Rally In The Valley 2018

Jun 16, 2018
Middletown, Virginia, United States

Lord Fairfax Community College

173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645-1745

Corron Community Development Center; Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Room

Organization team
Jonathan Tilahun and Will Callan
WCA Delegate
Corey Sakowski

Registration fee of $10 online. Competitor limit of 115. Spectators are welcome to attend free of charge.

All competitors must read the Competitor Information tab.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 115 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $10 (United States Dollar).

Please follow all instructions or else your registration may be delayed.

There is a 115 person competitor limit.

Click on the register tab on the left side of the screen. In the comment section please include the name of the person who is paying for your registration.
Click on the Payment Link under your registration to pay for the competition via Stripe. To complete your registration you MUST pre-pay.
In 48 hours, if you do NOT see your name on the competitors list (the tab on the left side of the screen thay says "Competitors") then please send an email to the Contact on the General Info Tab. Failure to do any of these steps may result in a delay in registration.

The deadline to register is June 10th, at 8:00 PM local time. Any changes in events will be honored before this time. Also, if you find that you are not able to attend, you are eligible for a full refund of your fee if you let us know by this time.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Tanzer Balimtas won with an average of 7.83 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ray Bai finished second (8.54) and Amod Mathur finished third (8.58).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Tanzer Balimtas 7.61 7.83 United States 7.827.6110.317.757.93
2x2x2 Cube Will Callan 1.61 1.81 United States 1.751.611.881.802.19
4x4x4 Cube Ray Bai 30.82 32.12 United States 35.4331.2432.7130.8232.41
3x3x3 One-Handed Ray Bai 11.77 13.41 United States 11.7714.4912.3713.3619.75
Megaminx Ray Bai 40.93 44.23 United States 40.9344.2448.9442.5745.88
Pyraminx Henry Savich 3.31 3.67 United States 3.713.853.464.543.31

The competitor limit for this competition has been reached.

You can still register for the waitlist by registering and paying the registration fee normally. You will receive a confirmation email if you make it to the competitor list. If you feel that your fee should be waived for any reason, let us know when we accept your registration and you will be refunded. You are not considered on the waitlist until the payment is made.

If you are on the registration list and find that you cannot make it, please let us know! We will refund your registration fee and let another competitor onto the list. We want to allow as many people to compete as we possibly can.

The deadline for this is Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT, when registration closes. No refunds will be given to registered competitors past this point.

On Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT, if you are still on the waitlist and you have paid, your registration fee will be refunded. So, you will not lose your fee if you never make it to the competitors' list.

Rally In The Valley 2018

June 16th, 2018

Lord Fairfax Community College
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645-1745

Corron Community Development Center; Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Room

Registration Fee:

There is a 115 competitor limit for Rally In The Valley 2018, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration is $10, must be paid online via Stripe, and is nonrefundable after June 11th. Spectators come in for free. Registration is not final until payment is complete and your name appears on the competitor list.


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.

3x3 - 3 rounds
2x2 - 2 rounds
4x4 - 1 round
One-Handed - 1 round
Megaminx - 1 round
Pyraminx - 2 rounds


Time Event Format Cutoff Time Limit
8:00 Setup
8:30 Competitor Tutorial
9:00 3x3 Round 1 Average of 5 N/A 10:00
10:30 4x4 Combined Final Best of 2 / Average of 5 1:15 2:30
11:30 Pyraminx Round 1 Average of 5 N/A 1:00
12:30 Lunch
1:00 Megaminx Combined Final Best of 2 / Average of 5 2:00 3:30
2:00 2x2 Round 1 Average of 5 N/A 1:00
3:00 3x3 Round 2 Average of 5 N/A 10:00
3:45 OH Combined Final Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:45 2:00
4:45 Pyraminx Final Average of 5 N/A 1:00
5:00 2x2 Final Average of 5 N/A 1:00
5:15 3x3 Final Average of 5 N/A 10:00
5:30 Awards

Adress: 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645-1745
Parking: Free Parking is available in the lots surrounding the Science and Health Professions Building, and the larger lot next to the Paul Wolk Library if needed.

The venue is the Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Center which is located inside the Corron Community Development Center

For Lunch there is a Subway in the Student Union, and a walkway in front of the water leads from the Student Union to the venue.

Map of Venue
Note: Grass are in front of Science and Health Professions Building is now parking lot.


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 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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