The Battle of Lexington 2018


Date
Dec 1, 2018
City
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Venue

Minuteman Career and Technical High School

Address
758 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Details

The competition will be held in the cafeteria. Enter through the west entrance (at the rear parking lot), and turn left.

Organizers
Alexander Cohen and Nicholas McKee
WCA Delegates
JP Bulman, Matthew McMillan, and Tim Reynolds
Contact

Organizer Contact

Information

We are not accepting day of registrations. Please see tabs for more information

Spectators are welcome to attend free of charge.

Events
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 125 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (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 a 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 36 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:30.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:30.00 1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (December 01, 2018)

From 07:45 AM
To 08:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Cafeteria
From 08:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Cafeteria
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 36 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 10:45 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Cafeteria
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 12:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Cafeteria
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
5:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Cafeteria
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
Square-1 Combined First round
Cafeteria
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Cafeteria
Format
Best of 1 / Mean of 3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:30.00
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
Cafeteria
Format
Best of 1 / Mean of 3
Time limit
6:30.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Cafeteria
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 05:00 PM
Square-1 Final
Cafeteria
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:20 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:20 PM
To 05:40 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:40 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards/ Clean up
Cafeteria

CubeDepot will be sponsoring this competition

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Place Prize:
1st place in 3x3 $25 gift card
2nd place in 3x3 $20 gift card
3rd place in 3x3 $15 gift card
1st place in all other events $10 gift card
2nd place in all other events $7 gift card
3rd place in all other events $5 gift card

We will not be serving lunch, however it is less than a 10 minute drive to the center of town where there are several great choices for lunch.

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.

ALL COMPETITORS:

All competitors are expected to help out at this competition. In addition to your competing groups, all competitors will receive groups in which they are expected to either judge, scramble, or run. All assignments will be organized by group, meaning that when we call a particular group of an event up to compete, if you are scheduled to judge/scramble/run during that group, you will come up and start performing your assigned task. If you do not show up for your assignments, your times may be subject to disqualification.

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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/

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&t=2s

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, the 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, however, we will 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 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 Cubecomps.com 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 your 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 an issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and we can see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what your 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!

Groups will be posted here after registration closes but before the competition. In addition to what group you are competing in, you will also have a group or two for each event you are competing in to judge, run, or scramble. You must show up for this assignment or we reserve the right to disqualify you from that event. There will be a competitor and judging tutorial before the start of the competition each day so be sure to arrive a bit early to watch this if you are new, or would like a refresher. You can also watch this competitor tutorial by cyotheking ahead of time, as this goes over some of the judging procedures as well.

The adress of the venue is 758 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

Please use the rear parking lot, located on the west side of the school.

Enter through the West Entrance, and turn right after entering to get to the cafeteria.

One if by plane: Logan International Airport is about a 30-40 minute drive to the venue.
or
Two if by public transit: If you are coming from Logan, you will need to get on the silver line and make your way to south station where you will get on the red line. Then you will take the redline to alewife where you want to get on the 62/76 bus and take it to the Marrett Rd opp Forbes Rd stop. From there it is about a 10 minute walk to the venue. You can find a more detailed map here.

Staff decicions are currently being made. If you have been accepted onto staff, you should recive an email within a few days.

Want to hear about upcoming competitions in New England? Check out our mailing list: https://cubingusa.org/newengland

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.