Utah Puzzling for Awareness 2022

Apr 30, 2022
Provo, Utah, United States

Wasatch Behavioral Health Parkview Building

1161 300 N Provo, UT 84606
Organization team
Cade Beck
WCA Delegates
Brendan Bakker and Calvin Nielson
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
  • It is recommended you register as soon as possible to save a spot.
  • No outside food and drink.
  • Be sure to familiarize yourself with the WCA regulations. If this is your first official competition, this video will provide you with most of the information you need.
  • If you are a first time competitor it is highly encouraged to be present for the competitor tutorial at 8:30 AM.
  • The fees of this competition will be going to FOGS (Friends of Giant Steps), a non-profit organization that supports schooling programs for children that have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Masks are strongly suggested to be worn throughout the duration of the competition.
Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Competitors who do not make it off the wait list by the deadline to be accepted from the wait list will receive a full refund.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Ryan Pilat won with an average of 7.05 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Timothy Castle finished second (8.24) and Paul Mahvi finished third (8.48).

North American records: Nicolas Naing‎ Megaminx 31.71 (average) and Megaminx 26.50 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Ryan Pilat 6.18 7.05 United States 7.687.546.186.497.11
2x2x2 Cube Ryan Pilat 1.47 2.49 United States
5x5x5 Cube Paul Mahvi 47.54 53.65 United States 51.8354.1847.5455.8554.93
6x6x6 Cube Paul Mahvi 1:31.53 1:39.31 United States 1:44.821:41.591:31.53
7x7x7 Cube Paul Mahvi 2:28.67 2:29.54 United States 2:28.672:30.612:29.35
Megaminx Nicolas Naing 26.50 NAR 33.75 United States 26.5034.2632.7238.2734.28
Square-1 Benjamin Gottschalk 6.63 8.41 United States 8.256.639.318.828.17

Due to the small size of this competition, every event will have 2 or 3 groups. Everyone will be expected to staff in some capacity for every event they sign up for (the group after you compete. If you're in the last group, you'll staff the first group). We also would appreciate any additional help we can get. If you're interested in staffing events you aren't registered for, please contact our organization team, through the contact form on the website. All of your staffing responsibilities will be listed on your nametag you will receive at the competition. We will cover how to do each of these in the competitor tutorial in the morning. That being said, we will be trying a new thing we're calling "Scramble Judges". There is a brief explanation of what a "Scramble Judge" is below.

Scramble Judges

Notated on your nametag as "SJ" followed by a group number.
This is a new thing we're going to try for this competition. Scramble Judges will each scramble 1 cube (scramble 1 only) and will run the cube to an empty station. You will then judge the rest of the group. This is to get the groups started quicker leaving less downtime. If all judge spots are filled, feel free to either continue scrambling or start running depending on the needs. If you are unsure what you should do, ask an organizer or delegate of the competition.

Parking is allowed anywhere on the wasatch campus on the map below, Do not park in the seven peaks parking lot
The entrance is located on the north side of the parkview building, marked by the white arrow.

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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