Rocky Top 2018

Dec 1 - 2, 2018
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States

Rocky Top Sports World

1870 Sports World Blvd Gatlinburg, TN 37738

The Rock

Rocky Top 2018 website
Jacob Ambrose
WCA Delegate
Jacob Ambrose

Rocky Top Organizers

Competitor Limit
Entry Fee
$20 (United States Dollar)

Please review the competitor information tab before the competition.
Please review the other tabs for more information on the competition.

Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

Please follow all instructions or else your registration may be delayed.

To register you can click on the "Register" tab on the left or top of the screen.
You will need to sign in or create an account to register. Make sure to create the account with the competitor's name and date of birth.
Select the events you wish to compete in.
After you click register you will be able to pay the registration fee.

Registrations may be denied due to:
- Not paying
- Incorrect date of births
- Incorrect Names
- The competition being full because the competitor limit is reached
- Failure to register online (no at-the-door registrations will be accepted)

If you are having issues using stripe payments, you can alternatively use paypal. Please contact the organizers if you are experiencing issues.

Registrations must be accepted manually, so if you do not see your name on the competitor's list within a business day, then please contact the organizers to resolve the issue.

If you would like to be assigned staff positions for this competition, please contact the organizers. Staff registrations will be accepted proportionally as the competition fills up. To guarentee a spot in the competition, please pay the registration fee and you will be refunded after the competition.

After the competitor limit has been reached, you may still pay and be put on a waiting list. If you are first on the waitlist and someone cancels their registration, then you will receive an email from the organizers. You must reply to the email and confirm your registration within 24 hours of receiving the email to compete. If no response is heard from you, the next person on the waiting list will be offered your spot. After the competition, all competitors on the waiting list will recieve a refund for the registration cost minus tax.

To cancel your registration you must contact the organizers to be taken off the competitor's list. If you cancel before 1 week of the competition's start date, you will receive a refund for the registration cost minus tax.

Important Links

(Links will be updated closer to the competition)
Group Sheet
Live Results

All Competitors

  • Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes early for the events you are competing in to ensure that you are on time for that event.
  • We will use regulation 9p3) as much as we can. So if you do not arrive to compete by the time the event is ending, your spot may be given up the next competitor in the rankings.
  • It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from either the competitors or the parents. Judging is a super simple task and any staff member can teach anyone at any time. Judge for however long you'd feel like. It's an excellent way to make the time fly by!
  • Your delegate for this competition is Jacob Ambrose. Ask him if you have any questions throughout the day!

New Competitors

  • Please try to arrive early to watch the new competitor introduction at 9:15am Saturday. If you won't be there on Saturday then please ask a staff member whenever you arrive to give you a rundown of how the competing process will work.
  • Additionally you can watch Kit Clement's WCA Competitor Tutorial video.
  • We will be having participation awards for all new competitors. Please ask about it to pick it up at the end of the day or before you leave the venue.
  • Please be familiar with all of WCA's regulations, most importantly Article A. If you have any questions about the regulations, feel free to ask us.
  • In each event we will have rounds. We will take the top competitors onto the subsequent rounds. After a round is completed results will be entered into CubeComps (linked above). Your name will be highlighted if you made it to the next round.
  • Each round will be divided into groups to help them run more efficiently. We will call the groups in order, along with a last call during the last group. Please come bring your puzzle up and wait in the competitor waiting area when your group is called. We are allowed to deny you the ability to compete if you do not come up by the last call.

Rocky Top Sports World
1870 Sports World Blvd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Room Details:
The competition will be held in The Rock.
We will be using 2 of the basket ball courts. in the main gym.

Parking is $5.00 a day per car. It is conviently located near the building. Attendants will point you in the correct direction.

Champs Grill

Please use this link to Book a Hotel through Rocky Top Sports World.
Using this link will help the competition! Please book early as it's a busy weekend in Gatlinbrg. This link is avaliable until November 16th.

All Information on this tab regarding Cutoffs, Time Limits, Proceeding Competitors, and Number of Rounds are approximations and will be updated 1 week before the competition.

