Takshashila Cube Open 2018

Mar 3, 2018
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Chennai Institute of Technology

Chennai Institute Of Technology Sarathy Nagar, Kundrathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600069

Seminar hall, First floor, Main block

Organization team
Arun Seshadhri, Dilip Seenivasan, and Kaushik Gururaj
WCA Delegate
Hari Anirudh

Registrations closes on 1st March 23:59 IST. Refer the Registration & Payment tab to get the details on how to register.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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The base registration fee for this competition is ₹150 (Indian Rupee).

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Vijay Kishore won with an average of 8.94 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Arjun Paranthaman finished second (11.65) and Nitin Nathan finished third (11.82).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Vijay Kishore 8.15 8.94 India
2x2x2 Cube Arjun Paranthaman 3.52 3.87 United States 3.593.524.583.794.22
4x4x4 Cube Joshua Koilpillai 38.24 43.31 United States 41.1246.6943.8538.2444.95
3x3x3 Blindfolded Hari Anirudh 35.60 DNF India 35.60DNFDNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Rajesh Shankar 14.58 18.07 India 18.7620.8816.4019.0514.58
Pyraminx Emmanuel Rajapandian 1.97 3.52 India 2.454.181.974.143.97
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 4:00.00
Final Ao5 4:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 25:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Ao5 1:30.00
Final Ao5 1:30.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00
Final Ao5 1:00.00

1) The Schedule and the Cutoffs/Timelimits are subject to change at the discretion of the WCA Delegate after public notification
2) In events with Avg of 5 format, any of the first two solves should be below the cutoff time for the competitor to get all five solves otherwise the competitor gets only 2 solves. In case of Mean of 3 format the first solve should be below the cutoff time.
3) After the time limit is crossed, the attempt is stopped and is awarded “DNF” [Did Not Finish].
4) If you have your event only on Day2, it is not necessary to report on Day1.
5) All cutoffs are applicable only to first rounds of events. Time limits apply for all rounds.

Event Cutoff Time Limit
3x3 BLD 25min (cumulative)
3x3x3 - 4 minutes
4x4x4 1:30 3:00
2x2x2 - 1:00
Pyraminx - 1:00
3x3 OH - 1:30
From To Event Round Number Advancing
08:00 10:00 Registration
09:00 09:30 3x3x3 Blindfolded Combined Finals
09:30 10:00 Intro Session
10:00 11:30 3x3x3 Cube Round 1
11:30 12:30 2x2x2 Cube Round 1
12:30 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 13:45 4x4x4 Cube Combined Final
13:45 14:45 3x3x3 One-Handed Round 1
14:45 15:30 Pyraminx Round 1
15:30 16:00 2x2x2 Finals Top 12
16:00 16:30 Pyraminx Finals Top 12
16:30 17:00 3x3x3 One-Handed Finals Top 12
17:00 17:30 3x3x3 Cube Finals Top 16
17:30 18:00 Prize Distribution

Steps to register online
Step 1 - Register on WCA by selecting the events you want to participate in.
Step 2 - Pay the base registration fee of INR 150 here.

Steps to register on spot
Spot registration will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the day of competition for events that haven't started by the time you register.

Online registration fee
Base fee (for one event): 150
Each extra event: 50
So if you are participating in 3 events, fees will be 150 + (2x50) = 250.
Out of this, only the base fee has to be paid online. Rest has to be paid at spot.
Registration closes: 1st Mar '18, 11:59 p.m. IST

Spot registration fee
Base fee (for one event): 250
Each extra event: 50
So if you are participating in 3 events, fees will be 250 + (2x50) = 350.

Note: Registration fee is not refundable.
Note: If you haven't completed the procedure of online payment, you've to do spot payment with spot registration fee.

Chennai Anna International Airport (MAA) (19.3 kms from the venue)

Major Railway station Tambaram (TBM) (13.2 kms from the venue)

Major Bus Stand: Kundrathur bus stop. (7.5 kms from the venue)
Local Bus Stand: CIT college bus stop.

College buses will be running from Kundrathur bus stop to the venue for every half an hour.

Buses will be operated in and around Chennai City, for further details contact: Mr.Balu Mahendra (7358295193)

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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