Elk Cubing 2018

Mar 18, 2018
Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States

Monte Carlo Room

720 N Wisconsin St, Elkhorn, WI 53121

The Monte Carlo Room on the back side of Sperino's Restaurant

Organization team
CJ Sheng and Slater Metz
WCA Delegate
Slater Metz

Registration Fee:
Any requested changes to registration before the deadline will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us and we will work it out.

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us. If it is before March 3rd, you are eligible for a full refund of your fee on the condition that there is someone on the waitlist willing to take your spot. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events. After March 11th you will only receive half of your registration fee for canceling.

The registration fee will be $20 per competitor and there is a competitor limit of 150. Registration will open on Feb 7th at 12pm CST, and will close on March 11th, 2018 or when the competitor limit is reached. Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted. ALL SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR FREE.

Guests have a $10 lunch fee. Paid with registration. There will be limited sign-ups for lunch the day of CASH ONLY, but the more that pay with registration the better. Day of is for unexpected guests only.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
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SeungBeom Cho (조승범) won with an average of 7.92 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. David Nguyen finished second (9.16) and Christopher Olson finished third (9.47).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube SeungBeom Cho (조승범) 7.15 7.92 Republic of Korea 7.438.987.997.158.34
2x2x2 Cube Brian Johnson 1.07 1.61 United States 2.071.561.071.193.65
4x4x4 Cube SeungBeom Cho (조승범) 29.99 32.19 Republic of Korea 30.3732.7533.4529.9941.60
5x5x5 Cube SeungBeom Cho (조승범) 1:00.68 1:02.90 Republic of Korea 1:02.601:00.681:05.091:01.021:05.33
3x3x3 One-Handed Brian Johnson 13.28 15.67 United States 14.2113.2815.1018.0017.71
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
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 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 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Event Number of Rounds Cutoff/Time Limit
2x2 2 Averages of 5 0:30/10:00
3x3 3 Averages of 5 None/10:00
4x4 2 Averages of 5 1:15/3:00
5x5 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 2:30/4:00
3x3 OH 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 1:00/2:30
Time Event Cutoff Time Limit Advance to Next Round
8:30 check in//setup
9:00-10:15 5x5 Combined Final 2:30 4:00
10:15-12:15 3x3 Round 1 none 10:00 Top 50
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:30 2x2 Round 1 0:30 10:00 Top 16
2:30-3:45 4x4 Round 1 1:15 3:00 Top 20
3:45-4:45 3x3 One-Handed Combined Final 1:00 2:00
4:45-5:15 3x3 Round 2 Top 16
5:15-5:45 4x4 Final Round
5:45-6:00 2x2 Final Round
6:00-6:15 3x3 Final Round
6:15 Awards

For this competition food will be provided with registration, at lunch we will be having all you can eat pizza and soda for 1 hour.

If you register you will get food with your registration. If you are bringing a guest with you and they would like pizza and soda as well the fee is $10 a person so, please pay with registration.

You will receive a name tag for the competitor and a stamp for any guests eating, without a nametag or stamp you will not be able to eat.

Guests can pay at the door CASH ONLY for pizza but an estimate is needed with registration.

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!

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CubeDepot will be sponsoring and vending at this competition!

The address of the venue is 720 N Wisconsin St, Elkhorn, WI 53121

If you need a hotel, here are a few nearby options

AmericInn Lodge & Suites Elkhorn

Hampton Inn Elkhorn

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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