CubingUSA Southern Championship 2018
- Apr 27 - 29, 2018
- Houston, Texas, United States
- 5060 West Alabama Houston, TX 77056
The venue will be held in the Woodway I room on the Fourth Level.
- Eric Zhao, Ryan Jew, and Zachary White
- WCA Delegates
- Ryan Jew, Seth Talbot, Shonathon Collins, and Zachary White
This competition is supported by CubingUSA as the Southern Regional Championship of 2018.
The following states are eligible for the title of Southeast Champion: New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
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- Main event
- Registration period
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- Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 300 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $50 (United States Dollar).
Any requested changes to registration before April 21st will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us and we will work it out.
If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us. If it is before April 12th, you are eligible for a refund for half of your fee on the condition that there is someone on the waitlist willing to take your spot. There will be no refunds issued after April 21st. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.
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|3x3x3 Cube||Dylan Miller||6.26||8.41||United States||6.75||10.92||12.65||7.55||6.26|
|2x2x2 Cube||Jason Lee||2.35||2.90||United States||2.35||4.58||2.58||3.49||2.62|
|4x4x4 Cube||Kevin Hays||28.34||30.57||United States||28.34||31.13||31.93||31.75||28.84|
|5x5x5 Cube||Kevin Hays||46.79||49.19||United States||51.16||46.79||51.50||49.41||47.01|
|6x6x6 Cube||Kevin Hays||1:32.44||1:45.17||United States||1:38.34||2:04.74||1:32.44|
|7x7x7 Cube||Mahith Bandi||2:52.60||2:54.76||United States||2:52.60||2:57.59||2:54.10|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Jeff Park||23.82||DNF||United States||DNF||DNF||23.82|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Azhar Virani||46||51.00||United States||46||57||50|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Shonathon Collins||14.50||14.87||United States||14.52||14.50||15.32||14.77||16.33|
|Megaminx||Dylan Miller||1:05.68||1:15.74||United States||1:19.66||1:09.30||1:05.68||1:19.40||1:18.52|
|Pyraminx||Seth Talbot||4.23||5.03||United States||5.94||10.29||4.76||4.39||4.23|
|Skewb||Riley Norrid||2.73||3.51||United States||7.64||2.73||3.17||3.35||4.00|
|Square-1||RJ Gohn||12.12||14.04||United States||15.89||12.12||13.48||13.09||15.56|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Josh Weimer||4:00.52||DNF||United States||DNF||DNF||4:00.52|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Timothy Goh||6:16.30||DNF||United States||DNF||6:16.30||DNF|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Timothy Goh||22/25 58:24||United States||17/17 39:48||22/25 58:24||DNS|
|3x3x3 With Feet||Timothy Goh||52.43||55.91||United States||58.59||52.43||56.55||52.60||1:07.71|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 64 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 13.00||Top 15 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:15.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|6x6x6 Cube||First round||Bo1 / Mo3||6:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:00.00||Top 6 advance to next round|
|7x7x7 Cube||First round||Bo1 / Mo3||8:00.00||1 attempt to get < 5:00.00||Top 6 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 6 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||5:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Mo3||1 hour|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 35.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Megaminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00|
|Pyraminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 13.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 13.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Square-1||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:00:00.00 cumulative *|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:00:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Final||Bo3||10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00|
|3x3x3 With Feet||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00|
The Westin Galleria has been amazing in their help on finding a venue for our Regional Championships. They have also generously offered a discounted room rate of $119 for all competitors attending the event! You can book a room for it at this link!
|Event||Format||Round||Cutoff Time||Time Limit||Competitors|
|3x3x3 Cube||Average of 5||Round 1||10:00|
|Round 2||10:00||Top 64|
|2x2x2 Cube||Average of 5||Round 1||0:13||1:00|
|4x4x4 Cube||Average of 5||Round 1||1:15||2:00|
|5x5x5 Cube||Average of 5||Round 1||2:00||3:00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Mean of 3||Combined Final||4:00||6:00|
|7x7x7 Cube||Mean of 3||Combined Final||5:00||8:00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Best of 3||Round 1||10:00 Cumulative|
|Final||5:00 Cumulative||Top 6|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Mean of 3||Final||WCA Limits||1 Hour **|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Average of 5||Round 1||0:35||1:00|
|3x3x3 With Feet||Average of 5||Combined Final||2:00||3:00|
|Megaminx||Average of 5||Combined Final||2:00||3:00|
|Pyraminx||Average of 5||Round 1||0:13||1:00|
|Skewb||Average of 5||Round 1||0:13||1:00|
|Square-1||Average of 5||Round 1||0:45||1:30|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Best of 3||Final||1 Hour**|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Best of 3||Final||1 Hour**|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Best of 3||Final||WCA **|
** See schedule page for more information on MBLD, 4BLD, 5BLD and FMC.
Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6 and 7x7) format where competitors will have 2 attempts to achieve a time under the cutoff. If the comeptitor does, then they will be awarded more attempts in order to compelete the average.
