Pittsburgh Open 2018

Dec 8 - 9, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Meeting Rooms 408-409

Organization team
Evan Liu
WCA Delegates
Corey Sakowski and Evan Liu
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The 10th anniversary of the first competition in Pittsburgh (CMU Fall 2008), and the first competition in the immediate area since 2014!

Day 1: Main Events (3x3x3, 2x2x2, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 3x3x3 One-Handed, 3x3x3 Blindfolded, Skewb)

Day 2: Side Events (6x6x6, 7x7x7, Clock, Megaminx, 4x4x4 Blindfolded, 5x5x5 Blindfolded)

Main event
Registration period

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There is a competitor limit of 125 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $40 (United States Dollar).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

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Luke Garrett won with an average of 8.29 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ryan Wu finished second (8.62) and Evan Liu finished third (10.55).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Luke Garrett 6.81 8.29 United States 6.819.1711.798.577.14
2x2x2 Cube Ryan Wu 1.60 2.21 Canada
4x4x4 Cube Ryan Wu 35.16 35.71 Canada 41.9536.4335.1635.4935.21
5x5x5 Cube Evan Liu 58.52 1:03.22 United States 1:00.6658.521:09.261:03.951:05.05
6x6x6 Cube Evan Liu 1:48.45 1:53.32 United States 1:48.451:49.802:01.70
7x7x7 Cube Evan Liu 2:33.48 2:38.86 United States 2:33.482:34.932:48.18
3x3x3 Blindfolded Corey Sakowski 56.64 59.80 United States 56.6458.411:04.35
3x3x3 One-Handed Luke Garrett 13.54 14.46 United States 13.5414.1315.3517.9813.91
Clock Evan Liu 5.10 7.00 United States
Megaminx Evan Liu 54.81 59.67 United States 59.451:03.2054.811:03.4856.37
Skewb Young He (何嘉炀) 3.77 4.58 China 6.204.853.774.494.40
4x4x4 Blindfolded Corey Sakowski 5:46.03 DNF United States DNFDNF5:46.03

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Travel Options:

Plane: The closest airport is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). It is a 20 minute drive away by car, or 1 hour away via bus route 28X (Airport Flyer).
See here for more detailed driving directions.

Bus/Train: The Pittsburgh Megabus stop is in fact right under the convention center, and the Amtrak and Greyhound stations are not much farther, only a 5 minute walk away.

Parking: There are many parking options downtown, including the convention center's own garage. See ParkPGH for all parking options, real-time availability, and detailed costs.

Hotels: The Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown is right next to the convention center, and there are many other options both downtown and in the surrounding area/suburbs.

Lunch/Dinner: There are several fast food restaurants in the immediate vicinity and an even higher number of choices at Market Square, a 10-minute walk from the convention center.


For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!

For All Competitors

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look somewhat like the following:

Image description

S - scrambling
R - running
J - judging
No letter - competing

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.

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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