Kew Forest Open 2018

Sep 22, 2018
Forest Hills, New York, United States

The Kew-Forest School

119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, NY 11375


Organization team
Felix Bouchard
WCA Delegate
Bob Burton

This is a CubingUSA supported competition.

This competition is in no way affiliated with or organized by The Kew-Forest School.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (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.

There will is a 40 competitor waitlist, which is already full.

If a competitor drops out, we will email the next competitor on the wait list. If you do not make it off the waitlist by September 1, your registration fee will be refunded.

If you are currently registered and cannot compete, feel free to send us an email so that we can let another competitor on the list. We want to allow as many people to compete as possible.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

AJ Kamal won with an average of 7.72 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Daniel Karnaukh finished second (7.83) and Krish Shah-Nathwani finished third (8.22).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube AJ Kamal 7.31 7.72 United States 7.317.737.789.737.66
4x4x4 Cube Chris Choi 27.42 30.58 United States 27.5731.8732.3134.8527.42
3x3x3 One-Handed Daniel Karnaukh 11.24 14.25 United States 12.4615.4714.8111.2416.56
Megaminx Nicolas Naing 34.93 35.67 United States 36.5234.9335.0435.4536.74
Pyraminx Saransh Grover 2.54 3.12 India 3.312.883.162.544.63
Skewb Parker Trager 3.77 4.13 United States 3.774.373.976.294.06
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:05.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:05.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Time Event Round Cutoff Time Limit Proceeding
8:30AM Competitor Tutorial
8:45AM Pyraminx Round 1 - 1:00 Top 8
9:45AM 3x3x3 Speedsolve Round 1 - 3:00 Top 64
11:00AM 3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First Round 0:35 1:00 Top 8
11:45AM Megaminx Combined Final 2:00 4:00 -
12:30PM Lunch
1:00PM 4x4x4 Speedsolve Combined First Round 1:15 2:05 Top 8
2:15PM 3x3x3 Speedsolve Round 2 - 1:00 Top 8
2:45PM Skewb Round 1 - 1:00 Top 8
3:30PM 3x3x3 One-Handed Final - 1:00 -
3:45PM Pyraminx Final - 1:00 -
4:00PM Skewb Final - 1:00 -
4:15PM 4x4x4 Speedsolve Final - 2:05 -
4:45PM 3x3x3 Speedsolve Final - 1:00 -
5:00PM Awards

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 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 10 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 nerds 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 new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: How 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 you entrance fee in order to be automatically 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 compeition. No matter what you 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: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

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

CAR: We do not recommend travelling by car, as parking in NYC is difficult to find and expensive. If you would still like to travel by car, consult google maps.

Public Transportation: The closest subway stop is the E or F trains at Kew Gardens / Union Turnpike, about a 3-5 minute walk away from the school.

Trains/Buses outside NYC: Consult google maps for directions regarding buses/trains outside of NYC. Many offer transfers to the subway lines listed above.

Groups for the competition can be found here

You can find a summary of all of the groups here

We will NOT be calling individual names. We will be calling group numbers. You are responsible for knowing your groups.

This competition will be sponsored by

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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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