Empire State Spring 2019

Apr 20 - 21, 2019
Albany, New York, United States

Albany Capital Center

55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207

Meeting Room 2

Organization team
Evan Liu
WCA Delegate
Evan Liu
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Day 1 Events: 2x2x2 Cube, 3x3x3 Cube, 4x4x4 Cube, 3x3x3 One-Handed, 6x6x6 Cube, 7x7x7 Cube

Day 2 Events: 3x3x3 Blindfolded, 3x3x3 Fewest Moves, Clock, Megaminx, 4x4x4 Blindfolded, 5x5x5 Blindfolded

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $50 (United States Dollar).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Registration is not complete until payment of the registration fee is made.

The registration fee is $40 if you register AND pay before midnight on March 20.
If you register before midnight on March 20 but do not pay before then, your registration fee will be $50.

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Cornelius Dieckmann won with an average of 7.28 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Stanley Chapel finished second (8.12) and Krish Shah-Nathwani finished third (8.27).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Cornelius Dieckmann 6.76 7.28 Germany 7.457.318.237.086.76
2x2x2 Cube Kymberlyn Calderon 1.26 1.96 United States
4x4x4 Cube Stanley Chapel 29.76 33.94 United States 34.9638.6135.6131.2529.76
6x6x6 Cube Evan Liu 1:47.07 1:52.18 United States 1:52.781:47.071:56.69
7x7x7 Cube Evan Liu 2:27.02 2:35.96 United States 2:39.012:27.022:41.84
3x3x3 Blindfolded Liam Chen 19.37 DNF United States DNFDNF19.37
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Christopher Chi 25 26.67 United States 252629
3x3x3 One-Handed Cornelius Dieckmann 10.89 12.75 Germany 14.9012.4210.8912.0613.76
Clock Evan Liu 4.55 5.85 United States 5.637.275.656.264.55
Megaminx Stanley Chapel 52.60 55.68 United States 55.7955.9355.3257.7452.60
4x4x4 Blindfolded Christopher Chi 7:00.14 DNF United States 7:00.14DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Stanley Chapel 3:04.46 DNF United States 3:04.46DNFDNF

Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207

Traveling by train: There are numerous Amtrak trains per day from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer, which is then a short drive across the Hudson River from downtown Albany.

Parking: Downtown Albany has free street parking every weekend. It also has 3 garages with free parking on weekends unless there is a special event taking place. The convention center also has its own garage, but it is not free.

Hotels: Some of the closest hotels include the Hilton Albany, Fairfield Inn and Suites Albany Downtown, and Hampton Inn and Suites Albany Downtown.


For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!

For All Competitors

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

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If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

Many thanks to TheCubicle for sponsoring this competition!

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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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline 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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