North Liberty 2019

Oct 19, 2019
North Liberty, Iowa, United States

North Liberty Community Center

520 W Cherry St, North Liberty, IA

It is in the basement of the North Liberty Recreation Center (Gerdin Conference Center)


North Liberty 2019 Organizers

Cooper Swailes, Robert Schepanski, Trevor Schepanski, and Tyler Schepanski
WCA Delegate
Brandon Mikel
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Extra proceeds from the competition will go to the Iowa Cubing general fund for future competitions and equipment.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Luke Garrett won with an average of 7.84 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Henry Lichner finished second (8.40) and Carter Kucala finished third (8.97).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Luke Garrett 5.73 7.84 United States 8.887.477.508.565.73
2x2x2 Cube Carter Kucala 1.44 2.02 United States 2.312.661.441.881.88
4x4x4 Cube Carter Kucala 31.44 33.47 United States 33.2531.4435.1934.9132.24
3x3x3 One-Handed Luke Garrett 9.96 12.16 United States 13.3211.5012.6812.319.96
Pyraminx Simon Kellum 1.86 2.86 United States 1.863.483.422.672.48
Skewb Cale Schoon 3.03 3.26 United States
Square-1 Carter Kucala 9.58 10.61 United States 11.4510.579.589.8111.81

Venue Information
North Liberty Rec Center
520 W Cherry St, North Liberty, IA 52317

The main parking lot is to the south of the building. There is additional parking on the west and north sides of the Rec Center as well.



Eastern Iowa Airport (CID): ~17 minute drive to venue

Quad City International Airport (MLI): ~1 hour 10 minute drive to venue

Des Moines International (DSM): ~1 hour 50 minute drive to venue

We will update this if we get a sponsor for the competition.


There is a possibility we may add more rounds of existing events on site. We will try to give as early notice as possible.

Please read this section carefully. Changes in organization have been made modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. When you arrive, you will receive a lanyard with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition with either running, judging, or scrambling.

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per event. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.


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:

We recommend to watch this 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!


There are a number of restaurants within a mile of the North Liberty Rec Center. There is also the food court at the Coral Ridge Mall, which is 4 miles south on Highway 965 (Ranshaw Way/Coral Ridge Ave)
Pizza Hut
Wig N' Pen
Little Ceasar's
Zio Johno's
Jimmy John's
Tin Roost
Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

We are no longer accepting staff.

You will be expected to help the majority of the day. If selected you will have your registration fee waived after the competition is over.

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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