Manchester Open 2018

Feb 17 - 18, 2018
Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Oasis Academy MediaCityUK

King William Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M50 3UQ

Dining Area

Organization team
Christopher Morris and Nevins Chan Pak Hoong (陈百鸿)
WCA Delegates
Daniel Sheppard and James Molloy

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Main event
Registration period

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Ciarán Beahan won with an average of 7.04 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Philipp Weyer finished second (7.21) and Sebastian Weyer finished third (7.50).

European records: Charlie Stark‎ Square-1 8.23 (average); Sebastian Weyer‎ 3x3x3 Cube 6.69 (average) and 5x5x5 Cube 50.09 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Ciarán Beahan 5.83 NR 7.04 NR Ireland 8.337.085.836.687.36
2x2x2 Cube George Scholey 1.33 2.00 United Kingdom 1.781.332.182.043.38
4x4x4 Cube Sebastian Weyer 22.89 23.94 Germany 22.8923.5824.6228.1023.62
5x5x5 Cube Sebastian Weyer 49.83 51.57 Germany 49.8351.7752.0952.0550.88
3x3x3 Blindfolded Christopher Morris 26.85 NR DNF United Kingdom 26.85DNFDNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Philipp Weyer 12.53 13.22 Germany 14.9413.1113.2713.2912.53
Clock Sam Spendla 5.33 NR 6.94 United Kingdom 6.868.326.725.337.24
Megaminx Martin Vædele Egdal 44.06 49.93 Denmark 51.8244.0645.3352.6555.67
Pyraminx Martin Vædele Egdal 2.73 3.33 Denmark 3.093.347.943.572.73
Skewb George Scholey 2.98 3.37 United Kingdom 4.903.233.143.742.98
Square-1 Charlie Stark 6.54 8.23 ER United Kingdom 6.5412.698.407.019.28
5x5x5 Blindfolded Nevins Chan Pak Hoong (陈百鸿) 15:54.00 DNF Malaysia DNF15:54.00DNS


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Cut Off: You must achieve a single time under this time in one of your first two solves to complete the average of 5. If the format is mean of 3, then the cutoff applies after 1 solve. These generally only apply during the first round of an event.
Time Limit: If you take longer than this on a single solve you will be stopped, and given a DNF result for that attempt. These apply for every round of an event.
Total Time: All solves for the round must be completed within this time. For example if the total time is 10 minutes and you take 4 minutes for the first attempt, you will have 6 minutes left for your remaining attempts. This is generally only used for blindfolded events.


Event Rounds Cut Off Time Limit
3x3 3 03:00 10:00
2x2 2 00:30 01:00
4x4 3 01:30 03:00
5x5 3 02:30 04:00
3x3 Blindfolded 2 10:00 Total Time
3x3 One-Handed 2 00:45 01:30
Megaminx 1 02:30 04:00
Pyraminx 1 00:30 01:00
Clock 2 00:30 01:00
Skewb 1 00:30 01:00
Square-1 1 00:45 01:30
5x5 Blindfolded 1 45:00 Total Time

The following events are not being held:

  • 6x6
  • 7x7
  • 3x3 Fewest Moves
  • 3x3 With Feet
  • 4x4 Blindfolded
  • 3x3 Multi-Blind

Saturday - 17th February

Time Event Round Proceed
09:00 Registration Opens [ALL DAY]
09:30 Introduction to Competing
09:45 2x2 1 16
10:45 5x5 1 32
12:00 Clock 1 6
12:40 Lunch
13:30 5x5 Blindfolded 1 -
14:30 3x3 One-Handed 1 16
15:30 5x5 2 16
16:30 2x2 2 -
16:40 Skewb 1 -
17:40 Clock 2 -
18:00 Square-1 1 -
18:40 3x3 One-Handed 2 -
19:00 5x5 3 -

Sunday - 18th February

Time Event Round Proceed
08:45 Registration Opens [ALL DAY]
09:00 Introduction to Competing
09:15 3x3 1 48
10:35 4x4 1 32
11:50 3x3 Blindfolded 1 16
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Pyraminx 1 -
14:00 3x3 2 32
14:40 4x4 2 16
15:20 3x3 Blindfolded 2 -
15:40 Megaminx 1 -
16:40 4x4 3 -
17:00 3x3 3 -
17:30 Awards & Pack-up


Live results at the competition are provided courtesy of Cubecomps. Please note that the results may not be entered immediately. It is important that the competition is running smoothly before we can enter data. Sometimes there might be a delay of up to an hour before the results for a round are entered.

Manchester Open Live Results

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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