Welcome Back Nepal 2022


Date
Jun 17 - 18, 2022
City
Kathmandu, Nepal
Venue

St. Xavier's College

Address
Maitighar, Kathmandu
Details

Fourth Floor, A-Levels Building

Contact

+977 9861202601; +977 9846127440; +977 9818356535

Organizers
Abi Shrestha, Ankit Sanjel, Anup Adhikari, Saiman Adhikari, and Salon Ngakhushi
WCA Delegate
Aayas Dhoj Joshi
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

The first WCA competition in Nepal in two years!

Note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are extra registration and entry requirements for this competition. Please make sure that you read and understand the registration process and COVID-19 safety protocols!

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
14
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 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is Rs.250 (Nepalese Rupee).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
We encourage everyone to register for the events they want to compete in via your online registration, however you may add events to your registration up until the event has started.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of Rs.350 (Nepalese Rupee).
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Q. How do I register for this competition?

Please complete the following steps to register for Welcome Back Nepal 2022.

  1. First, register on the WCA website through this link.
  2. Then, complete this form to let the organizers know your competition material preferences, vaccination status, and payment preferences.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the COVID-19 Safety Protocols of the competition.
  4. After completing the steps above, wait to hear from the organizers about the confirmation of your registration!

If you face any difficulties or issues, please feel free to contact the organizers at one of the following: +977 9861202601; +977 9846127440; +977 9818356535; ajoshi@worldcubeassociation.org; christ.anup103@gmail.com; saiman.adhikari1@gmail.com

Registration Fee Breakdown

Registration Payment Base Fee Each Additional Event
Online Online Rs. 200 Rs. 75
Online At the Venue Rs. 250 Rs. 100
At the Venue At the Venue Rs. 350 Rs. 100
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 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 25:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 25:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00

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Schedule for Friday (June 17, 2022)

From 07:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
Registration
Venue Entrance
From 07:45 AM
To 08:15 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Main Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
25:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 08:15 AM
To 09:00 AM
Clock Final
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 09:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
Opening Ceremony
Main Hall
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:00 AM
Square-1 First round
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 11:45 AM
Megaminx First round
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:30 PM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Outside Venue
From 01:00 PM
To 01:30 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Main Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
25:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:30 PM
To 02:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 02:00 PM
To 02:30 PM
Square-1 Final
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 02:30 PM
To 03:15 PM
Megaminx Final
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
From 03:15 PM
To 04:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
Closing Ceremony
Main Hall
From 04:15 PM
To 06:00 PM
Staff Rounds
Main Hall
From 06:00 PM
To 06:45 PM
Staff Reflection Session
Main Hall

Schedule for Saturday (June 18, 2022)

From 07:30 AM
To 08:30 AM
Registration
Venue Entrance
From 07:45 AM
To 08:30 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Hall
From 09:00 AM
To 11:15 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:15 AM
To 11:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:15 PM
Pyraminx First round
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Outside Venue
From 01:00 PM
To 01:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Main Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 01:30 PM
To 02:00 PM
Skewb First round
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 03:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:15 PM
Pyraminx Final
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:45 PM
Skewb Final
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Award Ceremony
Main Hall
From 06:00 PM
To 06:45 PM
Clean Up
Main Hall

Q. How do I register for this competition?

Please complete the following steps to register for Welcome Back Nepal 2022.

  1. First, register on the WCA website through this link.
  2. Then, complete this form to let the organizers know your competition material preferences, vaccination status, and payment preferences.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the COVID-19 Safety Protocols of the competition.
  4. After completing the steps above, wait to hear from the organizers about the confirmation of your registration!

If you face any difficulties or issues, please feel free to contact the organizers at one of the following:
+977 9861202601
+977 9846127440
+977 9818356535
ajoshi@worldcubeassociation.org
christ.anup103@gmail.com
saiman.adhikari1@gmail.com

Registration Fee Breakdown

Registration Payment Base Fee Each Additional Event
Online Online Rs. 200 Rs. 75
Online On The Spot Rs. 250 Rs. 100
On The Spot On The Spot Rs. 350 Rs. 100

Full Price Breakdown:

Price Breakdown

Entry Policy:

  1. All individuals eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination must be fully vaccinated (exceptions below) to enter the venue on the day of the competition.
    • Please note that fully vaccinated means that it has been more than 14 days since you received your second dose of the AstraZeneca (Covishield), Covaxin, Moderna, Pfizer, or Sinopharm (Verocell) vaccine; or more than 14 days since you received a single dose of the Johnson&Johnson (Janssen) vaccine.
    • Any dose received after June 3, 2022 will not be counted.
  2. If you have not been fully vaccinated, you may still enter on one of the following conditions:
    • You are able to present a negative COVID-19 PCR report taken less than 72 hours before the beginning of the competition.
    • You are not able to get vaccinated. If this is the case, please approach one of the organizers beforehand and we may provide you an exemption.*
  3. To ensure the safety of all competitors, the organizers may deny you entry if:
    • You have symptoms related to COVID-19 such as fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, etc.
    • You refuse to wear a mask within competition premises.
    • You do not co-operate with social distancing protocols briefed to you at the time of entry.

*Subject to change if the COVID-19 cases increase in Kathmandu/Nepal.

COVID-19 Protocols:

  1. Masks are strictly mandatory within all competition premises. If you need to remove your mask for any reason, please leave the competition area temporarily to do so.
  2. Whenever possible, maintain at least 3 feet of distance from other competitors and attendees.
  3. The audience area will be set up by the organizing team. Please do not rearrange the seating setup without prior permission.
  4. We highly discourage bringing guests to this competition. If absolutely necessary, please bring at most one guest!
  5. All competitors will be required to bring their own face masks, hand sanitizer, and pens for this competition.

Note:

We highly recommend paying your registration fee through online methods such as eSewa, FonePay, Connect IPS, or through your Mobile Banking application. Competitors who pay their registration fee early through an online medium will be given a discount. Please see the Registration Process and Fees tab for more details.

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.

The written form of the this tutorial can be found here.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the 'Registration Process and Fees' tab and it will guide you to the registration.

FAQs

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: Yes! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. This means you should bring your own cube.

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: How do I find results?
A: All results are finalized on the WCA page within a week after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to the WCA Live website to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about upcoming rounds of events. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

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

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact the organizers.

By Air

The nearest airport, Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), is 5.4 kilometers away from the venue. Please contact the organizers for additional information.

By Public Transportation

There are three main routes to reach the venue by public transport. Please make your way to either Ratnapark, Lagankhel or Koteshwor (whichever is closest to you) and follow these directions:

  1. From Ratnapark: Please drop off near Thapathali. The venue is a few minutes away on foot.
  2. From Lagankhel: Please drop off near Thapathali. The venue is a few minutes away on foot.
  3. From Koteshwor: Please drop off near Maitighar. The venue is a few minutes away on foot.

Ride Sharing/Taxi Apps

Please download Tootle, Pathao, or inDriver on your phone. It is the most convenient form of travel in Kathmandu Valley at a reasonable rate.

Map

Please ensure that you check the location of the venue on Google Maps prior to the date of the competition. If you require offline map services during your travel, please save an offline map of the Central Development Region.

Accomodation

Please book a room near the venue via booking.com, if required.

If you require any additional assistance, feel free to contact the organizers.

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).

Cutoff

The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff 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.

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