Mill Creek 2023

Jun 10, 2023
Mill Creek, Washington, United States

Henry M. Jackson High School

1508 136th St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012

Cafeteria--enter through main entrance by the wolf statue

Organization team
Josh Lumbab, Logan Wiltse, Pacific Northwest Cubing, and Tommy Geng
WCA Delegates
Adam Walker, Anuj Menta, Cailyn Hoover, Peter Preston, and Rainier Feiler
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA Regulations. If you are new to competing, please refer to the Competitor Responsibilities tab.

PNW Cubing

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Any spectator can attend for free.

Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list.

By registering, competitors agree to the information in the Competitor Responsibilities tab. This tab details the responsibilites of all competitors at this competition. Not abiding by these responsibilities can result in disqualification.

Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Sameer Aggarwal won with an average of 7.17 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Timothy Castle finished second (8.64) and Jonathan Truchot finished third (8.77).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 6.38 7.17 United States 7.436.748.377.346.38
2x2x2 Cube Timothy Castle 1.35 2.28 United States 1.761.355.251.543.54
4x4x4 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 23.77 29.12 United States 29.8923.7727.3233.6430.16
5x5x5 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 49.98 54.50 United States 57.6553.5949.9858.2252.25
6x6x6 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 1:39.77 1:41.78 United States 1:44.731:40.831:39.77
Clock Greyson James 5.06 6.01 United States 5.895.0612.236.275.88


Before the competition, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event in an email. We will be relying on competitors to help by judging whenever they are not competing, especially with our small competition size. Judging is very easy, and is a great way to make time fly! If you are not sure how to judge, don't worry--there will be a judging tutorial before the events start. This will be your opportunity to ask any questions you have.

We will need help judging for the second/final rounds of events, as we can not assign staff for those in advance--it would be greatly appreciated if you stayed, even if you are unable to move to the next round. Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge; you do not need to know how to cube in order to be a great judge. Having enough judges ensures that we stay on schedule and are able to leave on time. Its strongly encouraged for parents to help out with judging and running if you dont know how to judge just ask a delegate or a organizer and they will be more than happy to explain and help you out.

By registering for this competition you agree that you understand and will follow all the information listed above.

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:

This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know, however, it is still required that they are familar with the full set of regulations above.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial the morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?

A: All ages are welcome, young and old cubers alike. Cubing is for everyone--don't let your age be a barrier.

Q: What is the competition like?

A: This competition will primarily be in the commons. Here, there will be both solving areas and relaxing areas, with bathrooms and water fountains nearby. Many tables will be laid out--some for simple relaxation, with others designated for competition purposes, like cube drop-off, scrambling stations, and, of course, solving stations.
Ultimately, the competition will be organized and fun. We hope you enjoy it!

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be eligible to be placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If the competitor list is full, you will be placed onto a private waitlist, which is listed in the oder of when competitors pay. Note that in order to be on either the registered list or the waitlist, you must pay your entrance fee. If you are not advanced from the waitlist before registration closes, you will be issued a full refund. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: Most certainly! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

You can find an extended FAQ here on

Location in venue:

The competition will be in the commons, which you can enter from the main entrance.
The main entrance is the entrance next to the wolf statue.


Vehicles can be parked in the school parking lot. However, we ask that you respect any posted signs regarding reserved parking spots, like 24 hour spots for school vans.

Directions for long-distance travels:

1508 136th St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012

If you are flying in, the nearest airports are SEA-TAC and Paine Field.
If you are going by I-5, take Exit 186.
If you are going by I-405, take Exit 26.
If you are going by State Route 9, turn at Cathcart Way.


If you need to stay at a hotel, your best bet is Quality Inn & Suites Everett, which is off Exit 186 on I-5. There are others, but this is the closest.


There are a few locations you can go to for dining, many of which are less than a 10 minute drive from the competition venue. Many options are shown below (the red dot is the approximate location of the venue):

Groups will be generated after registration is closed and before the competition day starts.

You will be able to view your group assignments here once they are generated.

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle!

They will be providing gift-card prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every event.
If you haven't checked out their store already, we highly recommend you do! They will not be selling puzzles onsite.

To be redirected to their site, either click HERE or the logo below!

Below is a link to the waitlist for this competition. If you get off the waitlist, you will receive an email indicating that your registration was approved. The waitlist is in the order in which we received payment for your registration. Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 12:00 AM PDT. After this point, if you are still on the waitlist you will receive a full refund of your registration fee. There will be no exceptions for moving up on the waitlist.


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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