Richmond Open Summer B 2022

Aug 7, 2022
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko

5311 Francis Road, Richmond, BC V7C 1K2

Closest door by parking


Chin Lam and Kenny Zhong
WCA Delegates
Kevin Matthews and Vianne Chang
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Unfortunately we had issues accepting payments via Stripe when registration was initially set to open and nobody was able to pay. We'll resolve the situation and re-open registration from scratch exactly 3 days after we first tried - please see the updated registration open date listed.

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This competition will have masks as an optional choice; we will still encourage you to sanitize and be safe.

This competition will be donating excess funds from registration towards the Ukraine Crisis. Learn more on the about tab and please consider donating upon registration.

This competition will be hosting an unofficial event: Team Blindfolded. Click on the Team Blindfolded tab for more information and sign up using the form.

Due to venue capacity, competitors may bring at most 2 guests.

Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (Canadian Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

By registering, you indicate that you understand any health and safety measures listed on the website, and acknowledge that these may need to be updated in the lead up to the competition. If any changes are made, the website will be updated and registered competitors will be notified by email.

Registration is first come, first served based on the order of when payment is received. Once the competitor limit has been reached, a waitlist opens. This waitlist will be maintained for those who secure waitlist registration by making payment in the event a competitor vacancy opens up. Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid.
Competitors who do not make it off of the waitlist will receive a 100% refund shortly before the competition starts.

This is a Series competition (more info in the Series competition tab), and you may only register for one of the pair. Make sure you don't mix them up; this is B, on Sunday.

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Sameer Aggarwal won with an average of 6.77 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Luke Jankowiak finished second (7.27) and Max Siauw finished third (8.13).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 6.07 6.77 United States
5x5x5 Cube Sameer Aggarwal 53.72 55.90 United States 53.7254.5556.2656.901:06.20
3x3x3 One-Handed Max Siauw 10.92 11.26 United States 11.0111.0112.9111.7710.92
Skewb Charles Zhu (朱彦臣) 1.17 3.19 China 4.531.173.20DNF1.83
Square-1 Sameer Aggarwal 5.73 6.13 United States 5.736.585.977.685.84
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 26 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 14 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:30.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 7:00.00 2 attempts to get < 5:00.00 Top 14 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 14 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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Schedule for Sunday (August 07, 2022)

From 08:50 AM
To 09:05 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Room
From 09:05 AM
To 09:45 AM
Skewb First round
Main Room
Time limit
Top 14 advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 10:40 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Room
Time limit
Top 26 advance to next round
From 10:40 AM
To 11:00 AM
Team Blindfolded
Main Room
From 11:00 AM
To 12:45 PM
Main Room
From 12:45 PM
To 01:20 PM
Square-1 First round
Main Room
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Top 8 advance to next round
From 01:20 PM
To 02:15 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Main Room
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 5:00.00
Top 14 advance to next round
From 02:15 PM
To 02:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Room
Time limit
Top 14 advance to next round
From 02:50 PM
To 03:50 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Main Room
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 3:30.00
From 03:50 PM
To 04:10 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Main Room
Time limit
From 04:10 PM
To 04:25 PM
Skewb Final
Main Room
Time limit
From 04:25 PM
To 04:45 PM
Square-1 Final
Main Room
Time limit
From 04:55 PM
To 05:10 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Room
Time limit
From 05:20 PM
To 05:30 PM
Main Room


For those of you new to cubing - WELCOME! This competition is fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you to be aware of these basics before coming to compete and please be familiar with the WCA Regulations.

Note: There have been some minor updates to the regulations recently. In particular, they require the competitor to finish signing (not just for the judge to finish signing) before the competitor may reset the timer. This (and more) will be reviewed in the competitor tutorial at the start of the day.

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
Video: WCA Competitor Tutorial


Q: What do competitions look like?
A: Rubik's Cube competitions are where people come together, hangout with others, make friends and compete.

Q: Who is allowed to compete?
A: Everyone, from all ages are allowed to compete! Do not be discouraged if you are not experienced with cubing or competing, we encourage newcomers to come along, we will be more than happy to help out.

Q: Do I have to stay the for whole competition?
A: No, you are more than free to join/leave throughout the day - just make sure you are on time to compete/volunteer.

Q: Whose cubes do I use?
A: When competing, it is ideal to use your own cube. Make sure you have one ready to go when it is time to compete. Equipment like timers will be there to compete with. (We will not supply you with cubes to compete.)

