Babylon Summer 2022


Date
Sep 18, 2022
City
Babylon, New York, United States
Venue

American Legion Babylon

Address
22 Grove Place, Babylon, NY
Details

Banquet Hall

Contact
Organization team
Organizer
Jay Blechman
WCA Delegates
Evan Liu and Patrick Ponce
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Information

Competitors may bring at most one guest. This will be checked at the entrance of the competition.

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) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Sunday, September 4th 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 earlier than Wednesday, September 14th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
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.

Please enter through the entrance in the front of the venue next to the American Legion Way pillar. The other entrances will have signs on them directing you to the right place. Please do not enter through the other entrances.

Events
Main event
Competitors
69
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 75 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.
Any spectator can attend for free.

Highlights
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Patrick Ponce won with an average of 6.25 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Zayn Khanani finished second (8.04) and Daniel Mullen finished third (9.22).

North American records: Zayn Khanani‎ 2x2x2 Cube 0.50 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Patrick Ponce 5.05 6.25 United States 7.825.345.056.427.00
2x2x2 Cube Zayn Khanani 1.07 1.27 United States 1.361.301.541.151.07
4x4x4 Cube Patrick Ponce 23.36 25.29 United States 23.3626.3324.3432.3725.20
3x3x3 One-Handed Patrick Ponce 8.54 9.97 United States 11.0010.0610.349.528.54
Clock Evan Liu 4.91 5.36 United States 4.915.33DNF5.435.32
Pyraminx Kyle Meade 2.02 2.70 United States 3.962.652.022.263.20
Skewb Zayn Khanani 1.57 2.19 United States 1.803.461.572.112.67
Square-1 Hassan Khanani 5.83 6.51 United States 10.335.836.916.586.04
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 18 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 18 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 55.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00 Top 18 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 15.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 18 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 18 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:35.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:35.00

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Schedule for Sunday (September 18, 2022)

From 07:00 AM
To 07:45 AM
Set up
Banquet Hall
From 07:45 AM
To 08:15 AM
Registration
Banquet Hall
From 08:00 AM
To 08:15 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Banquet Hall
From 08:15 AM
To 09:00 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 09:00 AM
To 09:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 18 advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 10:30 AM
Pyraminx First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 18 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:15 AM
Skewb First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 18 advance to next round
From 11:15 AM
To 11:45 AM
Skewb Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 11:45 AM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Banquet Hall
From 01:00 PM
To 01:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 35.00
Proceed
Top 18 advance to next round
From 01:45 PM
To 02:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 55.00
From 02:30 PM
To 03:15 PM
Square-1 First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:35.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 35.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 03:45 PM
Square-1 Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:35.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:20 PM
Clock First round
Banquet Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 15.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 04:20 PM
To 04:50 PM
Clock Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 04:50 PM
To 05:35 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 18 advance to next round
From 05:35 PM
To 05:55 PM
Pyraminx Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:55 PM
To 06:15 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 06:15 PM
To 06:35 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 06:35 PM
To 06:55 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Banquet Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:55 PM
To 07:25 PM
Awards and Clean up
Banquet Hall

Venue entrance policy:
- Competitors may bring at most one guest. This will be checked at the entrance of the competition.
- 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) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Sunday, September 4th 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 earlier than Wednesday, September 14th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.

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.

Learn more about vaccines at www.vaccines.gov.

If you do not have a negative COVID-19 test or proof of full vaccination on the day of the competition, you can receive rapid covid testing at a site near the venue. We strongly recommend, however, that you get tested in the days before the competition.

The COVID-19 testing locations are as follows:

GoHealth Urgent care - 434 Union Blvd, West Islip, NY 11795, (631) 283-3067, hours: Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

AFC Urgent Care - 125 Sunrise Hwy, West Islip, NY 11795, (613) 983-4048, hours: Sunday 8 am - 5 pm

Other COVID-19 related rules:
- Masks are mandatory and will be provided for all attendees along with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.
- 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 14 days prior to the competition, do not attend.
- Competitors are strongly encouraged to bring their own pen for the duration of the competition.
- The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in New York and/or the US gets worse.
- Competitors must wipe down their puzzles with a sanitizing wipe before submitting.
- Though there will be stopwatches provided for judges at every solving station, if one is more comfortable using the online tool on cubing.net made by Lucas Garron, that is fine as well. This tool is used as a stopwatch on ones phone via a web browser.
- 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.

Note: The COVID safety restrictions may change if cases increase or decrease in New York and/or the US.

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:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/

We have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Sunday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion. Also feel free to email the organization team, we are happy to help.

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 in the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!

FAQ:

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 cubers 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 and new personal bests. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, 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 live.worldcubeassociation.org to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay your entrance fee in order to be placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be an 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. No matter what your situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, than to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: DEFINITELY! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

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 75. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 75 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 Friday, September 9, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT 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 Friday, September 9, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT 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 75 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before Friday, September 9, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT 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.

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. These cards will also be posted here and emailed to every competitor once registration closes and we near the competition date. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

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.

You will be able to access the competitor cards when registration closes. They will be emailed to competitors and will also be posted here.

