Phillips Exeter Cube Day 2016

Nov 5 - 6, 2016
Exeter, New Hampshire, United States

Phelps Science Center, Phillips Exeter Academy

Tan Lane, Exeter, New Hampshire, 03833

The competition will be held in Grainger Auditorium (Ground floor of Phelps Science Center at Phillips Exeter Academy)

Brandon Liu, Calvin Henaku, James Wang, and Michelle Ramiz
WCA Delegate
Chris Tran

The registration fee is a flat $20 for any events over the two days of competition. PEA students, faculty, and staff may compete free of charge, and spectators are also welcome for free. Please note that there is limit of 125 competitors. Be sure to pay the registration fee. Your registration is not complete until you have paid.

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Samuel Brenner won with an average of 8.94 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jabari Nuruddin finished second (9.38) and Jonah Crosby finished third (9.41).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Samuel Brenner 7.62 8.94 United States 9.858.657.629.798.38
2x2x2 Cube Samuel Brenner 1.74 2.79 United States 2.921.742.532.913.94
4x4x4 Cube Kevin Costello III 29.05 32.30 United States 37.9633.6532.0231.2329.05
5x5x5 Cube Aryan Kejriwal 58.89 1:08.69 United States 1:11.101:02.681:12.30DNF58.89
6x6x6 Cube Kevin Costello III 1:55.46 2:02.66 United States 2:09.631:55.462:02.88
7x7x7 Cube Samantha Raskind 3:01.29 3:12.54 United States 3:25.753:01.293:10.57
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tianyu Zhao (赵天愉) 41.66 45.17 China 48.1845.6841.66
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Luigi Soriano 31 34.33 United States 324031
3x3x3 One-Handed Jabari Nuruddin 11.21 13.30 United States 12.8214.0113.7711.2113.32
Clock Livia Kleiner 7.71 8.75 United States 7.718.389.4213.388.44
Megaminx Sam Myung 50.65 55.80 United States 55.8750.6556.9557.2654.58
Pyraminx Livia Kleiner 3.14 3.60 United States 3.144.503.313.933.55
Skewb Livia Kleiner 3.63 4.18 United States 4.08DNF4.384.073.63
Square-1 Daniel Rose-Levine 7.49 11.28 United States 16.448.7213.367.4911.76
4x4x4 Blindfolded Tianyu Zhao (赵天愉) 8:47.99 DNF China DNF8:47.99DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Tianyu Zhao (赵天愉) 8/9 21:49 China 8/9 21:49
3x3x3 With Feet Roy Lee 54.62 1:04.08 United States 1:11.651:05.9654.62


Like last year, we are offerring competition apparel for sale this year! Due to error on our shirt vendor's part, we will not have the shrits in time for the competition. Place your order below, and we will have the shirt shipped to your mailing address!

Reservation Form


Please note that your order is not complete until you have paid the $15 for the shirt online. You will find the link to pay at the form linked above — thank you!


Phillips Exeter Cube Club is excited to announce Phillips Exeter Cube Day 2016, the second annual competition hosted at our school. After last year's huge success, this year's competition will span two days and include all 18 official WCA events!

Big BLD and Multi will be held in a seperate quiet area on Sunday. You will be able to do your attempts at your own leisure throughout the day, so please ensure that during your attempt you do not miss any other events.

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.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is a flat $20 for any events over the two days of competition. PEA students, faculty, and staff may compete free of charge, and spectators are also welcome for free. Please note that there is limit of 125 competitors. Be sure to pay the registration fee here at this link. Your registration is not complete until you have paid, and you will be on the waiting list until payment has been reviewed. PEA students/staff should note that in the comments of their registration, and will not need to pay the registration fee.
During payment, please include competitor name with your Paypal transaction.
Anyone who incurs a chargeback fee will be blacklisted from future competitions.


Two slices of pizza per competitor are included in the registration fee for both Saturday and Sunday, and a number of other lunch options are available within walking distance.


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Travel & Venue Information

The competition will be held in Grainger Auditorium, on the ground floor of Phelps Science Center on Tan Lane at Phillips Exeter Academy. A map of PEA's campus can be found here. There are a number of hotel options within minutes of PEA, also.

There is a parking lot on Tan Lane directly before Phelps Science Center, the venue. Competitors driving to PEA may also park on the curbs of public streets such as Tan Lane, Front Street, or Elliot Street. Overflow parking can be found on Water Street by the school’s data center.

The nearest train station is Exeter Station (60 Lincoln Street, Exeter, New Hampshire 03833), which from Phelps Science Center is about 10 minutes walking. Competitors travelling from Massachusetts/NH/Maine will have the option of taking Amtrak's Downeaster train to come to the competition.

Competitors arriving by plane will want to fly into either Manchester-Boston Airport (1 Airport Road, Manchester, NH 03103) or Boston-Logan Airport (1 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128). Driving, they are roughly 35 and 60 minutes from PEA respectively.

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Puzzle vendor has generously sponsored prizes for Phillip Exeter Cube Days 2016, and awards are as follows:

3x3 1st Place: $25
3x3 2nd Place: $15
3x3 3rd Place: $10

In all other events, 1st place will recieve $10.

Frequently Asked Questions:

If I have never competed before; can I still come to this competition?
Yes! Competitors of all ages and skill levels are welcome and invited. For more information about events and cutoffs visit the events/schedule section on this page.

I'm only registered for some events. Do I need to stay at the competition for the entire time?
No, feel free to come and stay for just the events you are competing in. We've set up the schedule so that the more popular events are on Saturday and the less commonly hosted ones are on Sunday, so many competitiors may only need to stay for Saturday's events. Please be aware that we may run ahead or behind of schedule, so be ready when your name is called!

What happens if I paid the registration fee but cannot make it to the competition?
The fee is non-refundable, so you will not get it back.

I'm driving to Exeter. Will there be parking?
There is space on Tan Lane and a parking lot on the side of the science center, the building where the competition will be held. Additional parking information can be found in the Travel section of this page.

Will there be prizes?
Yes, there will! More information on prizes is in the Awards & Sponsor section on this page.

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 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.