PDX Cubing for Causes 2018

Jan 13, 2018
Portland, Oregon, United States

Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University

1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Ballroom (3rd floor)

Organization team
Chris Brotzman, Kit Clement, and Lauren Clement
WCA Delegates
Chris Brotzman and Kit Clement

This competition will have a 180 competitor limit.

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Aiden Bartlett won with an average of 9.83 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Daniel Yang finished second (10.32) and Tyler Halgren finished third (10.39).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Aiden Bartlett 7.23 9.83 United States 11.677.239.1211.588.78
4x4x4 Cube Tyler Halgren 34.75 39.91 United States 40.1234.7539.3242.0840.30
7x7x7 Cube Tyler Halgren 3:32.89 3:38.09 United States 3:37.933:32.893:43.44
3x3x3 Blindfolded Max Hilliard 21.45 33.11 United States 21.4536.4541.44
3x3x3 One-Handed Tyler Halgren 13.21 15.94 United States 17.3216.5320.1513.2113.98
Skewb Aiden Bartlett 3.00 4.25 United States
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 54 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative * Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

January 13, 2017

Smith Memorial Student Union
Ballroom, Room 355
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201

Registration Fee:
There is a $15 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 we cannot accept registration payments at the venue -- if you choose to compete, you need to pay online. A portion of your registration fee will go toward one of many charities if your choosing -- see the "Causes" tab for more information.

Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list.

There is a 180 competitor limit to the competition. Registration closes at the end of the day on January 5th. We will grant refunds to those who let us know before January 5th, but no refunds are granted after that date. Update: We've extended registration one day longer out to the end of the day, January 6th.

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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There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging. Thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for providing this detailed judging information document.


When you arrive, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up for, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that event. 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.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3x3 speedsolve event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

Event Cutoff Time Limit # to Round 2 # to Final Round
3x3x3 None 10:00 54 12
4x4x4 1:45 4:00
3x3x3 One-handed 1:00 2:00 12
Skewb 0:40 1:30 12
BLD 20:00 cumulative 8
7x7x7 6:30 10:00

Cutoff times and round placements are subject to change based on the registration totals for each event.

Time Event
8:15 Check-in opens
8:45 - 9:00 Judge Training
9:00 - 10:25 3x3x3 Round 1
10:25 - 11:25 3x3x3 One-Handed Round 1
11:25 - 12:25 Lunch
12:25 - 1:15 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1
1:15 - 2:05 7x7x7 Combined Final
2:05 - 2:55 Skewb Round 1
2:55 - 4:10 4x4x4 Combined Final
4:10 - 4:55 3x3x3 Round 2
4:55 - 5:10 Skewb Final
5:10 - 5:25 3x3x3 One-Handed Final
5:25 - 5:45 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
5:45 - 6:00 3x3x3 Final
6:15 Awards


The competition will be held in the main ballroom of the Smith Memorial Student Union on Portland State University's campus.



A map of available parking options on campus can be found here. Parking Structures 1+2 are the closest to SMSU, although there are very few visitor spaces available in Parking Structure 1 compared to Parking Structure 2.


If you live locally, transit may be the easiest and cheapest option for you to come to the competition. PSU has stops on the Green and Orange/Yellow lines, and is two stops away from the Red/Blue lines. Several bus lines also serve Portland State. Check your transit directions using the map above.

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle.us! Thanks so much to them for their continued support.

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Gift card prizes will be given out to all who place in the top 3 of each event. For 3x3x3, the third prize is $15, second prize is $25, and first prize is $35. For all other events, third prize is $5, second prize is $7, and first prize is $10. Additional $5 gift cards will be given out to the top 3 finishers in every other event.

This competition is also sponsored by Portland State's Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics, whom has helped us secure a venue on Portland State's campus. Thanks so much to them!

When checking in to the competition, each competitor will receive 3 tokens. There will be several buckets for each charity we will be supporting at this competition, and we will donate on your behalf (using your registration fee) to each charity based on which tokens you place in each bin. If a charity collects 20% of the tokens, we will donate 20% of the donation pool to that charity.

If you pay beyond the $15 registration fee, every $3 you donate will give you an additional token!

Please note that we cannot accept any cash at the venue due to university restrictions. Any additional donations must be made through the WCA's payment system before the event.

The five local charities we will be donating to are:

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


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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