Maryland 2018

Jun 30 - Jul 1, 2018
College Park, Maryland, United States

Adele H. Stamp Student Union

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

Saturday: Grand Ballroom, Room 1206. Sunday: Atrium

Maryland 2018 website
Dan Selzer, Pavan Ravindra, and Tommy Szeliga
WCA Delegates
Corey Sakowski and Keaton Ellis
Competitor Limit
Entry Fee
$15 (United States Dollar)

Please read the "Competitor Information" tab before registering.

Please note that on Sunday 7/1 there is no scheduled lunch period. Please be aware of this should you sign up for any of the events held on that day.

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.

Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

There is a 300 competitor limit for Maryland 2018, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration is $15, must be paid online via Stripe, and is nonrefundable after June 23rd. Spectators come in for free. 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.


6/30 (Saturday)
* 3x3 Speedsolve: (3 rounds)
* 4x4 Speedsolve: (1 round)
* 5x5 Speedsolve: (1 round)
* 3x3 One-Handed: (2 rounds)
* Square-1: (2 rounds)
* 3x3 Blindfolded: (1 round)

7/1 (Sunday)
* 4x4 Blindfolded: (1 round)
* 3x3 Multiple Blindfolded: (1 round)
* 3x3 Fewest Moves: (1 round, 3 attempts)

Tentative on Saturday:
3x3 Blindfolded Round 2
4x4 Round 2

Saturday, June 30: Grand Ballroom

Event Time Cutoff Time Limit Format Advancing
Registration 8:20 AM
New Competitor Tutorial 8:40 AM
3x3 First Round 9:00 AM N/A 10:00 Average of 5 Top 80
3x3 Blindfolded Final 10:30 AM N/A 10:00 Cumulative Best of 3
3x3 One-Handed Combined First Round 11:30 AM 0:45 1:30 Best of 2 / Average of 5 Top 20
Lunch 12:30 PM
3x3 Round 2 1:00 PM N/A 10:00 Average of 5 Top 20
4x4 Combined Final 1:30 PM 1:15 2:30 Best of 2 / Average of 5
Square-1 Combined First Round 2:30 PM 0:45 1:30 Best of 2 / Average of 5 Top 20
5x5 Combined Final 3:30 PM 2:00 3:00 Best of 2 / Average of 5
Square-1 Final 4:30 PM N/A 1:30 Average of 5
3x3 One-Handed Final 5:00 PM N/A 1:30 Average of 5
3x3 Final 5:15 PM N/A 10:00 Average of 5
Buffer/Awards 5:30-6:00 PM

Sunday, July 1: Atrium

Event Time Cutoff Time Limit Format
Registration 11:00 AM
3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1) 11:30 AM N/A 60:00 and 80 moves Best of 3
4x4 Blindfolded Final 12:40 PM N/A 60:00 Cumulative Best of 3
3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2) 1:40 PM N/A 60:00 and 80 moves Best of 3
3x3 Multiple Blindfolded Final 2:50 PM N/A 10:00/cube up to 60:00 Best of 1
3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3) 4:00 PM N/A 60:00 and 80 moves Best of 3
Awards 5:10 PM
Buffer 5:30-6:00 PM

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:

NOTE: The competition is being held in the Grand Ballroom, Room 1206, which is on the first floor, number 43 on this map:

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:

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* 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.