Wolfpack Quiet Qualifier 2018

Apr 29, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

NC State Talley Student Union- Coastal Ballroom

2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

Coastal Ballroom on the third level. This is a different ballroom than Wolfpack Winter.


Wolfpack Quiet Qualifier 2018 Organizers

Cady Shields
WCA Delegates
Cady Shields and Jacob Ambrose

Please review the competitor information tab before the competition.
Please review the other tabs for more information on the competition.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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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 $20 (United States Dollar).

To register for this competition you must pay in full in advance through Stripe. Your registration is not complete until you pay.
To cancel your registration please email the organizers with your name telling them you want to cancel your registration. You can receieve a refund up to one week before the competition.
If you are on the waitlist and someone cancels their registration you will receive an email from the organizers. You must confirm your registration within 24 hours of receiving the email to compete. If no response is heard from you, the next person on the waiting list will be offered your spot.
If the competition reaches its competitor limit, no additional or at the door registrations will be accepted. No exceptions.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Katie Hull won with an average of 8.83 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Zachary Ochs finished second (9.56) and Daniel Greigg finished third (10.14).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Katie Hull 8.01 8.83 United States 8.908.1310.649.478.01
4x4x4 Cube Katie Hull 28.44 32.49 United States 35.4528.4433.1232.1532.19
5x5x5 Cube Katie Hull 1:00.91 1:04.22 United States 1:18.451:10.441:00.911:01.101:01.12
6x6x6 Cube Katie Hull 2:13.44 2:19.99 United States 2:25.232:21.312:13.44
7x7x7 Cube Raymond Goslow 3:10.90 3:25.18 United States 3:10.903:39.583:25.05
3x3x3 Blindfolded Jacob Ambrose 1:03.90 DNF United States DNF1:03.901:39.15
Megaminx Katie Hull 54.22 58.15 United States 1:00.5458.8655.051:03.4554.22
Square-1 Zachary Ochs 8.55 11.37 United States 23.1715.358.899.888.55
4x4x4 Blindfolded Raymond Goslow 5:43.25 DNF United States 5:43.25DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Raymond Goslow 12:30.00 DNF United States 12:30.00DNFDNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Raymond Goslow 12/15 51:49 United States 12/15 51:49
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 36 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 5:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Square-1 Final Ao5 3:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:45:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:45:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

Group Sheet
Live Results

All Competitors

  • Shortly following the new competitor introduction at 8:15, we will also hold a judging tutorial at this time. All competitors should attend this tutorial. If you are a parent and would like to be entertained for the duration of the day, judging would be a great option for you!
  • Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes early for the events you are competing in to ensure that you are on time for that event.
  • We will use regulation 9p3) for all final rounds. If you are not present when a final starts, you will be withdrawn from that final.
  • Please email the organizers with all final event change requests before 4/20/18.
  • It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from the parents. This would require either being present at the judging tutorial or to have someone teach you how to judge later in the day. Judge for however long you'd feel like. It's an excellent way to make the time fly by!
  • Your delegates for this competition are Jacob Ambrose and Cady Shields. Ask them if you have any questions throughout the day!

New Competitors

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. It is highly suggested that parents watch this video as well.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial in the 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!

* Please bring some for of identification. This will be used to verify your name, birthday, and nationality. (something like a passport or school ID).
* Please be familiar with all of WCA's regulations, most importantly Article A. If you have any questions about the regulations, feel free to ask us.
* In each event we will have rounds. We will take the top competitors on to the subsequent rounds. After a round is completed results will be entered into CubeComps (linked above). Your name will be highlighted if you made it to the next round.
* Each round will be divided into groups to help them run more efficiently. We will call the groups in order, along with a last call. Please come bring your puzzle up and wait in the competitor waiting area whenever your group is called. We are allowed to deny you the ability to compete if you do not come up by the last call. You can click on a tab at the bottom to see groups on a specific day. On the Group Sheet, you may notice that you have a group as well as a Judging(J), Running(R), Scrambling(S), or Data(D) assignment. If this is the case, then the group you are competing in will have no letter next to it. The Group that you are working will have the letter next to it (i.e. 2J would mean you are judging in Group 2). Please either judge or find someone to take your judging place when you are scheduled to judge. If all the judging stations are full, then don't worry, come help out a little later. You may see that you may have a job in an event that you are not competing in. Please try to help out as much as possible, especially during these times!

