Cubetcha 2017

Oct 28 - 29, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

enVision Hotel St. Paul South

701 Concord St S, South St Paul, MN 55075

Park in the back parking lot, enter the back entrance to the Ballroom.

Cubetcha 2017 website
Christopher Olson and Walker Welch
WCA Delegate
Walker Welch

Christopher Olson

Competitor Limit
Entry Fee

All Competitors must read the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab before registering. This tab details the responsibilities of all competitors at this competition.

Information regarding registration can be found in the "Information" tab.


October 28-29th, 2017

enVision Hotel St. Paul South
701 Concord St. South
South St. Paul, MN 55075

Registration Fee:
There is a $25 registration fee for the competition. Payment is made through the WCA Stripe payment system during your registration process. Your registration will not be fully confirmed until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list, so you will not be confirmed immediately after paying.

Please also read the Lunch Tab to see all information regarding Food options.

There is a 130 competitor limit for this competition. Please register as soon as you can to ensure a spot. Registration closes at the end of the day on Monday, October 23rd. We will give refunds to competitors who let us know before Registration closes, but no refunds after October 23rd.

We also have two Facebook groups for our Cubing Area. Minnesota Cubing Community and Iowa Cubing. You can join one of both of these groups to stay updated with upcoming competitions in the area.



There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging. Thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for providing this detailed judging information document.


When you arrive, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing 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. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3x3 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.

Event: Rounds: Cutoff/Time Limit: # of Competitors Advance
3x3 3 Rounds 40 to Round 2 / 12 for Final
2x2 3 Rounds 40 to Round 2 / 12 for Final
4x4 3 Rounds 1:30 Cutoff / 3:00 TL 24 for Round 2 / 12 for Final
5x5 3 Rounds 2:15 Cutoff / 4:00 TL 24 for Round 2 / 12 for Final
3x3 Fewest Moves Final 80 Move Limit
3x3 One-Handed 3 Rounds 1:00 Cutoff / 2:00 TL 32 for Round 2 / 12 for Final
Pyraminx 2 Rounds 1:00 Cutoff / 2:00 TL 12 for Final
Skewb 2 Rounds 1:00 Cutoff / 2:00 TL 12 for Final
Square-1 Combined Final 0:45 Cutoff / 2:00 TL
Time Event: # Competitors Advance
8:00 - 8:30 Set-up
8:30 - 8:45 New Competitor and Judging Tutorial
8:45 - 10:00 3x3 Round 1
10:00 - 11:00 2x2 Round 1
11:00 - 12:00 Pyraminx Round 1
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 4x4 Round 1
1:45 - 2:30 3x3 Round 2 Top 40 Competitors
2:30 - 3:30 One Handed Round 1
3:30 - 4:30 Skewb Round 1
4:30 - 5:15 5x5 Round 1
5:15 - 5:45 2x2 Round 2 Top 40 Competitors
5:45 - 6:15 3x3 Final Top 12 Competitors
6:15 Awards
Time Event: # Competitors Advance
8:00 - 8:30 Set-up
8:30 - 9:45 FMC Attempt #1
9:45 - 10:15 5x5 Round 2 Top 24 Competitors
10:15 - 10:45 4x4 Round 2 Top 24 Competitors
10:45 - 11:20 Square-1 Combined Final
11:20 - 11:30 2x2 Final Top 12 Competitors
11:30 - 11:45 Skewb Final Top 12 Competitors
11:45 - 12:00 Pyraminx Final
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch Top 12 Competitors
12:45 - 1:30 One Handed Round 2 Top 32 Competitors
1:30 - 2:00 4x4 Finals Top 12 Competitors
2:00 - 2:30 5x5 Finals Top 12 Competitors
2:30 - 3:00 One Handed Final Top 12 Competitors
3:00 - 3:15 Awards
3:15 - 4:30 FMC Attempt #2
4:30 - 5:45 FMC Attempt #3

SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. (Based on registration)

enVison Hotel has been a huge help in being able to hold this competition! They also have a discount on Hotel Rooms for our Guests and Competitors to use.

For the Discount, please use this link: Or you can call the hotel for your Booking and tell them you are with the "World Cube Association Block". Their Phone number is here: (651) 455-3600

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This competition is being sponsored by and are providing the prizes for the competition for all Podiums for every event.

Please go to their website to see all of the products they provide!

We will also be having Jedrick Remonde selling puzzles at the competition. Make sure to check his table out if you are looking for some new puzzles.

We will be offering Pizza for Lunch at the competition for Saturday, October 28th. Competitors will be able to have 3 slices of Pizza at No Cost! Guests will also be able to purchase Pizza for $1 per slice.

I also want to point out that we will Not be allowing outside Food into the Legacy Ballroom. There will be a small Hospitality Room available to eat in near the Main Ballroom.