Arizona Speedcubing Spring 2023 | World Cube Association (2023)

Arizona Speedcubing Spring 2023

  • General info
  • Events
  • Schedule
  • Competitor Responsibilities
  • New Competitor Information and FAQ
  • Sponsorship
  • Waitlist
Date
Mar 19, 2023
City
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Venue

C O Greenfield Elementary School

Address
7009 S. 10th St. Phoenix AZ 85042
Details

Multi-purpose room

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
Anant Kulkarni, Jake Roberts, and Mia Sponseller
WCA Delegates
Ivan Vanek and Jake Roberts
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA Regulations. If you are new to competing, please refer to the Competitor Responsibilities tab.

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
10
Registration period

Online registration will be open from to .

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 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (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 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Registration Process

  1. Wait until registration opens on Friday, January 27, 2023, 5:00PM AZ Time. You cannot register prior to then. You cannot register after Sunday, March 12, 2023, 6:00PM AZ Time. No exceptions to these will be given. If deemed necessary, we may close registration early.
  2. If you have not competed before, create a WCA account here
  3. Go to the Register link on the competition website.
  4. Fill out the events you will be competing in, any comments you may have about your registration, and press register.
  5. Pay the registration fee via Stripe on the competition website.

Competitors MUST pay their registration fee before being eligible for a spot in the competition.

Waitlist

If the competition is full, a message will be displayed saying such on the competition website. If, after this time, you register and pay for the competition, you will be added to the competition waitlist.

If a competitor cancels their registration, the person at the top of the waitlist will be added to the competitor list.

If you are on the waitlist, you may cancel your registration (see below) at any time for a full refund.

If you are on the waitlist, you will be informed whether you have made it on the competitor list after Sunday, March 12, 2023, 6:00PM AZ Time, otherwise you will be given a full refund.

Registration Changes

If you would like to cancel your registration, email the organization team with your request and you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee. Refunds are available only until Sunday, March 12, 2023, 6:00PM AZ Time

If you would like to edit your registered events or listed guests, you may do so on the Register page. This can only be done prior to Sunday, March 12, 2023, 6:00PM AZ Time.

By registering, competitors agree to the information in the Competitor Responsibilities tab. This tab details the responsibilites of all competitors at this competition. Not abiding by these responsibilities can result in disqualification.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 60 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 45.00 2 attempts to get < 25.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 45.00 2 attempts to get < 25.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:15.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:15.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
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Schedule for Sunday (March 19, 2023)

