Flag City Fall 2018

Oct 20 - 21, 2018
Findlay, Ohio, United States

Findlay High School

1200 Broad Ave, Findlay, Ohio 45840

Follow signs to cafeteria and or classrooms

Braden Richards, Stanley Chapel, and Steven Wintringham
WCA Delegate
Zachary Garber


Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Findlay City School students, faculty, or other employees may compete free of charge. Please email the organization team to prompt us to waive your payment.

If you paid but do not see your name on the registration list, please wait 48 hours prior to emailing the organizational team. Despite the use of the Stripe payment system, organizers still have to manually move competitors to the approved competitor list following payment.

No refunds will be granted unless the competitor limit is reached and there is someone able to take your place. Please ensure you are able to go before registering.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 36 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 12:00.00 cumulative * Top 6 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00
3x3x3 With Feet Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 45.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
Flag City Fall 2018
Time Event Cutoff Time Limit # Advancing
8:00-9:00 3x3 One Handed Combined Final 0:50 1:30 -
9:00-10:30 3x3 First Round - 10:00 36
10:30-11:30 2x2 First Round - 10:00 12
11:30-12:30 Pyraminx First Round - 10:00 24
12:30-1:00 Lunch - - -
1:00-1:45 Square-1 Combined Final 0:45 1:30 -
1:45-2:30 Skewb First Round - 10:00 12
2:30-3:30 4x4 Combined Final 1:15 2:00 -
3:30-4:00 Pyraminx Second Round - 10:00 8
4:00-4:15 Skewb Final - 10:00 -
4:15-4:30 2x2 Final - 10:00 -
4:30-5:00 3x3 Round 2 - 10:00 8
5:00-5:15 Pyraminx Final - 10:00 -
5:15-5:30 3x3 Final - 10:00 -
5:30-5:45 Day 1 Awards - - -
5:45-6:45 Fewest Moves * (Tentative) - 60:00/80 Moves -

*FMC will only be held if we have time, Venue closes at 7PM sharp.

Time Event Cutoff Time Limit # Advancing
8:00-9:00 4x4 Blindfolded Final - 45:00 Cumulative -
9:00-10:00 3x3 With Feet Combined Final 3:00 6:00 -
10:00-11:00 5x5 Combined Final 2:15 3:30 -
11:00-11:45 3x3 Blindfolded First Round - 12:00 Cumulative 6
12:15-12:45 Lunch - - -
12:45-1:30 5x5 Blindfolded Final - 60:00 Cumulative -
1:30-2:30 Megaminx Combined Final 2:15 3:30 -
2:30-3:45 3x3 Multiple Blindfolded Final - 10:00 per cube up to 60:00 -
3:45-4:30 Clock Combined Final 0:20 0:45 -
4:30-4:45 3x3 Blindfolded Final - 12:00 Cumulative -
4:45-5:00 Day 2 Awards - - -

All cutoffs, time limits, and number of competitors advancing to the next round are subject to change, including, but not limited to up unto the day of.

WIll be posted about one week prior to the competition!

We will be using the "Hungarian" Style of group sheets which means you will be scheduled a group to compete in, run in, and judge in. You are expected to show up for all of your assigned duties, you will only be assigned jobs in events that you are competing in. However, if you do not show up for an assigned job we have the right to disqualify you from competing for the remainder of the competition if it causes a hinderance to the event.

Results will be posted live on CubeComps.com

Here is the direct link to view those!


Our Sponsor for this competition will be TheCubicle.us
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The venue for this competition will be held in the cafeteria at Findlay High School, located at 1200 Broad Ave. in Findlay, OH.

There are two parking lots: one for faculty and one for students. The student parking lot, which is where competitors should park, is located on the north side of the building.

Once in the Student parking lot, a set of stairs leading to two double doors should be visible. These are the doors leading to the gym and cafeteria.

There will be no at the door registration at this competition, there will also be no check in at this competition, short of just picking up your name tag with your job duties.

See 'Food' tab

Findlay High School is located right off of I-75. Many hotels will be available within walking or short driving distance of the venue, such as Drury Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, and many more.

There will be a concession stand, as well as several restaurants in the nearby area.

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 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!

Your first competition is a very special thing, and can blossom into a great new experience that can stay with as you cube. Here is a youtube video with many of today's best cubers describing their first competiton experience.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

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 competitors 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!

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 combined 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.