Binghamton Winter 2019

Mar 3, 2019
Vestal, New York, United States

Binghamton University

University Union, 4400 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850, USA

Mandela Room


Organizer Contact

Eric Zhao and Zach Goldman
WCA Delegate
Saransh Grover
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 125 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Your registration is not considered complete until you have registered and paid (via Stripe payment).
We will be having a waitlist after the 125th competitor has paid for 20 more registrants. In order to be on the waitlist, simply sign up and pay the registration fees. If a competitor can no longer attend, and you are first on the wait list, we will email you confirming your attendance, and if you reply within 48 hours, your registration will be accepted.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Justin Mallari won with an average of 8.60 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Louis Meunier finished second (9.66) and Andrew Bae finished third (10.07).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Justin Mallari 7.79 8.60 United States 9.169.527.858.807.79
4x4x4 Cube Justin Mallari 29.48 33.05 United States 32.0829.4834.0434.2433.03
5x5x5 Cube Justin Mallari 59.62 1:07.73 United States 1:05.271:09.931:08.0059.621:09.97
3x3x3 One-Handed Justin Mallari 10.34 13.32 United States 13.0016.5415.6711.2910.34
Pyraminx Saransh Grover 2.03 2.49 India 2.032.892.495.392.10
Square-1 Jackey Zheng 7.99 9.75 United States 9.6610.2612.167.999.33

Competitions rely on volunteer help in order to stay on schedule and maintain planned cutoffs/time limits/events. Therefore, it is imperative that all competitors help out by running, judging, or scrambling when their competitor group is not up. We will need help throughout the day, so please volunteer as much as possible so we can stay on schedule. Thanks :)

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 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, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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: At the competition there will be a competing area, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, so 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, 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 you entrance 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 competition. 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 age group.

The competition will take place in the Mandela Room, which is located on the first floor of the University Union.

Please note that lunch will not be provided, but many options are available in the Market Place, which is a short walk away from the Mandela Room. A list of options available in the Market Place can be found here

Additionally, right outside of the Mandela Room, there is a Dunkin Donuts that will be open from 10am-6pm.

Campus Map
University Union Map

Parking Options:
Parking on Binghamton University campus is free on the weekends starting Friday after 5 pm. Any vacant space in a lot that is not a state service vehicle, handicap, paid meter, loading zone, or purple heart service member space is available.

However, students still use these spaces, so a guaranteed open space will be in Lot M2. Enter campus via Glenn G. Bartle Drive, and continue to the right around the loop. On the right-hand side of the loop, as soon as you pass the traffic circle, there will be a bus stop. Turn right on the access road directly after the bus stop and follow the road until a large open lot is on your immediate right. Refer to the Campus Map for a visual.

Nearby Hotels:
Courtyard Binghamton
Residence Inn Binghamton
Hampton Inn & Suites Binghamton/Vestal

We will be having the following tentative rounds in this order:

4x4 Round 3 (Top 6)
Pyraminx Round 3 (Top 6)
3x3 One Handed Round 3 (Top 6)
5x5 Round 3 (Top 6)

We will be using CubeComps for live results. A link to live results can be found here

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Please understand that entering live results takes up competition resources that could go to the actual running of the event. We will do our best to get results entered as fast as possible, however there may be delays. All results will be entered prior to later rounds.

We will be having an unofficial round of Team-Blind at the competition with prizes to be won! More details to come soon, including rules and team applications!

Tri-State Cubing

If you are interested in receiving updates about competition announcements and staying in touch with cubers and family members of cubers from the tri-state area (southern Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania), please consider joining the Tri-State Cubing Facebook group by clicking the logo. There, you can also find a link to join a mailing list for competition announcements for this area.

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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