Atomic Cubing Fall 2017

Nov 4, 2017
Richland, Washington, United States

Richland Public Library

955 Northgate Dr, Richland, WA 99352

Doris Roberts Gallery

Organization team
Cailyn Hoover
WCA Delegate
Kit Clement

Note: This competition is not at the same venue the last atomic cubing competitions have been.

Before registering, you must read the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab. This tab details the responsibilites of all competitors at this competition.

Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $5 (United States Dollar).
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Luke Tycksen won with an average of 8.13 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Tyler Halgren finished second (9.79) and Ethan Davis finished third (11.36).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Luke Tycksen 7.02 8.13 United States 9.888.257.958.197.02
5x5x5 Cube Luke Tycksen 57.36 1:03.19 United States 1:03.1557.361:03.171:03.241:07.72
3x3x3 Blindfolded Max Hilliard 27.31 DNF United States 27.3127.72DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Luke Tycksen 11.93 13.11 United States 12.8217.8113.2411.9313.26
Megaminx Ethan Davis 45.09 48.52 United States 50.4549.3049.4945.0946.76
Skewb Max Siauw 3.69 4.81 United States 5.173.695.244.075.20
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:30.00
Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00



There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging. Thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for providing this detailed judging information document.


When you arrive, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that event. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3x3 speedsolve event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

There is a $5 registration fee for the competition. 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 registration list.

There is a 60 competitor limit to the competition. Registration closes at the end of the day on October 30th. We will grant refunds to those who let us know before October 30th, but no refunds are granted after that date. Registration will be allowed at the door if space permits, but you can only register for the 3x3x3 speedsolve event.

This competition will be sponsored by!

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Gift cards of $35, $25, and $15 to will be given to the top 3 finishers in the 3x3x3 events, and $10, $7, and $5 gift cards will be given out to the top 3 finishers in every other event.

Event Cutoff Time Limit # to Round 2 # to Final Round
3x3x3 None 10:00 30 12
Skewb 0:30 1:30 12
One-Handed 0:50 1:30 12
5x5 3:00 5:00 8
Megaminx 2:30 5:00
3x3 Blindfolded 20:00 cumulative
Time Event Cutoff / Time Limt
8:30 Check In
8:45 Competitor / Judge Tutorial
9:00 3x3 First Round None / 10:00
10:30 Skewb First Round 0:30 / 1:30
11:30 3x3 Blindfolded Combined Final 10:00 (20:00 Cumulative Time Limit)
12:00 Lunch
1:00 3x3 One-Handed First Round 0:50 / 1:30
1:50 5x5 Combined Final 3:00 / 5:00
2:50 3x3 Second Round top 30
3:35 Megaminx Combined Final 2:30 / 5:00
4:35 Skewb Final top 12
4:50 3x3 One-handed Final top 12
5:10 5x5 Final top 8
5:35 3x3 Final top 12
6:00 Awards

Tentative to allow more people in final rounds if time allows


The competition will happen at the Doris Roberts Gallery In the Richland Public Library. When you walk in the doors, it'll be immediately on the right.

There is a cafeteria immediately inside in the main lobby.

Please respect the fact that the library will open from 9:30 to 5:00 and the competition will be happening before it is open and after it is closed.


From Yakima (and west of the Tri-Cities)

• On I-82, take exit 102 to I-182 toward Richland/Pasco.
• On I-182, take exit 5B to George Washington Way
• Turn Left on Swift
• Northgate Dr is the second Left
• If you get to the hospital you have gone too far

From Pasco (and east of the Tri-Cities):

• Take I-182 toward Richland
• Exit at 5b to George Washington Way
• Turn Left on Swift
• Northgate Dr is the second Left
• If you get to the hospital you have gone too far

From Umatilla (and south of the Tri-Cities):

• On I-82 W head toward Richland
• Exit at 5b to George Washington Way
• Turn Left on Swift
• Northgate Dr is the second Left
• If you get to the hospital you have gone too far

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).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).


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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