Bay Area Speedcubin' 51 Live - SSF 2023

Sep 3, 2023
South San Francisco, California, United States

South San Francisco Conference Center

255 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)


BASC 51 organization team

Abhimanyu Singhal, Chris Martin, and Michael Chai (柴天方)
WCA Delegates
Antonio Kam (甘浩東), Calvin Nielson, Chris Martin, Michael Chai (柴天方), Michael Larsen, Nolan Yiu, and Ruby Lu
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

  • Bay Area Speedcubin' is proud to partner with West Coast Cubing LLC and CubersLive to bring another competition to Northern California with a focus on the live-stream experience and a head-to-head spectacle!
  • If we run ahead of schedule, we will start first round events no earlier than 20 minutes, so please show up at least 20 minutes before your first event.
  • We will be assigning judging assignments to competitors for the group before or after their own competing groups. Please check your personal competitor cards when we assign them a week before the competition date for relevant info.
  • Spectators not accociated with the competition may still pay the $5 spectator fee to attend and watch the competition up close and personal! # Competitors can bring 1 guest for free to the competition! If they would like to bring a 2nd a more guests, we are charging $5 per extra guest via paypal at the front desk.
Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 140 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend paying an entry fee of $5 (United States Dollar).

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, although it is not encouraged.

If Registration fills up, we will place competitors on a waitlist. 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 registration close date indicated above.

In a catastrophic event where the event will be compromised and cancelled, a full refund shall be offered to all competitors, in contrast to the typical 50% registration refunds.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Varun Mohanraj won with an average of 7.10 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Cameron Miller finished second (7.33) and Benjamin Brown finished third (8.40).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Varun Mohanraj 6.09 7.10 United States 7.958.407.196.176.09
4x4x4 Cube Paul Mahvi 27.15 28.52 United States 30.5828.2527.1528.8828.42
Megaminx Nicolas Harper 38.89 41.21 United States 42.5838.8945.0539.6841.36
Skewb Aniket Das 2.98 4.01 India 2.986.444.404.213.42
Square-1 Calvin Nielson 5.88 7.63 United States 15.9710.266.406.225.88
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 80 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 6:25.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 6:25.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00

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Schedule for Sunday (September 03, 2023)

From 08:10 AM
To 09:00 AM
Megaminx First round
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Top 10 advance to next round
From 09:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
From 09:30 AM
To 10:35 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Time limit
Top 80 advance to next round
From 10:35 AM
To 11:35 AM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Top 10 advance to next round
From 11:35 AM
To 12:10 PM
Square-1 Final
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 12:10 PM
To 01:10 PM
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
From 01:10 PM
To 02:00 PM
Skewb First round
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Time limit
Top 10 advance to next round
From 01:40 PM
To 02:00 PM
Megaminx Final
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Time limit
From 02:00 PM
To 02:20 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Time limit
From 02:20 PM
To 03:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:10 PM
To 03:25 PM
Skewb Final
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Time limit
From 03:25 PM
To 04:25 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Time limit

You can find this competition live-streamed at The CubersLive YouTube Channel

Use ctrl-f to find your name! these will be your competing and staffing groups

By car:

South San Francisco Conference center has a main parking lot that is open for our use! It is directly in front of the venue.

By public transportation:

The 2 main BART stops are South San Francisco and SFO international airport. Both have local SamTrans bus lines that can direct you close to the venue. Please utilize a trip planner if you choose this option.

By plane:

As you may notice, SFO international airport is located right next to SSF conference center! This was not a coincidence!


Food is plentiful and the tanforan shopping mall is actually very close to the venue. However there is absolutely NO FOOD allowed inside the venue due to contractual obligations. Because of this circumstance, we have extended lunch to be over 1 1/2 hours long, intended to provide the best experience possible for competitors and staff to enjoy their breaks.

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 the competitors responsibility to be familiar with the full set of regulations.

If you have any questions after watching this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial right before 3x3. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

Head over to the registration tab, if you are ready to sign-up for your first competiton! Click register, and fill out the information that it asks for. This will help you get set up into 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.

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 is the competition like?

A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, search "WCA Live" ( to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay your registration fee in order to be automatically 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. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Want to stay connected with the West Coast community? Join the West Coast Cubing Community Discord Server! Speak with other competitors from NorCal, SoCal, Nevada, Hawaii, and Tijuana and keep in touch with fellow competitors and meet new ones! Find out about competition discussion as it happens in real time, and even announcements for competitions before registration opens!

Click here to be directly taken to the Discord Server!

Below is the list of competitors who are on the waitlist:

  1. Aaron M.
  2. Max L.
  3. Gabriel A.
  4. Shiva R.
  5. Aryan S.
  6. Varenya J.
  7. Zayn Shah
  8. Yuetan W.
  9. Brian Q.
  10. Vic U.
  11. Rodrigo L.M.
  12. Alvin T.W.
  13. Logan K.
  14. Colin H.
  15. Ayan T.

If you believe you've registered for the waitlist and don't see your name, please go back and double check if you've paid the registration fee, as that is commonly missed. All people from the waitlist will be provided a full refund if we are unable to move you to the approved registration list.

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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