Skillcon 2018

Dec 14 - 16, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Rio Hotel and Casino

3700 W. Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89103
Kit Clement, Ryan Jew, and Shelley Chang
WCA Delegates
Kit Clement, Ryan Jew, and Shelley Chang

This is a WCA competition presented in conjunction with SkillCon 2018. Check the SkillCon website for more info on the other events and seminars that will be going on.

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 watch this competitor tutorial.

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

Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements
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 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $75 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded a 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend paying an entry fee of $50 (United States Dollar).

If you are only planning on attending the Saturday (or any single day) portion of the competition, please reach out to us about registering at a reduced price of $40.

Registration only covers entry for competitors. Spectators must purchase their own passes at $20/day or $50 for the whole weekend. You can purchase these passes at this link. The number of guests is being collected on the WCA site for informational purposes only; you still need to purchase passes on your own.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 60 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:10.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:45.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:15:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo3 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00



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.


Time Event
9:00 - 10:00 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt #1
10:00 - 11:30 4x4x4 Blindfolded and 5x5x5 Blindfolded
11:30 - 12:30 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt #2
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded
2:45 - 3:45 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt #3
3:45 - 4:30 7x7x7 Combined Final
4:30 - 5:15 Megaminx Combined Final
5:15 - 6:15 5x5x5 Combined Final


Time Event
9:00 Check-in
9:15 Judging Tutorial
9:30 - 10:45 3x3x3 Round 1
10:45 - 11:45 2x2x2 Round 1
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch break
12:45 - 1:45 Beginner's workshop
1:45 - 2:30 3x3x3 Blindfolded Round 1
2:30 - 3:45 4x4x4 Combined Final
3:45 - 4:45 Pyraminx Round 1
4:45 - 5:45 3x3x3 One-Handed Round 1


Time Event
9:00 - 9:45 3x3x3 Round 2
9:45 - 10:15 2x2x2 Round 2
10:15 - 10:30 Pyraminx Final Round
10:30 - 11:00 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
11:05 - 12:00 Lunch Break
12:00 - 12:20 3x3x3 One-Handed Final Round
12:20 - 12:35 2x2x2 Final
12:35 - 1:45 Head-to-head Tournament
1:45 - 2:30 3x3x3 Final
2:30 Awards

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, 2018.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined 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.