Atomic Cubing Spring 2018

Apr 6 - 7, 2018
Richland, Washington, United States

Richland Church of the Nazarene

2450 Jericho Road

In the gymnasium to the right of the building.

Organization team
Amy Tycksen and Luke Tycksen
WCA Delegates
Cailyn Hoover and Kit Clement

This competition will have a 110 competitor limit.

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Luke Tycksen won with an average of 8.64 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ian Bourn finished second (9.04) and Darius Burt finished third (10.18).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Luke Tycksen 8.06 8.64 United States 8.0614.668.728.129.09
6x6x6 Cube Luke Tycksen 1:45.66 1:49.30 United States 1:48.121:54.131:45.66
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Benjamin Gottschalk 34 36.00 United States 363438
3x3x3 One-Handed Luke Tycksen 10.35 12.53 United States 13.1011.8410.3517.2012.65
Megaminx Ethan Davis 44.01 46.30 United States 44.0147.1150.7447.0244.77
Pyraminx Kyle Polage 3.28 3.57 United States 3.558.413.333.823.28
Skewb Luke Tycksen 4.39 5.25 United States 7.234.974.534.396.24
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00

Richland Church of the Nazarene
2450 Jericho Road
Richland, WA 99352

There is a $10 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 110 competitor limit to the competition. Registration closes at the end of the day on April 4th. We will grant refunds to those who let us know before April 4th, but no refunds are granted after that date.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

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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.


Time Event Cutoff/Time Limit To Advance
8:30 PM 3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 1 1 Hour -


Time Event Cutoff/Time Limit To Advance
8:30 AM 3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 2 1 Hour -
9:30 AM Registration - -
9:45 AM Judge/Competitor Tutorial - -
10:00 AM    3x3 Round 1     None/10:00     75%  
10:50 AM    Pyraminx Combined Round 1     0:45/2:00     10   
11:30 AM Lunch - -
12:30 PM 6x6 Combined Final 5:00/10:00 -
1:20 PM    3x3 One-Handed Combined Round 1     1:00/3:00     10   
2:00 PM   3x3 Round 2     Top 75%     10   
2:40 PM  Skewb Combined Round 1     0:45/2:00     10   
3:20 PM Megaminx Combined Final 3:30/6:00 -
4:00 PM Pyraminx Final Top 8 -
4:15 PM 3x3 One-Handed Final Top 8 -
4:30 PM Skewb Final Top 8 -
4:45 PM 3x3 Final Top 8 -
5:30 PM Awards (Minus FMC) - -
6:00 PM Fewest Moves Attempt 3 1 Hour -

All cutoffs and round advancements are subject to change based on registration totals.

Event Format Cutoff Time Limit # to Round 2 # to FInal
3x3x3 Cube     Average of 5     -   10:00         Top 75%    Top 10  
3x3x3 One-Handed     Average of 5     1:00     3:00             Top 10  
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Mean of 3 - 1 Hour (80 Moves) - -
6x6x6 Cube Mean of 3 5:00 10:00 - -
Megaminx Average of 5 3:30 6:00 - -
Pyraminx     Average of 5     0:35     2:00             Top 10    
Skewb     Average of 5     0:35     2:00             Top 10   

From Yakima (and west of the Tri-Cities):
• On I-82, take exit 102 to I-182 toward Richland/Pasco.
• Exit south on exit 3, Queensgate Dr.
• Turn right onto Queesngate Dr, and proceed approximately 1/4 mile to Jericho Rd.
• Turn right onto Jericho Rd, and proceed approximately 1/4 mile to the driveway of Richland Church of the Nazarene (on the right)

From Pasco (and east of the Tri-Cities):
• Take I-182 toward Richland
• Exit at 3A, Queensgate South
• Continue south on Queensgate to Jericho Rd
• Turn right onto Jericho Rd, and proceed approximately 1/4 mile to the driveway of Richland Church of the Nazarene (on the right)

From Umatilla (and south of the Tri-Cities):
• On I-82 W head toward Richland
• Take exit 102 to merge onto I-182 E/US-12 E toward Richland/Pasco
• Take exit 3 for Queensgate Drive
• Turn to right onto Queesngate Dr, and proceed approximately 1/4 mile to Jericho Rd.
• Turn right onto Jericho Rd, and proceed approximately 1/4 mile to the driveway of Richland Church of the Nazarene (on the right)

  • There is plenty of free parking at the location
  • There are many restaurants nearby for lunch/breaks
  • The main airport in the area is PSC (Tri-Cities/Pasco)
  • There are many hotels of varying price in the area. The venue is fairly easy to get to from most hotels in the area, as it is near Hwy 182 and the Queensgate off-ramps.

This competition will be sponsored by! Thanks so much to them for their continued support.

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Gift card prizes will be given out to all who place in the top 3 of each event. For 3x3x3, the third prize is $15, second prize is $25, and first prize is $35. For all other events, third prize is $5, second prize is $7, and first prize is $10. Three additional $5 gift cards will also be given out for overall performance to those who did not finish in the top 3 in any other event.

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).


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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