Keep Portland Weird 2022

Nov 26, 2022
Portland, Oregon, United States

University Place Hotel

310 SW Lincoln St

Columbia Falls Ballroom

Organization team
Asher Kim-Magierek, Keenan Johnson, and Pacific Northwest Cubing
WCA Delegates
Benjamin Gottschalk, Jason White, and Keenan Johnson
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, please refer to the Competitor Responsibilities tab.

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Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
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 85 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
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 on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Any spectator can attend for free.

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.

By registering, competitors agree to the information in the Competitor Responsibilities tab. This tab details the responsibilites of all competitors at this competition. Not abiding by these responsibilities can result in disqualification.

By registering, you and all guests that attend on your registration agree to the information in the Health and Safety tab. While there are no restrictions in place currently, we reserve the right to implement a mask mandate or vaccine/negative test requirement if the COVID-19 situation worsens by the competition.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Matty Hiroto Inaba won with an average of 5.98 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Max Siauw finished second (6.71) and Asher Kim-Magierek finished third (7.09).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Matty Hiroto Inaba 4.72 5.98 United States 6.516.975.454.725.98
5x5x5 Cube Matty Hiroto Inaba 43.47 45.63 United States 43.9743.4745.9447.5146.97
6x6x6 Cube Max Siauw 1:28.27 1:33.78 United States 1:37.511:28.271:35.55
7x7x7 Cube Matty Hiroto Inaba 2:10.77 2:12.98 United States 2:15.892:10.772:12.28
Clock Max Siauw 5.28 6.86 United States 6.977.415.286.219.27
Pyraminx Tripp Peters 2.34 3.28 United States 3.553.622.342.963.33



There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging.


When you arrive, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that 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 will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3x3 speedsolve event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.


If you'd like to stay in the same building as the competition venue, book your hotel room at the link here. You can also call 503-221-0140 to book a room. You may be able to secure a better rate by calling and saying you are here for this event.


The competition will be held in the Columbia Falls 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. More information on PSU's available lots can be found here. Privately owned lots may be even cheaper for parking.


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 downtown end of the Green line, and is four stops away from the Red/Blue lines. Several bus lines also serve Portland State. Check your transit directions using this link.

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle! 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 3x3x3, the third prize is $10, second prize is $15, and first prize is $20. For all other events, third prize is $5, second prize is $7, and first prize is $10.

As of announcing this competition, we are not currently planning to require masks or vaccination/negative test status to attend this event, and will not be limiting guests. However, we reserve the right to implement a mask requirement and/or a vaccine/negative test requirement if the COVID-19 situation significantly worsens by the competition.

As of now, we ask all competitors to adhere to the following recommendations:

  1. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. If this occurs to you, the organizers will offer the competitor a full refund.
  2. When not competing, competitors and spectators should attempt to socially distance whenever possibly by keeping 3 feet away from others.
  3. When eating, we encourage competitors to eat only with members of your household, use proper social distancing, and/or eat outside the venue.
Name Position
Nirav Prakash 1
Gavin Porter 2
Stefen Lake 3
Gavin Gurfinkel 4
Noah Porter 5

Remember that you must have a paid registration to be placed on the waiting list.

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).


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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