CubingUSA Southern Championship 2020


Date
Jun 6 - 7, 2020
City
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Venue

Fort Worth Convention Center

Address
1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Details

Room 121 ABCD

Organizers
Eric Zhao, Jae Park, and Ryan Jew
WCA Delegates
Jae Park, Ryan Jew, and Zachary White
Contact

Southern Champ Organizers

Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

This competition is supported by CubingUSA as the Southern Regional Championship of 2020.
The following states are eligible for the title of Southern Champion: New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change, as we may hold events slightly earlier or later than shown depending on whether the competition is running ahead of schedule or behind schedule.

Please go through the other tabs on the website for more information. If you have any other questions, feel free to send us an email!

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
33
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements
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 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $40 (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 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Adding/Dropping Events

• Competitors may request (by email) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
• Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
• Competitors may request (by email) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!

Waitlist Policies

If registration fills up, we will place competitors on a waitlist. In order to get on the waitlist, you must register and pay. You are not on the waitlist until you pay the registration fee. If you do not make it off of the waitlist, you will be fully refunded. If a competitor drops out, the first person on the waitlist will replace them. People can be replaced up until May 29th, 2020, 6:00 PM CDT. No competitors will be added on the day of the competition.

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 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 25.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (June 06, 2020)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Room 121 ABC
From 08:30 AM
To 11:00 AM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 08:30 AM
To 11:00 AM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
From 08:30 AM
To 10:15 AM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Room 121 D
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
From 08:30 AM
To 10:15 AM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Room 121 D
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
From 10:15 AM
To 10:30 AM
MBLD cube submit
Room 121 D
From 11:00 AM
To 12:35 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Room 121 ABC
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:15 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Room 121 D
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 12:35 PM
To 01:35 PM
Lunch
Room 121 ABC
From 01:35 PM
To 03:20 PM
Megaminx Combined Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 01:35 PM
To 02:50 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Room 121 D
Format
Bo1
Time limit
1 hour
From 03:20 PM
To 03:50 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Room 121 ABC
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:50 PM
To 04:50 PM
Clock Combined Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 25.00
From 04:50 PM
To 05:45 PM
Square-1 Combined First round
Room 121 ABC
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 05:45 PM
To 06:05 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 06:05 PM
To 06:30 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:30 PM
To 06:50 PM
Square-1 Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00

Schedule for Sunday (June 07, 2020)

From 08:20 AM
To 08:30 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Room 121 ABC
From 08:30 AM
To 09:40 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Room 121 ABC
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:40 AM
To 10:25 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Room 121 ABC
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:25 AM
To 11:25 AM
Pyraminx First round
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:25 AM
To 12:55 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 80 advance to next round
From 12:55 PM
To 01:55 PM
Lunch
Room 121 ABC
From 01:55 PM
To 03:10 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:10 PM
To 03:55 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:55 PM
To 04:55 PM
Skewb First round
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:55 PM
To 05:10 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:25 PM
Pyraminx Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:25 PM
To 05:35 PM
Skewb Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:35 PM
To 05:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:45 PM
To 06:05 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
From 06:05 PM
To 07:05 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Room 121 ABC
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 07:05 PM
To 07:20 PM
Awards
Room 121 ABC

This is the fourth annual CubingUSA Southern Championship, part of a series of Regional Championships supported by CubingUSA. The goal of these competitions is to allow competitors from all over the country to compete for regional titles. The Southern region is comprised of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

While only residents of the southern states are eligible to win the title of Southern Champion, residents of any state or country are welcome to compete. This competition also serves as a Nationals qualifying competition, so your results could enable you to compete at CubingUSA Nationals 2020.

Find out more about CubingUSA and Regional Championships

We ask that competitors expecting to have a chance at a Southern Champion title bring proof of residence (current driver's license or school ID, etc.)

More information regarding eligibility can be found here.

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/

We have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww&t=2s

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!

Q&A:

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?

A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?

A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to WCA Live to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the competition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

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. Please read the other tab specifically for new competitors.

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. We will have a change in organization for this competition 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:

John Doe
WCA ID: 2018DOEJ01

Event Solving Scramble Judging
2x2x2 2 1
3x3x3 1 3 4
4x4x4 3 1

Numbers in each column represent the group you'll be solving or staffing. For example, John Doe is assigned to judge for group 1 of 2x2x2 while he will be competing in the group 2 for 2x2x2 event. He is also assigned as a scrambler for group 3 of 3x3x3 while also assigned as a judge for the group 4 / compete in the group 1 for 3x3x3.

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.

Group information will be posted here

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).

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.