BC Cubing Comeback B 2021


Date
Sep 26, 2021
City
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Venue

Walton Elementary School

Address
2960 Walton Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3B 6V6
Details

In the gym, with additional space in the nearby foyer and library space as well

Contact

Email Lindy

Organizers
Lindy Jankowiak and Luke Jankowiak
WCA Delegates
Chris Martin and Kevin Matthews
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

As per BC's recently announced Proof of Vaccination Requirement, all competitors and their (single) guest must provide proof of having received at least one dose of vaccination in order to enter the venue. As such, please do not register unless you will have had at least one dose of a vaccine before the competition date, as otherwise you will not be allowed to enter the venue nor compete. We will send registered competitors further details in an email when the government releases more details.

Cubing solo over the pandemic has made us only too glad to host an actual, face to face, long awaited gathering for local and perhaps not so local cubers...so welcome to BC Cubing Comeback 2021-either A or B!

We the organizers of Fraser Valley Open 2018 and 2019 are thrilled to invite you this time to the heart of Coquitlam for a fun and safe return to cubing, competing and most of all connecting together!

Please review ALL of the tabs listed on this website. This is a priority. Even if you are a seasoned competitor, COVID-19 has created some new shifts and there are things to be particularly attentive to.

Note that this is a one of a pair of twin competitions. We have not had twin competitions in BC before. Please see the Twin Competition tab for more information.

A small portion of each registration fee will be in support of the BC Fires Appeal with the Canadian Red Cross. Each dollar we donate will be matched by both the provincial and federal governments. Donations will be used for immediate and ongoing relief efforts as well as for long-term recovery and preparedness. Feel free to check out the Red Cross page for more information.

Take clear note especially of the Health and Safety Tab and our full WCA-compliant Risk Mitigation Plan.

Note: Spectators (max 1 per competitor) can attend for free. Those aged 18+ are invited to consider not attending with a guest to help our venue capacity numbers stay well within WCA recommendations. If you're not a competitor, or the single guest of a competitor, then we ask you NOT to come.

Note: In the unlikely event that the COVID-19 situation concerningly worsens, the WCA may step in with the additional ask that all attendees show 1) a negative test prior to venue entry or 2) that they have been fully vaccinated for 2 weeks prior. The WCA reserves the right in the event of a clear 4th wave in BC to cancel the competition outright. Significant updates such as these will be posted here on the website and emailed to registered competitors.

Events
Main event
Competitors
47
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (Canadian Dollar).
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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


BY REGISTERING, YOU AGREE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND WILL FOLLOW ALL OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES LISTED IN THE HEALTH & SAFETY TAB AND ACCEPT IF ANY OF THE MEASURES NEED TO BE NUANCED CLOSER TO THE DATE OF COMPETITION.

Registration is first come, first served based on the order of when payment is received. Once the competitor limit has been reached, a waitlist opens. This waitlist will be maintained for those who secure waitlist registration by making payment in the event a competitor vacancy opens up.
Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid.
Competitors who do not make it off of the waitlist will receive a 100% refund shortly before the competition starts.

This is a twin competition, and you may only register for one of the pair. Make sure you don't mix them up; this is B, on Sunday.

Highlights
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Sameer Aggarwal won with an average of 6.81 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Aiden Bartlett finished second (8.66) and Luke Jankowiak finished third (8.91).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 6.58 6.81 United States 6.856.806.586.777.32
2x2x2 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 1.49 2.04 United States 1.922.091.495.062.10
4x4x4 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 29.61 33.98 United States 34.1434.3633.4429.6135.12
5x5x5 Cube Milo Black 1:04.22 1:07.11 United States 1:06.141:04.221:10.781:04.421:17.13
3x3x3 Blindfolded Kevin Matthews 37.81 DNF Canada DNF45.1937.81
Pyraminx Sameer Aggarwal 2.49 2.85 United States 3.433.012.492.672.86
Skewb Aiden Bartlett 2.61 3.56 United States 3.333.753.612.615.54
Square-1 Aiden Bartlett 5.82 7.41 United States 7.565.829.426.897.77
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 5:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
Pyraminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Skewb Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00

