San Francisco Open 2009

Jan 18, 2009
San Francisco, California, United States

Exploratorium, Museum of science, art and human perception

3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
San Francisco Open 2009 website

Tyson Mao, Lucas Garron

Lucas Garron
WCA Delegate
Leyan Lo

Registration: $5 fee + additional $3 per event. $5 fee is waived for pre-registered competitors.

Main event
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Andy Tsao won with an average of 13.41 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Chris Dzoan finished second (13.93) and Dan Dzoan finished third (13.96).

Oceanian records: Dene Beardsley‎ 5x5x5 Cube 1:42.93 (single), 5x5x5 Cube 1:51.17 (average), Pyraminx 30.77 (single), and Pyraminx 48.04 (average); Minh Duong‎ Magic 1.47 (single) and Magic 1.66 (average).

North American records: Arthur Adams‎ Pyraminx 8.36 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Andy Tsao 12.18 13.41 United States 12.1814.0813.3813.6313.22
2x2x2 Cube Dan Dzoan 4.02 5.31 United States 4.024.787.156.534.63
4x4x4 Cube Andy Tsao 46.74 58.56 United States 1:04.5548.591:02.531:06.7746.74
5x5x5 Cube Michael Gottlieb 1:29.86 1:32.71 United States 1:29.861:34.841:35.181:30.501:32.80
3x3x3 Blindfolded Leyan Lo 1:29.58 DNF United States DNF1:33.691:29.58
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Mirek Goljan 31 Czech Republic 31
3x3x3 One-Handed Chris Dzoan 16.16 20.16 United States 21.2522.0818.8220.4016.16
Clock Bob Burton 15.94 17.61 United States 19.8017.0915.94
Pyraminx Arthur Adams 5.14 8.36 NAR United States 9.497.9010.127.705.14
Square-1 Takao Hashimoto (橋本貴夫) 16.86 24.90 Japan 20.9036.9316.86
Magic Ryan Jew 1.44 1.59 United States 1.444.301.751.441.59
Master Magic Takao Hashimoto (橋本貴夫) 3.27 NR 4.02 Japan 3.444.914.613.274.02
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 2:10.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Final Ao5
Clock Final Mo3
Pyraminx Final Ao5
Square-1 Final Mo3
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5

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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