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From 08:15 AM

To 09:15 AM

5x5x5 Cube First round

Multi-purpose room

Format

Bo2 / Ao5

Time limit

4:00.00

Cutoff

2 attempts to get < 2:30.00

Proceed

Top 12 advance to next round

From 09:15 AM

To 09:30 AM

Tutorial for new competitors

Multi-purpose room

Format

Time limit

Cutoff

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From 09:30 AM

To 10:55 AM

3x3x3 Cube First round

Multi-purpose room

Format

Ao5

Time limit

10:00.00

Cutoff

Proceed

Top 60 advance to next round

From 10:55 AM

To 12:20 PM

4x4x4 Cube First round

Multi-purpose room

Format

Bo2 / Ao5

Time limit

2:15.00

Cutoff

2 attempts to get < 1:30.00

Proceed

Top 12 advance to next round

From 12:20 PM

To 01:20 PM

Lunch

Multi-purpose room

Format

Time limit

Cutoff

Proceed

From 01:20 PM

To 02:20 PM

Megaminx Final

Multi-purpose room

Format

Bo2 / Ao5

Time limit

3:00.00

Cutoff

2 attempts to get < 2:00.00

Proceed

From 02:20 PM

To 03:10 PM

3x3x3 Cube Second round

Multi-purpose room

Format

Ao5

Time limit

10:00.00

Cutoff

Proceed

Top 12 advance to next round

From 03:10 PM

To 03:25 PM

5x5x5 Cube Final

Multi-purpose room

Format

Bo2 / Ao5

Time limit

4:00.00

Cutoff

2 attempts to get < 2:30.00

Proceed

From 03:25 PM

To 04:40 PM

2x2x2 Cube First round

Multi-purpose room

Format

Bo2 / Ao5

Time limit

45.00

Cutoff

2 attempts to get < 25.00

Proceed

Top 12 advance to next round

From 04:40 PM

To 05:05 PM

4x4x4 Cube Final

Multi-purpose room

Format

Bo2 / Ao5

Time limit

2:15.00

Cutoff

2 attempts to get < 1:30.00

Proceed

From 05:05 PM

To 05:20 PM

2x2x2 Cube Final

Multi-purpose room

Format

Bo2 / Ao5

Time limit

45.00

Cutoff

2 attempts to get < 25.00

Proceed

From 05:20 PM

To 05:40 PM

3x3x3 Cube Final

Multi-purpose room

Format

Ao5

Time limit

10:00.00

Cutoff

Proceed

From 05:40 PM

To 05:55 PM

Awards

Multi-purpose room

Format

Time limit

Cutoff

Proceed

From 05:55 PM

To 07:00 PM

Clean-up

Multi-purpose room

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Time limit

Cutoff

Proceed

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Before the competition, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event in an email. We will be relying on competitors to help by judging whenever they are not competing. Judging is very easy and is a great way to make time fly!

We will provide a judging and competitor tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of 3x3. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge or compete to be properly prepared when they are expected to help or compete!

We will need help judging for the second/final rounds of events as we can not assign staff for those in advance. Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge; you do not need to know how to cube in order to be a judge. Having enough judges ensures that we stay on schedule and are able to leave on time.

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, it is still required that they are familar with the full set of regulations above.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dSuMG--wm8

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

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: Yes! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. Please refer to section 3 of the WCA Regulations for more information on what puzzles are okay to use in competition. If you have any questions, please reach out!

Q: What is the competition like?

A: Competitions are a ton of fun! Competitions are a great opportuity to meet new cubers, make new friends, and be able to compete and get official times recognized by the World Cube Association. Competitions can be as social of an event as you would like them to be. The communitiy is extremely welcoming and you can always sit at any table and strike up a conversation with another cuber. They are great places to try new cubes as well, just in case you are looking to get a new main cube! Once you walk into the venue, you will most likely see your nametag at a check-in table. If you are a first-timer, you will be asked to verify your information on your registration (name, DOB, country). Once you grab your nametag, go ahead and find a seat and start cubing! There will be a competitor/judge tutorial, which can be found on the schedule. After that, we will begin with the first event and will be calling events up by group. Your group numbers can be found on the back of your nametag. After you compete in an event, you will most likely also be expected to help judge another group (typically the following group). Competitions are very self-sufficient, so we rely heavily on the assitance from other cubers and parents like you! Your assisgned helping groups should also be listed on the back of your nametag. Once you are done competing in your event, you can go back to your table and continnue to socialize! To see if you made it to the next round of an event, you can check your results.

Q: How do I find results?

A: For the day of competing, WCA Live will have all of the results manually entered throughout the day. Once on WCA Live, scroll to the competition in question and you're good to go! After the competition, official results will be posted typically within a few days to a week after the competition happens.

Q: How do I get a WCA ID?

After official results are posted after the competitions (see question above), you will receive an email with information on your WCA ID.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay you registration fee in order to be eligible to be placed on the competitor list. If the competitor limit has been reached by the time your registration is completed, you will be placed onto a waitlist, which is listed in the order of when competitors pay. If you are not advanced from the waitlist before the waittlist closes (date found on Register tab), you will be issued a full refund.

Q: What is the typical 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: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same groups.

Q: Is there anything else I should know before attending my first competition?

A: Yes! Attending your first competition can come with a lot of nerves, so try and focus on having fun and meeting new people. If you aren't as fast as Max Park or Feliks Zemdegs, just remember that all cubers faster than you have been at your speed at some point! I also point people to Mats Valk's WCA Profile since he started competing whe he averaged well over a minute and now averages 6-7 seconds. People often do slightly worse in competition than at home too, so don't beat yourself up if you don't do as well as you had hoped! Once you lock in your first set of results, you'll have new personal records to break and goals to achieve at every new competition! If you plan on bringing any of your own puzzles, we highly rercommend marking them somehow (sharpie mark under a center cap or something similar) or keeping them in a box/bag. It happens far too often that many cubers bring a bunch of puzzles, put them on a table unattended, and accidentally take someone elses' puzzle, thinking it was theirs. It's easy to lose track of a single puzzle, especially since so many of them look the same at first glance!

This competition is sponsored by SpeedCubeShop. They will be providing gift cards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in all events.
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