SoCal Silent Spectacular 2022


Date
Aug 13 - 14, 2022
City
Los Angeles, California, United States
Venue

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Address
375 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Details

Haines Hall, Room A44

Contact
Organization team
Organizers
David Karalli, Draco Tong, and Matthew Dickman
WCA Delegates
Matthew Dickman and Michael Young
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Information

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Events
Main event
Competitors
39
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 45 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the competitor list.

This competition has a separate competitor limit for each event rather than an overall competitor limit. See the Competitor Limits tab for more details.

Highlights
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Graham Siggins won with a single solve of 20.52 seconds in the 3x3x3 Blindfolded event. Neel Gore finished second (22.39) and Josh Weimer finished third (26.04).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
7x7x7 Cube Graham Siggins 3:15.75 3:32.03 United States 3:51.573:28.763:15.75
3x3x3 Blindfolded Graham Siggins 20.52 22.29 United States 24.2320.5222.12
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Kyeongmin Choi 22 23.67 Republic of Korea 222524
Square-1 Kyeongmin Choi 8.97 9.95 Republic of Korea 9.3514.029.328.9711.18
4x4x4 Blindfolded Graham Siggins 2:02.05 DNF United States DNF2:02.052:38.21
5x5x5 Blindfolded Graham Siggins 4:39.79 DNF United States DNF4:39.79DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Graham Siggins 58/66 59:28 United States 51/66 1:00:0058/66 59:28DNF
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 7:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
Square-1 Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round Bo3 2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded First round and 5x5x5 Blindfolded First round ** Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded First round Bo3 2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded First round and 5x5x5 Blindfolded First round ** Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo3 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (August 13, 2022)

From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Setup and MBLD Cube Submission (Attempt 1)
Haines A44
From 09:00 AM
To 10:15 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Haines A44
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 10:15 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Haines A44
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 11:30 AM
To 02:00 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round
Haines A44
Format
Bo3
Time limit
2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded First round and 5x5x5 Blindfolded First round **
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 02:00 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded First round
Haines A44
Format
Bo3
Time limit
2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded First round and 5x5x5 Blindfolded First round **
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 02:45 PM
Lunch
Haines A44
From 02:45 PM
To 03:00 PM
MBLD Cube Submission (Attempt 2)
Haines A44
From 02:45 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Rescramble (Unofficial Event)
Haines A44
From 03:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 2)
Haines A44
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:45 PM
Square-1 Final
Haines A44
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:45 PM
To 07:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Haines A44
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour

Schedule for Sunday (August 14, 2022)

From 08:15 AM
To 08:30 AM
Setup and MBLD Cube Submission (Attempt 3)
Haines A44
From 08:30 AM
To 09:45 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Haines A44
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:45 AM
To 10:45 AM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Haines A44
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 7:00.00
From 10:45 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 3)
Haines A44
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 12:00 PM
To 01:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Haines A44
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 01:15 PM
To 02:00 PM
Lunch
Haines A44
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Team-Blind (Unofficial Event)
Haines A44
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round
Haines A44
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 75% advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Haines A44
Format
Bo3
Time limit
2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 04:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Haines A44
Format
Bo3
Time limit
2:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 06:15 PM
To 07:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Haines A44
Format
Bo3
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *

In addition to a competitor limit for the whole competition, each event will have a separate limit. Registrations will be considered in the order that they are paid. If your paid registration includes events which have filled up, your registration will be accepted and modified to include only events which have space. Then, you will be placed on a waitlist for each full event you requested. Waitlisted competitors will be added if space becomes available until the waitlist closes on August 9.

Once your registration is accepted, you will not be able to change your registered events unless you contact the organizers. If you would like to add an event after registering, your request will be approved if there is space; otherwise, you will be placed on the waitlist. Requests to drop events are permitted until the deadlines on the General Info page. Note that the deadline to drop all of your events and thus receive a refund is slightly earlier than the deadline to drop some but not all events.

Click here to view your registration or waitlist status for each event.

The entire competition will have a limit of 45 competitors. 3x3x3 Blindfolded will have a limit of 30 competitors. 3x3x3 Fewest Moves and Square-1 will have a limit of 25 competitors. All other events will have a limit of 20 competitors. Limits for some events may be increased at the organizers' discretion.

