Motor City Open 2009

Apr 25, 2009
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Grosse Pointe Woods Public Library

20680 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Motor City Open 2009 website

Kit Clement

Kit Clement
WCA Delegate
Dave Campbell

Registration is $5.

Main event
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Eric Limeback won with an average of 12.69 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jim Mertens finished second (14.92) and Sarah Strong finished third (16.34).

African records: Emile Compion‎ 3x3x3 Cube 15.52 (average), 3x3x3 Cube 13.50 (single), 2x2x2 Cube 3.77 (single), 2x2x2 Cube 5.25 (average), 4x4x4 Cube 1:02.94 (single), 4x4x4 Cube 1:17.20 (average), 5x5x5 Cube 1:31.61 (single), 5x5x5 Cube 1:47.64 (average), 7x7x7 Cube 6:02.18 (single), 7x7x7 Cube 6:11.34 (average), 3x3x3 One-Handed 22.15 (single), and Square-1 36.04 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Eric Limeback 11.50 12.69 Canada 11.6814.4611.9411.5015.88
2x2x2 Cube Emile Compion 4.68 5.53 South Africa 5.315.556.305.724.68
4x4x4 Cube Jack Moseley 1:00.09 1:02.45 Canada 1:15.941:00.521:03.431:00.091:03.41
5x5x5 Cube Jack Moseley 1:38.88 1:45.78 NR Canada 1:42.271:51.781:43.302:09.311:38.88
7x7x7 Cube Jack Moseley 5:04.08 NR 5:13.28 NR Canada 5:04.085:20.095:15.68
3x3x3 Blindfolded Eric Limeback 1:40.94 DNF Canada 1:40.942:08.97DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Eric Limeback 20.46 22.79 Canada 22.4126.0025.2820.6920.46
Square-1 Emile Compion 30.46 36.04 AfR South Africa 30.4641.5535.3135.3037.52
Magic Greg French 1.68 1.73 Canada 1.811.681.681.712.18
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 2:45.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Square-1 Final Ao5
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo2
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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