Minnesota Open 2009

Jul 11, 2009
Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Gethsemane Lutheran Brethren Church

2204 22nd St NW, Rochester, MN, USA
Minnesota Open 2009 website

Bryan Logan

WCA Delegate
Bryan Logan

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Main event
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Waris Ali won with an average of 14.78 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Connor Grieves finished second (18.49) and Bob Burton finished third (19.03).

North American records: Connor Grieves‎ Pyraminx 7.66 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Waris Ali 13.06 14.78 United States 15.4616.4713.3313.0615.55
2x2x2 Cube Connor Grieves 4.27 5.55 Canada 4.275.965.007.035.69
4x4x4 Cube Waris Ali 58.81 1:02.61 United States 1:00.3858.881:08.5658.811:33.40
5x5x5 Cube Waris Ali 1:32.34 1:47.49 United States 2:08.221:51.001:55.651:32.341:35.83
3x3x3 Blindfolded Bob Burton 5:20.13 DNF United States 5:20.137:00.83DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Blazer Challander 26.83 29.76 United States 28.1326.8337.2132.9428.21
Megaminx Connor Grieves 2:00.08 2:08.37 Canada 2:14.302:10.722:00.08
Pyraminx Connor Grieves 4.97 NR 7.66 NAR Canada 6.168.468.364.9710.71
Square-1 Siraj Ali 20.72 32.45 United States 38.8134.1928.6334.5220.72
Magic Bob Burton 1.38 1.82 United States 1.811.721.383.861.94
Master Magic Bob Burton 3.93 4.43 United States 4.905.933.974.433.93
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 5:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:35.00
Megaminx Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5
Square-1 Final Ao5
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5

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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