UPenn Cube Day Fall 2017

Oct 22, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall

3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Bodek Lounge, first floor of Houston Hall


Brandon Lin, Noah Lobell, Alex Zhou

Brandon Lin (林博浩)
WCA Delegate
Corey Sakowski

Registration cost is $10 online, and is free for Penn students. Registration at the door will not be allowed. There is a 110 person competitor limit.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 110 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $10 (United States Dollar).
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Patrick Ponce won with an average of 7.20 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Krish Shah-Nathwani finished second (8.45) and Collin Burns finished third (8.74).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Patrick Ponce 6.39 7.20 United States 6.396.839.178.046.73
4x4x4 Cube Jonah Crosby 23.05 28.43 United States DNF23.0530.3625.5429.38
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tianyu Zhao (赵天愉) 32.10 DNF China 36.58DNF32.10
3x3x3 One-Handed Patrick Ponce 10.03 11.28 United States 10.0312.6711.5911.0011.25
Megaminx AJ Kamal 47.17 50.48 United States 47.1751.171:09.9550.0050.27
Square-1 Eva Kato 9.38 10.07 United States 10.899.6617.519.679.38

UPDATE: We have closed registration, as the waitlist has gotten very large.

The competitor limit for this competition has been reached.

You can still register for the waitlist by registering and paying the registration fee normally. We will send you an email if you make it to the competitor list. If you are a UPenn student, or you feel that your fee should be waived for any other reason, let us know when we accept your registration and you will be refunded.

If you are on the registration list and find that you cannot make it, please let us know! We will refund your registration fee and let another competitor onto the list. We want to allow as many people to compete as we possibly can.

The deadline for this is October 14th, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT, when registration closes. No refunds will be given to registered competitors past this point.

On October 14th, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT, if you are still on the waitlist and you have paid, your registration fee will be refunded. So, you will not lose your fee if you never make it to the competitors' list.


  • 3x3 (3 rounds)
  • 4x4
  • 3x3 One-Handed (2 rounds)
  • 3x3 Blindfolded
  • Megaminx
  • Square-1 (2 rounds)


  • 5x5
  • 3x3 Blindfolded Round 2
  • 4x4 Round 2
Time Event Cutoff/Time Limit
8:30 - 9:15 Megaminx Combined Final 2:10/3:00
9:15 - 10:45 3x3 Round 1
10:45 - 11:45 3x3 One-Handed Round 1 0:35/1:00
11:45 - 12:30 Square-1 Round 1 0:40/1:00
12:30 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 3x3 Blindfolded Combined Final 15:00 Cumulative Time Limit
2:15 - 3:00 3x3 Round 2 Top 32
3:00 - 4:00 4x4 Combined Final 1:20/2:00
4:00 - 4:30 3x3 One-Handed Final Top 12
4:30 - 5:00 Square-1 Final Top 8
5:00 - 5:30 3x3 Final Top 16
5:30 - 6:00 Awards
  1. Tentative rounds will be added as time permits.
  2. Cutoffs are subject to change depending on how closely aligned we are with the schedule.
  3. There are a variety of lunch options around the UPenn campus, including the Houston Market located downstairs.

The location of the competition will be located in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street. Enter the building through Wynn Commons, and the rightmost door to Houston Hall.

Parking garages can be found nearby; the closest ones are the Penn Museum parking lot, Ludlow & 34th, Chestnut & 34th. More information can be found here:
Visitor Parking
Visitor Parking (Admissions Website)
Campus Map (Look for 245 for Houston Hall)

Some nearby hotels include:
The Inn At Penn
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Sheraton Philadelphia University City

This competition will be sponsored by The Cubicle.

We will be selling T-Shirts at the competition for $15 each.

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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