Independence Cube Day 2018

Nov 10, 2018
Independence, Iowa, United States

Buchanan County Fair 4-H Building

204 12th St NE Independence, IA 50644

Located inside the Buchanan County Fairgrounds


Indee Cube Day 2018 Organizers

Brandon Mikel
WCA Delegate
Brandon Mikel
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

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David Nguyen won with an average of 8.47 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Christopher Olson finished second (9.25) and Brody Lassner finished third (9.40).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube David Nguyen 7.82 8.47 United States 8.198.428.8110.407.82
2x2x2 Cube Christopher Olson 1.62 2.57 United States 1.622.28DNF2.053.37
4x4x4 Cube David Nguyen 33.83 34.85 United States 35.3934.2833.8334.8835.76
5x5x5 Cube David Nguyen 58.42 1:00.48 United States 58.4259.791:03.231:10.1358.43
3x3x3 Blindfolded Cale Schoon 39.96 DNF United States 39.99DNF39.96
3x3x3 One-Handed Brody Lassner 13.05 16.61 United States DNF13.0517.9314.3717.54
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 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 Ao5 3:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (November 10, 2018)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Room
From 09:00 AM
To 10:15 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Room
Time limit
Top 32 advance to next round
From 10:15 AM
To 11:15 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Main Room
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:15 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Main Room
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 12:45 PM
Main Room
From 12:45 PM
To 01:30 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Main Room
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:30 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Room
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Main Room
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Main Room
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Main Room
Time limit
From 04:30 PM
To 05:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Main Room
Time limit
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Room
Time limit
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Main Room

Venue Information

The Buchanan County 4H Building is located in the Buchanan County Fairgrounds. As you head through the county fair arches the venue is the first building on the left. There is plenty of parking on the gravel.


There are three hotels located on the west side of town.

Comfort Inn and Suites - 2100 Swan Lake Blvd, Independence, IA 50644

Super 8 - 2000 1st St W, Independence, IA 50644

Rush Park Motel - 1810 1st St W, Independence, IA 50644 (319) 334-2577


Eastern Iowa Airport (CID): ~45 minute drive to venue

Quad City International Airport (MLI): ~2 hour drive to venue

Des Moines International (DSM): ~2 hour 30 minute drive to venue

Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP): ~3 hour 30 minute drive to venue

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Thank you to for sponsoring this competition! They will be providing gift cards as prizes. Check out their store for all your cubing needs.

Certificates for the top 3 in each event will be given as prizes.

There will be a concession stand selling food at the venue for lunch. They will have drinks, chips, walking tacos, and maid rites. Cash only.

There are a handful of fast food restaurants in town that are within a 10 minute drive.
* McDonald's
* Burger King
* Pizza Hut
* Pizza Ranch
* Subway
* Kwik Star
* Casey's


There is a possibility we may add more rounds of existing events on site. We will try to give as early notice as possible.

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 with either running, judging, or scrambling.

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.


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 have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head 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 12 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 cubers 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 and new personal bests. This competition will have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the schedule tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: Where 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 placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the competition. No matter what your situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Jedrick Remonde will be selling puzzles at this competition. Hopefully you can find something you like from him!

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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