Puget Sound Fall 2018

Sep 22, 2018
Tacoma, Washington, United States

Wheelock Student Center

1500 N Warner St. Tacoma, WA 98416

Upper Marshall Hall

Organization team
Matthew Dickman
WCA Delegate
Matthew Dickman

There is a 100 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
  • We will only be accepting online registration. If you have an issue with this, please contact me at the email below.

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

Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $14 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Competitors will need to pay in full in order to be approved. If there is an issue with payments online, we can have you pay in person in cash, but you will need to contact me letting me know you will be doing so and your reasoning for not being able to pay online. If our registration fills up before registration closes and you register, you will be added to the waitlist. You will know if you have made it to the competitor list if you have received an email saying your registration was APPROVED.

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
4x4x4 Cube Luke Tycksen 27.24 29.58 United States 28.8129.6633.5630.2627.24
6x6x6 Cube Luke Tycksen 1:48.01 1:55.36 United States 1:48.012:04.301:53.78
3x3x3 One-Handed Luke Tycksen 10.51 12.62 United States 13.8210.5111.7812.2513.97
Clock Keenan Johnson 10.22 10.86 United States 10.4110.2217.4011.2010.97
Square-1 Aiden Bartlett 8.50 9.88 United States 8.9310.838.50DNF9.89
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 6:25.00 1 attempt to get < 5:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Mo3 6:25.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Start End Event Round Format Time Limit Proceed
9:00 10:15 4x4x4 Cube Combined First Round Average of 5 (Best of 2 < 1:15) 2:00 -
10:15 11:00 Clock Combined First Round Average of 5 (Best of 2 < 30.00) 1:00 -
11:00 11:45 Square-1 Combined First Round Average of 5 (Best of 2 < 45.00) 1:00 -
11:45 12:40 6x6x6 Cube Combined First Round Mean of 3 (Best of 1 < 5:30) 6:25 -
12:40 1:30 Lunch Final - - -
1:30 2:30 3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First Round Average of 5 (Best of 2 < 50.00) 2:00 -
2:30 3:00 4x4x4 Cube Second Round Average of 5 2:00 16
3:00 3:30 6x6x6 Cube Final Mean of 3 6:25 12
3:30 4:00 3x3x3 One-Handed Second Round Average of 5 2:00 24
4:00 4:30 Square-1 Final Average of 5 1:00 12
4:30 4:50 3x3x3 One-Handed Final Average of 5 2:00 8
5:15 5:30 Clock Final Average of 5 1:00 6
5:30 6:00 4x4x4 Cube Final Average of 5 2:00 12
6:00 6:15 Clean Up & Awards

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.

Registration Fee:
There is a $14 registration fee for the event, payable through the WCA Stripe payment system. 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. Please keep an eye out for the e-mail saying you have been approved. Registration is on a first-come first-serve and the same will go for the waitlist once registration fills up. Please do not register unless you intend on competing as it will open up a spot for another competitor who does intend on competing.

We will only be accepting online payment at this competition. If you have any issues with this, please contact us!

There is a 100 person 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 15th. We will grant refunds to those who let us know by September 8th, 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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If you're new here, welcome! We would just like to inform you of a few things before you compete.*

All competitors must be familiar with the WCA regulations.

Here is a video link the basic overview of competing:

Please be aware that certain events have time constraints in order for us to stay on schedule. Make sure you read the events page so you understand what those are.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. This means you should bring your own cube, or arrange to borrow a cube from a friend.

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 and should cube!

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. However, there will be a table where you can grab your lanyard/nametag with your group information on it so make sure you grab one of those!

Q: How do I find results?
A: On the day of the competition, live results can be found at cubecomps.com. These times are entered by a human, so please be patient if you don't see your results immediately! After the competition, all scorecards are checked again to make sure no mistakes were made during data entry. Once those have been submitted, they will then show up on your WCA Profile! If you are a first time competitor, you will receive your own WCA ID after this competition and will then have your own WCA Profile!

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: You must pay the registration fee online in order to have completed your registration. If there are spots open up, your registration will be accepted. If there are no spots open, you will be on a waiting list and as people drop from the competition, people will be added on a first come-first serve basis! Shortly before the competition, we will not be allowing people off from the waiting list as we prepare for the competition and you will be notified of this via eemail.

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

Q: Can I bring friends or family to spectate?
A: Yes! Spectacing is free, however, we ask that any guests keep the circular tables for the competitors and find a seat elsewhere! There will be rows of chairs specifically for spectators.

If you have any other questions, don't hestitate to contact any of the organizers and delegates. There contact info can be found on the General Info tab.

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.

CubeDepot will be sponsoring this competition! They will be providing the prizes for 1st place for all events event and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for 4x4! If you have not checked them out, please check out their store by clicking on the picture below:
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Unfortunately, there will be not be a vendor at the venue.

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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