Please Be Quiet Berkeley 2018


Date
Dec 1 - 2, 2018
City
Berkeley, California, United States
Venue

219 Dwinelle Hall

Address
University of California, Berkeley, 219 Dwinelle Hall, South Dr Berkeley, CA 94720
Organizer
Graham Siggins
WCA Delegate
Kevin Matthews
Contact

Direct any questions about this competition to Graham Siggins.

Information

UC Berkeley presents a quiet events competition on campus to close out 2018!

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 30 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (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.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 5:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round Mo3 1 hour Top 75% advance to next round
Final Mo3 1 hour
5x5x5 Blindfolded First round Bo3 1:30:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo3 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (December 01, 2018)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Setup/Submit cubes for MBLD attempt #1
Dwinelle 219
From 08:30 AM
To 09:45 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round (Attempt 1)
Dwinelle 219
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 11:00 AM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Dwinelle 219
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 11:00 AM
To 11:45 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Dwinelle 219
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch R1
Dwinelle 219
From 12:45 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round (Attempt 2)
Dwinelle 219
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:45 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded First round
Dwinelle 219
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
1:30:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 2)
Dwinelle 219
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round (Attempt 3)
Dwinelle 219
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round

Schedule for Sunday (December 02, 2018)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Setup
Dwinelle 219
From 08:30 AM
To 09:45 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Dwinelle 219
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:45 AM
To 10:35 AM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Dwinelle 219
Format
Best of 1 / Mean of 3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 10:35 AM
To 11:50 AM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 3)
Dwinelle 219
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 11:50 AM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch Final
Dwinelle 219
From 12:45 PM
To 01:30 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round
Dwinelle 219
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 01:30 PM
To 02:45 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Dwinelle 219
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
From 02:45 PM
To 04:00 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Dwinelle 219
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:00 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Dwinelle 219
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
5:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Dwinelle 219
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
From 06:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
Awards/Clean-up
Dwinelle 219

This event will be held on the UC Berkeley campus. It is generally difficult to find parking in Berkeley, so public transport is the best option. The west end of campus is not far from the downtown Berkeley BART stop.

Arriving by plane:
The nearest airport is Oakland International (OAK), about 30 minutes away from campus by car or plan for an hour and a half by public transport. Uber can be a good choice from the airport.

By car:
As mentioned, parking is pretty difficult to find in Berkeley. The easist place to park is Underhill Parking Structure, around 3 blocks away from main campus. Parking on the street is occasionally available, but it is not reccomeneded that you bank on this option.

By public transport:
If coming by BART, get off at the Downtown Berkeley station, then follow Center Street until you arrive at the university. If you are considering taking the AC transit or other bus option, get off at the Bancroft and Telegraph stop and you're already on campus.

Food:
Lunch will not be provided at this competition, however there are several options nearby and everybody should have ample time to retreive food for themselves. If you would prefer to have extra time during lunch to practice, we recommend packing a lunch prior to the competition and bringing it from home.

To new competitors or those of you who have no knowledge of blindfolded events/fewest moves challenge:

This competition will have only one "normal" event! The only event at this competition where you are permitted to solve a puzzle with your eyes opened will be 6x6x6 Cube. You are also allowed to solve cubes with your eyes in Fewest Moves Challenge, but the end goal of this event makes it very different from the more common WCA events. The one thing these events (except for 6x6) all have in common: everybody is required to stay very quiet while anybody else is competing (hence the competition name).
If it is your first time competing in Fewest Moves or any blindfolded event, please make sure you are familiar with the WCA regulations regarding these events before the day of the competition. The regulations can be found below:

Blind solving: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/#article-B-blindfolded
Fewest Moves solving: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/#article-E-fewest-moves

If you don't want to compete in any of these events but would still like to come and watch, that is totally fine, as long as you make sure to remain quiet out of respect for the competitors. Any noise or distractions can ruin an attempt for someone, so anybody causing major disruptions during Fewest Moves or any of the blindfolded events will be asked to leave.

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.