North Star Cubing Challenge 2023
- Jan 21 - 22, 2023
- New Brighton, Minnesota, United States
New Brighton Community Center
- 400 10th Street NW New Brighton, MN 55112
Saturday: Community Room A/B. Sunday: Room 224
- Organization team
- Carter Kucala, Lisa Kucala, Midwest Cubing Association, and Walker Welch
- WCA Delegates
- Carter Kucala and Walker Welch
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
For 3x3 Fewest Moves, there is a competitor limit of 36 on a first come, first serve basis.
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There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
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Zeke Mackay won with an average of 7.05 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Peter Weyers finished second (7.61) and Brian Johnson finished third (7.68).
|3x3x3 Cube||Zeke Mackay||6.40||7.05||United States||6.83||7.91||6.40||6.42||10.04|
|2x2x2 Cube||Nathan Rahn||1.54||1.92||United States||1.54||1.96||5.07||1.96||1.84|
|5x5x5 Cube||Nathan Phillips||48.56||55.62||United States||58.11||1:07.50||54.79||53.97||48.56|
|6x6x6 Cube||Peter Weyers||1:37.41||1:45.70||United States||1:37.41||1:54.11||1:45.57|
|7x7x7 Cube||Peter Weyers||2:33.72||2:36.81||United States||2:37.77||2:33.72||2:38.93|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Andy Wong||19.17||DNF||United States||19.17||26.54||DNF|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Simon Kellum||25||27.33||United States||25||26||31|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Brian Johnson||8.99||9.48||United States||12.57||9.80||9.04||9.59||8.99|
|Pyraminx||Brian Johnson||1.63||2.62||United States||3.33||1.63||2.80||2.50||2.55|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Zeke Mackay||3:56.40||DNF||United States||3:56.40||DNF||5:03.20|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 36 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|6x6x6 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||5:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:00.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||First round||Bo1 / Mo3||7:00.00||1 attempt to get < 5:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Mo3||1 hour|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||45:00.00 cumulative *|
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Schedule for Saturday (January 21, 2023)
Schedule for Sunday (January 22, 2023)
ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.
-Before the competition, watch this great video made by WCA Senior Delegate Kit Clement with the basics of how it all works.
-Also check out this written tutorial on the WCA website to learn about the procedures for competing and judging.
-We encourage first time competitors to test out the timing equipment before your first attempt! Feel free to ask a staff member how competing works.
-The competitors will be split up into groups for competing. You will be assigned a group, which you can find on the Groups Tab.
-On the day of the competition when your group number is called you bring your puzzle up and put it on a scorecard with your name on it and wait in the competitor waiting area until your name is called.
-It's a good idea to arrive before the scheduled time for your event because if you are not there for the last call you might not be allowed to compete.
-Read the "All Competitors" information below.
-Be familiar with the WCA Regulations!
-We are going to need all the help we can get from volunteers throughout the day to make the competition run well. You may judge in any group that you aren't competing during, in addition to your assigned judging!
-Information about assigned judging will be available around the room; you will be assigned one group of helping for each event you are competing in.
-Parents and spectators are welcome to judge too, it's a great way to have a new experience and be more involved with the event, other than competing!
-If you do not know how to judge all of the staff members are more than happy to teach you.
-Flash photography is NOT allowed because it is very distracting to people while they are solving.
-You must NOT talk about the scrambles of an event while it is still in progress (2g3).
-Make sure all screens of any cameras or phones you have on the table are facing away from you and do not touch them during the attempt, otherwise this will result in a DNF (2i2).
-Please treat the venue with respect, pick up any trash, keep track of your puzzles, and respect other people's puzzles.
We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3 Speedsolving event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.
Schedule Changes and Rounds:
-Be aware of regulation A1a3: if we are lacking volunteers or the competition begins to fall behind schedule, we reserve the right to make the limits stricter as needed. We don't want that to happen, so please consider helping out when you aren't competing!
-In regards to later rounds, be aware of regulation 9p3. If you won't be present for a further round you made it to please let us know so we can drop you and move someone else into the round; similarly, if you aren't present when the further round begins we may assume that to be your withdrawal and drop you so the next competitor in the rankings can compete.
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.
- Masks are optional, but encouraged
- Attendees should maintain a minimum of 3ft from others whenever possible.
- 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 5 days prior to the competition, do not attend.
- The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in Minnesota and/or the US progresses.
Note: The COVID safety restrictions may change if cases increase or decrease in Minnesota and/or the US.
This competition is sponsored by The Cubicle, who will be giving away gift certificates to podium winners in all events!
For each event, competitors are called to compete one group at a time. To facilitate this, all competitors will be assigned to a specific group for each event. Judging, running, and scrambling assignments for helping out at the competition are also listed for each competitor.
The competitor cards will also be available on a lanyard for each competitor at registration the morning of the competition. All competitors will be required to wear their lanyards throughout the day of the competition.
Group assignments will be announced closer to the competition date.
Live results will be available here during the event.
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).
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.