Peterborough Open 2018

Jun 30 - Jul 1, 2018
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Great Northern Hotel

Station Rd, Peterborough PE1 1QL

Function Room

Organization team
Sam Jacklin, Sam Spendla, and Steven Kearns
WCA Delegates
Daniel Sheppard, David Lim, and James Molloy

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Main event
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Ciarán Beahan won with an average of 7.22 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Harry Savage finished second (9.22) and Robert Yau finished third (9.33).

European records: Ciarán Beahan‎ 5x5x5 Cube 42.88 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Ciarán Beahan 6.09 7.22 Ireland 7.567.147.407.136.09
2x2x2 Cube Harry Savage 2.08 2.80 United Kingdom 2.583.252.082.633.18
4x4x4 Cube Ciarán Beahan 26.62 28.19 Ireland 29.6827.0727.8232.4126.62
5x5x5 Cube Ciarán Beahan 45.04 48.88 Ireland 50.0145.0450.3155.5346.31
6x6x6 Cube Ciarán Beahan 1:30.64 1:36.68 Ireland 1:44.571:34.831:30.64
7x7x7 Cube Ciarán Beahan 2:27.55 2:27.76 Ireland 2:27.842:27.552:27.88
3x3x3 Blindfolded Christopher Morris 27.77 DNF United Kingdom DNF27.7744.11
3x3x3 One-Handed Ciarán Beahan 12.56 14.11 Ireland 12.5617.3114.7013.6214.00
Megaminx Robert Yau 43.62 NR 48.83 NR United Kingdom 48.3648.6650.6049.4843.62
Pyraminx Harry Savage 2.85 4.00 United Kingdom
Skewb Harry Savage 2.20 3.39 United Kingdom 9.452.203.313.583.27
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Bertie Longden 23/27 58:01 United Kingdom 23/27 58:01


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The competition will be held in the Function Room in the Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough. The entrance to the venue is via Station Road, next to the Queensgate Shopping Centre and opposite the train station.


Car: The venue has its own Car Park which will be free all day as long as you get a token from the main reception. However, this is not a big car park so there will be limited spacing. If the car park is full, there is also the the Queensgate Yellow Car Park next to the venue which is £12 for Saturday and £2 for Sunday. The best postcode for sat-navs is PE1 1QL. There are many other car parks in the town and multiple other multi-storeys at the Queensgate Shopping Centre a short walk away.
Bus: There are both local services and National Express services to and from the Bus Station situated a short walk away through the Queensgate Shopping Centre.
Train: Peterborough is on the Virgin Mainline from London Kings Cross. There are trains to and from London every 10-15 mins. The venue is opposite the station.
Plane: Stansted and Luton are the closest airports which are convenient. You can rent a car, board a bus, or catch a train direct to Peterborough.


There are a quite a few hotels in the town centre, including the venue itself, although there may be other cheaper alternatives closeby.
Great Northern Hotel
Park Inn

Cut Off: You must achieve a single time under this time in one of your first two solves to complete the average of 5. If the format is mean of 3, then the cutoff applies after 1 solve. These generally only apply during the first round of an event.
Time Limit: If you take longer than this on a single solve you will be stopped, and given a DNF result for that attempt. These apply for every round of an event.
Total Time: All solves for the round must be completed within this time. For example if the total time is 10 minutes and you take 4 minutes for the first attempt, you will have 6 minutes left for your remaining attempts. This is generally only used for blindfolded events.


Event Rounds Cut Off Time Limit
3x3 3 03:00 10:00
2x2 2 00:30 01:00
4x4 3 01:30 03:00
5x5 2 02:30 04:00
6x6 2 04:00 06:00
7x7 1 06:00 08:00
3x3 Blindfolded 1 10:00 Total Time
3x3 One-Handed 2 00:45 01:30
Megaminx 1 02:30 04:00
Pyraminx 2 00:30 01:00
Skewb 2 00:30 01:00
3x3 Multi-Blind 1

The following events are not being held:

  • 3x3 Fewest Moves
  • 3x3 With Feet
  • Clock
  • Square-1
  • 4x4 Blindfolded
  • 5x5 Blindfolded

Saturday - 30th June

Time Event Round Proceed
08:45 Registration Opens [ALL DAY]
09:00 Introduction to Competing
09:15 Pyraminx 1 16
10:15 Skewb 1 16
11:15 4x4 1 32
12:30 Lunch
13:15 3x3 Multi-Blind 1 -
14:35 6x6 1 16
15:35 5x5 1 16
16:45 4x4 2 16
17:25 Pyraminx 2 -
17:40 Skewb 2 -
17:55 6x6 2 -
18:25 5x5 2 -
18:55 4x4 3 -

Sunday - 1st July

Time Event Round Proceed
08:30 Registration Opens [ALL DAY]
08:45 Introduction to Competing
09:00 3x3 1 64
10:20 3x3 One-Handed 1 16
11:20 2x2 1 16
12:20 Lunch
12:55 3x3 Blindfolded 1 -
13:35 3x3 2 32
14:35 3x3 One-Handed 2 -
14:55 2x2 2 -
15:10 Megaminx 1 -
16:00 7x7 1 -
17:00 3x3 3 -
17:30 Awards

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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