Slow N Steady Summer 2018


Date
Sep 2, 2018
City
College Park, Maryland, United States
Venue

Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Address
3100 Adele H. Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD 20742
Details

Grand Ballroom, Room 1206

Organizers
Amod Mathur, Dan Selzer, and Pavan Ravindra
WCA Delegates
Corey Sakowski and Keaton Ellis
Contact
dselzer@optonline.net, cuberpavan@gmail.com, mathuramod@gmail.com, coreysakowski@gmail.com, dmvcubing@gmail.com
Competitor Limit
200
Entry Fee
$15 (United States Dollar)
Information

Registration cost is $15 online. Registration at the door will not be allowed. Free for UMD students, faculty, staff, and alumni. There is a 200 person competitor limit. Please read the "Competitor Information" tab before registering.

ALL SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR FREE.

Events
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

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. For returning competitors (i.e. have competed before), you will need to claim your WCA ID.
The competition's delegates will assist competitors trying to connect their WCA account with their WCA ID. Please contact us via email if you have any trouble.

How to Register Online
The competitor limit for this competition is 200.
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 $15.00. (The registration cost is the same, regardless of how many events are selected.)

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!

Withdrawing Registration
If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us via email.
If you withdraw your registration before registration closes (August 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM local time), you are eligible for a refund of your registration cost.
There will be no refunds issued on or after August 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM local time.

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.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 80 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Semi Final Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00

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.

Event Format Round Cutoff Time Time Limit Proceeding
3x3x3 Cube Average of 5 First Round 10:00 Top 80
Average of 5 Second Round 10:00 Top 20
Average of 5 Final 10:00
2x2x2 Cube Average of 5 First Round 1:00 Top 20
Average of 5 Final 1:00
4x4x4 Cube Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 1:30 3:00
7x7x7 Cube Best of 1 / Mean of 3 Combined Final 5:30 7:00
Megaminx Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 2:00 3:30
Pyraminx Average of 5 First Round 1:00 Top 20
Average of 5 Final 1:00
5x5x5 Cube (TENTATIVE) Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 2:00 3:30

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.

If there is over one hour of extra time, we will hold 5x5. If there is extra time under one hour, we will add 3x3 Round 4 (Top 75% from Round 3).

In addition, if there is extra time, the number of competitors advancing to later rounds of 3x3 may increase as well.

Time Event Round
9:00 AM Check-In
9:15 AM Competitor Tutorial
9:30 AM 3x3x3 Cube First Round
11:00 AM 2x2x2 Cube First Round
12:00 PM Pyraminx First Round
1:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
2:30 PM 3x3x3 Cube Second Round
3:15 PM Megaminx Combined Final
4:00 PM 2x2x2 Cube Final
4:15 PM Pyraminx Final
4:30 PM 7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
5:30 PM 3x3x3 Cube Final
6:00 PM Awards / Cleanup
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Buffer

Travel and Venue Information

Directions: http://thestamp.umd.edu/about_us/directions_to_stamp

Parking: http://thestamp.umd.edu/the_stamp_student_union/directions_to_stamp/parking_information

Notice that parking is free on weekends. This is ONLY if you park in Lot 1, which, from Stamp, is past the Cole Student Activities Building. Notice that in that parking lot, not everything is part of Lot 1, so make sure you park somewhere that is part of Lot 1 if you do not want to get ticketed. The very colorful green area at the top is where you want to be: http://www.transportation.umd.edu/parking/maps/map_color.pdf

This weekend is a basketball game - you CANNOT park in Regents for free. Please check this map for free parking.

NOTE: The competition is being held in the Grand Ballroom, Room 1206, which is on the first floor, number 43 on this map: http://thestamp.umd.edu/Portals/0/Images/About/map_firstfloor.jpg

HOTELS: There are multiple hotels located on Route 1(Best Western, Hampton Inn, Clarion, College Park Marriott, and more) located less than five minutes away from the venue.

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.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!

ALL COMPETITORS:

Please read this section carefully. Changes in organization have been made modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. When you arrive, you will receive a lanyard with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:

Image description

Legend:
* S - scrambling
* R - running
* J - judging

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per event. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.