Colorado Sensory Shutdown 2022

Nov 19, 2022
Erie, Colorado, United States

Aspen Ridge Preparatory School

705 Austin Ave, Erie, CO 80516

In the gymnasium

Organization team
Stone Amsbaugh and Taren White
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, and stay tuned for future announcements

3x3 Multiple Blindfolded is the main event of the competition.

We are enforcing the following COVID regulations
* Masks are recommended to be worn at the competition
* You may only bring one guest maximum. We are heavily discouraging spectating due to the events not being spectator friendly.
* Outside spectators are not permitted.

These restrictions may strengthen if local mandates are enforced or if cases rise. Please check back frequently.
Please view our Competitor Responsibilities and COVID Safety tab before registering.

By signing up, you agree to contribute 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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There is a competitor limit of 30 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $17 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
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.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.


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

How to Pay/Payment Structure

All registration payments are to be made by card via Stripe. There will be a box to pay this fee after you fill out your registration

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, November 11th, 2022 at 6:00 PM MDT.

Registered competitors may withdraw their registration 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, November 11th, 2022 at 6:00 PM MDT.

Waitlist Procedure

If registration fills up, we will place competitors on a waitlist. In the event a competitor drops from the competition, competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order we receive payment. Competitors can be accepted from the waitlist until Friday, November 11th, 2022, 6:00 PM MDT. You will receive a full refund if you are still on the waitlist by then.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Joel Brown Brisola won with a result of 40/43 58:09 in the 3x3x3 Multi-Blind event. Brayden Wroten finished second (15/18 53:33) and Elizabeth Cutting finished third (11/14 54:24).

South American records: Joel Brown Brisola‎ 3x3x3 Multi-Blind 40/43 58:09 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Alex Walker 31 32.67 United States 313235
4x4x4 Blindfolded Stone Amsbaugh 6:53.36 DNF United States 6:53.367:54.81DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Brayden Wroten 14:14.00 DNF United States DNF14:14.00DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Joel Brown Brisola 40/43 58:09 SAR Brazil 40/43 58:0912/15 26:27
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo2 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (November 19, 2022)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:45 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:45 AM
To 11:45 AM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Time limit
1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 09:45 AM
To 11:45 AM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Time limit
1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 11:45 AM
To 01:00 PM
From 11:45 AM
To 11:55 AM
Submit Cubes for Multi-Blind attempt 1
From 12:30 PM
To 01:00 PM
Extra Event: Team Blind
From 01:00 PM
To 02:15 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 02:15 PM
To 02:25 PM
Submit Cubes for Multi-Blind Attempt 2
From 02:25 PM
To 03:40 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Time limit
1 hour
From 03:40 PM
To 04:55 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 2)
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 04:55 PM
To 06:10 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Time limit
1 hour


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.

Due to ongoing circumstances, the organizing team is enforcing restrictions during the competition which will impact the running of the competition.

  1. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. If this occurs to you, the organizers will offer the competitor a full refund
  2. You are only permitted to bring one guest to the competition. Bringing more than one guest may result in disqualification. We will send out a survey before the competition asking if competitors are bringing a guest. Please note that the only events at this competitions are blind only and fewest moves, which are very boring to watch.
  3. The organizing team strongly recommends to recieve a COVID-19 vaccination before competing. This is not a requirement, but is encouraged.
  4. Masks are recommended at this event.
  5. Officials and staff will be following special procedures to continue to lower chance of transmission of COVID-19, such as utilizing sanitizer frequently and distancing.


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.

Q: Why can I not bring more than one spectators to the competition?
A. Due to venue size, we are limiting the number of people in the venue to make sure guests can socially distance from one another during the competition. Because of this, competitors must bring one spectator at maximum, or attend the competition alone. The organizing team strongly reccomends the latter.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us by using the contact links on the general info page!

We are happy to announce TheCubicle will be providing prizes for this competition for competitors who place onto podiums! We would like to thank them for their support and encourage you to shop with them!

This competition will feature an unofficial round of 3x3 Team Blind in addition to the official events at the competition, and it will happen during the last 30 minutes of the lunch break. The following regulations will be used:

Competitors will need to make teams of two to compete in this event. No extra steps are needed to register for this event, those who wish to join can come compete during lunch.

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 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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