Northwest Championships 2017

Aug 11 - 13, 2017
Portland, Oregon, United States

Holiday Inn Portland Airport

8439 NE Columbia Boulevard

Falls Ballroom

Northwest Championships 2017 website
Amy Tycksen, Chris Brotzman, Kit Clement, Lauren Klemz, Maeve Connors, and Matthew Dickman
WCA Delegates
Chris Brotzman and Kit Clement
Entry Fee

We are currently recruiting staff members for this competition. Please see the "Staff Recruiting" tab if you are interested in being a staff member.

General registration will open on May 15th, and the registration fee will be $40 per competitor. You can register now to recieve an email reminder once general registration is open.

Northwest Championships 2017 will have a competitor limit of 225 people. Competitors must register online by July 15th and pay online in order to reserve their spot in the competition.

Northwest Championships 2017 is open to all competitors in the USA and the world, and prizes will be given to the top competitors. Residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Alaska are also eligible to win the title of Northwest Champion.

August 11-13, 2017

Holiday Inn Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Boulevard
Portland, OR, 97232

Registration Fee:
There is a $40 registration fee for the event, payable through the WCA Stripe payment system. Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list.

There is a 225 competitor limit to the competition. Please register as soon as possible if you plan on coming! Registration closes at the end of the day on July 15th PDT. We will grant 50% refunds to those who let us know before July 15th, but no refunds are granted after that date.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

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We are currently looking for more staff members to help run this competition. If you are interested, please send an email to Kit Clement at Those who have experience with many WCA competitions, especially as a staff or volunteer, will be especially considered as staff for this event.

As a staff member, we would ask you to compete in a staff-only competition on Friday afternoon so that we can complete all first rounds of your events. During the main days of the competition on Saturday and Sunday, you will help us out with judging, running and scrambling, among other tasks roughly 80% of the time, depending on the total number of staff members we can recruit.

The benefits that you recieve as a staff member:
* Free registration (saves $40)
* Free lunch/snacks during the day of the competition
* Staff t-shirt
* Small travel stipend to those who stay in the hotel

The more staff we can recruit, the higher the quality of our competition in terms of the number of rounds we can do, and the better the overall experience is for our staff. We hope to see you join our staff!

Event Cutoff Time Limit # to Round 2 # to Round 3
3x3x3 None 10:00 80 12
2x2x2 None 10:00 80 12
4x4x4 1:10 4:00 12
5x5x5 2:00 5:00 12
6x6x6 4:30 10:00 12
7x7x7 6:30 10:00 12
3x3x3 Blindfolded None 10:00 (20:00 combined limit) 12
3x3x3 Fewest Moves None 1 hour (80 moves)
3x3x3 One-Handed 0:45 3:00 12
Megaminx 2:30 5:00 12
Pyraminx 0:30 1:30 12
Skewb 0:30 1:30 12
Square-1 0:40 2:00 12
4x4x4 Blindfolded 1:00:00 combined limit
5x5x5 Blindfolded 1:20:00 combined limit
3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded WCA limits

TBA -- but note that almost all events will occur on 12th/13th. Only long events (BigBLD, FMC) will be potentially held on Friday.

Northwest Championships 2017 will be at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport in Portland, Oregon, which is conveniently located close to the Portland International Airport and a short drive or train ride to downtown Portland.

By Plane

When arriving at Portland International Airport (PDX), competitors and guests staying at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport are offered a free shuttle ride to and from the hotel. Simply call the hotel front desk (503-256-5000) upon arriving, and a shuttle will arrive at the airport to pick you up.

By Car

Holiday Inn Portland Airport is located near I-205. When traveling either from the north or south on I-205, take the exit for Columbia Boulevard to access the hotel. Those traveling east or west along I-84 can exit to I-205 north and find the same exit to get to the hotel. There is plentiful parking at the hotel, which is available even if you are not staying at the hotel.

By Transit

The closest light rail station to the Holiday Inn Portland Airport is the Parkrose Transit Center, on the MAX Red Line. The hotel is about a 15-20 minute walk (1.0 mi) from this stop.

Hotel Information

As soon as we receive information regarding how to book a room at a discounted rate through this event, we will post this information here. Please hold off on your hotel reservations for now!


This competition will award the title of Northwest Champion to the competitor who has the highest place in the final round of each event. Residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Alaska are eligible to win the title of Northwest Champion.

To be eligible to win these titles, you must claim your residency in one of these states before August 1st. To do this, you must provide proof of one of the following:

  1. The competitor's driver's license, passport, or state ID from an eligible state. (This option required for competitors 18 and older as of 4/1/17.)
  2. A current (2016-17) school ID with parent/guardian's driver's license, passport, or state ID from an eligible state.

Please email clear scans/pictures of the necessary information to Matthew Dickman and we will confirm with you that you are placed on the eligibility list for Northwest Champion titles.

Any competitor found to be falsifying this information to become eligible for a title may be barred from earning future regional titles.