Washington Championship 2023


Note: The competitor limit for this competition is 200 and it has already been reached. If you register, your registration will be placed on a waiting list. It may not be approved unless a spot frees up.
Date
Apr 14 - 16, 2023
City
Ellensburg, Washington, United States
Venue

SURC Building, Central Washington University

Address
1007 N Chestnut St, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Details

2nd floor, Ballroom

Contact
Organization team
Organizer
Caleb Hoover
WCA Delegates
Adam Walker, Benjamin Gottschalk, Caleb Hoover, Chris Tabar, and Peter Preston
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors must be familiar with the WCA Regulations. If you are new to competing, please refer to the Competitor Responsibilities tab.

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Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
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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 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $40 (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 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.


Your registration will not be confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list. If your payment was completed after the competitor limit was reached, you will remain on the waitlist until enough spots open up for you to be accepted.

Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid.

By registering, competitors agree to the information in the Competitor Responsibilities tab. This tab details the responsibilites of all competitors at this competition. Not abiding by these responsibilities can result in disqualification.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 120 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:10.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
7x7x7 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 12 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 50.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Friday (April 14, 2023)

From 01:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Ballroom
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 01:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Ballroom
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 03:00 PM
To 03:15 PM
Cube Submission for MBLD
Ballroom
From 03:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Ballroom
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Ballroom
Format
Bo1
Time limit
1 hour

Schedule for Saturday (April 15, 2023)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:45 AM
Venue Opens
Ballroom
From 08:00 AM
To 12:15 PM
Registration
Ballroom
From 08:45 AM
To 09:40 AM
7x7x7 Cube First round
Blue Stage
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 08:45 AM
To 09:40 AM
7x7x7 Cube First round
Red Stage
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 08:45 AM
To 09:40 AM
7x7x7 Cube First round
Green Stage
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:40 AM
To 10:30 AM
6x6x6 Cube First round
Blue Stage
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:40 AM
To 10:30 AM
6x6x6 Cube First round
Red Stage
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:40 AM
To 10:30 AM
6x6x6 Cube First round
Green Stage
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:45 AM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Blue Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:45 AM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Red Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:45 AM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Green Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:45 PM
Lunch
Ballroom
From 12:15 PM
To 12:45 PM
Tutorial for new competitors
Ballroom
From 12:45 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 120 advance to next round
From 12:45 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 120 advance to next round
From 12:45 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Green Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 120 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:20 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Blue Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:20 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Red Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:20 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Green Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:10.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:20 PM
To 04:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:20 PM
To 04:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:20 PM
To 04:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Green Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 05:25 PM
Pyraminx First round
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 05:25 PM
Pyraminx First round
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 04:30 PM
To 05:25 PM
Pyraminx First round
Green Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 05:25 PM
To 06:15 PM
Skewb First round
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 05:25 PM
To 06:15 PM
Skewb First round
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 05:25 PM
To 06:15 PM
Skewb First round
Green Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 06:15 PM
To 07:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Blue Stage
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 06:15 PM
To 07:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Red Stage
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 06:15 PM
To 07:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Green Stage
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round

Schedule for Sunday (April 16, 2023)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:30 AM
Venue Opens
Ballroom
From 08:30 AM
To 09:15 AM
Square-1 First round
Blue Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 08:30 AM
To 09:15 AM
Square-1 First round
Red Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 08:30 AM
To 09:15 AM
Square-1 First round
Green Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:15 AM
To 10:00 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Blue Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 50.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:15 AM
To 10:00 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Red Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 50.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:15 AM
To 10:00 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Green Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 50.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:30 AM
Megaminx First round
Blue Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:30 AM
Megaminx First round
Red Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:30 AM
Clock First round
Green Stage
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Green Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:30 PM
Lunch
Ballroom
From 01:30 PM
To 01:55 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Blue Stage
Format
Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 01:30 PM
To 01:55 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Red Stage
Format
Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 01:55 PM
To 02:15 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Blue Stage
Format
Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 01:55 PM
To 02:15 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Red Stage
Format
Mo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 02:15 PM
To 02:35 PM
Megaminx Final
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 02:15 PM
To 02:35 PM
Megaminx Final
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 02:35 PM
To 02:55 PM
Clock Final
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 02:35 PM
To 02:55 PM
Clock Final
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 02:55 PM
To 03:15 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 02:55 PM
To 03:15 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:15 PM
To 03:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:15 PM
To 03:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:30 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:30 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:00 PM
Pyraminx Final
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:00 PM
Pyraminx Final
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
Skewb Final
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
Skewb Final
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
Square-1 Final
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
Square-1 Final
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Blue Stage
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Red Stage
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 05:15 PM
To 06:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Blue Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:15 PM
To 06:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Red Stage
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:30 PM
To 07:15 PM
Awards
Blue Stage
From 06:30 PM
To 07:15 PM
Awards
Red Stage

ALL COMPETITORS MUST READ THIS TAB BEFORE REGISTERING.

