New York Yopen 2022

Dec 3, 2022
Yonkers, New York, United States

Royal Regency Hotel

165 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710

Diamond & Opal Ballrooms

Organization team
Achira Jet Wong, Phil Yu, and Rae Vikorn
WCA Delegates
Alex Cohen, Evan Liu, Lauren Phung, and Patrick Ponce
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

CubeHead will be holding an informal meet-and-greet in the Diamond Ballroom from 4-6pm on Friday, December 2. Details TBD.

Extra proceeds from registration will be donated to the World Cube Association after the competition concludes.

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 170 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% 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 on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Patrick Ponce won with an average of 5.75 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Rami Sbahi finished second (8.07) and Sean Kim finished third (8.09).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Patrick Ponce 5.39 5.75 United States 5.845.965.456.185.39
2x2x2 Cube Rami Sbahi 1.39 1.52 United States 1.611.521.391.691.43
3x3x3 One-Handed Patrick Ponce 9.15 10.33 United States 9.1511.0211.269.7610.20
Pyraminx Kyle Meade 1.37 1.90 United States 1.892.841.901.371.90
Skewb Boris McCoy 3.21 3.67 United States 3.753.625.523.643.21

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:

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.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Sunday morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion. Also feel free to email the organization team, we are happy to help.

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 in 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 a bunch of tables where cubers 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 and 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 to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd rounds of events.

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

A: Make sure you pay your entrance fee in order to be placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be an 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. 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, than to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: DEFINITELY! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

When you arrive, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also have judging/scrambling assignments on your card. If you do not arrive to help during your scheduled event, and there are not enough staff members, we reserve the right to disqualify you from competing.

Competitor cards can be found here:

All attendees (competitors and guests) must show valid proof that they satisfy one of the following two requirements in order to permitted in the venue:

  1. They are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Saturday, November 19 is not sufficient for entrance to the competition.
  2. They tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours (4 days) of the competition. The date the test is conducted is what matters, not the date a result is received. Any test conducted earlier than Tuesday, November 29 is not sufficient for entrance to the competition.

Competitors may bring at most one guest. Masks are highly recommended but optional. The organization team strongly recommends receiving a COVID-19 vaccination before competing.

If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, sore throat, or shortness of breath, do not attend this competition.

If you had a positive COVID-19 test or prolonged exposure to someone with the virus within 14 days prior to the competition, do not attend.

This competition may be canceled if the COVID-19 situation in New York and/or the United States worsens.

By registering for this competition, you agree that you understand all the information presented in this tab, will abide by all the COVID-19 restrictions, and acknowledge the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other disease in attending an event of this scale.

Live results will be available on WCA Live.

Thank you to The Cubicle who will be providing prizes and vending at this competition!

If you are interested in receiving updates about competition announcements and staying in touch with cubers and family members of cubers from the tri-state area (Southern Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania), please consider joining the Tri-State Cubing Facebook group (click on the logo or here). There, you can also find a link to join a mailing list for competition announcements for this area.
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The organization team at the New York Yopen is seeking additional staff members to help out at the competition. Staff members will receive a $50 gift card to and a full refund of their registration fee. We'll also buy you lunch. Gift cards and refunds will be delivered after the competition concludes and are contingent on the staff member fulfilling their staff duties.

To apply, see this form:

Please be advised we cannot accept every application. We appreciate your help!

Registration Process

Before You Register

All prospective registrants need a WCA account. New competitors can create their own WCA account by clicking here and entering the required information.

How to Register Online

Prospective competitors register by:
1. Signing into their WCA account;
2. Clicking "Register" on the left side of this webpage, selecting the events they would like to compete in, and submitting their registration;
3. Paying the registration fee of $30.00. (The registration fee is the same regardless of how many events are selected.) Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee.

The competitor limit for this competition is 150. The list of approved competitors can be found by clicking "Competitors" on the left side of this webpage. If there are already 150 competitors on that list, it means the competition is full, and any future registrants will be placed on the waitlist.

Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted.

Any requested changes to registration before 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, November 26 will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list.

How to Pay for Registration Online

Payment is processed through Stripe. Click on the "Register" tab on the left side of the webpage to register and pay all in one place! You can start the payment process by clicking "Pay your fees with card."


Approved competitors who cancel their registration before 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, November 26 are eligible for a refund for half (50%) of their registration cost. After this date, no refund requests will be honored. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Waitlist Information

We will be keeping a waitlist for this competition. To secure a place on the waitlist once 150 competitors have paid, simply pay the registration fee. If a competitor emails us to drop out before 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, November 26 you will be notified if you are the next competitor on the waitlist. After that deadline, all remaining competitors on the waitlist will be emailed letting them know they did not get off the waitlist and will be fully refunded.

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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