ODU Big Blue Spring 2018

Mar 31, 2018
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Webb University Center, Old Dominion University

1300 W 49th St, Norfolk, VA 23529

North Cafeteria (inside Webb University Center)

Organization team
Ankush Hommerich-Dutt and Maggie Jordan
WCA Delegate
Chester Lian

Registration fee: $20 per competitor. No refunds! Registration must be paid online. There is no at-the-door registration. There will be a competitor limit of 125. All net proceeds will go to Engineers Without Borders, a group of engineers who benefit underserved communities.

Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 125 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
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Tanzer Balimtas won with an average of 8.63 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ryland Wilson finished second (9.87) and Will Callan finished third (10.11).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Tanzer Balimtas 6.95 8.63 United States 6.9510.178.427.519.96
2x2x2 Cube Will Callan 1.66 1.79 United States 1.661.973.331.671.73
4x4x4 Cube Tanzer Balimtas 29.17 37.36 United States 35.1335.6141.3441.6129.17
5x5x5 Cube Will Callan 1:08.67 1:12.27 United States 1:23.231:11.001:10.901:14.911:08.67
3x3x3 One-Handed Tanzer Balimtas 13.47 14.84 United States 15.1714.4816.4814.8813.47
Pyraminx William Klauer 4.47 5.05 United States 5.604.555.014.475.73
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 40.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Final Ao5 40.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Final Ao5 2:30.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 40.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Final Ao5 40.00
Event Rounds Format Cutoff Time Limit Advancing
3x3 3 Rounds Average of 5 10:00 40 to Round 2, 16 to Round 3
2x2 2 Rounds Average of 5 0:20 0:40 16 to Round 2
3x3 One-Handed 1 Round Average of 5 0:40 1:00
4x4 1 Round Average of 5 1:45 2:30
5x5 1 Round Average of 5 2:30 3:30
Pyraminx 1 Round Average of 5 0:20 0:40

Cutoff: The competitor must complete at least one of their first two solves under this time in order to complete the average.
Time Limit: If any solve in the average goes over this time, the competitor will be given a DNF.

Note: Cutoffs and time limits only apply to Round 1 of an event.

Time Event
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-11:15 3x3 Round 1
11:15-12:00 2x2 Round 1
12:00-1:00 Lunch/5x5 Finals
1:00-2:00 Pyraminx Finals
2:00-3:00 4x4 Finals
3:00-4:00 3x3 Round 2
4:00-5:15 3x3 One-handed Finals
5:15-5:30 2x2 Finals
5:30-6:00 3x3 Finals
6:00 Awards

All times are subject to change.
If we run ahead of schedule, more rounds of existing events may be added. 3x3 Head to Head Finals is a possibility!

Lunch is on your own and will be held during 5x5 Finals.

Getting to the venue: https://www.odu.edu/about/visitors/directions

The competition is in the North Cafeteria!

Parking: There is a free parking garage! (Garage E) It is right off of Hampton Blvd on 49th St. https://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/offices/parking-and-transportation-services/docs/odu-metered-base-map-mm.pdf

Hotels: https://www.odu.edu/about/visitors/lodging

Prizes are generously sponsored by TheCubicle.us.


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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