Westview Winter A 2021

Dec 11, 2021
San Diego, California, United States

Westview High School

13500 Camino Del Sur, San Diego, CA 92129




Hsiang-Kuang Zhuang (莊翔光), Jonathan Ding, Jonathan Tai, Ruei-Chi Lai, and Timothy Zhuang
WCA Delegate
Michael Young
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Attendees are REQUIRED to read the safety precautions tab in its ENTIRETY.

BEFORE REGISTRATION please be aware of competitor responsibilities

This is a twin competition with Westview Winter B 2021. You may sign up to ONLY ONE competition (either A or B).

  • This competition will be held OUTDOORS in the plaza of Westview High School.
  • Please provide adult supervision for children under 12 years - thanks!
  • If any changes are made to the competition or schedule, they will be clearly announced to all competitors in an email
  • Schedule is tentative to change at the discretion of the organization team
  • Please DO NOT roam outside the plaza boundaries
  • 1 guest per competitor

This competition is in partnership with West Coast Cubing, LLC

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There is a competitor limit of 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% 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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Attendees are REQUIRED to read the safety precautions tab in its ENTIRETY.

Registration is NOT completed until competitors pay the registration fee AND fill out this form.

We have NO refund deadline. If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, please avoid attending the competition.

How to Withdraw Registration for a Refund

Registered competitors withdraw their registration by emailing the organisation team (sandiegocubing@gmail.com) the following:
1. Statement of intent to withdraw registration with refund.
2. Name (and WCA ID, if applicable) of the competitor.

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Matthew Shay won with an average of 7.63 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Hsiang-Kuang Zhuang (莊翔光) finished second (7.97) and Elijah Brown finished third (8.25).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Matthew Shay 6.29 7.63 United States 8.207.427.566.297.90
3x3x3 One-Handed Hsiang-Kuang Zhuang (莊翔光) 12.81 14.30 Chinese Taipei 15.8514.9012.9415.0512.81
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00

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Schedule for Saturday (December 11, 2021)

From 08:00 AM
To 08:15 AM
COVID Vaccination or Testing Checks
From 08:15 AM
To 08:30 AM
Competitor Tutorial
From 08:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Time limit
Top 8 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 11:30 AM
To 11:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Time limit
From 11:45 AM
To 12:00 PM

Please be aware of our safety precautions


Returning competitors will have the obligation to help staff the competition to ensure it runs smoothly. For each event you sign up for, you will be asked to help out, under most circumstances, for one group of that event. Arriving to help during the times you are scheduled ensures we are able to run the event smoothly.

We will provide a tutorial in the beginning of the day before 3x3 round 1, both for new and returning competitors, with information on competition processes. This will include basic procedures for competing, judging, and running. Ultimately, it is the competitor's responsibility to be familiar with, and adhere to, the World Cube Association Regulations.

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:

This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know, however, it is still required that they are familar with the full set of regulations above.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial at the beginning 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 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 area, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants' new personal bests, and possibly a vendor, where you can purchase all your cubing-related needs. There will be 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.)

This competition will be outdoors. Solving will take place under a covered lunch area, but the waiting area is out in the open. There are some benches and shade, and we will provide some chairs and tables.

Competitors will have one judge and will stay seated for the duration of each round. They will complete all of their solves at one station. There will not be a designated competitor waiting area.

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 https://live.worldcubeassociation.org to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: What are the requirements for registration?

1) Pay registration fee
2) Fill out acknowledgement form
3) Not be registered for Westview Winter B
4) Only have 1 guest

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay your entrance fee and fill out the form (in the register tab) in order to be eligible to be placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If the competitor list is full, you will be placed onto a private waitlist, which is listed in the order of when competitors pay. Note that in order to be on either the registered list or the waitlist, you must pay your entrance fee. If you are not advanced from the waitlist before registration closes, you will be issued a full refund. 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 competition. No matter what your 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: Is there a refund deadline?

A: We have NO refund deadline. If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, please avoid attending the competition. Email us at sandiegocubing@gmail.com and we will refund you.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All competitors 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!

Campus Map:

Getting to Westview:

Westview High School - Google Maps
Enter Hwy 56 and exit on Camino Del Sur. Drive 3 blocks to Wolverine Way. The school is at the intersection of Camino del Sur and Wolverine Way/Fallhaven Road. Turn left at Wolverine Way into the looparound, and head southwest into the parking lot. The front entrance is directly behind of the looparound.
If, for whatever reason, you are unable to turn left into the looparound, make a U-turn at Wolverine Way and go the opposite direction on the rightmost lane on Camino del Sur. Turn right into the parking lot.

Parking Information:

Parking is available in the front parking lot of the school.

Venue & Campus:

The competiton will be held in the Center Plaza, specifically around the covered lunch area. After entering through the main entrance, go through the gates and through the tunnel. The covered lunch area will be to your left.

To ensure the safety of attendees, we ask attendees to follow these guidelines:

Attendees are REQUIRED to provide proof of FULL vaccination (as defined by the CDC*) or a negative COVID test from the past 2 days.

*As of 11/8/21, this meant having both doses of Pfizer/Moderna at least 2 weeks ago, or one dose of J&J at least 2 weeks ago

  • Each competitor is limited to one guest.
  • Attendees are encouraged to stay at least 3 feet (1 meter) apart for the entirety of the competition
  • All attendees are required to wear face-coverings that cover their mouth and nose when using indoor facilities, competing, and staffing, and are recommended to wear face-coverings at all times.
  • We urge all competitors showing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19 in the 2 weeks before the competition to notify the organizers and avoid attending the competition.
  • Competitors will have one judge and will stay seated for the duration of each round. There will not be a competitor waiting area.
  • We will provide hand sanitizer, masks, and disinfecting wipes available to everyone in attendance, and we encourage attendees to regularly sanitize.

The complete competition safety plan can be found here.

This competition is sponsored by SpeedCubeShop! They will be providing prizes for podiums, as well as possibly vending at the competition.
SpeedCubeShop is also having a holiday sale, which you can check out here.

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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