Bay Area Speedcubin' 54 Live - SSF 2023

Nov 5, 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)

Organization team
Abhimanyu Singhal, Calvin Nielson, Dan Pastushkov, and Michael Chai (柴天方)
WCA Delegates
Antonio Kam (甘浩東), Calvin Nielson, Chris Martin, Elijah Brown, Keaton Ellis, Matthew Dickman, Michael Chai (柴天方), Mitchell Lane, Nolan Yiu, Ryan Jew, and Shane Grogan
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!
  • This competition will be testing the new revolutionary score-taking technology, TimeBase! We will be using traditional scorecards but will be offering a brand-new, paperless scoretaking experience for all registered competitors!
  • 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.

Competitors can bring 1 guest for free to the competition! If they would like to bring a 2nd or more guests, we are charging $5 per extra guest via paypal at the front desk. Spectators not associated with the competition may still pay the $5 fee to attend and watch the competition up close and personal!

Main event
Competitor limit
Number of times bookmarked
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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 140 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
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 by contacting the organization team.
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.

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 < 1:15.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00

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Schedule for Sunday (November 05, 2023)

From 08:10 AM
To 08:50 AM
Staff Debrief - Data Entry and logistical execution (TimeBase)
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
From 08:50 AM
To 09:35 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
From 09:35 AM
To 10:50 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Time limit
Top 80 advance to next round
From 10:50 AM
To 12:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 01:00 PM
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
From 01:00 PM
To 01:55 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:55 PM
To 02:50 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 35.00
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:50 PM
To 03:10 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)
Time limit
From 03:10 PM
To 03:25 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed 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
From 04:25 PM
To 04:55 PM
Awards and Clean-up
Oyster Point Room (follow the signs from the parking lot)

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

TimeBase is a technology and system for running comeptitions that does not rely on scorecards!

TimeBase is a display system aimed to streamline a competitor experience. There will be a short demonstration on using the system as there are some differences to what competiors may be used to. We will have the TimeBase team there to answer any question and address any potential problems. Competitors will be given a lanyard with a unique NFC tag assigned to their profile. It's best not to lose it but we will have replacements on hand just in case. Feel free to reach out after the competition with any sort of feedback or concerns. Any thoughts you may have can help the further development of TimeBase!

This competition will be the first WCA competition to utilize TimeBase. That being said, we will still be using scorecards as this competition acts more as a "test run" of the technology to ensure that it meets quality, accuracy, and durability standards.

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.

Please come back here after registration closes, Aug 28th to see your digital competitor cards!

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!

The maximum number of registered competitors has been reached for this competition, if you wish to be added to the waitlist please register and pay in the "Register" tab. Below are the names on the waitlist for this competition:
1. Kepler W.
2. Patrick D.
3. Jihu I.
4. Nathan L.
5. Baron Z.
6. Felix L.
7. Evan M.
8. Aaron M.
9. Gabriel S.
10. Graysen S.
11. Matt M.
12. Aidan L.
13. Austin C.
14. Vedant A.
15. Kepler O.
16. Shrujan S.
17. Westin M.
18. Kavinnkrithik R.
19. Macallister B.
20. Cary H.
21. Henry J.K.
22. Gurveer D.
23. Andrew T.
24. Jason N.
25. Lacey D.

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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