Nisei Week 2018

Aug 18, 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

244 South San Pedro Street
Organization team
Cory Hayashi and Michael Young
WCA Delegates
Kevin Matthews and Michael Young

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

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

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The base registration fee for this competition is $10 (United States Dollar).

For new competitors: please bring some form of government ID, to confirm your registration information.

Online registration is not complete until payment is received; until that point, you will be placed in a waitlist. Registrations are approved manually, and should be approved within 48 hours of payment being received; if you believe your registration has been missed, please contact the organizer at If your online registration is not finished, you will be considered an on-site registration, and will be charged accordingly. There will be no refunds.

On-site registrations: If you wish to register on-site, the entry fee will be $20 in cash. We unfortunately cannot take checks or cards. Please bring some form of government ID to confirm your registration information.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Matthew Shay won with an average of 8.12 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Nathan Soria finished second (9.49) and Isabella Corona finished third (9.64).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Matthew Shay 6.62 8.12 United States 7.6511.286.629.357.35
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Event Round Format Cutoff Time Limit Advancing to Next Round
3x3x3 Cube 1 Average of 5 - 10:00 8(16*)
2 Average of 5 - 10:00 -
3x3x3 One-Handed* 1 Best of 2/Average of 5 0:45 2:00 -

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.
* If 3x3x3 Round 1 ends before 10:45, we will hold one round of one-handed immediately after 3x3x3 Round 1.
* If 3x3x3 One-Handed ends before 11:30 (or if there is no One-Handed round, and 3x3x3 Round 1 ends before 11:30), we will take the top 16 for the 3x3x3 Finals and the Head-to-Head competition.

Last updated: 8/15/2018 - 3x3x3 Head-to-Head will happen after 3x3x3 Finals.

Time Start Time End Event
8:00 8:45 Setup
8:30 9:15 On-site Registration
8:45 11:20 3x3x3 Round 1
One-handed Combined Final*
11:30 11:45 3x3x3 Finals
11:45 12:30 3x3x3 Head-to-Head Competition
12:30 12:45 Awards Ceremony
12:45 13:00 Clean-up

Estimated start times will be after the group number. Note: the exact start time will likely slightly vary. Please be at the venue at least 15 minutes before the start of your group in case we run ahead of schedule.

3x3x3 Cube Round 1 Groups

1 (8:45 am) 2 (9:05 am) 3 (9:25 am) 4 (9:45 am) 5 (10:05 am) 6 (10:25 am)
Andrew Eyestone Adam Vu Nguyen Andrew Nathenson Adam Walker Alex Davani Alejandro Ortiz
Bob Burnell Amay Advani Arian Rezaee Augustus Burnell Anders Bogan Alfred Wang
Christopher Lai Cameron Brown Carter Chen Casey Coutin Andrew Klujian Andre O'Neil
David Neiman Cary Chaput Christian Martin Daniel Chan Bryan L. Guo Anthony Montes
Elias Valle Charlie Heffernan Ethan Arakaki Devin Corr-Robinett Camilo Choi Ariella Simoni
Eric Chan Lee Christian De Paola France Bautista Isabella Corona Cedric Leung Derek Hsieh
Ethan Vovan Deven Nadudvari Guanda Fu (符冠达) Jason White Dawson Lam Gary Song
Everett Kelly Ian Ishak Ivan Le Kimon Haramis Elijah Brown Jacob Mondragon
Jack Purdum Jacob Carrasco Jack Gore Logan R. White Ethan Ollins Jaden Burkhardt
Kevin Matthews James Hamory Jason Zenarosa Michael Young Janelle Tin Kavin Tangtartharakul
Landon Mays Jonas Soelberg Matthew Shay Nathan Soria Jonny Katz Kyeongmin Choi
Mason Xavier Christian Josh Humpherys Nathan Nakaguchi Rigoberto Quintero Kyrstn Hall Lucas Peters
Matteo Beretta Lucas Thai Patric Waworuntu Ryan Goegan Marcus Jakob Panahon Sam Takemoto
Noah Nakaguchi Nipun Das Rob Peters Thomas Nguyen Noah Buenbrazo Shane Grogan
Shane Alliston Russell Nakaguchi Samuel Chiu Vincent Giza Robbie Villarica Sophia Quinn
Steen Campbell Sebastian Avila Thomas Elliott Rogers Vinson Nguyen Ryan Chu Thomas Oltman
William Li Will Hamilton Timothy Jan Yating Hu Sihan Tao Thomas Valles
Surya David Donath Yuxuan Li (李宇轩)

3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Groups

In the event we run ahead of schedule, these will be the groups for the 3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final. Each group will take roughly 20 minutes; estimated start times are based on if the event begins at 10:45 am.

1 (10:45 am) 2 (11:05 am) 3 (11:25 am) 4 (11:45 am)
Alejandro Ortiz Alfred Wang Andrew Klujian Adam Walker
Alex Davani Andrew Eyestone Anthony Montes Andrew Nathenson
Anders Bogan Arian Rezaee Cary Chaput Daniel Chan
Camilo Choi Elias Valle Cedric Leung Derek Hsieh
Christian Martin Ethan Vovan Charlie Heffernan Deven Nadudvari
Dawson Lam Everett Kelly Christian De Paola Devin Corr-Robinett
Elijah Brown France Bautista Christopher Lai Jack Purdum
Eric Chan Lee Isabella Corona Ethan Ollins Janelle Tin
Gary Song Ivan Le Ian Ishak Jonny Katz
Guanda Fu (符冠达) Jacob Carrasco Jacob Mondragon Kavin Tangtartharakul
Jack Gore Jonas Soelberg James Hamory Lucas Thai
Jaden Burkhardt Kyeongmin Choi Kyrstn Hall Matthew Shay
Jason Zenarosa Logan R. White Nathan Nakaguchi Michael Young
Josh Humpherys Lucas Peters Nipun Das Nathan Soria
Kevin Matthews Noah Buenbrazo Rob Peters Robbie Villarica
Landon Mays Shane Alliston Ryan Chu Samuel Chiu
Sihan Tao Thomas Oltman Shane Grogan Thomas Valles
Thomas Nguyen Vincent Giza Surya David Donath Vinson Nguyen
Yating Hu Will Hamilton Yuxuan Li (李宇轩) William Li

Live results are on Cubecomps at!

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 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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