Bay Area Speedcubin' 11 2018

Mar 18, 2018
Sunnyvale, California, United States

Moose Family Center Lodge

905 Kifer Rd Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Parking available in rear.


Bay Area Speedcubin'

Eric Yang, Nitin Subramanian, and Ryan Jew
WCA Delegates
Ryan Jew and Shelley Chang

This is the 11th edition of Bay Area Speedcubing! We are back at the Moose Lodge on March 18, and we hope to see you there!
Please read the competitor information tab BEFORE registering.

Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 160 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).

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Christopher Yen won with an average of 8.35 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Alex Johnson finished second (9.09) and Riley Woo finished third (9.15).

North American records: Graham Siggins‎ 5x5x5 Blindfolded 4:51.04 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Christopher Yen 6.29 8.35 United States 8.678.366.298.0111.71
4x4x4 Cube Mitchell Lane 30.96 34.44 United States 33.3344.6037.3732.6330.96
3x3x3 Blindfolded Neel Gore 25.48 DNF United States DNF26.5825.48
3x3x3 One-Handed Blake Thompson 14.40 15.80 United States 15.6416.1122.6214.4015.65
Pyraminx Tyler Howlett 2.08 2.98 United States 2.866.222.802.083.28
Skewb Brandon Harnish 3.80 4.47 United States 4.475.463.815.123.80
4x4x4 Blindfolded Neel Gore 2:04.53 DNF United States DNFDNF2:04.53
5x5x5 Blindfolded Graham Siggins 4:51.04 NAR DNF United States DNF4:51.04DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Riley Woo 17/21 1:00:00 United States 17/21 1:00:00
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:20.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:40.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:40.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Skewb Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

last updated 29 January 2018

Note: All rounds scheduled after 3x3 Round 1 will start as soon as the previous round ends. Please be ready to compete at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time for these events.
Note 2: Competitors must choose between 4BLD/5BLD, or MultiBLD.

Time Event/Round Format Cutoff Time Limit
9:00-9:45 3x3x3 One Handed Combined First Average of 5 40 Seconds 1:40 per solve
9:45-10:30 Pyraminx Combined First Average of 5 0:30 in 2 attempts 1:15 per solve
10:30-11:15 Skewb Combined Final Average of 5 0:30 in 2 attempts 1:30 per solve
11:15-12:15 4x4x4 Combined Final Average of 5 1:20 in 2 attempts 3:20 per solve
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 3x3x3 Cube Round 1 Average of 5 N/A 10:00 per solve
2:30-2:45 Pyraminx Final Average of 5 Top 8 1:15 per solve
2:45-3:30 3x3x3 Cube Round 2 Average of 5 Top 24 (Top 32 if the round can start early) 10:00 per solve
3:30-3:50 3x3x3 One-Handed Final Average of 5 Top 12 1:40 per solve
3:50-4:15 Tentative Square 1 Combined Final Average of 5 1:00 in 2 attempts 2:30 per solve
4:15-4:35 3x3x3 Final Average of 5 Top 12 10:00 per solve
4:35-4:45 Awards + Preliminary Clean Up
4:45-5:15 3BLD First Round Best Of 3 N/A 15:00 Cumulative
5:15-6:25 4BLD, 5BLD, and MBLD 4BLD and 5BLD , 1:00:00 Cumulative Cutoff MBLD Best of 1, WCA limit
6:25-6:40 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Best of 3 Top 75% 15:00 cumulative

The Cutoff is the time you must solve under in your first 2 solves (or 1st solve for a mean of 3) in order to complete your average (or mean). The Time Limit is the amount of time you are given to complete any attempt.
More complete definitions of Cutoff and Time Limit can be found in the Regulations, accessible through the site navigation bar.

Notes on tentative events:
Square 1 Combined Final will be held if it appears that we are on schedule

If this is your first competition, the WCA Delegate will verify your citizenship by means of a document (e.g. a passport) 2e

New Competitors

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We want to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of ANY age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up with the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. This means you should bring your own cube, or arrange to borrow a cube from a friend.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?
A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What do I do when I walk in?
A: There is NO CHECK-IN. If you registered online, just have fun and hang out with other cubers. We will be calling people up, so just wait for your name/group to be announced.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page within a week after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to to find live information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment is an issue, see the contact link at the bottom of the page to contact us, and we'll see if we can work out another payment strategy, such as having you pay on arrival at the competition. No matter what your situation may be however, please register online. You may only compete if you have registered online and paid before the deadline.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Registration and Payment

Please follow all instructions or else your registration may be delayed.
There is a 160 person competitor limit on this competition.

  • Register by clicking here.

  • Click on "Pay your fees via card". To complete your registration you MUST pre-pay.
    In 48 hours, if you do NOT see your name on the competitors list then please send an email to the contact on the General Info tab.

  • Failure to do any of these steps may result in a delay in registration.

Breakfast: Moose Lodge will be serving breakfast in the morning.
Lunch: The event is not providing lunch. Competitors and spectators are responsible for finding food as needed. Bringing a lunch is highly recommended, but there are various restaurants on Kifer Rd. and in the surrounding area to choose from in a 1-mile radius from the Moose Lodge.

Parking is available behind the venue.

3x3 Groups: here
4x4 Groups: here
OH Groups: here
Pyraminx Groups: here
3bld groups: here
Skewb groups: here

What are these?

For each event/round, we will call up competitors to compete in groups. Please listen for your group number to be called.
Groups will be called in numerical order.

When your group number is called:

  • Go to the scrambling table with your solved puzzle.
  • Find the scorecard with your name on it. If it's not there, check another scrambling table.
  • Find an empty cube cover (it's a paper box, either white or black)
  • Place your cube and your scorecard in the box.
  • Set the box sideways on the scrambling table, next to the other sideways boxes.
  • Wait in the competitor area behind the timing stations and away from the scrambling table to be called to a timing station.

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CubeDepot will be sponsoring this comptition! They will be vending on site and providing prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every event!


The competitor limit has already been reached. If you would like to join the waitlist, register before registration closes.

Waitlist Rules:
1. The waitlist is first come, first serve. Those who also pay the registration fee will be put at higher priority.
2. If a spot opens, the person who paid earliest will automatically be accepted.
3. If you do not get a spot before registration closes, we will refund you the full entry fee if you paid.

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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