Northwest Championships 2017


Date
Aug 11 - 13, 2017
City
Portland, Oregon, United States
Venue

Holiday Inn Portland Airport

Address
8439 NE Columbia Boulevard
Details

Falls Ballroom

Website
Northwest Championships 2017 website
Organizers
Amy Tycksen, Chris Brotzman, Kit Clement, Lauren Clement, Maeve Connors, and Matthew Dickman
WCA Delegates
Chris Brotzman and Kit Clement
Contact
Entry Fee
$45
Information

Northwest Championships 2017 will have a competitor limit of 225 people. Competitors must register online by July 15th and pay online in order to reserve their spot in the competition.

Northwest Championships 2017 is open to all competitors in the USA and the world, and prizes will be given to the top competitors. Residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Alaska are also eligible to win the title of Northwest Champion.

Events

August 11-13, 2017

Location:
Holiday Inn Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Boulevard
Portland, OR, 97232

Registration Fee:
There is a $45 registration fee for the event, payable through the WCA Stripe payment system. Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list.  

There is a 225 competitor limit to the competition. Please register as soon as possible if you plan on coming! Registration closes at the end of the day on July 15th PDT. We will grant 50% refunds to those who let us know before July 15th, but no refunds are granted after that date.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

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Event Format Cutoff Time Limit # to Round 2 # to Round 3
3x3x3 Average of 5 None 10:00 80 12
2x2x2 Average of 5 None 10:00 80 12
4x4x4 Average of 5 1:10 4:00 12
5x5x5 Average of 5 2:00 5:00 12
6x6x6 Mean of 3 4:30 10:00 12
7x7x7 Mean of 3 6:30 10:00 12
3x3x3 Blindfolded Best of 3 None 10:00 (20:00 combined limit) 12
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Mean of 3 None 1 hour (80 moves)
3x3x3 One-Handed Average of 5 0:45 3:00 12
Megaminx Average of 5 2:30 5:00
Pyraminx Average of 5 0:30 1:30 12
Skewb Average of 5 0:30 1:30 12
Square-1 Average of 5 0:40 2:00 12
4x4x4 Blindfolded Best of 3 1:00:00 combined limit
5x5x5 Blindfolded Best of 3 1:20:00 combined limit
3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded Best of 1 WCA limits

Please note that all times on the schedule are subject to change based on registration totals and availability of staff.

Friday

Time Stage 1 Stage 2 Side Room
2:00 Staff Competition
2:15
2:30
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30
3:45
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45
5:00
5:15
5:30
5:45
6:00
6:15
6:30 Setup Setup
6:45
7:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 1
7:15
7:30
7:45

Saturday

Time Stage 1 Stage 2 Side Room
9:00 4x4x4 Round 1 3x3x3 One-Handed Round 1 3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded
9:15
9:30
9:45
10:00
10:15
10:30 Pyraminx Round 1
10:45 Square-1 Round 1
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00
12:15
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:45
1:00
1:15
1:30 Megaminx Round 1 2x2x2 Round 1 4x4x4 Blindfolded
1:45
2:00
2:15
2:30 3x3x3 Round 1
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30 Skewb Round 1
3:45
4:00
4:15
4:30
4:45
5:00 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1
5:15
5:30
5:45
6:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 2
6:15
6:30
6:45

Sunday

Time Stage 1 Stage 2 Side Room
8:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 3
8:15
8:30
8:45
9:00 6x6x6 Round 1 3x3x3 Round 2 5x5x5 Blindfolded
9:15
9:30
9:45
10:00 2x2x2 Round 2
10:15
10:30 7x7x7 Round 1
10:45
11:00 5x5x5 Round 1
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00 Skewb Final
12:15
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:45
1:00
1:15
1:30 Square-1 Final
1:45
2:00 6x6x6 Final
2:15
2:30 7x7x7 Final
2:45
3:00 4x4x4 Final
3:15 5x5x5 Final
3:30
3:45 Pyraminx Final
4:00 3x3x3 One-Handed Final
4:15 2x2x2 Final
4:30 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
4:45 3x3x3 Finals
5:00
5:15
5:30
5:45
6:00 Awards
6:15
6:30
6:45

Northwest Championships 2017 will be at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport in Portland, Oregon, which is conveniently located close to the Portland International Airport and a short drive or train ride to downtown Portland.

Hotel Information

You can now book your rooms using the link here, or using the group code "RCR" through their website! Be sure to book well in advance to ensure you will have a room for the competition. This booking code allows for free cancellations, so you can book without fear of losing your money in the event you cannot make it.

By Plane

When arriving at Portland International Airport (PDX), competitors and guests staying at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport are offered a free shuttle ride to and from the hotel. Simply call the hotel front desk (503-256-5000) upon arriving, and a shuttle will arrive at the airport to pick you up.

By Car

Holiday Inn Portland Airport is located near I-205. When traveling either from the north or south on I-205, take the exit for Columbia Boulevard to access the hotel. Those traveling east or west along I-84 can exit to I-205 north and find the same exit to get to the hotel. There is plentiful parking at the hotel, which is available even if you are not staying at the hotel.

By Transit

The closest light rail station to the Holiday Inn Portland Airport is the Parkrose Transit Center, on the MAX Red Line. The hotel is about a 15-20 minute walk (1.0 mi) from this stop.

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle.us! They will be on-side providing vending services throughout Saturday and Sunday of the competition. Big thanks for all of the support they have given us for this competition.

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The Cubicle will be generously offering cash prizes to all that make podium at this event. The following below details the cash prizes given out for each event.

3x3x3
1st: $150
2nd: $75
3rd: $35

2x2x2, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 3x3x3 One-Handed, 3x3x3 Blindfolded, and Overall Ranking
1st: $50
2nd: $25
3rd: $15

All Other Events
1st: $25
2nd: $15
3rd: $10

This competition will award the title of Northwest Champion to the competitor who has the highest place in the final round of each event. Residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Alaska are eligible to win the title of Northwest Champion.

To be eligible to win these titles, you must claim your residency in one of these states before August 1st. To do this, you must provide proof of one of the following:

  1. The competitor's driver's license, passport, or state ID from an eligible state. (This option required for competitors 18 and older as of 4/1/17.)
  2. A current (2016-17) school ID with parent/guardian's driver's license, passport, or state ID from an eligible state.

Please email clear scans/pictures of the necessary information to Matthew Dickman and we will confirm with you that you are placed on the eligibility list for Northwest Champion titles.

Any competitor found to be falsifying this information to become eligible for a title may be barred from earning future regional titles.