Puget Sound Valentine 2018

Feb 17, 2018
Tacoma, Washington, United States

Wheelock Student Center

1500 N Warner St. Tacoma, WA 98416

Upper 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

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Max Siauw won with an average of 8.82 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Kevin Hays finished second (9.78) and Aiden Bartlett finished third (11.18).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Max Siauw 7.64 8.82 United States 8.3610.048.0711.537.64
2x2x2 Cube Aiden Bartlett 2.16 3.42 United States 2.165.502.674.802.79
Clock Eli Kirk 6.73 8.55 United States 8.4010.338.346.738.90
Pyraminx Kyle Polage 2.45 3.37 United States 2.453.266.563.343.50
Skewb Aiden Bartlett 1.63 3.27 United States 2.784.485.572.541.63
Square-1 Aiden Bartlett 7.84 9.93 United States 11.739.5913.817.848.47
3x3x3 With Feet Benjamin Gottschalk 45.56 1:01.34 United States 1:04.9645.561:13.7055.471:03.59

Registration Fee:
There is a $20 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 also be accepting cash at the venue. If you see this, please try and add that you'll be paying cash at the venue. We 100% prefer online payment though!!
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 February 14th. We will grant refunds to those who let us know by February 10th, 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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3x3, 2x2, Pyraminx, Feet, Pyraminx, Clock, Skewb, Square-1

Event Format Rounds Cut-Off Time Limit Moving On
3x3 Average of 5 3 N/A 10:00 32 to R2, 8 to R3
2x2 Average of 5 2 0:45 2:00 12 to R2
Pyraminx Average of 5 2 0:45 2:00 12 to R2
Feet Average of 5 1 5:00 7:00 N/A
Clock Average of 5 2 0:30 1:00 6 to R2
Skewb Average of 5 2 0:45 2:00 12 to R2
Square-1 Average of 5 2 0:50 1:30 8 to R2

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 Pyraminx Round 1
9:30-10:20 2x2 Round 1
10:20-11:00 Clock Round 1
11:00-12:00 Skewb 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 Square-1 Round 1
3:20-4:45 Feet Combined Final + Skewb Final
4:45-5:00 Pyraminx Final
5:00-5:30 3x3 Round 2
5:30-6:00 Clock Final
6:00-6:15 2x2 Final
6:15-6:30 Square-1 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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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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