Cult A Way Cube Open 2018

Mar 4, 2018
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering

Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, CTO Colony, Pappanamcode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695018

Seminal Hall 1

Organization team
Anantha Krishnan K. Sathish Kumar and Carmel K. Thadathil
WCA Delegate
Daniel James

Participation limit is 50, so register as soon as possible.
Registrations closes on 28th February 23:59 IST. Refer the Registration & Payment tab to get the details on how to register.

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

Bhargav Narasimhan won with an average of 9.40 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Sidharth Thachilath Sudheer finished second (11.12) and Muhammed Shehzad Khan finished third (12.71).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Bhargav Narasimhan 9.24 9.40 India 9.489.439.249.639.30
2x2x2 Cube Bhargav Narasimhan 2.74 3.43 India 2.934.552.742.814.67
4x4x4 Cube Bhargav Narasimhan 41.89 43.75 India 45.0842.7041.8953.1943.47
3x3x3 Blindfolded Bhargav Narasimhan 1:19.31 1:32.77 India 1:19.311:47.591:31.41
3x3x3 One-Handed Bhargav Narasimhan 11.20 14.87 India 11.2013.4512.7618.39DNF
Pyraminx Bhargav Narasimhan 4.63 6.23 India 10.438.004.635.105.60
Square-1 Daniel James 14.83 18.87 India 14.8324.4122.5018.0716.04
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00

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 are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the 'Registration & Payment' tab and it will guide you to the registration.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. This means you should bring your own cube.

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: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page within a week 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 upcoming rounds of events. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

Q: I want to attend, or I have friends/family who want to attend, but not compete. Do they need to pay as well?
A: No. All spectators are free to view the competition at no cost. There is payment only to compete. But in some cases, venue will be having restriction to allow spectators depending on the competition.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

If you have any further queries, please do mail the organizers & delegates.

From To Event Round
08:00 10:00 Registration
09:00 09:30 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
09:30 10:00 Square-1 Combined Final
10:00 11:30 3x3x3 Cube Round 1
11:30 12:45 2x2x2 Cube Round 1
12:45 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 14:15 Pyraminx Round 1
14:15 15:15 3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Round 1
15:15 16:00 4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
16:00 16:15 2x2x2 Cube Final
16:15 16:30 Pyraminx Final
16:30 17:00 3x3x3 One-Handed Final
17:00 17:30 3x3x3 Cube Final
17:30 18:00 Prize Distribution

(Note: If we don't have at least 8 participants in round 1, the round 2 of that particular event won't happen. Also, the maximum people advancing to next round will be top 75%. So even if it's given 'Top n', the number might reduce depending on the participation count in the round before.)

Event Round Format Cutoff Time Limit Advancing to next round
3x3x3 Cube Round 1 ao5 - 10 mins Top 12
Final ao5 - 10 mins -
2x2x2 Cube Round 1 ao5 - 10 mins Top 12
Final ao5 - 10 mins -
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final bo2/ao5 2 mins 6 mins -
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final bo3 - 10 mins -
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Round 1 bo2/ao5 2 mins 6 mins Top 12
Final ao5 - 10 mins -
Pyraminx Round 1 ao5 - 10 mins Top 12
Final ao5 - 10 mins -
Square-1 Combined Final bo2/ao5 4 mins 6 mins -

Format abbreviations
ao5 - average of 5
bo3 - best of 3

Steps to register online
Step 1 - Register on WCA by selecting the events you want to participate in.
Step 2 - Pay the registration fee via Paytm to xyz or via Tez to xyz. Please mention competition name ('Cultaway' is enough), participant name & WCA ID (if any) as message. If you forget to do it while transferring, message to the same number via SMS/WhatsApp.
Note: Registration will close once the registration reaches 50 participants.

Steps to register on spot
Spot registration will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the day of competition for events that haven't started by the time you register.
Note: There will be no spot registration if online registration reaches 50 participants. Also, spot registration will be closed once the total registration reaches 50.

Online registration fee
Pass fee (for participating): 200
Each event: 50
So if you are participating in 3 events, fees will be 200 + (3x50) = 350.
Registration closes: 28 Feb '18, 11:59 p.m. IST

Spot registration fee
Pass fee (for participating): 350
Each event: 50
So if you are participating in 3 events, fees will be 350 + (3x50) = 500.

Registration starts: 4 Mar '18, 8:00 a.m. IST (in case online registration didn't reach 60)
Registration closes: 4 Mar '18, 10:00 a.m. IST or once the registration reaches 60. (whichever comes first)

Note: Registration fee is not refundable.

The college is at Pappanamcode 4 km from Trivandrum Central Railway Station and KSRTC central bus stand at Thampanoor. It is 15 km from Trivandrum International Airport.

For any queries regarding the venue spot, please contact the organizers:

Carmel K. Thadathil: +918078403662
Anantha Krishnan K. Sathish Kumar: +919400334001

Nearest Airport
Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)

Nearest Railway station
Nearest major railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum)/TVC

Uber and Ola will be easily available from the airport and railway station to the venue.

Click here to get the list of hotels near the venue

Prizes sponsored by Cultaway (college fest of Sree Chithra Thirunal College of Engineering Trivandrum)
1. Cash prizes
2. Certificates for podiums

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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