Pennsylvania Championship 2022


Date
Jun 17 - 18, 2022
City
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
Venue

Hershey Lodge

Address
325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Details

Red Room

Contact

Pennsylvania Championship 2021 Organizers

Organizers
Graham Lively and Stephen Griggs
WCA Delegates
Corey Sakowski, Dana Yi, Keaton Ellis, and Stephen Griggs
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

Please see the COVID-19 tab for important safety information!

Maximum one spectator per competitor.

We are very excited to announce the inaugural Pennsylvania Championship! Join us for a very sweet weekend of cubing and fun in historic Hershey Pennsylvania.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA regulations
Live results can be found on our WCA Live page, which will be available during the competition.
Before registering, you must read the "Competitor Information" tab. This tab details the responsibilites of all competitors at this competition.

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
50
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

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 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $40 (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 100% 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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Please keep in mind that registrations are approved manually after payment, so your registration may not be approved immediately.
Your registration is not complete until your registration fee has been paid.
All competitiors must read the "Competitor Information" tab.
Any requested changes to registration before registration closes will be honored.

WAITLIST INFORMATION:
If the competitor limit of 200 has been reached, you can still register and pay the registration fee to secure a spot on the waitlist. During the registration period, any competitor can cancel their registration and allow the first person on the waitlist to take their spot. If you find that you cannot make it to the competition after registering, please contact us so that we can maximize attendance.
All registrants still on the waitlist after the registration period will have their registrations deleted, and will be fully refunded.
We may completely close registration if the waitlist becomes very large.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:30.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 5:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:45.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 7:30.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 1:00.00

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Schedule for Friday (June 17, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Setup & Check In
Main Room
From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Room
From 08:45 AM
To 10:15 AM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 10:15 AM
To 11:45 AM
Megaminx Final
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 11:45 AM
To 12:30 PM
Lunch
Main Room
From 12:30 PM
To 01:30 PM
Clock Final
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
From 01:30 PM
To 03:00 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:45.00
From 03:00 PM
To 04:30 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
7:30.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Pyraminx Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
Buffer
Main Room

Schedule for Saturday (June 18, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Check In
Main Room
From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Room
From 08:45 AM
To 10:00 AM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 10:00 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 64 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch
Main Room
From 12:45 PM
To 02:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:15 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 05:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:30.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards
Main Room

Please read this section carefully!

  • A COVID-19 VACCINATION IS NOT SUFFICIENT FOR THIS COMPETITION. YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST TAKEN WITHIN 96 HOURS (4 DAYS) OF THE COMPETITION. The test must be taken at or after 8:00AM ET on Monday June 13th to be valid.Proof of the negative result can be provided electronically in those 96 hours (via a Google form we will send via email) or in person at check in on Friday or Saturday.
  • Competitors may bring at most one guest. No external spectators are allowed, only those coming with a confirmed competitor will be allowed in the venue.
  • Masks are are required at all times and extras will be provided for all attendees along with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.

  • Attendees should maintain a minimum of 3ft from others whenever possible.

  • The organizing team strongly recommends receiving a COVID-19 vaccination before competing. For information on, and finding vaccines near you, please use this website!

  • 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.

  • Competitors are strongly encouraged to bring their own pen for the duration of the competition.

  • The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in Pennsylvania and/or the US gets worse.

  • 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.

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING

For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition.

For All Competitors

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

The Hershey Lodge is located at 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

Travel Options:
Driving: The Hershey Lodge is easily accessible from I-76, I-81, and I-83.

Parking: There is plenty of parking available for free right at the Hershey Lodge.

Plane: The closest airport is Harrisburg International Airport (MDT). It is roughly a 20 minute drive away by car. All transportation options from the airport can be found here

Bus/Train: Greyhound and Megabus both offer service into Harrisburg, from where you can access Hershey by car or public bus.
Amtrak offers service into their station in downtown Harrisburg, which is a short drive from Hershey and a handful of Hershey area hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the Amtrak station! Here some links to that information:
Amtrak | Amtrak - Visit Hershey | Hershey

Hotels: We highly recommend booking your hotel stay directly at our official PA Championship hotel partner, the Hershey Lodge! When you stay at the lodge, you'll be able to take advantage of their prime location (at the venue!) and amazing offerings in service and comfort. To learn about all they have to offer, visit their website or the Official Hotel Rooms tab.

