SoCal Silent Spectacular 2022
- Aug 13 - 14, 2022
- Los Angeles, California, United States
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- 375 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Haines Hall, Room A44
- Organization team
- David Karalli, Draco Tong, and Matthew Dickman
- WCA Delegates
- Matthew Dickman and Michael Young
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There is a competitor limit of 45 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the competitor list.
This competition has a separate competitor limit for each event rather than an overall competitor limit. See the Competitor Limits tab for more details.
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Graham Siggins won with a single solve of 20.52 seconds in the 3x3x3 Blindfolded event. Neel Gore finished second (22.39) and Josh Weimer finished third (26.04).
|7x7x7 Cube||Graham Siggins||3:15.75||3:32.03||United States||3:51.57||3:28.76||3:15.75|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Graham Siggins||20.52||22.29||United States||24.23||20.52||22.12|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Kyeongmin Choi||22||23.67||Republic of Korea||22||25||24|
|Square-1||Kyeongmin Choi||8.97||9.95||Republic of Korea||9.35||14.02||9.32||8.97||11.18|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Graham Siggins||2:02.05||DNF||United States||DNF||2:02.05||2:38.21|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Graham Siggins||4:39.79||DNF||United States||DNF||4:39.79||DNF|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Graham Siggins||58/66 59:28||United States||51/66 1:00:00||58/66 59:28||DNF|
|7x7x7 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 7:00.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Mo3||1 hour|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded First round and 5x5x5 Blindfolded First round **||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded First round and 5x5x5 Blindfolded First round **||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||2:15:00.00 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 Saturday (August 13, 2022)
Schedule for Sunday (August 14, 2022)
In addition to a competitor limit for the whole competition, each event will have a separate limit. Registrations will be considered in the order that they are paid. If your paid registration includes events which have filled up, your registration will be accepted and modified to include only events which have space. Then, you will be placed on a waitlist for each full event you requested. Waitlisted competitors will be added if space becomes available until the waitlist closes on August 9.
Once your registration is accepted, you will not be able to change your registered events unless you contact the organizers. If you would like to add an event after registering, your request will be approved if there is space; otherwise, you will be placed on the waitlist. Requests to drop events are permitted until the deadlines on the General Info page. Note that the deadline to drop all of your events and thus receive a refund is slightly earlier than the deadline to drop some but not all events.
Click here to view your registration or waitlist status for each event.
The entire competition will have a limit of 45 competitors. 3x3x3 Blindfolded will have a limit of 30 competitors. 3x3x3 Fewest Moves and Square-1 will have a limit of 25 competitors. All other events will have a limit of 20 competitors. Limits for some events may be increased at the organizers' discretion.
|Event||Competitor Limit||Remaining Space|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||25||0|
The registration fee for competitors is $30. All competitors must read the WCA Regulations. Pay particular attention to Article B: Blindfolded Solving.
All events will take place in Haines A44. In addition, Haines A28 has been reserved as a side room for practicing and socializing during the competition.
We'd like to emphasize that blindsolvers of all experience levels are welcome to compete! If this is your first blindfolded competition, here are a few important things to know:
- For blindfolded events, the competitor lifts the cover off the cube, not the judge!
- If you're judging a blindfolded event, don't place the paper between the competitor and the cube until after the competitor applies a turn to the cube. This is because a competitor is allowed to remove their blindfold and look at the cube again if they haven't applied any turns.
- In rounds with cumulative time limits, the judge writes how much time the competitor uses during a DNF attempt on the score card, e.g. DNF (1:23.45).
- A stopwatch must be used to time attempts longer than 10 minutes.
We're excited to see how much the SoCal blindsolving scene has grown over the past few years! Please feel free to reach out to the organization team if you have any questions.
If you are sick with COVID-19 and/or if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you may not attend this competition. Competitors must follow the CDC guidelines on quarantine and isolation; do not attend this competition during your quarantine or isolation period. If you have already paid the registration fee and you cannot attend the competition due to COVID-19, please contact the competition organizers for a full refund. In accordance with UCLA's COVID protocols, all attendees must wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.
Click here for a map of campus, including parking structures. Parking Structures P4 and P5 are located near the venue. The cost for one day of parking at P4 is $14 and the cost for one day of parking at P5 is $20. For more information about costs and payment methods, see the "Parking Rates by Location" and "How to Pay" sections here.
Alternatively, consider taking a bus to campus. LA Metro, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, and Culver CityBus all operate routes to UCLA. Consult Google Maps for transit options.
While guests are permitted at no extra charge, we request that competitors keep guests to a minimum. (This is due to room capacity limitations—we have nothing against spectators!) Guests are required to read the COVID-19 Safety tab. Note that unlike most cubing competitions, blindfolded competitions are generally not spectator friendly. Since blindfolded events require significant levels of concentration, all attendees, including guests, are required to be silent in Haines A44 during blindfolded events and FMC. Competitors and guests can socialize freely in Haines A28 without disrupting the competition.
There are several places to eat on campus within a 10 minute walking distance from the venue. For a list of restaraunts on campus, click here; the hours are updated weekly, so check the page again a few days before the competition. Most of these restaurants are in Ackerman Union, which is in grid square E4 on this map.
Post-competition update: The unofficial event results can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XzGWwwdjzpL1FQ6TeSMEULfos4pIbgmJONqFPDsGUOU/. Congratulations to Margot Audero for winning 3x3x3 Rescramble and Josh Weimer and Neel Gore for winning 3x3x3 Team-Blind!
An unofficial event will be held after lunch on each day of the competition: 3x3x3 Rescramble on the Saturday, August 13, and 3x3x3 Team-Blind on Sunday, August 14. Competitors who compete in an unofficial event will be required to judge for that event.
To register, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/WpjLCmew5wpA5twb6
- Format: Best of 3 (may be changed to Best of 2 if time is an issue)
- Cumulative time limit: 10 minutes
- Competitor limit: 20
- Format: Average of 5
- Cumulative time limit: 15 minutes
- Competitor limit: 24 (12 teams)
For more details, please see the following links:
- Competition schedule
- Extra Events regulations (Section A7 for 3x3x3 Team-Blind, Section B3 for 3x3x3 Rescramble)
This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift-card prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every event. They will not be selling puzzles onsite.
Gift card prizes will be given out to all who place in the top 3 of each event.
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 result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).
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.