IISER Pune Cube Open 2019

Mar 17, 2019
Pune, Maharashtra, India


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Ward No. 8, NCL Colony, Pashan, Pune

Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)

Organization team
Purva Parmar, Rishabh Wanjari, and Thushar Salkod Mahabaleshwar
WCA Delegate
Somya Srivastava
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  • Mention Lecture Hall Complex & Cubing competition at the main gate.
  • Bikes and Cars are allowed inside the IISER campus.
  • Helmet is compulsory or bikes wont be permitted.

Purva Parmar - 6354943839
Rishabh Wanjari - 9381750380

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There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is ₹100 (Indian Rupee).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

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Registration fee for online registrations:

Number of events Online registration fee
1 100
2 130
3 160
4 190
5 220
6 250

1. You can't change the events once the registration closes.
2. It is mandatory to pay the registration fees to complete the full registration process.
3. Wait for 48 hours to get your registration confirmed after payment has been done

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Nikhil Soares won with an average of 8.68 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Alaik Bhatia finished second (9.12) and Advay Sant finished third (9.14).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Nikhil Soares 7.30 8.68 India 9.619.147.309.227.69
2x2x2 Cube Aaditya Shreeniwas Pant 1.55 2.04 India 1.922.442.361.551.83
4x4x4 Cube Nikhil Soares 36.96 39.90 India 41.7836.9638.0341.0940.57
3x3x3 Blindfolded Mohammed Aiman Koli 32.67 DNF India 33.7632.67DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Advay Sant 12.88 15.18 United States 12.8814.1718.3514.9016.47
Pyraminx Nikhil Soares 2.02 3.40 India 4.002.915.342.023.28
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00

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Schedule for Sunday (March 17, 2019)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
3x3 Blindfolded Submission & Scrambling
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
From 09:00 AM
To 09:45 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 09:45 AM
To 10:45 AM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 10:45 AM
To 11:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
From 11:00 AM
To 12:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
Time limit
Top 40 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 01:30 PM
To 02:30 PM
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
From 02:30 PM
To 03:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
Time limit
Top 10 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
Pyraminx First round
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
Time limit
Top 10 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 05:30 PM
To 05:50 PM
Pyraminx Final
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
Time limit
From 05:50 PM
To 06:10 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
Time limit
From 06:10 PM
To 06:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)
Time limit
From 06:30 PM
To 07:00 PM
Lecture Hall Complex (LHC)

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 & Payment' tab and it will guide you to the registration.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. This means you should bring your own cube.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?
A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 8 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube! In previous competitions participants who were just 5 years of age also solved the cubes.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page within a week 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 upcoming rounds of events. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

Q: I want to attend, or I have friends/family who want to attend, but not compete. Do they need to pay as well?
A: No. All spectators are free to view the competition at no cost. There is payment only to compete. But in some cases, venue will be having restriction to allow spectators depending on the competition.

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

If you have any further queries, please do mail the organizers & the delegate.

.Computer image of the IISER Campus.

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At IISER Pune, you have the following Food Options:

1) Dining Hall Complex

IISER Pune has a Dining Hall which primarily serves its students. It is a 400 metre (~5 minutes) walk from the LHC (Lecture Hall Complex)

There are two food caterers here:

-> V - Square (on Ground Floor)
-> Shivsagar (on First Floor)

Both have a token-based system. You go to the counter, order your food by looking at the menu, and get your token.

The token is in the form of two paper pieces with the order details. You give one token piece at the food counter and give the other token piece when your food is ready.

There's a readymade lunch menu at both the places. Both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food options are there and have their special lines. These are usually faster and you don't need to wait much.

You can also get Soft Drinks, Packed Fruit Juices, etc.

Feel free to ask anyone around if you are confused. The students around would help you out.

2) Ordering Food Online

You can order food online from services like Zomato, Swiggy, Uber Eats, etc. directly at the LHC.

Just inform them that the delivery person should come to your location at the LHC. Don't forget to tell them that Helmets are compulsory inside the IISER Campus, or else two-wheelers won't be allowed.

Also, order some time before the Lunch Break starts, so you can get your food and have it comfortably during the break.

Checkout the following images for direction reference,

1.Computer image of the IISER Campus.

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2.Map showing the LHC, Dining Hall and the Walking Path between the two.

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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).


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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