Summit Big Cube Showdown 2022

Oct 15, 2022
Frisco, Colorado, United States

Summit Middle School

158 School Road, Frisco, CO, 80443

Competition will be in the cafeteria

Organization team
Stone Amsbaugh
WCA Delegates
Elizabeth Cutting, Raymos Castillo, and Stone Amsbaugh
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You MUST read the requred tabs on the website before registering for the competition. These tabs pertain to COVID-19 safety, and your responsibilities as a competitor.

You may not bring more than two guests to the competition, to ensure there is enough room for the competitors and that COVID-19 safety guidelines can be followed.

Please note that we are holding a round of 5x5 Blindfolded in the morning before the rest of the competition. UNLESS YOU ARE COMPETING IN 5x5 BLINDFOLDED, DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 8:45 for registration and the competitor tutorial. We want the venue to be as quiet and empty as possible for this first event.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $12 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% 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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

How to Pay/Payment Structure

All registration payments are to be made via Stripe. There will be a box to pay this fee after you fill out your registration.

How to Withdraw/Alter Registration

Registered competitors can withdraw/alter their registration by emailing the organization team (via the contact link above) the following:
1. Statement of intent to withdraw/alter registration.
2. Changes to registration (if applicable).
3. Name (and WCA ID, if applicable) of the competitor.

Competitors can cancel their registration, however they will only receive a 75% refund. The last day to cancel your registration is October 7th, 2022, 6:00 PM MDT.
The last date to modify your registration is the same as the deadline for cancelling registration.

Waitlist Procedure

If registration fills up, we will place competitors on a waitlist. In the event a competitor drops from the competition, competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order we receive payment. Competitors can be accepted from the waitlist until October 7th, 2022, 6:00 PM MDT. You will receive a full refund if you are still on the waitlist by then.

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Jacob Nokes won with an average of 30.82 seconds in the 4x4x4 Cube event. Jack Roe finished second (34.93) and Raymos Castillo finished third (35.31).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Jacob Nokes 6.89 7.97 United States 7.938.027.966.8911.49
4x4x4 Cube Jacob Nokes 26.17 30.82 United States 36.5426.1726.2431.0335.20
5x5x5 Cube Jacob Nokes 42.98 54.48 United States 42.9856.9453.1653.3557.83
6x6x6 Cube Jacob Nokes 1:28.61 1:44.92 United States 1:58.091:48.071:28.61
7x7x7 Cube Jacob Nokes 2:19.06 2:34.62 United States 2:50.792:34.012:19.06
5x5x5 Blindfolded Elizabeth Cutting 15:24.00 DNF United States DNF15:24.00DNF
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:30.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *

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Schedule for Saturday (October 15, 2022)

From 07:30 AM
To 08:45 AM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Time limit
1:00:00.00 cumulative *
From 08:45 AM
To 09:15 AM
Registration and Tutorial for new competitors
From 09:15 AM
To 10:45 AM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 10:45 AM
To 12:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 01:15 PM
From 01:15 PM
To 02:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Top 75% advance to next round
From 02:30 PM
To 03:45 PM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Top 10 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube Second round
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Top 12 advance to next round
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Time limit
From 06:15 PM
To 06:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Time limit

This competition has been set up to use At you can see all of your assignments, as well as a personal schedule of when you will need to be doing what. Please remember that the times provided are estimates, and are subject to change if we are running ahead of or behind schedule.

You can also see your group assignments as they are traditionally provided here. These competitor cards will be available for you when you arrive at the competition, but we also encourage that you screenshot your assignments in case the printed ones get lost.

We are looking for dedicated staff members to help ensure the competition runs smoothly! If you are an experienced competitor and would like to be staff at this competition, please fill out the application below.

Staff are expected to be up front helping to run the competition the majority of the day, and you will also be assigned extra staffing assignments throughout the day. Staff will receive a free lunch on the day of the competition, and will have their registration fees refunded if after the competition it is determined they were helpful in their role.

Before the competition, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event in an email. We will be relying on competitors to help by judging whenever they are not competing, especially with our small competition size. Judging is very easy, and is a great way to make time fly!

We will provide a judging and competitor tutorial at the beginning of the day, right after 5x5 Blindfolded, which will also overview our procedures. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help.

We will need help judging for the second/final rounds of events as we can not assign staff for those in advance. Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge; you do not need to know how to cube in order to be a great judge. Having enough judges ensures that we stay on schedule and are able to leave on time.

Other Safety Requirements / Reccommendations:
1. Although masks are not required, we still recommend that you wear one during the competition
2. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. If this occurs to you, the organizers will offer you a full refund.
3. Competitors are asked to keep guests to a minimum.
4. Competitors should bring their own pen to the competition, but pens will be available to those who do not.
5. When not competing, competitors and spectators should attempt to socially distance whenever possibly by keeping 3 feet away from others. We also encourage you not to share puzzles with other competitors.
6. Sanitary wipes will be available. Competitors may disinfect the stations at their discretion. Hand Sanitizer will be placed around the venue for use at your desire.
7. Officials and staff will be following special procedures to continue to lower chance of transmission of COVID-19, such as utilizing sanitizer frequently and distancing.

Additional rules may be added as deemed necessary by the organizers, the WCA Board, or the local or state government.


This event is open to cubers of any age and experience. For those of you new to cubing, welcome! We just ask that you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here.

Secondly, we are returning to the non-stationary format for this competition. We have a comprehensive video showing the competition experience, the usual questions, along with some other common questions. found here

Here are some frequently asked questions:

Q: Are there any restrictions on competing?
A: Nope! Outside of the restriction on spectators, anyone of any skill can compete in this competition, including first-timers. As long as you know how to solve the cube, go ahead and sign up!

Q: Do spectators have to pay?
A: No! All spectators are let into building for free, but keep in mind you can only bring two!

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: Yes! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. We discourage borrowing or sharing other people's cubes at the competition.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to to find information about current events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: When you register, make sure you have paid the registration fee. Afterwards, your registration must then be manually accepted, so please wait at least 24 hours before contacting us. You should receive an email when your registration is accepted.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?
A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can cube!

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: No! All competitors are on an equal playing field.

Q: Do I have to wear a face covering at this competition?
A. No. They are not required by the venue but we still encourage that you wear one.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us by using the contact links on the general info page!

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We are happy to announce TheCubicle will be providing prizes for this competition for competitors who place onto podiums! We would like to thank them for their support and encourage you to shop with them!

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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