SacCubing IX 2020
- Jan 25 - 26, 2020
- Carmichael, California, United States
- 5325 Engle Rd # 100, Carmichael, CA 95608
Cypress Room (Saturday), John Smith Community Hall (Sunday)
- Chris Martin
- WCA Delegates
- Brandon Harnish, Michael Chai (柴天方), Nitin Subramanian, Ryan Jew, and Shelley Chang
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
Sacramento's annual two-day winter competition is here! Make sure to sign up to reserve your spot!
All donations are appreciated and will go towards things such as venue fees, supplies and other competition expenses.
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There is a competitor limit of 150 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.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Please follow all instructions or else your registration may be delayed.
Registration fee is $20 for one day of competing, and $25 for two days of competing, and you are permitted to sign up for all available events. Payment of $25 in full is required for all competitors regardless of events competing in, $5 will be discounted for all one-day competitors after their registration has been approved.
Please include a comment with your registration if you only plan to compete on one of the two days and we will refund your payment by $5 once your registration and events have been manually confirmed by us.
Saturday Events: 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 3x3 Blindfolded, Clock, Megaminx, Square-1, 4x4 Blindfolded, 5x5 Blindfolded
Sunday Events: 3x3, 2x2, 4x4, 3x3 One-Handed, Pyraminx, Skewb
After registering, click on "Pay your fees via card". To complete your registration you MUST pre-pay. You will receive an email saying your registration has been approved once your registration has been accepted. This means you are on the competitor list.
If after 48 hours, you do NOT see your name on the competitors list, then please send an email to the contact on the General Info tab.
Failure to do any of these steps may result in a delay in registration.
If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please let us know as it will open up a spot for another competitor.
All competitors must be available to judge/run/scramble for the competition as per Regulation 1e2 and 1f2. All competitors will be expected to help by judging or running for any event they are doing. Nametags will be handed out with all the information regarding what groups you will be competing in and what groups you will be helping in. If you are not competing in an event, you will not be assigned to help during that event.
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Nathan Wu won with an average of 7.95 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Will Newhoff finished second (8.01) and Richard Jay S. Apagar finished third (8.12).
|3x3x3 Cube||Nathan Wu||6.79||7.95||United States||8.14||6.89||9.03||8.82||6.79|
|2x2x2 Cube||Varun Mohanraj||1.44||2.20||United States||1.44||3.01||1.54||3.55||2.05|
|4x4x4 Cube||Varun Mohanraj||25.08||30.90||United States||31.88||29.99||37.34||30.84||25.08|
|5x5x5 Cube||Paul Mahvi||54.05||58.05||United States||58.18||58.40||57.58||54.05||59.08|
|6x6x6 Cube||Paul Mahvi||1:40.29||1:48.64||United States||1:54.14||1:51.50||1:40.29|
|7x7x7 Cube||Paul Mahvi||2:35.09||2:41.17||United States||2:35.09||2:42.63||2:45.79|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Jae Park||53.73||DNF||United States||DNF||53.73||DNF|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Will Newhoff||11.76||14.12||United States||12.23||11.76||15.66||18.20||14.46|
|Clock||Young He (何嘉炀)||6.72||7.32||China||7.11||7.59||7.25||6.72||13.35|
|Megaminx||Richard Jay S. Apagar||47.16||48.67||Philippines||49.80||47.16||49.08||47.83||49.09|
|Pyraminx||Tyler Howlett||2.20||3.31||United States||DNF||2.20||3.26||3.21||3.47|
|Skewb||Isaac Langer||3.86||4.63||United States||4.50||4.75||3.86||5.48||4.64|
|Square-1||Nolan Yiu||8.03||10.09||United States||19.50||8.03||9.80||11.22||9.24|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Jason Ostdiek||5:35.28||DNF||United States||5:35.28||DNF||DNS|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Jae Park||21:21.00||DNF||United States||21:21.00||DNS||DNS|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 75 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:15.00|
|5x5x5 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:15.00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:00.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 5:30.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00|
|Clock||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||45.00||2 attempts to get < 20.00|
|Megaminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:15.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:15.00|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Square-1||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
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Schedule for Saturday (January 25, 2020)
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Below are some of the policies that will be used for this competition. Please keep in mind that these can vary from event to event, so they do not necessarily apply to other competitions.
