Nisei Week 2017

Aug 19, 2017
Los Angeles, California, United States

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

244 South San Pedro Street
Organization team
Cory Hayashi and Michael Young
WCA Delegate
Michael Young

Online registration fee is $10; on-site registration is $20.

Main event
Registration period

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Max Park won with an average of 6.77 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Nathan Soria finished second (8.84) and Kavin Tangtartharakul finished third (8.93).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Max Park 5.43 6.77 United States 7.755.436.416.148.32
3x3x3 Blindfolded Pilan Scruggs 1:35.18 1:40.06 United States 1:35.181:35.841:49.16
3x3x3 One-Handed Max Park 9.01 11.09 United States 9.759.0112.5910.9312.68
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00

Cutoffs and time limits are subject to change without notice. Please check back regularly, as the cutoffs might change as the competition draws closer.

Event Name Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Format Cutoff Time Limit Format Num Format Num
Rubik's Cube Avg of 5 10:00 Avg of 5 40 Avg of 5 8
3x3x3 One-handed Avg of 5 0:45 10:00 Avg of 5 16
3x3x3 Blindfolded Best of 3 10:00 cumulative

For each event, a competitor gets 2 solves to make the cutoff time listed on the spreadsheet. If the competitor does not solve the puzzle under the desired cutoff time, he/she will not be eligible to finish the average.
If during any solve, the competitor exceeds the time limit, he/she will be stopped and the attempt will be considered a DNF.
For Blindfolded, there is a cumulative time limit. This means that the sum of a competitor's times (DNF or not) must not exceed the cumulative time limit; if he/she exceeds the limit on any solve, the attempt will be stopped, will be considered a DNF, and any remaining attempts will be considered DNS.

Time Start Time End Event
8:00 8:45 Setup
8:30 9:10 On-site Registration
8:45 9:30 3x3 Blindfolded Finals
9:30 12:15 3x3 Round 1
12:15 12:45 Lunch
12:45 14:00 One-Handed Round 1
14:00 14:30 3x3 Round 2 (Top 40)
14:30 14:45 One-Handed Finals (Top 16)
14:45 15:00 3x3 Finals (Top 8)
15:00 15:30 3x3 Head-to-Head (Top 16)
15:30 16:00 Awards Ceremony

Groups are roughly alphabetical by first name; however, there are slight variations, so please check carefully! The easiest way digitally would be to use the "Find in Page" function.

Rubik's Cube

Each group will take approximately 25 minutes; please show up to your group at least 25 minutes before it will be called.

1 (start 9:30) 2 (start 9:55) 3 (start 10:20) 4 (start 10:45) 5 (start 11:10) 6 (start 11:35) 7 (start 11:55)
Adam Walker Carter Audet Marrero Ethan Bemis Jason Duong Kampton Nuttall Nathaniel Fong Ryan Woytowitz
Aidan Jan Cary Huang Ethan Jan Jason Park Kevin Lee Nathaniel Watson Sam Slezak
Albert Poghosyan Cedric Leung Ethan Vovan Jason Zenarosa Kirk Lindbeck Nicholas Doan Sami El-Hajjar
Alfonso Morales-Leon Chandler Kim Gary Song Jayden Tye Kyeongmin Choi Nick Moreno Sammie Chan
Amay Advani Chase Lam Gautam S. Iyer Jefferson Budiman Kyle Lin Nipun Das Sean Limqueco
Anders Bogan Christian De Paola Geneva Daniels Jerich Lee Kyle Miwa Noel Sason Seth Goldman
Andrew Eyestone Christofer Sanrow Guanda Fu Jesse Lee Kyrstn Hall Oliver Thai Shane Kaluhikaua Robertson
Anthony Flores Christopher Lai Harvey Pimentel Jesse Werner Lok Kay Teo Patitpavan Neel Sophia Park
Ashton James Anderson Christopher Nicolaas Vlok Henry Helmuth Jesus Juarez Lucas Peters Patric Waworuntu Steen Campbell
Aurnob Khan Christopher Truong Ian Cheng Jin Kay Teo Lucas Thai Peter Changhee Park Stephen Zhu
Bùi Bảo Nghi Cody Tran Ian Ishak Johan Kim Marcus Stephan Vlok Peter Park Steven Turner
Benjamin Addinsall Cyrus Phan Isaac Langer John Wu Mario Saldana Romero Phillip Espinoza Stryker Sheets
Beom Joon Kim Daniel De Vera Isaac McKey Johnathan Lewis Mason Xavier Christian Pilan Scruggs Takuto Suga
Brandon Vu Daniel Yun Isabella Corona Jonny Katz Matthew Carlson Reinah Lee Thomas Valles
Breckin Hamilton David Neiman Ivan Le Joseph Bove Matthew Harris Rigoberto Quintero Timothy Caron
Brenton Dunn David Prieto Jack Redman Joseph Kwak Maverick Pearson Rob Peters Trevor MacDonald
Brooklyn Schmidt Derek Hsieh Jackson Weidmann Joshua Kwon Max Park Roderich Lee Tyler Vo
Caden Chan Deven Nadudvari Jacob Carrasco Justin Nicholas Tan Michael Franklin Ronan Lau Varun Mohanraj
Caden Sanrow Devin Corr-Robinett Jaden Burkhardt Justin Wu Michael Young Rowan Mead Vinson Nguyen
Caleb Lee Drake Ashton Verabian Jaden Nguyen Kailyn Lau Miguel A. Rivera Ryan Chu Weston Mizumoto
Cameron Brown Eli Balsillie Jaden Smith Kavin Tangtartharakul Milen Satish Ryan Lee Will Hamilton
Carl Michael Garcia Elijah Brown Jakob Henderson Kieran Van Vuuren Nathan Nakaguchi Ryan Osborne Yaman Waqfi
Carson Jewell Elliot Albers-Mead James Yang Matthew Dickman Nathan Soria Sean Saito Zhouheng Sun
Corey Young Eric Tran Jason Chen Nick Stanton


