Bothell Spring Open 2023

Mar 17 - 18, 2023
Bothell, Washington, United States

Bothell United Methodist Church

18515 92nd Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Fellowship Hall—first door to the right upon entry

Organization team
Jennifer Castle, Max Siauw, Pacific Northwest Cubing, Sonja Black, and Timothy Castle
WCA Delegates
Adam Walker, Ben Royce, Cailyn Hoover, and Peter Preston
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA Regulations. If you are new to competing, please refer to the Competitor Responsibilities tab. Please also be sure to review the Health and Safety tab to check additional COVID-19 requirements for this competition.

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Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 90 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (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.

Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list. The organizers will work to complete approvals as quickly as possible after registrations are submitted.

By registering, competitors agree to the information in the Competitor Responsibilities tab. This tab details the responsibilites of all competitors at this competition. Competitors are expected to understand and follow the rules of the WCA during competition. First-time competitors are strongly encouraged to read this information ahead of time. Not abiding by these responsibilities can result in disqualification.

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Max Siauw won with an average of 6.31 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Timothy Castle finished second (7.67) and Jonathan Truchot finished third (7.84).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Max Siauw 5.91 6.31 United States 6.188.806.526.245.91
4x4x4 Cube Max Siauw 22.59 25.93 United States 26.6023.6627.5422.5928.02
7x7x7 Cube Max Siauw 2:24.45 2:27.47 United States 2:25.562:32.392:24.45
3x3x3 Blindfolded Max Siauw 32.40 DNF United States 49.43DNF32.40
Skewb Ash Black 2.75 3.47 United States 2.752.944.472.994.79
Square-1 Max Siauw 5.62 7.66 United States 5.6212.975.857.839.29
4x4x4 Blindfolded Raymond Goslow 9:02.37 DNF United States 9:02.37DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Raymond Goslow 14:16.00 DNF United States 14:16.00DNSDNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Raymond Goslow 10/11 49:44 United States 10/11 49:44

We will be hosting a fundraiser at the competition! 100% of the proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting Parkinson's research with the goal of developing a cure for PD. There are two ways you can contribute to the fundraiser (cash or PayPal):

  1. We will be selling a wide assortment of twisty puzzles at discounted prices, which you'll be able to buy at the competition.
  2. You will also be free to donate any desired amount without buying a cube!

Click here to donate (via PayPal)!

If you prefer to donate directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, click here.

Below is more info on the fundraiser!

Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. If this occurs to you, the organizers will offer the competitor a full refund.


When you arrive, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that event. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3x3 speedsolve event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.


There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging.


Q: If I am only competing on Saturday, am I required to come on Friday?
A: Nope! While you're more than welcome to spectate for any event, you're only required to come to the competition for the events you're competing in. We ask that you arrive 20 minutes prior to your first scheduled event in case we run a bit ahead of schedule, and if this is your first competition, please also plan to attend the competitor tutorial.

Q: We missed the registration for this competition! Can we still come as spectators?
A: Absolutely! Spectating will allow you to meet other cubers and get a feel for how competitions run. Though it's usually not an issue, we do ask that if you're planning to bring a large group of people, contact the organizers first.

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete and to be similarly responsible for its whereabouts at the competition venue.

Q: What is the competition like?
A: Competitions like this one have a bunch of tables where cubers like us get to sit, discuss and practice our favorite thing: cubes! The actual competing with timers, mats and displays is on one side of the venue. The competing is split up into groups, so as to better organize who competes when.

Q: How do I find results?
A: Data recorders will compile and present all results at WCA Live. We will add a link here in the days leading up to the competition, and also include it in the pre-competition email.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: ABSOLUTELY YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

For any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the organizers/delegates on the General Info tab!


There are a number of hotels within 10 minutes driving distance. These include, but aren't limited to:

  • McMenamins Anderson School - 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011, United States, +14253980122 - 0.8 miles from the venue
  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson - 19333 N Creek Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98011, United States, +14253544997 - 3.6 miles from the venue
  • Residence Inn by Marriott - 11920 NE 195th St, Bothell, WA 98011, United States, +14254853030 - 3.8 miles from the venue


The competition will be held in the Fellowship Hall, which is the first door to the right upon entry. Parking is available in the church parking lot AND at Bothell High School.


Food is allowed in the venue. Please clean up after yourself.

There are various restaurants that are within driving distance of the venue. These are some of our recommendations:

Tacquiria El Taconazo
(206) 841-3916

Chantanee Thai
(425) 398-7300

(425) 892-8055

Bento Teriyaki
(425) 489-9393

(425) 415-6124

(425) 485-5535

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift-card prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every event. They will not be selling puzzles onsite.

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Gift card prizes will be given out to all who place in the top 3 of each event. For 3x3x3, the third prize is $10, second prize is $15, and first prize is $20. For all other events, third prize is $5, second prize is $7, and first prize is $10.

This competition will also be sponsored by QiYi Toys! They will be providing cube prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every event.

If you get off the waitlist, you will receive an email indicating that your registration was approved. If you are still on the waiting list on Friday, March 10, 2023, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee.

Click here to view the waitlist. Please note that this spreadsheet is updated manually, meaning we will update the waitlist every time it changes.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).


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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