Cumulative Limit (C)- The total time allowed for all attempts combined.
Time Limit - Any attempt in the round exceeding this time will be awarded a DNF. For "WCA" time limits, it is dependent on the regulations for that event.
Note: This schedule is TENTATIVE. The organizers reserve the right to adjust the schdule as necessary.
Friday, April 27th
|6:00pm-7:00pm||3x3 Feet Combined Final||2:00||3:00|
|7:15pm-8:30pm||Quiet Hour**||1 hour|
Saturday, April 28th
|8:30-9:30||4x4 Combined First||1:15||2:00|
|9:30-10:15||3x3 One-Handed Combined First||0:35||1:00|
|10:15-11:00||Pyraminx Combined First||0:13||1:00|
|11:00-11:45||Megaminx Combined Final||2:00||3:00|
|1:15-2:30||2x2 Combined First||0:13||1:00|
|2:30-3:15||Square-1 Combined Final||0:45||1:30|
|3:15-4:15||5x5 Combined First||2:00||3:00|
|4:15-5:00||Skewb Combined First||0:13||1:00|
|5:45-6:25||3x3 Blindfolded Combined First||10 minutes cumulative|
|6:25-7:45||Quiet Hour**||1 hour|
Sunday, April 29th
|7:45-9:00||Quiet Hour**||1 hour|
|9:00-11:00||3x3 Round 1||10:00|
|11:00-12:00||6x6 Combined Final||4:00||6:00|
|12:45-1:30||7x7 Combined Final||5:00||8:00|
|1:30-2:15||3x3 Round 2||Top 64|
|2:15-2:45||4x4 Final||Top 12|
|2:45-3:05||Skewb Final||Top 12|
|3:05-3:45||5x5 Final||Top 12|
|3:45-4:05||Pyraminx Final||Top 12|
|4:05-4:30||3x3 One-Handed Final||Top 12|
|4:30-4:50||2x2 Final||Top 12|
|4:50-5:10||3x3 Blindfolded Final||Top 6|
|5:10-6:30||3x3 Final (Head to Head)||Top 16|
The following rounds may happen if the organizers determine there is enough time for them. Please pay attention to announcements.
|Time Slot||Event||# Advancing|
|After Megaminx Round 1||Megaminx Round 2||Top 8|
|After Skewb Round 1||Square-1 Round 2||Top 8|
|After 6x6 Round 1||6x6 Round 2||Top 6|
|Before 3x3 Finals||7x7 Round 2||Top 6|
|Before 3x3 Finals, After 7x7 Round 2||4x4 Round 3||Top 6|
** During a Quiet Hour, the competitor may choose from the following options:
1. 1 attempt of MBLD
2. 1 FMC attempt
3. 1 cumulative hour of 4BLD and 5BLD
Note: The competitor may choose a different option for each Quiet Hour.
Sponsors will be announced soon!
This is the first annual CubingUSA Southern Championship, part of a series of Regional Championships supported by CubingUSA. The goal of these competitions is to allow competitors from all over the country to compete for regional titles. The Southern region is comprised of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
While only residents of the southern states are eligible to win the title of Southern Champion, residents of any state or country are welcome to compete. This competition also serves as a Nationals qualifying competition, so your results could enable you to compete at CubingUSA Nationals 2018.
This competition will take place on April 27-29, 2018, at the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas. You may be familiar with the Westin Galleria from the 4 previous WCA competitions held at this venue, including the Southern Championships last year.
As this is the Southern Championship, we will be recognizing Southern Champions for each event. We will recognize as the Southern Champion the top finisher from one of these states:
We ask that competitors expecting to have a chance at a Southern Champion title bring proof of residence (current driver's license or school ID, etc.)
More information regarding eligibility can be found here.
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:
Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so 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.
If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.
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 the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!
Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.
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 nerds 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 new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, 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 Cubecomps.com to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.
Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any 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, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.
Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.
Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!
ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.
If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.
There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. Please read the other tab specifically for new competitors.
In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!
Please read this section carefully. We will have a change in organization for this competition modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. When you arrive, you will receive a lanyard with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:
* S - scrambling
* R - running
* J - judging
Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per event. 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.
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.