Carte Blanche Kube Open 2018

Feb 10 - 11, 2018
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Madras Institute of Technology

Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet, Chennai - 600 044

Conference Hall, Department of Computer Technology, Charles Babbage Block

Carte Blanche Kube Open 2018 website
Organization team
Adithyaa Anand
WCA Delegate
Hari Anirudh

There will be a competitor limit of 125.
The link for the payment shall be made available shortly. Registrations will only be accepted after payment has been made. There will be no registrations at the door. Please register before the 5th of Feb.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 125 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is ₹250 (Indian Rupee).
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Vijay Kishore won with an average of 8.80 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Santosh Naranapatty finished second (9.68) and Sripad Sarma Katrapati finished third (10.22).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Vijay Kishore 8.16 8.80 India 11.819.818.188.168.42
2x2x2 Cube Nitin Nathan 2.86 3.86 United States 5.042.864.403.583.59
4x4x4 Cube Nitin Nathan 37.00 42.37 United States 49.4137.0047.7940.3738.95
5x5x5 Cube Saravanan Gowthaman 1:15.24 1:20.97 India 1:21.691:22.991:18.241:29.501:15.24
3x3x3 Blindfolded Raghuraman Rajagopalan 3:00.35 DNF India DNF3:00.353:36.39
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Pranav Prabhu 30 35.33 India 343042
3x3x3 One-Handed Sripad Sarma Katrapati 11.40 14.50 India 11.4015.4415.9512.1020.30
Clock Saravanan Gowthaman 5.44 NR 8.17 NR India 5.448.218.567.7411.65
Megaminx Hari Anirudh 1:09.87 1:15.52 India 1:30.571:11.931:20.121:09.871:14.52
Skewb Saravanan Gowthaman 5.07 5.79 India 5.798.795.075.615.96
3x3x3 With Feet Adithyaa Anand 33.06 NR 38.75 India 44.7746.3637.7133.0633.77
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 36 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 14 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 25.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 8:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:15.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 25:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 8:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 25.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

Fee Structure


A base fee of INR 250 (which is inclusive for taking up any 3 events) is mandatory and additional fees of INR 50 per event is applicable.
For example, if you register for 6 events, your fees would be 250 + (3 x 50 )= INR 400

Steps to Register

  1. Register on the WCA website using this LINK
  2. Pay the registration fee by clicking HERE.
  3. Online Registration closes on 7th February 2018.


  1. Registrations will be accepted on WCA only after the payment of the fee through the above-given link is made.
  2. Once payment is made by the competitor, it might take few days for acceptance of the registration on WCA.

1) The Schedule and the Cutoffs/Timelimits are subject to change at the discretion of the WCA Delegate after public notification
2) In events with Avg of 5 format, any of the first two solves should be below the cutoff time for the competitor to get all five solves otherwise the competitor gets only 2 solves. In case of Mean of 3 format the first solve should be below the cutoff time.
3) After the time limit is crossed, the attempt is stopped and is awarded “DNF” [Did Not Finish].
4) If you have your event only on Day2, it is not necessary to report on Day1.
5) All cutoffs are applicable only to first rounds of events. Time limits apply for all rounds.

Cutoff Time Limit Event
3x3 BLD 25min (cumulative) -
Clock 45 seconds 1:30
3x3x3 3 minutes
Skewb 25 seconds 1 minute
4x4x4 1:30 3:00
5x5x5 3:15 8:00
Megaminx 2:30 8:00
2x2x2 25 seconds 1:00
3x3 OH 50 seconds 1:30
3x3 Feet 2:30 5:00

DAY 1 (10/2/2018)

Event Time Round
FMC 08:30-09:30 Attempt 1
3x3 BLD 09:30-10:15 Combined Finals
Clock 10:15-10:45 Round 1
3x3x3 10:45-12:30 Round 1
Lunch 12:30-13:30 ----------------------
FMC 13:30-14:30 Attempt 2
Skewb 14:30-15:00 Round 1
4x4x4 15:00-15:45 Round 1
5x5x5 15:45-16:30 Combined Finals
Megaminx 16:30-17:30 Round 1
FMC 17:40-18:40 Attempt 3

DAY 2 (11/2/2018)

Event Time Round
2X2X2 08:30-09:30 Round 1
3x3x3 09:30-10:15 Round 2
3x3 OH 10:15-11:30 Round 1
2x2x2 11:30-12:00 Round 2
3x3 OH 12:00-12:45 Round 2
Lunch 12:45-13:15 ---------------------
3x3 Feet* 13:15-14:15 Round 1+Finals
Clock* 14:15-14:45 Finals
Megaminx 14:45-15:30    Finals  
4x4x4   15:30-16:00    Finals  
Skewb 16:00-16:30 Finals
3x3 OH 16:30-17:00 Finals
2x2x2 17:00-17:30 Finals
3x3x3 17:30-18:00 Finals
Prizes 18:00-18:30 ----------------------

Note: 3x3 with Feet will be dependent on participation in Round1

Live Results:

Results will be updated simultaneously as the event proceeds and can be checked on Cubecomps.


Each and every competitor should be aware of the WCA Regulations and should abide by them during the course of the competition. Regulations can be found here.

Reaching the Venue:

The rear entrance of MIT is adjacent to Chrompet local railway station. Further, the Chrompet Bus stop is again adjacent to the railway station. If you are using the public transport, take the staicase and get down through the east side after reaching the station or the bus stop. If you are using private vehicle, get on the MIT fly over and take the east side to get down which will lead you to the front gate of MIT.  

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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