Event Round Format Cutoff Time Time Limit Competitors
3x3x3 Cube Round 1 Ao5 5:00
Round 2 Ao5 5:00 Top 75%
Final Ao5 5:00 Top 16
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5 1:00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00 5:00
5x5x5 Cube Tentative Bo2 / Ao5 2:30 5:00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 4:30 10:00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1 Bo3 20:00C Noisy*
Final Bo3 15:00C Top 8
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First Bo2 / Ao5 0:40 1:30
Final Ao5 1:30 Top 16
3x3x3 With Feet Combined First Bo2 / Ao5 3:00 5:00
Tentative Round 2** Ao5 5:00 Top 75%
Final Ao5 5:00 Top 75%
Clock Round 1 Ao5 1:00
Final Ao5 1:00 Top 8
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30 5:00
Pyraminx Round 1 Ao5 1:00
Round 2 Ao5 1:00 Top 48
Final Ao5 1:00 Top 16
Skewb Round 1 Ao5 1:00
Final Ao5 1:00 Top 16
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 0:40 1:30
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:40:00C w/ 5BLD***
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:40:00C w/ 4BLD***
Team BLD Unofficial Mo2 5:00


Format- Ao5 = Average of 5 (where the best and worst solves are not counted in the average), Mo3 = Mean of 3, Mo2 = Mean of 2, Bo3 = Best of 3, Bo2 = Best of 2, Bo1 = Best of 1
Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6) 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.
Cumulative Limit(C)- The total time allowed for all attempts combined.
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.
* = For 3x3 BLD Round 1 will be held in a noisy enviroment. We will not be asking the audience to be quiet during this time. For 3x3 BLD Final we will be enforcing a quiet enviroment.
** = For Feet, if we have 16 or more competitors in Round 1, we will have an additional round of Feet.
*** = For 4BLD and 5BLD the cumulative limit will apply to both events at the same time. So you will have 1 hour 40 minutes for all 6 attempts.
The Number of Competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.

Team BLD

Team BLD is an unofficial event where 2 competitors will work together to solve a 3x3x3 Cube. One of the team members will be the "solver": they will be blindfolded and allowed to preform moves on the cube. The other team member will be the "caller": they will not be allowed to touch the cube, but can tell the other team member what to do.
There will be an inspection period of 15 seconds where the team can use as much of or as little of inspect that they like. The solver must be blindfolded during this time, the caller is allowed to touch the cube. All normal solving procedures will occur after that.
After solve 1 the solver and the caller MUST switch their roles for solve 2. The rankings are based on the mean of the 2 attempts.

Day 1 Saturday 12/1

Time Event
8:00 - 8:30 Set-Up
8:30 - 9:15 Feet Round 1
9:15 - 9:30 New Competitor Introduction
9:30 - 10:30 Pyra Round 1
10:30 - 11:30 6x6 Final
11:30 - 12:30 3BLD Round 1 - Noisy
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:45 4x4 Final
1:45 - 2:45 Mega Final
2:45 - 3:35 OH Round 1
3:35 - 4:30 Square-1 Final
4:30 - 5:00 Team BLD Final
5:00 - 7:00 4BLD / 5BLD - Quiet Time

Day 2 Sunday 12/2

Time Event
9:00 - 10:00 Skewb Round 1
10:00 - 10:40 Pyra Round 2
10:40 - 11:30 Clock Round 1
11:30 - 12:00 Tentative Feet Round 2
12:15 - 12:30 Feet Final
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:45 3x3 Round 1
1:45 - 2:00 Skewb Final
2:00 - 2:15 OH Final
2:15 - 2:30 Pyra Final
2:30 - 3:00 Clock Final
3:00 - 4:00 3x3 Round 2
4:00 - 5:00 2x2 Final
5:00 - 5:15 3BLD Final
5:15 - 5:30 3x3 Final
5:30 - 6:00 Awards/Clean-Up

We will revise the Schedule 1 week prior to the competition to reflect the number of people competing.
All times are tentative and subject to change if we are ahead or behind schedule.
We may add rounds of events if we run far ahead of schedule.