Get to the Point 2018


Date
Jun 3, 2018
City
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States
Venue

Ben Franklin Jr. High School

Address
2000 Polk Street, Stevens Point, WI, 54481
Details

Gymnasium and Cafeteria

Website
Get to the Point 2018 website
Organizer
Clark Prokop
WCA Delegate
Slater Metz
Contact

mmcnfolks@charter.net, clarkprokop@gmail.com

Competitor Limit
150
Entry Fee
$16 (United States Dollar)
Information

This is our first year hosting a competition, and we hope that this is the first of many! We will be assigning judges, but don’t worry if you don’t know how to judge. We will be doing a new competitor tutorial, where we will show everyone how to both judge and compete.

Events
Registration period

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Registration requirements

Registration Fee: $16 per competitor
Competitor Limit: 150
Any changes in puzzle-events participation before the deadline, Sunday, May 27th, 11:59PM, will be honored.

Registration Rules:

  • Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.

  • Your registration is not complete until your payment is received and your name shows up on the “Competitors” tab found on the WCA website. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us and we will work it out.

  • ALL SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR FREE.

  • Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

  • Registration will close either on Sunday, May 27th, 11:59PM, or when the competitor limit is reached.

Cancelations:

  • You will receive a full refund before May 16, 2018 with the condition that there is someone on the waitlist willing to take your spot.

  • No refunds after May 16th.

  • If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us.

Time Event Round Format Cutoff Time Limit Advance to Next Round
8:30-9:00 am Check-In
9:00-9:15 am New Competitor and Judge Tutorial
9:15-10:45 am 3x3 Round 1 Avg. of 5^ 10:00 Top 50
10:45-11:30 am 2x2 Combined Round 1 Best of 2/Avg. of 5^^ 0:30 10:00 Top 16
11:30-12:30 pm 5x5 Combined Final Best of 2/Avg. of 5^^ 2:30 4:00 Awards
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm Megaminx Combined Final Best of 2/Avg. of 5^^ 2:00 3:00 Awards
2:30-3:30 pm 4x4 Combined Final Best of 2/Avg. of 5^^ 1:15 3:00 Awards
3:30-4:30 pm 3x3 OH Combined Final Best of 2/Avg. of 5^^ 1:00 2:00 Awards
4:30-5:15 pm 3x3 Round 2 Avg. of 5^ 5:00 Top 16
5:15-5:30 pm 2x2 Final Avg. of 5^ 10:00 Awards
5:30-6:00 pm 3x3 Final Avg. of 5^ 10:00 Awards
6:00 pm Cleanup

^Avg. of 5 means the best and worst times are removed, and the remaining 3 times are then averaged. (A DNF would count as a "worst time.")

^^Best of 2/Average of 5 means you will have two solves to meet or beat the cutoff time. If you do not meet or beat the cutoff time, the event is finished for you. If you do meet or beat the cutoff time, you will continue with the remaining 3 solves. Your times will then be averaged as described above.

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

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

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

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legal-ese, 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&t=2s

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial before the competition. After the tutorial 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 in the WCA's system and get you 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 puzzles in order to compete. We will also have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

Q: What is the normal age of the 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: There are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing: cubes! Then there is, of course, the actual competing area, which will occupy one side of the gymnasium, and in which you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants' times. There will also be a vendor, where you can satisfy all of your cubing gear needs. This competition will have an hour-long break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize when people compete. (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 Cubecomps.com to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

The link to Cubecomps is right here: Cubecomps.com

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

A: The two most common reasons why you won't find your name on the registration list are that either the registration wasn't successfully submitted, or the payment didn't go through. The third reason may be that the competitor limit (150 competitors) is full, and you have been put on the waiting list. If payment is an issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the emails listed on the "General Info" tab to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. 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 than to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

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

Location:
Ben Franklin Jr. High School
2000 Polk St, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Food:
You are allowed to bring food and drinks into the building.
There are many sit down and fast food restaurants within 10 minutes of the venue.

Fast Food

Arby's
Hardees
McDonalds
Kwik Trip
Culver's
Starbuck's
Black Cow (coffee)
Panera
Subway
Burger King
Taco Bell
KFC
Panda Express
Plover Drive Thru
Pizza Hut
Dairy Queen

Sit Down Food

Golden Corral
Pizza Ranch
Chili's
Charcole Grille
Sky Club
IHop
Bamboo House
Grazies Italian Grille
South Point (cash only)
Hilltop Pub and Grille
Tempura House
El Mezcal

CubeDepot will be vending at this competition!

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Trophies will be given to competitors who place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each event.