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Schedule for Sunday (September 26, 2021)

From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors and judges
Gym
From 08:45 AM
To 09:40 AM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 5:00.00
From 09:40 AM
To 10:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 24 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:25 AM
Skewb Final
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 11:25 AM
To 12:25 PM
Pyraminx Final
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 12:25 PM
To 01:20 PM
Lunch
Gym
From 01:25 PM
To 02:40 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 02:40 PM
To 03:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:20 PM
To 04:35 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 04:35 PM
To 05:10 PM
Square-1 Final
Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Gym
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 05:45 PM
To 05:55 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Gym
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
Clean-up and Awards
Gym

Due to ongoing circumstances, the organizing team is planning for the following restrictions during the competition:

  • If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. you should not attend this competition.
  • If you have had a positive COVID-19 test or prolonged exposure to someone with the virus within 14 days prior to the competition, you should not attend this competition.
  • The organizing team recommends receiving a COVID-19 vaccination before competing. THIS HAS RECENTLY BECOME A PROVINCIAL REQUIREMENT THAT COMPETITORS AND GUESTS (age 12+) SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHOW PROOF OF AT LEAST FIRST DOSE OF VACCINATION.
  • Attendees should maintain a minimum of 3ft from others whenever possible.
  • Masks are NOW LEGALLY REQUIRED required at this time in BC in all public indoor settings.
  • Competitors are strongly encouraged to use their own pen for the duration of the competition. A name labeled pen will be supplied to each competitor.
  • When not competing, competitors and spectators should attempt to distance whenever possible by keeping 3 feet away from others. We also encourage you to not share puzzles with other competitors.
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfection wipes will be widely available for use at the competitor's pleasure. Organizers will encourage these items to be used.
  • The competition will aim to minimize movements and randomized seating; we will be using a fixed seating system, rather than a standard waiting area. This means when you compete, you will complete all of your attempts in one sitting with the same judge, instead of being called to a different station for each attempt.
  • Officials and staff will be following special procedures to continue to minimize the possibility of transmission of COVID-19, such as utilizing sanitizer frequently and distancing and assigned seating.

Risk Mitigation Plan

You may find our full mitigation procedures by viewing our Risk Mitigation Plan for BCCC 2021 A and B.

Registering

BY REGISTERING, YOU AGREE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND WILL FOLLOW ALL OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES LISTED ABOVE AND ACCEPT IF ANY OF THE MEASURES NEED TO BE NUANCED CLOSER TO THE DATE OF COMPETITION.

Potential Changes

Note: In the unlikely event that the COVID-19 situation concerningly worsens, the WCA may step in with the additional ask that all attendees show 1) a negative test prior to venue entry or 2) that they have been fully vaccinated for 2 weeks prior. The WCA reserves the right in the event of a clear 4th wave in BC to cancel the competition outright. Significant updates such as these will be posted here on the website and emailed to registered competitors.
See full details in the announcement here.

Walton Elementary School is where our competitions A and B will be hosted. Its address is 2960 Walton Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3B 6V6.

Thank you to the School District of Coquitlam facility rentals department and principal Marco Jankowiak for making this possible.

Walton Elementary is a K-5 English/Mandarin bilingual elementary school located in a quiet neighbourhood in the heart of Coquitlam behind the bustling Coquitlam Center mall and surrounding parks, restaurants and retail outlets. It is conveniently within walking distance or a very short drive from the Lincoln Millenium Line Skytrain Station.

Check out Walton on Google maps to note the many and various amenities in the area….especially the eateries including grocery stores and quick serve restaurants so handy for grabbing snacks as time allows during the competition day or for your full meal during our one hour lunch break!

Welcome

For those of you new to cubing - WELCOME! This competition is fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you to be aware of these basics before coming to compete... First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations.

