Ohio State Spring First-Timers C 2023

May 3, 2023
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Ohio Union

1739 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)

Organization team
Braden Richards
WCA Delegates
Braden Richards and Mason Langenderfer
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This competition takes place on a Wednesday evening

As there are no cutoffs and a maximum-sized second round, this is a competition targeted at those who are newer to cubing and WCA competitions, but both new and returning cubers are welcome to register.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
This competition is part of the Ohio State Spring First-Timers 2023 Competition Series. Other competitions in this Series are: Note: You can submit a registration for all competitions in a Series, but only one of those registrations can be confirmed and accepted. You will only be allowed to compete in one of the Series competitions!
There is a competitor limit of 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $10 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
We encourage everyone to register for the events they want to compete in via your online registration, however you may add events to your registration up until the event has started.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $10 (United States Dollar).
Any spectator can attend for free.

Ohio State University students (and alumni) will be able to participate in this competition for free. If you are attending or graduated from The Ohio State University, register for the competition as normal and pay the full registration fee to be accepted. Your registration will not be accepted if the full fee is not paid. Once accepted, please contact the Organizers at ohiostatecubeclub@gmail.com with a picture of your BuckID or some other valid proof of current or previous attendance. Once verified, your registration will be refunded.
If you an Ohio State University student or alumni but are not a member of The Rubik's Cube Club at Ohio State, you can contact the Organizers at the email previously listed to join the club.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Phillip Lewicki won with an average of 8.16 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Mason Langenderfer finished second (10.11) and Jordan Michael Francis finished third (10.81).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Phillip Lewicki 6.25 8.16 United States
3x3x3 One-Handed Phillip Lewicki 13.56 14.27 United States 13.5615.2615.0513.8213.94
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00

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Schedule for Wednesday (May 03, 2023)

From 04:00 PM
To 04:20 PM
On-site registration
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)
From 04:00 PM
To 04:20 PM
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)
From 04:20 PM
To 04:40 PM
Tutorial for new competitors
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)
From 04:40 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)
Time limit
Top 75% advance to next round
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)
Time limit
Top 75% advance to next round
From 06:00 PM
To 06:50 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)
Time limit
Top 75% advance to next round
From 06:50 PM
To 07:20 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)
Time limit
From 07:20 PM
To 07:35 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)
From 07:35 PM
To 07:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)
Time limit
From 07:55 PM
To 08:00 PM
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 (1st Floor)

Registration Process

Before You Register
All prospective registrants need a WCA account. New competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.

How to Register Online
Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration fee of $10. (The registration fee is the same regardless of how many events are selected.) Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

The competitor limit for this competition is 40. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 40 competitors on that list, it means the competition is full, and any future registrants will be placed on the waitlist. If the competitor limit is not reached, we will accept at-the-door registrations. We cannot accept any new registrations after the limit has been reached

Any requested changes to registration before Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list.

How to Pay for Registration Online
Payment is processed through Stripe. Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."

Approved competitors who cancel their registration before Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT are eligible for a refund for 75% of their registration cost. After this date, no refund requests will be honored. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Waitlist Information
We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. To secure a place on the waitlist once competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. After that deadline, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be fully refunded.


Who can compete?
Everyone is welcome to compete. All you need to do is register for the event.

Is there a competitor limit?
Yes, it is 40 competitors. You just need to make sure to register before the registration deadline.

How do I register?
Click on the registration tab on the competition website and follow the instructions.

Where can I find my WCA ID?
If you have never competed before, you do not have a WCA ID. You will automatically be assigned one when the results for your first competition are posted. If you have competed before, you can find your WCA ID and profile by searching for yourself on the WCA website.

Do spectators have to pay to attend?
Nope! Spectators may attend free of charge. However we will have a limit of how many spectators/guests may be in the room at one time.

This is my first competition. What do I need to know?
There is a lot of good information available in the "Competitor Information - MUST READ" tab.

I can only attend for part of the competition. Can I do my solves early?
Unfortunately, no. In order to keep the competition running smoothly, we have to stay on schedule.

When do I need to show up?
Look at the schedule on the competition website. You must be present and ready to compete during all events that you are registered for. The schedule is subject to change. We recommend coming about 15-30 minutes before the start of your first event.

Where can I see the results for the competition?
During the competition, live results will be posted on WCA Live. These results are unofficial. A week or so after the competition, official results will be posted on the WCA website.

Can I join The Rubik's Cube Club at Ohio State?
Of course! Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings and club events. If you wish to attend meetings and are in high school or below, please email us at ohiostatecubeclub@gmail.com


For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules. Note that this video is fairly old and some information may be outdated.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition.
This document is also useful: Competing, Judging, and Running Tutorial

Finally, please be familiar with how to judge at a cubing competition. All competitors will be required to judge in at least one of the events they are competing in. This video gives a basic overview of how to judge, and does include more up-to-date information.

For All Competitors

Before you arrive, you will recieve an email with competition information including your groups for the competition. This could be displayed in one of two ways, either as a pdf or as a website link to competitiongroups.com.
If you recieve a pdf, it will contain multiple competitor cards. Find the card with your name on it, and it will contain personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event, along with judging/scrambling assignments. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look similar to the following:

If you recieve a website link to competitiongroups.com, click on the link (or head to the Groups tab on this website) and login to your WCA account. Then, find the competition and scroll to your name. Your list of groups will look similar to the following:

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.


There is a parking garage located adjacent to the building at 1759 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210. Pricing can be found at the garage website.

Ohio Union: You may enter either at the East Entrance on High Street or at the West Entrance on College Road. Proceed to the east side of the first floor to find the Great Hall Meeting Room

There is no designated hotel for this competition.
However, there are multiple hotels located near the univeristy including Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn, Comfort Suites, The Blackwell Inn, The Urban, and more

There are many options available inside the Union including Woody's Tavern and the Union Market, as well as other options on High St. including Subway, Raising Canes, and more.

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 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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