SacCubing V 2018

Aug 25, 2018
Roseville, California, United States

Placer County Fairgrounds

850 All America City Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678, USA

Johnson Hall

Christian Martin and Ethan Littlejohn
WCA Delegate
Shelley Chang

Christian Martin

Competitor Limit
Entry Fee
$25 (United States Dollar)

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Sacramento's fifth cubing competition is coming up! Make sure to sign up to reserve your spot!

Registration fee is $25, and you are permitted to sign up for all available events. Note: The venue for SacCubing V 2018 is the same venue as SacCubing III and IV.

All competitors must be available/willing to judge/run for the competition.

Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements

Please follow all instructions or else your registration may be delayed.
There is a 130 person competitor limit on this competition.

After registering, click on "Pay your fees via card". To complete your registration you MUST pre-pay.
In 48 hours, if you do NOT see your name on the competitors list 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.

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us. If you wish to cancel your registration, you can request a 50% refund before registration closes. After registration closes, no refunds will be given.

Depending on how full registration is, we may allow late registrants. However, it is highly encouraged that you register before the registration date closes, so that you do not miss your spot to compete.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:25.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 30.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Pyraminx Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00

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.

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For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:

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

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?

A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?

A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Below are some of the policies that will be used for this competition. Please keep in mind that these can vary from event to event, so they do not necessarily apply to other competitions.

* Registration is first come (eg. first to register and pay properly), first serve.
* Registration closes August 22nd

Deleting Registration/Refunds
* If you register and later realize you cannot make the event, you can request a 50% refund before registration closes.
* After registration closes, no refunds will be awarded.

Adding/Dropping Events
* Competitors may request (by email) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
* Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
* Competitors may request (by email) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!

Competition Day Timing
* The competition will begin at the scheduled start time.
* Events will begin as soon as the previous event is wrapping up. Exception: All First Round events will not start more than 20 minutes early.
* Competitors may not compete in an event if they miss last call for that event. In general, last call is a few minutes after the last group is called.

Preliminary Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule has been updated on August 7th, 2018. Please be aware of these new changes and plan accordingly.

All rounds after Lunch will be held as soon as the previous round finishes.

Time Event
8:30-9:15 Clock Combined Final
9:15-10:00 7x7 Combined Final
10:00-10:45 3x3 One-Handed Combined Round 1
10:45-11:45 4x4 Combined Round 1
11:45-12:00 3x3 One-Handed Final (Top 12)
12:00-1:00 Lunch Final
1:00-2:15 3x3 Round 1
2:15-2:55 Pyraminx Combined Round 1
2:55-3:15 4x4 Final (Top 12)
3:15-4:00 3x3 Round 2 (Top 48)
4:00-4:40 Square-1 Combined Final
4:40-4:50 Pyraminx Final (Top 12)
4:50-5:05 3x3 Final (Top 12)
5:05-5:30 Awards and Cleanup
Event Format Cut off Time Limit
3x3 Average of 5 N/A 10:00
4x4 Best of 2 / Average of 5 1:20 2:00
7x7 Best of 1 / Mean of 3 5:00 6:25
3x3 One-Handed Best of 2 / Average of 5 1:00 2:00
Clock Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:20 0:30
Pyraminx Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:30 1:00
Square-1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 1:00 2:00

SacCubing V 2018 is proudly sponsored by CubeDepot!
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How to volunteer:
The SacCubing Staff is always looking for helpers to assist throughout the day of the competition. If you would like to volunteer with judging and running, we will be asking for your assistance over the microphone. Anyone is free to help, as long as you have read and are understanding of the WCA Regulations, which every competitor is expected to know.

If a competitor contests a ruling or any incident happens during judging that you aren't completely sure how to handle, flag down a delegate.

How to be on staff:
An upgrade from a regular volunteer, staff members are expected to continuously help out with judging, running, and scrambling throughout the entirity of the competition. Some of the benefits to staffing over judging are:
-Priority of solves
-Obtaining free lunch, in the form of pizza
-Having a portion of your registration refunded, depending on your effort in your work and the total number of registrations
-Permission to join us for staff dinner after the competition has concluded

If these perks interest you, please click on the following link to fill out a form: Survey
Please note that we are looking for the following:
-Has been to at least one competition prior, specifically SacCubing
-Is 14 or older
-Lives in Sacramento, Placer, or El Dorado County

If you do not fall in one or more of these categories, please do not be discouraged to sign up for staff anyway. We are always looking for some help. Please be aware that we will only be selecting a certain percentage of competitors to be on staff, and you will not be considered for staff unless you pay your registration fee. Emails will be sent out to staff members a few days before the date of the competition.

To view the live results of this competition, please go to the following like at CubeComps: Live Results

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What are these?
For the first round of each event, we will call up competitors to compete in groups. Please listen for your group to be called.
Groups will be called in alphabetical order.

When your group is called:
Go to the scrambling table with your solved puzzle.
Find the scorecard with your name on it. If it's not there, check another scrambling table.
Find an empty cube cover (it's a paper box, either white or black)
Place your cube and your scorecard in the box.
Set the box sideways on the scrambling table, next to the other sideways boxes.
Wait in the competitor area behind the timing stations and away from the scrambling table to be called to a timing station.