Carolina Clock 'Stravaganza 2019

Nov 23, 2019
Monroe, North Carolina, United States

Benton's Crossroads Baptist Church

109 E Lawyers Rd, Monroe, North Carolina 28110

The competition will take place in the gym


Carolina Clock ‘Stravaganza Organizers

Cady Shields and Carson Claud
WCA Delegates
Cady Shields, Jacob Ambrose, Jared Stinson, Joshua Feran, Katie Hull, and Nancy Hartman
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The main event of this competition is Clock. Clock Finals will be head-to-head.

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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 95% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

  • To register for this competition, you must pay in full in advance through Stripe. Your registration is not complete until you pay.
  • To cancel your registration, please email the organizers with your name telling them you want to cancel your registration. If you are having trouble paying on the website or any other registration problems, please email us.
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  • After the competition reaches 100 competitors, a waitlist will be created. You must pay to be placed on the waitlist. If you are at the top of the waitlist and someone cancels their registration, you will receive an email from the organizers. You must confirm your registration within 24 hours of receiving the email to compete. If no response is heard from you, the next person on the waiting list will be offered your spot.
  • After the competition, all competitors on the waiting list will recieve a refund for the registration cost minus tax.
  • If the competition reaches its competitor limit and when registration closes, no additional registrations will be accepted. No exceptions.

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Kerry Creech won with an average of 5.60 seconds in the Clock event. Lucas Nieuwland finished second (5.77) and Jacob Ambrose finished third (6.40).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Jared Stinson 7.70 8.84 United States 9.309.767.709.247.99
7x7x7 Cube Sean Hartman 2:24.80 2:40.73 United States 2:51.862:45.522:24.80
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tommy Cherry 20.86 DNF United States DNFDNF20.86
Clock Kerry Creech 4.56 5.60 United States DNF4.614.566.056.13
Skewb Zachary Ochs 3.55 4.24 United States 4.314.044.374.963.55
3x3x3 With Feet Tommy Cherry 27.11 29.77 United States 27.1129.8731.4833.6827.96
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 47 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative *
Clock First round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (November 23, 2019)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:25 AM
Competitor Check-In
From 08:25 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
From 08:45 AM
To 09:55 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Time limit
Top 47 advance to next round
From 09:55 AM
To 10:00 AM
Competitor Photo
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
Clock First round
Time limit
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:10 PM
3x3x3 With Feet First round
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:10 PM
To 12:30 PM
3x3x3 With Feet Final
Time limit
From 12:30 PM
To 01:00 PM
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
1 attempt to get < 6:30.00
From 02:00 PM
To 02:40 PM
Unofficial Clock Team Relay
From 02:40 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Time limit
30:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:30 PM
To 04:00 PM
Clock Second round
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
Skewb First round
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Time limit
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
Skewb Final
Time limit
From 06:00 PM
To 07:15 PM
Clock Final
Time limit
From 07:15 PM
To 07:45 PM

Room Details: The competition will be held in the gymnasium of the church. This is the same location as the past Crossroads Cubing competitions

GPS Navigation: For whatever reason GPS seems to want to take you on some convoluded path. The church is at the corner of Lawyers Rd and Concord Highway. Here is a picture of what you are looking for:

Parking: There is a large parking lot available.

Lunch: Competitors will be on their own for food. There is not much close to the venue, you probably will have to drive. Here are the closest restaurants.

Hotels: Find hotels here

Airport: Closest airport is Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)

Please include your shirt size in the comment section of your registration

All Competitors

  • Please arrive at 8:00am to check-in and get your shirt and nametag
  • You are expected to be familiar with the WCA Regulations and Guidelines. Article A is most important for speedsolving events
  • You are expected to help judge. You must judge for at least one group of every event you compete in.
  • If you want a refresher on how to compete or judge you can read the WCA Competition Tutorial.
  • Spectators (parents, siblings, friends) are allowed to come watch for free. No prior registration required.
  • Flash photography is NOT allowed in the venue as it is very distracting
  • You must NOT talk about scrambles or what specific algorithm(s) you did while the event is still in progress. This is considered cheating and grounds for disqualification (Regulation 2g3)
  • We may use regulation 9p3 for all final rounds. If you are not present when a final starts, you will be withdrawn from that final.
  • Make sure all screens of any cameras or phones you have on the table are facing away from you and do not touch them during the attempt, otherwise this will result in a DNF (Regulation 2i2). Electronic/bluetooth cubes (ex. Giiker cube, GOcube, GAN356i) are not permitted under the same regulation.
  • It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from the parents. This would require either being present at the judging tutorial or to have someone teach you how to judge later in the day. Judge for however long you'd feel like. It's an excellent way to make the time fly by!
  • Please treat the venue with respect, pick up any trash, and leave the venue better than how you found it. We are not responsible for your belongings or puzzles. Keep track of your own belongings/puzzles and be respectful of others.
  • You can find live results for the competition on WCA Live. A few days after the competition the results will be uploaded to WCA officially.
  • We reserve the right to alter the schedule in any way. We may alter the number of competitors proceeding to the next round. We may eliminate a round altogether. This all depends on if we run ahead or behind of the planned schedule.
  • The main event of this competition is Clock. Clock Final will be head-to-head.
  • Your delegates for this competition are Cady Shields (North Carolina), Jacobe Ambrose (Georgia), Katie Hull (Georgia), Joshua Feran (Wisconsin), Nancy Hartman (Florida), and Jared Stinson (Alabama) Ask them if you have any questions throughout the day!

