RVA Spring 2018

May 5, 2018
Richmond, Virginia, United States

Virginia Commonwealth University

900 Turpin St, Richmond, VA 23219

Larrick Student Center

Brendan White
WCA Delegate
Corey Sakowski
bobalink7@gmail.com, coreysakowski@gmail.com

Welcome to the first WCA competition held at VCU!
Competitor limit is 100 competitors, and registration closes on April 30, 2018 at 8:00PM Eastern Time.
Registration fee is $15, online only. Absolutely no at-the-door registrations will be accepted.
Venue is the Larrick Student Center, which is located on the MCV campus of VCU.

Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Ray Bai 8.35 8.71 United States 8.358.8910.548.378.87
5x5x5 Cube Livia Kleiner 1:02.15 1:09.10 United States 1:02.151:06.161:07.041:14.101:15.14
6x6x6 Cube Livia Kleiner 2:11.18 2:11.71 United States 2:12.742:11.202:11.18
7x7x7 Cube Livia Kleiner 3:00.91 3:21.09 United States 3:30.613:31.763:00.91
Skewb Benjamin Christie 3.00 3.93 United States 3.983.003.863.965.93
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 5:15.00 1 attempt to get < 3:45.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

This competition will be held in the Larrick Student Center

900 Turpin Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Parking is available in the VCU 8th Street deck for the hourly rates listed below, and street parking is free on weekends. Street parking signs DO NOT advertise this, but it is free from 6 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Monday.

0-1 hours - $1.00
1-2 hours - $2.00
2-3 hours - $4.00
3-4 hours - $6.00
4-5 hours - $8.00
5+ hours - $10.00

Food options include the dining hall within the competition venue, the MCV student food court <1 mile away, and a number of fast-food options <2 miles away.

Event Rounds Cutoff Time Limit
3x3 3 n.a. 10:00
5x5 1 2:00 3:30
6x6 1 3:45 5:15
7x7 1 5:30 7:00
Skewb 1 n.a. 10:00

5x5 Round 2
Skewb Round 2

Time Event Format Cutoff / Time Limit Advancing
9:30 Registration - - -
9:45 Competitor Tutorial - - -
10:00-11:15 3x3 Round 1 Average of 5 n.a. / 10:00 Top 32
11:15-12:15 Skewb Final Average of 5 n.a. / 1:00 Top 16 (Tentative)
12:15-12:45 3x3 Round 2 Average of 5 n.a. / 10:00 Top 16
12:45-1:30 Lunch - - -
1:30-2:30 6x6 Combined Final Best of 1 / Mean of 3 3:45 / 5:15 -
2:30-3:45 5x5 Combined Final Best of 2 / Average of 5 2:00 / 3:30 Top 12 (Tentative)
3:45-4:45 7x7 Combined Final Best of 1 / Mean of 3 5:30 / 7:00 minutes -
4:45-5:00 3x3 Final Average of 5 n.a. / 10 minutes -

5x5 Round 2 and Skewb Round 2 are tentative, and will be added after 7x7 Combined Final if time allows.


If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.


There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!


Please read this section carefully. Changes in organization have been made modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. When you arrive, you will receive a lanyard with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:

Image description

* S - scrambling
* R - running
* J - judging

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per event. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

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.