Before the competition, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event in an email. We will be relying on competitors to help by judging whenever they are not competing. Judging is very easy and is a great way to make time fly!

We will provide a judging and competitor tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of 3x3. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge or compete to be properly prepared when they are expected to help or compete!

We will need help judging for the second/final rounds of events as we can not assign staff for those in advance. Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge; you do not need to know how to cube in order to be a judge. Having enough judges ensures that we stay on schedule and are able to leave on time.

We will be looking for dedicated staff members to support the smoothness and quality of this competition. Below are the following perks we will be providing for staff members:
1. Registration fee reimbursement (If you attend all of your staff assignments. You will be assigned more staff assignments per usual, and will require your assistance if running final rounds if you are not in them)
2. Staff lunch for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

If you are interested in apply, please fill out our form: https://forms.gle/iBwi3QwFjLQXnvu39

Location on Campus:

The venue will not open until 8am! If you want to arrive early, keep this in mind. The competition will be held in the ballroom. When you enter the venue, go left and continue straight to the stairs. Up the stairs and straight ahead will be the ballroom. The cafeteria can be found by going down the other set of stairs and turning around. You will find plenty of seating and food options.

Directions:

This venue is the Student Recreation Center (SURC) at Central Washington University is in Ellensburg, WA in the middle of washington where I-90 Forks off into the 82.

From Seattle
Take I-90 Eastbound to Ellensburg Exit #106. Follow the road through the intersection of Main for 5 1/2 more blocks.

From Spokane:
Take I-90 Westbound to Ellensburg exit #109. Take a right at the end of the off-ramp. Follow Canyon Road/Main Street to E. University Way. Turn right on E. University Way and go 5 1/2 blocks. Entrance to the parking lot is on the right. Our office is on the east side of the parking lot. Look for our red awning above our entrance.

From Wenatchee:
Take U.S. 97 Southbound over Blewett Pass into Ellensburg. Follow Cascade Way/E. University Way through the intersection of Main Street and continue for 5 1/2 blocks. Entrance to the parking lot is on the right. Our office is on the east side of the parking lot. Look for our red awning above our entrance.

From Yakima,Tri-Cities:
Take I-82 Westboud to I-90 Westbound for Seattle. Take the very first exit, #109. Take a right at the end of the off-ramp and follow Canyon Road/Main Street to E. University Way. Turn right on E. University Way and go 5 1/2 blocks. Entrance to the parking lot is on the right. Our office is on the east side of the parking lot. Look for our red awning above our entrance.

Parking:

Along University Dr, you will want to turn onto Chestnut to find parking. The ideal parking lots are the I-15 parking lots located right next to the SURC. The I-15 Parking kiosk can be found in between the 2 lots.

Parking is free on Saturday and Sunday. For Friday, a daily parking pass will be $6.

You can find a parking lot map here

You can also find an interactive map here

Find more information about parking on CWU's parking services page

Hotels:

There are many hotels in the Ellensburg area. Click here for a list of hotels.

Dining:

In the same building as the competition is the main cafeteria area. This will open at 11am. It offers a wide variety of options.

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 and Guidelines, found below:
Regulationshttps://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/
Guidelines: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/guidelines.html#

This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging and competing:
https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/files/WCA_Competition_Tutorial.pdf

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!

We will be having a first-time competitor raffle (giving away 3 prizes) that will most likely be held after 3x3, 2x2, or Pyraminx on Saturday. More information will be given in the Pre-Competition email that will be sent out the few days before the competition.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. This means you should bring your own cube, or arrange to borrow a cube from a friend.

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 do I do when I walk in?
A: There is NO CHECK-IN. If you registered online, just have fun and hang out with other cubers. We will be calling people up, so just wait for your name/group to be announced.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page within a week 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. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be 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. ** For most competitions, you may only compete if you have registered online and paid before the deadline.**

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

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

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift-card prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in every event. They will not be selling puzzles onsite.

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Gift card prizes will be given out to all who place in the top 3 of each event.

Below is a link to the waitlist for this competition. If you get off the waitlist, you will receive an email indicating that your registration was approved. The waitlist is in the order in which we received payment for your registration. Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until Friday, April 7, 2023 at 5:00 PM PDT. After this point, if you are still on the waitlist you will receive a full refund of your registration fee. There will be no exceptions for moving up on the waitlist.

Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IhLUEvJaCeEnVzLsjZSAV54HV9Sy2Gs6QC4BdlDL6hQ/edit?usp=sharing

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).

Cutoff

The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).

Format

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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