219 Dwinelle Hall
Direct any questions about this competition to Graham Siggins.
UC Berkeley presents a quiet events competition on campus to close out 2018!
Online registration opened and will close .
|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|
|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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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.
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.
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.
The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined round (see Regulation 9g).
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.