Buckeye Big Brain 2023

Jan 14 - 15, 2023
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Ohio Union, The Ohio State University

1739 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210

First Floor - Great Hall Meeting Room

Organization team
Braden Richards, Midwest Cubing Association, and The Rubik's Cube Club at Ohio State
WCA Delegate
James Quinn
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This competition will only hold blindfolded events and FMC! First time competitors are welcome, but we will not be holding traditional events like 3x3x3 or Pyraminx.

This competition is supported by the Midwest Cubing Association.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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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 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% 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.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Kyeongmin Choi won with a mean of 23.00 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. James Quinn finished second (25.33) and Stanley Chapel finished third (28.67).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Stanley Chapel 16.66 17.71 United States 17.4116.6619.05
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Kyeongmin Choi 22 23.00 Republic of Korea 232422
4x4x4 Blindfolded Kyeongmin Choi 4:10.46 DNF Republic of Korea DNFDNF4:10.46
5x5x5 Blindfolded Stanley Chapel 2:52.69 DNF United States 2:52.69DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Kyeongmin Choi 7/7 33:22 Republic of Korea 9/16 58:227/7 33:22


There is a parking garage located adjacent to the building at 1759 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210. Pricing can be found at the garage website.

You may enter either at the East Entrance on High Street or at the West Entrance on College Road. Proceed to the Great Hall Meeting Room on the First Floor

There is no designated hotel for this competition.
However, there are multiple hotels located nearby, such as Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn, and Comfort Suites, The Blackwell Inn and The Urban.


This competition only features Blind Events and FMC

All of the information below is for normal, non-PBQ competitions. However, if you are unfamiliar with how PBQ competitions work, please reach out to us in the 'Contact' link and we are happy to help with any questions.

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules. Note that this video is fairly old and some information may be outdated.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition.

Finally, please be familiar with how to judge at a cubing competition. All competitors will be required to judge in at least one of the events they are competing in. This video gives a basic overview of how to judge, and does include more up-to-date information.

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).


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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