Each group will take approximately 20 minutes; please show up to your group at least 20 minutes before it will be called.

1 (start 12:45) 2 (start 13:05) 3 (start 13:25) 4 (start 13:45)
Adam Walker Ethan Vovan Kieran Van Vuuren Peter Park
Anders Bogan Geneva Daniels Matthew Dickman Pilan Scruggs
Brooklyn Schmidt Henry Helmuth Matthew Harris Sean Saito
Corey Young Isaac Langer Michael Young Thomas Valles
Daniel De Vera Johnathan Lewis Nathan Nakaguchi Weston Mizumoto
Deven Nadudvari Kavin Tangtartharakul Nathan Soria Will Hamilton
Devin Corr-Robinett Christopher Lai Jakob Henderson Nipun Das
Elijah Brown Christopher Nicolaas Vlok James Yang Peter Changhee Park
Aidan Jan Christopher Truong Jason Chen Phillip Espinoza
Albert Poghosyan Cody Tran Jason Zenarosa Rowan Mead
Alfonso Morales-Leon Daniel Yun Jerich Lee Ryan Chu
Andrew Eyestone Derek Hsieh Jin Kay Teo Ryan Lee
Anthony Flores Drake Ashton Verabian Jonny Katz Ryan Woytowitz
Benjamin Addinsall Ethan Jan Joshua Kwon Stephen Zhu
Beom Joon Kim Gary Song Justin Nicholas Tan Steven Turner
Brandon Vu Ian Cheng Kevin Lee Stryker Sheets
Caleb Lee Jack Redman Kirk Lindbeck Takuto Suga
Carson Jewell Jackson Weidmann Lucas Thai Trevor MacDonald
Carter Audet Marrero Jacob Carrasco Matthew Carlson Varun Mohanraj
Cary Huang Jaden Burkhardt Maverick Pearson Vinson Nguyen
Cedric Leung Jaden Smith Max Park Zhouheng Sun
Christian De Paola Nick Stanton


Each group will take approximately 25 minutes; please show up to your group at least 25 minutes before it will be called.

1 (start 8:45) 2 (start 9:10)
Adam Walker Michael Young
Anders Bogan Nathan Soria
Deven Nadudvari Peter Park
Henry Helmuth Pilan Scruggs
Isaac Langer Thomas Valles
Johnathan Lewis Weston Mizumoto
Matthew Dickman Jerich Lee
Alfonso Morales-Leon Maverick Pearson
Beom Joon Kim Nick Moreno
Carson Jewell Nipun Das
Cary Huang Phillip Espinoza
Derek Hsieh Ryan Lee
Jackson Weidmann Steven Turner
Jaden Smith Zhouheng Sun

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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