CubingUSA Western Championship 2020


Date
Jun 12 - 14, 2020
City
Provo, Utah, United States
Venue

Utah Valley Convention Center

Address
220 West Center Street, Suite 200 Provo UT, 84601
Details

Ballrooms A & B (Main Room) and Cascade E (Side Room)

Organizers
Bradley Sampson, Brandon Harnish, Calvin Nielson, Leslie Sampson, and Samuel Baird
WCA Delegates
Bradley Sampson, Brandon Harnish, Calvin Nielson, and Michael Chai (柴天方)
Contact

Organization Team

Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

Featuring 17 different events, competitors from American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, and Utah will be eligibile for the title of Western Champion!

Events
Number of times bookmarked
41
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 250 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $40 (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.

Adding/Dropping Events

  • Competitors may request (by email) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
  • Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
  • Competitors may request (by email) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!

Waitlist Policies

If registration fills up, we will place competitors on a waitlist. In order to get on the waitlist, you must register and pay. You are not on the waitlist until you pay the registration fee. If you do not make it off of the waitlist, you will be fully refunded. If a competitor drops out, the first person on the waitlist will replace them. People can be replaced up until June 1st, 2020, 6:30 AM MDT. No competitors will be added on the day of the competition.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 100 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Semi Final Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 60 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:40.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:20.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 30 advance to next round
Second round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 12 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 60 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Clock Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round Bo3 1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded First round ** Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded First round **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo3 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Friday (June 12, 2020)

From 12:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
Staff Competition
Cascade E
From 02:40 PM
To 03:00 PM
Submit Multi Cubes
Cascade E
From 03:00 PM
To 04:10 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Cascade E
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 04:10 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Cascade E
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:40 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Cascade E
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour

Schedule for Saturday (June 13, 2020)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Check-in
Ballroom A & B
From 08:30 AM
To 08:50 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Ballroom A & B
From 08:50 AM
To 09:50 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 100 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 11:15 AM
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round
Cascade E
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded First round **
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 11:15 AM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Cascade E
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:30:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded First round **
From 09:50 AM
To 10:25 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 60 advance to next round
From 10:25 AM
To 11:10 AM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 40 advance to next round
From 11:10 AM
To 12:00 PM
Megaminx Combined First round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch
Ballroom A & B
From 12:00 PM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch
Cascade E
From 12:45 PM
To 01:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 60 advance to next round
From 12:45 PM
To 01:15 PM
Clock Combined First round
Cascade E
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:15 PM
To 01:45 PM
Submit Multi Cubes
Cascade E
From 01:30 PM
To 02:45 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:30 PM
To 02:45 PM
Skewb First round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:30 PM
To 02:45 PM
Pyraminx First round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:45 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 2)
Cascade E
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 02:45 PM
To 03:45 PM
Square-1 Combined First round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 40 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 03:45 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:40.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 30 advance to next round
From 04:15 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 40 advance to next round
From 04:45 PM
To 05:40 PM
Dinner
Ballroom A & B
From 04:45 PM
To 05:40 PM
Dinner
Cascade E
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
Submit Multi Cubes
Cascade E
From 05:40 PM
To 06:50 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Cascade E
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 06:50 PM
To 08:00 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 3)
Cascade E
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

Schedule for Sunday (June 14, 2020)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:10 AM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo3
Time limit
30:00.00 cumulative *
From 09:10 AM
To 09:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube Semi Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:20.00
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed Second round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 10:50 AM
Pyraminx Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 10:50 AM
To 11:10 AM
Megaminx Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
From 11:10 AM
To 11:30 AM
Skewb Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 11:30 AM
To 11:50 AM
Square-1 Second round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:50 AM
To 12:50 PM
Lunch
Ballroom A & B
From 12:50 PM
To 01:10 PM
4x4x4 Cube Second round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:10 PM
To 01:30 PM
Clock Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 01:30 PM
To 01:50 PM
Square-1 Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 01:50 PM
To 02:10 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:10 PM
To 02:30 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
From 02:30 PM
To 02:50 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 02:50 PM
To 03:10 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:10 PM
To 03:25 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 03:25 PM
To 03:40 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:40 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Ballroom A & B
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
Awards
Ballroom A & B

As this is the Western Championship, we will be recognizing Western Champions for each event. We will recognize as the Western Champion the top finisher from one of these states and territories:
American Samoa
Arizona
California
Colorado
Guam
Hawaii
Nevada
Northern Mariana Islands
Utah

This is the third annual CubingUSA Western Championship, part of a series of Regional Championships supported by CubingUSA. The goal of these competitions is to allow competitors from all over the country to compete for regional titles. The Western region is comprised of the above states and territories.

While only residents of the western region are eligible to win the title of Western Champion, residents from everywhere are welcome to compete. While usually CubingUSA Regional Championships also serve as qualifying competitions for CubingUSA Nationals, there is no CubingUSA Nationals in 2020. We instead invite competitors to come to Western Championship 2020 and, furthermore, to the inaugural WCA North American Championship 2020 in Toronto!

Find out more about CubingUSA and Regional Championships

Parking Locations can be found here.

Air Travel: The Provo Airport is 4 miles from the competition venue.
The Salt Lake City International Airport is 49 miles from the competition venue.

Public Transit: There are three public transit options offered by the Utah Transit Authority.
FrontRunner is a light rail system that goes from downtown Salt Lake City directly to Provo. It is unfortunately not available on Sundays, but is a cheap and fast way to get from the SLC airport to Provo.
The TRAX Green Line runs directly from the SLC airport through the Salt Lake Valley to Provo. It runs seven days a week.
There are also local busses that can be used in Provo.

Travel from the SLC Airport to Provo: One good public transit option is to take the TRAX Green Line (704) from the airport to the North Temple Station. There, transfer to the southbound FrontRunner (750) and ride to the Provo Station. Both the 850 and 834 bus lines go from the Provo FrontRunner Station to the competition venue and the surrounding area.

Travel from Provo to the SLC Airport (Sunday): Take the 850 bus line north to the Draper Town Center Station. Transfer to the TRAX Blue Line (701). At the Arena Station, exit the blue line and board a Green Line (704) train.

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/

This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know, however competitors are still responsible for undertanding the full WCA Regulations.
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, Saturday 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, 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, during the competition go to WCA Live to find information about current results. This is also where you will find information about upcoming 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 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, 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!

No outside food or drink is allowed in the venue.

A map of the venue can be found here.

The main room for our competition is Ballroom A & B, which is on the 2nd floor. Friday's events and some events on Saturday will be held in the side room, which is the "Cascade E" room on the 3rd floor.

While we will appreciate everyone helping out throughout the competition, we will have a core staff team that will scramble, run, judge, and enter data throughout the competition.

Staff Responsibilities
* Attend the staff competition on Friday, June 12th from noon-3 PM
* Help set up on Saturday, June 13th at 7 AM
* Help clean up on Sunday, June 14th immediately after awards
* Assist with scrambling, running, judging, and data entry as assigned throughout the duration of the competition

Staff Application

Selected staff members will have their competition fee waived after the competition. All staff members will pay the competition fee before the competition and register normally, but will have 100% of the competition fee refunded after completing all staff tasks as assigned.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).

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.