Unofficial Events and Seminars
Friday Night Schedule
- 7:15: 3x3 Fewest Moves ends
7:40 – 8:00: Motivational Speaking through the Rubik's Cube
A seminar by Sam Richard
8:00 – 8:25: Cuber-Metrics: Fun Facts and Statistically-Tested Answers about Cubing Psychology
A seminar by Jared Astrof
8:30 – 8:50: Why 2x2 is Not as Pointless as You Think: The Applications and Future of 2x2 Speedsolving
A seminar by Will Callan and Luigi Soriano
8:55 – 9:15: Teaching People How to Solve the Cube Using Modern Teaching Principles
A seminar by Sarah Strong
Saturday Night Schedule
- 7:15: 3x3 Fewest Moves ends
7:30 – 8:30: Regions Relay
The Regions Relay 2019 will be a knockout style tournament with 16 teams of 4 members each. Each team will represent a CubingUSA Region and each member must be a resident of that region. 2 Teams will be chosen from each of the 7 regions based on fastest official 3x3 Average of all team members combined. In addition to this, 2 wildcard teams will also be chosen. The information on teams, matchups, and bracket can be found here.
8:30 – 9:30: Parent Team BLD
45 Teams of Parents and their children will be competing in a Best of 2 event format. This unofficial event will be a Team BLD solve between a competitor and one of their parents/legal guardians. Team BLD is an event in which one person is blindfolded and turning the cube while the other person tells you what moves to do. One person is the "eyes" while the other person is the "hands" of a solve.
Results of Parent Team BLD will be posted here.
How Parent Team BLD Works:
In this specific event, the parent will be the one blindfolded and turning the puzzle while the competitor instructs the parent what moves to apply to the puzzle. The type of communication is completely up to the team. Similar to a usual WCA event, when your group is called up, both participants will bring their one cube up to the drop off station to be scrambled. Once your team is called up to a station, the parent will sit down and place the blindfold over their eyes. The competitor standing beside the parent will be able to inspect the cube for up to 15 seconds. Once both competitors are ready, the competitor will place the cube on the mat in front of the parent, the parent will place their hands on the timer, and will begin the solve. From this point forward, only the parent may apply moves to the cube. The competitor beside the parent can communicate however they would like to their parent so long as they do not purposefully try and distract competitors at the stations around them (i.e. no screaming or intentionally trying to interfere with another teams' solves - this will result in a DNF). The same penalties are still applied to the final resting state of the puzzle.
- 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Lucas Etter, Christopher Chi
- 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Gianfranco Huanqui, Juan Pablo Huanqui, Graham Siggins
- 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Drew Brads, Juan Pablo Huanqui
- 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Patrick Ponce, Christopher Chi
- 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Gianfranco Huanqui, Stanley Chapel, Max Hilliard
- 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Mats Valk, Kevin Hays
- 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Kevin Hays, Max Hilliard, Graham Siggins
- 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Patrick Ponce, Mats Valk
- 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Drew Brads, Lucas Etter, Stanley Chapel