Cubing on Par B 2023

Apr 23, 2023
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

University Golf Club, UBC

5185 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1X5

The competition will be held in the Salons room next to the Westward Ho!


Anderson Gao and Speedcubing Canada
WCA Delegates
Kevin Matthews and Vianne Chang
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Welcome to Cubing on Par 2023! Please note that this is part of a series, with an A and B competition happening on Saturday on Sunday. This competition (B) is happening on Sunday, April 23rd. See the Series Competition tab for more information.

Please review all of the tabs listed on this website.

You only need to show up for the events that you're competing in - but we encourage you to show up for longer. For example, if you're only competing in events that are on Saturday, then you don't need to come on Sunday.

Spectators can attend for free. Due to venue capacity, we ask that competitors bring a maximum of 1 guest each.

Finally, please note that we may run ahead of or behind schedule, particularly for events in the afternoon please be ready at least 30 minutes in advance just in case.

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Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
This competition is part of the Cubing on Par 2023 Competition Series. Other competitions in this Series are: Note: You can submit a registration for all competitions in a Series, but only one of those registrations can be confirmed and accepted. You will only be allowed to compete in one of the Series competitions!
There is a competitor limit of 75 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (Canadian Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% 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.
Competitors may bring at most 1 guest.

Please review all of the tabs listed on this website!

IMPORTANT: Organizers manually move competitors to the competitors list after payment has been received. This is done based on order of payment - You will receive an email letting you know that payment has been received, but you are not registered for this competition until you receive a second email confirming registration and your name appears on the competitors list

Once the competitor limit has been reached, a waitlist opens. This waitlist will be maintained for those who secure waitlist registration by making payment in the event a competitor vacancy opens up.
Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid.
Competitors who do not make it off of the waitlist will receive a 100% refund shortly before the competition starts.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Sameer Aggarwal won with an average of 5.81 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Max Siauw finished second (6.56) and Ethan Rusnak finished third (7.30).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 5.05 5.81 United States 5.345.715.056.398.47
2x2x2 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 1.00 1.47 United States 1.441.451.531.941.00
4x4x4 Cube Max Siauw 25.02 27.57 United States 38.4931.7625.7125.2325.02
3x3x3 Blindfolded Timothy Castle 31.76 DNF United States DNF31.76DNF
Megaminx Max Siauw 44.21 47.29 United States 48.7746.2944.2146.8153.12
Pyraminx Timothy Castle 2.25 3.38 United States
Skewb Charles Zhu (朱彦臣) 1.88 2.65 China 3.312.332.691.882.92

Any changes to the information below will be noted on this page and sent to registered competitors via email.

There are currently no restrictions on indoor events in British Columbia. Masks are a personal choice, and are not required. No proof of vaccination is required.

Any competitor or guest who has had a recent positive COVID-19 test or is experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, nausea, etc. should NOT attend this competition. If you need to cancel your registration due to the onset of any COVID-19 symptoms and/or testing positive for COVID-19 (cough, fever, chills, nausea, etc) even on the weekend of the competition, let us, your organisers, know and we will arrange a FULL refund for you.

If the situation changes and we're required by the government to bring in restrictions, we will notify registered competitors by email and also post updates here.

You may check the B.C. Government's Province-Wide restrictions page to check for changes prior to the event.

University Golf Club
5185 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1X5

The competition will be held in the Salons room next to the Westward Ho! inside the clubhouse.

Complimentary parking is avaliable at the University Golf Club. There are many parking spaces behind the driving range and in front of the clubhouse.

Public Transit
University Golf Club is accessible by many buses and the venue is in the clubhouse next to the first tee box. The closest bus stop is accesible by the 14 and 9 bus lines. Due to construction and other unforeseen circumstances, buses may be delayed. Please check Translink's alerts and plan your trip accordingly.

The closest restaurant is the Westward Ho! located right by the Salons room. Additionally, you may also head to the 1st tee kiosk stand for some light food such as sandwiches, hotdogs, snacks and beverages. The AMS Student Nest and the rest of UBC is just a short 4 min drive down University Blvd as well. Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, Doordash, etc also deliver to the University Golf Club.