Event Competitor Limit Remaining Space
7x7x7 Cube 20 0
3x3x3 Blindfolded 30 0
3x3x3 Fewest Moves 25 0
Square-1 25 0
4x4x4 Blindfolded 20 1
5x5x5 Blindfolded 20 3
3x3x3 Multi-Blind 20 0

The registration fee for competitors is $30. All competitors must read the WCA Regulations. Pay particular attention to Article B: Blindfolded Solving.

All events will take place in Haines A44. In addition, Haines A28 has been reserved as a side room for practicing and socializing during the competition.

We'd like to emphasize that blindsolvers of all experience levels are welcome to compete! If this is your first blindfolded competition, here are a few important things to know:

  1. For blindfolded events, the competitor lifts the cover off the cube, not the judge!
  2. If you're judging a blindfolded event, don't place the paper between the competitor and the cube until after the competitor applies a turn to the cube. This is because a competitor is allowed to remove their blindfold and look at the cube again if they haven't applied any turns.
  3. In rounds with cumulative time limits, the judge writes how much time the competitor uses during a DNF attempt on the score card, e.g. DNF (1:23.45).
  4. A stopwatch must be used to time attempts longer than 10 minutes.

We're excited to see how much the SoCal blindsolving scene has grown over the past few years! Please feel free to reach out to the organization team if you have any questions.

If you are sick with COVID-19 and/or if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you may not attend this competition. Competitors must follow the CDC guidelines on quarantine and isolation; do not attend this competition during your quarantine or isolation period. If you have already paid the registration fee and you cannot attend the competition due to COVID-19, please contact the competition organizers for a full refund. In accordance with UCLA's COVID protocols, all attendees must wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Click here for a map of campus, including parking structures. Parking Structures P4 and P5 are located near the venue. The cost for one day of parking at P4 is $14 and the cost for one day of parking at P5 is $20. For more information about costs and payment methods, see the "Parking Rates by Location" and "How to Pay" sections here.

Alternatively, consider taking a bus to campus. LA Metro, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, and Culver CityBus all operate routes to UCLA. Consult Google Maps for transit options.

While guests are permitted at no extra charge, we request that competitors keep guests to a minimum. (This is due to room capacity limitations—we have nothing against spectators!) Guests are required to read the COVID-19 Safety tab. Note that unlike most cubing competitions, blindfolded competitions are generally not spectator friendly. Since blindfolded events require significant levels of concentration, all attendees, including guests, are required to be silent in Haines A44 during blindfolded events and FMC. Competitors and guests can socialize freely in Haines A28 without disrupting the competition.

There are several places to eat on campus within a 10 minute walking distance from the venue. For a list of restaraunts on campus, click here; the hours are updated weekly, so check the page again a few days before the competition. Most of these restaurants are in Ackerman Union, which is in grid square E4 on this map.

Post-competition update: The unofficial event results can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XzGWwwdjzpL1FQ6TeSMEULfos4pIbgmJONqFPDsGUOU/. Congratulations to Margot Audero for winning 3x3x3 Rescramble and Josh Weimer and Neel Gore for winning 3x3x3 Team-Blind!


An unofficial event will be held after lunch on each day of the competition: 3x3x3 Rescramble on the Saturday, August 13, and 3x3x3 Team-Blind on Sunday, August 14. Competitors who compete in an unofficial event will be required to judge for that event.

To register, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/WpjLCmew5wpA5twb6

3x3x3 Rescramble:
- Format: Best of 3 (may be changed to Best of 2 if time is an issue)
- Cumulative time limit: 10 minutes
- Competitor limit: 20

3x3x3 Team-Blind
- Format: Average of 5
- Cumulative time limit: 15 minutes
- Competitor limit: 24 (12 teams)

For more details, please see the following links:
- Competition schedule
- Extra Events regulations (Section A7 for 3x3x3 Team-Blind, Section B3 for 3x3x3 Rescramble)

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift-card prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every event. They will not be selling puzzles onsite.

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Gift card prizes will be given out to all who place in the top 3 of each event.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline 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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