Please Be Quiet Reno Spring 2023

Mar 26, 2023
Reno, Nevada, United States

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557

Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 102


Reno Rubik's Cube Club

Brandon Harnish, Jason Ostdiek, and Michael Larsen
WCA Delegates
Antonio Kam (甘浩東), Chris Martin, and Mitchell Lane
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This competition is not typical. Only blindfolded events and 3x3x3 Fewest Moves are being offered.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 30 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $6.25 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $12.50 (United States Dollar).
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Registration requirements listed here are for this competition only. Other competitions may have different registration requirements.

If you are a minor (below the age of 18) and wish to attend this competition you must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian.

We will only be accepting cash for this competition.


If the registration has completely filled, competitors will be placed on a waitlist. Competitors on the waitlist will be notified by Saturday, March 18th if they have been removed from the waitlist.

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Antonio Kam (甘浩東) won with a single solve of 20.07 seconds in the 3x3x3 Blindfolded event. Jason Ostdiek finished second (58.90) and Jeremy Benik finished third (2:12.72).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Blindfolded Antonio Kam (甘浩東) 20.07 DNF Hong Kong, China 20.07DNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Brandon Harnish 29 29.33 United States 302929
4x4x4 Blindfolded Jeremy Benik 8:15.88 DNF United States 8:15.88DNF9:30.79
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Antonio Kam (甘浩東) 14/16 55:31 NR Hong Kong, China 14/16 55:318/11 39:16


University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557


Parking is available in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.
More information about parking is available on the UNR website.


This competition is providing food to attendees for a separate fee.
We ask that all attendees see this form (link TBD) to list food preferences, dietary restrictions, and for information about payment.
Competition registration fees do NOT cover competition-provided lunch.

There are various restaurants open in the Joe Crowley Student Union.
For a complete list of open restaurants, please consult the UNR website.
There are also restaurants around campus, such as:
* Jimmy John's (Center and 9th)
* Laughing Planet (Virginia and 10th)
* Roberto's (Virginia and 8th)
* Raising Cane's (Virginia and 17th)
* Ike's Love and Sandwiches (Virginia and 17th)

This competition is a "quiet competition", meaning that the only events that are being offered are completed under quiet conditions:
* 3x3x3 Blindfolded
* 4x4x4 Blindfolded
* 3x3x3 Multi-Blind
* 3x3x3 Fewest Moves.

All competition attendees are required to remain quiet during these events.
Attendees wishing to socialize or otherwise talk at full volume must do so outside the room of the competition, out of earshot, as not to distract competitors.

The term "Please Be Quiet" to refer to these types of twisty puzzle competitions was coined by former Bay Area Speedcubin' organizer Nathaniel Knopf, with the competition Please Be Quiet 2015. Since then, more than 50 competitions have been named as "quiet" competitions, with most of them being called "Please Be Quiet" or similar.

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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 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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