Princeton Spring 2022

May 7, 2022
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Princeton University

Frist Campus Center, Frist Ln, Princeton, NJ 08544

Frist Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room


Princeton Cube Club, Dana Yi

Andrew Tao, Bryce Springfield, Daniel Goodman, and Sahil Suneja
WCA Delegate
Dana Yi
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

If you would like to be on the competitor list, please carefully note exactly when registration opens, and sign up as soon as possible. This competition has filled up very quickly in the past, so do not miss out. Please see other tabs for more information.

MINORS POLICY: Princeton University now requires chaperones for all minors participating in on-campus events. Therefore, any child under 18 that plans to compete must be accompanied by a parent or other adult, who will be required to sign in. (Please reach out to the organizer with any issues/questions.)

COVID POLICY: Princeton University is requiring that all visitors attest to being fully immunized against COVID-19. You are considered fully immunized after both of the below conditions are met:
* At least 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson.
* Received booster if more than 6 months since the second dose of a two-dose series or if more than 2 months since a single dose of J&J.
Individuals who are not fully immunized may not enter campus buildings.

The organizers also request that competitors and guests wear a mask for the duration of the competition.

GUEST POLICY: Each competitor is allowed to bring only 1 guest. If you would like to bring additional guests, please reach out to the organizers and we will let you know if there are any extra guest slots - we are limiting the venue to holding 150 people total.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 75 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% 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.

Princeton undergraduates are waived the registration fee; please provide your email in the comments when registering.

WAITLIST INFORMATION: There will be a waitlist. To be added to the waitlist, competitors must register as normal, including paying the registration fee.

If a competitor drops out, the next competitor on the waitlist will be accepted. If you do not make it off the waitlist by Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT, your registration fee will be refunded.

If you are currently registered and cannot compete, please send us an email so that we can let another competitor on the list.

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Jerry Yao won with an average of 6.87 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Carson Widjaja finished second (7.82) and Shaun Mack finished third (7.98).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Jerry Yao 5.74 6.87 United States 5.868.157.287.485.74
5x5x5 Cube Brandon Nunez 45.02 48.48 United States 45.0249.0146.7249.7050.56
6x6x6 Cube Brandon Nunez 1:35.68 1:40.41 United States 1:43.701:35.681:41.84
3x3x3 One-Handed Richard Jiankun Peng (彭健坤) 10.76 13.56 China 11.6310.7616.5815.1313.92
Pyraminx Kyle Meade 1.66 2.31 United States 2.911.662.102.112.71
4x4x4 Blindfolded Abner Brijesh 7:17.84 DNF United States 7:50.567:17.84DNF



There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.


All competitors are expected to help out at this competition. In addition to your competing groups, all competitors will receive groups in which they are expected to either judge, scramble, or run. All assignments will be organized by group, meaning that when we call a particular group of an event up to compete, if you are scheduled to judge/scramble/run during that group, you will come up and start performing your assigned task. If you do not show up for your assignments, your times may be subject to disqualification.

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The venue is the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room, which can be found on the bottom floor of the Frist Campus Center.
Please enter the building through the door circled in red below, right off Frist Lane. Unless you are a student or faculty member, you will not be able to enter through any other door.

You can park in the North Garage, which is accessible off of Prospect Ave and about a 8-min walk to Frist Campus Center. The garage has consistent availability of approximately 200 spaces.
Click here to see the North Garage on Google Maps.

Alternatively, Lot-10 and Lot-13 can be used. They are accessible off Williams St and are about a 6 min walk to First Campus center. However, depending on the time of guest arrival, spaces might be limited.
Click here to see Lot-10 on Google Maps.

Both of these options are free.

Awards are currently being secured from an online cube retailer.

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If you are interested in receiving updates about competition announcements and staying in touch with cubers and family members of cubers from the tri-state area (southern Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania), please consider joining the Tri-State Cubing Facebook group (click on the logo or here). There, you can also find a link to join a mailing list for competition announcements for this area.

There are many food options available at the Frist Gallery on the A Floor of Frist (one level above the Frist MPR), as well as restaurants on Nassau Street, a 10-minute walk away.

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 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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