Caltech Spring Open 2014

May 17 - 18, 2014
Pasadena, California, United States

California Institute of Technology

330 S Holliston Avenue

Annenberg Center, room 105. See website for more details.

Caltech Spring Open 2014 website

Michael YoungXi Xu

Michael Young and Xi Xu
WCA Delegates
James Hamory and Michael Young

The cost of registration is $2n + 4, where n is the number of events, if registered before 5/10; otherwise, on-site registration is doubled. $1 will go to the WCA. Caltech students are free. See website for more information, particularly about events and schedule.

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Nick Stanton won with an average of 9.99 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. James Hamory finished second (10.34) and Nathan Soria finished third (10.79).

North American records: Andrew Nelson‎ Square-1 10.31 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Nick Stanton 8.61 9.99 United States 8.6110.119.4710.4013.03
2x2x2 Cube Nathan Soria 3.00 3.36 United States 3.214.943.023.843.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Andrew Le 1:00.88 DNF United States 1:00.88DNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Rob Stuart 31 DNF United Kingdom 31DNFDNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Nick Stanton 14.25 17.65 United States 14.2514.9021.2216.8322.34
Clock Deven Nadudvari 7.63 8.00 United States 8.157.717.638.13DNF
Megaminx Michael Young 1:24.94 1:37.43 United States 1:32.181:51.632:00.581:24.941:28.49
Skewb Nathan Soria 5.27 7.52 United States 7.7111.885.277.867.00
Square-1 Michael Young 13.22 15.92 United States 13.5013.2215.5918.6624.27
5x5x5 Blindfolded Tim Wong 19:52.00 DNF United States 19:52.00DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Tim Wong 19/23 59:48 United States 19/23 59:48DNS
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Skewb Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 20:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo2 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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 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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