DFW Cubing Fiesta August 2018

Aug 11 - 12, 2018
Dallas, Texas, United States

The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton

5300 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206

The competition will take place in the rooms Opus 1, Opus 2, Opus 3, and Opus 4.


DFW Organizers

Andres Rodriguez, Azhar Virani, Jae Park, Jeff Park, Mahith Bandi, and Pranav Veera
WCA Delegates
Jae Park and Zachary White

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Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $45 (United States Dollar).

Please follow all instructions or else your registration may be delayed.

  1. Click on the Register tab on the left side of the screen.
  2. Select which events you would like to compete in and pay the registration fee. To complete your registration you MUST pre-pay.
  3. In 48 hours, if you do NOT see your name on the competitors list (the tab on the left side of the screen thay says "Competitors") then please send an email to the contact on the General Info tab. Failure to do any of these steps may result in a delay in registration.
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Mahith Bandi won with an average of 7.77 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jason Lee finished second (8.19) and Azhar Virani finished third (8.81).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Mahith Bandi 7.65 7.77 United States 7.918.497.697.727.65
2x2x2 Cube Jason Lee 2.34 3.10 United States 2.683.892.742.344.44
4x4x4 Cube Mahith Bandi 29.18 33.69 United States 34.2329.1837.0532.0634.79
5x5x5 Cube Mahith Bandi 52.43 1:00.52 United States 52.431:05.331:02.721:04.9453.90
6x6x6 Cube Mahith Bandi 1:53.00 1:56.70 United States 1:59.361:57.741:53.00
7x7x7 Cube Zachary White 2:44.76 2:46.67 United States 2:48.532:44.762:46.72
3x3x3 Blindfolded Jeff Park 19.92 DNF United States 21.4719.92DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Mahith Bandi 33 38.33 United States 413341
3x3x3 One-Handed Jeff Park 11.36 13.46 United States 11.3615.4014.7713.6012.01
Clock Pranav Veera 10.18 12.47 United States 13.0312.0215.2912.3510.18
Megaminx Zachary White 54.09 1:04.83 United States 1:03.921:06.581:09.441:04.0054.09
Pyraminx Andres Rodriguez 3.80 4.26 United States 3.974.194.894.613.80
Skewb Riley Norrid 3.33 3.95 United States 5.003.504.913.453.33
Square-1 Jason Lee 9.72 10.46 United States 9.7210.0411.869.8211.53
4x4x4 Blindfolded Pranav Veera 8:49.93 DNF United States 8:49.93DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Pranav Veera 24:57.00 DNF United States DNF24:57.00DNS
3x3x3 With Feet Mahith Bandi 31.11 40.41 United States 45.4142.0749.8533.7431.11


August 11~12, 2018

The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton
Opus ballroom 1~4

Registration Fee: $45

There is a 150 competitor limit, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration is $45, must be paid online via Stripe, and is nonrefundable after Monday, August 6, 2018, 12:00 AM CDT. Spectators come in for free. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to allow people to pay in cash at the door. Registration is not final until payment is complete and your name appears on the competitor list.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

New Competitors

  • Please try to arrive early to watch the new competitor introduction at 9:15 AM.
  • Please bring some form of identification. This will be used to verify your name, birthday, and nationality. (something like a passport or school ID).
  • Please be familiar with all of WCA's regulations, most importantly Article A. If you have any questions about the regulations, feel free to ask us.
  • In each event we will have rounds. We will take the top competitors on to the subsequent rounds. After a round is completed results will be entered into CubeComps (linked above). Your name will be highlighted if you made it to the next round.
  • Each round will be divided into groups to help them run more efficiently. We will call the groups in order, along with a last call. Please come bring your puzzle up and wait in the competitor waiting area whenever your group is called. We are allowed to deny you the ability to compete if you do not come up by the last call.

All Competitors

  • Shortly following the new competitor introduction at 9:15 AM, we will also hold a judging tutorial. All competitors should attend this tutorial. If you are a parent and would like to be entertained for the duration of the day, judging would be a great option for you!
  • Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes early for the events you are competing in to ensure that you are on time for that event.
  • It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from the parents. This would require either being present at the judging tutorial or to have someone teach you how to judge later in the day. Judge for however long you'd feel like. It's an excellent way to make the time fly by!


Room Details:

The competition will be held in the rooms Opus 1, Opus 2, Opus 3, and Opus 4.


Hotel parking is free.

Lunch: & Hotels:

The venue is conveniently located in downtown Dallas, very close to SMU. There are many restaurants nearby.


