Port Huron Speedcubing 2020


Date
Mar 14, 2020
City
Port Huron, Michigan, United States
Venue

McMorran Place Sports & Entertainment Center

Address
701 McMorran Blvd, Port Huron, MI 48060
Details

Competition will be held in the Theater

Organizers
Andrew Reich and John Eppley
WCA Delegates
Blake Thompson and James Hildreth
Contact

Organizers

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

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA regulations.

Concessions will be for sale in the venue. No outside food is allowed.

Live results can be found on our WCA Live page, which will be available during the competition.

Finals start at 3:15pm EST, with 3x3 Finals beginning at 5:15pm.
3x3 Finals will be Head to Head Format.

Events
Number of times bookmarked
31
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 160 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 a 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

ALL competitors must pay for their registration to be accepted. Competitors who fill out the staff application will be waived if their application is accepted.

Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee and your name appears under the competitors tab.
Registration on the WCA website must be manually approved. Please allow up to 48 hours after payment for us to approve your registration before contacting us.

The waiting list will officially close on 3/10 at 11:59pm EST. After this point, competitors from the waiting list will no longer be accepted.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 15:00.00 cumulative *
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00 cumulative *
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (March 14, 2020)

From 07:00 AM
To 07:45 AM
Set-Up
McMorran Theater
From 07:45 AM
To 08:00 AM
New Competitor Tutorial
McMorran Theater
From 08:00 AM
To 08:45 AM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
McMorran Theater
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
From 08:45 AM
To 09:30 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
McMorran Theater
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
McMorran Theater
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:30 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
McMorran Theater
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
McMorran Theater
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
McMorran Theater
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
McMorran Theater
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 64 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 02:45 PM
Skewb First round
McMorran Theater
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
McMorran Theater
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 04:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
McMorran Theater
Format
Ao5
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
Skewb Final
McMorran Theater
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
McMorran Theater
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
McMorran Theater
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
McMorran Theater
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
Finals Prep
McMorran Theater
From 05:15 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
McMorran Theater
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:10 PM
Award Ceremony Prep
McMorran Theater
From 06:10 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards
McMorran Theater
From 06:30 PM
To 07:00 PM
Clean-Up
McMorran Theater

Staff Application can be found here.
All applicants must register and pay to complete their competition registration.
Staff Registration Fees will be refunded, as well as provided a free lunch.

Registration Information:

Before You Register

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

How to Register Online

The competitor limit for this competition is 160.
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 cost of $20.00. (The registration cost is the same, regardless of how many events are selected.)
Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE: If you paid but don't see your name on the registration list within 48 hours of payment (assuming 160 competitors aren't on the competitor list already), please email the organizers. Despite the use of the Stripe payment system, organizers still have to manually move competitors to the approved competitor list following payment.

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."

Withdrawing Registration

Registering and paying demonstrates your commitment to attend the competition. However, if you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us via email.

Refunds

If you withdraw your registration before registration closes (March 10th, 2020 23:59), you are eligible for a refund of half your registration cost. This means that if you decide to withdraw before then, you are eligible for a refund of $10. After this date, no refund requests will be honored.

There will be no refunds issued after this date. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Any requested changes to registration before registration closes will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us so that we can assist you.

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

Waitlist Information

We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. Once the 160th competitor has paid, we will not close registration until March 10th, 2020 23:59 EDT. To secure a place on the waitlist once 160 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before this time, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist.

Once the deadline to request a refund has passed, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be refunded.

T-Shirts featuring the Port Huron Speedcubing 2020 logo will be available by pre-order only. No shirts will be available for sale at the competition.

All orders must be placed and paid BEFORE Sunday, March 1st, 2020.

Adult XS to 2XL sizes are available.

T-Shirt cost is $15, pickup available at the competition.

To place an order, please fill out this form completley.

Competitors will be called up to compete according to the group they are assigned for each event.
You can find group information here once it is available.

Travel and Venue Information

This competition will take place in McMorran Place Sports & Entertainment Center.
*Google Maps Link: *

We will be located in the McMorran Theater, which is attached to the Main Lobby,
There are a few options you have for parking:

Paid Parking - McMorran has paid parking lots North and South of the Theater. This is recomended, as it is a close, cheap and safe option.
Free Parking - You can also park at the downtown parking lots nearby the venue. These spots can limited on weekends, check posted signage for Local Laws.

Hotels

There are two recomended hotels that you can reserve. Best Western Port Huron is the cheapest option. DoubleTree by Hilton has a view of the Blue Water Bridge and Canada, and is closer to the venue, but is a bit more costly.


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Live results for the competition can be found on WCA Live.

FAQ:
Who can compete?
Everyone is welcome to compete. All you need to do is register for the event.

Is there a competitor limit?
Yes, it is 160 competitors. You just need to make sure to register before the registration deadline.

How do I register?
Click on the registration tab on the competition website. These are usually hosted through CubingUSA.

Where can I find my WCA ID?
If you have never competed before, you do not have a WCA ID. You will automatically be assigned one when the results for your first competition are posted. If you have competed before, you can find your WCA ID and profile by searching for yourself on the WCA website.

Do spectators have to pay to attend?
Spectators may drop in at any time and watch for as long as they want for free. However, everyone is encouraged to compete.

This is my first competition. What do I need to know?
Make sure the competitor is familiar with the WCA regulations and has watched the CubingUSA Competitor Tutorial.

I can only attend for part of the competition. Can I do my solves early?
Unfortunately, no. In order to keep the competition running smoothly, we have to stay on schedule.

Are competitions organized by age?
No.

When do I need to show up?
Look at the schedule on the competition website. You must be present and ready to compete during all events that you are registered for. The schedule is subject to change. We recommend coming about 15-30 minutes before the start of your first event.

What events will be at this competition?
Look at the events tab on the competiton website.

Can you add more events?
No. We plan our schedule to fit as many events as possible. If you don't see an event listed on the competition website, there's a good chance we'll have it at a future competition.

What are the cutoffs/time limits?
All cutoffs are listed on the schedule. If there isn't one specified, it is the WCA default cutoff (usually 10 minutes).

What do the cutoffs mean?

Event type Cutoff Time limit
Average of 5 (2x2-5x5, Skewb, Megaminx, Square-1, Pyraminx, etc) One of the first two solves must be under the cutoff time in order to finish the average. Automatic DNF when you go over the time limit (even if the cube is solved).
Mean of 3 (6x6, 7x7, BLD, etc) The first solve must be under the cutoff time in order to finish the mean. Automatic DNF when you go over the time limit (even if the cube is solved).

Why is the time limit for 3x3 10 minutes when the cutoffs for other events are much lower?
We want to encourage new competitors to compete so we try to make sure that everyone can compete in at least 3x3. We do not always have the time to allow everyone to compete in other events because we would like to hold a wider variety of events at our competitions.

Where can I see the results for the competition?
During the competition, live results will be posted on WCA Live. These results are unofficial. A week or so after the competition, official results will be posted on the WCA website.

What's the point of competing if I can't win?
People go to competitions to meet people, make friends, talk about cubing, improve their own official personal best times, and have fun. People of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels attend competitions. Very few people actually go to competitions to win them.

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.