Pittsburgh Fall 2022


Date
Dec 17 - 18, 2022
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, Lauren Phung, Stephen Griggs, and Zachary Ochs
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

Day 1 Events: 6x6x6 Cube, 7x7x7 Cube, 3x3x3 Fewest Moves, Clock, Megaminx, 4x4x4 Blindfolded

Day 2 Events: 3x3x3 Cube, 2x2x2 Cube, 4x4x4 Cube, Pyraminx, 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, December 3rd 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, December 13th 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
43
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 on the Register tab.
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 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
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 < 4:30.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:30.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:20.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:20.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:20.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative *

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Schedule for Saturday (December 17, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Setup + Registration
Meeting Rooms 408-410
From 08:30 AM
To 09:40 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:40 AM
To 10:50 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 10:50 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 12:00 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Meeting Rooms 408-410
From 01:00 PM
To 02:30 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Bo3
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
From 02:30 PM
To 03:20 PM
Clock First round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:20 PM
To 04:10 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:30.00
From 04:10 PM
To 05:00 PM
Megaminx First round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 05:50 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
From 05:50 PM
To 06:10 PM
Megaminx Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
From 06:10 PM
To 06:30 PM
Clock Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00

Schedule for Sunday (December 18, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Setup + Registration
Meeting Rooms 408-410
From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Meeting Rooms 408-410
From 08:45 AM
To 09:45 AM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 10:35 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 10:35 AM
To 11:20 AM
Square-1 First round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:20.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
Proceed
Top 24 advance to next round
From 11:20 AM
To 12:10 PM
Pyraminx First round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:10 PM
To 01:10 PM
Lunch
Meeting Rooms 408-410
From 01:10 PM
To 02:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 02:10 PM
To 03:00 PM
Skewb First round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:40 PM
Square-1 Second round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:20.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:40 PM
To 04:10 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:10 PM
To 04:40 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:40 PM
To 05:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:20 PM
Square-1 Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:20.00
From 05:20 PM
To 05:35 PM
Pyraminx Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:35 PM
To 05:50 PM
Skewb Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:50 PM
To 06:05 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 06:05 PM
To 06:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Meeting Rooms 408-410
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:20 PM
To 06:35 PM
Awards
Meeting Rooms 408-410

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 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, December 3rd 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, December 13th 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 recommended but optional.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Registration Process

Before You Register

All prospective registrants need a WCA account. New competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.

How to Register Online

Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration fee of $40.00. (The registration fee is the same regardless of how many events are selected.) Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

The competitor limit for this competition is 75. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 75 competitors on that list, it means the competition is full, and any future registrants will be placed on the waitlist.

Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.

Any requested changes to registration before 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday, December 13 will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list.

How to Pay for Registration Online

Payment is processed through Stripe. Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."

Refunds

Approved competitors who cancel their registration before 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday, December 13 are eligible for a refund for half (50%) of their registration cost. After this date, no refund requests will be honored. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Waitlist Information

We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. To secure a place on the waitlist once 75 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday, December 13, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. After that deadline, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be fully refunded.

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, December 13th at 7:00 PM EST, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee.

Waitlist

Groups will be posted closer to the competition date after registration closes.

Live results can be found on WCA Live

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

TheCubicle

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

They have provided a courtesy group rate for 20 guest rooms at a rate of $135.00/night for Friday December 16th and Saturday December 17th. As there are only 20 rooms in this block, please consider reserving one sooner rather than later. Rooms can be booked in this block by visiting this link: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pittsburgh-william-penn/meetings/rubiks-cube-competition-12132022. You can also book over the phone by calling 1-800-843-6664 and request the group rate for the "Rubik's Cube Competition".

Rooms are reserved for our group until November 16th, so please book one before then to reserve your accomodation for this competition!

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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