Utah Snowball Bash 2018

Dec 1, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

University of Utah Union Building Saltair Room

200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

On the main floor in the room behind the trophy case.

Calvin Nielson
WCA Delegate
Calvin Nielson

Megaminx is a tentative event. Please read the Schedule tab for more information about that.

Cubes will be sold at the competition by Olliver's Twisted Puzzles.
There is a 120 person competitor limit, so don't wait too long to register.
Only food from the University of Utah is allowed in the room.
The parking lot right by the Union Building will be free the day of the event.
Registration is online only. Registration will not be accepted at the door.
Registration is not considered complete until payment has been received.
As always, make sure you are familiar with all the regulations.
If you are new to competing, You may want to check out this competitor tutorial video.

Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $18 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded a 75% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
5x5x5 Cube Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:10.00 Top 5 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:10.00
Square-1 Combined First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 5 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00

This schedule is tentative. Please check this schedule a few days after registration closes!
If we finish an event early, we will immediately move on to the next event unless we can fit a tentative event in without causing the next event to go late. Please arrive early to your event.
Megaminx is currently the only tentative event. It will only happen if it can be fit in without causing the next event to go late.

Event Start Time End Time
6x6 Combined Final 8:30 AM 9:00 AM
2x2 Round 1 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
5x5 Combined Round 1 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
Square-1 Combined Round 1 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
7x7 Combined Round 1 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
3x3 Round 1 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Clock Combined Final 3:30 PM 4:15 PM
2x2 Final 4:15 PM 4:30 PM
5x5 Final 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
Square-1 Final 5:00 PM 5:15 PM
4x4 Combined Final 5:15 PM 6:45 PM
3x3 Final 6:45 PM 7:15 PM
Awards 7:15 PM 7:45 PM

Our sponsor for this competition is Oliver's Twisted Puzzles.
Oliver's Twisted Puzzles will be selling cubes during the competition.

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 combined 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.