San Francisco Bay Open 2017

Oct 8, 2017
San Francisco, California, United States

Betty Ann Ong Recreation Center

1199 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Multi-Purpose Room #3


Michael Chai

Michael Chai (柴天方), Ryan Jew, and Wilson Alvis (陈智胜)
WCA Delegate
Shelley Chang
  • Registration will be limited to 115 competitors; there will be no walk-on competitors under any circumstances.
  • Online registration fee is $20 for any combination of events. The fee is non-refundable.
  • Guests are welcomed to spectate. However, as the venue has a limited number of chairs, guests will be strictly capped at 2 persons per competitor.
  • IMPORTANT: Microphones are not allowed, so please pay attention as we will be using our regular voices, albeit loudly.
Main event
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Paul Mahvi won with an average of 8.75 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Richard Jay S. Apagar finished second (8.85) and Edward Lin finished third (9.16).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Paul Mahvi 8.21 8.75 United States 9.269.528.218.418.59
5x5x5 Cube Edward Lin 56.97 1:00.61 United States 1:06.0759.301:00.991:01.5356.97
6x6x6 Cube Paul Mahvi 2:07.06 2:08.77 United States 2:10.962:08.282:07.06
7x7x7 Cube Paul Mahvi 2:55.60 3:04.72 United States 3:07.953:10.622:55.60
Clock Ryan Jew 11.35 12.85 United States 13.7712.1011.3512.6917.04
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Event Format Cut-Off Time Limit # of Rounds
3x3 Average of 5 None 10 minutes 3
5x5 Average of 5 2 minutes 10 seconds 4 minutes 2
6x6 Mean of 3 4 minutes 6 minutes 1
7x7 Mean of 3 6 minutes 8 minutes 1
Clock Average of 5 20 seconds 1 minute 2


Cut-Off - this is the "soft" cut-off. For an Average of 5, one of your first two solves must be under the given time in order to complete the solve. For a Mean of 3, your first solve must be under the given time. If this is not the case, then you cannot complete your average/mean. There is no cut-off for 3x3 rounds.

Time Limit - This is the "hard" cut-off. You must complete your solve under the given time or else you will be stopped and given a DNF (Did not finish) for this solve. This rule applies to all solves of a specific event, whether it be the first or last solve of an average/mean.

Time Event
9:00-9:30 Set Up
9:30-10:15 Clock First Round
10:15-11:45 3x3 First Round
11:45-12:15 Redi unofficial Ao5, Combined final
12:15-13:00 Lunch Combined Final
13:00-14:00 7x7 Combined Final
14:00-15:00 5x5 First Round
15:00-15:50 3x3 Second Round (Top 32, may be increased if time/regulations permit)
15:50-16:10 Clock Combined Final (Top 6)
16:10-16:55 6x6 Combined Final
16:55-17:20 5x5 Final Round (Top 6 -- 8 to 12 if time permits)
17:20-17:40 3x3 Final Round (Top 16, 20 if time permits)
17:40-17:45 Awards
17:45-19:00 Clean Up

Google maps is your friend. However, we are too! So here's some general info on the travel for those unfamiliar to SF transportation:

  • It is a 10-15 minute walk from POWELL bart station (Uphill).

  • If you would like to take MUNI, we recommend downloading a reliable local bus routes app to be safe.

  • If you would like to take caltrain, the MUNI bus 30 is nearby and has stops close to the venue. we recommend bringing change if you can just to be safe.

  • If you decide to drive, know that street parking is limited. Although there are public parking garages around the area, we cannot guarantee much else.

There are many, many ways to arrive at the venue. Travel how you see fit!

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 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. This means you should bring your own cube, or arrange to borrow a cube from a friend.

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 do I do when I walk in?
A: There is NO CHECK-IN. If you registered online, just have fun and hang out with other cubers. We will be calling people up, so just wait for your name/group to be announced.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page within a week 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. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be 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. ** For most competitions, you may only compete if you have registered online and paid before the deadline.**

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

# Name Single Average Solves
1 Wilson Alvis 23.49 24.61 (23.49) 25.58 (28.76) 24.21 24.04
2 Paul Mahvi 24.41 25.19 (24.41) 26.45 24.56 24.57 (29.04)
3 Jacob Posner 26.47 39.60 43.41 (26.47) (48.59) 35.34 40.04
4 Efrem Blitz 33.92 42.06 (1:22.34) (33.92) 40.97 39.26 45.95
5 Gus Bennett 37.95 43.62 (DNF) 46.56 38.24 46.06 (37.95)
6 Zeke Miller 43.45 48.38 45.95 54.76 (DNF) (43.45) 44.43
7 Zachary Clark 41.95 52.10 1:09.71 (DNF) 41.95 44.63 (39.83)
8 Evan Mann 37.70 52.38 39.42 (1:11.07) 1:07.67 (37.70) 50.05
9 Ethan Littlejohn 39.66 52.60 43.05 51.67 (39.66) (1:26.56) 1:03.09
10 Varun Mohanraj 46.59 1:04.65 (1:26.04) (46.59) 1:03.46 1:22.51 47.99
11 Ziqi Li 50.96 1:20.51 (1:59.46) 1:21.30 1:45.83 54.41 (50.96)

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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