Please Be Quiet Reno Summer 2023

Jun 11, 2023
Reno, Nevada, United States

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557

Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101


Reno Rubik's Cube Club

Jason Ostdiek and Michael Larsen
WCA Delegates
Antonio Kam Ho Tung (甘浩東), Chris Martin, and Mitchell Lane
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This competition will not have the typical events like a normal competition. Please see Reno Summer 2023 for information on a regular competition the day before.

  • Registrants will be accepted in the order that they pay, not the order that they register. Please be patient with us as we manually accept all eligible competitors.
  • Competitors may only bring one guest maximum.

Competition Day Timing
- The competition will begin at the scheduled start time.
- Lunch will end at the scheduled time.
- Events will begin as soon as the previous event is wrapping up. Exception: All First Round events will not start more than 20 minutes early.
- Competitors may not compete in an event if they miss last call for that event. In general, last call is a few minutes after the last group is called.

Main event
Competitor limit
Number of times bookmarked
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 30 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $6.25 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
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 .
We encourage everyone to register for the events they want to compete in via your online registration, however you may add events to your registration up until the event has started.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $6.25 (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, June 2nd if they have been removed from the waitlist.

Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative * Top 60% advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
Final Bo3 40:00.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 cumulative *

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Schedule for Sunday (June 11, 2023)

From 09:00 AM
To 10:30 AM
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101
Time limit
1 hour
From 10:30 AM
To 11:15 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101
Time limit
20:00.00 cumulative *
Top 60% advance to next round
From 11:15 AM
To 12:15 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded First round
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101
Time limit
1:00:00.00 cumulative *
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101
Time limit
1 hour
From 02:00 PM
To 03:30 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101
Time limit
1:30:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:30 PM
To 04:15 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101
Time limit
From 04:15 PM
To 05:15 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101
Time limit
1 hour
From 05:15 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101
Time limit
From 05:45 PM
To 06:10 PM
Ansari Business Building, First Floor, Room 101


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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