Bay Area Speedcubin' 16 2019

May 11, 2019
San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco Friends School

250 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103



Christopher Yen

Christopher Yen and Michael Chai (柴天方)
WCA Delegates
Nitin Subramanian and Ryan Jew
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Competition Day Timing

  • The competition will begin at the scheduled start time.
  • Events will begin as soon as the previous event is wrapping up. Exception: All First Round events will not start more than 20 minutes early.
  • Competitors may not compete in an event if they miss last call for that event. In general, last call is a few minutes after the last group is called.
Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Adding/Dropping Events

  • Competitors may request (by email) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
  • Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
  • Competitors may request (by email) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Paul Mahvi won with an average of 7.53 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Christopher Yen finished second (7.81) and Heidi Chan finished third (8.11).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Paul Mahvi 6.82 7.53 United States 8.089.536.827.277.23
2x2x2 Cube Christopher Yen 1.63 2.34 United States 3.811.632.832.271.92
5x5x5 Cube Paul Mahvi 55.04 1:00.25 United States 1:06.2259.7057.381:03.6655.04
3x3x3 One-Handed Christopher Yen 13.04 14.96 United States 17.1714.5615.9113.0414.41
Pyraminx Aaron Paskow 2.10 3.14 United States 3.972.582.105.882.86
Square-1 Calix Tang 10.20 10.86 United States 13.8810.8510.2810.2011.46

The venue is a few blocks away from 16th St. Mission BART station! This option is highly recommended.

Street parking is not great in the area. There is a parking lot here.

There are a number of good food options within walking distance of the venue.

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted 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:

This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know, however you are still expected to understand the WCA regulations.

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 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 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 may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. ** For most competitions, 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 is full as of 4/22/19

In order to get on the waitlist, you must register and pay. You are not on the waitlist until you pay the registration fee. If you do not make it off of the waitlist, you will be fully refunded.

If a competitor drops out, the first person on the waitlist will replace them. People can be replaced up until the waitlist closes. (eg. no new competitors will be added on the day of the competition).

waitlist closes 5/3/19 5:00pm PDT

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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