Branchburg Open 2019

Nov 2, 2019
Branchburg, New Jersey, United States

Branchburg Central Middle School

220 Baird Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876



Organizer Contact

Lauren Phung, Luke Galioto, and Paul Galioto
WCA Delegates
Bob Burton, Keenan Johnson, and Kian Barry
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This is a CubingUSA Supported Competition.

IMPORTANT We will not be having 3x3 at this competition.

The main event of this competition is megaminx.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
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 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Alexei Sinyavin won with an average of 38.95 seconds in the Megaminx event. AJ Kamal finished second (45.38) and Anton Smolyanyy finished third (50.41).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
2x2x2 Cube Kye Carretero 1.37 2.61 United States 2.554.422.792.491.37
6x6x6 Cube Brandon Nunez 1:32.53 1:40.79 United States 1:32.531:51.951:37.89
Clock Ryan Michael Breen 6.65 8.06 United States 7.079.559.847.576.65
Megaminx Alexei Sinyavin 33.56 38.95 United States 35.8338.2242.8133.5647.76
Pyraminx Jinseo Hong 2.17 2.92 Republic of Korea 3.802.422.842.173.51
Skewb Cory Yurkovic 2.82 3.48 United States 2.823.567.433.103.79
3x3x3 With Feet Jinseo Hong 30.69 32.22 Republic of Korea 31.3532.49DNF32.8330.69

You can find the groups of each competitor by clicking this link.

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:

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 in 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 cubers 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 and new personal bests. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into , 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 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 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. No matter what your 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: DEFINITELY! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

We will be using WCA Live to host live results for this competition.


Entering from Route 202:
1. Exit on to Old York Road (if you see the Bank of America, you're in the right place).
2. Turn right on to Stony Brook Road.
3. Turn left on to Baird Road.

Entering from Route 22:
From the East:
1. Exit right on to Raritan Valley College Drive.
2. Turn left on to Readington Road and proceed straight.
3. Turn left on to Baird Road.
From the West:
1. Exit left on to Readington Road and proceed straight.
2. Turn left on to Baird Road.

Entering from Interstate 78:
1. Take Exit 26 on to Rattlesnake Bridge Road (goes into Lamington Road).
2. Turn left from Lamington Road on to Easton Turnpike.
3. Turn right on to RVCC Drive and proceed straight on to Readington Road.
4. Turn left on to Baird Road.


Parking is available at the school and at White Oak Park right across from the school. Street side parking is allowed as well.

*Update - Pizza will be available for purchase at $2 a slice. Proceeds will benefit the Student Council. *

Food will be available for purchase at this competition, in support of the Branchburg Central Middle School Student Council. The Student Council will be selling pizza, coffee, donuts, and water. However, there are some restaurants and fast food places a short drive away.

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 (click here). There, you can also find a link to join a mailing list for competition announcements for this area.

Many thanks to TheCubicle for sponsoring this competition! Stop by and visit their vending table!

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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