Quizzical Quabbin Qualifier 2018


Note: This competition is over, we are working to upload the results as soon as possible!
Date
Jun 16 - 17, 2018
City
Barre, Massachusetts, United States
Venue

Quabbin Regional High School

Address
800 South Street, Barre MA 01005
Details

Cafeteria

Website
Quizzical Quabbin Qualifier 2018 website
Organizers
Alexander Cohen and Jesse Mailloux
WCA Delegates
Sam Schultz and Saransh Grover
Contact

Organizer Contact

Competitor Limit
200
Entry Fee
$25 (United States Dollar)
Information

We are not accepting day of registrations. Please see tabs for more information

Spectators are welcome to attend free of charge.

Events
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.

Registration Information

The registration fee for this competition is $25.00. The WCA Stripe payment system is being used for this competition. You will be prompted to pay following registration. You are not considered registered until you pay via Stripe.

If you paid but don't see your name on the registration list within 48 hours of payment (assuming 200 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.

You must register and pay online to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted under any circumstances. We realize this may not be ideal for some people, but this allows us to have an exact count of people attending and lets us use staff resources more effectively the day of the competition. Spectators may attend for free.

You may request a refund up to June 6, 2018, 8:00pm EDT.

Waitlist Information:

We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. Once the 200th competitor has paid, we will not close registration until we have a waitlist of 30 competitors (not including the 200 who will be/are listed on the competitors tab). To secure a place on the waitlist once 200 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. If you see that you cannot pay to be on the waitlist (registration will have closed), it means we have reached the waitlist threshold (30) and have therefore closed registration.

If you are emailed notifying you that you can compete, you have 48 hours to respond confirming your attendance before your registration will be refunded and we move on to the next competitor. Therefore, it is imperative that you check your emails frequently if you are 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.

Update (6/17): We have made changes to the cutoffs/time limits. Those changed on the site retroactively were all announced prior to the start of the round during the competition. We will continue to update changes here, as well as verbally at the competition (prior to the starts of the rounds affected)

Update (6/10): Changes have been made to numbers advancing to reflect the number of competitors that signed up. We have also added a third round of 4x4x4 Cube.

Event Day Format Round Cutoff Time Time Limit Competitors
3x3x3 Cube Sunday Average of 5 Round 1 - 10:00 -
Sunday Average of 5 Round 2 - 10:00 Top 44 from Round 1
Sunday Average of 5 Final - 10:00 Top 16 from Round 2
2x2x2 Cube Saturday Average of 5 Round 1 - 5:00 -
Saturday Average of 5 Round 2 - 10:00 Top 32 from Round 1
Saturday Average of 5 Final - 10:00 Top 16 from Round 2
4x4x4 Cube Saturday Average of 5 First Round - 5:00 -
Saturday Average of 5 Round 2 - 10:00 Top 24 from Round 1
                            Saturday Average of 5       Final                 -         10:00                                     Top 12 from Round 2
5x5x5 Cube Sunday Average of 5 First Round - 10:00 -
Sunday Average of 5 Final - 10:00 Top 12 from Round 1
6x6x6 Cube Saturday Mean of 3 First Round - 10:00 -
Saturday Mean of 3 Final - 10:00 Top 10 from Round 1
7x7x7 Cube Sunday Mean of 3 First Round - 10:00 -
                            Sunday Mean of 3             Final                 -       10:00                                     Top 10 from Round 1
3x3x3 Blindfolded Saturday Best of 3 Final - 10:00 -
3x3x3 One-Handed Sunday Best of 2/Average of 5 Combined Final 1:00 1:30 -
Megaminx Saturday Best of 2/Average of 5 Combined Final 3:00 5:00 -
Pyraminx Saturday Average of 5 Round 1 - 10:00 -
Saturday Average of 5 Final - 10:00 Top 16 from Round 1
Skewb Sunday Best of 2/Average of 5 Combined Final 1:00 2:00 -
Square-1 Sunday Best of 2/Average of 5 Combined First Round 0:50 2:00 -
Sunday Average of 5 Final - 10:00 Top 10 from Round 1

Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6 and 7x7) format where competitors will have 2 attempts to achieve a time under the cutoff. If the comeptitor does then they will be awarded more attempts to compelete the average.

Time Limit - Any attempt in the round exceeding this time will be awarded a DNF. For "WCA" Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations for that event.

All cutoffs, time limits, numbers of competitors advancing to subsequent rounds, and subsequent rounds are subject to change, however all changes will be announced prior to the round's occurrence. We hope to not make changes, however scheduling limitations may require changes to be made.

Update (6/10): We have updated the schedule to reflect the number of competitors signed up. It is still subject to change, however we aim to adhere to this schedule. All changes (if they occur) will be announced in advance.

