Puget Sound Fall 2017

Sep 23, 2017
Tacoma, Washington, United States

Wheelock Student Center

1500 N Warner St. Tacoma, WA 98416

Marshall Hall

Organization team
Matthew Dickman
WCA Delegate
Daniel Lo

*There is a 120 competitor limit and we ask that you please limit the number of guests that you bring.

  • We also ask that guests allow competitors to sit at the tables. All the information needed can be found on the other tabs
  • While online registration is preferred, we will also take registration on site (cash only)

If you have any questions, please direct them to thecubedude101@gmail.com

Main event
Registration period

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There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
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Kevin Hays won with an average of 8.10 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Luke Tycksen finished second (8.23) and Ethan Rusnak finished third (9.58).

World records: Kevin Hays‎ 7x7x7 Cube 2:15.07 (average).

North American records: Kevin Hays‎ 6x6x6 Cube 1:28.85 (single), 6x6x6 Cube 1:30.59 (average), and 7x7x7 Cube 2:07.77 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Kevin Hays 6.97 8.10 United States 7.389.108.076.978.84
4x4x4 Cube Kevin Hays 25.44 30.77 United States 25.4434.7331.9629.4030.95
6x6x6 Cube Kevin Hays 1:28.85 NAR 1:30.59 NAR United States 1:30.381:32.541:28.85
7x7x7 Cube Kevin Hays 2:07.77 NAR 2:15.07 WR United States 2:23.332:07.772:14.12
3x3x3 Blindfolded Max Hilliard 23.06 29.75 United States 23.9623.0642.24
3x3x3 One-Handed Luke Tycksen 12.19 16.03 United States 14.5212.1920.6716.0217.56
Skewb Aiden Bartlett 4.75 5.19 United States 5.364.775.454.75DNF
Square-1 Ethan Rusnak 9.96 11.93 Canada 12.669.9613.5311.6811.44

Registration Fee:
There is a $20 registration fee for the event, payable through the WCA Stripe payment system. Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list, so you may still not be fully confirmed immediately after payment.

There is a 120 competitor limit to the competition. Please register as soon as possible if you plan on coming! Registration closes at the end of the day on September 16th. We will grant refunds to those who let us know by September 16th, but no refunds are granted after that date.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

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Event Format Rounds Cut-Off Time Limit Moving On
3x3 Average of 5 3 N/A 10:00 32 to R2, 8 to R3
4x4 Average of 5 2 1:15.00 2:00 8 to R2
7x7 Mean of 3 1 7:00.00 10:00 N/A
OH Average of 5 2 50.00 1:30 8 to R2
Skewb Average of 5 1 30.00 1:00 N/A
Square-1 Average of 5 1 50.00 1:30 N/A
BLD Best of 3 2 N/A Cumulative 16:00 8 to R2
6x6 (TENTATIVE) Mean of 3 1 4:30.00 6:00.00 N/A

This will be a tight schedule and we will try to start a few minutes early if need be. It is recommended that you come 10-15 minutes before your event is schedule to happen. There will be printed copies around the venue.

Time Event Additional Notes
8:00-8:20 Registration Just for those who have not paid
8:20-9:30 Skewb Combined Final
9:30-10:30 4x4 Round 1
10:30-11:20 Square-1 Combined Final
11:20-12:00 BLD Round 1
12:00-12:30 Lunch/Late Registration Just for those who have not paid
12:30-2:30 3x3 Round 1
2:20-3:20 OH Round 1
3:20-4:30 7x7 Final + 6x6 (Tentative)
4:30-5:00 BLD Final
5:00-5:30 3x3 Round 2
5:30-6:00 4x4 Final
6:00-6:30 OH Final
6:30-6:45 3x3 Final
6:45-7:00 Clean Up/Awards

University of Puget Sound
1500 N Warner St.
Tacoma, WA 98416

Location on Campus: Upper Marshall Hall, which is located in the Wheelock Student Center. There will be signs leading you to the venue once you get to
the Wheelock Student Center. If you have been to the past competitions here, it is upstairs from the cafeteria (the venue of the last Puget Sound Comp).

Airport: The closest airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

Train: Amtrak will land you in Tacoma Amtrak Station
More information can be found at http://www.amtrak.com/northwest-train-routes

Directions to University of Puget Sound:
From Seattle, WA to University of Puget Sound

From Portland, OR to University of Puget Sound

Below is the campus map. The Competition is being held in the Wheelock Student Center, which is #52 located right by the campus Main Entrance, on the bottom right. There is also a link to the map that has names of buildings that go with the numbers. PARK IN P1! There will be signs leading you to the competiton once you get in the building. It shouldn't be that hard to find.

This competition will be sponsored by SpeedCubeShop! If you have not checked out their store already, they are based on the West Coast and have great customer service, prices, and much more.

They will be providing the prizes, as well as puzzles for the raffle! More information on the raffle will be available in the Pre-Competition e-mail send out a few days before the competition date!

Unfortunately, SpeedCubeShop will not be selling puzzles at the event, but they have very fast shipping, especially if you're located on the west coast (from my experience).

Store: https://speedcubeshop.com

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We are no longer taking any additions to the waitlist. The next Puget Sound Competition will be on December 2! Look out for the competition on the WCA Competition page in the next few weeks!

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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