NC State Fairgrounds
Gov. James E. Holshouser Building
This competition is the State Championship for North Carolina, USA. Winners in each event from North Carolina will receive an award and the title of North Carolina State Champion.
Every competitor must read the Competitor Information Tab prior to registering.
Please always include your name and competition name in any email that you send to us.
Please read all tabs prior to the competition and regularly check your email for updates from us. All contact will be made via the email address you provided when you set up your WCA account.
Registrations have to be approved manually. Please allow up to 48 hrs for your name to appear on the competitor's list.
If you are competing in Multi-Blind you must submit your cubes at 4:40pm on Saturday
Online registration will be open from to .
Changes to Registration
If you are interested in being on staff, please see the "Staff Application" tab.
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 64 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:30.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Combined Final||Bo1 / Mo3||8:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:00.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||Combined Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 5:30.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Bo1||1 hour|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Clock||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Megaminx||Combined Final||Bo2 / Ao5||6:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Square-1||Combined First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:30.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Final||Bo1||10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00|
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Location: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 "Gov. James E. Holshouser Building"
This address is the address of the Fairgrounds, NOT the address of the building. Please see the maps below to see where the Holshouser Building is.
Parking: There is parking on the premises. Most GPS systems will bring you to gate 11 (marked as a star on the map). We suggest coming in through Gate 9 off Trinity Road (marked in blue). The Holshouser Building is circled in red. Plenty of parking is available, however please follow any instructions fairgrounds staff give you regarding parking. See the Parking Map below:
Room Details: The competition will be held in the Gov. James E. Holshouser Building.
Lunch: Lunch will not be provided, however there are many restaurants within walking and driving distance of the venue, you can see a map of them here.
We are looking into getting a food truck. We'll update this page if that happens.
Hotels: We are looking into getting a hotel block. We will update here and send out an email if that happens. For now here are some hotels near the venue.
At Competitor Check-In you will receive your nametag and t-shirt if you ordered one.
-Saturday Check-In will be at 9:15am (after bigBLD)
-Sunday Check-In will be at 7:30am. If you already checked in on Saturday, you do not have to check in again on Sunday.
No extra shirts will be ordered so if you want a one you must pre-order one.
Multi-Blind Cube Submission
If you are competing in 3x3x3 Multi-Blind you must submit your cubes at 4:40pm on Saturday. If you need to use some of your multi-blind cubes for FMC, we can work that out, but please talk to use first. You can email us here: NC Championship Organizers
Venue Quiet Time
During blindfolded events and 3x3 Fewest Moves will be Venue Quiet Time. These events require a lot of concentration and we want to respect those competing. During Venue Quiet Time we will ask that if you are inside the venue that talking and any other noise is kept to a minimum. If you are causing a distraction to those competing you will be asked to leave. The times of Venue Quiet Time are clearly labelled on the schedule.
Expectations and Clarifications
North Carolina State Champion Eligibility
If you think you may have a chance at being crowned North Carolina Champion in any event, please bring some form of ID with address or proof of residency in North Carolina.
Live Results & Schedule
People You Should Know
Your organizers for the competition are Cady Shields, Carson Claud, Roxana Johnson, and Zachary Ochs.
Your delegates for this competition are Cady Shields, Jacob Ambrose, and Katie Hull. Ask them if you have any questions throughout the day!
For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!
Even though this competition is a State Championship, we wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...
First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:
This video will help explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know. It is highly suggested that parents watch this video as well.
A written competitor tutorial can be found here.
If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial in the morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.
If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!
Click the FAQ tab to find the answers to commonly asked questions.
We are working on getting shirts for the competition through Custom Ink. We will update this tab and send out and email once we have the order open.
Shirts will be distributed during Competitor Check-In.
No extra shirts will be ordered. So if you want one you must pre-order one.
Q: I don't live in North Carolina, can I still compete at this competition?
A: Absolutely! This competition is open to anyone. The only caveat being that you would not be eligible to be crowned "North Carolina Champion."
Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.
Q: What are some examples of puzzles that are not allowed?
A: Electronic cubes (such as Giiker or Gan360i), carbon fiber stickers, significantly damaged stickers, faces missing stickers (note: completely stickerless cubes are allowed), and/or cubes missing pieces. Please see Article 3 of the regulations for more details.
Q: Are spectators allowed?
A: Yes, this competition is open to the public. No prior registration or tickets for spectators is needed. When you register it will ask you how many guests you are bringing, this just lets us make sure there are enough seats for everyone.
Q: Who is eligible for North Carolina State Champion?
A: Those who can provide proof of residency in North Carolina are elible to be crowned State Champion—i.e., those who live here are eligible.
Q: I have a question, who should I contact?
A: If you have any questions about this competition please email the organizers and be sure to include your name in the email: NC Championship Organizers
Q: What is the average age of competitors at these events?
A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube! There will be competitors of all ages present.
Q: How fast do you have to be to compete?
A: If you can solve the standard 3x3x3 Cube in under 10 minutes, then you should compete! Other events often have cutoffs or time limits. Please see the Events Tab to learn about those events.
Q: What is the competition like?
A: Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)
Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of the competition, go to WCA Live to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about the 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.
Q: Why am I not on the competitors list yet?
A: Please allow up to 48 hours for your name to appear on the competitors list. Make sure you pay the registration fee. You must also pay to be put on the waitlist. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us.
Q: Are there age or gender divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.
Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!
If you are interested in being on staff please fill out this application: https://forms.gle/2GeTyZPU7SCG3dga7
Please pay the registration fee. If you are chosen to be on staff you will be refunded after the competition.
We hope to be able to provide staff with lunch and competition t-shirts. There may be additional staff perks depending on registration numbers.
The Group Sheet for the competition will be uploaded here before the competition.
Results from the competition will be submitted and uploaded officially to WCA within a week after the competition.
If you would like to be added to a mailing list to be notified about future North Carolina competitions, please fill out this form.
Anyone can join the mailing list, we encourage parents/guardians to join as well. This mailing list is run by local Delegates and therefore is not official.
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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).
The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined 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.