St. John's Spring Open 2018


Date
Jun 23, 2018
City
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Venue

St. John's School

Address
2215 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 2J1
Details

The competition will be located in the senior gym.

Website
St. John's Spring Open 2018 website
Organizers
Benjamin Zeng, Jerome Lam, and Vincent Yim
WCA Delegate
Kristopher De Asis
Contact

Here

Competitor Limit
90
Entry Fee
$25 (Canadian Dollar)
Information

There is a competitor limit of 90 due to venue capacity limitations.

Events
Registration period

Online registration will be open from to . Other forms of registration may be allowed (such as registration at the door). Be sure to read through all the competition details to find out.

Registration requirements

The cost per competitor is $25.00 CAD. All payment is due in advance online to reserve your spot on the competitor list.

Registrants who have paid after the registration limit has been reached will be placed on a waiting list on a first-come first-serve basis. Those on the waiting list will be issued a refund when registration closes. Please note that registration approval is processed manually, and so the current list of registrants might not be up to date.

Newcomers to Cubing Competitions

For those of you new to cubing- WELCOME!
We wanted to let you know this event is 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/

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so 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

FAQs

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete and to be similarly responsible for its whereabouts at the busy competition venue.

Q: What is the competition like?
A; Competitions like this one have a bunch of tables where cubers like us get to sit, discuss and practice our favorite thing: cubes! The competing is split up into heats, so as to better organize who competes when. Specific cube events and their aimed for start times will be posted, but you will also need to listen for when your event and heat is called.

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 cubecomps.com to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: ABSOLUTELY YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Q: And my guests? What will they do?
A: They will cheer you on, be your moral support and help with your photos and filming. Guests are expected to give priority round table seating to cubers, but gymnasium bleachers will be there for all spectators to sit.

Q: What about parking?
A: On-site parking is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Otherwise, there is street parking availalbe, but be aware of all city parking regulations.

Venue

St. John's School - Senior Gym
2215 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC
V6K 2J1

Location Description

Located in Vancouver, our school lies approximately 10 minutes west of downtown Vancouver, 30 minutes west of Burnaby, and 1 hour west of Surrey. There will be St. John's students dressed in uniform to direct the competitors.

Parking

There will be parking on the streets near our school.

Public Transit

St. John's school is a short walk away from routes 9 and 14 from the stop at Yew Street. Route 16 and the 99 B-Line also provide quick access from Broadway at Arbutus.

Nearby Hotels/Accomodations

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Getting Calories for Cubing

There are many restaurants near our school including sushi, Subway, ramen, and many more. If you have questions, please ask one of our student ambassadors dressed in the St. John's uniform and they will suggests nearby restaurants.

The competitor limit has been reached, and registration has been closed. We will not be accepting walk-on registrants.

The cost per competitor is $25.00 CAD. All payment is due in advance online to reserve your spot on the competitor list.

Event Format Rounds
3x3x3 Average of 5 3
4x4x4 Best of 2/Average of 5 1
5x5x5 Best of 2/Average of 5 1
3x3x3 One-Handed Best of 2/Average of 5 1
Megaminx Best of 2/Average of 5 1
Square-1 Best of 2/Average of 5 1

Note that the schedule is tentative, and is subject to change. Every round of every event has a time-limit of 10:00. Reaching and exceeding this time on a solve will result in a DNF.

Start End Event Format Cut-off To Proceed
8:15 AM 8:45 AM Check-In
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Introduction & Rule Explanation
9:00 AM 10:45AM 3x3x3 First Round Average of 5 Top 40
10:45 AM 12:00 PM 4x4x4 Combined¹ Final Best of 2/Average of 5 1:25
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 1:45 PM 3x3x3 One-handed Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 0:45
1:45 PM 2:30 PM 3x3x3 Second Round Average of 5 Top 12
2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5x5x5 Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 2:00
3:30 PM 4:15 PM Megaminx Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 2:00
4:15 PM 5:00 PM Square-1 Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 0:30
5:00 PM 5:30 PM 3x3x3 Final Average of 5
5:30 PM 6:00 PM Awards

¹ In a ‘Combined’ round, you must get a result below the cut-off within your first two attempts to be able to complete an Average of 5.