Fast In Mass 2022

Jun 18, 2022
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Grace Episcopal Church

14 Boltwood Ave, Amherst, MA 01002

Parish Hall


Email Organization Team

Elijah Rain Phelps and Levi Gibson
WCA Delegates
James Quinn, Lauren Phung, and Tim Reynolds
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This competition is taking place in the Grace Church in the beautiful town of Amherst. Come for a day of friendly competition, good food, and interaction with other cubers. This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. If you are new to competing, please refer to the Competitor Responsibilities tab. Please also be sure to review the Covid Safety tab to check additional COVID-19 requirements for this competition.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 70 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Darren Saito won with an average of 7.66 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Krish Shah-Nathwani finished second (8.07) and Aidan McKenzie finished third (8.71).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Darren Saito 7.17 7.66 United States 7.6710.287.907.427.17
2x2x2 Cube James Quinn 1.00 2.28 United States 4.871.001.912.452.48
3x3x3 One-Handed Darren Saito 10.38 12.89 United States 17.3314.2010.3812.0312.43
Megaminx Aidan McKenzie 35.11 38.51 United States 38.6035.1139.9736.9745.40
Pyraminx Krish Shah-Nathwani 1.87 2.56 United States 2.081.872.882.736.28
Square-1 Elijah Rain Phelps 7.17 7.80 United States

All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof of at least one of the following two requirements to be allowed in the venue:

1) They are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To clarify, an individual is only considered fully vaccinated if they have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) along with their booster shot, or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) along with their booster shot more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after June 4th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.


2) They tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours (4 days) of the competition. The date when the test is conducted is what matters, not the date when the results are received. Any test conducted later than Tuesday, June 14th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
Along with a full vaccination or negative test document, a valid ID must be shown and checked at the registration desk on the day of the competition. Any proof sent electronically to the organizers and/or delegates prior to the competition will not be accepted.

Competitors may bring at most one guest.

Masks will be manditory at this competition.

Attendees should maintain a minimum of 3ft from others whenever possible.

The organizing team STRONGLY recommends receiving a COVID-19 vaccination before competing. For information on, and finding vaccines near you, please use this website!
If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. do not attend this competition.
If you have had a positive COVID-19 test or prolonged exposure to someone with the virus within 10 days prior to the competition, do not attend.

The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in Massachusetts and/or the US gets worse.
By registering for this competition, you agree that you understand all the information presented in this tab, will abide by all the COVID-19 restrictions placed on this competition, and acknowledge the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other disease in attending an event of this scale.

For First-Time Competitors

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

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:


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.

Live results for the competition can be found here.
Groups can be found here

This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle!
They will be providing prizes in the form of gift cards for all of the podium placers. Huge thank you to them!

Additionally, custom trophies will be givent to the people who podium.

Award Amounts:
3x3 Podium:
1st: $20
2nd: $15
3rd: $10

Other podiums:
1st: $10
2nd: $7
3rd: $5

Since the competition is located in downtown Amherst, there are many restaurants within walking distance of the venue.

We strongly recommend taking a look at this website to find great food options that are close to the venue

If you would like to apply to be staff at this competition, please fill out this form

There is metered street parking available near the venue on Spring Street and Boltwood Ave. If you arrive close to the start of the competition there is a strong likelihood that you can get one of these parking spots
Parking is also available at North Pleasant St. Public Lot, N Prospect St, Amherst, MA 01002. This lot is $0.50/hour, and is a 5-minute walk from the venue.

There are some nearby hotels that we recommend listed here.

The nearest airports to this competition are Bradley airport (~50 min), Worcester airport (~1.5 hours) and Boston Logan airport (~2 hours).

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The waiting list for the competition can be found here.
The registration for this competition is closed and we will not be accepting more people onto the waiting list

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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