Wiscube 2018


Date
Dec 8 - 9, 2018
City
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Venue

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Address
3841 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704
Details

The competition is in the Redwood Ballroom on the 2nd floor

Organizers
David Jiang (蒋濬哲) and Joshua Feran
WCA Delegates
Slater Metz and Walker Welch
Contact

Wiscube Organizers

Information

There is a 100 competitor limit for this competition. There is a registration fee of $20. Spectators are welcome to come free of charge. Please see the "Competitor Information" tab for more info.

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 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Registrations are manually approved so please be patient and wait at least 24 hours after you have submitted both your registration and your payment.

If after this time you haven't been notified of your registration being accepted and do not see your name on the list it may be due to:
- Not paying
- Incorrect Names
- The competition being full because the competitor limit is reached

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 50 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00 Top 5 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Clock First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (December 08, 2018)

From 08:30 AM
To 08:40 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Redwood Ballroom
From 08:40 AM
To 09:40 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 50.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:40 AM
To 10:40 AM
Skewb First round
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:40 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch (No Carry-Ins Allowed)
Redwood Ballroom
From 12:45 PM
To 01:45 PM
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 01:45 PM
To 02:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 04:15 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Best of 1 / Mean of 3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
Proceed
Top 5 advance to next round
From 04:15 PM
To 04:30 PM
Skewb Final
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
4:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
Clean Up
Redwood Ballroom
From 06:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
Awards
Redwood Ballroom

Schedule for Sunday (December 09, 2018)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:40 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:40 AM
To 10:15 AM
Clock First round
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 10:15 AM
To 10:50 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 10:50 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
From 12:00 PM
To 12:50 PM
Lunch (No Carry-Ins Allowed)
Redwood Ballroom
From 12:50 PM
To 01:25 PM
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 01:25 PM
To 02:10 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Best of 1 / Mean of 3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 02:10 PM
To 02:40 PM
Clock Final
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Average of 5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 02:40 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Best of 3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:00 PM
To 04:10 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Best of 1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 04:10 PM
To 05:20 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Redwood Ballroom
Format
Mean of 3
Time limit
1 hour
From 05:20 PM
To 05:50 PM
Buffer Time / Tentative Rounds
Redwood Ballroom
From 05:50 PM
To 06:00 PM
Clean Up
Redwood Ballroom
From 06:00 PM
To 06:10 PM
Awards
Redwood Ballroom

The competition is being held at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel located at 3841 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704. The competition is on the 2nd floor in the Redwood Ballroom.
They have a free shuttle to and from the airport, and have a special group rate on rooms for competitors and their families for the nights of 12/7 12/8 & 12/9! To get the discounted rate please call the hotel directly at 608-244-2481 and tell them you are with the "speedcubing competition". There are NO carry-ins allowed for this competition! There are over 30 restaurants within 2 miles and several within a couple of blocks.

New Competitors:

  • We are excited you are considering Wiscube 2018 as your first competition! This is a great one to start with and will have competitors of all ages!
  • Please try and be there in time to watch the new competitor tutorial on Saturday morning. If you miss it or want to know more feel free to ask a staff member how competing works. Before the competition, you can watch this great video made by WCA Senior Delegate for USA & Canada Kit Clement with the basics of how it all works.
  • The competitors will be split up into groups for competing. You will be assigned a group and you'll be informed of your group number for each event before the competition. On the day of the competition when your group number is called you bring your puzzle up and put it in the box that has a scorecard with your name on it and wait in the competitor waiting area until your name is called.
  • It's a good idea to arrive before the scheduled time for your event because if you are not there for the last call you might not be allowed to compete.
  • Read the "All Competitors" information below.

All Competitors:

  • Be familiar with the WCA Regulations specifically Article 2 and Article A
  • We are going to need all the help we can get from volunteer judges throughout the day to make the competition run well. You may judge in any group you are not competing in and it is greatly appreciated! If you do not know how to judge all of the staff members are more than happy to teach you. Parents are welcome to judge too, it's a great way to get a new experience at your child's event!
  • Flash photography is not allowed because it is very distracting to people while they are solving.
  • You may NOT talk about the scrambles of an event while it is still in progress.
  • Make sure all screens of any cameras or phones you have on the table are facing away from you otherwise this will result in a DNF
  • Please treat the venue with respect, pick up any trash keep track of your puzzles.
  • We will do our best to retain the cutoffs and time limits as listed. The organizers/delegates reserve the right to make the limits stricter ahead of an event only as needed to maintain the schedule. Any changes will be announced ahead of their respective rounds.
  • Likewise, with events we plan on having the final rounds of 5x5, 7x7, 3x3 Blindfolded, & Clock, listed as tentative on the schedule but will remove them is we are far behind schedule or decide it's better to finish early due to weather. We will also be adding a final round to any events if we have extra time.
  • Boxes will be provided at this competition for multiple blindfolded covers. Competitors may bring their own cover and use it at the delegates discretion.

Wiscube 2018 is sponsored by CubeDepot! They have a great selection of the latest speedcubes and other twisty puzzles at low prices with fast shipping!
They are providing prizes to the winners and they will be posted here when we have more info.
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The competition has reached the 100 competitor limit and a waitlist has been started. To get on the wait list, you register and pay like normal then you will be notified by email if you make it off the waitlist and are able to compete at the competition. You will be notified by Monday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm if you are able to compete. If you do not make it off the waitlist you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.

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 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.