Pueblo Puzzling 2022

Aug 13, 2022
Pueblo, Colorado, United States

Pueblo Convention Center

320 Central Main St, Pueblo, CO 81003

Competition is being held in Fortino Grand Ballroom A

Organization team
Zachary Miller
WCA Delegate
Stone Amsbaugh
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Outside food and beverage is not permitted.

Speedcubing is returning to Pueblo for the first time in 4 years!

All competitors should read the Competitor Responsibilities and COVID-19 Safety tab before registering

There is no mask policy at the venue, but we still encourage anyone that wishes to wear one to do so. If the situation regarding COVID-19 worsens, masks may become a requirement closer to the competition.

The competitor limit for this competition is 105 competitors. We are asking competitors to bring a maximum of two guests.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 105 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
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.

How to Pay/Payment Structure

All registration payments are to be made via Stripe. There will be a box to pay this fee after you fill out your registration.

How to Withdraw/Alter Registration

Registered competitors can withdraw/alter their registration by emailing the organization team (via the contact link above) the following:
1. Statement of intent to withdraw/alter registration.
2. Changes to registration (if applicable).
3. Name (and WCA ID, if applicable) of the competitor.

You may also modify your registration by accessing the register tab and changing your events as needed.

Competitors can cancel their registration, however they cannot recieve a refund. The last day to cancel your registration is August 9, 2022, 6:00 PM MDT.
The last date to modify your registration is the same as the deadline for cancelling registration with a refund.

Waitlist Procedure

If registration fills up, we will place competitors on a waitlist. In the event a competitor drops from the competition, competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order we receive payment. Competitors can be accepted from the waitlist until August 9, 2022, 6:00 PM MDT. You will receive a full refund if you are still on the waitlist by then.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Jack Bellomy won with an average of 8.84 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jacob Nokes finished second (9.08) and Brayden Wroten finished third (9.60).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Jack Bellomy 7.23 8.84 United States 9.248.597.23DNF8.70
2x2x2 Cube Brayden Wroten 1.26 2.36 United States 3.822.302.242.541.26
7x7x7 Cube Lydia Workman 2:34.03 2:42.42 United States 2:40.842:34.032:52.38
3x3x3 One-Handed Brayden Wroten 13.20 14.08 United States 13.2015.3713.4713.39DNF
Clock Miles Walcott 5.48 6.07 United States 5.486.0410.346.126.05
Pyraminx Jack Bellomy 2.82 3.53 United States 3.792.912.824.973.89
Skewb Brayden Wroten 2.52 3.18 United States 4.823.012.522.843.69

This tab will be used to show the waitlist of Pueblo Puzzling 2022. We have hit our competitor limit of 105 and are now maintaining a waitlist.


  1. Jose F
  2. Sharer D
  3. Orrin S
  4. Henry F
  5. Bayrsaikhan E
  6. Leland C

Do not show up to the competition in hopes of getting off the waitlist. Once the deadline is reached, all competitors are locked in


Before the competition, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event in an email. We will be relying on competitors to help by judging whenever they are not competing, especially with our small competition size. Judging is very easy, and is a great way to make time fly!

We will provide a judging and competitor tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of Skewb. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help.

We will need help judging for the second/final rounds of events as we can not assign staff for those in advance. Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge; you do not need to know how to cube in order to be a great judge. Having enough judges ensures that we stay on schedule and are able to leave on time.


Due to ongoing circumstances, the organizing team is enforcing restrictions during the competition which will impact the running of the competition. Here are the most important changes.

Venue entrance policy:

  • Competitors may bring at most two guests. This will be checked at the entrance of the competition.

Other Safety Rules/Requirements

1.Masks are not required at this time, however anyone who wishes to wear one is welcome to do so. They may become a requirement if the situation regarding COVID-19 worsens.
2. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. If this occurs to you, the organizers will offer the competitor a full refund regardless if it is after the drop date.
3. Competitors will only be allowed to bring TWO guests to the competition. These rules apply to the guest as well as the competitor.
4. Sanitary wipes will be available. Competitors may disinfect the stations at their discretion. Hand Sanitizer will be placed around the venue for use at your desire.
5. Officials and staff will be following special procedures to continue to lower chance of transmission of COVID-19, such as utilizing sanitizer frequently and distancing.

Additional rules may be added as deemed necessary by the organizers, the WCA Board, or the local or state government.


This event is open to cubers of any age and experience. For those of you new to cubing, welcome! We just ask that you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

Q: Are there any restrictions on competing?
A: Nope! Outside of the restriction on spectators, anyone of any skill can compete in this competition, including first-timers. As long as you know how to solve the cube, go ahead and sign up!

Q: Do spectators have to pay?
A: No! All spectators are let into building for free, but keep in mind you can only bring two!

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: Yes! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. We heavily discourage borrowing or sharing other people's cubes at the competition.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to wca.link/live to find information about current events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: When you register, make sure you have paid the registration fee. Afterwards, your registration must then be manually accepted, so please wait at least 24 hours before contacting us. You should receive an email when your registration is accepted.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?
A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can cube!

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: No! All competitors are on an equal playing field.

Q: Why can I not bring more than one spectator to the competition?
A. Due to venue size, we are setting a 300 person limit. Because of this, competitors must either bring only two spectator, or attend the competition alone. The organizing team strongly reccomends the latter.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us by using the contact links on the general info page!


Pueblo Convention Center
320 Central Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003

The competition will be held in Fortino Grand Ballroom A


The nearest airports with commercial service the organizers recommend are

Pueblo Memorial Airport - 15 minutes east. This airport only has one flight a day to Denver on United Airlines, so you can connect from anywhere in the US.
Colorado Springs Airport - 40 minutes north - this airport has 60 flights a day to over 20 destinations.
Denver International Airport - 2 hours north - this is the main international airport for Colorado and connects nearly everywhere in the US.

Rental cars are available at all airports. Private charter shuttle services are available that can limo from the Denver airport or Colorado Springs Airport to Pueblo.

Public Transport

If you are residing in the city of Pueblo, buses in Pueblo run by the Pueblo Transit Depot which is a few minutes walking away from the venue. If you would like to view bus routes, you may do so here.

Bustang Outrider serves the Pueblo area with routes to Alamosa, Lamar, and Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs route connects with the South Line bus route from Denver. You may view schedules for Bustang here


The Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo Downtown is connected to the venue. Springhill Suites by Marriott Pueblo Downtown is walking distance from the venue.


The event is not providing food and outside food and beverage is not permitted. Competitors and spectators are responsible for finding food as needed. There are various local and fast food restaurants surrounding the venue such as Carl's JR, Taco Bell, Wendys, and McDonalds.

If you would like to be notified of future competitions in the state of Colorado, please sign up for the Colorado Cubers newsletter! This newsletter will notify you of future competitions in the state of Colorado when they are announced, and will provide you with monthly updates with news and results.

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We are happy to announce TheCubicle will be providing prizes for this competition for competitors who place onto podiums! We would like to thank them for their support and encourage you to shop with them!


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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