New Hope Open Winter 2019

Jan 20, 2019
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States

The Event Center

46 N Sugan Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Behind the New Hope Eagle Fire station

Organization team
Luigi Soriano
WCA Delegate
Dana Yi
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

5x5 Final and Square-1 Final (second rounds) are TENATIVE. This means time-permitting, we will add these events, otherwise, the schedule will follow what is listed under the "Schedule" tab.

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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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 130 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

There is no age limit or requirement to compete.
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.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Patrick Ponce won with an average of 6.29 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Will Callan finished second (9.18) and Dana Yi finished third (9.23).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Patrick Ponce 6.20 6.29 United States
2x2x2 Cube Will Callan 1.33 1.67 United States 1.411.331.831.772.28
5x5x5 Cube Patrick Ponce 43.38 50.13 United States 54.0743.3846.8250.7852.79
7x7x7 Cube Benjamin Wei 2:23.28 2:26.92 United States 2:27.462:30.032:23.28
Pyraminx Daniel Goodman 2.44 2.87 United States 3.032.442.792.803.17
Square-1 Eva Kato 7.77 8.36 United States 8.377.778.328.3810.65
4x4x4 Blindfolded Daniel Goodman 14:22.00 DNF United States DNF14:22.00DNF

We will be having a tentative Round 2 of 5x5x2 and Round 2 of Square-1, with preference in that order. One or both of these rounds will be added to the competition if we get ahead of schedule, and these will be held prior to the 2x2x2 cube final.

No refunds will be given after January 5, 2019
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.

The local church youth group will be selling food at the competition, and there are several food options within a five minute drive of the venue as well.

This competition is sponsored by the Cubicle! Thank you to them for sponsoring. In addition, they will be vending at the competition!

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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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


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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