Bayou Back to School 2018

Aug 11, 2018
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Lafayette Vineyard Church

705 Bonin Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508, USA

The competition will take place in the youth room of the church

Judah Keelin and Seth Talbot
WCA Delegate
Seth Talbot
Entry Fee
$15 (United States Dollar)

There will be a 60 person competitor limit for this competition so register soon to secure yourself a spot. The registration fee for this competition is $15. The venue is located in the Youth Room of the Lafayette Vineyard Church.

Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.

Once registration has opened, you may register for this competition by simply going to the "Register" tab on the left and selecting the events you wish to compete in so that they are shaded in. Also indicate the amount of guests (family or friends) that will be accompanying you to the competition. Your registration for this competition will not be complete until you have paid the registration fee. You will be put on a waiting list until you have paid the registration fee. We are accepting payments through Stripe for this competition, and there will be a pop-up with the payment info after you register.

Any requested changes to registration before August 4th will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us and we will work it out.

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us. If it is before July 28th, you are eligible for a refund of your fee. There will be no refunds issued after July 28th.

On site registrations will be permitted for this competition, unless the competitor limit is met before registration closes.

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Dylan Miller 6.22 8.20 United States 9.729.297.318.016.22
2x2x2 Cube Dylan Miller 2.44 2.83 United States 2.442.957.092.892.64
5x5x5 Cube Dylan Miller 59.28 1:01.66 United States 59.2859.311:05.021:07.881:00.65
3x3x3 One-Handed Dylan Miller 12.52 16.17 United States 16.9719.6912.5216.4915.06
3x3x3 With Feet Seth Talbot 52.46 1:08.26 United States 1:10.8252.461:05.59DNF1:08.38
Megaminx Dylan Miller 57.62 1:00.90 United States 1:07.1057.621:00.201:02.5859.92
Pyraminx Seth Talbot 3.28 3.80 United States 3.533.284.194.473.68
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 7:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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 combined 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.

Event Round Cutoff Time Time Limit # Advancing to Next Round Round Format
3x3x3 Cube First 10:00 Top 20 Average of 5
Second 10:00 Top 8 Average of 5
Final 10:00 Average of 5
2x2x2 Cube First 2:00 Top 12 Average of 5
Final 2:00 Average of 5
Megaminx Combined Final 2:30 5:00 Best of 2/Average of 5
5x5x5 Cube Combined First 2:30 5:00 Top 6 Best of 2/Average of 5
Final 5:00 Average of 5
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First 1:00 2:00 Top 8 Best of 2/Average of 5
Final 2:00 Average of 5
Pyraminx First 2:00 Top 12 Average of 5
Final 2:00 Average of 5
3x3x3 with Feet Combined Final 4:00 7:00 Best of 2/Average of 5

Cutoff Time: The time a competitor must achieve within their first 2 solves in order to complete the average for the first round of an event.
Time Limit: The time at which if an attempt exceeds this time the competitor will then be awarded a DNF.
The number of competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.

Time Event
8:30-9:15 3x3 with Feet Combined Final & Set-Up
9:15-9:30 New Competitor Tutorial
9:30-10:30 2x2 Round 1
10:30-11:15 3x3 One-Handed Combined Round 1
11:15-12:00 5x5 Combined Round 1
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:00 3x3 Round 1
2:00-2:45 Megaminx Combined Final
2:45-3:45 Pyraminx Combined Round 1
3:45-4:15 3x3 Round 2
4:15-4:30 2x2 Final
4:30-5:00 5x5 Final
5:00-5:15 3x3 One-Handed Final
5:15-5:30 Pyraminx Final
5:30-6:00 3x3 Final
6:00-6:30 Awards and Clean-up

We will revise the Schedule 1 week prior to the competition to reflect the number of people competing.
All times are tentative and subject to change if we are ahead or behind schedule.

Room Details
The competition will be held in the Lafayette Vineyard Church
youth room, located to the right side of the main building
There are various restaurants in the area, most of which will be off of Pinhook Road
Hampton Inn
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Wyndham Garden Lafayette
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette
Lafayette Regional Airport

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:

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 have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

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. So don't forget to bring your main cubes with you.

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 usually a large room with 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 all the timers, competitors, and staffers of the competition. Most competitions also have a break for lunch which can be found on the schedule. The competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when (Information on groups will be sent out a couple weeks prior to the competition)

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, go to 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!