Colorado Brain Freeze 2023

Mar 18, 2023
Lakewood, Colorado, United States

Belmar Public Library

555 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226

Head towards front desk, turn right

Organization team
Elizabeth Cutting, Raymos Castillo, and Stone Amsbaugh
WCA Delegates
Elizabeth Cutting, Raymos Castillo, and Stone Amsbaugh
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This is not a regular speedsolving competition and it does NOT feature speedsolving events. The competition will instead feature blindfolded and fewest moves events. We do not recommend this competition for newer competitors, but all are welcome.

If you are interested in normal speedsolving events, please look into other competitions in this area.

3x3 Blindfolded is the main event of the competition.

By signing up, you agree to help throughout the entirety of the competition due to the small size.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 25 competitors.
Registering for this competition is free.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


Registration is first come, first served based on the order of when payment is received.

How to Withdraw/Alter Registration

Registered competitors may alter their registration by checking/unchecking events in the "register" tab, or by emailing the organizing team with a message with name, WCA ID (if applicable), and a statement of which events you would like added or removed. The last day to alter your registration is Friday, March 10th, 2022 at 6:00 PM MDT.

Registered competitors may withdraw their registration by deleting their registration in the "register" tab, or by emailing the organizing team with a message with name, WCA ID (if applicable), and a statement to withdraw your registration. The last day to withdraw your registration is Friday, March 10th, 2022 at 6:00 PM MDT.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Brayden Wroten won with a single solve of 38.06 seconds in the 3x3x3 Blindfolded event. Raymos Castillo finished second (1:15.78) and Stone Amsbaugh finished third (1:30.06).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Brayden Wroten 38.06 DNF United States DNF1:31.5938.06
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Alex Walker 33 United States 33
4x4x4 Blindfolded Elizabeth Cutting 7:35.16 DNF United States 7:35.16DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Brayden Wroten 11:48.00 DNF United States 11:48.00DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Stone Amsbaugh 17/20 1:00:00 United States 17/20 1:00:0016/20 55:34


Before the competition, you will receive groups with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in or helping for each event in an email. We will be relying on competitors to help by judging or scrambling if needed whenever they are not competing as this competition is extremely small. Please be prepared to help and to potentially stay for the entire day.

We will provide a brief judging and competitor tutorial for fewest moves and blind events at the beginning of the day. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help.

Due to the size of the competition, this is all hands on deck and EVERYONE will be helping throughout the day. If you do not contribute, do not expect to receive contribution back. Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge; you do not need to know how to cube in order to be a great judge. Having enough judges ensures that we stay on schedule and are able to leave on time.

This event is open to cubers of any age and experience, however please keep in mind that these events are not normal speedsolving events.

Please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here, especially with the rules of Fewest Moves solving and blindfolded events as these will be the full event.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

Q: I've never attended a competition before? Should I go to this one?
A: Newcomers are welcome! Please note, though, that we're not holding the normal speedsolving events that you're used to. Please make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of Fewest Moves solving.

Q: Are there any restrictions on competing?
A: Nope! Outside of the restriction on spectators, anyone of any skill can compete in this competition, including first-timers. As long as you know how to compete in the events, go ahead and sign up!

Q: Do spectators have to pay?
A: No! All spectators are let into building for free, but keep in mind you can only bring one!

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: Yes! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

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.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: When you register, make sure you have paid the registration fee. Afterwards, your registration must then be manually accepted, so please wait at least 24 hours before contacting us. You should receive an email when your registration is accepted.

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 cube!

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: No! All competitors are on an equal playing field.

Q: Do I have to wear a face covering at this competition?
A. No. They are not required by the venue but we still encourage that you wear one. will be spondoring this competition! They will provide prizes to podium finishers.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline 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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