Welsh Open 2018

Jan 27 - 28, 2018
Oakdale, Gwent, United Kingdom

Rhiw Syr Dafydd School

Maesygarn Rd, Oakdale, Blackwood NP12 0NA

UK Cube Association

James Molloy and Robert Yau
WCA Delegate
James Molloy

The first competition to be held in Wales!

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Cornelius Dieckmann won with an average of 7.34 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Robert Yau finished second (9.08) and Harry Savage finished third (9.28).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Cornelius Dieckmann 6.21 7.34 Germany 7.416.596.219.558.02
2x2x2 Cube George Scholey 1.65 1.92 NR United Kingdom 1.692.092.011.652.06
4x4x4 Cube Robert Yau 29.60 31.77 United Kingdom 30.3429.6032.8033.0432.18
5x5x5 Cube Robert Yau 59.79 1:01.02 United Kingdom 59.941:06.2259.791:01.761:01.35
6x6x6 Cube Robert Yau 1:53.71 2:12.86 United Kingdom 1:57.272:47.611:53.71
7x7x7 Cube Robert Yau 2:57.06 3:02.41 United Kingdom 2:57.063:05.123:05.04
3x3x3 Blindfolded Harry Savage 40.39 DNF United Kingdom 40.39DNF52.57
3x3x3 One-Handed Cornelius Dieckmann 11.67 14.44 Germany 11.6713.9912.0418.4317.28
Megaminx Robert Yau 47.74 52.52 NR United Kingdom 59.0950.2652.7347.7454.57
Pyraminx Harry Savage 2.06 3.29 United Kingdom 3.494.
Skewb George Scholey 1.72 NR 3.25 United Kingdom 2.591.723.084.095.71
Square-1 Charlie Stark 6.91 9.73 United Kingdom 9.919.8011.039.486.91
4x4x4 Blindfolded Callum Hales-Jepp 3:42.24 DNF United Kingdom DNF3:42.24DNF


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Cut Off: You must achieve a single time under this time in one of your first two solves to complete the average of 5. If the format is mean of 3, then the cutoff applies after 1 solve. These generally only apply during the first round of an event.
Time Limit: If you take longer than this on a single solve you will be stopped, and given a DNF result for that attempt. These apply for every round of an event.
Total Time: All solves for the round must be completed within this time. For example if the total time is 10 minutes and you take 4 minutes for the first attempt, you will have 6 minutes left for your remaining attempts. This is generally only used for blindfolded events.


Event Rounds Cut Off Time Limit
3x3 3 03:00 10:00
2x2 3 00:30 01:00
4x4 2 01:30 03:00
5x5 2 02:30 04:00
6x6 1 04:00 06:00
7x7 1 06:00 08:00
3x3 Blindfolded 1 10:00 Total Time
3x3 One-Handed 2 00:45 01:30
Megaminx 1 02:30 04:00
Pyraminx 3 00:30 01:00
Skewb 3 00:30 01:00
Square-1 1 00:45 01:30
4x4 Blindfolded 1 45:00 Total Time

The following events are not being held:

  • 3x3 Fewest Moves
  • 3x3 With Feet
  • Clock
  • 5x5 Blindfolded
  • 3x3 Multi-Blind

Saturday - 27th January

Time Event Round Proceed
08:45 Registration Opens [ALL DAY]
09:00 Introduction to Competing
09:15 2x2 1 32
10:00 Skewb 1 24
10:40 Pyraminx 1 24
11:20 5x5 1 24
12:20 Lunch
13:05 4x4 Blindfolded 1 -
14:20 2x2 2 12
14:50 Skewb 2 12
15:20 Pyraminx 2 12
15:50 6x6 1 -
16:40 Megaminx 1 -
17:30 Skewb 3 -
17:45 Pyraminx 3 -
18:00 2x2 3 -
18:15 5x5 2 -

Sunday - 28th January

Time Event Round Proceed
08:45 Registration Opens [ALL DAY]
09:00 Introduction to Competing
09:15 3x3 1 36
10:30 3x3 One-Handed 1 12
11:20 4x4 1 24
12:20 Lunch
13:05 3x3 Blindfolded 1 -
13:45 3x3 2 24
14:25 3x3 One-Handed 2 -
14:40 4x4 2 -
15:20 7x7 1 -
16:10 Square-1 1 -
17:00 3x3 3 -
17:30 Awards


Live results at the competition are provided courtesy of Cubecomps. Please note that the results may not be entered immediately. It is important that the competition is running smoothly before we can enter data. Sometimes there might be a delay of up to an hour before the results for a round are entered.

Welsh Open Live Results

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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