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:

This video will help explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know. It is highly suggested that parents watch this video as well.

If you prefer to read about how to compete, here is a written guide.

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

* Please bring some for of identification. This will be used to verify your name, birthday, and nationality. (something like a passport or school ID). This is especially important if your nationality is outside of the USA.
* Please be familiar with all of WCA's regulations, most importantly Article A. If you have any questions about the regulations, feel free to ask a Delegate.
* In each event we will have rounds. We will take the top competitors on to the subsequent rounds. After a round is completed results will be entered into WCA Live. Your name will be highlighted if you made it to the next round.
* Each round will be divided into groups to help them run more efficiently. We will call the groups in order, along with a last call. Please come bring your solved puzzle up and wait in the competitor waiting area whenever your group is called. We are allowed to deny you the ability to compete if you do not come up by the last call.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What are some examples of puzzles that are not allowed?
A: Electronic cubes (such as Giiker or Gan360i), carbon fiber stickers, significantly damaged stickers, faces missing stickers (note: completely stickerless cubes are allowed), cubes missing pieces. Please see Article 3 of the regulations for more details.

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: Are spectators allowed to come watch?
A: Yes, anyone is allowed to come spectate and watch the competition. No registration or fee is required to come watch. Parents, siblings, friends are all allowed to come to the competition.

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 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 competitors list yet?
A: Allow up to 48 hours for your name to appear on the competitors list. Double check that you have paid the registration fee. You must also pay to be put on the waitlist. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, please contact use through email which is found on the General Info tab.

Q: Is the schedule 100% set in stone?
A: We reserve the right to alter the schedule in any way. We may alter the number of competitors proceeding to the next round. We may eliminate a round altogether. This all depends on if we run ahead or behind of the planned schedule.

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!

Please include your shirt size in the comment section of your registration.
If you do not include your shirt size, you will not receive a shirt
Available sizes: Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult X Large, Adult 2X Large, Adult 3X Large
Shirt Design:

If you register less than two weeks away from the competition a shirt may not be ordered for you as we have to put the order in on time to get it by the competition. It is in your best interest to register early!
You must be present at the competition to receive your shirt.

Live results can be found at WCA Live

We will not be using CubeComps.
Results from the competition will be submitted and uploaded officially to WCA within a week after the competition.
Group Assignments:

The Unofficial Clock Event will be a Clock Team Relay.
It will be 4 to a team and a bracket-style competition.
The top 32 competitors from Clock round 1 will be put randomly into 8 teams of 4 and form a bracket. This format will be similar to the WCA World Championship's Nation's Cup and CubingUSA National's Region's Cup relays.
-Each competitor will solve a single clock , one after another.
-The winning team is determined by the fastest total time.
-Standard WCA penalties apply for the solves.
-scrambles will be provided for solvers to use and scramble their own clocks (this saves time and resources). Helpers will be available to help scramble if need be.
-The members solve one clock one after the other. Thus, there are 4 timers, 4 clocks, and 4 competitors on the table.The second, third, and fourth timers must be started only when the previous member has finished their solve.
-Inspection time applies to all 4 members at the same time. After 12 seconds of inspection, all 4 members of the same team must release their own puzzle on the mat, hold their two hands on the timers.The effective start of the 2 teams giving battle is given by the judge or official speaker.
-When first solver is solving, the second, third, and fourth ones must hold their 2 hands on their timers. Same rule for the third solver while the second is solving their cube.
-The other team members may continue inspecting while their teammates are solving the puzzle, but must do so with their hands remaining on the timer.
-The winning team will be the team with the lowest total time. In case of same total times, the best individual solve is used to declare the winning team.
-This is an unofficial team event, no results will be stored in the WCA database.
-As this is an experimental format, the judges for this event may exercise discretion in the case of disagreements and rule interpretation - their decision will be final.

If you would like to be added to a mailing list to be notified about future North Carolina competitions, please fill out this form.
Anyone can join the mailing list, we encourage parents/guardians to join as well. This mailing list is run by local Delegates and therefore is not official.

This competition is sponsored by

They will provide gift cards to the podium winners of the competition.

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).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).


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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