West LA Spring 2019

Apr 27, 2019
Los Angeles, California, United States

Hamilton High School

2955 Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Small Gym

Ethan Ollins and Max Fattal
WCA Delegates
Adam Walker and Michael Young



Please be at the competition 15 minutes before your groups are due to start.
Please consider volunteering in order to help the event run smoothly.
Food is not allowed inside the gym.

This competition is a fundraiser for Hamilton's Robotics team The da Vinci Coders (FRC Team 5510). Any donations are greatly appreciated! For another way to engage with the competition and contribute to the team, see the "Pledge Drive" tab.

The proceeds from the competition will support the team's travel, competitions and supplies.

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 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Payment will be processed through the WCA website.

Please provide your best estimate for the number of guests you will be bringing if you aren't quite sure.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative *
Square-1 Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00

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Schedule for Saturday (April 27, 2019)

From 08:00 AM
To 09:00 AM
Square-1 Combined Final
Small Gym
Best of 2 / Average of 5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 09:00 AM
To 10:00 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Small Gym
Best of 3
Time limit
20:00.00 cumulative *
Top 8 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 10:15 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Small Gym
From 10:15 AM
To 12:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Small Gym
Average of 5
Time limit
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 12:45 PM
Small Gym
From 12:45 PM
To 01:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Small Gym
Best of 3
Time limit
20:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:15 PM
To 01:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Small Gym
Average of 5
Time limit
From 01:45 PM
To 02:00 PM
Awards and Cleanup
Small Gym

From the I-10 west
Exit onto Robertson Blvd at Exit 6. Once you reach the traffic light at the bottom of the offramp, you may either continue straight and enter the visitor parking lot, continue around the school to find street parking, or make a right onto Robertson and either make a left into the visitor lot or onto Cattaraugus Avenue.

From the I-10 east
Exit onto Robertson Blvd at Exit 6. The offramp is very overcomplicated and you'll need to follow the signs to get onto Robertson Blvd going north. Once on Robertson Blvd, either make a left on Kincardine Avenue and enter the lot or find street parking, make a left into the visitor lot in the front.

Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood behind the school.

Getting to the gym
Enter the school at the front doors and continue straight into the quad. Walk straight across the bottom floor of the building directly in front. Once on the other side, you will see two buildings with green and white rooves. The competition will be in the building IN BETWEEN those two buildings.

There is another event going on at the school in the cafeteria and the other gym. Please do your best not to cause a disturbance.

Overhead view of the school

Feel free to leave a registration comment or email the organizers if you would like to judge, scramble or help run the competition in any way. All help is greatly appreciated.

If you have not judged or scrambled before but would like to, please make sure to ask an organizer or delegate to show you how at the competition.

We will be having a pledge drive similar to that of a Jog-a-thon during the competition. Both spectators and competitors will have an opportunity to pledge to donate a certain sum of money to the Robotics team if they achieve a result lower or equal to a certain time in a certain event, which may be a single or an average. Spectators may make pledges on competitors and competitors may make pledges on other competitors or themselves.

The form below is for making pledges in advance of the competition.

If you would like to fill out the physical form instead, you may print out the below PDF. Make sure to drop it off at the designated booth during the competition.

The competitor who raises the most money through fulfilled pledges will receive a prize.

The da Vinci Coders

If this is your first competition, welcome! We are always happy to see new faces in the WCA and hope that you can have a fantastic first competition experience at West LA Spring 2019. Below are some important tips - we highly recommend that you read them.

Note that there will be a tutorial for new competitors beginning at 10:00am before 3x3x3 Round 1. Please attend if you are a first-time competitor.

  • You are responsible for providing your own cube to solve with.
  • You will complete five solves and will be scored by the average excluding the best and worst results.
  • Competitors will be called in numbered groups to compete.
  • You must be in the competitor waiting area when your group is competing and your cube has been dropped off.
  • Volunteering is encouraged, either in the role of runner or judge. Talk to a delegate or organizer if you would like to do so.
  • You are not required to be at the competition when you are not due to solve, although we do ask you to arrive by 10 for the competitor tutorial.

If you have any questions, either review the WCA Regulations or email the organizers.

Check back on April 25 for group information.

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 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.