Potomac Spring 2023

Apr 1, 2023
Potomac, Maryland, United States

Herbert Hoover Middle School

8810 Postoak Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854

School cafeteria

Organization team
Ethan Qiu and Soham Gyani Jinsi
WCA Delegates
Blake Thompson, Rich Tayag, Saransh Grover, and Will Callan
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Competition will take place in the school cafeteria.

This is a series competition with Richmond Spring 2023. You may only compete in one of the two competitions. See the guidance for registering for series competitions on the Series Competition Scenarios tab.

This competition is supported by CubingUSA.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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This competition is part of the DMV Pot of Riches 2023 Competition Series. Other competitions in this Series are: Note: You can submit a registration for all competitions in a Series, but only one of those registrations can be confirmed and accepted. You will only be allowed to compete in one of the Series competitions!
There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 95% 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.

We anticipate that this competition will fill extremely quickly, so do not delay when registration opens.

Please keep in mind that registrations are approved manually after payment, so your registration may not be approved immediately.
Your registration is not complete until your registration fee has been paid.

All competitiors must read the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab.

If the competitor limit of 100 has been reached, you can still register and pay the registration fee to secure a spot on the waitlist. During the registration period, any competitor can cancel their registration and allow the first person on the waitlist to take their spot. If you find that you cannot make it to the competition after registering, please contact us so that we can maximize attendance.
All registrants still on the waitlist after the registration period will have their registrations deleted, and will be fully refunded.
We may completely close registration if the waitlist becomes very large.

To prevent overcrowding in the venue, we are limiting each competitor to one guest only. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Face coverings are strongly recommended per Montgomery County guidance.

Please be aware of the CDC recommended guidelines for the current Community Level in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Waden Cho won with an average of 7.32 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Shaun Mack finished second (7.89) and Zayn Khanani finished third (7.91).

African records: Rafik Eskandar‎ Square-1 7.95 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Waden Cho 6.54 7.32 United States 6.546.847.419.367.70
3x3x3 One-Handed Shaun Mack 10.57 11.98 United States 10.5712.8612.4813.6310.60
Clock Shaun Mack 6.31 6.71 United States 7.038.456.736.386.31
Megaminx Zayn Khanani 43.41 50.85 United States 49.8752.3450.3343.4156.86
Skewb Zayn Khanani 1.52 2.16 United States 4.111.522.341.972.17
Square-1 Hassan Khanani 5.27 5.96 United States 5.276.465.555.887.44


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.

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 judging/scrambling/running assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

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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.

The parking lot is not very big. Therefore, we recommend that you consider the free street parking, if there is no parking space. Worst case scenario, if the street parking is full, you may park nearby at Winston Churchill High School, which is a short walk from the venue.

There are multiple lunch options a short drive away.

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  • If you are accepted to Comp B,
    • You may delete your Comp A registration and be issued a full refund for that comp. (Delegates can also do this for you on your behalf)
    • You may remain on the Comp A waitlist (i.e., you prefer Comp A). If you move up the Comp A waitlist enough, the Delegates may ask you which comp you prefer and allow you to choose. Please email the Delegates using the “Contact” link on the competition website to let them know your preference.
  • If you are also waitlisted to Comp B,
    • You may opt to stay on both waitlists until you are accepted to one of them. If accepted to one, you may delete your registration to the other and receive a full refund.

If ACCEPTED to Comp A:

  • If you are accepted to Comp B,
    • Your registration for Comp B will be ACCEPTED and you will be moved to the WAITLIST of Comp A. This is because you are telling the organizers and Delegates you would actually prefer Comp B over Comp A since you are registering for another series competition even after being accepted to a previously opened one.
    • You may delete your Comp A registration and be issued a refund per the comp policy. (Delegates can also do this for you on your behalf)
  • If you are waitlisted to Comp B,
    • You may opt to stay on the Comp B waitlist to see if you are eventually accepted (i.e., you prefer Comp B). If you move up the Comp B waitlist enough, the Delegates may ask you which comp you prefer and allow you to choose. If accepted, you may delete your registration to Comp A and receive a refund per the comp policy. Please email the Delegates using the “Contact” link on the competition website to let them know your preference.

Comp A = Potomac Spring 2023
Comp B = Richmond Spring 2023

This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift cards to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of each event. Additionally, each first-time competitor will receive a $5 gift card to TheCubicle!

This competition is also sponsored by QiYi Toys! They will be providing cube prizes to winners and random lucky competitors!

Registration is full and the waitlist can be found here.

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 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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