For those of you new to cubing - WELCOME! This competition is fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you to be aware of these basics before coming to compete.

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations. Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a a few videos made specifically for new competitors, just to show the basics of competing. These videos will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
* Speedcubing Canada New Competitor Tutorials Playlist (from 2023)
* Chris, Kit, and Lauren's WCA Competitor Tutorial (from 2015)

Note: There will also be a competitior tutorial at the start of the competition - see the schedule tab.

For those interested in more of the B.C cubing community, see Vancouver's own cubing facebook group.
There is also a PNW (Pacific Northwest) cubing facefook group.


Q: What will the competition look like?
A: A competition usually runs throughout the whole day where cubers meet up and have fun, although you are more than welcome to stay the whole day or leave whenever. You will compete in events you have signed up for and have the choice to cube at a waiting table.
Q: Who is allowed to compete?
A: Everyone, from all ages are allowed to compete! Do not be hesitant if you are not experienced with cubing or competing, we encourage newcomers to come along, we will help out.
Q: Whose cubes do I use?
A: When competing, it is ideal to use your own cube. Make sure you have one ready to go when it is time to compete. Equipment like timers will be there to compete with. (The competition will not supply you with cubes to compete.)
Q: How do I check the results of the competition?
A: There will be a website: WCA Live to check concurrent results throughout the day. Official results will then be posted the following days of the competition. *Keep in mind, the venue may not have Wifi available, if you intend to search for results, you may need to use data or find another place for connection.

Do not be intimidated by all these rules and expectations. Competitions are for everyone to have fun! If at any time during the day you have any questions feel free to ask us!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Anderson at

Cubing on Par A 2023 (Saturday, April 22nd) and Cubing on Par B 2023 (this competition, Sunday, April 23rd) are "Series Competitions", which are two (or more) competitions, often (but not always) on consecutive days, for which you may only register for one of the series.

This is to avoid crowding in the venue while still allowing more people to register and compete over the weekend. Only register for one competition.

Please do not show up to a competition that you are not competing at, unless you are a guest of a competitor, as spectators are limited to one per competitor.

You are only allowed to compete on one of these days!


Competitors are responsible for being familiar with the regulations, though there will be a tutorial at the start of the competition.

In particular, when competing, make sure to check the time the judge has written down, check that the judge has signed, and then sign yourself. Only then can the timer be safely reset.

Competitor Duties

Particularly if you are newer to competing or to judging or need that refresher after being out of competitions for so long, please read the WCA Competition Tutorial before coming to the competition to learn for the first time or simply be reminded as a more experienced competitor about the procedures for both competing and judging. There are also tons of tutorials on YouTube if you prefer to learn that way.

All experienced competitors will be scheduled by the organizers to serve as judges and scramblers. Schedules will be posted at the venue and found on the back of the prepared name tags on the day of competition.
We kindly ask that everyone tries to out by judging, scramble or run, in order to keep pace with the day.

Keeping the venue as tidy as possible will be a great help as well.

Serving in these essential roles - including on the spot invitations to both competitors and attendees to assist the organizer as co-runners - makes for a smooth and excellently run competition for all.

Thank You.

We are so excited to announce that this competition is being sponsored by Cubing Out Loud! Gift cards will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of 3x3, and 1st place winners for all other events. There will also be a prize for the fastest first-time competitor! Click the logo below or here to access their website.

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

Once the competitor limit has been reached, a waitlist opens.

IF YOU DO NOT GET A CONFIRMATION OF SUCCESSFUL REGISTRATION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE WAITLISTED. Your name is not lost or forgotten. You do not need to be in touch. The organizer will notify you if a spot for you becomes available.

This waitlist will be maintained for those who secure waitlist registration by making payment in the event a competitor vacancy opens up.

Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid.

Competitors who do not make it off of the waitlist will receive a 100% refund shortly before the competition starts.

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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