West Coast Cubing Tour - Fresno 2018

Jul 14, 2018
Fresno, California, United States

United Japanese Christian Church

136 N. Villa Ave., Clovis, CA 93612
Organization team
Nathan Nakaguchi and Ryan Jew
WCA Delegate
Ryan Jew

Part of the West Coast Cubing Tour! Competitor limit of 115, entry fee of $20.00 USD.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 115 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).

Any requested changes to registration before July 7th will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up (after 48 hours), please contact us and we will work it out.

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us. If it is before July 7th, you are eligible for a refund for half of your fee. There will be no refunds issued after July 7th. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Max Park won with an average of 6.60 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Christopher Yen finished second (7.05) and Patrick Ponce finished third (7.16).

World records: Max Park‎ 7x7x7 Cube 1:47.89 (single) and 7x7x7 Cube 1:57.10 (average).

Oceanian records: Feliks Zemdegs‎ 7x7x7 Cube 2:00.04 (single), 7x7x7 Cube 2:06.76 (average), and 3x3x3 One-Handed 10.06 (average).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Max Park 5.45 6.60 United States 6.707.275.905.457.19
4x4x4 Cube Max Park 23.80 24.52 United States 23.8025.7723.9326.7923.87
7x7x7 Cube Max Park 1:57.59 2:01.87 United States 2:06.711:57.592:01.32
3x3x3 One-Handed Feliks Zemdegs 8.63 10.06 OcR Australia 11.3615.198.639.868.96
Megaminx Patrick Ponce 38.51 40.73 United States 40.7539.7848.4341.6738.51
Pyraminx Nathan Nakaguchi 2.77 4.78 United States 6.243.755.012.775.59
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
7x7x7 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00 Top 6 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:15.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:30.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 30.00
Time Event/Round Format Cutoff Time Limit
8:30-9:15 Megaminx Combined First Round Best of 2/Average of 5 2:30 in 2 attempts 4:00 per solve
9:15-10:00 7x7 Combined Final Best of 1/Mean of 3 6:00 in 1 attempt 10:00 per solve
10:00-11:00 4x4 Combined First Round Best of 2/Average of 5 1:15 in 2 attempts 2:30 per solve
11:00-11:50 3x3 One Handed Combined First Round Best of 2/Average of 5 0:45 in 2 attempts 1:15 per solve
11:50-1:00 3x3 First Round Average of 5 10:00 per solve
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:45 Pyraminx Combined First Round Best of 2/Average of 5 0:20 in 2 attempts 1:00 per solve
2:45-3:05 Megaminx Final (Top 8) Average of 5 2:30 per solve
3:05-3:50 3x3 Round 2 (Top 40) Average of 5 10:00 per solve
3:50-4:10 Pyraminx Final (Top 12) Average of 5 0:30 per solve
4:10-4:35 4x4 Final (Top 12) Average of 5 10:00 per solve
???? Tentative 7x7 Final (Top 6) Mean of 3 5:00 per solve
4:35-4:50 3x3 One Handed Final (Top 12) Average of 5 10:00 per solve
4:50-5:15 3x3 Final (Top 16) Average of 5 10:00 per solve
5:15-5:30 Awards

The Cutoff is the time you must solve under in your first 2 solves (or 1st solve for a mean of 3) in order to complete your average (or mean). The Time Limit is the amount of time you are given to complete any attempt.
More complete definitions of Cutoff and Time Limit can be found in the Regulations, accessible through the site navigation bar.

Note: The 7x7 Final will occur if it can begin at 4:20.

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?
A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?
A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to Cubecomps.com to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All cometitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Below are some of the policies that will be used for this competition. Please keep in mind that these can vary from event to event, so they do not necessarily apply to other competitions.

* Registration is first come (eg. first to register and pay properly), first serve.
* Registration closes July 6th
* There will be no at-door registration.

Deleting Registration/Refunds
* If you register and later realize you cannot make the event, you can request a 50% refund before registration closes.
* After registration closes, no refunds will be awarded.

Adding/Dropping Events
* Competitors may request (by email) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
* Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
* Competitors may request (by email) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!

Competition Day Timing
* The competition will begin at the scheduled start time.
* Events will begin as soon as the previous event is wrapping up. Exception: All First Round events will not start more than 20 minutes early.
* Competitors may not compete in an event if they miss last call for that event. In general, last call is a few minutes after the last group is called.

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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