If you do choose to stay elsewhere, there are a handful of other hotels within a short driving distance from the venue. You can get your search started here.

There are several great dining options available inside the Hershey Lodge! These include Hershey Grill, The Bear's Den, Fire & Grain, Cocoa Beanery, Cocoa Cabana, and Revelry
Information on all of these can be found here

There is also a huge variety of other options nearby: Map of options

There is a strict policy, No outside food or drink is allowed into the venue! Thank you for your cooperation.

The Hershey Lodge has kindly provided us with our own block of 25 rooms for $429/night. This is a great opportunity to stay at the venue itself!

To reserve a room for a reduced rate at the Hershey LodgeSM, please follow the directions below to order by phone. Please note that rooms are limited.
To speak to a Reservation Agent, call the Hershey Lodge Reservation office at 844-361-9155, and ask for the room block for the *World Cube Association, *June 17-19, 2022.

Rooms can also be booked through an online portal here: https://reservations.hersheypa.com/HRSApp/HRSHome?groupCode=WORLDCUBE2022L&venue=hersheyLodge

All guests of Hershey Lodge will receive the following:
~ Complimentary self parking
~ Complimentary guest room internet
~ Complimentary admission to Hershey Gardens BRAND NEW $8 million dollar indoor butterfly atrium and The Hershey Story/Museum (Savings of $30 per person)
~ Complimentary round-trip shuttle service to Hershey Gardens, Hershey's Chocolate World, Chocolatetown and Hersheypark (Savings of $18 per vehicle)
~ Sweet Start - Early access into Hersheypark for exclusive ride times
~ Complimentary access to on-site amenities at Hershey Lodge to include 18-hole miniature golf, tennis/basketball and Hershey's Water Works - our brand new 30,000 sq. ft. indoor water complex with game room, food concession area and state of the art fitness center
~ 5 full service on-site dining options
~ A full size "Welcome to Hershey" chocolate bar upon arrival
~ NO RESORT FEES

Logos courtesy of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company.
Hershey Lodge is a trademark used with permission.

Discounted HersheyPark tickets to be used at anytime over the weekend of the competition can be purchased from the link below. Tickets must be preordered and paid for in advance through Paypal. The Google form linked below does not obligate you to purchase tickets - we will be sending an email closer to the date of the competition with regards to final purchases. You will pay for the tickets through PayPal. Tickets will be distributed at the registration table on June 17th and 18th. Anyone wishing to receive their ticket prior to this date should contact Katharine Lively at livelykatharine@yahoo.com . Discounted tickets purchased by April 27th are $33.95. After that, discounted tickets are $42.95; a great savings either way!

To summarize the process:
1. Fill out the Google form to send us your ticket order.
2. We will send you an email closer to the date of the competition verifying your wish to purchase tickets.
3. We will request payment.
4. You will pay us through Paypal.
5. We will purchase your tickets and you will receive them at the registration table.

This is a great opportunity to visit the park with your friends and family after the competition and continue your weekend of fun in Hershey!

Google form is linked here.

You can apply to be a staff member at this competition!

If you are a hard worker and want to help us run a successful and memorable competition for everyone, we would love to have your help!

Staff will be limited to around 20 members. You will be contacted with staff decisions before the competition.

Tentative benefits provided to staff members:
Refunded registration fee after the competition and an evaluation of your staffing performance
Free lunch on Friday and Saturday
Free tickets to HersheyPark on Sunday

Please apply to be a staff member here: Staff Application

This competition is being sponsored by TheCubicle!

Many thanks to them for generously being a proud sponsor of the 2022 Pennsylvania Championship!
TheCubicle will be providing prizes for podium finishers in all events.
Vending details TBD...

Check them out by clicking on the logo!

TheCubicle

Live results will be available on WCA Live during and after the competition.
This page will be updated as the competition draws closer.

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).

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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