambles of an event while it is still in progress (2g3).
-Make sure all screens of any cameras or phones you have on the table are facing away from you and do not touch them during the attempt, otherwise this will result in a DNF (2i2).
-Please treat the venue with respect, pick up any trash, keep track of your puzzles, and respect other people's puzzles.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3 Speedsolving 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.

Schedule Changes and Rounds:

-Be aware of regulation A1a3: if we are lacking volunteers or the competition begins to fall behind schedule, we reserve the right to make the limits stricter as needed. We don't want that to happen, so please consider helping out when you aren't competing!
-In regards to later rounds, be aware of regulation 9p3. If you won't be present for a further round you made it to please let us know so we can drop you and move someone else into the round; similarly, if you aren't present when the further round begins we may assume that to be your withdrawal and drop you so the next competitor in the rankings can compete.

The waitlist for this competition has filled up and registration is now closed

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

The competitor limit for this competition is 120.
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 cost of $25.00. (The registration cost is the same, regardless of how many events are selected.)
Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE: If you paid but don't see your name on the registration list within 48 hours of payment (assuming 120 competitors aren't on the competitor list already), please email the organizers. Organizers still have to manually move competitors to the approved competitor list following payment.

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."

Withdrawing Registration

Registering and paying demonstrates your commitment to attend the competition. However, if you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us via email.

Refunds

If you withdraw your registration before registration closes (Friday, January 28th, 2022, 11:59 PM CST), you are eligible for a refund for 95% of your registration cost. After this date, no refund requests will be honored.

There will be no refunds issued after this date. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Any requested changes to registration before registration closes will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us so that we can assist you.

Competitors MUST* register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.*

Waitlist Information

We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. Once the 120th competitor has paid, we will not close registration until Friday, January 28th, 2022, 11:59 PM CST. To secure a place on the waitlist once 120 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before this time, you will be notified if you are the next competitor 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.

Live results will be available at this link during the event:

https://live.worldcubeassociation.org/

Competitor groups will be added after registration closes and prior to the competition start.

Sponsors:

1. TheCubicle!
2. Cool Cube Merch - a new cubing merchandise online superstore!

The Cubicle will provide gift cards to podium winners, and Cool Cube Merch will be providing gift card prizes for some random drawings at the end of the competition!

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 cutoff 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.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.