Gobbler Cube Day 2017

Sep 16, 2017
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room at Virginia Tech

155 Otey St, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Multipurpose Room


Deniz Atak, Corey Sakowski, Scott McGowan and Keaton Ellis

Deniz Atak and Scott McGowan
WCA Delegates
Corey Sakowski and Keaton Ellis

Registration will cost $15 and must be completed online. At-the-door registration will not be allowed. Free for VT students, faculty, staff, and alumni. There is an 80 person competitor limit. Please read the "Competitor Information" tab before registering.

Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).

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Keaton Ellis won with an average of 8.64 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jackson Taylor finished second (10.91) and Tommy Szeliga finished third (11.49).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Keaton Ellis 6.79 8.64 United States 9.978.266.799.118.54
4x4x4 Cube Keaton Ellis 33.02 36.02 United States 38.2235.1433.0238.1634.77
5x5x5 Cube Keaton Ellis 1:01.85 1:06.31 United States 1:01.851:07.041:04.971:09.191:06.93
3x3x3 One-Handed Keaton Ellis 11.78 13.58 United States 11.7813.2014.0013.5314.16
Pyraminx Corey Sakowski 4.55 5.97 United States 5.584.556.577.965.75
Skewb Keaton Ellis 4.63 5.37 United States 4.635.506.024.855.76
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00

Gobbler Cube Day 2017


Date: September 16, 2017

Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room
155 Otey St NW
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Registration Fee:
There is a 80 competitor limit for Gobbler Cube Day 2017, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration is $15, must be paid online via Stripe, and is nonrefundable after September 15th. Spectators come in for free. Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow people to pay in cash at the door. Registration is not final until payment is complete and your name appears on the competitor list. Registration is FREE for Virginia Tech students/faculty/staff/alumni ONLY.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

We will not be catering food however there are many places for dining during lunch a few minutes away from the venue by walking. I put this google maps link so that everyone can see where everything is located:
The venue is located where the Au Bon Pain is in the link to give you a perspective on the distance from all the restaurants, so there are a lot of options for you all to choose!

Rubik's Cube: Speedsolve: (3 rounds)
4x4 Speedsolve: (2 rounds)
5x5 Speedsolve: (1 round)
3x3 One-handed: (2 rounds)
Pyraminx: (2 rounds)
Skewb (1 round)

Time Event Cutoff Time Limit
9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Competitor Tutorial
10:00-11:00 3x3 Round 1 N/A 10:00
11:00-12:00 4x4 Round 1 1:30 2:00
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:15 Skewb 1:00 1:00
1:15-2:00 Pyraminx Round 1 1:00 1:00
2:00-2:45 3x3 One-Handed Round 1 0:50 1:20
2:45-3:30 3x3 Round 2
3:30-4:30 5x5 Combined Final 2:15 3:00
4:30-5:00 4x4 Final Round
5:00-5:15 3x3 One-Handed Final Round
5:15-5:30 Pyraminx Final Round
5:30-5:45 3x3 Final Round
5:45-6:00 Awards
6:00 Cleanup

Travel and Venue Information

Directions: https://vt.edu/about/buildings/graduate-life-center.html



Notice that parking is free on weekends anywhere that is green in this pdf map: https://parking.vt.edu/content/dam/parkingvtedu/maps/parking-map.pdf. The lots labled Squires Lot F/S/V and Architecture Annex/Media Lots (top righ hand corner) are the closest lots to the venue. Metered parking spaces are also available for short–term visitors on–campus. Visitors with parking permits may not park free at parking meters.

NOTE: The competition is being held in the Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room. You can enter to the main entrance of the building but we recommend entering in the side entrance, closest to the Squires parking lot as that entrance leads directly to the entrance of the Multipurpose room.

HOTELS: There are multiple hotels located around the school located near the venue. Link to the different hotels: https://www.google.com/maps/search/hotels/@37.2288918,-80.4198752,14.5z

If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.


There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the 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!


Please read this section carefully. Changes in organization have been made modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. When you arrive, you will receive a lanyard with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:

Image description

* S - scrambling
* R - running
* J - judging

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per event. 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.

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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