Empire State Spring 2022


Date
Apr 30 - May 1, 2022
City
Albany, New York, United States
Venue

Albany Capital Center

Address
55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207
Details

Meeting Room 2

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
Evan Liu and Louis Meunier
WCA Delegate
Evan Liu
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Information

Day 1 Events: 6x6 Cube, 7x7 Cube, Clock, Megaminx, Pyraminx
Day 2 Events: 2x2 Cube, 3x3 Cube, 4x4 Cube, 5x5 Cube

Competitors may bring at most one guest.

This competition will be held in Meeting Room 2, which is on the 1st floor and NOT the same room where the previous two Empire State competitions took place.

All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof that they satisfy one of the following two requirements in order to be allowed in the venue:

-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) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Saturday, April 16th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.

OR

-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 earlier than Tuesday, April 26th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
Events
Main event
Competitors
84
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 90 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (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.

Registration is not complete until payment of the registration fee is made.

Highlights
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Christopher Sun won with an average of 6.89 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Brandon Nunez finished second (7.80) and Jerry Yao finished third (8.27).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Christopher Sun 5.83 6.89 United States 5.836.947.326.806.94
2x2x2 Cube Jerry Yao 1.45 1.64 United States 1.45DNF1.721.641.55
4x4x4 Cube Ari Randers-Pehrson 21.87 26.35 United States 29.1421.8726.9226.0326.11
5x5x5 Cube Brandon Nunez 45.95 48.29 United States 54.6250.0346.3448.4945.95
6x6x6 Cube Brandon Nunez 1:31.19 1:36.22 United States 1:41.091:36.381:31.19
7x7x7 Cube Brandon Nunez 2:31.92 2:37.00 United States 2:33.052:46.022:31.92
Clock Joshua Marriott 4.00 5.15 United States 7.575.144.004.925.39
Megaminx Alexei Sinyavin 31.71 34.13 United States 31.7134.8336.3634.5533.01
Pyraminx Heath Flick 2.22 2.87 United States 3.043.206.722.362.22
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 50% 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 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Mo3 6:00.00
7x7x7 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Second round Mo3 8:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Mo3 8:00.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:40.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 4:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (April 30, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Registration
Meeting Room 2
From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Meeting Room 2
From 08:45 AM
To 09:45 AM
Pyraminx First round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 10:45 AM
Megaminx First round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:40.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:30 AM
7x7x7 Cube First round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:30.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube Second round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Meeting Room 2
From 01:00 PM
To 01:45 PM
Clock First round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 15.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 01:45 PM
To 02:30 PM
6x6x6 Cube First round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:30 PM
To 03:00 PM
Pyraminx Second round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:15 PM
Pyraminx Final
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 03:15 PM
To 03:45 PM
Megaminx Second round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:15 PM
Megaminx Final
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:45 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Meeting Room 2
Format
Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:15 PM
Clock Second round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
Clock Final
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Meeting Room 2
Format
Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards (Day 1)
Meeting Room 2

Schedule for Sunday (May 01, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Registration
Meeting Room 2
From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Meeting Room 2
From 08:45 AM
To 09:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 10:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 50% advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:45 AM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch
Meeting Room 2
From 12:45 PM
To 01:45 PM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:45 PM
To 02:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:30 PM
To 02:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:45 PM
To 03:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 03:00 PM
To 03:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube Second round
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 05:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Meeting Room 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Awards (Day 2)
Meeting Room 2

All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof that they satisfy one of the following two requirements in order to be allowed in the venue:

-They are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An individual is only considered fully vaccinated if they have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Saturday, April 16th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
OR
-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 earlier than Tuesday, April 26th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.

  • Competitors may bring at most one guest.
  • Masks are required at all times and will be provided for all attendees along with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.
  • 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 14 days prior to the competition, do not attend.
  • The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in New York 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.

Address:
Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207

Traveling by train: There are numerous Amtrak trains per day from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer, which is then a short drive across the Hudson River from downtown Albany.

Airport: Albany International Airport (ALB) is roughly 10 miles away from downtown Albany.

Parking: Downtown Albany has free street parking every weekend. It also has 3 garages with free parking on weekends unless there is a special event taking place. The convention center also has its own garage, but it is $8 per car per day.

Hotels: The Renaissance Albany Hotel is connected by skybridge to the venue. Other hotels in downtown Albany include the Hilton Albany, Fairfield Inn and Suites Albany Downtown, and Hampton Inn and Suites Albany Downtown. There are also numerous hotels closer to the airport.

Food: There are several fast food restaurants within walking distance, though outside food is not permitted. There will be concession stands provided by the venue as well.

For First-Time Competitors

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

In addition, please read this tutorial document before coming to the competition.

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 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.

Registration Process

Before You Register

All prospective registrants need a WCA account. New competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.

How to Register Online

Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration fee of $30.00. (The registration fee is the same regardless of how many events are selected.) Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

The competitor limit for this competition is 90. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 90 competitors on that list, it means the competition is full, and any future registrants will be placed on the waitlist.

Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.

Any requested changes to registration before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, April 26 will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list.

How to Pay for Registration Online

Payment is processed through Stripe. Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."

Refunds

Approved competitors who cancel their registration before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, April 26 are eligible for a refund for half (50%) of their registration cost. After this date, no refund requests will be honored. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Waitlist Information

We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. To secure a place on the waitlist once 90 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, April 26, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. After that deadline, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be fully refunded.

TheCubicle will be providing prizes for the winners!

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).

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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