Reno Spring 2018

Apr 28, 2018
Reno, Nevada, United States

University of Nevada, Reno

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, 1664 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89512

Rotunda of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

Alex Chau, Ben Streeter, Brandon Harnish, and Mitchell Lane
WCA Delegate
Brandon Harnish

Reno Rubik's Cube Club


The Rotunda is the big circular room on the entry-level floor of the Knowledge Center.

Registration fees for UNR/Davidson Academy students, staff, and faculty are at a reduced price of $10. All registration payments are to be made in cash on the day of the competition. There will be a competitor limit of 50.

Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).

Registration requirements listed here are for this competition only. Other competitions may have different registration requirements.

Before You Register

All prospective registrants need a WCA account. Competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information. For returning competitors (i.e. have competed before), you will need to claim your WCA ID.
Brandon will assist competitors trying to connect their WCA account with their WCA ID.

How to Register Online

The initial competitor limit for this competition is 50. This limit may be raised; check this page for updates.
Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration.

By registering for this competition, you guarantee your spot as a competitor.

How to Withdraw Registration

Registered competitors withdraw their registration by emailing the organisation team ( the following:
1. Statement of intent to withdraw registration.
2. Name (and WCA ID, if applicable) of the competitor.

Waitlist Policies

If online registration meets the competitor limit, online registration will immediately close, and a waitlist will open.
Prospective competitors sign up for the waitlist by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration.
As spots open in registration, waitlist members will be given the opportunity to register for the competition. Waitlist members will be given this opportunity in the order that they signed up.
Waitlist members register by:
1. Receiving an email from the organisation team (subject line "[Reno Spring 2018]: It's Your Turn to Register!");
2. Within 48 hours, replying to the email stating intent to register.
If a waitlist member receives a registration offer and fails to reply, they will be removed from the waitlist and notified.
No registration offers will be given after April 24, 2018.

Check-In (Required for ALL competitors)

At the competition, all competitors MUST check in and pay during the check-in period, as listed on the Schedule.
Failure to enter the line for check-in during this time period will result in withdrawal of registration.
Competitors will receive a name tag and a schedule sheet.
The cost to compete is $15.00 in cash. No credit card payments will be accepted. Change is limited.
Registration fees for UNR/Davidson Academy students, staff, and faculty are at a reduced price of $10.00 cash.

On-Site Registration

If the competitor limit has not yet been reached at the time online registration closes, then prospective competitors are allowed to register on-site for any combination of the following events: 3x3x3 Cube, Pyraminx, Skewb, Clock.
The registration cost for on-site registrants is $20.00, to be paid in cash at the competition. For UNR/Davidson Academy students, staff, and faculty, the on-site registration cost is $15.00.
On-site registration is open on a first-come, first-serve basis until the competitor limit is reached. On-site registrants will compete in the last group of each round.

Staff Member Registration

Competition staff members are hand-selected by the organisation team and will be offered registration free of charge in exchange for their service to the cubing community for the entire duration of the competition.

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Paul Mahvi 7.56 8.70 United States DNF7.829.617.568.68
6x6x6 Cube Paul Mahvi 1:55.61 1:58.88 United States 1:57.872:03.151:55.61
7x7x7 Cube Paul Mahvi 2:58.66 3:00.32 United States 3:00.853:01.452:58.66
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Brandon Harnish 25 29.33 United States 253132
Clock Mitchell Lane 9.56 10.82 United States DNF10.1310.4111.919.56
Pyraminx Aaron Paskow 2.80 3.64 United States 2.806.104.083.733.12
Skewb Mitchell Lane 3.91 4.63 United States 4.483.914.914.515.96
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Mo3 40:00.00 cumulative *
7x7x7 Cube Final Mo3 40:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 45.00
Skewb First round Ao5 45.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Ao5 45.00

Final Schedule

Updated 24 April 2018

Note: All events/rounds after Lunch will begin as soon as the previous round ends.
This is so that we can increase the likelihood of holding the tentative events/rounds.

Time Event Format Cutoff Time Limit Advancing
9:15 3x3x3 Fewest Moves, Attempt 1 of 2 Best of 2* none 60 minutes
10:20 Check-in begins (Required for all registered competitors)
10:30 6x6x6 Cube and 7x7x7 Cube Mean of 3 none 40 minutes cumulative, across both events
11:15 Check-in ends, On-site Registration begins (if there is room)
11:45 Lunch / Staff 3x3x3
12:30 On-site Registration ends
12:30 3x3x3 Cube Round 1 Average of 5 none 10 minutes per solve At least 50% of competitors
1:30 Pyraminx Average of 5 none 1 minute per solve
2:15 Skewb Round 1 Average of 5 none 1 minute per solve Top 6 competitors
3:00 3x3x3 Cube Round 2 Average of 5 none 1 minute per solve Top 6 competitors
3:30 Clock Average of 5 none 1 minute per solve
4:10 Skewb Final Round Average of 5 none 1 minute per solve
4:30 3x3x3 Cube Final Round Average of 5 none 1 minute per solve
5:00 Awards
5:20 3x3x3 Fewest Moves, Attempt 2 of 2 Best of 2* none 60 minutes
3x3x3 Fewest Moves, Attempt 3 (tentative) Mean of 3 none 60 minutes

* If time allows, 3x3x3 Fewest Moves will be held in the Mean of 3 format. The third attempt would occur immediately following the grading of Attempt 2.


Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89512
The Rotunda is in the northwest corner of the second floor of the Knowledge Center, accessible from the front doors and from the northern entrance.
The usual entrances to the Knowledge Center are on the second floor.


Parking is available in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.
More information about parking is available on the UNR website.


The event is not providing food. Competitors and spectators are responsible for finding food as needed. There are various restaurants open in the Joe Crowley Student Union next door to the competition venue.
For a complete list of open restaurants, please consult the UNR website.
There are also restaurants around campus, such as:
* Jimmy John's (Center and 9th)
* Laughing Planet (Virginia and 10th)
* Roberto's (Virginia and 8th)
* Subway (Virginia and 16th)
* Raising Cane's (Virginia and 17th)
* Ike's Love and Sandwiches (Virginia and 17th)

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


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.