Northside Cube Days 2020


Date
Jan 11 - 12, 2020
City
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Venue

Northside Christian College

Address
151 Flockton St, Everton Park, QLD
Details

College Hall

Organizers
Ming Dao Ting and Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
Edward Hollingdale and Nathan Seeto
Contact

Speedcubing Australia

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Information

Northside Christian College is proud to host NCD20, this time over two days and featuring two fun unofficial events! Please see the Team Blind / Mirror Blocks Sign Up & Instructions tab for details. Hope to see you there!

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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 $20 (Australian Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded a 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Northside Cube Days 2020 is submitted and pending approval”. This does NOT mean that you are on the registration list. Competitors will not be approved until payment has been made. Please ensure you have paid the registration fees via Stripe on the register page. Your registration will not be processed until you have paid the registration fees.

Once the competitor limit has filled new registrations will be added to a waitlist to be sorted in the order of payment. Waitlisted competitors will only be accepted provided one of the accepted competitors withdraws from the competition by emailing the organisation team at support@speedcubing.org.au. All competitors still on the waiting list after the 2nd of January will be removed.

To receive a refund you must email the organisational team at support@speedcubing.org.au before the 2nd of January. Refunds will not be issued after this date for any reason.

All registration fees include GST.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 60 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Semi Final Ao5 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo2 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (January 11, 2020)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
Registration
College Hall
From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
College Hall
From 09:15 AM
To 10:15 AM
Skewb First round
College Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 10:15 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
College Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 60 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:30 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
College Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:30 PM
Lunch
College Hall
From 12:50 PM
To 01:30 PM
Mirror Blocks
College Hall
From 01:30 PM
To 02:15 PM
Team Blindfolded
College Hall
From 02:15 PM
To 03:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
College Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 03:15 PM
Cube Submission for Multi-blind
Classroom SC3
From 03:15 PM
To 04:15 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
College Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 04:15 PM
To 05:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
College Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 40 advance to next round
From 05:15 PM
To 06:30 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Classroom SC3
Format
Bo2
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

Schedule for Sunday (January 12, 2020)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:45 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
College Hall
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:45 AM
To 11:00 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
College Hall
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 11:00 AM
To 11:15 AM
Cube Submission for Multi-blind
Classroom SC3
From 11:15 AM
To 12:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
College Hall
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 12:30 PM
To 01:45 PM
Lunch
College Hall
From 12:30 PM
To 01:45 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 2)
Classroom SC3
Format
Bo2
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 01:45 PM
To 02:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Semi Final
College Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 02:15 PM
To 03:00 PM
Megaminx Combined Final
College Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 03:00 PM
To 03:45 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
College Hall
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:30 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
College Hall
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
Skewb Final
College Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:05 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
College Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:05 PM
To 05:20 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
College Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 05:20 PM
To 05:35 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
College Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:35 PM
To 05:45 PM
Awards
College Hall

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration at around 8:45 am. You should be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled. Please note the schedule is subject to change on the day.

Q. How old do I have to be to compete?
Anyone can compete at any age! We encourage anyone considering to compete to register as it will be a great experience regardless of age.

Q. How fast do I have to be to compete?
To compete you only need to know how to solve the cube! Please check the events tab for information in time limits for each event.

Q. What do I need to know before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations . We also recommend that you watch this helpful competitor guide and read this competition tutorial. You should also know when your events are scheduled throughout the day.

Q. How do I find out if I've progressed to the second round?
Times will be uploaded through the day. Please allow up to an hour from finishing your solves to them being uploaded. After all the times of a round has been entered, you can see if you are in the following round.

Q. Who can I ask for help on the day?
Your Delegates for this competition are Edward Hollingdale and Nathan Seeto, feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.

Q. Can I help on the day?
Of course! Throughout the day we will need judges and runners so please see our Delegates to ask how you can best assist.

Q. How do I find out about other upcoming competitions in Australia?
You can find out about upcoming competitions in Australia by signing up to the Speedcubing Australia mailing list.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
We can be reached at support@speedcubing.org.au.

Northside Christian College shares a campus with Nexus Church, and there is ample parking on site. The best place to park is Car Park 3 or 4, as shown on the map below.

The College Hall is located directly across from the foyer of Nexus Church. Entry is from the carpark side.

There are also several restaurants and shops at Northwest Plaza, 500m down the road on Flockton Street, including Pizza Hut, Subway and Coffee Club.

College Hall Map

College Hall

There will be two optional unofficial events at this comp for a bit of fun and something different! Of course, neither of these events will be recorded in your WCA profile, and although there will be healthy competition, the main purpose is to have fun and do something new.

IMPORTANT: To sign up for Team Blind and/or the 3x3 Mirror Block events, please complete this form https://forms.gle/enKun39bGYvR6bJj7

3x3 Mirror Block Guidelines

  • The event will run similar to regular WCA regulations, with a 15 second inspection and the usual penalties
  • Competitors will need to provide their own puzzle, as usual. The 3x3 mirror block must be in a single colour (usually silver/gold).
  • The time limit is 2:00 and the format is BO3 (best of 3 solves)
  • This event is limited to the first 30 people who sign up

Team Blind Guidelines
Team Blindfolded is an event where a team of two competitors cooperatively solve the 3x3 cube. One competitor, the "caller," communicates what moves to do to the other competitor, the "solver," who performs the moves.

  • This event is limited to the first 24 people who sign up
  • If you wish, you can nominate who you would like to be paired with using the form above, but the final say will be up to the organisers.
  • The time limit is 4:00 and the format is BO3 (best of 3 solves)
  • The caller and solver are permitted to swap roles between solves if they wish.

Instructions for Team Blind
We will follow the WCA Regulations as best as possible. The relevant changes are:

Starting/Stopping the solve
1. The solver must have a blindfold on before the inspection period begins.
2. The competitors will be given the usual 15 seconds of inspection with warnings at 8 and 12. Both members can touch the cube during this time and both competitors can communicate
3. Only the solver may start/stop the timer.

During the solve
1. Unlike blindfold solving, no paper will be placed between the solver and the cube. Because of this, the solver should place the cube so that the blindfold is clearly obstructing the line of sight, but this will not be enforced. Competitors who violate this rule and peek out from the blindfold will be disqualified, as expected.
2. Both competitors may talk to each other (and the judge) during the solve, but not to anyone else.
3. At no point during the solve can the caller touch the cube.
4. Please speak at a reasonable volume during the solve and try not to eavesdrop on other pairs!

Once again, the purpose of these events is to have a bit of fun so we hope that people will have a fair and positive attitude and not take it too seriously :)

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.