Maryland 2017

Oct 7 - 8, 2017
College Park, Maryland, United States

Adele H. Stamp Student Union

3100 Adele H. Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD 20742

Grand Ballroom, Room 1206

Organization team
Dan Selzer, Robbie Stevenson, and Tommy Szeliga
WCA Delegates
Corey Sakowski and Keaton Ellis

Registration cost is $15 online. Registration at the door will not be allowed. Free for UMD students, faculty, staff, and alumni. There is a 300 person competitor limit. Please read the "Competitor Information" tab before registering.

Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 300 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
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Patrick Ponce won with an average of 7.31 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jeff Park finished second (7.84) and Bill Wang finished third (8.05).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Patrick Ponce 5.75 7.31 United States 7.198.788.555.756.20
2x2x2 Cube Daniel Karnaukh 1.61 1.98 United States 2.111.612.112.031.81
4x4x4 Cube Bill Wang 22.64 26.73 Canada 26.6527.9425.5929.6122.64
5x5x5 Cube Bill Wang 52.61 55.71 Canada 52.6156.7857.3257.3453.03
6x6x6 Cube Bill Wang 1:42.71 NR 1:57.41 NR Canada 2:00.892:08.631:42.71
7x7x7 Cube Benjamin Wei 3:05.99 3:10.67 United States 3:15.273:05.993:10.76
3x3x3 Blindfolded Jeff Park 24.58 DNF United States 24.58DNF40.59
3x3x3 One-Handed Keaton Ellis 10.85 13.28 United States 10.8513.5216.6714.2912.02
Pyraminx Livia Kleiner 2.54 3.16 United States 2.542.853.234.533.40
Square-1 Tommy Szeliga 9.96 10.51 United States 10.5410.3310.6512.409.96

The competitor limit for this competition has been reached.

You can still register for the waitlist by registering and paying the registration fee normally. We will send you an email if you make it to the competitor list. If you are a UMD student, or you feel that your fee should be waived for any other reason, let us know when we accept your registration and you will be refunded. You are not considered on the waitlist until the payment is made.

If you are on the registration list and find that you cannot make it, please let us know! We will refund your registration fee and let another competitor onto the list. We want to allow as many people to compete as we possibly can.

The deadline for this is Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT, when registration closes. No refunds will be given to registered competitors past this point.

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT, if you are still on the waitlist and you have paid, your registration fee will be refunded. So, you will not lose your fee if you never make it to the competitors' list.

Maryland 2017


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October 7-8, 2017

Adele H. Stamp Student Union
3100 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD 20742

Saturday, October 7: Colony Ballroom
Sunday, October 8: Grand Ballroom

Registration Fee:

There is a 300 competitor limit for Maryland 2017, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration is $15, must be paid online via Stripe, and is nonrefundable after September 30th. Spectators come in for free. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to allow people to pay in cash at the door. Registration is not final until payment is complete and your name appears on the competitor list. Registration is FREE for UMD students/faculty/staff/alumni ONLY.


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.

  • Rubik's Cube: Speedsolve: (4 rounds)
  • 2x2 Speedsolve: (2 rounds)
  • 4x4 Speedsolve: (1 round)
  • 5x5 Speedsolve: (1 round)
  • 6x6 Speedsolve: (1 round)
  • 3x3 Blindfolded: (1 round)
  • 3x3 One-handed: (2 rounds)
  • Pyraminx: (2 rounds)
  • Square-1: (1 round)

Tentative on Saturday:
Square-1 Round 2

Tentative on Sunday:
Pyraminx Round 3
2x2 Round 3

Saturday, October 7: Colony Ballroom

Event Time Cutoff Time Limit
Registration 8:30-9:00
Competitor Tutorial 9:00-9:30
4x4 Combined Final 9:30-11:00 1:15 2:00
3x3 Blindfolded Final 11:00-12:00 N/A 5:00
Lunch 12:00-12:30
3x3 One-Handed First Round 12:30-2:00 0:30 1:00
6x6 Combined Final 2:00-3:00 4:00 6:00
Square-1 First Round 3:00-4:00 0:45 1:00
5x5 Combined Final 4:00-5:15 2:00 3:00
3x3 One Handed Final 5:15-5:30
Buffer/Awards 5:30-6:00

Sunday, October 8: Grand Ballroom

Event Time Cutoff Time Limit
Registration 8:30-9:00
Competitor Tutorial 9:00-9:30
Rubik's Cube First Round 9:30-12:00 N/A 10:00
Lunch 12:00-12:30
Pyraminx First Round 12:30-1:45 N/A 1:00
Rubik's Cube Second Round (top 64) 1:45-2:15
2x2 First Round 2:15-3:45 N/A 1:00
Rubik's Cube Round 3 (top 32) 3:45-4:15
Pyraminx Final (top 16) 4:15-4:30
2x2 Final (top 16) 4:30-4:45
Pack Up 4:45-5:00
Rubik's Cube Final (top 16) 5:00-5:45
Awards 5:45-6:00

The schedule is subject to change without notice.

Travel and Venue Information



Notice that parking is free on weekends. This is ONLY if you park in Lot 1, which, from Stamp, is past the Cole Student Activities Building. Notice that in that parking lot, not everything is part of Lot 1, so make sure you park somewhere that is part of Lot 1 if you do not want to get ticketed. The very colorful green area at the top is where you want to be:

NON-NUMBERED parking spots in the Regents Drive Garage(located to the right of the M roundabout) are free on weekends. Please note that NUMBERED spaces are still metered. YOU WILL RECEIVE A $75 FINE FOR PARKING IN A NUMBERED SPOT AND NOT PAYING.

NOTE: The competition is being held in the Colony Ballroom on Saturday and Grand Ballroom on Sunday.

HOTELS: There are multiple hotels located on Route 1(Best Western, Hampton Inn, Clarion, College Park Marriott, and more) located less than five minutes away from the venue.


If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.


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. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!


Please read this section carefully. Changes in organization have been made modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. When you arrive, you will receive a lanyard with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:

Image description

* S - scrambling
* R - running
* J - judging

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per 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.

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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