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, 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 competitors list yet?

A: Allow up to 48 hours for your name to appear on the competitors list. 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!

NC State Talley Student Union
Coastal Ballroom
2610 Cates Ave,
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

Room Details: Coastal Ballroom on the 3rd level (1 floor up from where you walk in)

Parking: Parking is available in the Coliseum Parking Deck on Jeter Dr. Please see the parking tab for further instructions on parking.

Lunch: Lunch and dinner are not provided. However, there is a multitude of restaurants located in Talley. This included pizza, sandwiches, burgers, coffee, burritos, and more.

Hotels: Many hotels around the area

Airport: closest airport is RDU

All Information on this tab regarding Cutoffs, Time Limits, Proceeding Competitors, and Number of Rounds are approximations and will be updated 1 week before the competition.

Event Format Round Cutoff Time Time Limit Competitors
3x3x3 Cube Ao5 Round 1 10:00
Final 10:00 Top 24
4x4x4 Cube Bo2 / Ao5 Combined Final 2:00 3:00
5x5x5 Cube Bo2 / Ao5 Combined Final 2:30 5:00
6x6x6 Cube Bo1 / Mo3 Combined Final 4:00 8:00
7x7x7 Cube Bo1 / Mo3 Combined Final 5:00 10:00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Bo3 Final 10:00
Megaminx Bo2 / Ao5 Combined Final 2:00 3:00
Square-1 Ao5 Tentative 3:00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Bo3 Final 1h 45m w/ 5BLD
5x5x5 Blindfolded Bo3 Final 1h 45m w/ 4BLD
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Bo1 Final WCA

Format- Ao5 = Average of 5 (where the best and worst solves are not counted in the average), Mo3 = Mean of 3, Bo3 = Best of 3, Bo2 = Best of 2, Bo1 = Best of 1
Cutoff- Rounds with a cutoff will have an additional best of 2 (best of 1 for 6x6 and 7x7) format where competitors will have 2 attempts to achieve a time under the cutoff. If the comeptitor does then they will be awarded more attempts to compelete the average.
Time Limit - Any attempt in the round exceeding this time will be awarded a DNF. For "WCA" Time limits, it is dependent on the regulations for that event.
Cumulative Limit(C)- The total time allowed for all attempts combined. The cumulative limit is for both 4BLD and 5BLD - meaning across all attempts in both events.
The Number of Competitors moving on to the subsequent rounds may change based on if the competition is ahead or behind schedule.

Date: Sunday April 29th

Time Event
7:30 - 8:15 Set-Up & Registration
8:15 - 8:30 New competitor Introduction
8:30 - 9:30 6x6 Combined Final
9:30 - 10:30 7x7 Combined Final
10:30 - 12:00 5x5 Combined Final
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 3x3 Round 1
1:30 - 2:15 Megaminx Combined Final
2:15 - 3:15 4x4 Combined Final
3:15- 3:45 3x3 Finals
3:45 - 4:00 Mid-day Awards
4:00 - 6:00 3x3 BLD and MBLD Finals
6:00 - 6:30 Dinner
6:30- 8:30 4BLD and 5BLD Finals
8:30 - 9:00 Awards/Clean-Up

We will revise the Schedule 1 week prior to the competition to reflect the number of people competing.
All times are tentative and subject to change if we are ahead or behind schedule.
We may add rounds of events if we run far ahead of schedule.

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This competition will be using the "Hungarian System." This means that for every event you compete in, you will also judge or scramble in that event. Do not worry! You will not have to stay until 8:30pm if you are not competing in the blindfold events.
If you fail to report to your assigned job, you will receive a strike. After three strikes you are subject for disqualification from the competition. This is not meant to scare you, just keep you accountable.
When you arrive you will receive a nametag and landyard. This nametag will have what group for each event you are competing in and what your jobs are. You can also view this information here.
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S or J means "scramble" or "judge." So "3x3: 3, 5S" means you are competing in the 3rd group and scrambling for the 5th group for 3x3. If an event is blank that means you did not register for that event.
This will be further explained during the competitor introduction at the beginning of the day.

If you would like to review competing and judging procedures (which I suggest everyone do) please watch this video. Parents: I highly recommend you watch this video as well so you understand how a competition works.

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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