Pikes Peak Big and Blind 2020


Date
Apr 25, 2020
City
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Venue

Discovery Canyon Campus

Address
1810 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA
Details

PK-8 Cafeteria. Park near and enter through the PK-5 Entrance and follow signs. Same venue as past 3 COS competitions.

Organizers
Sam Koch, Tristan Steeves, and Zachary Miller
WCA Delegate
Jae Park
Contact

Organizers

Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

This competition does not feature 3x3, and thus is NOT recommended for first timers and newer returners. If you would like to compete in 3x3, please consider
registering for Northern Colorado Spring 2020, and future competitions in Colorado.

Spectators and guests are welcome but will need to be silent for long periods of time during blindfolded events.

Please note that this competition can only accommodate 65 competitors. Be sure to register early to guarantee a spot in the competition!

Events
Number of times bookmarked
26
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 65 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.
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Adding/Dropping Events

Competitors may request (by email ) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
Competitors may request (by email ) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!

Waitlist Policies

If registration fills up, we will place competitors on a waitlist. In order to get on the waitlist, you must register and pay. You are not on the waitlist until you pay the registration fee. If you do not make it off of the waitlist, you will be fully refunded. If a competitor drops out, the first person on the waitlist will replace them. People can be replaced up until April 20th, 2020, 5:00 PM MST. No competitors will be added on the day of the competition.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 5:30.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Final Mo3 5:30.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 6:30.00 1 attempt to get < 5:15.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Final Mo3 6:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo2 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (April 25, 2020)

From 08:00 AM
To 09:00 AM
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:30.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:15.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 09:00 AM
To 10:45 AM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Side Stage
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
From 09:00 AM
To 10:45 AM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Side Stage
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
From 09:45 AM
To 10:45 AM
Submission for Multi-Blind
Side Stage
From 10:45 AM
To 11:50 AM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Side Stage
Format
Bo2
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 11:50 AM
To 12:30 PM
Lunch
Main Stage
From 12:30 PM
To 01:40 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 12:40 PM
To 01:40 PM
Submission for Multiblind
Side Stage
From 01:40 PM
To 02:45 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 2)
Side Stage
Format
Bo2
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 02:45 PM
To 03:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Main Stage
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 04:20 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined First round
Main Stage
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
5:30.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 04:20 PM
To 04:35 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Main Stage
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:35 PM
To 05:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Mo3
Time limit
6:30.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:20 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Mo3
Time limit
5:30.00
From 05:20 PM
To 05:40 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Main Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00

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Travel

By Car

Discovery Canyon High School is around an hour away from both Downtown Denver and Pueblo, and is easily accessible off of I-25 by taking exit 156, North Gate Blvd, and heading east. Please park in the parking lot, preferably the western lot if possible, and enter through the PK-5 entrance.

By Air

The nearest airport to the venue is Colorado Springs Airport (COS), which is a 35 minutes away to the south. This airport offers flights to and from many large cities. As well, Denver International Airport (DIA) is an hour and 15 minutes away to the north.

Food

There are a multitude of restaurants around a 3-5 minute drive from the venue. The closest of these is Subway, which is 3 minutes to the east of the venue, and Domino's Pizza, which is 3 minutes to the west.

Lodging

The nearest hotel to the venue is My Place Hotel, a 6 minute drive from the venue. There are many more hotels that are a few more minutes away from the venue.

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.

You will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition due to the low amount of competitors expected. You will most likely have to help in events you are not competing in, including but not limited to helping with judging and scrambling big blindfolded events.

A brief judging tutorial will be given before the start of 4BLD/5BLD on how to judge blindfolded events.

We will need help judging for the second/final rounds of events as we can not assign staff for those in advance. Parents and guests are encouraged to learn how to judge; you do not need to know how to cube in order to be a great judge. Having enough judges ensures that we stay on schedule and are able to leave on time.

Registering for this competition means you agree to all the above and will help out during the competition.

This event is open to cubers of any age and experience. For those of you new to cubing, welcome! We just ask that you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here.

Below we have put a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what a first timer will need to know, but they should still be familiar with all the regulations.

FAQ:
Q: Are there any restrictions on competing?
A: Nope! Anyone of any skill can compete in this competition, including first-timers. As long as you know how to solve the cube, go ahead and sign up!

Q: Do spectators have to pay?
A: No! All spectators are let into building for free.

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: Yes! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to wca.link/live to find information about current events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: When you register, make sure you have paid the registration fee. Afterwards, your registration must then be manually accepted, so please wait at least 24 hours before contacting us. You should receive an email when your registration is accepted.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?
A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can cube!

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: No! All competitors are on an equal playing field.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us by using the contact links on the general info page!

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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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline 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.