Please Be Solved Vancouver 2023

Jun 17, 2023
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Life Building, UBC

6138 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

LIFE 2202


Speedcubing Canada and Vianne Chang
WCA Delegates
Kevin Matthews and Vianne Chang
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Please note that this is a Quiet competition held in the afternoon after FMC Canada. You may attend both competitions, but are not required to. Regular 3x3 speedsolving will NOT be held at this competition. If you are looking to compete in regular speedsolving events, please look for another competition.

  • We may run ahead of or behind schedule as the day progresses, so please be ready to compete at least 30 minutes in advance just in case.
  • This competition has only blindfolded events. Spectators and competitors must remain silent whenever anyone is competing, to allow for concentration.
  • Spectators can attend for free. Being mindful of space, we ask that no competitor brings more than 1 guest.
  • Competitors must not attend the competition if they test positive for COVID-19 or if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
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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 40 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (Canadian 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 .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.
Competitors may bring at most 1 guest.

By registering, you indicate that you understand any health and safety measures listed on the website, and acknowledge that these may need to be updated in the lead up to the competition. If any changes are made, the website will be updated and registered competitors will be notified by email.

Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative * Top 50% advance to next round
Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (June 17, 2023)

From 02:00 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
LIFE 2202
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 03:30 PM
To 04:20 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
LIFE 2202
Time limit
20:00.00 cumulative *
Top 50% advance to next round
From 04:20 PM
To 05:45 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
LIFE 2202
Time limit
1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 04:20 PM
To 05:45 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
LIFE 2202
Time limit
1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 05:45 PM
To 06:05 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
LIFE 2202
Time limit
15:00.00 cumulative *
From 06:05 PM
To 06:20 PM
Awards and Cleanup
LIFE 2202

New Competitors - Important Note

While this competition is most definitely open to first-time competitors, it is a quiet event competition and doesn't have the standard, more popular events, so you may be better off waiting for the next local competition to be announced. Having said that, if you still want to participate in your first competition here, please read on.

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations and WCA Guidelines.

This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for having your own puzzle in order to compete. This means bringing your own cube, or arranging to borrow a cube from a friend. For blindfolded events, make sure it has no logos.

Q: What do I do when I walk in?
A: There is NO CHECK-IN. If you registered online, just have fun and hang out with other cubers. We will be calling people up, so just wait for your group to be announced. You don't need to show up until shortly before your first event - but don't be late.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page a few days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to WCA Live to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd rounds of events. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what your situation may be however, please register online. Additionally, registrations are approved manually by a person so please be patient.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

Q: And my guests? What will they do?
A: Competitors are allowed one spectator each. All spectators (and competitors) must remain silent during the blind events to allow competitors to concentrate.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: Yup! Cubing is great, and we hope you enjoy the competition!

Competition Duties

Particularly if you are newer to competing or to judging or need that refresher after being out of competitions for so long, please read the WCA Competition Tutorial before coming to the competition to learn for the first time or simply be reminded as a more experienced competitor about the procedures for both competing and judging.

Competitors may be asked to help out, even for events they're not participating in when reasonable. Keeping the venue as tidy as possible will be a great help as well, so please help clean up before you leave if possible.

Serving in these essential roles makes for a smooth and excellently run competition for all. Thank You!


Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1

The competition will be held in LIFE 2202 on the second floor of the building.


Parking information can be found here.

Public Transit

UBC is accessible by many buses and the venue is less than a 5 minute walk from the UBC bus loop/exchange. Due to construction and other unforeseen circumstances, buses may be delayed. Please check Translink's alerts and plan your trip accordingly.


There are many restaurants within walking distance from the venue including on the first floor of the Life building and in the Nest building right next door.

Any changes to the information below will be noted on this page and sent to registered competitors via email.

Masks will be optional and we will not be seeking proof of vaccination status of any registered competitor or guest in the venue at this time.

Any competitor or guest who has had a recent positive COVID-19 test or is experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, nausea, etc. should NOT attend this competition. If you need to cancel your registration due to the onset of any COVID-19 symptoms and/or testing positive for COVID-19 (cough, fever, chills, nausea, etc) even on the weekend of the competition, let us, your organisers, know and we will arrange a FULL refund for you.

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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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline 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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