* If you register and later realize you cannot make the event, you can request a 50% refund before registration closes.
* After registration closes, no refunds will be awarded.
* Competitors may request (by email) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
* Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
* Competitors may request (by email) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!
Competition Day Timing
* The competition will begin at the scheduled start time.
* Events will begin as soon as the previous event is wrapping up. Exception: All First Round events will not start more than 20 minutes early.
* Competitors may not compete in an event if they miss last call for that event. In general, last call is a few minutes after the last group is called.
As of January 4th, we have reached out competitor limit of 150 competitors. From now until registration closes, we will place competitors on a waitlist. In order to get on the waitlist, you must register and pay. You are not on the waitlist until you pay the registration fee (competitors only competing in one day will still receive the discount while on the waitlist, after paying $25 for confirmation). All new registrants from here on out will receive an email within 24 hours letting them know that they are on the waitlist. The list of waitlisted competitors, as well as their designated order, is kept private and only viewable to the competition organizer and delegates, and will not be shared publicly (you are allowed to ask where you are on the waitlist).
If a competitor drops out, the first person on the waitlist will receive an email confirming their ability to attend, which they must respond to within 48 hours to be moved off of the waitlist and into the confirmed competitor list. If that competitor does not respond within 48 hours, the spot will be open for the second waitlisted competitor.
If you do not make it off of the waitlist, you will be emailed and fully refunded after registration is officially closed, and all confirmed competitors asking to be dropped are accounted for.
People can be added to the waitlist up until Saturday, January 19th, 2020, 11:59 AM Pacific Time (eg. no new competitors will be added on the day of the competition).
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 tutorial, Saturday 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!
Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.
Q: What is the normal 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: What is the competition like?
A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)
Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to Cubecomps.com to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.
Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.
Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.
Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!
The address for the competition is at the following:
5325 Engle Rd # 100
Carmichael, CA 95608
The closest airport is Sacramento International Airport, which is a 30 minute drive away. If you happen to be flying over to Sacramento, do consider booking a hotel room or AirBnB.
La Sierra Community Center offers free parking for any event goer. Please make sure to park on the south parking lot along Engle Road, as the competing rooms will be along that parking lot.
SacCubing IX 2020 will not be providing food for the general competitors. There is a plethora of various food establishments east on Fair Oaks Blvd, including Taco Bell, California Burrito, Noah's NY Bagels, Jimboy's Tacos, Adalberto's Mexican Food, McDonalds, D'Miller's Famous BBQ, La Bou Bakery & Cafe, and Burger King, just to name a few.
What are these?
For the first round of each event, we will call up competitors to compete in groups. Please listen for your group to be called.
Competing Group vs Helping Group:
At the beginning of the competition, you will receive a name tag with a column labeled "Competing Group" and "Helping Group." When your competing group number is called up, that is when you should bring your puzzle up to compete. When your "helping group number" is called up, that is when you will come up and find an open judging station to help for the duration of that group. If you are required to judge during a certain group and are nowhere to be found, as per Regulation 1e2, you may be disquliaifed from the competition.
What to do when your group is called:
-Go to the drop-off with your solved puzzle.
-Find the scorecard with your name on it
-Place your cube on that scorecard (or in the box with your scorecard on/in it)
-Go to the designated competitor waiting area
-Wait in said area until your name is called to come up and start your average
Unlike past competitions, where we used CubeComps, this time around we will be using WCA Live, the WCA's official live results website. Check the live results by clicking the link here: WCA Live
How to volunteer:
The SacCubing Staff is always looking for helpers to assist throughout the day of the competition. If you would like to volunteer with judging and running, we will be asking for your assistance over the microphone. Anyone is free to help, as long as you have read and are understanding of the WCA Regulations, which every competitor is expected to know.
If a competitor contests a ruling or any incident happens during judging that you aren't completely sure how to handle, flag down a delegate.
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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).
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.