Penn Cube Day Fall 2018

Dec 8, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall

3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Bodek Lounge, first floor of Houston Hall

Organization team
Brandon Lin (林博浩)
WCA Delegate
Dana Yi
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Registration fee is $20. If you want to be on the competitor list, sign up and pay as soon as possible! Refunds will be granted until Saturday, November 24, 2018, 9:00 UTC. NOTE: You will only be refunded HALF of your registration fee. Spectators free.

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).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

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Daniel Rose-Levine won with an average of 8.16 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. AJ Kamal finished second (8.71) and Sean Belke finished third (8.87).

North American records: Nicolas Naing‎ Megaminx 31.19 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Daniel Rose-Levine 7.14 8.16 United States 8.359.408.387.147.76
4x4x4 Cube Brandon Nunez 26.65 29.74 United States 32.7231.0626.7431.4326.65
5x5x5 Cube Brandon Nunez 50.96 54.12 United States 52.621:03.2552.5650.9657.17
7x7x7 Cube Benjamin Wei 2:29.32 2:34.54 United States 2:29.542:44.762:29.32
Megaminx Nicolas Naing 31.19 NAR 35.70 United States 33.6440.7041.3632.7731.19
Skewb Joey Stahl 2.44 3.13 United States 4.922.774.092.542.44
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:10.00 2 attempts to get < 1:40.00
Skewb Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00

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Schedule for Saturday (December 08, 2018)

From 09:05 AM
To 10:00 AM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Bodek Lounge
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Bodek Lounge
Time limit
Top 48 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:15 PM
Megaminx Final
Bodek Lounge
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:40.00
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Bodek Lounge
From 01:00 PM
To 01:45 PM
Bodek Lounge
From 01:45 PM
To 02:45 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Bodek Lounge
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
From 02:45 PM
To 03:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Bodek Lounge
Time limit
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 04:00 PM
Skewb Final
Bodek Lounge
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 30.00
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Bodek Lounge
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Bodek Lounge
Time limit
From 05:30 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Bodek Lounge
Time limit
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
Bodek Lounge

If you wish to staff for this competition, please fill out the form below:

All competitors must pay the $20 registration fee, regardless if they wish to staff or not.

Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee your position as a staff member, and does not automatically register you as a competitor.

Staff will be limited to approximately 15 people.

Benefits for staffing:
- Registration fee waived AFTER the competition upon evaluation of your staffing performance at the competition
- Free lunch on the day of the competition

The location of the competition will be located in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street. Enter the building through Wynn Commons, and the rightmost door to Houston Hall.

Parking garages can be found nearby; the closest ones are the Penn Museum parking lot, Ludlow & 34th, Chestnut & 34th. More information can be found here:
Visitor Parking
Visitor Parking (Admissions Website)
Campus Map (Look for 245 for Houston Hall)

Some nearby hotels include:
The Inn At Penn
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Sheraton Philadelphia University City

Groups will be posted here as soon as they are announced (usually between a few days to a week before the competition date).

Registration Information:

Before You Register

All prospective registrants need a WCA account. Competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.

How to Register Online

The competitor limit for this competition is 125.
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 cost of $25.00. (The registration cost is the same, regardless of how many events are selected.)
Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE: If you paid but don't see your name on the registration list within 48 hours of payment (assuming 125 competitors aren't on the competitor list already), please email the organizers. Despite the use of the Stripe payment system, organizers still have to manually move competitors to the approved competitor list following payment.

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."

Withdrawing Registration

Registering and paying demonstrates your commitment to attend the competition. However, if you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us via email.


If you withdraw your registration before registration closes (Saturday, November 24, 2018, 5:00 PM EDT), you are eligible for a refund of half your registration cost. This means that if you decide to withdraw before then, you are eligible for a refund of $10. After this date, no refund requests will be honored.

There will be no refunds issued after this date. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Any requested changes to registration before registration closes will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us so that we can assist you.

Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.

Waitlist Information

We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. Once the 125th competitor has paid, we will not close registration until we have a waitlist of 15 competitors (not including the 125th who will be/are listed on the competitors tab). To secure a place on the waitlist once 125 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out, you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. If you see that you cannot pay to be on the waitlist (registration will have closed), it means we have reached the waitlist threshold (15) and have therefore closed registration.

If you are emailed notifying you that you can compete, you have 48 hours to respond confirming your attendance before your registration will be refunded and we move on to the next competitor. Therefore, it is imperative that you check your emails frequently if you are on the waitlist.

Once the deadline to request a refund has passed, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be refunded.

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This competition is sponsored by The Cubicle! They will be vending at the competition, as well as providing prizes.

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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