Dublin Open 2017

Dublin Open 2017 will be held in UCD on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2017. The building is the old student centre and the room is the Astra Hall. The competition is being organised by Robert Riordan, Ciarán Beahan and Evan Liu and is being delegated by Evan Liu. There will be a competitor limit of 100 people and a registration fee is as follows, €8 if you’re doing 1-3 events, €12 for 4-8 events, and €15 for 9-17 events. This is to be paid online before registration closes on the 26th of November.

You can pay the registration fee here: http://www.ukca.org/dublin-open-2017-payment

Since this is not Irish Championships, non-Irish citizens are eligible for prizes.

Events and Schedule

All official events will be held with the exception for feet. There is a combined 1 hour total time for 4 & 5bld, this means if you spend 30 minutes on a 5bld attempt you only have 30 minutes for a 4bld attempt. There is a combined 12 minutes total time for 3bld, and you have 1 hour for multi bld.

This is the preliminary schedule, it is subject to change, if you have any question about the schedule or timing please email speedcubingireland@gmail.com.

Saturday 2nd December
Time Length Event Round Format Time Limit Cutoff Groups Competitors
08:45 -> Registration Opens
09:00 09:10 00:10 Introduction to Competing
09:10 09:55 00:45 2x2x2 First (1/2) Bo2/Ao5 10:00 1:00 3
09:55 10:35 00:40 Pyraminx First (1/2) Bo2/Ao5 5:00 30 3
10:35 11:15 00:40 Skewb First (1/2) Bo2/Ao5 5:00 30 3
11:15 12:15 01:00 4x4x4 First (1/3) Bo2/Ao5 10:00 2:30 3
12:15 13:30 01:15 4BLD/5BLD/Lunch Final (1/1) Bo3 1:00:00 Total Time 1
13:30 14:15 00:45 3×3 One Handed Final (1/1) Bo2/Ao5 3:00 40 2
14:15 14:55 00:40 Clock Final (1/1) Ao5 5:00 30 1
14:55 15:25 00:30 Pyraminx Final (2/2) Ao5 2 16
15:25 15:55 00:30 2x2x2 Final (2/2) Ao5 2 16
15:55 16:40 00:45 4x4x4 Semi (2/3) Ao5 2 24
16:40 17:25 00:45 7x7x7 First (1/2) Bo1/Mo3 10:00 06:30 2
17:25 17:55 00:30 Skewb Final (2/2) Ao5 2 16
17:55 18:25 00:30 3×3 Blindfolded Final (1/1) Mo3 12:00 total time 1
18:25 18:55 00:30 4x4x4 Final (3/3) Ao5 2 12
18:55 19:25 00:30 7x7x7 Final (2/2) Mo3 2 6
Sunday 3rd December
Time Length Event Round Format Hard Cut Avg Cut Groups Competitors
08:00 09:00 01:00 3×3 Fewest Moves Bo1 1
09:00 Registration Opens
09:05 09:15 00:10 Introduction to Competing
09:15 10:45 01:30 3x3x3 First (1/3) Bo2/Ao5 10:00 2:30 4
10:45 12:15 01:30 5x5x5 First (1/2) Bo2/Ao5 10:00 2:30 2
12:15 12:45 00:30 6x6x6 First (1/2) Bo1/Mo3 10:00 04:00 2
12:45 14:10 01:25 MBLD/Lunch Final 1
14:10 14:40 00:30 Square-1 Final (1/1) Bo2/Ao5 02:30 00:45 2
14:40 15:25 00:45 Megaminx Final (1/1) Bo2/Ao5 5:00 2:00 2
15:25 16:10 00:45 3x3x3 Second (2/3) Ao5 2 32
16:10 16:30 00:20 6x6x6 Final (2/2) Mo3 2 6
16:30 17:00 00:30 5x5x5 Final (2/2) Ao5 1 8
17:00 17:30 00:30 3x3x3 Final (3/3) Ao5 2 at a time 12
17:30 18:00 00:30 Awards and Pack Up!

Venue

The venue is the old Student Centre on the UCD campus, the room within the building is the Astra Hall. If you’re coming by car you will have to use the entrance from Clonskeagh Road and it is the at the end of the first building on the right after the round about.

Here’s the venue on Google Maps: https://www.google.ie/maps/@53.3077988,-6.2278791,3a,75y,11.59h,84.6t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWG5L73y8JoALikGVAPBuBA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Travel

There are a number of travel options to get to UCD

Dublin Bus offer a number of routes that can take you to the UCD campus, however you will have to walk across campus to get from the bus stop to the venue. The routes are 2, 11, 46A and 145. You can check the Dublin Bus website for information on the exact routes and timetables for the buses here: https://www.dublinbus.ie/

Bus Éireann offers a nationwide bus service, you can get a bus from most major towns in Ireland to Busáras, the central bus station in Dublin. From there it is a short walk to O’Connell street where you can get connecting buses to UCD listed above.

If you come into Dublin by train, there are buses operated by Dublin bus that run between the two major train stations in Dublin. If you arrive through Connolly Station, you can board the bus routes for the 2, 11 and 46A to UCD, or if you arrive through Heuston Station the 145 operates a direct service via the city centre to Belfield.

If you are flying in internationally there are a number of buses that operate between Dublin Airport and the city centre, including a service called Airlink which brings passengers directly to Busáras. Aircoach also operates a service from Dublin Airport to Leopardstown / Sandyford / Stillorgan which passes UCD.

If you arrive by car, there is parking near the venue, although you should take into consideration it could be extremely limited.

Accommodation

As UCD is one of Dublin’s biggest universities, there are a lot of options for hotels. I would recommend using Tripadvisor to decide on what hotel you stay in. https://www.tripadvisor.ie/HotelsNear-g186605-d6418231-University_College_Dublin-Dublin_County_Dublin.html#apg=c23ecb0bca8c42f48c1e760a408c4b77&ss=BC09D61A7394F2E2B9B1C2544D501475

 

If you have any questions about the information above or just a general query about the competition then please email speedcubingireland@gmail.com.

 

 

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