Minnesota Cube Days 2020


Date
Mar 7 - 8, 2020
City
Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
Venue

Apple Valley Senior Center

Address
14601 Hayes Rd. Apple Valley, MN 55124
Details

Yellowstone Room

Organizer
Jair Sosa
WCA Delegate
Walker Welch
Contact
jairandgracie@gmail.com, wwelch@worldcubeassociation.org
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information
Events
Main event
Competitors
107
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 130 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $25 (United States Dollar).
Spectators can attend for free.

If the competitor limit is filled, you may still register and pay the registration fee if you wish, but you will be placed on a waitlist. Your registration will not be accepted unless a spot opens up.

Highlights
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Kennan LeJeune won with an average of 7.99 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. David Nguyen finished second (8.35) and Tyler Robinson finished third (8.42).

North American records: Carter Kucala‎ Skewb 2.38 (average).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Kennan LeJeune 6.50 7.99 United States 10.006.7211.167.246.50
2x2x2 Cube Carter Kucala 1.56 2.04 United States 3.391.992.561.581.56
4x4x4 Cube Carter Kucala 31.50 33.32 United States 31.5032.1933.4335.9234.35
7x7x7 Cube Walker Welch 2:34.38 2:45.76 United States 2:56.972:34.382:45.94
3x3x3 Blindfolded Carter Kucala 30.10 DNF United States DNF30.10DNF
Clock Walker Welch 5.64 7.16 United States 7.595.648.666.387.51
Pyraminx Simon Kellum 2.10 2.69 United States 3.008.572.432.642.10
Skewb Carter Kucala 2.15 2.38 NAR United States 2.443.522.152.472.22
Square-1 Carter Kucala 7.83 10.43 United States 10.398.2512.647.8313.42
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 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 7:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
Clock Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (March 07, 2020)

From 07:45 AM
To 08:15 AM
Registration
Yellowstone Room
From 08:15 AM
To 08:30 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Yellowstone Room
From 08:30 AM
To 10:00 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 60 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 40 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 24 advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch, Round 1
Yellowstone Room
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
Skewb First round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 02:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:30 PM
To 03:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
20:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 04:15 PM
Pyraminx First round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 40 advance to next round
From 04:15 PM
To 05:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
Pyraminx Second round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 05:30 PM
To 06:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Second round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 06:15 PM
To 06:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 06:30 PM
To 06:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:45 PM
To 07:15 PM
Cleanup/Awards
Yellowstone Room

Schedule for Sunday (March 08, 2020)

From 02:30 PM
To 03:15 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined First round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 7:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 04:05 PM
Square-1 Combined First round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:05 PM
To 04:50 PM
Clock Combined First round
Yellowstone Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 04:50 PM
To 05:10 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Yellowstone Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 05:10 PM
To 05:25 PM
Pyraminx Final
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:25 PM
To 05:40 PM
Skewb Final
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:40 PM
To 06:05 PM
Clock Final
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 06:05 PM
To 06:30 PM
Square-1 Final
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 06:30 PM
To 06:50 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Yellowstone Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:50 PM
To 07:10 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Yellowstone Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 07:10 PM
To 07:30 PM
Cleanup/Awards
Yellowstone Room

New Competitors

  • Please try to arrive early to watch the new competitor introduction at 8:15AM.
  • Please be familiar with all of WCA's regulations, most importantly Article A. If you have any questions about the regulations, feel free to ask us.
  • We have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww&t=2s If you prefer reading, there is a WCA tutorial in a pdf format here.
  • In each event we will have rounds. We will take the top competitors on to the subsequent rounds. After a round is completed results will be entered into WCA live.
  • Each round will be divided into groups to help them run more efficiently. We will call the groups in order, along with a last call. Please come bring your puzzle up and wait in the competitor waiting area whenever your group is called. We are allowed to deny you the ability to compete if you do not come up by the last call. On the Group Sheet, you may notice that you have a group as well as a Judging(J), Running(R), and Scrambling(S) assignment. If this is the case, then the group you are competing in will have no letter next to it. The Group that you are working will have the letter next to it (i.e. 2J would mean you are judging in Group 2). Please either judge or find someone to take your judging place when you are scheduled to judge. If all the judging stations are full, then don't worry, come help out a little later. You may see that you may have a job in an event that you are not competing in. Please try to help out as much as possible, especially during these times!

