Bala Big and Blind 2019

May 18, 2019
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States

Bala Cynwyd Middle School

510 Bryn Mawr Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

The sidewalk at the parking lot leads to the venue. Follow the signs.

Organization team
Samuel Knoll
WCA Delegate
Dana Yi
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

If you want to be on the competitor list, sign up and pay as soon as possible! The registration fee will go to an organization called buildOn. you can visit their website at There will tentative pyraminx and 4x4 finals (in that order) if time permits.

The main event of this competition is 6x6

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $20 (United States Dollar).

On site registration: This can be paid in cash or venmo at the competition.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Brandon Nunez won with a mean of 1:42.64 in the 6x6x6 Cube event. Livia Kleiner finished second (1:43.51) and Cory Yurkovic finished third (1:59.62).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
4x4x4 Cube Brandon Nunez 26.48 27.93 United States 27.6526.4828.7733.9227.37
5x5x5 Cube Brandon Nunez 43.57 50.19 United States 46.4152.6043.5755.1451.55
6x6x6 Cube Brandon Nunez 1:41.17 1:42.64 United States 1:44.651:42.101:41.17
7x7x7 Cube Brandon Nunez 2:38.45 2:42.37 United States 2:41.442:47.212:38.45
3x3x3 Blindfolded Liam Chen 23.46 DNF United States DNF23.46DNF
Megaminx AJ Kamal 42.51 45.74 United States 48.2253.8942.5146.2442.75
Pyraminx Parker Trager 2.27 2.71 United States 3.132.32DNF2.682.27
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Abner Brijesh 7/7 45:02 United States 7/7 45:02

If you wish to staff for this competition, please fill out the form below:

All competitors must pay the $20 registration fee, regardless if they wish to staff or not.

Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee your position as a staff member, and does not automatically register you as a competitor.

Staff will be limited to approximately 15 people.

-Registration will not be refunded, as the fee is towards BuildOn

Past the main enterance there is parking as well as in the main circle.

Groups will be posted here as soon as they are announced (usually between a few days to a week before the competition date). Click Here!

Registration Information:
Before You Register
All prospective registrants need a WCA account. Competitors can create their own WCA account by going to and entering the required information.

How to Register Online
The competitor limit for this competition is 100.
Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration cost of $20.00. (The registration cost is the same, regardless of how many events are selected.)
Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE: If you paid but don't see your name on the registration list within 48 hours of payment (assuming 100 competitors aren't on the competitor list already), please email the organizers. Despite the use of the Stripe payment system, organizers still have to manually move competitors to the approved competitor list following payment.

How to Pay for Registration Online
Payment is processed through Stripe.
Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."

Withdrawing Registration
Registering and paying demonstrates your commitment to attend the competition. However, if you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us via email. Make sure to do this by 5/4/19.

If you withdraw your registration before registration closes,(5/4/19) you are eligible for a refund of your registration cost.

There will be no refunds issued after this date. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Any requested changes to registration before registration closes will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us so that we can assist you.

Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.

Waitlist Information
We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. Once the 100th competitor has paid, we will not close registration until we have a waitlist of 15 competitors (not including the 100th who will be/are listed on the competitors tab). To secure a place on the waitlist once 100 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. If you see that you cannot pay to be on the waitlist (registration will have closed), it means we have reached the waitlist threshold (15) and have therefore closed registration.

If you are emailed notifying you that you can compete, you have 48 hours to respond confirming your attendance before your registration will be refunded and we move on to the next competitor. Therefore, it is imperative that you check your emails frequently if you are on the waitlist.

Once the deadline to request a refund has passed, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be refunded.

This competition is sponsored by The Cubicle. They will also be vending during the day. Make sure to check them out here!

4x4x4 Final and Pyraminx Final are TENTATIVE. This means that though they do not appear in the schedule, they will be added if there is time the day of the competition. We will add Pyraminx and then 4x4x4 if time permits in that order.

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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