Doncaster Open 2020


Date
Feb 22 - 23, 2020
City
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Venue

Doncaster School For The Deaf

Address
Doncaster School For The Deaf
Details

Sports Hall

Organizers
Ben Stokes, Jacob Chambers, Matthew Prestwich, and Oliver Castledine
WCA Delegates
David Lim, James Molloy, and Sam Spendla
Contact
m.prestwich@btinternet.com, jchambers01313@gmail.com, olivercastledine07@gmail.com, bstokes506@gmail.com, jmolloy@worldcubeassociation.org, dlim@worldcubeassociation.org, sspendla@worldcubeassociation.org
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Information

If you are a new competitor, please make sure to read all the information in the FAQ and the Important Information tabs before registering. All competitors should be familiar with the information in these tabs.

Events
Main event
Competitors
126
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is £20 (British Pound).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Make sure to register and pay for the competition to be accepted. We will not accept any registrations at the competition.

If registration is full by the time you pay you will be on the waiting list. If you do not make the competitor list by the time the competition happens then you will get a full refund.

If you can no longer attend, let us know as soon as possible through the contact link on the General Info page. We often have waiting lists so letting us know you cannot attend allows us to add another person to the competition. By not telling us you are denying someone a chance to compete.

If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a full refund. If registration is closed we will offer a 50% refund. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.

If you have any problems check out the FAQ, or feel free to contact us.

Highlights
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Sebastian Weyer won with an average of 7.16 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Chris Mills finished second (7.68) and Fabio Schwandt finished third (8.24).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Sebastian Weyer 6.20 7.16 Germany 6.557.547.387.856.20
2x2x2 Cube Harry Savage 1.36 2.42 United Kingdom 1.393.931.363.272.61
4x4x4 Cube Sebastian Weyer 20.80 26.03 Germany 26.8324.9120.80DNF26.34
5x5x5 Cube Sebastian Weyer 47.43 49.83 Germany 57.1548.8549.2451.4047.43
6x6x6 Cube Ivan Lew Yi Wen (刘义文) 1:46.63 1:48.98 Malaysia 1:46.631:51.911:48.40
3x3x3 Blindfolded Christopher Morris 20.81 DNF United Kingdom 20.81DNF23.51
Clock Sam Shaw 5.44 6.38 United Kingdom 6.086.327.015.446.74
Megaminx Sean Moran 38.73 40.15 NR United Kingdom 38.7339.1940.6644.1840.59
Skewb Harry Savage 2.50 3.51 United Kingdom 3.912.837.883.802.50
Square-1 Marcus Siu 9.34 10.18 United Kingdom 9.3410.559.7111.0510.27
4x4x4 Blindfolded Charlie Harrison 2:57.63 DNF United Kingdom 2:57.63DNFDNF
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00 Top 72 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 5:30.00 1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 16 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Skewb First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative *

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Schedule for Saturday (February 22, 2020)

From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Registration Opens [All Day]
Sports Hall
From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Introduction to competing
Sports Hall
From 09:15 AM
To 10:35 AM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Sports Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 10:35 AM
To 11:35 AM
Megaminx First round
Sports Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:35 AM
To 12:25 PM
Clock First round
Sports Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 12:25 PM
To 01:50 PM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Sports Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 01:50 PM
To 02:35 PM
Lunch
Sports Hall
From 02:35 PM
To 03:25 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Sports Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
30:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:25 PM
To 04:10 PM
Skewb First round
Sports Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 04:10 PM
To 04:50 PM
Clock Second round
Sports Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:50 PM
To 05:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Sports Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Megaminx Final
Sports Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:45 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Sports Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
From 06:45 PM
To 07:05 PM
Skewb Final
Sports Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 07:05 PM
To 07:25 PM
Clock Final
Sports Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00

Schedule for Sunday (February 23, 2020)

From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Registration Opens [All Day]
Sports Hall
From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Introduction to competing
Sports Hall
From 09:15 AM
To 11:00 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Sports Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Proceed
Top 72 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 11:45 AM
Square-1 First round
Sports Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 40.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:45 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Sports Hall
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
5:30.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
From 12:45 PM
To 01:35 PM
Lunch
Sports Hall
From 01:35 PM
To 02:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Sports Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:15 PM
To 03:15 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Sports Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 04:05 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Sports Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 32 advance to next round
From 04:05 PM
To 04:20 PM
Square-1 Final
Sports Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 04:20 PM
To 04:35 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Sports Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:35 PM
To 05:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Sports Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Sports Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Awards
Sports Hall

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register?
A: First you need to make sure you have created a WCA account. You can do this by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, follow the menu bar to the Register page and follow the instructions carefully.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Please make sure that you have followed the instructions listed on the Register page. You could also be on the waiting list. The competitor limit can be found on the General Info page, and you can see the number on accepted competitors on the Competitors page also on the menu. If you have done everything correctly and the competition is not full then just be patient. We have to manually approve registrations and the organisers aren't available all the time. If you believe you have followed the steps correctly but still are not on the registration list after 2 days, then feel free to email us at the contact link on the General Info page.

Q: Can I change the events I am registered for?
A: As long as registration is still open, yes you are allowed to change events. Email us at the contact link on the General Info page with the events you would like to change. If registration is closed then please do not email us with event changes. If at the competition you decide that you do not want to compete in an event, come up to the scramble table when your group is called and simply tell the scramblers that you are not going to compete.

Q: I am no longer able to attend, what do I do?
A: The first thing you need to do is tell us as soon as you know via the contact link on the General Info page. Competitions generally fill up quite quickly and letting us know that you can't attend means we can add someone from the waiting list.

Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a full refund. If registration is closed we will offer a 50% refund. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.

Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: We recommend that you check out the Events and Schedule tabs - if you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough! Loads of people come to competitions just to beat their own personal bests, and meet likeminded people, with no intention of winning or even making it past the first round.

Q: Are there different age categories?
A: All competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome. In general most are aged 10-20 but we have plenty of regulars who are older or younger than this!

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: Yes! Make sure to bring cubes for all events you are competing in and look after them, you don't want them to go missing.

Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Yes! Spectating this competition will be free for everyone. Unless you are attending with a competitor, we would highly recommend to come to spectate only in the afternoons, as the venue will be extremely busy in the morning on both days!

Q: I'm a parent, what can I do to get involved?
A: If you're looking for something to do then you can certainly help out with the running and judging! We pretty much always need help with this and they are really easy procedures to follow. You can come to the introduction to competing where we go through all of it there. Running is also great for step count and requires zero knowledge of cubing if you're worried about that!

Q: When do I arrive at the competition?
A: If you are a new competitor, we highly recommend that you show up for the introduction to competing which is held as the first thing on both days. Otherwise, we recommend you turn up at least 15 minutes before your first event, you can check when this is on the Schedule tab. This will give you enough time to register, find a seat, and warm-up.

Q: What do I do when I arrive?
A: The first thing you do when you arrive is find the registration desk if registration is open. If you arrive before registration opens, we will make an announcement as to when it does open. If there is nobody present at the registration desk then find a staff member and we will make sure to register you.

Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are more than welcome to leave whenever you want. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All the results will be found on this page a couple of days after the competition, once they have all been checked and uploaded. If you are looking for live results, they can all be found on the menu bar at the top under Results -> WCA Live.

New Competitors

If you are a new competitor, it is important that you are familiar with the Regulations. The regulations are very long and are quite a lot to take in so don't worry if you don't remember it all! Because of this, we have a video that explains the competing procedure which we recommend to watch before attending: Competing Tutorial. We will also be holding an introduction to competing which we recommend you attend as well.

New competitors must bring some form of ID to show at the competition to confirm the name, the country they wish to compete for, and the date of birth registered with. The usual items of ID that people bring are Passports, Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses, etc. As long as it has your name, date of birth, and country, then it will be fine.

If you have any questions, we recommend that you check the FAQ in case it has been asked before. But you are more than welcome to contact us at the link on the General Info page. We also recommend you check out the UKCA tab to sign up to our mailing list for announcements of future competitions, among other things.

Information for All Competitors

  • Please help judge! As a competitor, your judging assignments are the absolute minimum you should be doing to help out. As second rounds, third rounds and finals have no assigned judges, we really need people to help out whenever available for these. If you are directly asked to judge, please go and judge for the remainder of the round in progress. If you do not comply then we are within our rights to disqualify you from the competition as per Regulation 1e2. If you're a parent you can also get involved with running and juging, it's really easy!
  • Please note that Carbon-Fiber puzzles are not permitted, and please make sure your cube complies with logo regulations!
  • When you are competing and have handed in your puzzle, please make sure to be waiting in the designated area so that judges and runners do not have to come searching for you.
  • Please DO NOT talk about the scrambles or your solutions whilst the round is in progress as per Regulation 2g3.
  • During blindfolded events, please stay silent within the venue. These events require a high amount of concentration and any noise can be distracting. We will announce when the silence will begin and when you may talk within the venue again.
  • No flash photography under any circumstance within the venue. It is extremely distracting for competitors.
  • If you are a spectator, please stay 1.5m away from competitors at all times as per Regulation 7b. If you are filming someone competing, please stay out of the competitor area.
  • Please treat the venue with respect, put all of your rubbish in bins, black bin bags, or take it home with you and keep your area tidy.
  • There are thousands of puzzles at these events, make sure to keep yours together so you don't lose them! Keeping them in a bag and looking after it at all times is recommended. If you do lose a puzzle, please contact us at the link on the General Info page, it is likely that someone has handed it in to us.
  • We will be taking videos and photographs of the competition and the environment for our social media pages and website. By attending the competition as a competitor or a guest, you are accepting that you may be filmed or photographed for these purposes.

Venue

The venue is the sports hall at Doncaster School for the Deaf, Leger Way, DN2 6AY. The school is across from the Doncaster Racecourse and the Hilton Garden Inn hotel. A cafe bar will be available upstairs, serving hot food and light snacks for reasonable prices. A lift is available should it be needed by any guest at any time. Several fast food outlets are also available within a few minutes walk of the venue, alongside an ASDA superstore.

Travel

Car: The postcode for the venue is DN2 6AY, free car parking is available on-site throughout the weekend. The competition is taking place in the sports hall, signs will be posted on the day to point competitors and guests in the right direction.
Train: The nearest train station is Doncaster station adjacent to the Frenchgate shopping centre, which is well-connected with trains running regularly from London and other parts of the country. The venue is about 20 minutes walk from Frenchgate up the High Street.
Plane: Doncaster-Sheffield airport is the nearest airport to the venue, and is approximately 20 minutes away by car.

Accommodation

The nearest hotel to the venue is the Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse across the road, with the Grand St. Leger Hotel also very close by. The nearest chain hotel to the venue is the Premier Inn Doncaster Central East. A little further away is the Lakeside Village which features another Premier Inn and a Travelodge. Other hotels are also available within a 20 minute walk of the venue.

Each event is run in groups, depending on how many people are competing in the event depends on how many groups there are. We call each group up one at a time in order to complete their solves during the scheduled time for the round. We have software that automatically picks what groups you are in, the judges, and who scrambles for each group. This is the minimum amount you should be helping out as it only is for first rounds. We always appreciate extra help!

Please note down which groups you are competing and scrambling in before arriving at the competition!

Groups

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.