All Competitors

  • Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes early for the events you are competing in to ensure that you are on time for that event.
  • We will use regulation 9p3) for all final rounds. If you are not present when a final starts, you will be withdrawn from that final.
  • Please note that this schedule is subject to change, as we may hold events slightly earlier or later than shown depending on whether the competition is running ahead of schedule or behind schedule.
  • It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from the parents. This would require either being present at the judging tutorial or to have someone teach you how to judge later in the day. Judge for however long you'd feel like. It's an excellent way to make the time fly by!
  • Your delegate for this competition is Walker Welch. Ask him if you have any questions throughout the day!

Before Inspection:

  1. Reset the timer, so that it shows all zeroes.
  2. Reset the stopwatch, so that it shows all zeroes.
  3. Ask the competitor if they are ready. Wait until they say that they are.

Inspection:

  1. Simultaneously start the stopwatch and lift the cover from the puzzle.
  2. If the stopwatch reaches 8 seconds and the competitor has not started the timer yet, say “8 seconds.”
  3. If the stopwatch reaches 12 seconds and the competitor has not started the timer yet, say “12 seconds.”
  4. If the competitor starts the timer between 15.01 and 17.00, they receive a +2 penalty.
  5. If the competitor starts the timer after 17 seconds, they receive a DNF.

During the solve:

  1. Do not distract the competitor. Refrain from doing any activity that may distract yourself or the competitor, like cubing or looking at your phone
  2. Pay attention to the solve so that if any incident occurs, you can discuss with the delegate. a. Again, do not solve your own cubes while judging!

Cutoffs:

  1. If the competitor fails to make the listed time limit, after they go over that time limit, the judge stops their attempt and the solve is marked a DNF.
  2. If the competitor fails to make the listed cutoff after completing the first 2 attempts (first attempt if the competitor is given 3 attempts), the competitor is finished after those attempts.

After the solve:

  1. Inspect the puzzle without touching or moving it to see if it is solved. If there is a misalignment and you are not sure about the correct penalty, ask for help.
  2. If the competitor touches the puzzle before you have a chance to look at it, the solve is given a DNF. a. If the competitor has not made any moves, you can give them a +2 penalty instead.
  3. Write down the time of the solve on the scorecard. a. If there was no penalty, just write the time shown on the timer. b. If there was a +2 penalty at the beginning of the solve, write “2 +” before writing the time on the timer. c. If there was a +2 penalty at the end of the solve, write “+ 2” after writing the time on the timer. d. All solves with penalties have to include an equals sign and final result. (e.g. 19.57+2=21.57)
  4. If the solve was a DNF, write DNF instead of a time. For Blindfolded, write the time as well.
  5. Put your initials in the Judge column and have the competitor initial in the Comp column.

Other:

• If it’s the competitor’s first official solve, encourage them to practice using the timer once or twice before inspection.
• If a piece pops out of the puzzle, the competitor has to either reassemble the puzzle with the timer still running, or receive a DNF because the puzzle is not considered solved, it is up to the delegate to decide if the cube is solved depending on what pieces are missing.
• When a puzzle defect happens during a solve, nobody except the competitor can touch any pieces of the cube.

The groups you are competing in and assigned to help out in can be found here and in the list below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ousgcvaA7dbTT2TiZv6d-wfzUBIpWHAr/view?usp=sharing

Note that all competitors are expected to help out in the events they are competing in, typically to judge in the group following the one they are competing in (or the 1st group if they are assigned to the last group). Please make note of both your competition assignments, which are listed first next to the event, along with your helping assignment.

Example: "4; J6" next to an event means you will complete in Group 4 for that event, and help Judge in Group 6.

If you have never judged before, we will briefly cover how to do this during the New Competitor Tutorial.

