It Better Be Solved NYC 2018

Aug 11, 2018
New York, New York, United States

SLC Conference Center

15 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018, USA

3rd Floor, Room C1-2


Organizer Contact

Christopher Chi and Zach Zwerling
WCA Delegate
Matthew McMillan

Spectators may attend free of charge. Please note that this competition will not be holding regular events such as 3x3.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 25 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).

Your registration is not considered complete until you have registered and paid (via Stripe payment). The registration fee is $25. Your registration is not complete until you have registered and pre-paid via Stripe. Registrations are manually approved so please be patient and wait at least 24 hours after you have submitted both your registration and your payment.

There is a 25 person competitor limit. There will be no waitlist for this competition, so after registration closes, you will not be able to sign up and compete.

We are not accepting any registrations or payments at the door. We will not be adding any events to this competition other than those already being held.

There will be no refunds.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Chris Choi won with a mean of 28.00 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. Christopher Chi finished second (28.00) and Luigi Soriano finished third (28.33).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Chris Choi 24 28.00 United States 303024
4x4x4 Blindfolded Daniel Goodman 7:34.53 DNF United States DNF12:47.007:34.53
Time Event
08:00 FMC Round 1 (Attempt 1)
09:10 FMC Round 1 (Attempt 2)
10:20 5BLD Final
11:40 FMC Round 1 (Attempt 3)
12:50 Lunch
13:20 FMC Round 2 (Attempt 1)
14:30 FMC Round 2 (Attempt 2)
15:40 4BLD Final
16:50 FMC Round 2 (Attempt 3)
18:00 Awards/Buffer

The registration fee for this competition is $25 USD. Pre-payment is required via Stripe.

Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the registration list. Despite the automated payment system, organizers are still required to manually move competitors from the waiting list to the registration list.

There will be no refunds. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events. There will be no waitlist for this competition.

Spectators may attend free of charge.

Car: Parking in NYC is difficult to find and often expensive. We highly recommend the use of public transportation. If you still wish to drive, use google maps for directions.

Subway: The Bryant Park subway station is accessible via the B, D, F, M and 7 subway lines, and is within walking distance of the venue.

Buses and Trains beyond NYC: You can also take a train or bus from beyond NYC to Grand Central, which is about a 10 minute walk from the venue.

Live results will be available at cubecomps.

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 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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