September Speedcubing 2017

Sep 9, 2017
Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Lutheran Church of The Master

1200 N 181st Ct, Elkhorn, NE 68022
Organization team
Drake Bott
WCA Delegate
Anthony Brooks
Main event
Registration period

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Anthony Brooks won with an average of 8.81 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Christopher Olson finished second (8.90) and Walker Welch finished third (10.87).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Anthony Brooks 6.57 8.81 United States
2x2x2 Cube Christopher Olson 1.44 1.65 United States 1.771.441.591.583.84
3x3x3 Blindfolded Kit Clement 1:08.23 DNF United States 1:38.221:08.23DNF
Clock Walker Welch 8.15 9.70 United States 13.398.328.678.1512.10
Pyraminx Walker Welch 3.01 3.87 United States 4.653.085.843.013.87
Skewb Kit Clement 4.15 5.88 United States 4.155.526.179.415.96
Square-1 Walker Welch 17.19 18.63 United States 22.7319.2718.9317.6817.19
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
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00

Primary registration has closed but walk-in registration will be available up to the competitor limit. I have already had people email me ( and I've already put them/their children into a heat. Just email me with your/your child's name and which events they would like to compete in. That way I can put them into a heat and they can compete. We only accept cash payments at the moment, but there is a bank with an ATM near the venue.

You can also walk into the competition and give me your name there, but it would be better to email me so that you have a for sure spot. Thanks!

Drake has created the official instagram page for September Speedcubing 2017! @septemberspeedcubing.  Follow!

We unfortunately cannot complete the YueXiao Pro giveaway.

The following events will be offered at this competition:

  • 2x2
  • 3x3
  • 3x3 Blindfolded
  • Clock
  • Pyraminx
  • Skewb
  • Square-1

Note that the schedule is tentative and we will try to start the next event as early as possible to finish the competition on time.

Also, please note that first-time competitors should be present for the new competitor tutorial.

Start End Event Format Cut-off
9:00 9:45 3x3 Blindfolded Best of 3 10 min combined limit
9:45 10:00 New Competitor Tutorial
10:00 11:00 Pyraminx Final Combined¹ Average of 5 30s cut-off, 40s time limit
11:00 12:00 3x3 Round 1 Average of 5
12:00 1:00 Skewb Final Combined¹ Average of 5 30s cut-off, 40s time limit
1:00 1:45 Lunch
1:45 2:45 2x2 Round 1 Combined¹ Average of 5 30s cut-off, 40s time limit
2:45 3:30 3x3 Round 2 Average of 5 Top 30
3:30 4:30 Square-1 Final Combined¹ Average of 5 30s cut-off, 40s time limit
4:30 5:00 Clock Final Combined¹ Average of 5 30s cut-off, 40s time limit
5:00 5:20 2x2 Final Average of 5 Top 8
5:20 5:50 3x3 Final Average of 5 Top 8
6:00 6:10 Awards
6:10 6:20 Clean-up

¹ In a ‘Combined’ round, you must get a result below the cut-off within your first two attempts to be able to complete an average of five.

Lunch will run from 1:00 - 1:45. There is a strip mall on 204th (about 2.5 miles away) with options such as Subway, Arby's, and pizza.

Village Pointe has nice options for sit-down dining, such as Cheeseburger in Paradise, and Johnny's Italian Steakhouse.

The staff at the church have asked that all food and drink be consumed outside of the main area, due to church services in the morning. (Tables and chairs will be set up directly outside of the room

There will be a concessions stand serving hot and snack items. The pricing goes as follows:

Hotdog: $2
Chips: $2
Soda: $3
Candy: $2.50
Pizza: $2 a slice, $3.50 for two. OPTIONS: Cheese and pepperoni
Water: $1
Coffee: $4.50

We do accept card payments through Stripe.

Since we will be the only ones to use the building the whole day, you may park wherever you want around the venue.

There will be a Residence Inn within walking distance of the venue on 18202 Cuming St, Elkhorn, NE.

Eppley Airfield, Omaha's airport, is located about 30 minutes away from the hotel and venue, about 22 miles away.

It is encouraged that you compete if you know how to solve a Rubik's Cube, regardless of your speed. Remember, nobody is too slow to compete, so you should give it a shot!

It is reccomended that you familiarize yourself with the World Cube Association Regulations, so you know exactly how competitions will function. Here are some good regulations to always know:

You will complete five solves. The average will consist of your three middle times, throwing out the worst time and the best time. If you recieve a DNF penalty, that is automatically your worst time. If you recieve two or more DNFs, that is a DNF average.

"Cutoff" and "Time Limit"
Cutoff: If you do not complete one of your first two solves within the cutoff, you may not finish your average. If you do not make the cutoff the first time, you still have another solve to try to beat the cutoff.
Time Limit: If you go past the time limit, the judge must stop the attempt immediately. Your solve is a DNF.

* If your puzzle is off by one turn by 45 degrees or more, it will result in adding two seconds onto your time. Judges, if you have to judge a +2, you write it as follows
EX: The competitor gets a 12.56 second solve, but his cube is off by a 45 degree or more turn. You write on his scorecard: 12.56+2=14.56. If the turn is off by a 180 degree turn, it is still a +2 because it is only considered one outer face turn. Being off by a middle slice is a DNF, because it takes two outer face turns.
* If your puzzle is unsolved past the point of a +2, or off by a middle layer, the solve is a DNF. That stands for "Did Not Finish." Judges should mark a +2 as follows
EX: The competitor gets a 12.56 second solve, but his cube is off by two outer face turns. You write on his scorecard: DNF(12.56), or simply, DNF.

Again, these are not all of the WCA Regulations, and it is encouraged that you read all of them and abide by these rules so that you do not have any penalties.

Please remember that there will be a new competitor tutorial display before any of the major events begin. If you aren't comfortable with using the StackMat timer before you go up to solve, ask your judge to let you try it out a couple of times!


  1. Jedrick Remonde will be vending puzzles at the competition!

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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