North Star Cubing Challenge 2023


Date
Jan 21 - 22, 2023
City
New Brighton, Minnesota, United States
Venue

New Brighton Community Center

Address
400 10th Street NW New Brighton, MN 55112
Details

Saturday: Community Room A/B. Sunday: Room 224

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

For 3x3 Fewest Moves, there is a competitor limit of 36 on a first come, first serve basis.

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Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
30
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 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 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.


Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
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
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 5:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Mo3 7:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 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 21, 2023)

From 08:40 AM
To 09:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Saturday: Community Room A/B
From 09:00 AM
To 10:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Saturday: Community Room A/B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 36 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 12:00 PM
Pyraminx First round
Saturday: Community Room A/B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 12:50 PM
Lunch
Saturday: Community Room A/B
From 12:50 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Saturday: Community Room A/B
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:20 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Saturday: Community Room A/B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:20 PM
To 04:20 PM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Saturday: Community Room A/B
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 04:20 PM
To 04:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Saturday: Community Room A/B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:50 PM
To 05:10 PM
Pyraminx Final
Saturday: Community Room A/B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Saturday: Community Room A/B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:50 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Saturday: Community Room A/B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:50 PM
To 06:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Saturday: Community Room A/B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:10 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards
Saturday: Community Room A/B

Schedule for Sunday (January 22, 2023)

From 08:10 AM
To 09:30 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Sunday: Room 224
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Sunday: Room 224
Format
Bo3
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
From 10:30 AM
To 11:40 AM
7x7x7 Cube First round
Sunday: Room 224
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
7:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 11:40 AM
To 12:10 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Sunday: Room 224
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 12:10 PM
To 12:50 PM
Lunch
Sunday: Room 224
From 12:50 PM
To 01:50 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Sunday: Room 224
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 01:50 PM
To 02:10 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Sunday: Room 224
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 02:10 PM
To 02:30 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Sunday: Room 224
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 02:30 PM
To 02:55 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Sunday: Room 224
Format
Mo3
Time limit
7:00.00
From 02:55 PM
To 04:10 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Sunday: Room 224
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 04:10 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Sunday: Room 224
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 05:30 PM
To 05:50 PM
Awards
Sunday: Room 224

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.

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.

  • Masks are optional, but encouraged
  • 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 progresses.

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

For each event, competitors are called to compete one group at a time. To facilitate this, all competitors will be assigned to a specific group for each event. Judging, running, and scrambling assignments for helping out at the competition are also listed for each competitor.

The competitor cards will also be available on a lanyard for each competitor at registration the morning of the competition. All competitors will be required to wear their lanyards throughout the day of the competition.

Group assignments will be announced closer to the competition date.

Live results will be available here during the event.

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.

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