Richmond Favourites 2023
- Jan 14, 2023
- Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
- 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3X7
Main Building on the 2nd Floor - Room 2550A
- Kenny Zhong and Speedcubing Canada
- WCA Delegates
- Kevin Matthews and Vianne Chang
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Competitors are only allowed to register for at most (4) events. Registrants with more than 4 events selected after December 31st 11:59pm PST will be defaulted to only 3x3.
Check the "Favourites" tab to see which events can qualify for a second round and for more details.
Event durations are tentative! They may change depending on the number of competitors in events.
Competitors are recommended to bring only 1 guest due to the venue capacity. Spectators can attend for free.
Masks are optional and we will not be checking vaccination status. Please be aware that there is a possibility that we will need to increase safety precautions. An email will be sent out to registered competitors about significant changes if any are needed.
We may run behind or ahead depending on how the schedule goes - try to arrive at least 25 minutes prior to your competing/volunteering events.
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There is a competitor limit of 90 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (Canadian 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.
Competitors may bring at most 1 guest.
READ THE FAVOURITES TAB BEFORE REGISTERING. YOU CAN ONLY REGISTER FOR 4 EVENTS.
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Registration is first come, first served based on the order of when payment is received. Once the competitor limit has been reached, a waitlist opens. This waitlist will be maintained for those who secure waitlist registration by making payment in the event a competitor vacancy opens up.
Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid.
Competitors who do not make it off of the waitlist will receive a 100% refund shortly before the competition starts.
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Max Siauw won with an average of 6.12 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Sameer Aggarwal finished second (6.67) and Jonathan Truchot finished third (7.82).
|3x3x3 Cube||Max Siauw||5.29||6.12||United States||6.31||6.31||6.29||5.76||5.29|
|2x2x2 Cube||Owen de Greeff||2.54||3.06||Canada||2.54||3.63||5.06||2.68||2.87|
|4x4x4 Cube||Michele Cavezza||30.15||31.29||Canada||30.15||30.80||30.36||39.59||32.70|
|5x5x5 Cube||Sameer Aggarwal||52.37||58.66||United States||58.13||52.37||55.82||1:02.03||1:03.90|
|6x6x6 Cube||Max Siauw||1:24.25||1:28.91||United States||1:35.41||1:24.25||1:27.06|
|7x7x7 Cube||Max Siauw||2:18.01||2:24.27||United States||2:18.01||2:30.56||2:24.23|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Kevin Matthews||33.98||46.78||Canada||33.98||37.45||1:08.90|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Ash Black||11.46||13.52||United States||15.34||11.56||14.73||14.27||11.46|
|Megaminx||Jack Anderson||48.82||52.86||United States||56.45||49.64||1:04.17||48.82||52.49|
|Skewb||Yanchen Zhu (朱彦臣)||1.90||2.51||China||3.22||1.91||1.90||5.02||2.39|
|Square-1||Max Siauw||5.84||6.23||United States||6.79||9.68||5.84||5.95||5.94|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 48 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:45.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:15.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 6:15.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:30.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Megaminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|Square-1||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00|
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Schedule for Saturday (January 14, 2023)
Credit to Pacific Northwest Cubing for popularizing favourites competitions.
- Competitors may only register for a maximum of 4 events.
- The current schedule is not final, and will be adjusted after the deadline to change events.
- If you register for 5 or more events past the deadline to change your events, your registration will be adjusted to only have 3x3.
- 4 events (including 3x3) will have a second round, depending on the amount of people who register in each event. All final rounds will have 12 finalists. Refer to the table below to see which events are eligible for having a second round.
Keep in mind that you can only register for 4 events, so if you want to add an event, you will need to drop another one in the process.
* No event changes will be allowed after December 31st 11:59pm PST.*
3x3 will have 3 rounds, no matter what.
|The most registered event out of these three will have a second round||The most registered event out of these three will have a second round||The most registered event out of these two will have a second round||These events will only have 1 round|
|2x2, Pyraminx, Skewb||3x3 One-Handed, Square-1, Megaminx||4x4, 5x5||6x6, 7x7, 3x3 Blindfolded|
Any changes to the information below will be noted on this page and sent to registered competitors via email.
Masks will be optional and we will not be seeking proof of vaccination status of any registered competitor or guest in the venue at this time.
