Copper Country Cubing Winter 2020


Date
Feb 29 - Mar 1, 2020
City
Houghton, Michigan, United States
Venue

Memorial Union - Michigan Tech University

Address
1400 Townsend Dr, Houghton, MI 49931
Details

MUB Ballroom - Sunday, MUB Alumni Lounge - Saturday

Organizer
Michael Conard
WCA Delegates
Michael Conard and Walker Welch
Contact
michaelaconard@hotmail.com, wwelch@worldcubeassociation.org
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

This will be the third Copper Country Cubing (Michigan Technological University) competition, in Michigan's great Upper Peninsula!

The Memorial Union Building (MUB) is located between the middle and west end of the Michigan Tech campus.

The main events will take place on Sunday, March 1st in the second floor ballroom. The Saturday events are in the first floor alumni lounge.

Events
Main event
Competitors
22
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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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 90% of your registration fee.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $10 (United States Dollar).
Spectators can attend for free.

Highlights
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Brody Lassner won with an average of 7.49 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Simon Kellum finished second (9.10) and Will Cerne finished third (10.09).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Brody Lassner 7.00 7.49 United States 8.057.227.637.637.00
2x2x2 Cube Walker Welch 2.30 2.37 United States 2.322.302.403.232.38
4x4x4 Cube Brody Lassner 32.40 35.18 United States 34.8632.4033.5437.1438.81
5x5x5 Cube Walker Welch 1:08.60 1:10.55 United States 1:09.751:09.191:12.711:08.601:14.71
6x6x6 Cube Walker Welch 1:53.50 2:08.08 United States 2:12.162:18.571:53.50
3x3x3 Blindfolded Will Cerne 28.92 DNF United States DNF28.92DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Walker Welch 26 29.00 United States 262833
3x3x3 One-Handed Brody Lassner 11.45 11.91 United States 12.3011.4513.4811.6111.83
Clock Walker Welch 6.92 8.63 United States 7.97DNF7.7110.226.92
Pyraminx Simon Kellum 2.61 2.87 United States 2.783.172.662.613.66
Square-1 Simon Kellum 11.23 12.28 United States 12.4411.8211.2320.1212.59
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Will Cerne 20/25 56:43 United States DNF20/25 56:43
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo2

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Schedule for Saturday (February 29, 2020)

From 02:50 PM
To 03:00 PM
Submit MBLD1 Cubes (if 6+)
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge
Format
Mo3
From 04:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
Break
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge
From 04:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge
Format
Bo2
From 05:30 PM
To 06:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge
Format
Mo3
From 06:30 PM
To 06:45 PM
Break
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge
From 06:30 PM
To 06:40 PM
Submit MBLD2 Cubes (if 6+)
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge
From 06:45 PM
To 07:45 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge
Format
Mo3
From 07:45 PM
To 09:00 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 2)
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge
Format
Bo2
From 09:00 PM
To 10:00 PM
Unofficial Event: Curvy Copter
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge
From 10:00 PM
To 10:15 PM
Clean Up
MUB 1st Floor Alumni Lounge

Schedule for Sunday (March 01, 2020)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:20 AM
Check In
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
From 08:20 AM
To 08:30 AM
Competitor/Judge Tutorial
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:00 AM
To 09:35 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 09:35 AM
To 10:05 AM
Pyraminx First round
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 10:05 AM
To 10:40 AM
Square-1 Final
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
From 10:40 AM
To 11:20 AM
4x4x4 Cube Final
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
From 11:20 AM
To 11:55 AM
Clock First round
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:55 AM
To 12:40 PM
Lunch
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
From 12:40 PM
To 01:30 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Bo3
Time limit
20:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:30 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 02:40 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 02:40 PM
To 03:10 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
From 03:10 PM
To 03:50 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
From 03:50 PM
To 04:05 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:05 PM
To 04:20 PM
Clock Final
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:20 PM
To 04:35 PM
Pyraminx Final
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:35 PM
To 04:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:50 PM
To 05:05 PM
Awards
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
From 05:05 PM
To 05:50 PM
Unofficial Event: 3x3x3 Team-Blind
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom
From 05:50 PM
To 06:00 PM
Clean Up
MUB 2nd Floor Ballroom

New Competitors:

-Before the competition, watch this great video made by WCA Senior Delegate Kit Clement with the basics of how it all works.
-There is also this written tutorial on the WCA website that is very helpful.
-We encourage first time competitors to test out the timing equipment before your first attempt! Feel free to ask a staff member how competing works.
-The competitors will be split up into groups for competing. You will be assigned a group, which you can find on the Groups Tab.
-On the day of the competition when your group number is called you bring your puzzle up and put it in the box that has a scorecard with your name on it and wait in the competitor waiting area until your name is called.
-It's a good idea to arrive before the scheduled time for your event because if you are not there for the last call you might not be allowed to compete.
-Read the "All Competitors" information below.

