Kentucky Horse Park 2023

May 20, 2023
Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511

North Exhibit Hall Section A

Organization team
Evan Brown and Midwest Cubing Association
WCA Delegates
Alison Meador, Braden Richards, Javier Gonzalez-Napoleoni, Ricky Martin, and Stephen Griggs
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This competition is supported by the Midwest Cubing Association.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $45 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% 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.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $45 (United States Dollar).
Any spectator can attend for free.

If the competitor list fills prior to the competition, no on-the-spot registration will be accepted. Please consider registering online before the competition.

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Luke Griesser won with an average of 6.27 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Luke Garrett finished second (6.82) and Miles Lentz finished third (7.92).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Luke Griesser 5.91 6.27 United States 5.946.476.715.916.40
4x4x4 Cube Luke Garrett 26.46 29.47 United States 28.3532.8429.2330.8326.46
5x5x5 Cube Luke Garrett 48.81 54.85 United States 1:38.7257.3150.6248.8156.62
6x6x6 Cube Luke Garrett 1:51.62 1:53.14 United States 1:51.621:56.021:51.77
3x3x3 Blindfolded Braden Richards 1:08.43 DNF United States 1:08.43DNFDNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Luke Garrett 7.79 10.20 United States 9.737.7911.529.3416.11
Skewb Dominic Brandi 3.22 3.68 United States 3.663.685.333.223.71
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:35.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Mo3 8:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (May 20, 2023)

From 07:45 AM
To 08:15 AM
Setup & Check-in
North Exhibit Hall Section A
From 07:45 AM
To 08:15 AM
On-site registration
North Exhibit Hall Section A
From 08:15 AM
To 08:30 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
North Exhibit Hall Section A
From 08:30 AM
To 09:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Time limit
Top 40 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
Skewb First round
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Time limit
Top 50% advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:35 AM
6x6x6 Cube First round
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
Top 10 advance to next round
From 11:35 AM
To 12:15 PM
North Exhibit Hall Section A
From 12:15 PM
To 01:05 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:05 PM
To 02:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
From 02:00 PM
To 02:40 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Time limit
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:40 PM
To 03:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:35.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:35 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 04:35 PM
To 05:05 PM
Skewb Final
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Time limit
From 05:05 PM
To 05:30 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Time limit
From 05:30 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
North Exhibit Hall Section A
Time limit
From 05:50 PM
To 06:00 PM
North Exhibit Hall Section A
From 06:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
North Exhibit Hall Section A

Registration Process

Before You Register
All prospective registrants need a WCA account. New competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.

How to Register Online
Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration fee of $45. (The registration fee is the same regardless of how many events are selected.) Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

Registration opens on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 7:00 PM EDT
The competitor limit for this competition is 100. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 100 competitors on that list, it means the competition is full, and any future registrants will be placed on the waitlist. If the competitor limit is not reached, we will accept at-the-door registrations. We cannot accept any new registrations after the limit has been reached

Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. This competition allows on-site registration, so any requested changes to registration will be honored at any time.

How to Pay for Registration Online
Payment is processed through Stripe. Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."

Approved competitors who cancel their registration before Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM EDT are eligible for a refund for 75% of their registration cost. After this date, no refund requests will be honored. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Waitlist Information
We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. To secure a place on the waitlist once competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 7:00 PM EDT, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. After that deadline, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be fully refunded.


Who can compete?
Everyone is welcome to compete. All you need to do is register for the event.

Is there a competitor limit?
Yes, it is 100 competitors. You just need to make sure to register before the registration deadline.

How do I register?
Click on the registration tab on the competition website and follow the instructions.

Where can I find my WCA ID?
If you have never competed before, you do not have a WCA ID. You will automatically be assigned one when the results for your first competition are posted. If you have competed before, you can find your WCA ID and profile by searching for yourself on the WCA website.

Do spectators have to pay to attend?
Nope! Spectators may attend free of charge. However we will have a limit of how many spectators/guests may be in the room at one time.

This is my first competition. What do I need to know?
There is a lot of good information available in the "Competitor Information - MUST READ" tab.

I can only attend for part of the competition. Can I do my solves early?
Unfortunately, no. In order to keep the competition running smoothly, we have to stay on schedule.

When do I need to show up?
Look at the schedule on the competition website. You must be present and ready to compete during all events that you are registered for. The schedule is subject to change. We recommend coming about 15-30 minutes before the start of your first event.

Where can I see the results for the competition?
During the competition, live results will be posted on WCA Live. These results are unofficial. A week or so after the competition, official results will be posted on the WCA website.


For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules. Note that this video is fairly old and some information may be outdated.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition.
This document is also useful: Competing, Judging, and Running Tutorial

Finally, please be familiar with how to judge at a cubing competition. All competitors will be required to judge in at least one of the events they are competing in. This video gives a basic overview of how to judge, and does include more up-to-date information.

For All Competitors

Before you arrive, you will recieve an email with competition information including your groups for the competition. This could be displayed in one of two ways, either as a pdf or as a website link to
If you recieve a pdf, it will contain multiple competitor cards. Find the card with your name on it, and it will contain personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event, along with judging/scrambling assignments. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look similar to the following:

If you recieve a website link to, click on the link (or head to the Groups tab on this website) and login to your WCA account. Then, find the competition and scroll to your name. Your list of groups will look similar to the following:

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.


Enter the Kentucky Horse Park though the main entrance off of Iron Works Pike. To reach Alltech Arena, continue to the roundabout and take the second exit. Continue on Cigar Lane until you reach Alltech Lane, then turn left. The arena will be on your right.

To reach the North Exhibition Hall, enter the arena through the West entrance and turn left. A sign will indicate the entrance to the competition hall. See below for a map of where to enter the arena.


There is ample parking to the west of the arena. The Kentucky Horse Park charges $6 for daily parking.

The Kentucky Horse Park is located just north of Lexington, KY, and is about a 15-20 minute drive from downtown. It is also a 10-15 minute drive from Georgetown, KY.

There are many hotels in northern Lexington and in Georgetown. Some of the closest options are listed below. Alternatively, the Kentucky Horse Park Campground is directly adjacent to the park and charges $30 per night + taxes and fees.

Clarion Hotel Conference Center - North
1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

GLō Best Western Lexington
1935 Stanton Way, Lexington, KY 40511

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Georgetown, KY
131 Darby Dr, Georgetown, KY 40324

Home2 Suites by Hilton Georgetown
270 Tiger Way, Georgetown, KY 40324

Hampton Inn Lexington/Georgetown
128 Darby Dr, Georgetown, KY 40324

There will be a concessions stand serving food inside Alltech Arena from 9 AM to 2 PM!

Alternatively, there are some restaurants which are fairly close to the park:
* Tienda Mexicana Ruby
* Red State BBQ
* Hunt Bros Pizza
* Tres Hermanos Nunez
* Chester's Chicken

Other than this, the closest options are located in Georgetown, approximately 10-15 minutes away.

Staff will be asked to help out whenever possible with scrambling, data entry, running, and judging.

Staff will be provided with lunch and a voucher for free parking for the day. Some part of the registration fee may also be refunded, depending on total revenue collected by the competition.


This competition is sponsored by SpeedCubeShop!
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place competitors in each event will receive a gift card for their products.

Groups for this competition are available here.

Live results are available on WCA Live.

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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