PDX Cubing for Causes 2019

Jan 12, 2019
Portland, Oregon, United States

University Place Hotel

310 SW Lincoln St

Columbia Falls Ballroom

Organization team
Chris Brotzman, Kit Clement, and Lauren Clement
WCA Delegates
Chris Brotzman and Kit Clement
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Net proceeds from this competition will be donated to charities of your choosing. Please see the "Causes" tab for more information.

Main event
Registration period

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There is a competitor limit of 115 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

By registering, competitors agree to the information in the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab. This tab details the responsibilites of all competitors at this competition. Not abiding by these responsibilities can result in disqualification.

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Max Siauw won with an average of 8.36 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Asher Kim-Magierek finished second (8.41) and Anthony Brooks finished third (8.69).

World records: Max Hilliard‎ 3x3x3 Blindfolded 20.12 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Max Siauw 7.45 8.36 United States 8.437.948.727.459.34
2x2x2 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 1.20 1.78 United States 2.631.202.101.361.88
4x4x4 Cube Max Siauw 27.88 29.59 United States 28.1427.8831.6732.3728.95
6x6x6 Cube Max Siauw 1:58.12 2:07.14 United States 1:58.122:24.071:59.23
3x3x3 Blindfolded Max Hilliard 20.07 DNF United States 21.35DNF20.07
Pyraminx Kyle Polage 2.79 3.61 United States

January 12, 2019

University Place Hotel
Columbia Falls Ballroom
310 SW Lincoln
Portland, OR 97201

Registration Fee:
There is a $20 registration fee, 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 115 competitor limit to the competition.

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.


NEW: If you plan on staying in the same hotel as the venue itself, you can get a Portland State discount on your rate. Just book at the link here and use the promo code "A1234" to receive the discount. Military, AAA, and AARP discounts are better than this though, so don't use this code if you qualify for one of those.


The competition will be held in the Willamette Ballroom at the University Place Hotel on Portland State University's campus.



Parking in the hotel's lot is $3 an hour, $12 a day, or $15 overnight. Many lots on the PSU campus offer a much cheaper hourly and daily rate. A map of available parking options on PSU's campus can be found here, and a list of rates for each of these locations can be found here.


If you live locally, transit may be the easiest and cheapest option for you to come to the competition. The SW Lincoln St stop on the Orange line is right in front of the venue. The venue is also quite close to the Green line, and is four stops away from the Red/Blue lines. Several bus lines also serve Portland State. Check your transit directions using the map tool 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.

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 $20 registration fee, every $3 you donate will give you an additional token!

The 3 local charities we have chosen to receive donations this year 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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