Honolulu Please Be Mālie 2023

Sep 24, 2023
'Aiea, Hawaii, United States

'Aiea Public Library

99-374 Pohai Pl, 'Aiea, HI 96701

Meeting Room

Organization team
Chris Martin and Hawaii Cubing Community
WCA Delegates
Chris Martin, Matthew Dickman, and Michael Conard
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Hawai'i's first ever PBQ competition is here!

  • It is recommended you register as soon as possible to save a spot.
  • Be sure to familiarize yourself with the WCA regulations. If this is your first official competition, this video will provide you with most of the information you need.

This competition will be specializing in quiet events and will not have 3x3 or any traditional events. If you would like to sign up for a competition involving those events, please check out Ho'oholo in Honolulu 2023, happening on September 23rd, the day before.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 28 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $5 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
We encourage everyone to register for the events they want to compete in via your online registration, however you may add events to your registration up until the event has started.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Honolulu Please Be Mālie 2023 is submitted and pending approval”. This does NOT mean that you are on the registration list. Competitors will not be approved until payment has been made.

Please ensure you have paid the registration fees via Stripe on the register page. Your registration is not complete and will not be processed until you have paid the registration fee. Contact the organizational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List:

  • Once the competitor limit has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
  • You must pay the registration fee to be added to the waiting list.
  • New registrations will be added to a waitlist and sorted in the order of payment.
  • Waitlisted competitors will only be added to the competition if an existing competitors withdraws.
  • All competitors still on the waiting list after Friday, September 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM HST will be removed and provided with a full refund.
  • You may enquire about your position on the waiting list by contacting the organizational team.

Deleting Registration/Refunds:

  • If you can no longer make the competition you may request a refund.
  • To receive a partial refund of 75% you must contact the organizational team by Friday, September 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM HST.
  • Withdrawing enables us to maximize attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.

You may change the events you are registered for by contacting the organizational team by Friday, September 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM HST. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

David Karalli won with a mean of 36.00 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. Travis Dumaran finished second (37.33) and Taitum Tanouye finished third (38.00).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded David Karalli 24.60 DNF United States 24.60DNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves David Karalli 29 36.00 United States 293940
Clock Evan Millsap 4.67 5.51 United States 5.415.554.675.965.58
Megaminx Roy Lee 42.48 47.61 United States 45.4647.9949.3952.4542.48
Square-1 Braden Richards 11.86 12.48 United States 14.3813.0812.1411.8612.22
4x4x4 Blindfolded David Karalli 5:30.78 DNF United States 5:30.78DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded David Akamine 17:37.00 DNF United States DNFDNF17:37.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind David Akamine 13/14 53:47 United States 13/14 53:47
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:45:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:45:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Sunday (September 24, 2023)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
'Aiea Library
From 08:30 AM
To 09:40 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
'Aiea Library
Time limit
1 hour
From 09:40 AM
To 10:10 AM
Megaminx Final
'Aiea Library
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 10:10 AM
To 10:40 AM
Clock Final
'Aiea Library
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 10:40 AM
To 11:10 AM
Square-1 Final
'Aiea Library
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 11:10 AM
To 11:40 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
'Aiea Library
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 11:40 AM
To 12:40 PM
'Aiea Library
From 12:10 PM
To 12:40 PM
Cube submission for 3x3x3 Multi-Blind
'Aiea Library
From 12:40 PM
To 01:50 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
'Aiea Library
Time limit
1 hour
From 01:50 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
'Aiea Library
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 03:00 PM
To 04:10 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
'Aiea Library
Time limit
1 hour
From 04:10 PM
To 04:25 PM
'Aiea Library
From 04:25 PM
To 06:25 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
'Aiea Library
Time limit
1:45:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
From 04:25 PM
To 06:25 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
'Aiea Library
Time limit
1:45:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **


New Competitors:

-Before the competition, watch this great video made by WCA Senior Delegate Kit Clement with the basics of how it all works.
-Also check out this written tutorial on the WCA website to learn about the procedures for competing and judging.
-We encourage first time competitors to test out the timing equipment before your first attempt! Feel free to ask a staff member how competing works.
-The competitors will be split up into groups for competing. You will be assigned a group, which you can find on the Groups Tab.
-On the day of the competition when your group number is called you bring your puzzle up and put it on a scorecard with your name on it and wait in the competitor waiting area until your name is called.
-It's a good idea to arrive before the scheduled time for your event because if you are not there for the last call you might not be allowed to compete.
-Read the "All Competitors" information below.

All Competitors:

-Be familiar with the WCA Regulations!
-We are going to need all the help we can get from volunteers throughout the day to make the competition run well. You may judge in any group that you aren't competing during, in addition to your assigned judging!
-Information about assigned judging will be available around the room; you will be assigned one group of helping for each event you are competing in.
-Parents and spectators are welcome to judge too, it's a great way to have a new experience and be more involved with the event, other than competing!
-If you do not know how to judge all of the staff members are more than happy to teach you.
-Flash photography is NOT allowed because it is very distracting to people while they are solving.
-You must NOT talk about the scrambles of an event while it is still in progress (2g3).
-Make sure all screens of any cameras or phones you have on the table are facing away from you and do not touch them during the attempt, otherwise this will result in a DNF (2i2).
-Please treat the venue with respect, pick up any trash, keep track of your puzzles, and respect other people's puzzles.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3 Speedsolving event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

Schedule Changes and Rounds:

-Be aware of regulation A1a3: if we are lacking volunteers or the competition begins to fall behind schedule, we reserve the right to make the limits stricter as needed. We don't want that to happen, so please consider helping out when you aren't competing!
-In regards to later rounds, be aware of regulation 9p3. If you won't be present for a further round you made it to please let us know so we can drop you and move someone else into the round; similarly, if you aren't present when the further round begins we may assume that to be your withdrawal and drop you so the next competitor in the rankings can compete.

This competition will be sponsored by Thecubicle! They will be providing prizes to everyone who podiums!![]

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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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