CubeIowa 2019

Apr 13, 2019
Ames, Iowa, United States


2176 232nd Lane - Ames, IA 55014

Joshua Beck
WCA Delegate
Walker Welch
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This competition is on and indoor soccer field! While we will have plenty of chairs and tables, feel free to bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy the amazing space we have! Although there will be plenty of space to move around. Please no horseplay or other sports on the turf during the competition. This violates our agreement with our facility to use their space in a way free from injury.

The venue will offer lunch and snacks at it's concession stand. You can also eat any food you have with you at the concessions area. If you don't wish to eat there, Ames has plenty of food options, most within a 10 minute drive of the venue.

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.
There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $15 (United States Dollar).

Registrations are manually approved so please be patient and wait at least 24 hours to contact us after you have submitted both your registration and your payment.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Tyler Robinson won with an average of 9.06 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Carter Kucala finished second (9.12) and Brody Lassner finished third (9.13).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Tyler Robinson 7.47 9.06 United States 9.6013.237.478.269.32
2x2x2 Cube Carter Kucala 1.08 2.02 United States 1.452.231.082.382.70
7x7x7 Cube Walker Welch 2:44.02 2:51.65 United States 2:44.022:52.312:58.61
3x3x3 Blindfolded Carter Kucala 43.79 DNF United States 43.79DNFDNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Carter Kucala 10.53 12.54 United States 15.9211.0515.8710.7110.53
Megaminx Carter Kucala 56.91 1:00.72 United States 59.151:02.681:07.881:00.3356.91
5x5x5 Blindfolded Joshua Feran 20:12.00 DNF United States DNF20:12.00DNF

This competition will be on an indoor, turf, soccer field! While we wil have chairs and tables available, we encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets! It really makes for a cool event when everyone can relax and just enjoy the day!

SportsIowa is just west of Ames Iowa, down Highway 30 about a minute.

Ames has plenty of hotels, all within a 10 minute drive of the venue.

This venue does not allow food on the turf, although closed lid drinks will be allowed.
There will be a concessions area where you can purchase food or eat some that you brought with you, and Ames has many other food options all within 10 minutes of driving.

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.

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 a competition like?

A; Competitions are 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 lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

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 you entrance fee in order to be 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: Can I have fun at this event?

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


All competitors must know the WCA Regulations for the events you are competing in.

When you arrive, there will be information around the room on both competing assignments and judging assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that event. We kindly ask everyone to help out at this event which can include competitors, parents, and other guests.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 7x7 speedsolve event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

Name 3x3 Helping 3x3 2x2 Helping 2x2 7x7 Helping 7x7 BLD Helping BLD OH Helping OH Megaminx Helping Mega 5BLD
Aarvin Farani 1 J3 3 J5
Adam Fenn 2 J4 1 J3 1 J3
Aditya Suri 3 J5 2 J4 2 J4
Alex Rahe 4 J6 5 J1
Ben Fischer 5 J1 3 J5 3 J1 3 J1
Benjamin Iverson 6 J2 4 J6 4 J2
Brody Lassner 1 S3 6 S2 2 J1 2 J1 1 S3 4 S2
Carlos Ramos 2 J4 1 J3 2 J4 4 J2
Carter Kucala 3 S5 5 S1 1 S2 2 S1 1 S3 3 S1 1
Carter Muller 5 J1 2 J4
Christian Fletcher 3 J5 5 J1 3 J1 1 J3
Christian Royston 4 J6 2 J1
Christopher Billups 6 J2 1 J3 2 J4
Conner Kennelley 1 J3 6 J2 4 J2
Cooper Swailes 2 J4 2 J4 1 J3
Cortland James Strait 3 J5
Name 3x3 Helping 3x3 2x2 Helping 2x2 7x7 Helping 7x7 BLD Helping BLD OH Helping OH Megaminx Helping Mega 5BLD
David Farani 5 J1 3 J5
David Nguyen 4 J6 6 J2 1 J2 1 J2 2 J4 4 J2
David Senstad 6 J2 3 J5 3 J1
Derrek Campbell 4 J6 4 J6 2 J4
Devanshu D Dholakia 1 J3
Dylan Hartfield 2 S4 5 J1 1 J3
Dylan Porter 3 J5 6 J2
Ethan Gale 4 J6 1 J3
Evan Klein 5 S1 3 S5 2 S1 1 S2 4 S2 1 S3
Hayden Bosman 5 J1 4 S6 1 J2 3 J1 4 S2
Henry Mauser 6 J2 2 J4
Henry Russo 1 J3 1 J3
Isaac Seberger 2 J4 2 J4 2 J1 1 J2 2 J4 3 J1 1
Jackson Tyler Draheim 3 J5 3 J5
Jacob Lawton 4 J6 3 J1
Jaden Grimm 5 J1 5 J1 4 J2 4 J2
Jared Huffman 6 S2 6 S2 1 J2 3 S1
Joshua Beck 6 S2 2 J1 3 S1 2 S4 1
Joshua Feran 1 S3 1 S3 2 S1 2 J1 1 3 S1 1
Name 3x3 Helping 3x3 2x2 Helping 2x2 7x7 Helping 7x7 BLD Helping BLD OH Helping OH Megaminx Helping Mega 5BLD
Justin Colvin 1 J3
Kristin He 2 J4 3 J5 4 J2
Levi Russo 3 J5 4 J6
Lisa Kucala 2 J6
Mark Campbell 4 S6 1 J2 1 J3
Marlone Barcheski 5 J1 5 J1
Michael Mullin 6 J2 4 J6 4 J2 1 J3
Mikayla Lauritsen 1 J3 6 J2 2 J4
Mitchell Ginther 2 J4
Noah Elrod 3 J5 1 J2 1 J2 1 J3 2 J4
Nolan VanWyngarden 4 J6 1 J3
Phisher Winn 3 S5 2 S4 2 J1 1 J2 2 S4 4 J2 1
Rachel Feran 4 S6 4 S6 1 S2 4 S2 2 S4
Sam Thessen 5 J1 5 J1 3 J1
Sarah Backstrom 6 J2 2 J4 3 J1
Seth Stamp 1 J3 1 J3
Trevor Schepanski 2 S4 2 J4 1 J2 2 J1 2 S4 1 S3
Tyler Schepanski 3 J5 3 S5 1 J2 2 J4 3 J1
Tyler Sickerson 4 J6 4 J6 1 J3
Tyler Youlden 6 J2 6 J2 4 J2
Walker Welch 5 4 2 2 3 1 1
Wesley Hu 6 J2 1 J2 4 J2
Wilken Roy Kube 1 J3
Will Swartz 2 J4 1 J3 2 J4
Zach Metzler 5 S1 2 S4
Name 3x3 Helping 3x3 2x2 Helping 2x2 7x7 Helping 7x7 BLD Helping BLD OH Helping OH Megaminx Helping Mega 5BLD

We are excited to annouce that CubeDepot will be sponsoring this competition! Please visit them for all your cube needs!

If you have not registered for the competition yet, you are allowed to register at the door But only in 3x3 and 2x2.

If you are registering at the door, please bring the following items.
- $15 registration Fee
- ID (preferred photo ID) with Birthdate

You will be asked to provide the following information. Having this ready to tell would be very appreciated.
- Name
- Full Birthdate (Month-Day-Year)
- Gender
- Nationality
- WCA ID (if you have competed at an official competition before)
- Events you are competing in (out of 3x3 and 2x2)

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 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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