All Competitors:

-Be familiar with the WCA Regulations!
-We are going to need all the help we can get from volunteer judges throughout the day to make the competition run well. You may judge in any group you are not competing in and it is greatly appreciated!
-If you do not know how to judge all of the staff members are more than happy to teach you.
-Parents and spectators are welcome to judge too, it's a great way to have a new experience and be more involved with the event, other than competing!
-Flash photography is NOT allowed because it is very distracting to people while they are solving.
-You must NOT talk about the scrambles of an event while it is still in progress.
-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 (2i2).
-Please treat the venue with respect, pick up any trash, keep track of your puzzles, and respect other people's puzzles.

Schedule Changes:

-If the competition is running smoothly with plenty of volunteers and we get ahead of schedule, we will utilize A1a3 as much as possible to increase time limits and cutoffs to let as many people do their solves to the best of their ability as we can. However, if we are lacking volunteers or the competition begins to fall behind schedule, we reserve the right to make the limits stricter as needed. We don't want that to happen, so please consider helping out when you aren't competing!
-We will also actively utilize 9p3 in regards to second and final rounds. If you won't be present for a further round you made it to please let us know so we can drop you and move someone else into the round; similarly, if you aren't present when the further round begins we may assume that to be your withdrawal and drop you so the next competitor in the rankings can compete.

We will be having one unofficially pseudo-official (i.e SEE) event each day of the competition! These will be occurring at the very end of each day, so if you don't want to hang around for them you dont have to.

Saturday: Curvy Copter (regulations TBD)
Sunday: 3x3x3 Team-Blind (regulations)

3x3x3 Team-Blind is being held as best of three solves, no cuttoff and 5:00 time limit.
Curvy Copter is being held as an average of five solves, cutoff 7:00 and time limit 10:00.

Our WCA Delegate, Walker Welch, is also a SEE Delegate, so these results will be posted to SEE and eligible for regional records.

RESULTS

3x3x3 Team-Blind

# Name Average Best Citizen of Solves
1 Brody Lassner Will Cerne 35.81 38.55 United States 35.81 40.23 39.60
2 Michael Conard Walker Welch 56.04 1:05.34 United States 1:20.25 56.04 59.74
3 Adam Dums Nick Schiavo 1:05.08 1:12.65 United States 1:24.40 1:08.46 1:05.08
4 David Madigan Simon Kellum 1:10.58 1:32.70 United States 2:05.82 1:10.58 1:21.70
5 Ethan Potinsky Meghan Hemmer 2:27.15 2:58.72 United States 2:54.00 3:35.02 2:27.15

Curvy Copter

# Name Average Best Citizen of Solves
1 Walker Welch 2:19.16 WR 1:46.92 WR United States 2:27.34 2:22.33 2:07.81 2:28.15 1:46.92
2 Ethan Potinsky 3:40.51 3:16.15 United States 4:33.25 4:14.07 3:16.15 3:26.78 3:20.68
3 Michael Conard 8:52.16 United States DNF 8:52.16
Albert Sandru DNF United States DNF DNS
Edwin Yazbec DNF United States DNF DNF

Live results will be available at this link during the event: https://live.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/CopperCountryWinter2020

Note that we are using WCA Live for this competition, not CubeComps!

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

3x3x3 Team-Blind

# Name Average Best Citizen of Solves
1 Brody Lassner Will Cerne 35.81 38.55 United States 35.81 40.23 39.60
2 Michael Conard Walker Welch 56.04 1:05.34 United States 1:20.25 56.04 59.74
3 Adam Dums Nick Schiavo 1:05.08 1:12.65 United States 1:24.40 1:08.46 1:05.08
4 David Madigan Simon Kellum 1:10.58 1:32.70 United States 2:05.82 1:10.58 1:21.70
5 Ethan Potinsky Meghan Hemmer 2:27.15 2:58.72 United States 2:54.00 3:35.02 2:27.15

