Michigan Cubing Club Beta 2018

Mar 3 - 4, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Michigan Union

530 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308

Rogel Ballroom (2nd floor)



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

There is a registration fee of $10
There is a limit of 150 competitors

Registration will be done through the WCA website. Registration must be completed online and is not complete until payment is recieved. Once you have submitted your registration (including payment), it will be manually approved by the orginization team. Because of this, please allow 48 hours for us to approve your registration before contacting us.

This competition is open to everyone and spectators may attend for free.

Visit the competition website to see full registration, schedule and travel details.

There are no refunds if you are unable to attend unless the organization team is made aware at least a week before the competition.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $10 (United States Dollar).
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Phillip Lewicki won with an average of 8.29 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Mulun Yin (阴目仑) finished second (8.76) and Stanley Chapel finished third (9.11).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Phillip Lewicki 7.20 8.29 United States
2x2x2 Cube Yuyang Zhen (甄禹扬) 2.10 2.43 China 4.652.
4x4x4 Cube Weixing Zhang (张炜星) 29.14 33.02 China 35.9131.6829.1431.4837.69
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Mark Boyanowski 24 25.00 United States 252426
Megaminx Phillip Lewicki 48.96 57.37 United States 56.1458.501:04.7457.4748.96
Pyraminx Steven Wintringham 2.96 3.90 United States 3.783.325.554.602.96
Square-1 Stanley Chapel 10.89 12.73 United States 12.5119.3912.1513.5310.89
4x4x4 Blindfolded Stanley Chapel 2:35.22 DNF United States 2:35.22DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Mark Boyanowski 27/46 1:00:00 United States 27/46 1:00:00
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
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

Saturday - March 3rd

LOCATION - Rogel Ballroom (Second Floor)

Event Time Cutoff Time Limit # proceeding to the next round
4x4 Combined Final 9:15-10:30 1:30 in 2 attempts 2:30
3x3 Round 1 10:30-12 10:00 Top 60
Lunch 12-12:30
2x2 Combined Round 1 12:30-1:45 0:30 in 2 attempts 1:00 Top 12
Pyraminx Combined Round 1 1:45-3:00 0:30 in 2 attempts 1:00 Top 16
Megaminx Combined Round 1 3:00-3:45 2:30 in 2 attempts 3:30 Top 8
3x3 Round 2 3:45-4:15 10:00 Top 12
Square-1 Combined Final 4:15-4:45 0:45 in 2 attempts 1:30
2x2 Final 4:45-5:00 10:00
Pyraminx Final 5:00-5:15 10:00
Megaminx Final 5:15-5:40 10:00
3x3 Final 5:40-6 10:00
  • The Cutoff is the time you must beat in at least one of your first two attempts in order to complete your average. If the Cutoff is not achieved, the format of the event becomes a Best of 2, meaning that you may not complete the last 3 solves of the average.
  • The Time Limit is the maximum amount of time allowed to complete each attempt.
  • The WCA Regulations contain more in-depth descriptions of the Cutoff and Time Limit.
  • The number of competitors who proceed to the next round is based on the rankings from the previous round of the respective event.

Sunday - March 4th

LOCATION - Kunzel Room (First Floor)

Event Time Time Limit
FMC Attempt 1 10:15-11:15 1 hour
FMC Attempt 2 11:30-12:30 1 hour
Lunch 12:40-1:25
Multi BLD 1:30-3:00 1 hour
FMC Attempt 3 3:15-4:15 1 hour
4BLD 4:30-5:45 1 hour cumulative
  • All rounds on Saturday are average of 5
  • FMC is a mean of 3
  • MultiBLD is best of 1
  • 4BLD is best of 3


SATURDAY - Rogel Ballroom in the Michigan Union, 530 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
SUNDAY - Kunzel Room in the Michigan Union, 530 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Competition FAQ
NOTE: If you are not competing on a given day, you do not need to show up on that day. For example, if you are only doing events that are held on Sunday you do not need to show up on Saturday if you don't want to.
Registration Fee:
There is a $10 prepaid flat fee for this competition to help pay for the venue, equipment, and other costs.
No walk in registrations will be accepted, no exceptions.
There is a competitor limit of 150 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.

*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

Prizes for this competition are supplied by thecubicle.us

Travel and Venue Information

This competition will take place in the Michigan Union.
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The closest place to park will be at the Maynard Structure, which is located on Maynard St. between William and Liberty.


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).
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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