Silence in the Grove 2019
- May 26, 2019
- Elk Grove, California, United States
The Sunshine Event Center
- 9360 Elk Grove Florin Rd, Suite 4 Elk Grove, CA 95624
Located in the small events room section, follow the signs
- Reuben San Luis
- WCA Delegate
- Shelley Chang
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Silence in the Grove is a competition featuring all blindfold events and FMC.
- Registration period
Online registration opened and closed .
- Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 30 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $20 (United States Dollar).
Additional information regarding staff and registration fee:
All competitors will be expected to assist on staff for the competition. However, with the exception of 3x3x3 Multi-Blind, competitors may elect to:
1) Compete in ONE event and have 75% of their registration fee waived, or
2) Compete in 3x3x3 Blindfolded + ONE additional event and have 50% of their registration fee waived
If one of these options is selected, you will be expected to participate in staff for the entire duration of the competition except when competing. If you would like a registration fee waiver, please note your option in the comments.
All competitors will be expected to pay their registration fees in full prior to the competition, regardless of intention to assist on staff. Registration fee waivers will be given in the form of partial refunds.
On the spot registrations will NOT be eligible for registration fee waivers.
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World records: Graham Siggins 3x3x3 Multi-Blind 50/52 56:32 (single).
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Graham Siggins||22.78||DNF||United States||22.78||23.59||DNF|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Dan Pastushkov||26||United States||26||DNS|
|Devin Corr-Robinett||26||United States||26||DNS|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Graham Siggins||1:53.63||DNF||United States||1:53.63||DNF||DNF|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Graham Siggins||3:37.93||DNF||United States||DNF||DNF||3:37.93|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Graham Siggins||50/52 56:32||WR||United States||51/60 59:29||53/60 57:31||50/52 56:32|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Bo2||1 hour|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Final||Bo3||10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00|
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Schedule for Sunday (May 26, 2019)
If 4x4x4/5x5x5 Blindfolded Finals finish by:
04:30 PM or earlier - 3x3x3 Multi-Blind Attempt 3 will occur, 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 3 may occur
04:30 PM-04:45 PM - 3x3x3 Multi-Blind Attempt 3 will occur only
04:45 PM-05:30 PM - 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 3 will occur only
05:30 PM or later - Neither 3x3x3 Multi-Blind Attempt 3 or 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 3 will occur
To new competitors or those of you who have no knowledge of blindfolded events/fewest moves challenge:
This competition will have no "normal" events! The only event at this competition where you are permitted to solve a puzzle with your eyes opened will be Fewest Moves Challenge, but the end goal of this event makes it very different from the more common WCA events. The one thing these events all have in common: everybody is required to stay very quiet while anybody else is competing (hence the competition name).
If it is your first time competing in Fewest Moves or any blindfolded event, please make sure you are familiar with the WCA regulations regarding these events before the day of the competition. The regulations can be found below:
Blind solving: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/#article-B-blindfolded
Fewest Moves solving: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/#article-E-fewest-moves
If you don't want to compete in any of these events but would still like to come and watch, that is totally fine, as long as you make sure to remain quiet out of respect for the competitors. Any noise or distractions can ruin an attempt for someone, so anybody causing major disruptions during Fewest Moves or any of the blindfolded events will be asked to leave.
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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).
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.