Mt. Prospect Open 2022

Oct 8, 2022
Mt. Prospect, Illinois, United States


420 Dempster St, Mt Prospect, IL 60056


Organization team
Bashy Carrillo and Carter Thomas
WCA Delegates
Jake Buckley, Kit Clement, and Lauren Clement
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. Please also be sure to review the Health and Safety tab to check additional COVID-19 requirements for this competition.

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Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 80% 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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

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.

Luke Garrett won with an average of 6.31 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Brian Johnson finished second (6.58) and Ben Zhao finished third (7.08).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Luke Garrett 5.72 6.31 United States 6.476.506.305.726.15
2x2x2 Cube Brian Johnson 0.94 1.18 United States 0.941.
7x7x7 Cube Jack Pfeifer 2:08.66 2:19.30 United States 2:17.682:08.662:31.57
Megaminx Luke Garrett 37.93 42.69 United States 47.7040.1842.7445.1537.93
Pyraminx Simon Kellum 1.92 2.41 United States 2.924.272.151.922.16


When you arrive, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that event. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right after scheduled check-in. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.


There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging.

Due to ongoing circumstances, the organizing team is enforcing restrictions during the competition which will impact the running of the competition. Here are the most important changes.

Masks are optional at this competition

  1. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. If this occurs to you, the organizers will offer the competitor a full refund.
  2. When not competing, competitors and spectators should attempt to socially distance whenever possibly by keeping 3 feet away from others. We also encourage you not to share puzzles with other competitors.
  3. Instead of having stationary solving we will have 2 waiting areas for competitors when competing. We ask that you try to social distance whenever possibe by keeping 3 feet away from others.
  4. Regardless of the system used, after every attempt, rather than the judge putting the puzzle in the cover, the competitor is asked to put the puzzle into the cover at the end of the attempt. The judge will only put in the scorecard.

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

Note: The COVID safety restrictions may change if cases increase or decrease in Illinios and/or the US.

All results from the competition will be posted live on

This competition will be sponsored by The Cubicle! Gift card prizes will be given out to all who place in the top 3 of each event. Puzzles will not be sold onsite.

For 3x3x3, the third prize is $15, second prize is $25, and first prize is $35. For all other events, third prize is $5, second prize is $7, and first prize is $10. Every new competitor at this competition will receive a 5$ gift card from The Cubicle!

UPDATE: Registration has closed as of 9/30 at 7pm, so the waiting list is now closed and we will not be accepting any more registrations.

This table below is our waiting list, which is manually updated periodically. Competitors on this list will only be admitted if another competitor drops out of the competition. To be placed on the waiting list, you need to pay your registration fee. Refunds will be issued to all who are not admitted to the competition.

Place Name (Initials only) Paid Date (UTC)
1 TD 9/11
2 JTB 9/12
3 ON 9/13
4 IMF 9/15
5 RP 9/16
6 EB 9/16
7 AMi 9/17
8 VL 9/17
9 EH 9/18
10 AU 9/19
11 BPH 9/23
12 EC 9/24
13 AMa 9/24
14 OR 9/25
15 MA 9/25
16 MP 9/25
17 AA 9/26
18 ED 9/27
19 XK 9/27

Please note that the date of payment that we see is shown in UTC, which is 5 hours ahead of CDT. If you paid in the evening, your date may show as a day later than the day you paid in local time.

Last updated: 9/30, 12:30am CT

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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