Bay Area Speedcubin' 18 2019

Jul 7, 2019
San Francisco, California, United States

Betty Ann Ong Recreation Center

1199 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Multi-Purpose Room #3


Manu Singhal

Abhimanyu Singhal (अभिमन्यु सिंघल) and Chengxi Li
WCA Delegates
Adam Walker, Nitin Subramanian, and Ryan Jew
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Competitors: Please try to bring 2 guests or fewer.

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
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
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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 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Below are some of the policies that will be used for this competition.

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!


  • If the competitor limit has been reached, the waitlist opens. You can enter the waitlist by registering and paying the fee. Waitlist is first come, first serve.
  • Competitors who do not make it off of the waitlist will receive a refund shortly before the event.
  • The latest time to get off of the waitlist is June 28th 5:00 PDT. This means we will not be accepting additional competitors on the day of the event.
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Christopher Yen won with an average of 7.25 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Heidi Chan finished second (8.25) and Sameer Aggarwal finished third (9.20).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Christopher Yen 6.73 7.25 United States 6.737.189.077.726.86
4x4x4 Cube Christopher Yen 28.21 31.36 United States 31.8728.2133.8130.0132.20
6x6x6 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 2:02.07 2:06.64 United States 2:02.072:08.542:09.31
7x7x7 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 3:11.25 3:15.34 United States 3:21.043:13.743:11.25
Pyraminx Tyler Howlett 1.77 2.23 United States 1.771.862.322.523.23
Skewb Cameron Miller (梅克龍) 2.34 3.79 United States 3.395.182.343.694.29
Square-1 Benjamin Gottschalk 6.55 8.35 United States 6.8810.5210.166.558.00

Here's some general info on the travel for those unfamiliar to SF transportation:

  • It is a 10-15 minute walk from POWELL bart station (Uphill).

  • If you would like to take MUNI, we recommend downloading a reliable local bus routes app to be safe.

  • If you would like to take caltrain, the MUNI bus 30 is nearby and has stops close to the venue. we recommend bringing change if you can just to be safe.

  • If you decide to drive, know that street parking is limited. Although there are public parking garages around the area, we cannot guarantee much else.

There are many, many ways to arrive at the venue. Travel how you see fit!

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 it is still required that you are familiar with the official 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!

Please find your groups here:

The number of the group you will be competing in is indicated under the "Competing" column on the left hand side. We will call this number to indicate that it is your turn to compete. For example, "3x3 Group 2" means that if you have a 2 under the "Competing" column in the 3x3 row, it is your turn to compete and submit your puzzle.

We will be using the Hungarian system for this competition, meaning every competitor is expected to help staff the competition for events they are competing in. This is marked on the personal cards under the "Helping" column. The various tasks are Judging (J), Scrambling (S), and Running (R) and the group for which you are assigned to help is thr number next to this letter.

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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