Curvy Copter

# Name Average Best Citizen of Solves
1 Walker Welch 2:19.16 WR 1:46.92 WR United States 2:27.34 2:22.33 2:07.81 2:28.15 1:46.92
2 Ethan Potinsky 3:40.51 3:16.15 United States 4:33.25 4:14.07 3:16.15 3:26.78 3:20.68
3 Michael Conard 8:52.16 United States DNF 8:52.16
Albert Sandru DNF United States DNF DNS
Edwin Yazbec DNF United States DNF DNF

Since this is a very small competition, we are depending on everyone for it to run smoothly! If you are in Group 1 for an event you are required to help with Group 2, and vice versa. If you're not competing in an event you are not required to help with that event, but we would really love it if you'd help anyway! If we run the competition ahead of schedule there is potential to add second rounds to more events! :)

Name ID 222 333 333oh 333bf 333fm 333mbf 444 555 666 clock pyram sq1
Adam Dums 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Albert Sandru 22 1
Anthony Michael Derkos 16 2 2 2
Bailey Loukinen 17 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Brody Lassner 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2
David Madigan 12 1 1 2 2 1 1
Destin Shulfer 23 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
Edwin Yazbec 5 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1
Emily Marchek 7 2 1 1 1 2
Ethan Potinsky 11 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Evan C. Hill 18 2 1
Name ID 222 333 333oh 333bf 333fm 333mbf 444 555 666 clock pyram sq1
Frank Cerne 4 1 1
Justin Erkkila 10 2 1 1 1 2 1 2
Kolson Theodore Kytta 26 1 2 2 1 1
Meghan Hemmer 24 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Michael Conard 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Nicholas Hamilton 20 2
Nick Schiavo 21 1
Nik Madigan 13 1 2 1
Simon Kellum 19 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
Walker Welch 6 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2
Will Cerne 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2

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Houghton can only be flown to from O’hare in Chicago, so any flights must connect through there. The airport is a 15 minute drive from campus.
Uber and Lyft are not heavily supported in the area, but there are taxi services:

-Copper Country Limo & Taxi (906-370-4761)
-Mak's Taxi (906-523-7477)

For driving, there are two roads that lead into Houghton:

-41 from the east (the Mackinac bridge aka Michigan LP or Ontario, Canada)
-26 from the South-West (aka Wisconsin and beyond)

Both of these will bring you straight to the Michigan Tech campus, which is on the Easternmost side of the city of Houghton.

We won't be reserving a block of hotel rooms for this event, but there are several hotels/motels to choose from. There are four in walking distance and two others in Houghton but further from campus. Here they are, listed by distance to campus:

-Super 8: 1200 E Lakeshore Dr, Houghton, MI 49931
-Magnuson Square Inn: 820 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931
-The Vault Hotel: 600 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931
-Downtowner Motel: 110 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931
-Radisson: 919 Razorback Dr, Houghton, MI 49931
-Holiday Inn: 1110 Century Way, Houghton, MI 49931

Campus parking is free and not enforced on weekends or evenings, however, parking fees will be enforced on Fridays until 4pm.

For parking before 4pm on Fridays you can use quarters or the Parkmobile app at a meter on campus or in Visitor Lot (27).

For any evening as well as all day Satuday and Sunday, you can park in any lot or at any meter for free except for lots 15E, 15W, 7W, 16, and dormitory parking. Lots are clearly labeled with large permanent signs.

The closest parking is the space by the J. Robert Van Pelt Library, but that will fill up especially since it’s used frequently by the rest of campus as well.

There is, however, nearly limitless parking by the Rosza Center on the far East of campus, which is less than a 6 minute walk to the MUB (on the sidewalk paths through the beautiful campus).

If you would like to eat on campus, you can purchase an all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining hall pass at the Wadsworth front desk, which is also the dining hall entrance. Full meal service is only available between 11am-1pm for lunch and 4-6pm for dinner (4-7pm on weekends). It's open between this, but will be sandwiches and cereal type stuff only. The passes are $12.95 (plus tax if you're not a student).

Less than a 5 minute walk from campus is a small strip mall (200 Pearl St, Houghton, MI 49931) containing:

-Dominoes
-JJ’s Wok N Grill
-Rodeo Mexican Kitchen
-Jims Foodmart

Heading into downtown, which is still walkable but more like 15-20 minutes, provides plenty of other options, such as:

-Jimmy Johns
-Subway
-The Ambassador
-Joey’s Seafood & Grill
-Victoria’s Kitchen
-Hunan Garden
-Armando's Restaurant
-etc

Food will not be allowed in the Ballroom or Alumni Lounge, and please only bring drinks with twist on or sealable lids. The Keweenaw Commons is a food court so you may have food there, but please be respectful of the venue.

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.