New Hope Open Spring 2018

Jun 16, 2018
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States

The Event Center

46 N Sugan Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Behind the New Hope Eagle Fire station


Luigi Soriano
WCA Delegate
Dana Yi

The registration fee for this competition $25. Spectators may watch free of charge. There is a competitor cap of 130 competitors for this competition. You must pre-register and pre-pay to compete.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
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There is a competitor limit of 130 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).

There is no age limit or requirement to compete.
All competitors must register through the official WCA website.
You must pre-pay, in full, in order to be accepted to compete in any events. No at-door registration or payment.
A confirmation email will be sent to you when your registration has been accepted.
In order to be registered for this competition, you must register before the competitior limit is reached. If the capacity is never reached, full registration and payment must be made before the deadline.
No refunds will be given after May 26, 2018.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Eva Kato won with an average of 8.28 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Patrick Ponce finished second (8.29) and Daniel Karnaukh finished third (8.37).

North American records: Nicolas Naing‎ Megaminx 33.52 (single) and Megaminx 35.02 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Eva Kato 7.51 8.28 United States 8.527.667.519.288.66
2x2x2 Cube Luigi Soriano 1.45 1.77 United States 1.451.60DNF1.921.78
5x5x5 Cube Patrick Ponce 49.16 55.15 United States 55.4053.5549.1656.491:07.50
7x7x7 Cube Dana Yi 2:41.33 2:56.21 United States 3:04.713:02.602:41.33
Megaminx Nicolas Naing 33.62 35.02 NAR United States 34.8833.6234.9635.2239.67
Square-1 Daniel Karnaukh 7.43 8.99 United States 8.9311.728.589.477.43
Event Rounds Format Cutoff Time Limit
3x3x3 3 Average of 5 - 10:00
2x2x2 2 Average of 5 - 1:00
5x5x5 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 1:30 2:30
7x7x7 1 Best of 1 / Mean of 3 4:30 6:00
Megaminx 2 Best of 2 / Average of 5 2:00 3:00
Square-1 (Tentative) 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:30 1:00
Time Event # to Next Round Cutoff/Time Limit
8:30-10:00 2x2x2 Round 1 16 -/1:00
10:00-11:30 3x3x3 Round 1 48 -/10:00
11:30-12:15 7x7x7 Combined Final 4:30/6:00
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Megaminx Combined Round 1 20 2:00/3:00
2:15-2:45 3x3 Round 2 16
2:45-4:00 5x5 Combined Final 1:30/2:30
4:00-4:45 Megaminx Final
4:45-5:00 2x2 Final
5:00-5:15 3x3 Final
5:15-5:30 Awards

No refunds will be given after May 26, 2018
On the Waiting List
You are on the waiting list if you registered, but have not payed. Your spot is not guaranteed. If you pay, it is possible that you will be able to secure a spot in the competition if someone else drops out. If you are unable to secure a spot, the fee will be refunded.

First-time Competitors:
* Read through this document before the competition to learn how to judge and compete. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for providing this information.
* Watch this video to learn the procedure for competing.
* Be familiar with the WCA Regulations

All Competitors:
For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned a staffing role (Judging or Running) prior to the competition. All competitors will be expected to arrive in time for their scheduled event to help out. This is seperate from being on the competition staff.

The venue is located behind the New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company building. Please enter through the door that has a cubing sign next to it.

Food will NOT be provided at this competition, although there are several food options within a five minute drive of the venue.

This competition is sponsored by!

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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