Brooklyn 2018

Jul 8, 2018
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Aviator Sports and Events Center

3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234

Basketball Courts

Eric Zhao, Ryan Jew, and Saransh Grover
WCA Delegates
Ryan Jew and Saransh Grover

The Organizers

Competitor Limit
Entry Fee
$35 (United States Dollar)
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

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

The registration fee will be $35 per competitor and there is a competitor limit of 300. Registration will open on May 23rd, 2018 at 7pm EST, and will close on July 1st, 2018 or when the competitor limit is reached. ALL SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR FREE.

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 after 48 hours, 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 1st, you are eligible for a refund for half of your fee on the condition that there is someone on the waitlist willing to take your spot. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

On Site Registration will occur during two windows at the day of the competition: 08:00 am - 08:30 am and 11:30 - 12:00 pm. On-Site registrants will be able to reigster for all events they are on time for and will be charged the same $35 USD Registration fees.

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Patrick Ponce 6.32 6.77 United States 7.936.326.926.636.76
2x2x2 Cube Eva Kato 1.13 2.55 United States 1.892.515.321.133.25
4x4x4 Cube Patrick Ponce 23.57 27.03 United States 29.0528.3626.5526.1923.57
5x5x5 Cube Patrick Ponce 49.24 55.20 United States 55.5254.4956.6155.5849.24
3x3x3 One-Handed Daniel Rose-Levine 10.25 12.72 United States 11.4810.2519.3414.4412.24
Square-1 Daniel Karnaukh 7.63 8.99 United States 8.949.838.217.6311.50
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:20.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:20.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:20.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:20.00

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 Number of Rounds Cutoff Time Limit
2x2 2 None 1:00
3x3 3 None 10:00
4x4 2 1:10 2:00
5x5 2 2:00 3:00
Square 1 2 0:40 1:20
3x3 One-Handed 2 0:40 1:20
Time Event Cutoff/Time Limit Format Proceeding
07:45-08:00 New Competitors Tutorial Make sure to attend if this is your first competition!
08:00-09:10 2x2 First Round None/1:00 Average of 5 Top 16
09:10-09:55 Square 1 Combined First 0:40/1:20 Best of 2 / Average of 5 Top 8**
9:55-10:50 3x3 One Handed Combined First 0:40/1:20 Best of 2 / Average of 5 Top 12
10:50-11:10 Square-1 Final None/1:20 Average of 5
11:10-11:30 3x3 One Handed Final None/1:20 Average of 5
11:30-12:15 Lunch
12:15-13:45 3x3 Round 1 10:00 Time Limit Average of 5 Top 64
13:45-14:45 5x5 Combined First 2:00/3:00 Best of 2/ Average of 5 Top 8**
14:45-15:30 3x3 Round 2 10:00 Time Limit Average of 5 Top 16
15:30-16:40 4x4 Combined First 1:10/2:00 Best of 2/Average of 5 Top 8**
16:40-17:05 5x5 Final None/3:00 Average of 5
17:05-17:30 4x4 Final None/2:00 Average of 5
17:30-17:45 2x2 Final 1:00 Time Limit Average of 5
17:45-18:00 3x3 Final 10:00 Time Limit Average of 5
18:00- 18:25 Buffer/Cleanup
18:25 Awards


** For subsequent rounds that are Top 8, these may be expanded to Top 12 at the discretion of the delegate.

  • For events formatted as an Average of 5, the Cutoff is the time that the competitor must beat in at least one of the first two attempts in order to complete an average. If the Cutoff is not achieved, the format of the event becomes a Best of 2, meaning that competitor may not complete the last 3 solves of the average.
  • For events formatted as an Mean of 3, the Cutoff is the time that the competitor must beat in the first attempt in order to complete a mean. If the Cutoff is not achieved, the format of the event becomes a Best of 1, meaning that the competitor may not complete the last 2 solves of the mean.
  • The Time Limit is the maximum amount of time allowed to complete each attempt.
  • The WCA Regulations contain more in-depth descriptions of the Cutoff and Time Limit.
  • The number of competitors who proceed to the next round is based on the rankings from the previous round of the respective event.

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CubeDepot will be sponsoring and vending at this competition!

This competition is in Brooklyn, NYC. The two main Airports in NYC are LaGuardia Airport of JFK International Airport.

Public Transportation
NYC is connected to all parts in the Northeast(and beyond) using Amtrak and MTA Metro North, both of which arrive at Grand Central, about 20 miles from the venue. The closest subway station is Flatbush Ave, which has the 2 and 5 trains. You will then need to transfer to the Q35 bus to the venue.

GPS should be sufficient in order to reach the venue using a car. Fortunately, even though this is an NYC competition, we have ample parking!

Lunch will not be provided. Please plan accordingly by using the 30 mins provided in the schedule for lunch.

A link will be posted here to check results as they are being posted!

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, 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; 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, 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 heats, 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 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!

If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.


There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. Please read our other tab for more information.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!


Please read this section carefully. We will have a change in organization for Brooklyn 2018 modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:
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* S - scrambling
* R - running
* J - judging

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per 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.

There is a food court at the event, competitors will be able to purchase food there for lunch/snacks!

How to Apply to Staff:

If approved, you will get an email letting you know you have been approved and your registration fees will be refunded AFTER the competition ends.

Staff Perks:

  • Refunded Registration Fees after the competition
  • Free Lunch on day of the competition

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