North Plainfield Open 2018

May 19, 2018
North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church

170 Watchung Ave, North Plainfield, NJ 07060, USA
Organization team
Eva Kato (加藤映葉)
WCA Delegate
Dana Yi

This is a one-day competition with an 80 competitor limit. Please enter the venue through the red double doors.

We recommend that you arrive to the competition at least 10 minutes before your first event because here are no set times for each group. If your first event is later in the day, you do not have to arrive until then. Note that if you miss your group you will disqualified from the event.

Groups will be posted a few days leading up to the competition. Please familiarize yourselves with your groups. When it's time to compete, groups will be called instead of individual participants.

Food and drinks are permitted inside the main room, but lunch will not be provided for competitiors or guests. There are also a few restaurants within a ten-minute drive.

Results will be posted live on and finalized on this website after the competition.

Please observe silence during all Blindfolded events.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).

There is no age limit or requirement to compete.
All competitors must register through the official WCA website.
You must pre-pay, in full, in order to be accepted to compete in any events. No at-door registration or payment.
A confirmation email will be sent to you when your registration has been accepted.
In order to be registered for this competition, you must register before the competitior limit is reached. If the cap is never reached, full registration and payment must be made before the deadline.
No refunds.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Patrick Ponce won with an average of 7.22 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Dana Yi finished second (8.51) and Eva Kato finished third (9.20).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Patrick Ponce 6.42 7.22 United States 7.367.149.246.427.16
4x4x4 Cube Patrick Ponce 27.21 29.48 United States 28.7435.5027.2130.9028.79
6x6x6 Cube Dana Yi 1:47.34 1:55.54 United States 2:04.481:47.341:54.80
7x7x7 Cube Aryan Kejriwal 2:29.86 2:33.14 United States 2:29.862:38.362:31.21
3x3x3 Blindfolded Eva Kato 55.18 DNF United States DNF55.18DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Patrick Ponce 12.22 13.05 United States 12.2212.8313.1714.0913.16
4x4x4 Blindfolded Jason Bilgrei 6:15.86 DNF United States DNF6:15.86DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Jason Bilgrei 15:12.00 DNF United States 15:12.00DNSDNS
Event Rounds Format Cutoff Time Limit
3x3 3 Average of 5 - 10:00
4x4 2 Best of 2/Average of 5 1:10 2:30
6x6 1 Best of 1/Mean of 3 4:00 6:00
7x7 1 Best of 1/Mean of 3 6:00 8:00
3x3 Blindfolded 2 Best of 3 - 10:00 cumulative
3x3 One-Handed 2 Best of 2/Average of 5 0:45 1:30
4x4 Blindfolded 1 Best of 3 - 45:00 cumulative
5x5 Blindfolded 1 Best of 3 - 45:00 cumulative
Square-1 (Tentative*) 1 Best of 2/Average of 5 0:40 1:30

*Square-1 is a tentative event. It will be held if there is extra time.

All cutoffs, time limits, and amount of rounds are subject to change at any time. These changes will be announced.

Cutoff: One of your first two solves must be under the cutoff time in order to complete a full average of 5.

Time Limit: If your solve exceeds the time limit the solve will be stopped and you will be given a DNF.

Cumulative Time Limit: This is combined limit for all three solves/attempts.

Time Main Event No. to next round Side Room
8:45 AM OH Combined Round 1 8 4BLD/5BLD
10:00 AM 4x4 Combined Round 1 8 4BLD/5BLD
11:15 AM 3x3 Round 1 32 4BLD/5BLD
12:45 PM Lunch -
1:30 PM 3BLD Round 1 8
2:15 PM 6x6 Combined Final -
3:15 PM 7x7 Combined Final -
4:15 PM 3x3 Round 2 8
5:00 PM 4x4 Combined Final -
5:15 PM OH Combined Final -
5:30 PM 3BLD Final -
5:45 PM 3x3 Final -
6:00 PM Awards -


The registration fee for this competition is $15.00. The WCA Stripe payment system is being used for this competition. You will be prompted to pay following registration. You are not considered registered until you compete. Any requested changes to registration before the deadline will be honored before registration is closed.

If you paid but don't see your name on the registration list within 48 hours, please email the organizers.

You must register and pay online to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted under any circumstances. Spectators may attend for free; please indicate how many guests you will bring during registration.

Because the date of this competition is near, there will unfortunately be NO REFUNDS if you are no longer able to attend. However, we encourage you to contact us if you cannot attend so someone on the waitlist can take your spot. We want to allow as many people to compete as possible.


There will be a 20 competitor waitlist. We will not close registration until the 20 competitor waitlist is full. If you would like to join the waitlist, register and pay like normal. Payment is required to secure your spot on the waitlist.

If a competitor drops out, we will email the next person on the waitlist. You then have 48 hours to confirm your attendance before we move onto the next competitor.

If you do not make it off the waitlist by May 11, 2018 then your registration fee will be refunded.

This event is being held in the Parish Hall of Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, located in downtown North Plainfield. Unfortunately there is no parking lot. However, there is ample parking on the various side streets around the church building. We encourage you to observe all posted parking regulations to avoid tickets.

Please enter through the red double doors. The competition will be on the first floor to the right as you walk in. The side room for 4x4 Blindfolded and 5x5 Blindfolded will be held in a smaller room on the second floor. There will be signs.

The closest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport, which is about a 25 minute drive from the venue. There are hotels and fast-food restaurants nearby.

All Competitors

A few days leading up to the competition, you will receive an email with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. You will also receive judging assignments. 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.

New Competitors

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.

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: Yes, you are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. Live results will be posted on This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


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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