Amherst Open 2022


Date
Sep 10 - 11, 2022
City
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Venue

Amherst Regional High School

Address
21 Matoon St, Amherst, MA 01002
Details

Cafeteria

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
Elijah Rain Phelps, Levi Gibson, and Nico Bezzerides
WCA Delegates
Alex Cohen, Evan Liu, and Tim Reynolds
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

Proceeds from this competition will be donated to New England Donor Services in memory of Matthew Phung - data enterer extraordinaire, loving father, incredible human being, and true MVP, forever in our hearts.

Please read all the above tabs before registering, especially Competitor Info, and Covid-19 Safety.

Events
Main event
Competitors
178
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $40 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Highlights
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Carson Widjaja won with an average of 7.50 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Shaun Mack finished second (7.59) and Darren Saito finished third (7.72).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Carson Widjaja 6.66 7.50 United States 7.856.667.388.027.27
2x2x2 Cube Elijah Rain Phelps 1.85 2.69 United States 2.961.853.082.712.41
4x4x4 Cube Christopher Yen 23.68 26.90 United States 23.6830.1924.9026.9628.84
5x5x5 Cube Evan Liu 51.17 59.35 United States 1:02.0151.171:19.2656.9959.06
3x3x3 Blindfolded Thiago Han 28.23 DNF Brazil 28.23DNF36.64
3x3x3 One-Handed Darren Saito 11.34 12.95 United States 12.7611.3417.6812.7613.32
Clock Joshua Marriott 4.01 4.33 United States 4.254.364.014.38DNF
Megaminx Aidan McKenzie 35.82 37.59 United States 38.8336.5235.8237.4146.44
Pyraminx Shaun Mack 2.13 3.83 United States 2.132.914.475.364.10
Skewb Shaun Mack 2.66 3.36 United States 2.954.022.663.105.18
Square-1 Elijah Rain Phelps 8.68 9.45 United States 8.689.629.239.5110.16
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 125 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 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:30.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00

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Schedule for Saturday (September 10, 2022)

From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Registration
Cafeteria
From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Cafeteria
From 09:00 AM
To 10:15 AM
Megaminx Final
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
From 10:15 AM
To 11:30 AM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
From 11:30 AM
To 12:00 PM
Clock First round
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 12:30 PM
Clock Second round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:15 PM
Lunch
Cafeteria
From 01:15 PM
To 02:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 35.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:30 PM
To 03:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:15 PM
Square-1 First round
Cafeteria
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 35.00
Proceed
Top 24 advance to next round
From 04:15 PM
To 04:45 PM
Square-1 Second round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:45 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Cafeteria
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Cafeteria
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00

Schedule for Sunday (September 11, 2022)

From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Registration
Cafeteria
From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Cafeteria
From 09:00 AM
To 10:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 125 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 01:00 PM
Pyraminx First round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 01:45 PM
Lunch
Cafeteria
From 01:45 PM
To 02:45 PM
Skewb First round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
Clock Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:30 PM
Square-1 Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
Skewb Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
Pyraminx Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Cafeteria
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards
Cafeteria

All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof of at least one of the following two requirements to be allowed in the venue:

1) They are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To clarify, an individual is only considered fully vaccinated if they have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) along with their booster shot, or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) along with their booster shot more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after August 17 is insufficient for entrance to the competition.

OR

2) They tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours (4 days) of the competition. The date when the test is conducted is what matters, not the date when the results are received. Any test conducted later than Tuesday, September 6th is insufficient for entrance to the competition. RAPID tests are permitted either with a dated photo, or the physical test.
Along with a full vaccination or negative test document, a valid ID must be shown and checked at the registration desk on the day of the competition. Any proof sent electronically to the organizers and/or delegates prior to the competition will not be accepted.

Competitors may bring at most one guest.

Attendees should maintain a minimum of 3ft from others whenever possible.

The organizing team STRONGLY recommends receiving a COVID-19 vaccination before competing. For information on, and finding vaccines near you, please use this website: !
If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. do not attend this competition.
If you have had a positive COVID-19 test or prolonged exposure to someone with the virus within 10 days prior to the competition, do not attend.

The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in Massachusetts and/or the US gets worse.
By registering for this competition, you agree that you understand all the information presented in this tab, will abide by all the COVID-19 restrictions placed on this competition, and acknowledge the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other disease in attending an event of this scale.

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Groups can be found here

For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This Video gives a basic overview of the rules.

For All Competitors

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

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If you have any questions at the competition, talk to one of our staff members. If you have questions before the competition, contact us.

If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle!
They will be providing prizes in the form of gift cards for all of the podium placers. Huge thank you to them!

Additionally, custom trophies will be givent to the people who podium.

Award Amounts:
3x3 Podium:
1st: $35
2nd: $25
3rd: $15

Other podiums:
1st: $10
2nd: $7
3rd: $5

Since the competition is located in downtown Amherst, there are many restaurants within walking distance of the venue.

We strongly recommend taking a look at this website to find great food options that are close to the venue

If you would like to apply to be staff at this competition, please fill out this form
To be staff you must have gone to a competition before.
Staff get free registration and free lunch.
Staff can compete in the competition.

Parking:
There is free parking at the venue.

Hotels
There are some nearby hotels that we recommend listed here.

Flights
The nearest airports to this competition are Bradley airport (~50 min), Worcester airport (~1.5 hours) and Boston Logan airport (~2 hours).

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Proceeds from this competition will be donated to New England Donor Services in memory of Matthew Phung - data enterer extraordinaire, loving father, incredible human being, and true MVP, forever in our hearts.

About New England Donor Services (from their website):

"New England Donor Services coordinates organ and tissue donation in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, the eastern counties of Vermont and Bermuda. Through its federally designated organ procurement organization, New England Organ Bank (NEOB), and its centralized tissue donation services operation, NEDS serves thousands of donor families each year who have generously made the decision to donate and honors the wishes of those who registered as donors and gave the gift of life.
Responsible for one of the 57 OPOs that make up the nation’s donation system, NEDS works with nearly 200 hospitals and serves 14 million people in our region, screening nearly 50,000 potential donor referrals annually. Working sensitively with the donor families, NEDS staff leads donation authorization discussions, maintains medical support of potential donors, coordinates recovery surgeries, allocates organs according to the national transplant waiting list and directs transport of organs to transplant centers and tissues to processors."

Competitors and families may make additional donations here.

The waiting list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13mZNvJa9RFGpIL3_KGUMJ6_E8BJ3o5EB4mvhYoWbbuk/edit?usp=sharing is for those who sign up for the competition when registration is filled up. In the interest of being transparent, we have transcribed the contents of the waiting list with viewing instructions onto this document for those currently on the waitlist and those considering joining the waiting list. The document will be updated periodically when people are removed from the waiting list.

If you are not removed from the waitling list and admitted into the competition, you will be refunded.

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.

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