#### Vincents

##### Member

Basically, Berkeley will be hosting 3 seasonal competitions this school year: Berkeley Fall 2011, Berkeley Winter 2012, and Berkeley Spring 2012. What's new? These competitions are now going to be a series. Through those 3 competitions, we'll be running 18 of the 19 possible WCA official events (sorry, no feet). Competitors will compete in whichever events they wish to compete in.

Depending on how competitors place in each event, we'll award them points: 10 points for a 1st place finish, 7 points for a 2nd place finish, 5 points for a 3rd place finish, 3 points for an otherwise Top-10 finish, and 1 point for all other finishes.

At the conclusion of the series at Berkeley Spring 2012, we'll award the winner something big. The current proposal is $100 towards a trip to US Nationals 2012 (we would offer the whole trip, but we don't have that kind of money). Second place is currently slated to get $10; Third place $1.

The catch? We'll only be taking your results from the top ~5 distinct/unique events, so that more people have a chance of winning. This means that you could, theoretically, win by destroying 4BLD, 5BLD, MultiBLD, BLD, and placing decently in one other event.

Should there be a tie, we'll be breaking the tie by fastest 3x3 speedsolve average set in any round at any of the three competitions. Therefore, 3x3 still counts for slightly more, but not so much that someone who dominates at 3x3 is guaranteed a victory.

Some events, such as 3x3 or 3OH, will be run at multiple competitions. This leaves open the possibility that up to 3 different people could use a 1st place finish in 3x3 as one of their point-qualifying events. However, because we are looking at distinct/unique events per person, one person cannot use 3 1st place finishes in 3x3 as 3 of their point-qualifying events.

I will only be counting results that are not a DNF, and allow someone to place. So, for example, if you solve two Megaminx solves, but fail to complete an average, you will not receive points for that round. If you DNF your BLD solve, you will also not receive points for that round.

Thanks to Shelley, Steven, Jeremy, and Tyson for their suggestions and improvements on my original cumbersome idea; as well as putting up with me at an ungodly late hour to flesh this out.

Berkeley Summer Mini Frolic 2011 is still on, though not a part of this series.

Happy cubing =)

Depending on how competitors place in each event, we'll award them points: 10 points for a 1st place finish, 7 points for a 2nd place finish, 5 points for a 3rd place finish, 3 points for an otherwise Top-10 finish, and 1 point for all other finishes.

At the conclusion of the series at Berkeley Spring 2012, we'll award the winner something big. The current proposal is $100 towards a trip to US Nationals 2012 (we would offer the whole trip, but we don't have that kind of money). Second place is currently slated to get $10; Third place $1.

The catch? We'll only be taking your results from the top ~5 distinct/unique events, so that more people have a chance of winning. This means that you could, theoretically, win by destroying 4BLD, 5BLD, MultiBLD, BLD, and placing decently in one other event.

Should there be a tie, we'll be breaking the tie by fastest 3x3 speedsolve average set in any round at any of the three competitions. Therefore, 3x3 still counts for slightly more, but not so much that someone who dominates at 3x3 is guaranteed a victory.

Some events, such as 3x3 or 3OH, will be run at multiple competitions. This leaves open the possibility that up to 3 different people could use a 1st place finish in 3x3 as one of their point-qualifying events. However, because we are looking at distinct/unique events per person, one person cannot use 3 1st place finishes in 3x3 as 3 of their point-qualifying events.

I will only be counting results that are not a DNF, and allow someone to place. So, for example, if you solve two Megaminx solves, but fail to complete an average, you will not receive points for that round. If you DNF your BLD solve, you will also not receive points for that round.

Thanks to Shelley, Steven, Jeremy, and Tyson for their suggestions and improvements on my original cumbersome idea; as well as putting up with me at an ungodly late hour to flesh this out.

Berkeley Summer Mini Frolic 2011 is still on, though not a part of this series.

Happy cubing =)

Last edited: Dec 21, 2011