Live results will be available on WCA Live.

The competitor list for Babylon Summer 2022 is full. You are on the waitlist. If a spot opens up you’ll receive a place in the competition. The higher up you are on the waitlist the better your chance of being added to the competitor list. If by the end of the period to edit registrations you have not made it off the waitlist you will receive a full refund of your $30.

Click here to see the waitlist.

If you are not on the waitlist that is provided, you have not paid yet.

Please enter through the entrance in the front of the venue next to the American Legion Way pillar. The other entrances will have signs on them directing you to the right place. Please do not enter through the other entrances.

LIRR: Take a Babylon Bound Babylon Branch train or a Speonk or Montauk bound Montauk branch train to the Babylon station. Walk 5 minutes (0.3 mi) towards the American Legion located at 22 Grove Place. From the train station, head East towards Railroad Ave, turn left onto Railroad Ave, right onto Deer Park Avenue, then right onto Grove Place. Venue on the left.

Driving: Use Google Maps from this link.

Parking: There is limited parking behind the venue. If it fills up, you can park at Babylon LIRR Station Parking Lot 3 (Closest), Municipal Parking Lot, or Locust Avenue Parking (farthest)

Air Travel: You can fly into the 3 main NYC area airports JFK, LGA, and EWR. There are a few other NYC area airports. However, these three are the main ones.

Travel from JFK: Take the Jamaica bound AirTrain to Jamaica, head to the LIRR Jamaica station and take a Babylon Bound Babylon Branch train or a Speonk or Montauk bound Montauk branch train to the Babylon station. Once off the train walk 5 minutes (0.3 mi) towards the American Legion located at 22 Grove Place. From the train station, head East towards Railroad Ave, turn left onto Railroad Ave, right onto Deer Park Avenue, then right onto Grove Place. Venue on the left.

Travel from LGA: Find and take the E train from 74 St/Roosevelt Av to Sutphin Blvd Archer Av. From there head to the LIRR Jamaica station and take a Babylon Bound Babylon Branch train or a Speonk or Montauk bound Montauk branch train to the Babylon station. Once off the train walk 5 minutes (0.3 mi) towards the American Legion located at 22 Grove Place. From the train station, head East towards Railroad Ave, turn left onto Railroad Ave, right onto Deer Park Avenue, then right onto Grove Place. Venue on the left.

Travel from EWR: Take the AirTrain to Newark Liberty Airport Station. From there catch a New Jeresy Transit Train to New York Penn Station. From there locate the Lirr concourse (in Penn) or the West end concourse (in Moynihan). Take a Babylon Branch train to Babylon (last stop). Walk 5 minutes (0.3 mi) towards the American Legion located at 22 Grove Place. From the train, head East towards Railroad Ave, turn left onto Railroad Ave, right onto Deer Park Avenue, then right onto Grove Place. Venue on the left.

This is a list of restaurants within walking distance from the venue, menus for them, their hours (subject to change, these are the hours posted on their websites or google as of July 5th 2021), and directions to them. There are probably many others, this is just a short list.

Argyle Grill & Tavern Menu Directions (hours: 12:00 - 8:30 pm)
Babylon Bean Coffee House Menu Directions (hours: 4:45 am - 8:00 pm)
Babylon Burger Bar Menu Directions (hours: 12:00 - 9:00 pm)
Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar Menu Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm and 4:00 - 11:00 pm)
Cold Stone Creamery Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm)
Del Fuego Menu Directions (hours: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm)
Doughology - Babylon Directions (hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Gino's Pizza Babylon/ The Classic New York Pizza Joint of Babylon Menu Directions (hours: 12:00 - 9:00 pm)
Glen's Dinette Menu Directions (hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Golden Orange Deli Menu Directions (hours: 5:00 am - 11:00 pm)
Jack Jack's Coffee House Menu Directions (hours: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Juice N Blendz Menu Directions (hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Kilwins Babylon VIllage Menu Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm)
Lily’s Babylon Menu Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 12:00 am)
Masa Asian Cuisine Menu Directions (hours: 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Molto Vino Directions (hours: 1:00 pm - 12:30 am)
NZ~grei Cafe and Bakery Menu Directions (hours: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm)
Ninja Ramen & poke Bowl Menu Directions (hours: 1:00 - 9:00 pm)
NoaMar Markets ~ A Taste of Spain Menu Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm)
O.G. Ramen Menu Directions (hours: 12:00 - 9:00 pm)
Railroad Bagel Express Menu Directions (hours: 5:30 am - 2:00 pm)
The Brixton Menu Directions (hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm)
The Local Menu Directions (hours: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am)
Torta Fina Bakeshoppe & Patisserie Menu Directions (hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Tricia's Cafe Menu Directions (hours: 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Thank you to The Cubicle who will be providing prizes and vending at this competition!

If you are interested in receiving updates about competition announcements and staying in touch with cubers and family members of cubers from the tri-state area (Southern Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania), please consider joining the Tri-State Cubing Facebook group (click on the logo or here). There, you can also find a link to join a mailing list for competition announcements for this area.
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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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