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
Video: WCA Competitor Tutorial

FAQs

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete and to be similarly responsible for its whereabouts at the competition venue.

Q: What is the competition like?
A; Competitions like this one have a bunch of tables where cubers like us get to sit, discuss and practice our favorite thing: cubes! The actual competing with timers, mats and displays is on one side of the gym. The competing is split up into groups, so as to better organize who competes when. Specific cube events and their aimed for start times will be posted and on your name tag, but you will also need to listen for when your event and your group is called.

Q: How do I find results?
A: Data recorders will compile and present all results at WCA Live. We will add a link here in the days leading up to the competition, and also include it in the pre-competition email.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: ABSOLUTELY YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

WCA competitions are operating under regulations enacted on May 1, 2021 to address safety concerns regarding COVID as well as new permanent regulations for competitions. All competitors are required to read the Health & Safety tab for more information as well as be familiar with the regulations listed below:

New Regulations
1) The competitor must have no physical contact with the puzzle cover while starting the attempt on Blindfolded events.
2) Require the competitor to finish signing (not just for the judge to finish signing) before the competitor may reset the timer.

You can find a full summary of the new regulations here.

Temporary regulations
1) Competitors are requested to use their own pens. Name labeled pens will be provided for this particular competition.
2) There will be fixed seating for all events, with no competitor waiting area. Competitors will perform all solves for a particular round at the same station and remain there between solves.
3) Competitors should refrain from touching the surface of the solving station when they are not in the process of an official attempt.
4) Judges should refrain from touching the puzzle at all times.
5) Judges will ask the competitor to prepare the timer for each attempt (turning on/off, resetting as necessary).
6) After finishing an attempt, if there are more attempts to be done, the competitor must place the puzzle inside the cover.

You can find the rest of the temporary regulations here.

Particularly if you are newer to competing or to judging or need that refresher after being out of competitions for so long, please read the WCA Competition Tutorial before coming to the competition to learn for the first time or simply be reminded as a more experienced competitor about the procedures for both competing and judging.

All experienced competitors will be scheduled in by the organizers to serve as judges and scramblers. Schedules will be posted at the venue and found on the back of the prepared name tags on the day of competition.

Any new or newer competitors will be scheduled in to be judges only (no scrambling or running) and are asked to be at the venue no later than 8:30am to take in the live judging tutorial hosted by our delegate. Similarly schedules for new or newer competitors to judge will be posted at the venue and found on the back of the prepared name tags on the day of competition.

Please see our Risk Mitigation Plan for BCCC 2021 A and B to learn of the health and safety procedures to be aware of not only for competing but for serving in the judging, scrambling or running roles.

Serving in these essential roles - including on the spot invitations to both competitors and attendees to assist the organizer as co-runners - makes for a smooth and excellently run competition for all. Thank you in advance for your help!!!!

BC Cubing Comeback A 2021 (Saturday, Sept 25) and BC Cubing Comeback B 2021 (this competition, Sunday, Sept 26) are ‘Twin Competitions’. Reduced numbers over two days as opposed to a traditional larger single day competition assists organizers and the delegate in this ongoing season to be able to sufficiently maintain WCA health and safety protocols for a successful cubing weekend for all. Identical schedules and events are planned for both days, but competitors may only compete in ONE, not both, of the competitions. If an attempt is made to register for both dates, one of the registrations will be promptly rejected.

Please do not show up to a competition that you are not competing at, unless you are a guest of a competitor, as spectators are limited to one per competitor.

Many thanks to Garrett with CANCube who is generously sponsoring both A and B competitions with prize codes for all events for all podium placing competitors! Much appreciated!

Prizes (for each event):

First place: $15 gift card
Second place: $10 gift card
Third place: $5 gift card

Raffle Draws:

We are aiming for some just-for-fun raffle draws for prize cubes from CANCube to give away throughout A and B competion days. Good luck, all!

Contact me, Lindy Organizer at lindyjankowiak@gmail.com with any specific question you may have. Happy to help!

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 cutoff 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.

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