No Stress Solving 2017

Jul 2, 2017
Marietta, Georgia, United States

Northeast Cobb Community Center

3100 Jaycee Dr, Marietta, GA 30062
No Stress Solving 2017 website
Raymond Goslow
WCA Delegate
Jacob Ambrose

No Stress Solving 2017 Organizers

Entry Fee

The registration fee is $10. There is a 60 person competitor limit. To register, please follow all Instructions on the registration payment tab. Improper completion of these steps may result in a delay of Registration. If you do not see your name on the competitors tab within 48 hours of registering, please contact the organizers to resolve the issue. The event list consists of: Rubik's Cube, 2x2x2 Cube, and many unofficial events on the events tab.


Registration is now closed.

Northeast Cobb Community Center
3100 Jaycee Dr
Marietta, GA 30062

Plenty of free parking at the venue!

Lunch will be sold at the venue, a slice of pizza, a bag of chips, and a drink for $3.

Nearest hotels are off of I-75/I-575

Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL)

Official Events:

Event # of Rounds Format Cutoff Time Time Limit # of competitors moving on to subsequent rounds
Rubik's Cube 2 Rounds Average of 5 10:00 Top-16
2x2x2 Cube 2 Rounds Average of 5 10:00 Top-16

Cutoff- The time a competitor must achieve within their first 2 solves in order to complete the average. Note: There are no cutoff times for official events at this competition.
Time Limit - The time at which if an attempt exceeds this time, then the competitor will be awarded a DNF. For WCA Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations.
The Number of Competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.

Unofficial Events:

Event Format Cutoff Time Time Limit
3x3x3 Cube: Match the Scramble Average of 5 2:00 4:00
3x3x3 Cube: Team Blindfolded Mean of 2, explained below 10:00
Kilominx Average of 5 1:15 1:45
Gigaminx Best of 1 30:00
Mirror Blocks Average of 5 2:00 4:00
Rubik's Magic Average of 5 1:00
Master Magic Average of 5 1:00
Mini Guildford Challenge Explained below
Full Guildford Challenge Explained below

Tentative Unofficial Event:

Master Pyraminx Average of 5 1:30 2:00

Kilominx Round 2

Event Descriptions:

Rubik’s Cube: Match the Scramble
Competitor submits two 3x3’s with the same color scheme, one of which is scrambled by the scramblers. Before inspection begins, both 3x3’s are under the cube cover. When the solve begins, both 3x3’s must be on the mat. The competitor performs moves on only the puzzle which was originally solved in order to match the state of the scrambled puzzle. After the solve, the judge checks all six sides of both puzzles to confirm that the scramble has been matched. Both 3x3’s return, scrambled, to the scramblers, who solve them and then perform the next scramble.

Rubik’s Cube: Team Blindfolded
Competitors form teams of two, and must be part of at most one team. The team will do two solves, and each member of the team will serve once as the caller and once as the solver. The solver will remain blindfolded for the entire attempt. During inspection, both the caller and the solver may touch the puzzle. During the solve, only the solver may touch the puzzle, and the judge will hold a sight blocker to prevent the solver from seeing the puzzle. The caller and solver are allowed to communicate both during inspection and during the solve.

Mini Guildford Challenge
A team of competitors solves a 2x2, a 3x3, a 4x4, a 5x5, a 3x3 one-handed, a Megaminx, a Pyraminx, a Clock, a Skewb, and a Square-1. They will have 45 seconds of inspection, with one call by the judge at 30 seconds.

Full Guildford Challenge
A team of competitors solves a 2x2, a 3x3, a 4x4, a 5x5, a 6x6, a 7x7, a 3x3 one-handed, a 3x3 with feet, a Megaminx, a Pyraminx, a Clock, a Skewb, and a Square-1. They will have 45 seconds of inspection, with one call by the judge at 30 seconds.

The Mini Guildford Challenge and Full Guildford Challenge events will be held for an hour. Competitors may compete at any time during that hour and as many times as they like according to the following. Competitors can form groups of two, three or four which will have up to 3 attempts with a cumulative time limit of 10 minutes. A competitor may not be in more than one group of the same size for the same event, but may compete again in a group of a different size. No groups will be permitted to submit puzzles for scrambling less than 10 minutes before the end of the scheduled time for Guildford Challenges. Extra time may be allotted if the competition is ahead of schedule, and this will be clearly announced beforehand. Competitors may be denied to compete during the final 10 minutes of the event at the discretion of the organizer and delegate.

Time Event
8:00 - 8:30 Set-Up
8:30 - 9:30 Mirror Blocks
9:30 - 9:40 New Competitor Tutorial / Judging Tutorial
9:40 - 10:45 Rubik's Cube Round 1
10:45 - 11:45 2x2 Round 1
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
11:45 - 12:45 Rubik's Magic / Master Magic
12:45 - 2:00 Team BLD
2:00 - 2:45 Kilominx Round 1
2:45 - 3:45 Mini/Full Guildford Challenge
3:45 - 5:00 MTS
5:00 - 5:15 2x2 Finals
5:15 - 5:30 Rubik's Cube Finals
5:30 - 6:00 Awards/Clean-Up

Gigaminx can be done at any point throughout the day.
All times are tentative and subject to change if we are ahead or behind schedule.
We may add rounds of events if we run far ahead of schedule.

Image description
Prizes for this competition will be provided by! They will provide gift cards for the winners of both the official and unofficial events.