The Last Frontier Open 2019


Date
Mar 30, 2019
City
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Venue

Anchorage Convention Center - Egan Center

Address
555 W. Fifth Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501
Details

Summit Hall - Space 4/5

Organizer
Matthew Dickman
WCA Delegate
Matthew Dickman
Contact
thecubedude101@gmail.com
Information

This will be the first ever WCA Comeptition in Alaska!

Before registering, you must read the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab. This tab details the responsibilites of all competitors at this competition.

While registering, please read the Registration Requirements for this competition in order to ensure prompt registration acceptance.

In accordance with Regulation 2t, all competitors must be familiar with and understand the WCA Regulations.

Donations: With this being the first ever WCA Competition in Alaska, there's no way to know for sure how many people will attend! All donations are appreciated and will go towards things such as venue, supplies, etc.

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 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (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 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Competitors will need to pay the registration fee in order to be approved. If there is an issue with payments online, we can have you pay in person in cash, but you will need to either contact me separately or put in the registration notes that you will be doing so.

Please register as soon as possible if you plan on coming! Registration closes at the end of the day on March 23rd. We will grant refunds to those who let us know before then, but no refunds are granted after that date.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Pyraminx Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Note: This schedule is tentative and could change depending on how many people end up registering for the compeition

Start End Event
8:00 8:15 Check-in
8:15 8:30 Competitor/Judging Tutorial
8:30 9:20 Pyraminx CombinedRound 1
9:20 11:00 3x3x3 Cube Round 1
11:00 11:50 3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Round 1
11:50 12:30 Lunch
12:30 1:20 2x2x2 Cube Round 1
1:20 2:30 4x4x4 Cube Combined Round 1
2:30 3:20 Skewb Combined Round 1
3:00 3:45 3x3x3 Cube Round 2
3:45 4:45 5x5x5 Cube Combined Final
4:45 5:20 3x3x3 One-Handed Final
5:20 5:45 4x4x4 Cube Final
5:45 6:10 2x2x2 Cube Final
6:10 6:25 Pyraminx Final
6:25 6:45 Skewb Final
6:45 7:00 3x3x3 Cube Final
7:00 7:15 Awards!

It is recommended that you come 10-15 minutes before your event is schedule to happen. There will be printed copies around the venue.

Venue:
Summit Hall - Spaces 4/5
555 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Airport: The closest airport is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC). This is approximately a 15-minute drive from the venue.

Directions from the Airport:
https://goo.gl/maps/8wcKMiLYPAE2

Lodging:
The closest hotels are the following:
Hotel Captain Cook
Westmark Anchorage Hotel
The Voyager Inn
Anchorage Marriott Downtown

Fun Things to do in Anchorage!
Here are a few things you can do in Anchorage while you're here!

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.

ALL COMPETITORS:

When you arrive, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that 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.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3 Round 1. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

FIRST-TIME COMPETITORS:
For those of you new to competitive cubing, WELCOME!

This event is open to 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

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a competitor tutorial on 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!

FAQ

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. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, 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 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 together, under the same conditions.

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

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift-card prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every event. If you haven't checked out their store already, I highly recommend you do! They will not be selling puzzles onsite. To be redirected to their site, either click HERE or the logo below!

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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.