Please Be Quiet Reno 2017

Oct 14, 2017
Reno, Nevada, United States

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 N Virginia St

Ansari Business Building, Room 102 (first floor). Parking is available in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.


Reno Rubik's Cube Club

Ben Streeter and Brandon Harnish
WCA Delegate
Brandon Harnish
  • A 'quiet events' competition presented by Reno Rubik's Cube Club.
  • This competition will not hold popular events such as Rubik's Cube or 2x2x2 Cube. If you're thinking of coming to this competition as your first competition, we urge you to wait until our regular fall competition in November.
  • Competitors register on this website by creating a WCA account, visiting the "Register" link, and by paying $18.75 via Stripe. Prospective competitors who have trouble with the payment system must contact Reno Rubik's Cube Club to troubleshoot or arrange an alternative method of payment.
  • University of Nevada, Reno students, staff, and faculty are permitted to compete at a discounted rate of $12.50, paid via Stripe.
  • Contrary to regular Reno competitions, this competition will accept no walk-on registrants.
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 35 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $12.50 (United States Dollar).
Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Ishaan Agrawal 20.02 DNF United States 23.17DNF20.02
4x4x4 Blindfolded Graham Siggins 2:56.41 DNF United States 3:46.812:56.41DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Graham Siggins 28/34 55:55 United States 28/34 55:5527/34 54:59
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00
Final Bo3 10:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo2 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

This competition will only hold blindfolded events.

This competition will not have regular events like 3x3 and 2x2.

If you are looking for a competition with popular events, we urge you to wait until November for Reno Fall 2017.
Any competitors who attempt to compete while not being able to solve blindfolded will be disallowed from competing at Reno Fall 2017.

Competition Location

Ansari Business Building Room 102
University of Nevada Reno
1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557

The Ansari Business Building is in south central campus, north of the Quad.

Driving Directions


From Carson City: Take I-580 N/US-395 N for about 30 miles. In Reno, take I-80 W and take Exit 13 for Virginia St.
From Fallon: Take US-50 W to US-50 ALT W for 17 miles. In Fernley, merge onto I-80 BUS E, and soonafter turn left to merge onto I-80 W. Take exit 13 for Virginia St.


From Sacramento: Take I-80 E to Reno for about 130 miles. Take exit 13 for Virginia St.
From UC Berkeley: Take University Ave west to I-580 W / I-80 E. Merge onto I-80 E, pay the toll to cross the Carquinez Bridge, and continue to Reno for about 200 miles. Take exit 13 for Virginia St.
From San Francisco: Cross the Bay Bridge and merge onto I-80 E. Pay the toll to cross the Carquinez Bridge, and continue to Reno for about 200 miles. Take exit 13 for Virginia St.
From the South Bay: Dependent on traffic, you have a few options:
* Take I-680 N to I-580 E near Dublin/Pleasanton. In Tracy, use the left two lanes to take I-205 E to I-5 N towards Stockton and Sacramento. In Sacramento, take I-80 E to Reno for about 130 miles. Take exit 13 for Virginia St.
* Take I-680 N, pay the toll to cross the Benicia-Martinez Bridge, and merge onto I-80 E in Cordelia towards Fairfield and Sacramento. Continue on I-80 E to Reno for about 175 miles. Take exit 13 for Virginia St.


There are several hotels in Reno to choose from, but it should be noted that hotel room rates on weekends at casinos can get very expensive! We recommend using a website like Priceline,, or Kayak to aid in searching for a hotel. The UNR campus is located just north of Downtown Reno and is easily accessible from I-80.

Parking and Walking Directions

Parking is available in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Structure, accessible from Virginia St. Parking is free on weekends!
Due to construction, some walking routes suggested by Google Maps are not possible at this time.
Suggested walking route:
Image: Walking Route


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time Event/Round
8:30 Setup, submit cubes for 3x3x3 Multi-Blind Attempt 1
9:30 3x3x3 Multi-Blind Attempt 1
10:45 4x4x4 Blindfolded
12:30 Lunch
1:00 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1
1:45 5x5x5 Blindfolded
3:45 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 2
3:45 Submit cubes for 3x3x3 Multi-Blind Attempt 2
4:15 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 3 *
4:30 3x3x3 Multi-Blind Attempt 2
6:10 Awards

Schedule Notes:

* 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 3 will occur if there is enough time, unanimous consent among the advancing competitors from Round 2, and at least 16 competitors in Round 1.
Important: Registration for Please Be Quiet Reno 2017 is separate from registration for FMC Americas 2017. In order to compete in both competitions, competitors must register for both competitions and pay both registration costs.


Event Round Format Time Limit Competitors
3x3x3 Blindfolded 1 Best of 3 30 minutes cumulative
2 Best of 3 10 minutes cumulative Top 75% from Round 1
3 ** Best of 3 6:25 cumulative At most, Top 6 from Round 2
4x4x4 Blindfolded 1 Best of 3 75 minutes cumulative
5x5x5 Blindfolded 1 Best of 3 90 minutes cumulative
3x3x3 Multi-Blind 1 Best of 2 WCA Limits

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.

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