Pittsburgh Fall 2021


Date
Nov 20 - 21, 2021
City
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Venue

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Address
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Details

Meeting Rooms 301-305

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
AJ Kamal, Christopher Chi, Evan Liu, and Stephen Griggs
WCA Delegates
Evan Liu and Stephen Griggs
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

Day 1 Events: 5x5x5 Cube, 6x6x6 Cube, 7x7x7 Cube, 3x3x3 Fewest Moves, Clock, Megaminx

Day 2 Events: 3x3x3 Cube, 2x2x2 Cube, 4x4x4 Cube, Skewb, Square-1

Competitors may bring at most one guest. This will be checked at the entrance of the competition. No external spectators are allowed, only those coming with a confirmed competitor will be allowed in the venue.

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) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Saturday, November 6th 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 earlier than Tuesday, November 16th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
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.
Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
32
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 110 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 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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


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

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Skewb Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:20.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:20.00

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Schedule for Saturday (November 20, 2021)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Setup + Registration
Meeting Rooms 301-305
From 08:30 AM
To 09:45 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:45 AM
To 11:00 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 11:00 AM
To 12:15 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Meeting Rooms 301-305
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Extra Event: FTO
Meeting Rooms 301-305
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
Clock First round
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 15.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:30 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
From 03:30 PM
To 04:30 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
From 04:30 PM
To 05:30 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:30 PM
Megaminx Final
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 06:30 PM
To 06:45 PM
Clock Final
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00

Schedule for Sunday (November 21, 2021)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Setup + Registration
Meeting Rooms 301-305
From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
New Competitor Tutorial
Meeting Rooms 301-305
From 08:45 AM
To 09:45 AM
Skewb Final
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 09:45 AM
To 11:15 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:15 AM
To 01:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 01:45 PM
Lunch
Meeting Rooms 301-305
From 01:45 PM
To 03:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 03:15 PM
To 04:15 PM
Square-1 First round
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:20.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:15 PM
To 05:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
Square-1 Final
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:20.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 301-305
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00

All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof that they satisfy one of the following two requirements in order 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) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Saturday, November 6th 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 earlier than Tuesday, November 16th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.

  • 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 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:

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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.

If you get off the waitlist, you will receive an email indicating that your registration was approved. If you are still on the waiting list on Tuesday, November 16th at 7:00 PM EST, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee.

Waitlist

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.

We have partnered with the Omni William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh to offer a special rate for the weekend of this competition! The hotel is within walking distance from the venue at 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

There are only 20 rooms in this block so if you would like to reserve one, please consider doing it sooner rather than later.

You can book online through this link: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pittsburgh-william-penn/meetings/wca-2021-11162021

You can also book over the phone by calling 1-888-444-6664 and mention joining the WCA group

Groups will be posted shortly before the competition.

Live results can be found on WCA Live

Many thanks to TheCubicle for sponsoring this competition! Check them out by clicking the logo:

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If there is enough interest in holding Face Turning Octahedron (FTO) as an unofficial event, we will do that during the lunch period on Saturday.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.

  • Extra Events will be held with the help of Speedcubing Extra Events.
  • Extra Events rules are available at the SEE Reguations page
  • You MUST be a registered competitor in the official WCA competition to compete in FTO.
  • Participation in FTO is free
  • Registration for extra events is on-site
  • Schedule for extra events is in basic schedule

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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