Nottingham Open 2014

Feb 22 - 23, 2014
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Room A1, Coates Building

University of Nottingham, NG7 2QL

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Nottingham Open 2014 website

Chris Wall, Robert Yau, Tim Mercer, Ryan Jones

Chris Wall, Robert Yau, Ryan Jones, and Tim Mercer
WCA Delegates
Daniel Sheppard and James Molloy

Registration will open at 19:00 on Saturday, 11th January. The competitor limit will be 70 although you may still register for the waiting list after this. The entry fee will be £12.

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Alexander Lau won with an average of 8.08 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Breandan Vallance finished second (9.74) and Robert Yau finished third (10.46).

World records: Evan Liu‎ Clock 6.68 (average).

African records: Conor Cronin‎ 6x6x6 Cube 3:42.77 (average), 7x7x7 Cube 5:10.19 (single), 7x7x7 Cube 5:33.35 (average), Clock 8.34 (single), Clock 8.80 (average), Megaminx 1:55.37 (single), Skewb 15.41 (single), Skewb 23.41 (average), and 3x3x3 With Feet 2:47.55 (single).

European records: Breandan Vallance‎ 5x5x5 Cube 58.00 (single) and 5x5x5 Cube 1:02.33 (average); Daniel Sheppard‎ Skewb 2.80 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Alexander Lau 6.83 8.08 United Kingdom 6.837.908.4310.367.90
2x2x2 Cube Sameer Mahmood 1.78 2.59 United Kingdom 3.771.874.201.782.14
4x4x4 Cube Robert Yau 32.50 34.75 NR United Kingdom 49.6034.6832.5034.8834.70
5x5x5 Cube Breandan Vallance 58.24 1:02.33 ER United Kingdom 1:01.691:05.911:04.501:00.7958.24
6x6x6 Cube Robert Yau 2:29.34 2:33.54 United Kingdom 2:29.342:41.572:29.70
7x7x7 Cube Jong-Ho Jeong (정종호) 3:35.31 3:52.90 Republic of Korea 3:37.373:35.314:26.01
3x3x3 Blindfolded Adrian Lehmann 36.90 DNF Germany DNFDNF36.90
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Daniel Sheppard 25 NR United Kingdom 25
3x3x3 One-Handed Jong-Ho Jeong (정종호) 15.31 16.00 Republic of Korea 15.9716.1216.3715.3115.91
Clock Evan Liu 5.78 6.68 WR United States 7.115.786.73DNF6.20
Megaminx Chris Wall 52.12 54.44 United Kingdom 54.3555.9753.011:00.7152.12
Pyraminx Ciarán Beahan 3.82 5.06 NR Ireland 3.826.915.665.224.31
Skewb Daniel Sheppard 6.00 6.89 NR United Kingdom 6.316.817.596.007.56
Square-1 Simon Crawford 13.72 14.21 United Kingdom 14.0214.1615.0013.7214.44
4x4x4 Blindfolded Oliver Frost 2:38.74 NR DNF United Kingdom 2:38.74DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Callum Hales-Jepp 14:30.00 DNF United Kingdom 14:30.00DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Oliver Frost 22/27 57:35 United Kingdom 22/27 57:35
3x3x3 With Feet Callum Hales-Jepp 41.68 NR 46.61 NR United Kingdom 54.9341.6843.23

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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