Name 3x3 2x2 4x4 Skewb 3BLD Pyraminx 7x7 Square-1 Clock
Adam Ali 1;J3 5;J7 5;J1 1;J2
Adam Dums 2;J4 1;J3 2;J4 3;J5 2;J1 5;J1 2;J1
Alan Perez-silva 1;J3 2;J4 4;J6
Alex Thunstrom 3;J5 1;J3 1;J3 2;J4 2;J4
Andrew Tyberg 9;J1 4;S6 5;J1 1;J3 6;J2 1;J2 1;S2 2;J1
Andy Peterson 4;S6 2;S4 1;S3 6;J2 S2 1;S3
Anshu Chennuru 1;J3 2;J4 2;J4 3;J5 2;J4 3;J1 1;J2
Beau Wilson 6;J8 7;J9 4;J6 2;J4
Ben C. Coombe 8;J10 8;J10 2;J4 3;J5 1;J3
Ben Fraher 6;J8 4;J6 3;J5 4;J6 1;J2 5;J1 1;J2
Benjamin McClure 7;J9 7;J9 2;J4
Blake Lawrence 6;J8 3;J5
Brady Lawrence 6;J8 3;J5 2;J4 5;J1 1;J2 3;J5 2;J3
Braeden Joseph Venaglia 1;J3 2;J4
Brody Meschke 10;J2 8;J10 6;J2 2;J4 1;J2 2;J4 1;J2 3;J1
Bryce Breen 6;J8 9;J1 4;J6
Name 3x3 2x2 4x4 Skewb 3BLD Pyraminx 7x7 Square-1 Clock
Carl Overbye 10;J2 5;J7 2;J4 1;J3 6;J2
Carter Kucala 6;S8 8;S10 5;S1 3;S5 2;J1 6;S2 1;J2 2;S3 2;S1
Charles Tesch 9;J1 2;J4 6;J2 2;J4 5;J1
Chris Deng 2;J4 2;J4 2;J4 6;J2 2;J1 6;J2 2;S1 3;J1 1;J2
Chris Van Der Brink 3;J5 7;J9 3;J5 1;J3 1;J2 5;J1
Christopher Olson 9;J1 1;S3 6;S2 1;S2 1
Colin phan 10;J2 3;J5 1;J3 1;J3 4;J6
Connor Moebakken 1;J3 5;J7 1;J3
Dante Ugalde 2;S4 1;S3 S1
David Mortenson 6;J8 8;J10 4;J6 4;J6 1;J2 4;J6 2;J1 2;J3 1;J2
David Nguyen 9;S1 6;S8 3;S5 1
Dylan J. Stangler 6;J8 8;J10 2;J4 3;J5 6;J2
Dylan Porter 3;J5 10;J2 3;J5 1;J3 3;J5 3;J1
Eamonn Brett 8;J10 1;J3
Edward Andrew Lang 6;J8 3;J5 3;J5 1;J3 1;J2
Eli Diaz 5;J7 10;J2 3;J5
Name 3x3 2x2 4x4 Skewb 3BLD Pyraminx 7x7 Square-1 Clock
Elliott Mertens 4;J6 3;J5 6;J2 2;J4 1;J3
Evan Nguyen 9;J1 9;J1
Evie Klein 1;S3 7;S9 2;S4 2;S1 2
Faris Ahmed 2;J4 2;J4 6;J2
Graham Hirman 7;J9 6;J8 5;J1 4;J6 2;J4 2;J1 1;J2
Harrison Toppings 4;J6 7;J9 4;J6 4;J6
Haydan Tran 5;J7 5;J7
Hayden Melcher 4;J6 3;J5
Isak Danke 9;J1 8;J10 6;J2 6;J2 1;J2 3;J5 2;J1 3;J1 1;J2
Jack Robeck 5;J7 6;J8
Jackson Beck 9;J1 10;J2 5;J1
Jair Sosa 5 10 4 5 1 3 1;S2 1 1
Jake Shepard 5;J7 5;J7 1;J3 3;J5 5;J1
Jayvon Malinis 3;J5 8;J10 3;J5 2;J4
Jedrick Remonde 4;J6 1;J3 5;J1 2;J1
Jerry Cheng 4;J6 3;J5 4;J6
Jesslyn Valerie 3;J5 7;J9 3;J5 4;J6 1;J3 1;J2 1;J2 1;J2
Jimmy McBeain 3;J5 9;J1
Name 3x3 2x2 4x4 Skewb 3BLD Pyraminx 7x7 Square-1 Clock
John Hornacek 7;J9 4;J6 2;J4 1;J3 6;J2
John Linden 4;J6 4;J6 1;J3
Joseph Ong 4;J6 1;J3 4;J6 2;J4 4;J6 2;J1 3;J1 1;J2
Joshua Feran 7;S9 3;S5 4;S6 1;S3 2;J1 3;S5 1 1 2
Kaden Carston 1;J3 2;J4
Katelyn Rein 4;J6 6;J8 5;J1 5;J1
Kennan LeJeune 8;S10 10;J2 3;J5 5;J1 2;J3
Kristin Wiley 7;J9 3;J5 4;J6 3;J5 4;J6
Lewis Garthwaite 7;J9 8;J10 3;J5 5;J1 2;J4 1;J2 2;J1
Lewis Sutton 4;J6 5;J7 5;J1 6;J2 6;J2
Liam Florin 7;J9 7;J9 6;J2 5;J1
Lillian Miller 5;J7 8;J10 3;J5 6;J2
Lisa Kucala 2;J4 4;J6 1;J2
Logan Brewitz 7;J9 1;J3 3;J5 6;J2 2;J1 2;J4 1;J2 3;J1 2;J1
Logan Sorsveen 3;J5 6;J8 3;J5 3;J5
Lucas Matthew Sass 10;J2 5;J7 3;J5
