Quinnipiac 2018


Date
Sep 8, 2018
City
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Venue

Quinnipiac University Athletic and Recreation Center

Address
275 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518, USA
Details

The competition will take place in the main gymnasium. There is a parking lot in front which has free parking.

Organizer
Arthur Adams
WCA Delegate
Arthur Adams
Contact

Organizer e-mail

Information

Quinnipiac University will host its first official WCA competition this September! We are planning a competition with a relaxed but engaging and social atmosphere, that will hopefully give the Connecticut cubing community a chance to connect.

The theme of this competition is breadth rather than depth. Our events will sample a variety of puzzle categories, from larger cubes (4x4) and different solving approaches (One-Handed, Blindfolded, Fewest Moves), to puzzles of different shapes (Pyraminx, Skewb, Square-1). All events except the traditional 3x3 speedsolve will be single rounds; Fewest Moves in particular will consist of one hour-long attempt.

Family, friends, and guests are welcome, but we ask competitors to let us know the number of people attending on their registration forms. The parking lot in front of the venue should be free of charge, but there are no guarantees if that particular lot reaches capacity.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

Events
Competitors
76
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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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 $10 (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.

Competitors must be eligible to compete in WCA competitions, and be familiar with the WCA regulations and guidelines.

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Sean Belke 7.95 8.70 United States 8.587.958.818.709.64
4x4x4 Cube Sean Belke 31.68 35.20 United States 31.9131.6851.7735.6238.06
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tianyu Zhao (赵天愉) 23.57 DNF China 36.3323.57DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Christopher Chi 25 United States 25
3x3x3 One-Handed Parker Trager 11.79 13.85 United States 14.4914.0715.7012.9911.79
Pyraminx Krish Shah-Nathwani 2.51 3.41 United States 2.982.922.514.334.56
Skewb Christopher Chi 2.98 3.74 United States 4.382.984.703.693.16
Square-1 Christopher Chi 8.55 9.46 United States 8.558.899.4611.1410.04
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 5:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Pyraminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Skewb Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (September 08, 2018)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Setup/Welcome
Main Room
From 08:30 AM
To 10:00 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Room
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 24 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
Main Room
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 11:00 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final
Main Room
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 12:00 PM
To 01:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Main Room
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
5:00.00
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
Lunch
Main Room
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Main Room
Format
Best of 1
Time limit
1 hour
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
Pyraminx Combined Final
Main Room
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
Skewb Combined Final
Main Room
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 05:00 PM
To 06:00 PM
Square-1 Combined Final
Main Room
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:30 PM
To 07:00 PM
Closing/Awards
Main Room

The WCA Regulations set the rules for our competition. Competitors should be familiar particularly with sections governing both solving and conduct, i.e. Sections 2, 3, 5, 9-11, and any of the lettered sections relevant to your specific events. (For those considering Fewest Moves, for example, I would recommend also being familiar with parts of Section 12 and all of Section E.) That being said, all regulations will be enforced where they apply.

For those of you who like extra credit (or just need further clarification), there are also the WCA Guidelines.

Competitors must finish each solve strictly under the specified time limit in order to have their time counted and recorded. Events with cutoffs are run in two "stages". In the first stage, each competitor has 2 attempts to match or beat the specified cutoff time. Those attempts only need to be judged valid and be under the time limit to be counted. Only if at least one of those solves also meets the cutoff will a competitor advance to the full average of 5.

Note: we will do our best to retain the cutoffs and time limits as listed. The organizer/delegate reserves the right to make the limits stricter ahead of an event only as needed to maintain the schedule. Any changes will be announced ahead of their respective rounds.

Many of our competitions are supported by help from attendees, whether formal or on-the-spot volunteering. Most competitors will already have most of the working knowledge they would need to run, judge, and scramble (listed in increasing order of background needed). We most often need judges, so don't be surprised if we ask around for extra help! Again, help is completely voluntary, but we always appreciate it. (All organizers and delegates for the WCA are volunteers themselves!)

Kit Clement, one of our WCA delegates, made a video (fairly) recently giving you a helpful visual overview of the most common things you'll need to know when competing:

The competition will be held in the gymnasium of the Quinnipiac Athletic and Recreation Center, which is just off Whitney Avenue in Hamden. Both Interstate 91 and CT State Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) pass near the campus.

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 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.