Cubing with the Cows 2020


Date
Nov 28, 2020
City
Cowaramup, Western Australia, Australia
Venue

Cowaramup District Hall

Address
Hall Rd, Cowaramup WA 6284
Contact

Speedcubing Australia

Organizers
Charlie van Ooran, Melanie Charlesworth, Speedcubing Australia, and Zak Kenny
WCA Delegates
Charlie van Ooran and Zak Kenny
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Information

The delegates/organiser of the compeition will not allow anyone to enter the venue if they are showing signs of illness and are not responsible for any illness you may contract from the competition.

Please take the time to read all the FAQ tabs, even if you have previously competed before, as there may be some restrictions that you may be unaware of. We would further like to emphasise that there is strictly a limit of ONE guest per competitor.

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Events
Main event
Competitors
40
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (Australian Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
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.

Payment:

Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Cubing with the Cows 2020 is submitted and pending approval”. This does NOT mean that you are on the registration list. Competitors will not be approved until payment has been made.

Please ensure you have paid the registration fees via Stripe on the register page. Your registration will not be processed until you have paid the registration fees. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List:

Once the competitor limit has filled, the waiting list will be opened. New registrations will be added to a waitlist and sorted in the order of payment. Waitlisted competitors will only be accepted provided one of the accepted competitors withdraws from the competition. All competitors still on the waiting list after the 22nd of November will be removed and provided with a full refund. You may enquire about your position on the waiting list by contacting the organisational team .

Deleting Registration/Refunds:

If you can no longer make the competition you may request a refund. To receive a full refund you must contact the organisational team by the 22nd of November. Refunds will not be issued after this date for any reason. Withdrawing enables competitors on the waiting list to attend the competition.

You may change the events you are registered for by by contacting the organisational team by the 22nd of November. After this date it is no longer possible to add events. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.

Highlights
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Jonathan Charlesworth won with an average of 8.84 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Lachlan Stephens finished second (9.41) and Charlie van Ooran finished third (9.86).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Jonathan Charlesworth 8.41 8.84 Australia 9.398.968.418.778.79
2x2x2 Cube Joshua Hounslow 1.97 2.81 Australia 3.844.012.411.972.19
4x4x4 Cube Jonathan Charlesworth 26.96 32.69 Australia 38.3229.2733.1935.6026.96
5x5x5 Cube Jonathan Charlesworth 1:00.97 1:04.13 Australia 1:10.231:03.441:01.661:00.971:07.29
6x6x6 Cube Jonathan Charlesworth 1:59.73 2:07.74 Australia 1:59.732:11.612:11.89
3x3x3 Blindfolded Joshua Hounslow 1:25.85 DNF Australia 1:25.85DNFDNF
Megaminx Jonathan Charlesworth 44.04 53.81 Australia 50.2457.491:07.1953.7044.04
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 5 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (November 28, 2020)

From 09:30 AM
To 10:00 AM
Registration
Main Room
From 10:00 AM
To 10:15 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Room
From 10:15 AM
To 11:30 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 12:50 PM
To 01:50 PM
Lunch
Main Room
From 01:50 PM
To 02:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 6 advance to next round
From 02:15 PM
To 02:45 PM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Proceed
Top 5 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 03:15 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
7:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 03:15 PM
To 03:40 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Main Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:40 PM
To 04:15 PM
Megaminx Final
Main Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:40 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 04:40 PM
To 05:10 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:10 PM
To 05:35 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:35 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards
Main Room

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the unofficial event at this competition?
The unofficial event for this competition is an unofficial 3x3 solve. Across all five of our Perth Summer competitions (Cubing with the Cows 2020, South Perth Summer 2020, York Cube Day 2021, Pinjarra Puzzle Party 2021 and Showground Showdown 2021), we will be holding an unofficial 3x3 solve. These solves will be combined to create a set of five solves. At the finale (Showground Showdown 2021), we will give out awards to the top three fastest averages of five, and the three fastest singles.

If a competitor is looking to get an average of five, but they can not attend one of these competitions, this will be recorded as a DNS (did not solve). Therefore, in order to get an average of five, competitors must attend at least four of the five competitions. Please contact us here if you have any questions.

Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by the 22nd of November. Please contact us through this page detailing your event changes.

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration at 9:30AM on Saturday the 28th of November. Further you should be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled. Please note the schedule is subject to change on the day.

Q. How old do I have to be to compete?
Anyone can compete at any age! We encourage anyone considering to compete to register as it will be a great experience regardless of age.

Q. How fast do I have to be to compete?
To compete you only need to know how to solve the cube! Please check the events tab for information in time limits for each event.

Q. What do I need to know before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations. We also recommend that you watch this helpful competitor guide and read this competition tutorial You should also know when your events are scheduled throughout the day.

Q. How do I find out if I've progressed to the second round?
Times will be uploaded throughout the day. Please allow up to an hour from finishing your solves to them being uploaded. After all the times of a round has been entered, you can see if you are in the following round.

Q. Who can I ask for help on the day?
Your Delegates for this competition are Charlie Van Ooran and Zak Kenny. Feel free to approach us with any questions!

Q. Can I help on the day?
Of course! Throughout the day we will need judges and runners so please see our Delegates and Organisers to ask how you can best assist.

COVID-19 FAQ

Q. Will there be an attendee limit at this competition?
Yes, in order to comply with state laws regarding COVID restrictions, there is a limit of one guest per competitor.

Q. Will hand sanitiser and face masks be provided at the competition?
Yes. Upon entering the venue there will be a personal hygiene station equipt with a supply of hand sanitiser and face masks.

Q. Do I have to wear a face mask?
No, wearing face masks is not mandatory. However, it is recommended by delegates as per the World Cube Association Competition Safety Policy in order to limit the potential spread of the virus.

Q. Can I bring my own face mask and/or hand sanitiser?
Yes, it is recommended that you bring your own face mask and hand sanitiser bottle. However, these will still be provided at the venue for attendee use.

Q. Will there be social distancing at the competition?
Yes. Attendees will be instructed to keep at least 1m (3ft) apart. There will also be a limit of one competitor and one judge per table who will be instructed to stay 1m apart, unless closer proximity is required by the regulations (e.g. for the judge to lift the cube cover for an attempt). Runners will also need to maintain social distancing unless required to place a cube on a solving station. The competition will use fixed solving stations meaning no competitor waiting area will be required.
Please contact Speedcubing Australia if you have any further questions.

Q. Will the scramblers be putting slippery hand sanitiser on my cubes?
Nope! Before handing in your cubes for each round you will be required to spray your cube with a light spray of disinfectant, which should dry quickly before you even hand your cube in. This will help stop the potential spread of the virus while avoiding slippery cubes due to other sanitisation methods.

Q. Can I still borrow other peoples' cubes?
No. In order to stop the potential spread of the virus, competitors and attendees will not be allowed to borrow other peoples' cubes.
Please make sure your cubes are legal for competition, especially for events such as 3x3 blindfolded (no logos!). All of the information regarding cube legality can be found in the WCA Regulations. If you are unsure about this please don't hesitate to contact Speedcubing Australia with any questions.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
Feel free to email us through this page.

Live Results

Live results will be provided via WCALive. It may take up to an hour between times being set and them appearing online.

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.