Cincinnati Spring Open 2008

May 31, 2008
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203

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Cincinnati Spring Open 2008 website

Jim Mertens

Jim Mertens
WCA Delegate
Jim Mertens
Main event
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Eric Limeback won with an average of 13.38 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jack Moseley finished second (16.14) and Mike Stewart finished third (16.79).

African records: Emile Compion‎ 2x2x2 Cube 5.36 (single), 4x4x4 Cube 1:14.38 (single), 5x5x5 Cube 2:00.68 (single), and 5x5x5 Cube 2:08.29 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Eric Limeback 9.55 13.38 Canada 13.5815.6914.8111.759.55
2x2x2 Cube Emile Compion 5.36 AfR 7.04 South Africa 6.665.367.6813.656.78
4x4x4 Cube Jack Moseley 1:06.02 1:11.73 Canada 1:11.191:14.061:12.591:11.401:06.02
5x5x5 Cube Emile Compion 2:00.68 AfR 2:08.29 AfR South Africa 2:13.282:07.712:00.682:16.062:03.88
3x3x3 Blindfolded Eric Limeback 1:22.22 NR DNF Canada 1:44.09DNF1:22.22
3x3x3 One-Handed Eric Limeback 22.83 27.34 Canada 22.8333.2824.9325.9031.19
Clock Bob Burton 14.52 16.73 United States 14.7814.5220.90
4x4x4 Blindfolded Mike Hughey 12:52.00 United States DNF12:52.00
Magic Bob Burton 1.21 1.47 United States 1.331.461.211.931.63
Master Magic Bob Burton 3.08 3.92 United States 4.363.084.553.973.43
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Ao5
Clock Final Mo3
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo2
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5

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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