Keep Portland Quiet 2018

Mar 24 - 25, 2018
Portland, Oregon, United States

University Place Hotel

310 SW Lincoln St

Willamette Ballroom

Organization team
Chris Brotzman, Kit Clement, and Lauren Clement
WCA Delegates
Chris Brotzman and Kit Clement

Registration fees are $15 until January 1st, and will be $20 thereafter. Registration fees will only be accepted via online payment. There is a 45 competitor limit for this competition.

Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 45 competitors.
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Max Hilliard won with a single solve of 21.45 seconds in the 3x3x3 Blindfolded event. Neel Gore finished second (27.27) and Mark Boyanowski finished third (31.52).

World records: Mark Boyanowski‎ 3x3x3 Multi-Blind 43/44 1:00:00 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Max Hilliard 21.45 24.81 United States 24.4921.4528.49
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Andrew Nathenson 25 27.00 United States 292725
4x4x4 Blindfolded Neel Gore 2:08.05 DNF United States DNF2:55.192:08.05
5x5x5 Blindfolded Enoch Gray 7:08.58 DNF United States DNFDNF7:08.58
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Mark Boyanowski 43/44 1:00:00 WR United States 43/44 1:00:00
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative *
Second round Bo3 10:00.00
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves First round Mo3 1 hour Top 75% advance to next round
Final Mo3 1 hour
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

March 24-25, 2017

University Place Hotel
Willamette Ballroom
310 SW Lincoln St
Portland, OR 97201

Registration Fee:
There is a $15 registration fee for the event, payable through the WCA Stripe payment system. On January 1st, the registration fee will increase to $20. Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed.

Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list.

There is a 45 competitor limit to the competition. Registration closes at the end of the day on March 21st. We will grant refunds to those who let us know before March 21st, but no refunds are granted after that date.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

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Event Format Time Limit To Round 2 To Final Round
3x3x3 Blindfolded Best of 3 20:00 combined 12* 6*
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Mean of 3 WCA Limits Top 75%
4x4x4 Blindfolded Best of 3 1:30:00 combined^
5x5x5 Blindfolded Best of 3 1:30:00 combined^
3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded Best of 1 WCA Limits

* Subject to change based on registration totals.

^ 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 Blindfolded will share the listed combined time limit. This allows 1:30:00 for all 6 attempts of both events combined.


Time Event
10:00 - 11:10 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Round 1, Attempt 1
11:10 - 12:30 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 Blindfolded (Session 1)
12:00 Submit cubes for 3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded
2:45 - 4:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Round 1, Attempt 2
4:00 - 4:45 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1
4:45 - 6:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Round 1, Attempt 3


Time Event
9:00 - 10:10 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Round, Attempt 1
10:10 - 11:30 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 Blindfolded (Session 2)
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:15 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 2
1:15 - 2:25 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Round, Attempt 2
2:25 - 2:45 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
2:45 - 4:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Round, Attempt 3
4:00 Awards


NEW: If you plan on staying in the same hotel as the venue itself, you can get a Portland State discount on your rate. Just book at the link here and use the promo code "A1234" to receive the discount. Military, AAA, and AARP discounts are better than this though, so don't use this code if you qualify for one of those.


The competition will be held in the Willamette Ballroom at the University Place Hotel on Portland State University's campus.



Parking in the hotel's lot is $3 an hour, $12 a day, or $15 overnight. Many lots on the PSU campus offer a much cheaper hourly and daily rate. A map of available parking options on PSU's campus can be found here, and a list of rates for each of these locations can be found here.


If you live locally, transit may be the easiest and cheapest option for you to come to the competition. The SW Lincoln St stop on the Orange line is right in front of the venue. The venue is also quite close to the Green line, and is two stops away from the Red/Blue lines. Several bus lines also serve Portland State. Check your transit directions using the map tool above.

This competition will be sponsored by! Thanks so much to them for their continued support.

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Gift card prizes will be given out to all who place in the top 3 of each event. For all events, third prize is $5, second prize is $7, and first prize is $10.

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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