Dallas Love Field Airport (10 min) or DFW airport

Event Format Round Cutoff Time Time Limit Competitors
2x2x2 Cube Bo2 / Ao5 Round 1 0:30 1:10
Final 1:10 Top 8
3x3x3 Cube Ao5 Round 1 10:00
Round 2 10:00 Top 50
Final 10:00 Top 8
4x4x4 Cube Bo2 / Ao5 Round 1 1:10 3:00
Final 3:00 Top 8
5x5x5 Cube Bo2 / Ao5 Round 1 2:00 4:00
Final* 4:00 Top 8
6x6x6 Cube Bo1 / Mo3 Combined Final 4:00 8:00
7x7x7 Cube Bo1 / Mo3 Combined Final 5:00 10:00
3x3x3 OneHanded Ao5 Round 1 0:45 3:00
Final 3:00 Top 8
3x3x3 With Feet Bo2 / Ao5 Combined Final 2:30 4:00
Pyraminx Bo2 / Ao5 Round 1 0:30 1:30
Final 1:30 Top 8
Skewb Bo2 / Ao5 Round 1 0:30 1:30
Final 1:00 Top 8
Clock Ao5 Final 1:00
Megaminx Bo2 / Ao5 Combined Round 1 2:30 5:00
Square-1 Bo2 / Ao5 Combined Round 1 0:40 2:00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Bo3 Round1 15:00 Cumulative
Final 10:00 Cumulative Top 8 or 75% which ever smaller
4x4x4 Blindfolded Bo3 Final 60:00 Cumulative
5x5x5 Blindfolded Bo3 Final 60:00 Cumulative
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Bo1 Final 10:00 per cube up to 60:00 WCA (https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/#article-H-multiple-blindfolded)
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Mo3 Final 60:00

Format- Ao5 = Average of 5 (where the best and worst solves are not counted in the average), Mo3 = Mean of 3, Bo3 = Best of 3, Bo2 = Best of 2, Bo1 = Best of 1
Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6 and 7x7) format where competitors will have 2 attempts to achieve a time under the cutoff. If the comeptitor does then they will be awarded more attempts to compelete the average.
Cumulative Limit(C)- The total time allowed for all attempts combined.
Time Limit - Any attempt in the round exceeding this time will be awarded a DNF. For "WCA" Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations for that event.
* 5x5 Finals are tentative and will only be held if we are ahead of schedule.
The Number of Competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.

Saturday, Augst 11th

Room Time Event
Opus 1 & 2 8:05 - 9:15 am Fewest Move attempt 1
Opus 3 & 4 *8:05 - 9:15 am * 5x5 Blindfolded Combined Final
Opus 1 & 2 9:15 - 9:30 am New Competitor Tutorial
Opus 1 & 2 9:30 - 11:30 am 3x3 Round 1
Opus 1 & 2 11:30 - 12:30 pm 4x4 Round 1
Opus 1 & 2 12:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch
Opus 3 & 4 *12:30 - 1:00 pm * 3x3 Blindfolded Round 1
Opus 1 & 2 *12:55 - 1:20 pm * Parents' competition & New competitor Awards *1
Opus 1 & 2 1:20 - 2:20 pm 2x2 Round 1
Opus 1 & 2 2:20 - 3:20 pm Skewb Round 1
Opus 1 & 2 3:20 - 4:30 pm Pyraminx Round 1
Opus 3 & 4 *2:20 - 4:30 pm * 3x3 With Feet Combined Final
Opus 1 & 2 4:30 - 5:10 pm 3x3 One-Handed Round 1
Opus 1 & 2 5:10 - 6:00 pm 5x5 Round 1

Sunday, August 12th

Room Time Event
Opus 1 & 2 8:00 - 9:10 am FMC Attempt 2
Opus 3 & 4 8:00 - 9:20 am Multi Blindfolded Combined Final
Opus 1 & 2 9:10 - 9:50 am Square-1 Combined Final
Opus 1 & 2 9:50 - 10:30 am Megaminx Combined Final
Opus 1 & 2 10:30 - 11:20 am Clock Final
Opus 1 & 2 11:20 - 12:00 pm 6x6 Combined Final
Opus 1 & 2 12:00 - 12:40 pm 7x7 Combined Final
Opus 1 & 2 12:40 - 1:00 pm Lunch
Opus 1 & 2 *1:00 - 1:20 pm * Fun events & Awards *2
Opus 1 & 2 1:20- 2:30 pm FMC Attempt 3
Opus 3 & 4 1:30- 2:30 4x4 Blindfolded Combined Final
Opus 1 & 2 2:30 - 3:10 pm 3x3 Round 2
Opus 1 & 2 3:10 - 3:30 pm Pyraminx Finals
Opus 1 & 2 3:30 - 3:50 pm One-Handed Final
Opus 1 & 2 3:50 - 4:10 pm 2x2 Final
Opus 1 & 2 4:10 - 4:30 pm Skewb Final
Opus 1 & 2 4:30 - 4:50 pm 4x4 Final
Opus 1 & 2 4:50 - 5:00 pm 3x3 Blindfolded Final
Opus 1 & 2 5:00 - 5:10 pm Set up
Opus 1 & 2 5:10 - 5:40 pm 3x3 Head to head Final
Opus 1 & 2 5:40 - 6:00 pm Award

We will revise the Schedule 1 week prior to the competition to reflect the number of people competing.
All times are tentative and subject to change if we are ahead or behind schedule.
We may add rounds of events if we run far ahead of schedule.
*1 - Parents of competitor to solve one face of rubik's cube. Please apply for the competition when you register in the morning. 1/2/3 place will get prizes.
*1 - We'll also award certificates and prizes for the top new competitors & youngest competitors.
*2 - This will be a "unofficial event" - details will be announced later

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, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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 the 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 Cubecomps.com 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 automatically 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: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

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


To those of you who submitted the staff application, thank you!
We'll inform you details a week before the competition.

Cubedepot will be sponsoring this competition and will be providing prizes! There will be also local vending by Cubedepot at the site!


We'll update our competition live result link before 8/11. In general, live results can be found from following link:

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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