North Iowa 2017

Dec 9, 2017
Osage, Iowa, United States

CRC Events Center

1006 Chestnut Street Osage, IA 50461

The CRC Events Center is located on the Mitchell County Fairgrounds.

North Iowa 2017 website
Brandon Mikel
WCA Delegate
Brandon Mikel
Competitor Limit
Entry Fee

There is a 120 person competitor limit. The registration fee is a flat $20. Spectators are welcome to attend for free.


Rubik's Cube (3 rounds)
2x2x2 Cube (2 rounds)
Skewb (2 rounds)
3x3x3 Blindfolded
4x4x4 Blindfolded
6x6x6 Cube

Tentative Events:
2x2x2 Cube Round 3
Skewb Round 3

Time Event Cutoff Time Limit
8:00-8:30 Set-up / New Competitor Tutorial
8:30-10:15 3x3 Round 1 n/a 10:00
10:15-11:30 2x2 Round 1 n/a 1:00
11:30-12:30 Skewb Round 1 n/a 1:30
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:00 3x3 Blindfolded Final n/a Combined 15:00
2:00-2:45 3x3 Round 2 Top 40
2:45-3:45 6x6 Final 4:30 10:00
3:45-4:45 4x4 Blindfolded Final n/a Combined 45:00
4:45-5:00 2x2 Final Top 16
5:00-5:15 Skewb Final Top 16
5:15-5:30 3x3 Final Top 16
5:30-6:15 Clean up/Awards

Square-1 is tentative and will have a 0:45 cutoff and 1:15 time limit if held
Schedule is subject to change


There is a 120 person competitor limit for this competition.

1. Click on the register tab on the left side of the screen. In the comment section please include the name of the person who is paying for your registration.
2. Click on the Payment Link under your registration to pay for the competition via Stripe. To complete your registration you MUST pre-pay.
3. In 48 hours, if you do NOT see your name on the competitors list (the tab on the left side of the screen thay says "Competitors") then please send an email to the Contact on the General Info Tab. Failure to do any of these steps may result in a delay in registration.

There is a $20 fee to register for this competition via Stripe. Fees are non-refundable after November 6th, 2017. Registration fees must be paid in advance and your name must appear on the registration list in order for your registration to be considered final. There will be no registrations at the door. Registration fees will be used to cover the cost of the venue and equipment.

Venue Information

The Cedar River Complex Events Center is located on the Mitchell County Fairgrounds. Head east on Chestnut St, turn south and go through the Mitchell County Fairgrounds arches. The CRC Events Center will be on the left. There is plenty of parking.


There are three hotels located on the east side of town.

AmericInn - 2212 Highway 218 Osage, IA 50461

Super 8 - 1530 East Main St. Osage, IA 50461

Osage Motel - 2215 Highway 218 Osage, IA 50461 (641)-732-3785


Rochester International Airport (RST): ~1 hour drive to venue

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID): ~2 hour drive to venue

Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP): ~2 hour 30 minute drive to venue

Des Moines International (DSM): ~2 hour 30 minute drive to venue

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Thank you to for sponsoring this competition! They will be providing gift cards as prizes. Check out their store for all your cubing needs.

Casey's pizza, soft drinks, and water will be available to purchase at the venue during lunch.

We are no longer accepting staff applications for North Iowa 2017. There will still be opportunities to volunteer as judge at the competition. If you have any questions about staffing, please use the contact tab on the main page of the website.

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

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:

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday 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!


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?

A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 12 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?

A: Competitions are a bunch of tables where cubers 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 and new personal bests. This competition will have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the schedule tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: Where 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 competing, go to to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay your entrance fee in order to be placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the competition. No matter what your situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!