Cardinal Bird Fiesta 2018

Jun 24, 2018
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Founders Union Building

450 N. Whittington Pkwy Louisville, KY 40222

The Ballroom


The organizers

Blake Thompson, Eric Zhao, and Ryan Jew
WCA Delegate
Ryan Jew

The registration fee will be $21 per competitor and there is a competitor limit of 130. Registration will open on March 9th, 2017 at 6pm CST, and will close on June 17th, 2017 or when the competitor limit is reached. Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted. ALL SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR FREE.

At-door registration will be accepted from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm on the day of the competition, until the competitor limit of 130 is reached (eg. there are 16 at-door spots available). The at-door registration fee is $25. Competitors must register a minimum of 15 minutes before the earliest event they wish to compete in.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 130 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $21 (United States Dollar).

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, 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 June 14th, 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.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Phillip Lewicki won with an average of 7.72 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Andy Denney finished second (8.28) and Luke Garrett finished third (8.51).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Phillip Lewicki 6.78 7.72 United States 7.318.237.778.086.78
4x4x4 Cube Phillip Lewicki 28.16 31.42 United States 28.1632.1330.9931.7831.49
5x5x5 Cube Phillip Lewicki 1:00.40 1:08.33 United States 1:09.351:07.681:07.971:00.401:11.29
6x6x6 Cube Blake Thompson 2:10.70 2:14.71 United States 2:16.562:10.702:16.87
3x3x3 Blindfolded Raymond Goslow 1:27.95 DNF United States DNF1:27.951:34.13
3x3x3 One-Handed Luke Garrett 14.55 16.21 United States 14.5515.3115.1118.2121.90
Megaminx Andy Denney 40.79 43.37 United States 41.7649.0143.1245.2340.79
Skewb Luke Van Laningham 3.02 3.55 United States 3.413.023.434.183.80
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:40.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:15.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Skewb First round Bo2 / Ao5 40.00 2 attempts to get < 15.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Event Number of Rounds Cutoff Time Limit
3x3 3 None 10:00
4x4 1 1:20 2:30
5x5 2 2:30 3:40
6x6 1 4:00 6:00
Skewb 2 0:15 0:45
3BLD 1 10 minutes cumulative
Megaminx 1 2:15 3:15
One-Handed 1 0:45 1:30
Time Event Cutoff/Time Limits Format Proceeding
7:45-8:00 New Competitors Tutorial Make sure to attend if this is your first competition!
8:00-9:00 Megaminx Combined Final 2:15/3:15 Best of 2 / Average of 5
9:00-10:00 5x5 Combined First 2:30/3:40 Best of 2 / Average of 5
10:00-11:30 3x3 Round 1 10:00 Time Limit Average of 5
11:30-12:30 4x4 Combined Final 1:20/2:30 Best of 2 / Average of 5
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:00 3BLD Combined Final 10 min cumulative Best of 3
2:00-2:50 Skewb Combined First 0:15/0:40 Best of 2 / Average of 5
2:50-3:45 3x3 One-Handed Combined Final 0:45/1:30 Best of 2 / Average of 5
3:45-4:30 3x3 Round 2 10:00 Time Limit Average of 5 Top 40
4:30-5:15 6x6 Combined Final 4:00/6:00 Best of 1 / Mean of 3
5:15-5:45 5x5 Final 3:40 Time Limit Average of 5 Top 8
5:45-6:00 Skewb Final 0:40 Time Limit Average of 5 Top 12
6:00-6:15 3x3 Final 10:00 Time Limit Average of 5 Top 12
6:15-6:30 Buffer/Awards


  • 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!

The nearest airport to the venue is the Louisville International Airport (SDF).

We will be trying to set up a hotel block at a nearby hotel! Stay tuned for more updates!

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 Louisville 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.

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 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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