SacCubing VI 2019

Jan 5 - 6, 2019
Loomis, California, United States

Del Oro High School

3301 Taylor Rd, Loomis, CA 95650

Bonner Gym


Christian Martín

Chris Martin and Matthew Dickman
WCA Delegates
Matthew Dickman and Shelley Chang
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

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It's finally here! Sacramento's big annual winter competition is coming! Be sure to reserve your registration now!

The event will be in Bonner Gym at Del Oro High School. This venue is different from past venues that have held SacCubing in the past.

All competitors must be available to judge/run/scramble for the competition as per Regulation 1e2 and 1f2. All competitors will be expected to help by judging or running for any event they are doing. Nametags will be handed out with all the information regarding what groups you will be competing in and what groups you will be helping in. If you are not competing in an event, you will not be assigned to help during that event.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $27 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

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

After registering, click on "Pay your fees via card". To complete your registration you MUST pre-pay. You will receive an email saying your registration has been approved once your registration has been accepted. This means you are on the competitor list.

If after 48 hour 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 let us know as it will open up a spot for another competitor.

No on-site payment.
No cash payment.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Will Newhoff won with an average of 7.81 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Christopher Yen finished second (8.00) and Paul Mahvi finished third (9.45).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Will Newhoff 7.31 7.81 United States 7.318.528.187.757.51
2x2x2 Cube Varun Mohanraj 2.18 2.64 United States 2.342.662.18DNF2.92
4x4x4 Cube Christopher Yen 30.39 31.37 United States 30.3931.6031.4832.8831.04
5x5x5 Cube Paul Mahvi 53.07 59.86 United States 53.071:00.021:01.4759.081:00.49
6x6x6 Cube Sam Schultz 2:01.59 2:08.50 United States 2:01.592:16.042:07.86
7x7x7 Cube Paul Mahvi 2:26.67 2:36.99 United States 2:26.672:36.712:47.58
3x3x3 Blindfolded Graham Siggins 23.86 26.70 United States 23.8630.3825.86
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Dan Pastushkov 31 United States 31
3x3x3 One-Handed Weston Mizumoto 11.68 14.49 United States 13.9922.6913.6415.8411.68
Megaminx Michael Chai (柴天方) 52.53 58.48 United States 56.2456.291:07.6152.531:02.90
Pyraminx Tyler Howlett 2.98 3.41 United States 3.262.984.593.433.54
Skewb Zeke Miller 3.54 4.27 United States 3.844.783.544.205.37
Square-1 Calix Tang 9.60 14.56 United States 17.8112.6613.2219.209.60
4x4x4 Blindfolded Graham Siggins 1:53.40 DNF United States DNFDNF1:53.40

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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, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. 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 as per Regulation Z4

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.

Day 1: (4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 3x3 One-Handed, Megaminx, Square-1, 4x4 Blindfolded)

More information will be placed here at a later date.


Q: Do I have to show up if I'm not doing any of the events held on Saturday?
A: No. If you aren't competing in any of the events above, then you only have to come on Sunday.

Q: Do I need to check in for Saturday if I am not competing in any events on Sunday?
A: No. We will have two check-in periods for Saturday and Sunday. However, if you are competing in any Saturday events, you will need to be at check-in on Saturday.

Q: I can only attend on Saturday. Am I required to be present on Sunday?
A: No. You are free to come on either day that you are able to. Be advised, however, that there will be more cubers on Sunday.

Day 2: (3x3, 2x2, Pyraminx, Skewb, and 3x3 Blindfolded)

Information: Stuff You Must Know

Pre competition:
* READ AND UNDERSTAND THE REGULATIONS: Especially if you’re a first time competitor, this can potentially save you much time and grief. Particularly pay attention to Article A, 2, 3, and 10.
* Prepare accordingly for travel. Del Oro High School has fairly sizeable parking lots, but the city of Loomis is not a populated as our competitions prior.

* Please don’t trash the venue. This has been an issue in the past; we have been grated the use of Del Oro High School's gymnasium to prepare for larger crowds, and we are at the mercy of the administration, so we need to take care of the venue to ensure future access. And of course, it’s the right thing to do.
* No flash photography. It’s obviously very distracting to competitors.
* Stay at least 1.5 meters away from the front edge of the competition tables. Standing too close is distracting and frequently makes it hard for staff to get to where they need to go, which slows the competition down. ‘
* Regarding questions during the competition: do not ask staff first. They are very busy trying to make the event run smoothly (if they aren’t, then they should be). First check the live announcements, cubecomps, the WCA regulations, or the info/sales table.
* If none of these answer your question, the info table people will find you an organizer or delegate.

Q: When do I show up?
A: Please be at the venue and ready to compete at least 15 minutes before your first event is scheduled to begin. We may get ahead of the schedule and start rounds early.

Q: Is there a general admission price if I am not competing?
A: There is no cost to spectate; the competition is open to the public. However, note that the room will be crowded, and again, we ask that competitors keep the number of guests they bring to a minimum.

Q: When should I leave the competition?
A: You are allowed to enter and leave the competition as you wish. If you are finished competing for the day, you do not need to stay at the competition.

Q: What do I do if I want to drop or add an event?
A: If you wish to drop an event from your registration, please email us, or let us know at the data entry table during the competition. You will not be refunded any money if you drop events. Unfortunately, due to our tight schedule, we are unable to add events to competitors’ registrations.

Q: I cannot attend this competition. What should I do?
A: If you cannot attend this competition after all, please send us an email saying so. Please ensure that you include your name and WCA ID in the body of the email.

If you are travelling a distance and would like to stay in a hotel, there is a large selection of hotels in the Roseville and Rocklin area, not too far from the competition venue. A special thanks to Placer Valley Tourism for getting us this info.

Check the following link for the various hotels available:
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SacCubing VI 2018 is proudly sponsored by SpeedCubeShop! Thanks so much to them for their support!

If we reach a certain number of people registered, SpeedCubeShop will be selling merchandise during the competition! So be sure to register as soon as you can!
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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.

Competing Group vs Helping Group:
At the beginning of the competition, you will receive a name tag with a column labeled "Competing Group" and "Helping Group." When your competing group number is called up, that is when you should bring your puzzle up to compete. When your "helping group number" is called up, that is when you will come up and find an open judging station to help for the duration of that group. If you are required to judge during a certain group and are nowhere to be found, as per Regulation 1e2, you may be disquliaifed from the competition.

What to do when your group is called:
-Go to the drop-off with your solved puzzle.
-Find the scorecard with your name on it
-Place your cube on that scorecard (or in the box with your scorecard on/in it)
-Go to the designated competitor waiting area
-Wait in said area until your name is called to come up and start your average

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