Carolina Cubers United 2018

May 12, 2018
McAdenville, North Carolina, United States

Pharr Family YMCA

208 Main St, McAdenville, North Carolina 28101

Competitor entrance is at the side door on the left of the building


Carolina Cubers United 2018 Organizers

Kyler Smith
WCA Delegate
Cady Shields

Please review the competitor information tab before the competition.
Please review the other tabs for more information on the competition.
All registrations are manually approved, therefore please wait up to 48 hrs for your name to appear on the competitors list and to receive a confirmation email.

Main event
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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).

To register for this competition you must pay in full in advance through Stripe. Your registration is not complete until you pay.
To cancel your registration please email the organizers with your name telling them you want to cancel your registration. You can receive a refund up to one week before the competition.
If you are on the waitlist and someone cancels their registration you will receive an email from the organizers. You must confirm your registration within 24 hours of receiving the email to compete. If no response is heard from you, the next person on the waiting list will be offered your spot.
If the competition reaches its competitor limit, no additional or at the door registrations will be accepted. No exceptions.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Zachary Ochs won with an average of 9.43 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Johan Athial finished second (10.33) and Jacob Ambrose finished third (11.03).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Zachary Ochs 8.04 9.43 United States 8.269.708.0410.3210.44
4x4x4 Cube Jackson Taylor 41.96 43.74 United States 41.9643.7056.2045.0042.51
5x5x5 Cube Jackson Taylor 1:12.84 1:15.51 United States 1:12.841:25.981:13.211:17.021:16.29
3x3x3 One-Handed Johan Athial 13.20 14.36 United States 15.5313.2914.2518.3013.20
Clock Carson Claud 6.12 7.45 United States 8.677.537.147.686.12
Pyraminx Zachary Ochs 3.37 4.16 United States 5.844.054.403.374.04
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 36 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:15.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00

Please note that registration is full, you will be placed on a waiting list in the case someone drops from the competition. To reserve your spot on the waiting list you must pre-pay.
Group Sheet
Live Results

All Competitors

  • Shortly following the new competitor introduction at 8:30, we will also hold a judging tutorial at this time. All competitors should attend this tutorial. If you are a parent and would like to be entertained for the duration of the day, judging would be a great option for you!
  • Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes early for the events you are competing in to ensure that you are on time for that event.
  • We will use regulation 9p3) for all final rounds. If you are not present when a final starts, you will be withdrawn from that final.
  • It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from the parents. This would require either being present at the judging tutorial or to have someone teach you how to judge later in the day. Judge for however long you'd feel like. It's an excellent way to make the time fly by!
  • Your delegate for this competition is Cady Shields. Ask them if you have any questions throughout the day!

New Competitors

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 in the 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!

* Please bring some for of identification. This will be used to verify your name, birthday, and nationality. (something like a passport or school ID).
* Please be familiar with all of WCA's regulations, most importantly Article A. If you have any questions about the regulations, feel free to ask us.
* In each event we will have rounds. We will take the top competitors on to the subsequent rounds. After a round is completed results will be entered into CubeComps (linked above). Your name will be highlighted if you made it to the next round.
* Each round will be divided into groups to help them run more efficiently. We will call the groups in order, along with a last call. Please come bring your puzzle up and wait in the competitor waiting area whenever your group is called. We are allowed to deny you the ability to compete if you do not come up by the last call. You can click on a tab at the bottom to see groups on a specific day.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. We will not have a vendor at this competition.

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. 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 competitors list yet?

A: Allow up to 48 hours for your name to appear on the competitors list. 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!

Pharr Family YMCA
Upstairs Ballroom
208 Main St,
McAdenville, NC 28101

Room Details: The ballroom is located in the front of the building but you must use the side entrance to the left of the building

Parking: Parking is available in the parking lot on the driveway to the left of the building. Parking is also available on the road in front of the buiilding.

Lunch: Lunch will not provided. However there are nulltiple restaurants located on E Franklin Blvd.

Hotels: There are a few Hotels located on Cox road.

Airport: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

All Information on this tab regarding Cutoffs, Time Limits, Proceeding Competitors, and Number of Rounds are approximations and will be updated 1 week before the competition.

Event Format Round Cutoff Time Time Limit Competitors
3x3x3 Cube Average of 5 Round 1 10:00
Average of 5 Round 2 10:00 Top 36
Average of 5 Final 10:00 Top 16
3x3 OH Average of 5 Tentative 0:50 1:30
4x4x4 Cube Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 2:45 3:30
5x5x5 Cube Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 3:15 5:00
Pyraminx Best of 2 / Average of 5 Round 1 0:45 1:20
Average of 5 Final 1:00 Top 16
Clock Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 0:35 1:00

Format- Ao5 = Average of 5 (where the best and worst solves are not counted in the average), Mo3 = Mean of 3, Bo3 = Best of 3, Bo2 = Best of 2, Bo1 = Best of 1
Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6 and 7x7) format where competitors will have 2 attempts to achieve a time under the cutoff. If the comeptitor does then they will be awarded more attempts to compelete the average.
Time Limit - Any attempt in the round exceeding this time will be awarded a DNF. For "WCA" Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations for that event.
The Number of Competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.

Date: Saturday May 12th

Time Event
8:00 - 8:30 Set-Up and Registration
8:30 - 8:40 New competitor Introduction
8:40 - 10:00 3x3 Round 1
10:00 - 10:45 Pyraminx Round 1
10:45 - 11:45 4x4 Combined Final
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch
12:15 - 1:45 5x5 Combined Final
1:45 - 2:40 3x3 Round 2
2:40 - 3:40 Clock Combined Final
3:40 - 4:05 Pyraminx Finals
4:05 - 4:30 3x3 Finals
4:30 - 5:00 Awards/Clean-Up

We will revise the Schedule 1 week prior to the competition to reflect the number of people competing.
All times are tentative and subject to change if we are ahead or behind schedule.
We may add rounds of events if we run far ahead of schedule.

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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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