Chennai Mind Over Matter 2018

Jun 16, 2018
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

SSN college of engineering

Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kalavakkam, Tamil Nadu 603110

Mechanical Engineering Department, Seminar Hall

Organization team
Hari Anirudh, Sundarakannan, and Sylesh Kumar
WCA Delegates
Daniel M. James and Hari Anirudh

Registration closes on 10 Jun '18, 5:30 AM IST. Please bring your ID cards for identification at the college gate.

New comers are advised to read the WCA regulations and the procedure for registering is as follows:

  1. Create a WCA account by signing up.

  2. Register for the competition under the Register tab.

  3. Pay the registration fee as mentioned in registration requirements.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
The base registration fee for this competition is ₹100 (Indian Rupee).

Fee payment need only be done once. If you fail to register online prior to the deadline, you may register on spot (detailed instructions below)

Event Online Registration Fee On-Spot Registration Fee
Base Fee 100 150
3x3x3 BLD 50 100
4x4x4 BLD 50 NA
5x5x5 BLD 50 NA

Spot registration will be available only for 3x3x3 BLD.

Eg: Online registration for all events: 100(base)+50+50+50+100+50=400

Online Registration closes on June 10, 5:30 AM IST

Steps to complete register
Step 1 - Register here by selecting the events you want to participate in.
Step 2 - Pay the registration fee via Tez to 8608771444. In the comments, please mention BBB2018 and leave your complete name and WCA ID(if you are not a newcomer).

1. Registration fee once paid is not refundable.
2. If you fail to do online payment before registration closes, you will be treated as a spot registration even if you had registered in WCA.
3. You can't change events once the registration closes.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Nitheesh Kumar Elangovan won with a single solve of 1:07.20 in the 3x3x3 Blindfolded event. Soundhariya Hariharan finished second (1:10.08) and Nikhil George finished third (1:17.29).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Nitheesh Kumar Elangovan 1:07.20 DNF India 1:07.20DNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Nitheesh Kumar Elangovan 29 31.33 India 343129
4x4x4 Blindfolded Nikhil George 8:28.65 DNF India 11:11.008:28.65DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Nikhil George 10/11 56:40 India 10/11 56:40
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 25:00.00 cumulative *
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00


All MBLD participants should submit their cubes for scrambling by 08:15. Late submissions will not be entertained.

Buffers are gaps in the schedule to relieve mental fatigue for participants and/or to catch up on schedule.

Day 1

Event Time Round
3x3x3 MBLD 08:30-09:30 Attempt 1
(Buffer) 09:30-09:40
FMC 09:40-10:40 Attempt 1
Registrations 10:40-10:50 -
3x3x3 BLD 10:50-11:30 Round 1
4x4x4 BLD 11:30-12:15 Final
Lunch 12:15-13:15
5x5x5 BLD 13:15-14:30 Final
(Buffer) 14:30-14:45
FMC 14:45-15:45 Attempt 2
(Buffer) 15:45-16:00
3x3x3 BLD 16:00-16:30 Round 2
Mystery Event 16:30-16:45
FMC 16:50-17:50 Attempt 3
Awards 17:50-18:00

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 are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the 'Registration & Payment' tab and it will guide you to the registration.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. This means you should bring your own cube.

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: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page within a week 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 upcoming rounds of events. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

Q: I want to attend, or I have friends/family who want to attend, but not compete. Do they need to pay as well?
A: No. All spectators are free to view the competition at no cost. There is payment only to compete. But in some cases, venue will be having restriction to allow spectators depending on the competition.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

If you have any further queries, please do mail the organizers & delegates.

Event Round Format Cutoff Time Limit Advancing to next round
3x3x3 Blindfolded First Round bo3 - Cumulative - 25 mins Top 75%
Final bo3 - 10 mins
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final bo3 - Cumulative - 45 mins -
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final bo3 - Cumulative - 75 mins -
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final bo1 - 60 mins -
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final mo3 - 60 mins per attempt -

Cumulative Limit(C)- The total time allowed for all attempts combined.
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.

Format abbreviations
bo3 - best of 3
mo3 - mean of 3

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 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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