North Star Cubing Challenge 2018

Jan 27, 2018
Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

Hamel VFW

19020 Hamel Rd, Plymouth, MN 55446

Go into the Door nearest to the Parking Lot.

North Star Cubing Challenge 2018 website
Carter Kucala and Kristin Wiley
WCA Delegate
Walker Welch
Competitor Limit
Entry Fee
$15 (United States Dollar)

Please read the Important Competitor Information tab before registering.



Newer Competitors:
Be sure to read the WCA regulations before you compete so you are able to understand the rules. A basic overview can be found in this video.

All Competitors
Even though we will have a dedicated staff, there will not be enough staff to cover all the judging stations throughout the day. The new competitor tutorial at the beginning will include an explanation of judging. If you see an open judging spot, please volunteer and ask questions if you need help! If there aren't enough people in the spots for judging we will announce that we need more. If you are worried about judging, don't be! It's really fun!


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!

Event: Rounds: Cutoff/Time Limit:
3x3 3 10 minute Time Limit
5x5 1 2:15 / 3:30
3x3 Blindfolded 1 15:00 Combined Limit
Clock 2 0:45 / 2:00
Skewb 2 0:30 / 1:00
Square-1 2 0:45 / 1:30

Tentative Events: (These may be added if time permits)
* Square-1 Round 3
* 5x5 Round 2
* Skewb Round 3

Time: Event: # of Competitors Advance
8:30-9:00 Clock Round 1
9:00-9:15 New Competitor Tutorial
9:15-10:45 3x3 Round 1
10:45-11:30 Square-1 Round 1
11:30-12:30 3x3 Blindfolded/Lunch
12:30-1:30 Skewb Round 1
1:30-2:30 3x3 Round 2 36 Competitors
2:30-3:00 Square-1 Final 12 Competitors
3:00-4:00 5x5 Combined Final
4:00-4:30 Clock Final 6 Competitors
4:30-5:00 Skewb Final 12 Competitors
5:00-5:45 Buffer Time
5:45-6:00 3x3 Final 12 Competitors
6:00 Awards

The schedule is subject to change based on registration.

There will be hamburgers and hot dogs available for purchase in the side room. There are also plenty of fast food resturants within 2 miles of the venue.

We are no longer accepting staff applications for North Star Cubing Challenge 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.

This competition will be held in the Hamel VFW.

19020 Hamel RD,
Plymouth, MN, 55446

Enter through the doors nearest to the parking lot. There is plenty of parking just outside the building. Please do your best to clean up after yourself.

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