Wolfpack Winter 2019

Mar 16, 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

NC State Talley Student Union

2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

Piedmont Ballroom on the third level


Wolfpack Winter Organizers

Connor Yungbluth and Vihaan Ambre
WCA Delegate
Cady Shields
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This competition is held at the same place as Wolfpack Winter 2018 and Wolfpack Quiet Qualifier 2018.

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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

  • 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.
  • If you are having trouble paying on the website or any other registration problems, please use the contact button to talk to us.
  • After the competition reaches 100 competitors, a waitlist will be created. You must pay to be placed on the waitlist. If you are at the top of 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.
  • After the competition, all competitors on the waiting list will recieve a refund for the registration cost minus tax.
  • If the competition reaches its competitor limit and when registration closes, no additional registrations will be accepted. No exceptions.

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Zachary Ochs won with an average of 8.83 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Daniel Greigg finished second (9.32) and Andreas Lambropoulos finished third (10.20).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Zachary Ochs 8.02 8.83 United States 8.368.029.4610.818.68
4x4x4 Cube Eric Zhao 30.46 34.58 United States 34.9337.3637.2631.5630.46
5x5x5 Cube Eric Zhao 1:02.10 1:06.04 United States 1:08.921:04.381:04.811:09.701:02.10
3x3x3 Blindfolded Will Belote 53.65 DNF United States 53.65DNFDNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Andreas Lambropoulos 14.66 16.19 United States 17.0316.8317.8414.6614.71
Skewb Caleb Arnette 4.60 5.14 United States 5.225.475.724.734.60
3x3x3 With Feet Daniel Mullen 48.44 56.16 United States 48.4448.631:05.3958.221:01.62
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative * Top 12 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb Final Ao5 1:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (March 16, 2019)

From 10:00 AM
To 10:30 AM
Competitor Check-In
Piedmont Ballroom
From 10:30 AM
To 10:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Piedmont Ballroom
From 10:45 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Piedmont Ballroom
Time limit
Top 75% advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 01:30 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Piedmont Ballroom
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
From 01:30 PM
To 02:10 PM
Piedmont Ballroom
From 01:30 PM
To 02:20 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Piedmont Ballroom
Time limit
20:00.00 cumulative *
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:20 PM
To 02:50 PM
3x3x3 With Feet Final
Piedmont Ballroom
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
From 02:50 PM
To 04:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Piedmont Ballroom
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:55 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Piedmont Ballroom
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:55 PM
To 05:40 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Piedmont Ballroom
Time limit
Top 24 advance to next round
From 05:40 PM
To 06:10 PM
Piedmont Ballroom
From 06:10 PM
To 07:00 PM
Skewb Final
Piedmont Ballroom
Time limit
From 07:00 PM
To 07:20 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Piedmont Ballroom
Time limit
From 07:20 PM
To 07:40 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Piedmont Ballroom
Time limit
From 07:40 PM
To 08:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Piedmont Ballroom
Time limit
From 08:00 PM
To 08:20 PM
Piedmont Ballroom
From 08:20 PM
To 09:00 PM
Clean Up/Buffer
Piedmont Ballroom

All Competitors

  • We will be using CubeComps for all results. You can view them live here.
  • Shortly following the new competitor introduction at 10:30am, 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 arrive by 10:20, but please not before 10:00am You are expected to help judge. You must judge for at least one group of every event you compete in.
  • 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.
  • 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 delegate for this competition is Cady Shields. Ask them if you have any questions throughout the day!

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:
It is expected that all competitors have read and understood them prior to competing.

This video will help 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. 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 solved 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.


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 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 your registration fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. You must also pay to be put on the waitlist. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same division.

Q: Will someone be there vending/selling cubes? Like the Cubicle or SpeedCubeShop?
A: No, most competitions do not have a vendor. However many cubers are wanting to trade and/or sell some of their on puzzles.

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
Piedmont Ballroom
2610 Cates Ave,
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

Room Details: Piedmont 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

We suggest parking in the Coliseum Park Deck. (Plug Jensen Dr into your GPS).
From the parking deck, walk down Dunn Ave. Walk in the door under the large silver sculpture on the roof (you can’t miss it). The Rubik’s Cube on the map is the entrance. Take the stairs as you walk in. The competition is located on the third floor of Talley Student Union. However the third floor is only one floor up from where you walk in. We are located in Piedmont Ballroom. From the stairs walk straight ahead towards the center of the building and it will be on your left.
Elevators are located in the lobby of Talley.
A registration table will be out front of the room. Please arrive by 10:20am (but please no earlier than 10:00am), so we can finish registration and start 3x3 on time.
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If you would like to be added to a mailing list to be notified about future North Carolina competitions, please fill out this form.
Anyone can join the mailing list, we encourage parents/guardians to join as well. This mailing list is run by local Delegates and therefore is not official.

Prizes for this competition will be provided by thecubicle.com! They will provide gift card codes for the podium winners!

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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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