Saturday

Event Time
New Competitor Tutorial 7:40-8:00
Pyraminx Round 1 8:00-9:00
2x2 Round 1 9:00-10:15
4x4 Round 1 10:15-11:15
6x6 Round 1 11:15-12:15
Lunch 12:15-12:45
Megaminx Combined Final 12:45-1:45
2x2 Round 2 1:45-2:15
3x3 Blindfolded Final 2:15-3:00
4x4 Round 2 3:00-3:45
Pyraminx Final 3:45-4:15
6x6 Final 4:15-5:00
2x2 Final 5:00-5:30
4x4 Final 5:30-6:00
Awards/schedule buffer 6:00

Sunday

Event Time
New Competitor Tutorial 7:40-8:00
Skewb Combined Final 8:00-9:00
3x3 Round 1 9:00-10:30
5x5 Round 1 10:30-11:30
7x7 Round 1 11:30-12:30
Lunch 12:30-1:00
3x3 Round 2 1:00-1:45
Square-1 Combined Round 1 1:45-2:45
3x3 One-Handed Combined Final 2:45-3:45
5x5 Final 3:45-4:15
7x7 Final 4:15-5:00
Square-1 Final 5:00-5:30
3x3 Final 5:30-6:00
Awards/schedule buffer/cleanup 6:00

While we don't plan to make changes, the schedule is subject to change at any time, however all changes will be announced. We aim to adhere to this schedule.

UPDATE (6/7/18): The registration deadline has passed. If you are not on the competitor list, you will not compete at this competition. We are also past the deadline for refunds, so unfortunately we cannot process refunds if you can no longer attend. Stay tuned for more New England competitions to be announced soon.

Registration Information

The registration fee for this competition is $25.00. The WCA Stripe payment system is being used for this competition. You will be prompted to pay following registration. You are not considered registered until you pay via Stripe.

If you paid but don't see your name on the registration list within 48 hours of payment (assuming 200 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.

You must register and pay online to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted under any circumstances. We realize this may not be ideal for some people, but this allows us to have an exact count of people attending and lets us use staff resources more effectively the day of the competition. Spectators may attend for free.

You may request a refund up to June 6, 2018, 8:00pm EDT.

Waitlist Information:

We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. Once the 200th competitor has paid, we will not close registration until we have a waitlist of 30 competitors (not including the 200 who will be/are listed on the competitors tab). To secure a place on the waitlist once 200 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. If you see that you cannot pay to be on the waitlist (registration will have closed), it means we have reached the waitlist threshold (30) and have therefore closed registration.

If you are emailed notifying you that you can compete, you have 48 hours to respond confirming your attendance before your registration will be refunded and we move on to the next competitor. Therefore, it is imperative that you check your emails frequently if you are 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.

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.

If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.

NEWCOMERS:

There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

ALL COMPETITORS:

All competitors are expected to help out at this competition. In addition to your competing groups, all competitors will receive groups in which they are expected to either judge, scramble, or run. All assignments will be organized by group, meaning that when we call a particular group of an event up to compete, if you are scheduled to judge/scramble/run during that group, you will come up and start performing your assigned task. If you do not show up for your assignments, your times may be subject to disqualification.

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UPDATE (6/7/18): We are no longer accepting applications for staff. If you have not already received a reply, you should assume you are not on staff, as we have reached the target quota.

If you're interested in helping out at this competition, consider applying to join the staff!

If you wish to staff this competition, please fill out this form.

Staff members are required to pay the registration fee up-front. They will receive a full refund after the competition assuming they attend. While we would like to be able to be able to waive registration fees before the competition (as opposed to after it ends), we have had too many instances of staff members not showing up to a competition without notifying the organizational team.

Staff Perks:

  • Free lunch provided on both days
  • Free snacks provided on both days
  • Refunded registration fee after the competition

Those who are accepted onto staff will receive an email confirmation with more details. Staff will be assigned to a particular stage and will be assigned jobs (extending beyond those required of all competitors) when they are not competing.

Parking

There is ample parking at Quabbin Regional High School, all of which is free of charge.

Driving

Driving directions in text format, courtesy of Quabbin Regional School District, can be found here. Alternatively, you may also use Google Maps to find optimal directions to the venue.

Public Transportation

Unfortunately there is no public transportation accessible to the venue.

Hotels

There are a number of hotels located within a short drive of the venue. Two suggested options are the Colonial Hotel or the Super 8. If neither of these are to your preference, consult Hotels.com, which generates a list of hotels within a user-entered radius of the venue.

Airports

The closest airports are the Worcester Regional Airport and the Boston Logan International Airport. From ether of those locations, you will likely need to rent a car to access the venue.

Embedded Map

We will be using CubeComps for live results for this competition. You can find the page for this competition here.

Please understand that entering live results takes up competition resources that could go to the actual running of the event. We will do our best to get results entered as fast as possible, however there may be delays. All results will be entered prior to later rounds.

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Groups can be found here.

All competitors will be notified via email that groups have been posted. You must know your groups, as we will not be calling individual names or alphabatized collections of names ("all competitors with first name A-E").

Huge thanks to Jonatan Kłosko for developing Groupifier, which was used to generate groups for this competition.

TheCubicle.us will be sponsoring Quizzical Quabbin Qualifier 2018. Thanks to them for their continued support of speedcubing competitions.
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Award Amounts:
3x3 Podium:
1st: $35
2nd: $25
3rd: $15

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

Please feel free to connect to this competition via our Facebook event, found here. Joining the Facebook event does NOT mean you are registered for this competition. Please see the Registration and Payment tab for information about registration.

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We will not be serving lunch for this competition. There are a couple places in the center of town (about a 3-4 minute drive) such as a Subway, as well as various pizza places.