Shaastra Open 2009

Oct 2, 2009
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

IIT Madras

Shaastra Open 2009 website

Team Shaastra Open 2009

WCA Delegate
John Louis

The competition is a part of Shaastra 2009, the annual technical festival of IIT Madras.

Main event
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Bernett Orlando won with an average of 14.63 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Karthik Puthraya finished second (18.30) and Nikhil Mande finished third (20.18).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Bernett Orlando 13.30 14.63 NR India 18.8013.4714.8613.3015.55
2x2x2 Cube Karthik Puthraya 5.11 7.23 India 7.805.115.818.0810.21
4x4x4 Cube Bernett Orlando 52.34 1:04.20 India 1:05.841:08.6552.3459.031:07.72
5x5x5 Cube Bernett Orlando 1:38.65 NR 1:55.82 India 2:05.281:59.521:48.691:59.251:38.65
3x3x3 Blindfolded Nikhil Mande 2:26.21 DNF India DNFDNF2:26.21
3x3x3 One-Handed Karthik Puthraya 35.71 36.96 India 37.1835.7145.2135.9037.80
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Bernett Orlando 6/6 50:12 NR India 6/6 50:12
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Bo2
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Ao5
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Ao5
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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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