Cubing Kerala Alappey Open 2017

Jul 8 - 9, 2017
Alappuzha, Kerala, India

Little Flower Public School, Kalavoor

Little Flower Public School, Kalavoor, Alappuzha

School hall

Organization team
Cubing Kerala
WCA Delegate
Akula Pavan Kumar

Number of participants
Maximum number of participants is 120. Registration will close as soon as the registration reaches 120.

Online Registration fee
Base fee: ₹250 (for maximum two events)
Extra fee: ₹50 per event

Registration Procedure
1. Register in WCA website.
2. Make the payment in payment tab.
3. Wait for maximum 48 hours for registration to be confirmed.

Spot Registrations
Spot-registrations will NOT be available if the registration crosses 120. Even if spot-registration is there, the fees will be more than online registration.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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The base registration fee for this competition is ₹250 (Indian Rupee).
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Nitin Nathan won with an average of 11.48 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Allen John finished second (12.14) and Muhammed Shehzad Khan finished third (12.88).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Nitin Nathan 9.42 11.48 United States 14.4410.509.4212.4511.49
2x2x2 Cube Adwaith Nambiar 2.69 2.88 India 2.844.072.692.773.02
4x4x4 Cube Saravanan Gowthaman 46.47 49.93 India 51.2948.6046.4749.9056.48
5x5x5 Cube Safvan Kadannam Potta 1:31.63 1:34.81 India 1:32.311:36.191:35.941:31.631:43.88
6x6x6 Cube Safvan Kadannam Potta 2:47.61 2:55.58 India 2:51.082:47.613:08.04
3x3x3 Blindfolded Fahad Ittikaparambil Palakkal Haneefa 1:41.88 DNF India 1:41.88DNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Akula Pavan Kumar 38 40.00 India 383844
3x3x3 One-Handed Allen John 17.30 22.04 India 22.2122.9320.9723.7217.30
Megaminx Akula Pavan Kumar 1:32.70 1:43.88 India 1:53.961:48.541:41.371:41.741:32.70
Pyraminx Thabares Nazeer Basha 5.31 6.33 India 5.317.876.845.786.36
Skewb Saravanan Gowthaman 4.91 5.88 India 6.295.865.504.917.68
3x3x3 With Feet Daniel James 1:02.09 1:07.63 India 1:17.991:02.821:02.09
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:00.00

Registration fee
Base fee: ₹250 (for maximum two events)
Extra fee: ₹50 per event
Example: If you are participating in 4 events, then registration fee will be 250 + (50 x 2) = 350

Payment procedure
After registering in WCA, you can make the payment at
PS: payments once made are NOT refundable.
For any queries, mail to

Please find the final schedule and cut off below:
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Those who are interested to volunteer, fill the form here after reading the terms and conditions.

1. Fill this form only after making full payment.
2. Volunteers should have participated in at least 2 WCA competitions.
3. Volunteers should report before competition starts on both days and should be present till end.
4. Volunteers should not participate in more than 8 events.

* Most eligible candidates are opted for volunteering.
* Persons who are in the waiting list will get the chance to volunteer if any of the volunteer violates the terms and conditions.
* We offer Rs.100 cashback after competition for only those volunteers who has registered and received confirmation mail and performed the assigned tasks.

Nearest Airport
Cochin International airport (COK) - approx. 80 km from the venue

Nearest Railway station
Alappuzha (ALLP) - approx. 10 km from the venue

Nearest Bus stop
Kalavoor, Alappuzha - approx. 2 km from the venue

Guide to reach from nearest Airport
You will get orange low floor AC bus to Vyttila or Ernakulam, from where you will frequently get direct bus to Alappuzha or Kalavoor.
Or you can take taxi also, but might be expensive. If the destination is Vyttila, you can get Uber or Ola, which will cost around 600 bucks.

Guide to reach from nearest Railway station
From Alappuzha bus stand near the railway station, you can get direct bus to Kalavoor.
Or you can take taxi also, but might be expensive.

1. Like other cities in India, the buses in Kerala does not have route number, only way to know is read the board in the bus, but that too will be written in regional language, so you've to get help from stranger. We'll share the contact number of volunteers by mail after registration is closed, so that you can get help from them too.
2. Uber and Ola services has not yet started in Alappuzha. It's available from Airport to Vyttila though.

Some of the suggested accommodations are mentioned below (all are nearly 10 kms from the venue):

  1. Chalet regency
  2. Ethens homestay
  3. Blue lilly Lake Home
  4. Venice Nest Guest House
  5. Alapatt Homestay
  6. Navendu Home Stay
  7. Tharayil Tourist Home
  8. The Wind n Waves Alleppey Beach Stay

There are many more hotels available, you can get the details at any online hotel booking sites by giving the landmark as 'Alappuzha'.

Prizes for the competition include certificates, medals, cash prize and SCMU cash coupon (which have no minimum limit, i.e., if coupon is worth 500, you can buy anything worth 500 with that from SCMU store).

Prizes will be divided among podium (top 3) in all events and top 3 in sum of ranks.

There will be some special prizes too like best female cuber, best cuber with age less than 10, best new comer cuber.

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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