Scramble in the Springs 2022

Jan 8, 2022
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Discovery Canyon Campus

1810 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA

Cafeteria. Enter through K-5 entrance, follow signs to right.


Scramble in the Springs Organizers

Ryan Kindt and Zachary Miller
WCA Delegate
Bradley Sampson
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Registration has closed for this competition because both the competitor list and waiting list are full.

COVID Notice - Masks are required for this competition. You may only bring one spectator with you at maximum. Spectators that are not accompanying a competitor will be turned away.

For the first competition of 2022, we are happy to welcome you back to the Springs for a jam packed day of speedcubing fun! This will be the same venue as all previous competitions in the city.

This competition will be following unique precautions to protect competitors and spectators against COVID-19. We kindly ask you to read the Competitor Responsibilities and COVID-19 Safety tab before registering.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the competitor limit for this competition is 50 competitors. Competitors are being asked to bring only one spectator maximum to the competition, and if possible, to attend alone.

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 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% 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.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

How to Pay/Payment Structure

All registration payments are to be made via Stripe. There will be a box to pay this fee after you fill out your registration.

How to Withdraw/Alter Registration

Registered competitors can withdraw/alter their registration by emailing the organization team (via the contact link above) the following:
1. Statement of intent to withdraw/alter registration.
2. Changes to registration (if applicable).
3. Name (and WCA ID, if applicable) of the competitor.

You may also modify your registration by accessing the register tab and changing your events as needed.

Competitors can cancel their registration, however they cannot recieve a refund. The last day to cancel your registration is January 4, 2022, 5:00 PM MST.
The last date to modify your registration is the same as the deadline for cancelling registration with a refund.

Waitlist Procedure

If registration fills up, we will place competitors on a waitlist. In the event a competitor drops from the competition, competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order we receive payment. Competitors can be accepted from the waitlist until January 4, 2022, 5:00 PM MST. You will receive a full refund if you are still on the waitlist by then.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Asher Kim-Magierek won with an average of 6.98 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Elijah Brown finished second (8.65) and Dylan Hughlett finished third (9.38).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Asher Kim-Magierek 6.35 6.98 United States 6.356.617.047.627.29
2x2x2 Cube Asher Kim-Magierek 1.44 2.05 United States
5x5x5 Cube Asher Kim-Magierek 57.03 1:05.72 United States 1:08.691:17.821:01.401:07.0857.03
Megaminx Asher Kim-Magierek 46.55 49.64 United States 1:00.2550.5346.5547.0651.33
Pyraminx Elijah Brown 2.74 3.21 United States 3.823.602.822.743.20
Skewb Brayden Wroten 2.66 2.86 United States 5.202.753.122.662.72

The waitlist has been cleared and competitors refunded - If your name is below, you were not accepted to the competition:

22 People on Waitlist, 20 Paid: (You are only listed if you have paid, in order of payment. The waitlist is RANKED, so the first to pay is #1 on the list)

Ryan Hasbrook
Tyler Barton
Makoa Han
Taren White
Xavier Amrich
Nathan Slack
Nathan Brasby
Alden Bradley
Sam Koch
Isaac Durland
Elijah Callahan
Salomeh Burmudez
Liam Finn McCool Kelly
Adam Frederick
Alex Walker
Elijah Franklin
Luke Axisa
Daison richards


Before the competition, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event in an email. We will be relying on competitors to help by judging whenever they are not competing, especially with our small competition size. Judging is very easy, and is a great way to make time fly!

We will provide a judging and competitor tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of 2x2, which will also overview our new procedures. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help.

We will need help judging for the second/final rounds of events as we can not assign staff for those in advance. Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge; you do not need to know how to cube in order to be a great judge. Having enough judges ensures that we stay on schedule and are able to leave on time.

NOTICE - We will be using G5 Timers at this competition.


Due to ongoing circumstances, the organizing team is enforcing restrictions during the competition which will impact the running of the competition. Here are the most important changes.

