Pioneer Valley Cubing B 2023


Date
Jan 22, 2023
City
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Venue

Amherst Regional High School

Address
21 Matoon St, Amherst, MA 01002
Details

Cafeteria

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
Cube New England, Elijah Rain Phelps, and Levi Gibson
WCA Delegate
Tim Reynolds
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Information

This is a series competition with Pioneer Valley Cubing A 2023. You may only register for and compete in one of the two competitions. If you have already registered (with payment) for Pioneer Valley Cubing A 2023, your registration for this competition will be rejected.

Competitors may bring only 2 guests to the competition due to covid safety. Please select 0 to 2 guests when registering for this competition.

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
42
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.
This competition is part of the Pioneer Valley Cubing 2023 Competition Series. Other competitions in this Series are: Note: You can submit a registration for all competitions in a Series, but only one of those registrations can be confirmed and accepted. You will only be allowed to compete in one of the Series competitions!
There is a competitor limit of 150 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 50% 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 on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Competitors may bring only 2 guests to the competition due to covid safety. Please select 0-2 guests when registering for this competition.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 60 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo2 / Mo3 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Mo3 5:00.00
7x7x7 Cube First round Bo2 / Mo3 7:00.00 2 attempts to get < 5:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00

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Schedule for Sunday (January 22, 2023)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Registration
Cafeteria
From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Cafeteria
From 08:45 AM
To 09:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 10:45 AM
Square-1 First round
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 60 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 01:00 PM
6x6x6 Cube First round
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Mo3
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 3:30.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 01:45 PM
Lunch
Cafeteria
From 01:45 PM
To 02:45 PM
7x7x7 Cube First round
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Mo3
Time limit
7:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 5:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Cafeteria
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:20 PM
Square-1 Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 05:20 PM
To 05:40 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Mo3
Time limit
5:00.00
From 05:40 PM
To 06:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube
Cafeteria
From 06:15 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards
Cafeteria

All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof of at least one of the following two requirements to be allowed in the venue:

1) They are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To clarify, an individual is only considered fully vaccinated if they have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) along with their booster shot, or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) along with their booster shot more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after August 17 is insufficient for entrance to the competition.

OR

2) They tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours (4 days) of the competition. The date when the test is conducted is what matters, not the date when the results are received. Any test conducted later than Tuesday, September 6th is insufficient for entrance to the competition. RAPID tests are permitted either with a dated photo, or the physical test.
Along with a full vaccination or negative test document, a valid ID must be shown and checked at the registration desk on the day of the competition. Any proof sent electronically to the organizers and/or delegates prior to the competition will not be accepted.

Competitors may bring at most one guest.

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 10 days prior to the competition, do not attend.

The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in Massachusetts 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.

Groups and live results will be posted in this tab closer to the date of the competition.

For First-Time Competitors

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

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:

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If you have any questions at the competition, talk to one of our staff members. If you have questions before the competition, contact us.

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.

This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle!
They will be providing prizes in the form of gift cards for all of the podium placers. Huge thank you to them!

Additionally, custom trophies will be givent to the people who podium.

Award Amounts:
3x3 Podium:
1st: $20
2nd: $15
3rd: $10

Other podiums:
1st: $10
2nd: $7
3rd: $5

Since the competition is located in downtown Amherst, there are many restaurants within walking distance of the venue.

We strongly recommend taking a look at this website to find great food options that are close to the venue

If you would like to apply to be staff at this competition, please fill out this application: http://cubenewengland.com/staff
To be staff you must have competed in a competition before.
Staff get refunded registration and free lunch.
Staff can compete in either competition: if you register for Pioneer Valley Cubing B, you can staff either A or B.

Parking:
There is free parking at the venue.

Hotels
There are some nearby hotels that we recommend listed here.

Flights
The nearest airports to this competition are Bradley airport (~50 min), Worcester airport (~1.5 hours) and Boston Logan airport (~2 hours).

This competition is organized by Cube New England, a group dedicated to growing the speedcubing community in New England, USA.

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The waiting list: is for those who sign up for the competition when registration is filled up. In the interest of being transparent, we have transcribed the contents of the waiting list with viewing instructions onto this document for those currently on the waitlist and those considering joining the waiting list. The document will be updated periodically when people are removed from the waiting list.

If you are not removed from the waitling list and admitted into the competition, you will be refunded.

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 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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