Richmond Spring 2023

Apr 8, 2023
Richmond, Virginia, United States

St. Michael's Episcopal School

10510 Hobby Hill Rd, Richmond, VA 23235
Organization team
Pierce Tickle
WCA Delegates
Blake Thompson, Nick Silvestri, Pierce Tickle, Rich Tayag, and Will Callan
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This is a series competition with Potomac Spring 2023. You may only compete in one of the two competitions. See the guidance for registering for series competitions on the Series Competition Scenarios tab.

This competition is supported by CubingUSA.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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This competition is part of the DMV Pot of Riches 2023 Competition Series. Other competitions in this Series are: Note: You can submit a registration for all competitions in a Series, but only one of those registrations can be confirmed and accepted. You will only be allowed to compete in one of the Series competitions!
There is a competitor limit of 151 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 95% 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.

Please keep in mind that registrations are approved manually after payment, so your registration may not be approved immediately.
Your registration is not complete until your registration fee has been paid.
All competitiors must read the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab.

If the competitor limit of 150 has been reached, you can still register and pay the registration fee to secure a spot on the waitlist. During the registration period, any competitor can cancel their registration and allow the first person on the waitlist to take their spot. If you find that you cannot make it to the competition after registering, please contact us so that we can maximize attendance.
All registrants still on the waitlist after the registration period will have their registrations deleted, and will be fully refunded.
We may completely close registration if the waitlist becomes very large.

To prevent overcrowding in the venue, we are limiting each competitor to one guest only. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Please be aware of the CDC recommended guidelines for the current Community Level.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Michael Nielsen won with an average of 6.39 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ashten L. Jampayas finished second (8.23) and Liam Chen finished third (8.33).

World records: Michael Nielsen‎ Pyraminx 1.64 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Michael Nielsen 6.04 6.39 United States 6.516.
2x2x2 Cube Charles Jerome 1.30 1.68 United States 3.391.911.611.521.30
6x6x6 Cube Catherine Trace 1:50.25 1:53.56 United States 1:52.301:58.121:50.25
3x3x3 Blindfolded Liam Chen 18.20 21.72 United States 18.2021.2425.71
Pyraminx Michael Nielsen 1.77 1.95 United States 1.772.512.101.981.78


For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules. In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition.

For All Competitors

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling/running assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

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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.

If you are interested in staff, please fill out the following form: STAFF APPLICATION FORM

NOTE: ALL COMPETITORS MUST PAY THE $25 REGISTRATION FEE. If you are selected for staff, you will be refunded the registration fee AFTER the competition has ended.

Staff will be responsible for doing scrambling tasks throughout the day.

Staff members will have the registration fee reimbursed after the competition and will have lunch provided during the competition.

Final staff decisions will be made after registration closes.

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  • If you are accepted to Comp B,
    • You may delete your Comp A registration and be issued a full refund for that comp. (Delegates can also do this for you on your behalf)
    • You may remain on the Comp A waitlist (i.e., you prefer Comp A). If you move up the Comp A waitlist enough, the Delegates may ask you which comp you prefer and allow you to choose. Please email the Delegates using the “Contact” link on the competition website to let them know your preference.
  • If you are also waitlisted to Comp B,
    • You may opt to stay on both waitlists until you are accepted to one of them. If accepted to one, you may delete your registration to the other and receive a full refund.

If ACCEPTED to Comp A:

  • If you are accepted to Comp B,
    • Your registration for Comp B will be ACCEPTED and you will be moved to the WAITLIST of Comp A. This is because you are telling the organizers and Delegates you would actually prefer Comp B over Comp A since you are registering for another series competition even after being accepted to a previously opened one.
    • You may delete your Comp A registration and be issued a refund per the comp policy. (Delegates can also do this for you on your behalf)
  • If you are waitlisted to Comp B,
    • You may opt to stay on the Comp B waitlist to see if you are eventually accepted (i.e., you prefer Comp B). If you move up the Comp B waitlist enough, the Delegates may ask you which comp you prefer and allow you to choose. If accepted, you may delete your registration to Comp A and receive a refund per the comp policy. Please email the Delegates using the “Contact” link on the competition website to let them know your preference.

Comp A = Potomac Spring 2023
Comp B = Richmond Spring 2023

This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift cards to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of each event. Additionally, each first-time competitor will receive a $5 gift card to TheCubicle!

Below is the Waitlist Policy:

After the competition reaches 150 complete registrations, a waitlist will be created. You must pay to be placed on the waitlist. If you are at the top of the waiting list and someone cancels their registration, you will receive an email from the organizers stating that your registration is accepted. The email address that will be used is the one linked to your WCA account. Please make sure that the email linked to your WCA account is one you check regularly.

You do not have a spot at the competition until you receive a confirmation email with the subject line: "Your registration for Richmond Spring 2023 has been accepted." Do not make travel plans until you receive the acceptance email and see your name on the competitors list.
After the competition, all competitors on the waiting list will be refunded the registration fee.

Current Waitlist: Last updated 4/3
1. Sebastian B. B.
2. Alia

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 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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