Virginia Re-Open Spring 2023

Mar 25 - 26, 2023
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Student Activities Building

Student Activities Bldg, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Organization team
CubingUSA Treasurer, Em Gunter, John Staley, Ray Bai, and Ryland Wilson
WCA Delegates
Blake Thompson, Nick Silvestri, Pierce Tickle, Rich Tayag, and Will Callan
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

The University of Virginia expects parents or guardians to provide supervision over minors on Grounds during this event. Parents or guardians should not leave minors unsupervised on University property.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 115 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 95% 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.

We anticipate that this competition will fill extremely quickly, so do not delay when registration opens.

Please keep in mind that registrations are approved manually after payment, so your registration may not be approved immediately.
Your registration is not complete until your registration fee has been paid.
All competitiors must read the "Competitor Responsibilities" tab.

If the competitor limit of 115 has been reached, you can still register and pay the registration fee to secure a spot on the waitlist. During the registration period, any competitor can cancel their registration and allow the first person on the waitlist to take their spot. If you find that you cannot make it to the competition after registering, please contact us so that we can maximize attendance.
All registrants still on the waitlist after the registration period will have their registrations deleted, and will be fully refunded.
We may completely close registration if the waitlist becomes very large.

To prevent overcrowding in the venue, we are limiting each competitor to one guest only. Competitors should not attend the competition if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Please be aware of the CDC recommended guidelines for the current Community Level.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Michael Nielsen won with an average of 7.00 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ari Randers-Pehrson finished second (7.87) and Zayn Khanani finished third (7.96).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Michael Nielsen 6.09 7.00 United States 6.776.577.678.136.09
2x2x2 Cube Will Callan 1.37 1.54 United States 2.631.551.411.651.37
5x5x5 Cube Ray Bai 52.10 53.42 United States 53.0156.2452.1053.5653.69
6x6x6 Cube Benjamin Wei 1:26.20 1:30.83 United States 1:27.761:38.521:26.20
7x7x7 Cube Benjamin Wei 2:08.28 2:08.64 United States 2:08.282:09.062:08.57
3x3x3 Blindfolded Liam Chen 17.06 DNF United States 17.06DNF25.78
3x3x3 One-Handed Ray Bai 9.59 12.30 United States 14.5516.4712.209.5910.15
Megaminx Ray Bai 35.37 39.33 United States 41.5138.8039.8939.3035.37
Pyraminx Michael Nielsen 1.63 1.84 United States
Skewb Zayn Khanani 1.48 2.15 United States 1.791.481.893.952.78
Square-1 Hassan Khanani 5.77 6.48 United States 5.776.206.256.998.24


For First-Time Competitors

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules. In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition.

For All Competitors

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling/running assignments on your card. Every competitor is expected to help out during the event(s) they are registered for. The card will look like the following:

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If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.


The University of Virginia expects parents or guardians to provide supervision over minors on Grounds during this event. Parents or guardians should not leave minors unsupervised on University property.

During check-in for the competition, all minors will be required to check-in with their parent or guardian or they will be denied entry to the event. Parents or guardians must remain at the UVA Student Activities Building for the duration of the competition. Minors may not be left unattended while on UVA property.

All minors who attend this event MUST remain under supervision by their parent or guardian during the competition while they are on UVA property.

All parents and event staff should sign up for UVA Alerts by texting "UVA" to 226787.

The University of Virginia is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for minors participating in University-sponsored activities and programs on University property and in University facilities or under the authority of the University at other locations. To safeguard these individuals and provide for their well-being and comply with applicable laws, the University has established minimum requirements for those who work with or interact with individuals under the age of 18. In 2019, the University of Virginia created the Office of Youth Protection to support programs involving minors. If you have questions about the University’s Protection of Minors and Reporting Abuse policy, please reach out to Meghan Rapp, Assistant Vice President for Clery Compliance and Youth Protection, at or 434-906-1160.

This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift cards to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of each event. Additionally, each first-time competitor will receive a $5 gift card to TheCubicle!

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Please note that this competition happens over two days. No event has rounds on both days; for instance, if you are only competing in 3x3 and 2x2, you will have no rounds on Saturday. Awards for all events will be given out on Sunday.

The second round of Pyraminx is tentative and will be held only if we are on schedule. It will feature the top 16 competitors from Pyraminx Round 1.

Saturday, March 25

The Charlottesville 10 Miler is taking place near the venue during the morning. This will impact parking and traffic.

Traffic impacts: There will be road closures around the venue (mainly on Alderman Road and McCormick Road). If you or a guest have a mobility impairment, you should be allowed to get access to be dropped off at the venue, though you will still need to park elsewhere if it is before 10 AM (see parking impacts sections). If you have a valid ADA placard, you will be able to park at the venue at anytime.

Parking impacts: Because of the race, the parking around the venue is reserved until 10:00AM. After this point, you will be able to park in the Scott Stadium parking lots, free of charge. If you arrive before 10:00AM, please note that another event has reserved Central Grounds Garage for parking on Saturday. The best option if you plan to arrive before 10:00AM (or are unable to find a spot in the Scott Stadium parking lots) is to park in the Culbreth Road Garage, which is free on weekends. Please note that this garage is approximately a 20 minute walk from the venue. Please plan to allow for extra time to park and walk over.

Due to changing construction on Grounds, Information for walking to the venue from the garage will be posted at a later date.

Sunday, March 26

You may park around Scott Stadium without any conflict.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


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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