  1. Masks are to be required at all times, and must cover your nose and mouth. If you refuse to wear a mask inside of the venue, you will be disqualified from the competition and be asked to leave the premises. This rule is put in place regardless of whether or not you are fully vaccinated, due to recommendation from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control. No exceptions will be offered to this policy. (Note - If Colorado falls to "Low" or "Moderate" transmission as defined by the CDC, this will be reevaluated.)
  2. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. If this occurs to you, the organizers will offer the competitor a full refund.
  3. The organizing team strongly recommends to recieve a COVID-19 vaccination before competing. This is not a requirement, but is encouraged for those who are eligible. We also encourage you to get "boosted" if you are over 18. For information on, and finding vaccines near you, please use this website!
  4. Competitors will only be allowed to bring ONE guest to the competition. The first three rules apply to the guest as well as the competitor.
  5. We encourage competitors to bring their own pen to the competition.
  6. When not competing, competitors and spectators should attempt to socially distance whenever possibly by keeping 3 feet away from others. We also encourage you not to share puzzles with other competitors.
  7. Sanitary wipes will be available at every station. Competitors may disinfect the stations at their discretion. Hand Sanitizer will be placed around the venue for use at your desire.
  8. Officials and staff will be following special procedures to continue to lower chance of transmission of COVID-19, such as utilizing sanitizer frequently and distancing.

Additional rules may be added as deemed necessary by the organizers, the WCA Board, or the local or state government.


This event is open to cubers of any age and experience. For those of you new to cubing, welcome! We just ask that you know a couple things before coming to compete...

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

Secondly, we are having new and unusual procedures at this competition due to the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The organizing team is currently preparing a video to showcase these new procedures that competitors will be required to follow during the competition. We hope to have a comprehensive video showing the competition experience, the usual questions, along with some other common covid related questions soon.

For now, we ask you to reference the COVID Safety tab to get an idea of these revised procedures.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

Q: Are there any restrictions on competing?
A: Nope! Outside of the restriction on spectators, anyone of any skill can compete in this competition, including first-timers. As long as you know how to solve the cube, go ahead and sign up!

Q: Do spectators have to pay?
A: No! All spectators are let into building for free, but keep in mind you can only bring one!

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: Yes! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. We heavily discourage borrowing or sharing other people's cubes at the competition.

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.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: When you register, make sure you have paid the registration fee. Afterwards, your registration must then be manually accepted, so please wait at least 24 hours before contacting us. You should receive an email when your registration is accepted.

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 cube!

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: No! All competitors are on an equal playing field.

Q: Do I have to wear a face covering at this competition?
A. Yes, face coverings are required in the venue. Please remember a face covering and bring it to the competition!

Q: Is a negative COVID-19 test, or a vaccination required?
A: No! We are not requiring this at this event. However, we heavily encourage all competitors and spectators over the age of 12 to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before attending this competition. For information on, and finding vaccines near you, please use this website!

Q: Why can I not bring more than one spectator to the competition?
A. Due to venue size, we are setting a 100 person limit in the venue to make sure guests can socially distance from one another during the competition. Because of this, competitors must either bring only one spectator, or attend the competition alone. The organizing team strongly reccomends the latter.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us by using the contact links on the general info page!


Discovery Canyon Campus
1810 North Gate Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

The cafeteria is located between the Elementary and Middle Schools, just by the westernmost lot. Going through the tube, the doors, and taking a right will lead to the cafeteria.

The venue is easily accessible off of Interstate 25 and SH 83. For I-25, Take exit 156 to North Gate Blvd/USAFA North Gate, and continue east. FOr SH 83, turn onto North Gate Blvd and continue westward.


The nearest airport is Colorado Springs Airport, around 30 minutes to the south. We also recommend the Denver Airport, around an hour and fifteen minutes to the north.


The organizational team recommends the MyPlace Lodge located about 5 minutes to the west of the venue. Other hotels are avaliable on Interquest (10 minutes away), and on Baptist Road (10 minutes).


The event is not providing food. Competitors and spectators are responsible for finding food as needed. There are various restaurants open around a half mile to a mile away, such as Dominos Pizza and Chick Fil A.


Anyone interested in being a staff member should fill out this form

As a staff member, you will be given assignments throughout the day based on what you sign up for. If you fill out the form, it is not guaranteed that you will be a staff member. We will email all who are selected to be staff members. Thanks in advance to all staff members that will be helping out!

Staff should arrive at 7:00-7:15 to help set up and be prepared for the competition.

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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).


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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