CubingUSA Southern Championship 2023
- Jun 22 - 25, 2023
- Austin, Texas, United States
- 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Ballrooms EFG (4th floor)
- Organization team
- Azhar Virani, CJ York, Casey Ngo, Chris Deng, CubingUSA Treasurer, Fletcher Berry, Jose Ortiz Jr., Matt Lee, Michael Conard, RJ Gohn, Ryan Pilat, Vincent Chen, Zachary Walden, and Zachary White
- WCA Delegates
- Chris Deng, Fletcher Berry, Michael Conard, RJ Gohn, Vincent Chen, and Zachary White
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
This competition is supported by CubingUSA as the Southern Regional Championship of 2023.
The following states are eligible for the title of Southern Champion: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Please note that the schedule is subject to change, as we may hold events slightly earlier or later than shown depending on whether the competition is running ahead of schedule or behind schedule.
Please go through the other tabs on the website for more information, especially the Important Information tab. If you have any other questions, feel free to check out the FAQ tab or contact us!
No outside food or drink will be allowed in the venue.
Logo designed by Dana Conard.
- Main event
- Competitor limit
- Number of times bookmarked
- 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 375 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $85 (United States Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% 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.
Any spectator can attend for free.
Competitors may only register for events that they are already qualified for.
There will be no refund to no-shows unless cancelled before the deadline (Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT).
- Registration is first come, first served based on the order of when payment is received.
- If you register and later realize you cannot make the competiton, you can request a 75% refund (via the contact link on the General Info tab) before registration closes.
- No refunds will be awarded after Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT.
- Competitors may edit their registration to include more events BEFORE registration closes.
- Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
- Competitors may edit their registration to remove events. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.
- If the competitor limit has been reached, the waitlist opens. You can enter the waitlist by registering and paying the fee. Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid.
- Competitors who do not make it off of the waitlist before the deadline (Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT) will receive a full refund shortly before the competition.
- No more registrations will be accepted from the waitlist after Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT.
Please follow all instructions or else your registration may be delayed.
In 48 hours, if you do NOT see your name on the Competitor List, then please reach out to us using the contact link on the General Info tab.
If the competitor limit is filled, you may still register and pay the registration fee if you wish, but you will be placed on a waitlist. Your registration will not be accepted unless a spot opens up.
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 3:00.00||Top 175 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 72 advance to next round|
|Semi Final||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 150 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 64 advance to next round|
|Semi Final||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:15.00||Top 72 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||3:00.00||Top 36 advance to next round|
|Semi Final||Ao5||3:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 64 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||4:00.00||Top 32 advance to next round|
|Semi Final||Ao5||4:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|6x6x6 Cube||First round||Bo1 / Mo3||6:00.00||1 attempt to get < 3:30.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|7x7x7 Cube||First round||Bo1 / Mo3||8:00.00||1 attempt to get < 5:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 32 advance to next round|
|Second round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Mo3||1 hour||Any single solve|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 50.00||Top 72 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 36 advance to next round|
|Semi Final||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Clock||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 36 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Megaminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 36 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||4:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 128 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 64 advance to next round|
|Semi Final||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 100 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Square-1||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 50.00||Top 64 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **||Top 16 by single|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **||Top 16 by single|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Final||Bo2||10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00||Top 24 by single|
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Schedule for Thursday (June 22, 2023)
Schedule for Friday (June 23, 2023)
Schedule for Saturday (June 24, 2023)
Schedule for Sunday (June 25, 2023)
Links (to be added closer to the competition)
- Group Sheet
- Live Results
All Attendees (Spectators/Families)
- Spectators (parents, siblings, friends, etc.) are allowed to come watch for free. No prior registration is required.
- It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from parents (If you have not judged before, please attend the new competitor tutorial to learn how). Once you know how, you can judge for however long you'd feel like - it's an excellent way to help support the event your kid is enjoying and make the time fly by as well!
- Make sure to register on CubingUSA by logging in to the CubingUSA website, editing your account and setting your home state.
- All competitors will receive judging assignments and are expected to fulfill them. Failure to show up to judge may result in disqualification. If you do not know how to judge, please attend the new competitor tutorial to learn how.
- Check-in will start at 7:40 AM on Friday and Saturday. You can pick up your name tag and t-shirt if you ordered one.
- You should be present at least 30 minutes before the start of any events you are competing in. If you miss your group you may not be able to compete in that event.
- We will have a new competitor tutorial at 8:00 AM on Friday and 7:40 AM on Saturday. It is very important that you attend this tutorial to learn the competing and judging processes.
- This video will help explain most things that any first-time competitor will need to know. It is highly recommended that parents watch this video as well to better understand how a competition works.
If you have any questions not answered on the competition website, please use the contact link on the General Info tab to contact the organization team.
This is the fifth annual CubingUSA Southern Championship, part of a series of Regional Championships supported by CubingUSA. The goal of these competitions is to allow competitors from all over the country to compete for regional titles. The Southern region is comprised of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
While only residents of the southern states are eligible to win the title of Southern Champion, residents of any state or country are welcome and encouraged to compete. This competition is a great way to prepare for CubingUSA Nationals 2023 as the environment will be similar.
Find out more about CubingUSA and Regional Championships.
We ask that competitors expecting to have a chance at a Southern Champion title bring proof of residence (current driver's license or school ID, etc.)
More information regarding eligibility can be found here.
The deadline to select residency is June 9th, 2023.
