Slow N Steady Fall 2022

Oct 29, 2022
College Park, Maryland, United States

Adele H. Stamp Student Union

3100 Adele H. Stamp Student Union, College Park, MD 20742

Grand Ballroom

Organization team
Adam Gradess, Daniel Greigg, Liam Chen, Sean Belke, and Will Callan
WCA Delegates
Blake Thompson, Calvin Nielson, Corey Sakowski, Dana Yi, Keaton Ellis, Nick Silvestri, Rich Tayag, Saransh Grover, and Will Callan
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Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 300 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 95% 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.

Free for UMD students, faculty, and staff. Unfortunately, we can no longer waive registration for alumni.
Please keep in mind that registrations are approved manually after payment, so your registration may not be approved immediately.
Your registration is not complete until your registration fee has been paid.
All competitiors must read the "Competitor Information" tab.
Any requested changes to registration before registration closes will be honored.

If the competitor limit of 300 has been reached, you can still register and pay the registration fee to secure a spot on the waitlist. During the registration period, any competitor can cancel their registration and allow the first person on the waitlist to take their spot. If you find that you cannot make it to the competition after registering, please contact us so that we can maximize attendance.
All registrants still on the waitlist after the registration period will have their registrations deleted, and will be fully refunded.

All attendees (competitors + guests) must show valid proof of a negative test for COVID-19 within 96 hours (4 days) of the competition. A rapid test is acceptable proof for a negative result. The date when the test is conducted is what matters, not the date when the results are received. Any test conducted earlier than Tuesday, October 25th is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
Along with a negative test document, a valid ID must be shown and checked at the registration desk on the day of the competition. Any proof sent electronically to the organizers and/or delegates prior to the competition will not be accepted.

Competitors and guests are strongly recommended to wear masks during the day to help prevent spread and protect themselves from COVID-19. Additionally, competitors are strongly recommended to bring at most one guest.

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Luke Griesser won with an average of 6.02 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Carson Widjaja finished second (6.87) and Zayn Khanani finished third (7.09).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Luke Griesser 4.54 6.02 United States 6.724.546.606.265.19
6x6x6 Cube Dana Yi 1:43.58 1:49.94 United States 1:43.581:56.161:50.09
3x3x3 Blindfolded Liam Chen 18.66 DNF United States DNF18.66DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Shaun Mack 10.33 12.00 United States 11.3812.5512.0810.33DNF
Megaminx AJ Kamal 39.63 40.85 United States 41.9345.9240.1739.6340.44
Square-1 Hassan Khanani 5.05 6.36 United States
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 5:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (October 29, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 09:00 AM
From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Black Stage
From 09:00 AM
To 10:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Black Stage, Gold Stage, Red Stage
Time limit
Top 64 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:45 AM
Square-1 First round
Black Stage, Gold Stage, Red Stage
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:15 PM
From 12:15 PM
To 01:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Black Stage, Gold Stage, Red Stage
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:15 PM
To 01:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Black Stage, Gold Stage, Red Stage
Time limit
Top 16 advance to next round
From 01:45 PM
To 02:45 PM
Megaminx Final
Black Stage, Gold Stage, Red Stage
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 02:45 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Black Stage, Gold Stage, Red Stage
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 30.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:45 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Black Stage, Gold Stage, Red Stage
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
Square-1 Final
Black Stage
Time limit
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Black Stage
Time limit
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
Black Stage

Getting to Campus

Note that if you are coming by public transportation, the Green Line Metro stop is not on campus. You will need to take the Shuttle-UM 104 bus from the stop to campus. Please factor this into to your travel time when planning to come to the venue.

The parking map of UMD shows available parking on campus. During the weekend, there is free parking at all green-highlighted parking lots on this list. Lots B(Regents Parking Garage) and Z are the closest free parking lots near campus.

NOTE: The competition is being held in the Grand Ballroom . The Grand Ballroom is located on the first floor on this map.


For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules. In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition.

For All Competitors

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling/running assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

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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.

There is no official hotel for this competition, and no room blocks will be offered. Below are suggestions for lodging in the area.

There are multiple hotels located on Route 1(Best Western, Hampton Inn, Cambria Hotel, College Park Marriott, and more) located less than five minutes away from the venue. These are not an exclusive list of hotels, nor are these hotels affiliated with, sponsoring, or holding special accommodations for this competition.

Private lodging sites such as AirBnB also offer options in the area.

If you are interested in staff, please fill out the following form.

NOTE: ALL COMPETITORS MUST PAY THE $25 REGISTRATION FEE. If you are selected for staff, you will be refunded the registration fee AFTER the competition has ended.

Staff members will be provided with free registration and lunch for the competition.

Final staff decisions will be made after registration closes.

This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle! Check out their site for cubes, accessories, apparel, and more!

Podium winners of the competition will receive gift cards to TheCubicle.

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At-home, time-stamped tests are permitted.

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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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


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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