Think In Fink Fall 2022


Date
Oct 1, 2022
City
Finksburg, Maryland, United States
Venue

Gerstell Academy

Address
2500 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, MD, 21048
Details

Gymnasium

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
Waden Cho and Zavian Valedon
WCA Delegates
Blake Thompson, Corey Sakowski, and Rich Tayag
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION:
To prevent overcrowding in the venue, we are limiting each competitor to one guest only.

Masks are strongly recommended.

Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19.

When not competing, competitors and spectators should attempt to socially distance whenever possible by keeping 3 feet away from others. We also encourage you not to share puzzles with other competitors.


This competition is supported by CubingUSA.

Events
Main event
Competitors
138
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% 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.


Please keep in mind that registrations are approved manually after payment, so your registration may not be approved immediately.
Your registration is not complete until your registration fee has been paid.
All competitiors must read the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab.

WAITLIST INFORMATION:
If the competitor limit of 150 has been reached, you can still register and pay the registration fee to secure a spot on the waitlist. During the registration period, any competitor can cancel their registration and allow the first person on the waitlist to take their spot. If you find that you cannot make it to the competition after registering, please contact us so that we can maximize attendance.
All registrants still on the waitlist after the registration period will have their registrations deleted, and will be fully refunded.
We may completely close registration if the waitlist becomes very large.

Highlights
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Michael Nielsen won with an average of 7.17 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jerry Yao finished second (7.27) and Zayn Khanani finished third (7.32).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Michael Nielsen 6.72 7.17 United States 7.357.266.917.676.72
2x2x2 Cube Zayn Khanani 0.83 1.32 United States 1.581.201.191.580.83
4x4x4 Cube Ari Randers-Pehrson 22.69 24.67 United States 22.6925.8324.3725.9223.80
5x5x5 Cube Brandon Nunez 41.75 44.41 United States 45.7142.5853.8541.7544.94
3x3x3 Blindfolded Liam Chen 16.47 18.87 United States 19.8816.4720.27
3x3x3 One-Handed Ray Bai 10.62 12.63 United States 11.2612.2914.4710.6214.35
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
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
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00

You are viewing the schedule for the venue Gerstell Academy.
The schedule is displayed in the timezone America/New_York.

Schedule for Saturday (October 01, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Registration
Front Lobby
From 08:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Gymnasium - Stage 1
From 08:45 AM
To 09:55 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 08:45 AM
To 09:55 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Gymnasium - Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:55 AM
To 10:40 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:55 AM
To 10:40 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Gymnasium - Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:40 AM
To 12:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 64 advance to next round
From 10:40 AM
To 12:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Gymnasium - Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 64 advance to next round
From 12:10 PM
To 12:55 PM
Lunch
Gymnasium - Stage 1
From 12:10 PM
To 12:55 PM
Mystery Event!
Gymnasium - Stage 1
From 12:55 PM
To 02:10 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:55 PM
To 02:10 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Gymnasium - Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:10 PM
To 02:55 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 02:10 PM
To 02:55 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Gymnasium - Stage 2
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 02:55 PM
To 03:40 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:55 PM
To 03:40 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Gymnasium - Stage 2
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:40 PM
To 05:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 03:40 PM
To 05:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Gymnasium - Stage 2
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:20 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:20 PM
To 05:40 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 05:40 PM
To 05:55 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:55 PM
To 06:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Gymnasium - Stage 1
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:15 PM
To 06:30 PM
Awards
Gymnasium - Stage 1

Note: We have closed the waiting list as it is far too full for the scale of the competition. We will update here if we open it again, but this is highly unlikely.

Registration for this competition has now filled and closed, but we have a waiting list for competitors who joined before we closed registration. Participation in the competition is not guaranteed for those on the waiting list, but the registration fee will be refunded for competitors who do not make it off of the waiting list by Tuesday, September 27th, 2022.

The current list of paid competitors (by initials) can be found below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o_1x-6idXu4fgbMQYmdBhebg68B6WDwGO64EvUen9DM/edit?usp=sharing

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING

For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must read our "Info For First Time Competitors" Tab, and be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!

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/running 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.

Groups can be found HERE.

Live results can be found on HERE on WCA Live.

This competition is sponsored by The Cubicle! They will be providing gift card prizes to our podium finishers.

General Info: The venue is located at 2500 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, MD, 21048. The competition will take place on the campus of Gerstell Academy in the Paterakis Athletic Center (PAC). This building is the furthest back on the campus, and is directly to the right of the turf field.

Entry: Please enter through the north gate located on the right hand side as you enter campus. This gate can be identified as the one with the toll booth, although there will be no fees to enter campus or park. Once you have passed the gate, follow the loop until you reach the PAC.

Parking: There is ample parking directly in front of the PAC.

Green: Quickest route to get to the PAC
Red: North Gate
Blue: Paterakis Athletic Center (PAC)

There are a variety of options within a 10 minute drive from the venue. There will also be concessions at the competition.

If you are interested in staff, please fill out the following form: STAFF APPLICATION FORM

NOTE: ALL COMPETITORS MUST PAY THE $15 REGISTRATION FEE. If you are selected for staff, you will be refunded the registration fee AFTER the competition has ended.

Staff will be responsible for doing scrambling and running tasks throughout the day.

Staff members will be provided with free registration for the competition.

Final staff decisions will be made after registration closes.

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During our lunch break we will hold a mystery event that will be announced on the day of the competition! No prior registration needed.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).

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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