Slow N Steady Summer 2018

Sep 2, 2018
College Park, Maryland, United States

Adele H. Stamp Student Union

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

Grand Ballroom, Room 1206

Organization team
Amod Mathur, Dan Selzer, and Pavan Ravindra
WCA Delegates
Corey Sakowski and Keaton Ellis

Registration cost is $15 online. Registration at the door will not be allowed. Free for UMD students, faculty, staff, and alumni. There is a 200 person competitor limit. Please read the "Competitor Information" tab before registering.


Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Any requested changes to registration before registration closes will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us so that we can assist you.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Patrick Ponce won with an average of 6.96 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Aryan Kejriwal finished second (8.37) and Keaton Ellis finished third (8.45).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Patrick Ponce 6.28 6.96 United States 6.886.288.457.396.61
2x2x2 Cube Will Callan 1.43 1.53 United States 1.691.451.831.461.43
4x4x4 Cube Patrick Ponce 25.61 27.58 United States 26.0729.9928.8725.6127.80
7x7x7 Cube Aryan Kejriwal 2:10.07 2:22.14 United States 2:28.722:27.622:10.07
Megaminx Patrick Ponce 37.54 45.64 United States 43.2337.5446.3458.4547.35
Pyraminx Livia Kleiner 2.35 2.73 United States 2.852.533.962.802.35
Event Format Round Cutoff Time Time Limit Proceeding
3x3x3 Cube Average of 5 First Round 10:00 Top 80
Average of 5 Second Round 10:00 Top 20
Average of 5 Final 10:00
2x2x2 Cube Average of 5 First Round 1:00 Top 20
Average of 5 Final 1:00
4x4x4 Cube Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 1:30 3:00
7x7x7 Cube Best of 1 / Mean of 3 Combined Final 5:30 7:00
Megaminx Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 2:00 3:30
Pyraminx Average of 5 First Round 1:00 Top 20
Average of 5 Final 1:00
5x5x5 Cube (TENTATIVE) Best of 2 / Average of 5 Combined Final 2:00 3:30

Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6 and 7x7) format where competitors will have 2 attempts to achieve a time under the cutoff. If the comeptitor does then they will be awarded more attempts to compelete the average.

Time Limit - Any attempt in the round exceeding this time will be awarded a DNF. For "WCA" Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations for that event.

If there is over one hour of extra time, we will hold 5x5. If there is extra time under one hour, we will add 3x3 Round 4 (Top 75% from Round 3).

In addition, if there is extra time, the number of competitors advancing to later rounds of 3x3 may increase as well.

Time Event Round
9:00 AM Check-In
9:15 AM Competitor Tutorial
9:30 AM 3x3x3 Cube First Round
11:00 AM 2x2x2 Cube First Round
12:00 PM Pyraminx First Round
1:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
2:30 PM 3x3x3 Cube Second Round
3:15 PM Megaminx Combined Final
4:00 PM 2x2x2 Cube Final
4:15 PM Pyraminx Final
4:30 PM 7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
5:30 PM 3x3x3 Cube Final
6:00 PM Awards / Cleanup
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Buffer

Travel and Venue Information



Notice that parking is free on weekends. This is ONLY if you park in Lot 1, which, from Stamp, is past the Cole Student Activities Building. Notice that in that parking lot, not everything is part of Lot 1, so make sure you park somewhere that is part of Lot 1 if you do not want to get ticketed. The very colorful green area at the top is where you want to be:

This weekend is a basketball game - you CANNOT park in Regents for free. Please check this map for free parking.

NOTE: The competition is being held in the Grand Ballroom, Room 1206, which is on the first floor, number 43 on this map:

HOTELS: There are multiple hotels located on Route 1(Best Western, Hampton Inn, Clarion, College Park Marriott, and more) located less than five minutes away from the venue.


If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.


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. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!


Please read this section carefully. Changes in organization have been made modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. When you arrive, you will receive a lanyard with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:

Image description

* S - scrambling
* R - running
* J - judging

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per 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.

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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