Any competitor or guest who has had a recent positive COVID-19 test or is experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, nausea, etc. should NOT attend this competition. If you need to cancel your registration due to the onset of any COVID-19 symptoms and/or testing positive for COVID-19 (cough, fever, chills, nausea, etc) even on the weekend of the competition, let us know.
If the situation changes and we're required by the government to bring in restrictions, we will notify registered competitors by email and also post updates here.
You may check the B.C. Government's Province-Wide restrictions page to check for changes prior to the event.
For those of you new to cubing - WELCOME! This competition is fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you to be aware of these basics before coming to compete and please be familiar with the WCA Regulations.
Note: There have been some minor updates to the regulations recently. In particular, they require the competitor to finish signing (not just for the judge to finish signing) before the competitor may reset the timer. This (and more) will be reviewed in the competitor tutorial at the start of the day.
Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
Video: WCA Competitor Tutorial
Q: What do competitions look like?
A: Rubik's Cube competitions are where people come together, hangout with others, make friends and compete.
Q: Who is allowed to compete?
A: Everyone from all ages are allowed to compete! Do not be discouraged if you are not experienced with cubing or competing, we encourage newcomers to come along, we would be more than happy to help out.
Q: Do I have to stay the for whole competition?
A: No, you are more than free to join/leave throughout the day - just make sure you are on time to compete/volunteer.
Q: Whose cubes do I use?
A: When competing, it is ideal to use your own cube. Make sure you have one ready to go when it is time to compete. Equipment like timers will be there to compete with. (We will not supply you with cubes to compete.)
Q: How do I check the results of the competition?
A: There will be a website: WCA Live to check concurrent results throughout the day. Official results will then be posted on this page in the following days of the competition.
Q: How do I find out about more events like these?
A: We have a Facebook Vancouver Cubing group (BC) and we also have PNW Cubing (USA + Canada). We will have meetups occassionally and annouce other events in there!
Do not be daunted by all these rules and expectations. Competitions are for everyone to have fun! If at any time during the day you have any questions, feel free to ask us!
If you have any following questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact: Kenny Zhong | firstname.lastname@example.org
Particularly if you are newer to competing or to judging or need that refresher after being out of competitions for so long, please read the WCA Competition Tutorial before coming to the competition to learn for the first time or simply be reminded as a more experienced competitor about the procedures for both competing and judging.
All experienced competitors will be scheduled by the organizers to serve as judges, runners, and scramblers in first rounds. Schedules will be posted at the venue and found on the back of the prepared name tags on the day of competition. To stay on schedule, we kindly ask that everyone tries to out by judging, scrambling or running, especially in later rounds where there are no sceduled volunteers. Even if you are not scheduled to, taking an empty judging spot is always appreciated! Keeping the venue as tidy as possible would be of great help as well, so please clean up before you leave if possible.
Serving in these essential roles makes for a smooth and excellently run competition for all. Thank You!
This competition is at KPU - Richmond Campus
2nd Floor of the Main Building - Room 2550 A
Food and drink are allowed inside of the venue but please be mindful about keeping the space clean.
There are many food options around the area in which you can explore. Lansdowne Centre is just 5 minutes away by walk, from there you can find various food options.
Parking on campus site is $5.00 CAD for the whole day but you can park at Lansdowne Centre for free (5 minute walk away).
KPU is a 10 minute walk away from the SkyTrain station: Lansdowne which directly connects to the Canada Line.
For a more precise route on how to get to the venue search from google maps.
Big thank you to CubingOutLoud for sponsoring this competition.
CubingOutLoud will be on site selling a selection of WCA and Non-WCA puzzles, lube, and other accessories from 9:30am-4:00pm (credit & cash accepted).
Already have an idea of what you want? Place an order on the Richmond Favourites section and use the code RichmondPickup. Once done, we'll have your order ready on the day of the event. (Deadline: Wednesday Jan 11th at 12:00pm)
We will also be giving out puzzles throughout the day to some lucky competitors!
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If you signed up and haven't gotten an acceptance email, you're on the waitlist.
Q: How long will it take for me to get accepted into the competition?
A: If you are sitting in the waitlist, the only way to get in is to wait if someone in the competition list drops out and then the waitlist can move up.
Richmond Favourites 2023 - Waitlist
These are done manually, so please be patient.
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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.