Frequently Asked Questions
Question: We are a media company or newspaper and want to cover the European Rubik’s Cube Championship 2012. What should we do?
Answer: Please send an e-mail to Chrisi Trussell with your plans.
Question: Are all puzzle brands and sticker brands allowed?
Answer: Yes, all puzzle and sticker brands are allowed, but puzzles and stickers must comply with the WCA regulations.
Question: Why am I on the waiting list for an event?
Answer: To manage the time schedule we need to set a limit of competitors for all events.
Competitors who do not meet the qualification requirements for an event, are placed on a waiting list. Acceptance for an event is based on the competitor’s results on the WCA world ranking. Once we have a better estimate of the number of competitors per event, we will change the qualification times, so that more competitors will be able to compete in the events.
Question: Do I need to register all my guests?
Answer: Yes. Per competitor two registered guests will have free entrance to the championship venue.
All other guests have to pay an entrance fee of 5 PLN per day per person.
Question: On the Time Schedule page the cutoffs are different to those on the Events page. Which one is correct?
Answer: We are talking about three different things:
1) qualification limits (on Events page)
Those are the limits you have to beat in an official WCA competition in order to be able to compete in the event.
2) time limits (on Time Schedule page)
Those are the limits you have to beat in the event in order to not have you stopped during the event and continue with more solves.
3) cutoffs (on Time Schedule page)
Those are the limits you have to beat in the event to reach the second stage of a combined round.
Question: Why are there time limits? How do they work?
Answer: For each event there is a time limit, to make sure that the time schedule for the championship can be followed. A competitor must solve the puzzle inside the time limit. If a competitor passes the time limit, then the judge may stop the solve. The main judge for the event decides whether a competitor is allowed to continue with the remaining solves of the round.
Question: Is it possible to have some unofficial events like one-handed 2×2 or blindfolded Magic?
Answer: No, we will not organise unofficial events. The time schedule is already very busy with 19 official events and 2 unofficial events. Of course you are free to show your abilities during the informal meetings.