Michigan Cubing Club Alpha 2018

Jan 13, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Palmer Commons, University of Michigan

100 Washtenaw Avenue

Great Lakes Room (Fourth Floor)



Blake Thompson, Michigan Cube Club, Yuxuan Chen, and Zachary Friedman
WCA Delegate
James Hildreth

There is a registration fee of $10 which must be paid through the WCA website before your registration is complete. Please allow up to 48 hours for your registration to be accepted after payment is submitted.
Specators may attend for free
There is a limit of 110 competitors.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 110 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $10 (United States Dollar).
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Mulun Yin (阴目仑) won with an average of 8.31 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Phillip Lewicki finished second (8.57) and Blake Thompson finished third (8.74).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Mulun Yin (阴目仑) 7.73 8.31 China 9.0910.007.738.067.79
5x5x5 Cube Weixing Zhang (张炜星) 56.06 1:02.91 China 59.721:08.831:12.711:00.1756.06
6x6x6 Cube James Hildreth 1:59.51 2:03.70 United States 2:09.832:01.761:59.51
7x7x7 Cube James Hildreth 2:51.96 2:55.88 United States 2:51.963:00.072:55.62
3x3x3 Blindfolded Mark Boyanowski 30.35 32.90 United States 30.3530.4237.93
3x3x3 One-Handed Mulun Yin (阴目仑) 13.41 14.64 China 16.4615.0013.6813.4115.23
Skewb Carter Kucala 2.84 3.58 United States 4.262.843.304.493.19
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 6:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Time Event cutoff time limit
08:30:00 AM setup
09:00:00 AM 7x7 combined final 6 min 8 min
09:45:00 AM 5x5 combined final 2:30 min 4 min
10:30:00 AM 3x3 Round 1 10 min
12:00:00 PM Lunch/3BLD 6 min
12:30:00 PM 3BLD 6 min
01:00:00 PM OH Round 1 50 sec 2 min
02:15:00 PM 3x3 Round 2 top 24
02:45:00 PM Skewb Round 1 30 sec 1 min
03:45:00 PM OH Round 2 top 16
04:15:00 PM 6x6 combined final 6 min 8 min
05:15:00 PM OH Final top 8
05:20:00 PM 3x3 Final top 12
05:30:00 PM Awards

Cutoff: for average of 5 events, at least one of the first two solves must be under the cutoff time to complete an average of 5
Time limit: any times over the time limit will be a DNF

Competition FAQ

Registration Fee:
There is a $10 flat fee for this competition to help pay for the venue, equipment, and other costs.
There is a competitor limit of 110 competitors.

No outside food is allowed at the venues. There will be a slightly longer lunch break to accomodate.
Spectators may attend for free.

Michigan Cubing Club members may compete for free. Contact us after you have registered.
Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee and your name appears under the competitors tab. No Walk in registrations will be accepted.

*Registration on the WCA website must be manually approved. Please allow up to 48 hours after payment for us to approve your registration before contacting us. *

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA regulations

Travel and Venue Information
This competition will take place in Palmer Commons.
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We will be located in the Great Lakes Room, which is on the 4th floor, just around the corner from the elevator.
There are a few options you have for parking:
Free Parking - you can park at lot MC28 for free on the weekends. This lot is across the street from Mary Markley Hall, 1503 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The venue is at most a 10 minute walk away from this lot. Another free lot is at the intersection of Ann and Zina Pitcher. City parking is free on Sundays.
Close Parking - You can also park at the parking garage adjacent to the venue for a fee. The rate is $1.10/hour. You can find more information about this parking garage here.


There are two hotels that you can reserve on campus, the Bell Tower Inn and the Campus Inn. These two hotels are generally expensive, however, and you can find much better deals if you stay off-campus. To see rates and locations, click here.

Air Travel

If you are planning on flying, fly into DTW. There is a very reasonable shuttle service from DTW to Ann Arbor, check out rates and times at AirRide's website. Roundtrip is $22 for adults, and any accompanying children 17 and under ride for free. This service drops you off at the Central Campus Transit Center, which is within walking distance of the venue.

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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