Caltech Fall competition 2009

Oct 24, 2009
Pasadena, California, United States

California Institute of Technology

1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, California, 91125

Winnett Lounge

Caltech Fall competition 2009 website

Adam Zamora

Adam Zamora
WCA Delegate
Ambie Valdés

Registration begins at 9:00 am; competition starts at 10:00 am.rnRegistration fee: $5 for first event + $2 for each additional event

Main event
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Phillip Espinoza won with an average of 13.14 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Lucas Garron finished second (13.54) and Jeremy Fleischman finished third (13.96).

North American records: Andrew Nelson‎ Square-1 13.02 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Phillip Espinoza 11.88 13.14 United States 11.8813.3413.0513.0313.44
2x2x2 Cube Edward Lin 2.55 4.19 United States 2.554.214.474.463.90
4x4x4 Cube Michael Gottlieb 45.25 52.75 United States 49.6657.9655.8045.2552.80
5x5x5 Cube Michael Gottlieb 1:24.46 1:32.93 United States 1:24.461:33.131:26.361:39.30DNS
3x3x3 Blindfolded Lucas Garron 1:12.58 DNF Germany DNF1:12.581:14.36
3x3x3 One-Handed Sikan Li 18.84 NR 21.66 NR China 21.6618.8422.8620.4723.13
Clock Deven Nadudvari 9.78 10.34 United States 10.0510.199.78DNF10.78
Square-1 Andrew Nelson 13.02 NAR 18.64 United States 19.9413.0222.0816.7119.28
Magic Takao Hashimoto (橋本貴夫) 1.18 1.26 Japan 1.341.
Master Magic Michael Gottlieb 2.96 3.90 United States 3.314.382.967.194.02

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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