Chula Vista Winter 2023
- Jan 14, 2023
- San Diego, California, United States
- 820 4th Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911
- Franklin Pham, Jonathan Ding, Michael Muething, Ruei-Chi Lai, Timothy Zhuang, and Trey Vu
- WCA Delegates
- Arthur Adams and Matthew Dickman
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
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.
Please provide adult supervision for children under 12 years of age.
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This competition is part of the San Diego January 2023 Competition Series. Other competitions in this Series are:
There is a competitor limit of 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
We encourage everyone to register for the events they want to compete in via your online registration, however you may add events to your registration up until the event has started.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $25 (United States Dollar).
- Wait until registration opens on December 26, 2022, 6:30 PM PST. You cannot register prior to then. You cannot register after Saturday, January 7, 2023, 4:00 PM PST. No exceptions to these will be given. If deemed necessary, we may close registration early.
- If you have not competed before, create a WCA account here
- Go to the Register link on the competition website.
- Fill out the events you will be competing in, any comments you may have about your registration, and press register.
- 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.
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 Saturday, January 7, 2023, 4:00 PM PST, otherwise you will be given a full refund.
If you would like to cancel your registration, email the organization team with your request and you will be refunded 75% of your registration fee. Refunds are available only until Saturday, January 7, 2023, 4:00 PM PST
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 Saturday, January 7, 2023, 4:00 PM PST.
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.
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Kavin Tangtartharakul won with an average of 8.38 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Michael Muething finished second (8.54) and Graham Johnson finished third (9.03).
|3x3x3 Cube||Kavin Tangtartharakul||7.48||8.38||United States||10.95||7.61||7.48||9.24||8.28|
|5x5x5 Cube||Michael Muething||1:01.51||1:07.85||United States||1:08.40||1:16.44||1:12.76||1:02.39||1:01.51|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Kavin Tangtartharakul||11.33||12.82||United States||12.94||17.14||11.33||13.24||12.28|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 64 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
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Schedule for Saturday (January 14, 2023)
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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:
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.
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!
# Frequently Asked Questions:
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 cometitors 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!
Getting to Chula Vista High School:
Chula Vista High School - Google Maps
Enter Hwy I-5 S and take exit 7B for J St.
Continue on J St for 0.9 mi
Turn right onto 4th Ave and continue for 0.25 mi
The school is at the intersection of K Street and 4th Avenue.
To enter the Drop Off Area: Continue on 4th Ave for 500 ft and turn right into the Drop Off Area.
To enter the Front Parking Lot: Turn right at the intersection of K St. and 4th Ave. Continue on 4th Ave for 800 ft and turn left into the Front Parking Lot.
Parking is available in the Front Parking Lot of the school.
Venue & Campus:
The competiton will be held in the Gym. The entrance to the Gym is directly behind the Drop Off Area.
To ensure the safety of attendees, we ask attendees to follow these guidelines:
- Attendees are encouraged to stay at least 3 feet (1 meter) apart for the entirety of the competition
- All attendees are recommended to wear face-coverings that cover their mouth and nose when using indoor facilities, competing, and staffing.
- We urge all competitors showing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19 in the 2 weeks before the competition to notify the organizers and avoid attending the competition.
- We will provide hand sanitizer, masks, and disinfecting wipes available to everyone in attendance, and we encourage attendees to regularly sanitize.
By registering for this competition you agree that you understand and will follow all the information listed above.
Team Blind is an unofficial cubing event that we are hosting at this competition! The solve is accomplished by two cubers - one cuber is blindfolded and holds the cube, and the other cuber is sighted and tells the blindfolded cuber the moves to solve it. This event will start after lunch and we are planning for it to take around 30-40 minutes.
- If you would like to participate in Team Blind, please fill out this Google Form: Team Blind Sign Up
- There is a 70 team limit for this event, and spots are secured on a first come first served basis.
- In order to compete, you must be available to judge and scramble for Team Blind.
- If one or both members of your team are not officially registered for the competition, we reserve the right to revoke your Team Blind registration if there is high demand.
- If you are no longer interested in competing, please let us know.
Cutoff and time limit
We will have a cutoff of 2:30 and a 5:00 minute time limit for this event. This means that in order to complete the ao5, a team must solve under 2:30 in the first two solves. Any solve over 5:00 is a result of DNF.
The 3x3x3 Team-Blind Regulations are available on the EE Regulations Page and are listed below.
- A7a) Regulations based on 3x3x3 Cube.
- A7b) This is a team event, there are 2 members in a team.
- A7c) Before the attempt, the competitors decide who will solve the puzzle (solver) and who will instruct them (caller).
- A7c1) They must tell the judge who does what before each attempt.
- A7d) The solver puts on a blindfold before inspection and doesn't remove it until the end of the solve (the timer is stopped). Penalty: disqualification of the attempt (DNF).
- A7e) Unlike 3x3x3 Blindfold event, no sight blockers will be placed between the solver and the cube. Because of this, the solver should place the cube so that the blindfold is clearly obstructing the line of sight. Penalty: disqualification of the attempt (DNF).
- A7e1) The Extra Events Organizer may disqualify an attempt for any suspected activity.
- A7f) Both competitors may touch the cube during inspection.
- A7g) After the solver starts the timer, only the solver may touch the cube and the timer. Penalty: disqualification of the attempt (DNF).
- A7h) Physical contact between the competitors is not allowed. Penalty: disqualification of the attempt (DNF). Exception: If no physically suggestive actions have been applied (+2 seconds) may be assigned instead, at the discretion of the judge.
- A7h1) If more than one physical contact between the competitors happened penalty is only disqualification of the attempt (DNF).
- A7j) Both competitors may talk at any time.
This competition is sponsored by SpeedCubeShop! They will be providing gift card codes for podiums!
Live results: https://live.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/1930
Team Blind Results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17KBGOTe-koDua8Sn2sbnzrrmI1VmGHKAhq9VDANMemc/edit?resourcekey#gid=625165144
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.