- Sep 8, 2018
- Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Quinnipiac University Athletic and Recreation Center
- 275 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518, USA
The competition will take place in the main gymnasium. There is a parking lot in front which has free parking.
- Arthur Adams
- WCA Delegate
- Arthur Adams
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
Quinnipiac University will host its first official WCA competition this September! We are planning a competition with a relaxed but engaging and social atmosphere, that will hopefully give the Connecticut cubing community a chance to connect.
The theme of this competition is breadth rather than depth. Our events will sample a variety of puzzle categories, from larger cubes (4x4) and different solving approaches (One-Handed, Blindfolded, Fewest Moves), to puzzles of different shapes (Pyraminx, Skewb, Square-1). All events except the traditional 3x3 speedsolve will be single rounds; Fewest Moves in particular will consist of one hour-long attempt.
Family, friends, and guests are welcome, but we ask competitors to let us know the number of people attending on their registration forms. The parking lot in front of the venue should be free of charge, but there are no guarantees if that particular lot reaches capacity.
We look forward to seeing you in September!
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $10 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Competitors must be eligible to compete in WCA competitions, and be familiar with the WCA regulations and guidelines.
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.
Sean Belke won with an average of 8.70 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Kymberlyn Calderon finished second (9.20) and Krish Shah-Nathwani finished third (9.42).
|3x3x3 Cube||Sean Belke||7.95||8.70||United States||8.58||7.95||8.81||8.70||9.64|
|4x4x4 Cube||Sean Belke||31.68||35.20||United States||31.91||31.68||51.77||35.62||38.06|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Tianyu Zhao (赵天愉)||23.57||DNF||China||36.33||23.57||DNF|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Christopher Chi||25||United States||25|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Parker Trager||11.79||13.85||United States||14.49||14.07||15.70||12.99||11.79|
|Pyraminx||Krish Shah-Nathwani||2.51||3.41||United States||2.98||2.92||2.51||4.33||4.56|
|Skewb||Christopher Chi||2.98||3.74||United States||4.38||2.98||4.70||3.69||3.16|
|Square-1||Christopher Chi||8.55||9.46||United States||8.55||8.89||9.46||11.14||10.04|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Bo1||1 hour|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00|
|Pyraminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00|
|Skewb||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00|
|Square-1||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00|
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Schedule for Saturday (September 08, 2018)
The WCA Regulations set the rules for our competition. Competitors should be familiar particularly with sections governing both solving and conduct, i.e. Sections 2, 3, 5, 9-11, and any of the lettered sections relevant to your specific events. (For those considering Fewest Moves, for example, I would recommend also being familiar with parts of Section 12 and all of Section E.) That being said, all regulations will be enforced where they apply.
For those of you who like extra credit (or just need further clarification), there are also the WCA Guidelines.
Competitors must finish each solve strictly under the specified time limit in order to have their time counted and recorded. Events with cutoffs are run in two "stages". In the first stage, each competitor has 2 attempts to match or beat the specified cutoff time. Those attempts only need to be judged valid and be under the time limit to be counted. Only if at least one of those solves also meets the cutoff will a competitor advance to the full average of 5.
Note: we will do our best to retain the cutoffs and time limits as listed. The organizer/delegate reserves 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.
Many of our competitions are supported by help from attendees, whether formal or on-the-spot volunteering. Most competitors will already have most of the working knowledge they would need to run, judge, and scramble (listed in increasing order of background needed). We most often need judges, so don't be surprised if we ask around for extra help! Again, help is completely voluntary, but we always appreciate it. (All organizers and delegates for the WCA are volunteers themselves!)
Kit Clement, one of our WCA delegates, made a video (fairly) recently giving you a helpful visual overview of the most common things you'll need to know when competing:
The competition will be held in the gymnasium of the Quinnipiac Athletic and Recreation Center, which is just off Whitney Avenue in Hamden. Both Interstate 91 and CT State Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) pass near the campus.
If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
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.