Quinnipiac 2018

Sep 8, 2018
Hamden, Connecticut, United States

Quinnipiac University Athletic and Recreation Center

275 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518, USA

The competition will take place in the main gymnasium. There is a parking lot in front which has free parking.

Arthur Adams
WCA Delegate
Arthur Adams

Organizer e-mail

Competitor Limit
Entry Fee
$10 (United States Dollar)

Quinnipiac University will host its first official WCA competition this September! We are planning a competition with a relaxed but engaging and social atmosphere, that will hopefully give the Connecticut cubing community a chance to connect.

The theme of this competition is breadth rather than depth. Our events will sample a variety of puzzle categories, from larger cubes (4x4) and different solving approaches (One-Handed, Blindfolded, Fewest Moves), to puzzles of different shapes (Pyraminx, Skewb, Square-1). All events except the traditional 3x3 speedsolve will be single rounds; Fewest Moves in particular will consist of one hour-long attempt.

Family, friends, and guests are welcome, but we ask competitors to let us know the number of people attending on their registration forms. The parking lot in front of the venue should be free of charge, but there are no guarantees if that particular lot reaches capacity.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

Competitors must be eligible to compete in WCA competitions, and be familiar with the WCA regulations and guidelines.

Registration will be open for the month of August. We will collect registration fees via Stripe. Refunds of half the registration fee will be available for those who have registered but cancel within August; after then, no refunds will be available.

No on-site registrations will be accepted.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 5:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Pyraminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Skewb Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00

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 combined 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.

Competitors must finish each solve strictly under the specified time limit in order to have their time counted and recorded. Events with cutoffs are run in two "stages". In the first stage, each competitor has 2 attempts to match or beat the specified cutoff time. Those attempts only need to be judged valid and be under the time limit to be counted. Only if at least one of those solves also meets the cutoff will a competitor advance to the full average of 5.

Note: we will do our best to retain the cutoffs and time limits as listed. The organizer/delegate reserves the right to make the limits stricter ahead of an event only as needed to maintain the schedule. Any changes will be announced ahead of their respective rounds.

Time Event/Round Format Cutoff (min:sec) Time Limit (min:sec)
8:00 Prep/Check-in --- --- ---
8:30 3x3x3 Round 1 Average of 5 None 10:00
10:00 4x4x4 Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 2:00 4:00
11:00 3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 1:00 2:00
12:00 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Best of 3 None 5:00
13:00 Lunch Beverage of 1 --- 60:00 (strictly enforced)
14:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Best of 1 None 60:00
15:00 Pyraminx Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 0:45 1:30
16:00 Skewb Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 0:45 1:30
17:00 Square-1 Combined Final Best of 2/Average of 5 1:00 2:00
18:00 3x3x3 Final (top 24) Average of 5 None 10:00
18:30 Closing/Awards Best of the Best None 10:00

The WCA Regulations set the rules for our competition. Competitors should be familiar particularly with sections governing both solving and conduct, i.e. Sections 2, 3, 5, 9-11, and any of the lettered sections relevant to your specific events. (For those considering Fewest Moves, for example, I would recommend also being familiar with parts of Section 12 and all of Section E.) That being said, all regulations will be enforced where they apply.

For those of you who like extra credit (or just need further clarification), there are also the WCA Guidelines.

Many of our competitions are supported by help from attendees, whether formal or on-the-spot volunteering. Most competitors will already have most of the working knowledge they would need to run, judge, and scramble (listed in increasing order of background needed). We most often need judges, so don't be surprised if we ask around for extra help! Again, help is completely voluntary, but we always appreciate it. (All organizers and delegates for the WCA are volunteers themselves!)

Kit Clement, one of our WCA delegates, made a video (fairly) recently giving you a helpful visual overview of the most common things you'll need to know when competing:

The competition will be held in the gymnasium of the Quinnipiac Athletic and Recreation Center, which is just off Whitney Avenue in Hamden. Both Interstate 91 and CT State Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) pass near the campus.