Pittsburgh Fall 2019


Date
Dec 7 - 8, 2019
City
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Venue

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Address
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Details

Meeting Rooms 303-305

Organizers
Evan Liu and Stephen Griggs
WCA Delegate
Evan Liu
Contact

Evan Liu, Stephen Griggs

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Information

Day 1 Events: 3x3x3 Cube, 4x4x4 Cube, 5x5x5 Cube, 7x7x7 Cube, 3x3x3 Blindfolded, 3x3x3 One-Handed, Skewb

Day 2 Events: 6x6x6 Cube, 3x3x3 Fewest Moves, Clock, Megaminx, Square-1, 3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded

We are using a different set of meeting rooms this time. They may even change from the ones currently listed. If they do, an email will be sent to all approved competitors the week of the competition.

Events
Number of times bookmarked
13
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 100 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.
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Registration is not complete until payment of the registration fee is made.

The registration fee is $40 if you register AND pay before midnight on November 8.
If you register before midnight on November 8 but do not pay before then, your registration fee will be $50.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Skewb Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (December 07, 2019)

From 08:15 AM
To 08:30 AM
Check-In
Meeting Rooms 303-305
From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Meeting Rooms 303-305
From 08:45 AM
To 09:30 AM
Skewb Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
From 10:30 AM
To 11:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:30 PM
Lunch
Meeting Rooms 303-305
From 12:30 PM
To 01:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:15 PM
To 02:15 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 02:15 PM
To 03:15 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 03:15 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Awards
Meeting Rooms 303-305

Schedule for Sunday (December 08, 2019)

From 08:15 AM
To 09:25 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:25 AM
To 10:10 AM
Square-1 Combined Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 10:10 AM
To 11:10 AM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 11:10 AM
To 11:55 AM
Clock Combined Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
From 11:55 AM
To 12:40 PM
Lunch
Meeting Rooms 303-305
From 12:40 PM
To 01:50 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 01:50 PM
To 02:50 PM
Megaminx Combined Final
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 02:50 PM
To 04:20 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 04:20 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Meeting Rooms 303-305
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Awards
Meeting Rooms 303-305

Address:
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Travel Options:

Plane: The closest airport is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). It is a 20 minute drive away by car, or 1 hour away via bus route 28X (Airport Flyer).
See here for more detailed driving directions.

Bus/Train: The Pittsburgh Megabus stop is in fact right under the convention center, and the Amtrak and Greyhound stations are not much farther, only a 5 minute walk away.

Parking: There are many parking options downtown, including the convention center's own garage. See ParkPGH for all parking options, real-time availability, and detailed costs.

Hotels: The Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown is right next to the convention center, and there are many other options both downtown and in the surrounding area/suburbs.

Lunch/Dinner: There are several fast food restaurants in the immediate vicinity and an even higher number of choices at Market Square, a 10-minute walk from the convention center.

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:

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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.

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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).

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.