Penn Cube Day Winter 2018

Feb 4, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall

3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Bodek Lounge, first floor of Houston Hall

Brandon Lin
WCA Delegate
Dana Yi

Registration fee is $20. There will be no waitlist. If you want to be on the competitor list, sign up and pay as soon as possible! Refunds will be granted until 7pm on January 28th. Spectators free.

Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
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Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Patrick Ponce 5.70 7.26 United States 6.929.167.875.706.99
4x4x4 Cube Patrick Ponce 26.16 28.53 United States 26.1631.5726.7928.2230.58
5x5x5 Cube Patrick Ponce 49.97 51.28 United States 49.9750.0957.0050.9552.81
6x6x6 Cube Patrick Ponce 1:38.20 1:42.94 United States 1:47.981:42.631:38.20
7x7x7 Cube Benjamin Wei 2:38.14 2:43.54 United States 2:42.912:38.142:49.56
Square-1 Tommy Szeliga 8.19 8.61 United States 8.898.408.5410.608.19
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 5:30.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 35.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

Make sure to RSVP to the Facebook event here to stay updated about the competition!

This competition will be sponsored by The Cubicle.


  • 3x3 (3 rounds)
  • 4x4 (2 rounds)
  • 5x5
  • 6x6
  • 7x7
  • Square-1


  • 5x5 Round 2
  • Square-1 Round 2
Time Event Cutoff/Time Limit
9:00 - 10:15 4x4 Round 1 1:15/2:00
10:15 - 11:45 3x3 Round 1
11:45 - 12:45 7x7 Combined Final 5:30/7:00
12:45 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 5x5 Round 1 2:00/3:00
2:15 - 3:00 Square-1 Combined Final 0:35/1:00
3:00 - 3:45 3x3 Round 2 Top 32
3:45 - 4:45 6x6 Combined Final 4:00/5:30
4:45 - 5:15 4x4 Final Top 16
5:15 - 5:35 3x3 Final Top 16
5:35 - 6:00 Awards
  1. Tentative rounds will be added as time permits.
  2. Cutoffs are subject to change depending on how closely aligned we are with the schedule.
  3. There are a variety of lunch options around the UPenn campus, including the Houston Market located downstairs.

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

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 combined 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.