Ohio Open 2009

Mar 28 - 29, 2009
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Ohio State University

2070 Neil Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43210

Hitchcock Hall Room 131

Ohio Open 2009 website

Jim Mertens

Jim Mertens
WCA Delegate
Jim Mertens

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Dan Cohen won with an average of 13.18 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jason Baum finished second (13.71) and Jim Mertens finished third (15.34).

World records: Dan Cohen‎ 6x6x6 Cube 2:23.63 (single).

Oceanian records: Dene Beardsley‎ 4x4x4 Cube 58.19 (single), 4x4x4 Cube 1:07.62 (average), 6x6x6 Cube 3:16.94 (single), 6x6x6 Cube 3:37.09 (average), 7x7x7 Cube 4:48.71 (single), 7x7x7 Cube 4:57.93 (average), Pyraminx 16.91 (single), Pyraminx 27.44 (average), 3x3x3 With Feet 1:35.80 (single), and 3x3x3 With Feet 2:01.88 (average).

North American records: Dan Cohen‎ 4x4x4 Cube 48.53 (average), 6x6x6 Cube 2:39.39 (average), 7x7x7 Cube 3:54.94 (single), 7x7x7 Cube 4:07.21 (average), Megaminx 1:36.02 (average), and Square-1 14.22 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Dan Cohen 11.96 13.18 United States DNF12.3011.9613.1314.11
2x2x2 Cube Dan Cohen 3.84 4.83 United States 4.594.225.683.847.13
4x4x4 Cube Dan Cohen 46.72 48.53 NAR United States 47.1350.3646.7251.8448.11
5x5x5 Cube Dan Cohen 1:19.77 1:23.36 United States 1:21.111:27.191:24.431:24.531:19.77
6x6x6 Cube Dan Cohen 2:23.63 WR 2:39.39 NAR United States 2:23.632:32.403:02.13
7x7x7 Cube Dan Cohen 3:54.94 NAR 4:07.21 NAR United States 3:54.944:04.084:22.61
3x3x3 Blindfolded Jason Baum 1:34.83 DNF United States 2:03.581:34.83DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Tim Reynolds 33 United States 33
3x3x3 One-Handed Dan Cohen 20.94 23.13 United States 21.4625.5620.9425.3822.56
Clock Dan Cohen 10.09 12.23 United States 17.2110.1910.0910.1516.34
Megaminx Dan Cohen 1:30.08 1:36.02 NAR United States 1:37.401:30.081:40.58
Pyraminx Dan Cohen 8.06 10.38 United States 20.1511.888.188.0611.08
Square-1 Dan Cohen 14.22 NAR 23.51 United States 23.5914.2232.3325.3821.56
4x4x4 Blindfolded Jason Baum 18:40.00 United States DNF18:40.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Mike Hughey 6/10 59:25 United States 6/10 59:25
3x3x3 With Feet Dene Beardsley 1:35.80 OcR 2:01.88 OcR New Zealand 2:22.091:35.802:07.75
Magic Bob Burton 1.27 1.68 United States 1.751.271.961.343.68
Master Magic Dan Cohen 3.28 3.48 United States 3.285.683.403.473.56
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 8:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Clock Final Ao5
Megaminx Final Mo3
Pyraminx Final Ao5
Square-1 Final Ao5
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo2
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo2
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet Final Mo3
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5

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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