Cubalaya 2018

Mar 31, 2018
Paulina, Louisiana, United States

St. James Community Church

39316 Industrial Park Rd. Paulina, LA 70763

The competition will take place in the Fellowship Hall near the back of the church. There will be signs.

Organization team
Alexander Laiche and Seth Talbot
WCA Delegate
Seth Talbot

There will be a 60 person competitor limit. The registration fee for this competition will be $20. The venue is located in the Fellowship Hall of St. James Community Church. Homemade Jambalaya will be available for all competitors at lunch and is included in the cost of registration.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Dylan Miller won with an average of 8.13 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Riley Norrid finished second (9.27) and Carter Kucala finished third (10.70).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Dylan Miller 6.77 8.13 United States 7.848.336.778.219.87
2x2x2 Cube Dylan Miller 1.94 2.46 United States 2.743.532.281.942.35
4x4x4 Cube Dylan Miller 34.05 36.59 United States 37.8634.0535.1839.5936.74
5x5x5 Cube Zachary White 1:01.19 1:09.79 United States 1:10.821:14.271:01.191:06.511:12.03
3x3x3 One-Handed Dylan Miller 13.88 15.20 United States 13.8813.9714.2717.3717.58
Pyraminx Seth Talbot 3.69 4.35 United States 4.414.353.694.294.67
Skewb Riley Norrid 3.24 3.73 United States 3.463.243.75DNF3.98
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 45.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 45.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 45.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 45.00
Skewb First round Bo2 / Ao5 45.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 45.00

Your registration for this competition will not be complete until you have paid the registration fee. You will be put on a waiting list until you have paid the registration fee.

Event Rounds Cutoff Time Limit Number of competitors moving on to subsequent rounds
3x3 Cube 3 1:30 3:00 Round 2: Top-20, Finals: Top-8
4x4 Cube 1 1:30 2:30
5x5 Cube 1 2:30 4:00
2x2 Cube 2 0:30 0:45 Finals: Top-12
3x3 One-Handed 1 0:50 1:30
Pyraminx 2 0:30 0:45 Finals: Top-12
Skewb 2 0:30 0:45 Finals: Top-12

Cutoff- The time a competitor must achieve within their first 2 solves in order to complete the average.
Time Limit - The time at which if an attempt exceeds this time, then the competitor will be awarded a DNF. For WCA Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations.
The Number of Competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.

Time Event Actual Move on Time
9:30-10:00 Check-In and Rule Explanation 9:30-9:45
10:00-11:00 2x2 Round 1 9:45-10:45
11:00-11:45 4x4 Combined Finals 10:45-11:35
11:45-12:15 5x5 Combined Finals 11:35-12:15
12:15-1:00 Lunch 12:15-1:00
1:00-2:00 3x3 Round 1 1:00-2:05
2:00- 2:45 Pyraminx Round 1 2:05-3:00
2:45-3:30 3x3 OH Combined Finals 3:00-3:40
3:30-4:15 Skewb Round 1 3:40-4:25
4:15-4:45 3x3 Round 2 4:25-5:00
4:45-5:00 Pyraminx Finals 5:00-5:15
5:00-5:15 Skewb Finals 5:15-5:35
5:15-5:30 2x2 Finals 5:35-5:55
5:30-6:00 3x3 Finals 5:55-6:15
6:00 Awards & Clean-Up

We will revise the Schedule 1 week prior to the competition to reflect the number of people competing.
All times are tentative and subject to change if we are ahead or behind schedule.

The comp will held in the back of the church. There will be signs.
The church has lots of free parking.
For those who don't want Jambalaya there are numerous resturaunts nearby.
The closest hotels are in Gonzales. There is a Hampton, a Holiday Inn, a Comfort Suites, and many more. They are about 15 minutes away from the competition.

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Cube Depot will be sponsoring this competition!

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 have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. So don't forget to bring your main cubes with you.

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: What is the competition like?

A: Competitions are usually a large room with a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing: Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see all the timers, competitors, and staffers of the competition. Most competitions also have a break for lunch which can be found on the schedule. The competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when (Information on groups will be sent out a couple weeks prior to the competition)

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. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay your registration fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

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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