Fraser Valley Spring Open 2018

Apr 7, 2018
Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church

8870 Glover Road, Fort Langley, BC, Canada V1M 2K1

The competition will be located in the gym.


Lindy Jankowiak, Kristopher De Asis

Lindy Jankowiak, Luke Jankowiak, and Shawn Yang
WCA Delegate
Kristopher De Asis

Speedcubing has at last come to the township of Langley! We look forward to a full house of 90 competitive cubers on Saturday April 7th, 2018!

Canadian or USD cash is required at the competition for those wishing to eat on site at our handy concession.

Calling for additional help: Those previously experienced as scramblers, judges and runners willing to gift some of their time on April 7th are asked to e-mail Lindy to commit to volunteering for a portion of the day!

A second registration period will open on Saturday, March 3rd, at 10 AM (Pacific Time).

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 90 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (Canadian Dollar).

The cost per competitor is $25.00 CAD. All payment is due in advance online to reserve your spot on the competitor list.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Anthony Brooks won with an average of 8.08 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Kevin Hays finished second (9.20) and Dylan Wang finished third (9.29).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Anthony Brooks 7.49 8.08 United States 7.777.499.767.978.49
2x2x2 Cube Kyle Van Straaten 2.84 3.26 Canada 3.403.273.993.122.84
4x4x4 Cube Kevin Hays 25.55 30.70 United States 32.8630.8828.8632.3525.55
5x5x5 Cube Kevin Hays 45.98 51.44 United States 54.3345.9850.241:15.3849.76
6x6x6 Cube Kevin Hays 1:27.36 1:32.65 United States 1:33.341:27.361:37.26
3x3x3 One-Handed Dylan Wang 15.36 17.71 Canada 17.5617.5318.0521.1715.36
Skewb Max Siauw 3.34 4.94 United States 5.063.346.563.845.91
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:25.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Skewb Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00

Newcomers to Cubing Competitions

For those of you new to cubing- WELCOME!
We wanted to let you know this event is 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.


Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete and to be similarly responsible for its whereabouts at the busy competition venue.

Q: What is the competition like?
A; Competitions like this one have a bunch of tables where cubers like us get to sit, discuss and practice our favorite thing: cubes! The actual competing with timers, mats and displays is on one side of the gym with a cash only concession area for snacks and lunch items on the other. The competing is split up into heats, so as to better organize who competes when. Specific cube events and their aimed for start times will be posted, but you will also need to listen for when your event and heat is called.

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 to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: ABSOLUTELY YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Q: And my guests? What will they do?
A: They will cheer you on, be your moral support and help with your photos and filming. Guests are expected to give priority round table seating to cubers. There will areas of seating for guests in the gym and additional seating in the adjacent foyer. There is a park right beside the church gym for fresh air breaks and an easy 5-10 minute northbound stroll down Glover Road takes guests to local eateries, galleries and shops to break up a long day of competing.

A huge thanks to for gifting the Fraser Valley Spring Open 2018 competition not only with a new set of cube covers, but also with prizes to be awarded to the top three placements in each of our 7 events! Their prompt and generous send off of 21 cash codes to be awarded to those who podium is much appreciated- Thank you,!

The competitor limit has been reached. Those on the waiting list will be notified if a spot opens up.

The competitor limit had been raised to 90, and our second phase of registration officially closed on Saturday, March 10th, at 10:00 AM** (Pacific Time).


Gym of Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church
8870 Glover Road
Fort Langley, BC, Canada
V1M 2K1

Location Description

Situated in historic and friendly Fort Langley, our bright and spacious Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church gym facility venue lies approximately 1 hour east of downtown Vancouver, 45 minutes east of Burnaby, and 30 minutes east of Surrey. We are 30 minutes west of Abbotsford (The closest major airport) and only 15 minutes from the nearest bridge, the Golden Ears, linking the north shore and Fraser Valley communities.

Directions from Downtown Vancouver

Directions from the Blaine, WA Border Crossing

Directions from the Lynden, WA Border Crossing


Plentiful in the church parking lot or on the street, and entirely free.

Nearby Hotels/Accomodations

Getting Calories for Cubing

The town of Fort Langley has quaint, cozy eateries for ice-cream, sushi, specialty coffee, soup, salads and sandwiches all 7-10 minutes on foot or a quick 1 minute nip by car down Glover Road. There is a Subway as the one recognizable food chain restaurant.

NOTE: A good value, convenient lunch and snack concession will be available right on site from the church kitchen from 11am-4pm. Coffee (only) will be hot and ready by 9am. No debit or credit for the onsite concession. Canadian or USD cash only!!!

Event Format Rounds
2x2x2 Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 2
3x3x3 Average of 5 3
4x4x4 Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 1
5x5x5 Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 1
6x6x6 Combined Best of 1/Mean of 3 1
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 1
Skewb Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 1

Note that the schedule is tentative, and is subject to change once we have a better estimate of the turnout. Every event has a time-limit of 10:00. Reaching and exceeding this time on a solve will result in a DNF.

Start End Event Format Cut-off Proceeding
8:00 AM 8:45 AM Check-In
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Introduction & Rule Explanation
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Skewb Combined¹ Final Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 0:20
9:45 AM 10:45 AM 2x2x2 Combined First Round Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 0:20
10:45 AM 12:00 AM 4x4x4 Combined Final Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 1:25
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 1:45 PM 3x3x3 One-handed Combined Final Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 0:45
1:45 PM 3:15 PM 3x3x3 First Round Average of 5
3:15 PM 4:30 PM 5x5x5 Combined Final Combined Best of 2/Average of 5 2:00
4:30 PM 5:15 PM 3x3x3 Second Round Average of 5 Top 40
5:15 PM 6:00 PM 6x6x6 Combined Final Combined Best of 1/Mean of 3 4:00
6:00 PM 6:15 PM 2x2x2 Final Round Average of 5 Top 12
6:15 PM 6:45 PM 3x3x3 Final Round Average of 5 Top 12
6:45 PM 7:00 PM Awards

¹ In a ‘Combined’ round, you must get a result below the cut-off within your first two attempts to be able to complete an Average of 5, or within your first attempt to be able to complete a Mean of 3.

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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