Three Seconds Snakes 2018

Apr 28, 2018
Lake Villa, Illinois, United States

Peter J. Palombi Middle School

133 McKinley Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046



CJ Sheng
WCA Delegate
Slater Metz

The competitor limit is 80. The registration fee is $20. The venue is located at Peter J. Palombi Middle School.

If you register and cannot attend, please contact us immediately. If you contact us before April 14th, you will be elligeble for a full refund. However, If you contact us after April 14th you will only be elligeble for a 50% refund.

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There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).

The only requirements is the competitiors must pay by April 21st, and must notify either slater or myself before April 14th for a full refund, if notified after then the competitior will recieve a 50% refund.

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SeungBeom Cho (조승범) won with an average of 8.55 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Christopher Olson finished second (8.85) and Maggie Jakopac finished third (10.16).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube SeungBeom Cho (조승범) 6.69 8.55 Republic of Korea 8.416.699.2510.157.98
4x4x4 Cube SeungBeom Cho (조승범) 25.36 29.77 Republic of Korea 27.6829.3332.8825.3632.31
5x5x5 Cube SeungBeom Cho (조승범) 54.91 1:01.05 Republic of Korea 57.761:00.8154.911:04.571:06.60
7x7x7 Cube Walker Welch 2:56.91 3:04.46 United States 3:14.923:01.562:56.91
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Walker Welch 29 United States 29
Clock Joshua Feran 5.69 6.79 United States
Pyraminx Marcus Kamen 1.81 3.48 United States 6.733.303.371.813.76
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 18 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

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

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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 and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?

A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

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. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Event Number of Rounds Cutoff Time Limit
3x3 Round 1 Average of 5 None 10:00
3x3 Round 2 Average of 5 None 10:00
4x4 Round 1 Average of 5 1:15 10:00
4x4 Round 2 Average of 5 None 10:00
5x5 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 2:30 4:00
7x7 1 Best of 1 / Mean of 3 6:00 10:00
Pyraminx 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 :40 1:00
Clock 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 :40 1:00
FMC 1 Best of 1 WCA Time Limits
Time Event Cutoff Time Limit Advance to Next Round
8:30 check in//setup
9:00-9:30 Clock Combined Final :40 1:00
9:30-11:00 3x3 First Round none 10:00 Top 16
11:00-12:00 Pyraminx Combined First Round :40 1:00 Top 12
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 4x4 Combined First Round 1:15 3:00 Top 12
2:00-3:00 5x5 Combined Final 2:30 4:00
3:00-4:00 7x7 Combined Final 6:00 10:00
4:00-4:30 Pyraminx Final Round 1:00
4:30-5:00 4x4 Final Round 3:00
5:00-5:30 3x3 Final Round 10:00
5:30 Awards/Cleanup
6:00-7:00 FMC WCA Time Limits
*Clock Round 2 Tenitive After 7x7 Combined Final

I-94 off on to Grand Ave. Once off the highway, continue on Grand Ave for roughly 8 Miles. Pass a Walgreens and train tracks, then take a left on to McKinley Ave.

Please park on the left side of the building in the Teacher parking lot.

Lunch will not be provided to competitors. However, there are plently of food options around the area.

If you take Grand Ave back towards the high way, Gurnee has a plethora of food options. Or you can go on to grand and take a right onto Route 83. and follow towards Round Lake Beach for other options.

Gurnee has Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A, Wendys, Noodles and Company, and more.

Round Lake Beach has Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, Little Caesars, Panera Bread and more.

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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).


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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