Dixon Winter 2017

Dec 2, 2017
Dixon, Illinois, United States

St. Patricks Church

612 Highland Ave. Dixon, IL, 61021
Organization team
John Brechon
WCA Delegate
Slater Metz
Main event
Registration period

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SeungBeom Cho (조승범) won with an average of 8.08 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Brian Johnson finished second (8.55) and Edward Vakula finished third (9.60).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube SeungBeom Cho (조승범) 7.73 8.08 Republic of Korea 8.1710.708.097.997.73
4x4x4 Cube SeungBeom Cho (조승범) 26.50 29.39 Republic of Korea 29.4228.5726.5034.6530.17
5x5x5 Cube SeungBeom Cho (조승범) 57.18 1:01.93 Republic of Korea 1:02.371:00.331:03.101:05.4657.18
7x7x7 Cube John Brechon 2:49.56 2:57.37 United States 3:05.062:57.502:49.56
3x3x3 Blindfolded Brandon Satterstrom 1:12.52 DNF United States DNF1:12.52DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed SeungBeom Cho (조승범) 14.30 14.79 Republic of Korea 14.8114.3015.8514.3315.24
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 50 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 15:00.00 cumulative * 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Event Number of Rounds Cutoff/Time Limit
3x3 3 None/10:00
4x4 2 1:15/3:00
5x5 1 2:30/4:00
7x7 1 6:30/10:00
3x3 OH 1 1:00/2:00
3x3 BLD 1 15 Minutes Cumulative
Time Event Cutoff Time Limit
8:30-9:00 Registration/check in
9:00-10:00 4x4 Round 1 1:15 3:00
10:00-11:15 3x3 Round 1 None 10:00
11:15-12:00 3x3 BLD Final 15 minutes cumulative
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 5x5 Final 2:30 4:00
2:00-2:30 3x3 Round 2 4:00 6:00
2:30-3:30 3x3 OH Final 1:00 2:00
3:30-4:30 7x7 Final 6:30 10:00
4:30-5:00 4x4 Final Top 12
5:00-5:30 3x3 Final Top 10
5:30-6:00 Awards + Cleanup

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CubeDepot will be sponsoring this competition

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!

Interstate 88 to Dixon IL Exit. Follow signs to Dixon (approx 3/4 mile). You will go past Super Walmart and Pizza Hut. You will come to stop light, Hardee's on left north corner, turn left. Go straight for 3 blocks, turn right onto Highland Ave.

Parking information:
There is street parking. There is also a Parking lot beside the building. Proceed north on Highland turn right, another immediate right. Enter building thru West door. Will be marked.
(Please do not use Church doors)
There are 3 Hotels at the Dixon Exit.
There are many eating establishments near the Church. A full list will be provided with map location at the event.'

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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