Hudson Valley Summer 2021

Aug 14, 2021
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Gold's Gym

258 Titusville Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Turf 1 & 2


Organizer e-mail

Evan Rich and Matthew Rich
WCA Delegates
Evan Liu, Lauren Phung, and Saransh Grover
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.


Also, please read the Competitor Information Tab.

Also note that only 2 guests per competitor are allowed at this time.

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Online registration opened and will close .

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 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00

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Schedule for Saturday (August 14, 2021)

From 08:30 AM
To 10:00 AM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Turf 1 & 2
Time limit
From 10:00 AM
To 11:15 AM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Turf 1 & 2
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:15 AM
To 12:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Turf 1 & 2
Time limit
Top 24 advance to next round
From 12:45 PM
To 01:30 PM
Turf 1 & 2
From 01:30 PM
To 02:20 PM
Megaminx Final
Turf 1 & 2
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 02:20 PM
To 03:20 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Turf 1 & 2
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 03:20 PM
To 03:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Turf 1 & 2
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:50 PM
To 04:50 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Turf 1 & 2
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:50 PM
To 05:20 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Turf 1 & 2
Time limit
From 05:20 PM
To 05:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Turf 1 & 2
Time limit

Due to ongoing circumstances, the organizing team is enforcing restrictions during the competition which will impact the running of the competition. Here are the most important changes.

  1. Competitors may bring at most two guests. Please note in the survey sent out a week before the competition whether you plan to have a spectator join you.
  2. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  3. The organizing team strongly recommends to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before competing. This is not a requirement, but is encouraged. For information on, and finding vaccines near you, please use this website!
  4. Masks are not required if you are vaccinated, but are encouraged to be worn. Those who are not vaccinated MUST wear a mask at all times, and should eat/drink outside the competition venue.
  5. All competitors are required to follow the fixed seating rules in place during the competition
  6. We encourage competitors to bring their own pen to the competition.
  7. When not competing, competitors and spectators should attempt to socially distance whenever possibly by keeping 6 feet away from others. We also encourage you not to share puzzles with other competitors.
  8. Hand sanitizer and disinfection wipes will be widely avaliable for use at the competitor's pleasure. Organizers will encourage throughout the day to utilize these items.
  9. After every attempt, rather than the judge putting the puzzle in the cover, the competitor is asked to put the cube into the cover at the end of the attempt. The judge will only put in the scorecard.
  10. Officials and staff will be following special procedures to continue to lower chance of transmission of COVID-19, such as utilizing sanitizer frequently and distancing. You may find our full mitigation procedures using our Risk Management Plan



For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must read our "Info For First Time Competitors" Tab, and be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a 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!

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/running 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:

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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.

Note: When registering please comment how many slices of pizza you would like ordered for you the day of the competition. (For more information on Food and Snacks, please see the Lunch tab).*


This event is open to all cubers (any age/experience). We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete.

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:

Obviously there is a lot of information in the Regulations, so a video was made (credit to Chris Olsen and Kit Clement) to show new competitors the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.

If you have any questions after watching this video, feel free to email one of the organizers (Matthew or Evan Rich) to ask. Also, if you have any questions the day of the competition please find one of our staff members, who will be wearing staff t-shirts, and ask them your questions.

If you would like to sign up for this competition, go 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!

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. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when(This will be done alphabetically, by first name, at our competition).

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: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Make sure you pay your 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 an issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, email one of the organizers and we will help you with your problem. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online and please note NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN (sorry for any inconvenience).

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together, under the same conditions.

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

Venue and Travel

Hudson Valley Summer 2021 will be held in Gold's Gym.

This will be updated with the groups once registration is done.

Lunch Options:
Pizza slices will be available at the competition, $2 per slice. If you want pizza please comment how many slices you want when you are registering, and then you will pay for that many slices at the competition. If you do not preorder the pizza there is no guarantee you will get any! Water bottles and snacks will also be available for purchase, but you don't have to preorder those. All food sold will be handled by our food and snacks supervisor, Evan Rich.

There will be a raffle held with The Cubicle as a partner. The raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each. The items being raffled will be posted shortly.

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 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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