Skillcon 2017

Dec 16 - 17, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Rio Hotel and Casino

3700 W. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89103
Skillcon 2017 website
Kit Clement, Ryan Jew, and Shelley Chang
WCA Delegates
Kit Clement and Shelley Chang
Competitor Limit
Entry Fee

This is a WCA competition presented in conjunction with SkillCon 2017. Registration fees will cover admission for SkillCon; check the SkillCon website for more info on the other events and seminars that will be going on. Registration will cost a flat $50 per competitor until November 1st, where it will be $75/competitor after that.

Before registering, you must read the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab. This tab details the responsibilites of all competitors at this competition.




There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging. Thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for providing this detailed judging information document.


When you arrive, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up for (except Fewest Moves), you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that event. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3x3 speedsolve event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

December 16-17, 2017

Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino
3700 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Registration Fee:
There is a $50 registration fee for the competition. Starting November 1st, this registration fee will increase to $75. Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list.

There is a 100 competitor limit to the competition. Registration closes at 11PM on Friday, December 8th -- no registrations after this date (including walk-ins) will be taken after this. We will grant refunds to those who let us know before the close of registration, but no refunds are granted after that date. No registrations will be accepted after registration has closed.

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

This competition will be sponsored by! Thanks to them for supporting us at Skillcon this year.

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Gift cards of $35, $25, and $15 to will be given to the top 3 finishers in the 3x3x3 events, and $10, $7, and $5 gift cards will be given out to the top 3 finishers in every other event.

Please note that schedule times, cutoffs, and time limits are all subject to change based on registration totals and the general flow of the competition.


Time Event Cutoff Time Limit
9:00 Check-in
9:15 Judging Tutorial
9:30-11:00 3x3x3 Round 1 None 10:00
11:00-12:15 2x2x2 Round 1 None 10:00
12:15-1:15 Lunch break
1:15-2:00 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1 None 10:00 (20 minutes combined)
2:00-3:15 3x3x3 One-Handed Round 1 0:45 3:00
3:15-4:30 4x4x4 Combined Final 1:20 3:00
4:30-5:30 Pyraminx Round 1 0:30 1:00
5:30-6:30 5x5x5 Combined Final 2:30 5:00
6:30-7:15 6x6x6 Combined Final 4:30 10:00


Time Event Cutoff Time Limit
9:00-10:30 4x4x4 Blindfolded (Seminar Room) None 70 minutes combined**
9:00-10:30 5x5x5 Blindfolded (Seminar Room None 70 minutes combined**
10:40-11:40 3x3 Multiple Blindfolded None WCA Limits
11:40-12:30 Megaminx Combined Final 2:30 5:00
12:30-1:15 Lunch Break
1:15-1:45 3x3x3 Round 2 Top 24
1:45-2:00 2x2x2 Final Top 12
2:00-2:15 Pyraminx Final Top 12
2:15-2:30 3x3x3 One-Handed Final Top 12
2:30-2:55 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Top 6
2:55-3:40 3x3x3 Final Top 10
4:00 Awards

**The combined time limit shown is for all 4x4x4 Blindfolded and 5x5x5 Blindfolded attempts. Competitors may take up to 70 minutes of solving time for all attempts of 4x4x4 Blindfolded and 5x5x5 Blindfolded combined.

The Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino is host to SkillCon. Events at SkillCon will take place inside the Rio Hotel located at
3700 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Please see to book a room at the Rio with the SkillCon group rate. The reservation cut off date for the group rate is November 22, 2017.