Q: How do I check the results of the competition?
A: There will be a website: WCA Live to check concurrent results throughout the day. Official results will then be posted on this page in the following days of the competition.

Q: How do I find out about more events like these?
A: We have a Facebook Vancouver Cubing group We will have meetups occassionally and annouce other events in there!

Do not be daunted by all these rules and expectations. Competitions are for everyone to have fun! If at any time during the day you have any questions, feel free to ask us!

If you have any following questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Kenny Zhong:

If you are new to competitions/don't recall how competing works, check out this brief video! WCA Competition Tutorial

All experienced competitors will be scheduled by the organizers to serve as judges, runners, and/or scramblers. Schedules will be posted at the venue and found on the back of the prepared name tags on the day of competition.
Because of our limited competitor size, we kindly ask that everyone tries to out by judging, scramble or run, in order to keep pace with the day. Sanitization will be needed as well for all competing stations periodically.

We will need a helping hand in judging for events with multiple rounds since there will be no assigned judges along with competitors heading out throughout the day.

Serving in these essential roles - including on the spot invitations to both competitors and attendees to assist the organizer as co-runners - makes for a smooth and excellently run competition for all.

Scramblers: Please familiarize yourself with cube notation and make sure they are accurate. If you aren't confident, check out this video on how to read them: (does not contain the event: Skewb or Square-1)

Thank You.

Series competitions are two (or more) competitions, often (but not always) on consecutive days, for which you may only register for one of the series. See section 2.5 of the WCA Competition Requirements Policy if you're curious for more information.

This is to avoid risk of COVID and follow health and safety guidelines while still allowing more people to register and compete over the weekend. Only register for one competition. If there is an attempt to register for both, you will only be placed in one, meaning that you are not to attend both dates unless you are a guest of a competitor.

Please do not show up to a competition that you are not competing at, unless you are a guest of a competitor, as spectators are limited to one per competitor.

You are only allowed to compete for one of these days!


The Ukrainian Centre is a 25 minute drive from downtown Vancouver and 45 minute drive from the US border.

The venue can be reached by taking the "Canada Line" skytrain station then catching the 402 bus or the 406 bus, into a 2 minute walk towards the venue.

You can also use Google Maps to help you receive a more precise route to the venue.


There is free parking just outside the venue when you head in. ~50 spots available


There nearest food available is Blundell Centre (2min drive/15 min walk) or Domino's Pizza/7-11 (2 min drive/13 min walk)


  • Bathrooms are to your right upon entrance
  • Food & Drink is allowed - Please keep venue as clean as possible.

Thank you to Cubing Out Loud for helping sponsoring this competition, we will be giving out puzzles throughout the day, courtesy of them. Podium winners will receive gift certificates and coupons to COL. Top volunteers from the competition will also receive a gift.

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Only competitors and guests of competitors can compete - no spectators

Team Blindfolded is an unofficial event.
We will be hosting this event as part of the day. This is not one of the events listed on the registration page nor is this event listed in the WCA.

How it works
In partners of 2, Person (A) , will have a blindfold on and attempt to solve a 3x3 while person (B) gives instructions.

15 second inspection given to Person B then you put down the cube, then Person A starts with timer. Regular rules apply during the solve and after.

Here is an example video of what Team Blindfolded looks like:

3 Attempts given. 10 min time limit. Top 3 results by single will receive a prize!

If you would like to compete in this event, please sign up using this form: - Deadline: July 25th

The person solving must have a blindfold ready to go when competing. We will not supply you with blindfolds.

Results - Fastest -> Slowest

Sameer + Luke
Dylan + Kevin
Max + Jonathan
Calvin + Benjamin
Ajoy + Ranvir
Caleb + Amanda
Jayce + Daniel
Elise + Peggy
Callen + Dilshawn
Anurav + Jerome

All remaining profit from this competition will be made towards the ongoing Ukrainian Crisis.

You can donate to help out lives in Ukraine by reading and following the link below. There will also be an option of donation upon registering for this competition, please take the time to consider doing so!

The Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Committee has been established jointly by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Canada Ukraine Foundation to formalize a coordinated approach to providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The main efforts of cooperation are to provide humanitarian assistance/relief in the areas of assistance to displaced persons, medical care, emergency shelter, and food security. Your donation is needed to help support this important community project! Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through: For further information:

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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