United States National Championships 2012

Aug 3 - 5, 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Riviera Hotel and Casino

2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South
United States National Championships 2012 website
WCA Delegate
Tyson Mao (毛台勝)

US Nationals 2012 Organization Team


The competition is open to all competitors of all nationalities. Registration is available on the website. No experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors should be familiar with the regulations. The competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience and skill with the Rubik's Cube, but certain event-based time limits will be in place. The competition is free to spectators and guests. Media personnel should contact the organizational staff regarding media opportunities.

Main event
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Andrew Ricci won with an average of 9.55 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Phillip Espinoza finished second (9.64) and Kevin Hays finished third (9.82).

Asian records: Baramee Pookcharoen (บารมี พุกเจริญ)‎ 3x3x3 One-Handed 9.65 (single); Jong-Ho Jeong (정종호)‎ 4x4x4 Cube 30.16 (single) and Megaminx 54.35 (average); Yumu Tabuchi (田渕雄夢)‎ 3x3x3 Cube 6.09 (single).

North American records: Andrew Ricci‎ 3x3x3 Cube 6.15 (single); Deven Nadudvari‎ 3x3x3 One-Handed 14.86 (average), Clock 8.26 (average), and Clock 8.03 (average); Kevin Hays‎ 5x5x5 Cube 1:04.57 (average) and 7x7x7 Cube 3:32.38 (average); Louis Cormier‎ 3x3x3 With Feet 46.31 (single); Mike Hughey‎ 3x3x3 Multi-Blind 12/13 56:51 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Andrew Ricci 6.15 NAR 9.55 United States 9.1110.4010.786.159.15
2x2x2 Cube Christopher Olson 1.84 2.17 United States 2.132.752.031.842.34
4x4x4 Cube Kevin Hays 37.28 40.67 United States 41.2537.2843.9443.4337.34
5x5x5 Cube Kevin Hays 59.72 1:06.35 United States 1:05.751:05.5359.721:12.001:07.77
6x6x6 Cube Kevin Hays 1:59.80 2:02.40 United States 1:59.802:05.432:01.97
7x7x7 Cube Kevin Hays 3:30.61 3:43.69 United States 3:30.613:59.333:41.13
3x3x3 Blindfolded Chester Lian 57.63 DNF Malaysia DNF57.6358.06
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Stefan Pochmann 27 Germany 3827
Michael Young 27 United States 4827
3x3x3 One-Handed Justin Mallari 14.44 14.94 United States 14.8117.0514.9415.0814.44
Clock Deven Nadudvari 7.18 8.03 NAR United States 7.667.18DNF8.278.15
Megaminx Jong-Ho Jeong (정종호) 51.13 NR 54.35 AsR Republic of Korea 51.1355.8854.9452.2458.52
Pyraminx Felix Lee 3.86 4.48 United States 4.386.524.344.713.86
Square-1 Andrew Nelson 12.31 17.50 United States 22.18DNF12.3115.5514.77
4x4x4 Blindfolded Mike Hughey 6:13.03 7:09.23 NR United States 8:15.116:59.566:13.03
5x5x5 Blindfolded Chester Lian 15:16.00 DNF Malaysia DNF20:32.0015:16.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Mike Hughey 12/13 56:51 NAR United States 9/13 1:00:0012/13 56:51
3x3x3 With Feet Louis Cormier 46.31 NAR 53.12 Canada 1:01.9651.0946.31
Magic Ernie Pulchny 0.93 1.18 United States 0.932.631.031.580.94
Master Magic Mitchell Lane 2.38 2.47 United States 2.432.402.383.252.58

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 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.