Lukas Contreras 2;J4 6;J8 2;J4 5;J1
Luke Erickson 3;J5 5;J7
Name 3x3 2x2 4x4 Skewb 3BLD Pyraminx 7x7 Square-1 Clock
Macoy Denny 2;J4 2;J4 3;J5
Mason Deitering 1;J3 6;J8 1;J3 3;J5 2;J3
Mason Harmon 8;J10 8;J10 4;J6
Matthew Desrosiers 6;J8
Matthew Nguyen 5;J7 1;J3 5;J1 5;J1 1;J3
Michael Conard 3;S5 5;S7 2;S4 4;S6 1;J2 2;S4 1;S2 3;S1 1;S2
Michael R. Davenport 2;J4 4;J6 6;J2 6;J2
Noah Ackert 8;J10
Noah Muehlbauer 2;J4 5;J1 4;J6
Olivia Youlden 7;J9 9;J1
Owen Hill 8;J10 1;J3
Owen Hjerpe 5;J7 9;J1 4;J6 4;J6 2;J1 5;J1 2;J1 2;J3 2;J1
Owen Steven Welk 7;J9 5;J7
Paul Hendrickson 9;J1
Rhett Plummer 1;J3 6;J8 3;J5 4;J6 2;J4 1;J2
Riley Best 8;J10 9;J1 1;J3 1;J3 1;J3
River Hammerlind 10;J2 4;J6 1;J3
Robert Francis Gariepy 5;J7 2;J4 1;J3 2;J4 3;J5
Rohan Saarang 1;J3 7;J9 4;J6
Name 3x3 2x2 4x4 Skewb 3BLD Pyraminx 7x7 Square-1 Clock
Ryan Michael Sisneros 9;J1 2;J4 6;J2 2;J4 6;J2 2;J3
Samuel Hansen 3;J5 6;J8
Sarah Young 1;J3 3;J5 5;J1 2;J4 2;J3
Shain Longbehn 8;J10
Siddharth Nittala 2;J4 4;J6 1;J3
Simon Kellum 4;S6 9;J1 6;S2 6;S2 1;J2 1;S3 2;S1 3;S1 1;S2
Theron Johnson 6;J8 10;J2 1;J3 5;J1
Theron Olson 10;J2 1;J3 2;J4
Tony T. Nguyen 10;J2 4;J6 5;J1 1;J3
Tristan Hastings 10;J2 9;J1 5;J1 4;J6 6;J2 3;J1
Tyler Borland 8;J10 3;J5 1;J3 4;J6 2;J4
Tyler Flom 2;J4 4;J6 1;J3
Tyler Johnson 5;S7 10;S2 4;S6 2;S4 1;J2 5;S1 1;J2 1;S2
Tyler Robinson 10;S2 9;S1 5;S1 5;S1 2;J1 4;S6 2;J1 2;S3 2;J1
Tyler Youlden 9;J1 7;J9 6;J2 1;J3 3;J5
Vincent Chen 3;J5 10;J2 3;S5 1;J3 2;J1 4;J6 2;J1 1;S2 1;J2
Walker Welch 10 10 6 6 2 6 2 2 2;S1
Wes Palmer 8;J10 7;J9 4;J6 5;J1 2;J1 4;J6 1;J2 2;J1
Name 3x3 2x2 4x4 Skewb 3BLD Pyraminx 7x7 Square-1 Clock

If you did not register in time for the online registration, we are still accepting at-the-door (On-The-Spot) registration the morning of the competition.
Although to make this process quicker, we ask that you email us before Saturday morning.

Please email us at: jairandgracie@gmail.com, wwelch@worldcubeassociation.org

Include the following information.
- Name
- Birthdate (YYYY-MM-DD)
- WCA ID
- Nationality
- Gender
- Email
- Events competing in
- Confirmation you will pay the $25 registration fee either by Paypal (wwelch@worldcubeassociation.org) or the morning of the event.

Live results will be updated through WCA Live.

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TheCubicle.us will be sponsoring this competition!

A free blindfold to all 3x3x3 Blindfolded competitors! (Success not required :-)

There will be prizes for anybody who podiums in any event!

We will have a vendor by the name of Jair Sosa at the competition, so if you want a new cube bring some $!!

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 combined 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.