Here is the list of last year's Southern Champions who will be defending their titles:
|3x3x3 Cube||7.51||Ryan Pilat||Texas|
|2x2x2 Cube||2.00||Ryan Pilat||Texas|
|4x4x4 Cube||32.56||Om Joshi||Texas|
|5x5x5 Cube||1:00.31||Ryan Pilat||Texas|
|6x6x6 Cube||2:00.57||Vincent Chen||Texas|
|7x7x7 Cube||2:42.21||Jason Lee||Texas|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||27.23||Fletcher Berry||Texas|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||29.33 Moves||Ryan Pilat||Texas|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||14.71||Tyler Gee||Texas|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||2:57.20||Ryan Pilat||Texas|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||30/34 57:22||Joel Brown Brisola||Texas|
Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
The competition will be held in Ballroom EFG, on the 4th floor.
Parking is available at the Austin Convention Center parking garage located at Fifth and Red River Streets with approximately 500 public spaces. Parking is also available at the Austin Convention Center parking garage located at 2nd and Brazos/San Jacinto Streets with approximately 700 public spaces.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE VENUE. There are several restaurants near the venue. Here are the closest restaurants.
There are several hotels near the venue. Here are the closest hotels.
If you are interested in being a staff member, please fill out this form.
Expectations from staff members:
- Staff members will have additional assignments throughout the competition. You will be responsible for primarily scrambling and running duties, filling in missing judging spots if needed, and following any other instructions from organizers/delegates.
- Staff members are to attend the Staff Rounds on Thursday, to compete and/or staff those.
- We expect all staff members to have some previous staffing and/or competition experience.
The Help Desk will be open from 7:40 AM - 9:20 AM Friday and Saturday and will be responsible for answering questions from attendees and handling the check-in process.
Potential benefits for staff members:
- Refunded registration fee (based on performance review)
- Great experience staffing at a Championship!
This competition is sponsored by TheCubicle! They will be providing gift cards to the podiums and Southern Champions in each event.
The following events are only accepting the top competitors who attend, based on the psych sheet including all competitions finishing on June 9th or before. If we do not achieve the number of competitors in registration, we will accept up to the total number of competitors with an official result.
3x3x3 Fewest Moves: Any single solve
3x3x3 Multi-Blind: Top 24 competitors (Sorted by single)
4x4x4 Blindfolded: Top 16 competitors (Sorted by single)
5x5x5 Blindfolded: Top 16 competitors (Sorted by single)
There are no prior qualifications requirements for any other events (including 3x3), so anyone can compete regardless of past performance. However, in-round cutoffs and time limits may apply for some events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I register?
A: First you need to make sure you have created a WCA account. You can do this by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, go to the Register page on the left and follow the instructions fully and carefully.
Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Please make sure that you have followed the instructions listed on the Register page. You could also be on the waiting list. There is a competitor limit of 375, and you can see the number of accepted competitors on the Competitor List. If you have done everything correctly and the competition is not full then we will accept you within 48 hours. If you believe you have followed the steps correctly and still are not on the Competitor List after 48 hours, then feel free to email us at the contact link on the General Info page.
Q: I am no longer able to attend, what do I do?
A: The first thing you need to do is tell us as soon as you know via the contact link on the General Info page. Competitions generally fill up quite quickly and letting us know that you can't attend means we can add someone from the waiting list.
Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending before Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT then you will receive a 75% refund. If this time has passed then you will not receive a refund.
Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: We recommend that you check out the Events and Schedule tabs. If you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough! Many people come to competitions just to beat their own personal bests, and meet likeminded people, with no intention of winning or even making it past the first round.
Q: Are there different age categories?
A: All competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome.
Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: Yes! Make sure to bring cubes for all events you are competing in and look after them so you dont lose them.
Q: Am I allowed to bring a guest?
A: Yes, you are allowed to bring as many guests as you please for no additional cost. Space in the venue may be restricted during busy times so please try to limit the number you bring, as well as list the number when registration asks.
Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Yes! However, the venue is usually quite busy during the morning, so if you are just coming to spectate please come in the afternoon.
Q: I'm a parent, what can I do to get involved?
A: If you're looking for something to do then you can certainly help out with the running and judging! We always need help with this and they are really easy procedures to follow. You can come to the Competitor Tutorial on Friday or Saturday morning where we go through all of it there, and there is a tutorial on the Important Information tab as well. Running is also great for step count and requires zero knowledge of cubing if you're worried about that.
Q: I'm not competing in any events on Thursday or Friday. Do I still have to be there?
A: No. You do not have to be present on any days where you do not have any events you are competing in.
Q: When do I arrive at the competition?
A: If you are a new competitor, we highly recommend that you show up for the New Competitor Tutorial on Friday morning. Otherwise, we recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before your first event - you can check when this is on the Schedule tab. This will give you enough time to check in, find a seat, and warm-up.
Q: What do I do when I arrive?
A: The first thing you do when you arrive is find the help desk if check-in is open. If you arrive before check-in opens, we will make an announcement as to when it does open. If there is nobody present at the help desk then find a staff member and we will make sure to check you in.
Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are more than welcome to leave whenever you want. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay. Even if you have more events later, you are not required to compete, but doing so is highly recommended.
Q: How do I become a staff member?
A: Read the information and fill out the form on the Staff Application page. You will receive an email if you have or have not been accepted as staff. Please keep in mind that we expect all staff to have some prior staffing experience.
Q: Is there lunch provided?
A: Lunch is not provided but there are several options in the area. Please keep in mind you may not bring in any outside food or drink.
Q: How do I find results?
A: All the results will be found on the home page within a week after the competition, once they have all been checked and uploaded. Live results will be available at live.worldcubeassociation.org.
We may have an extra event which will be held on Friday night. More details will be posted at a later date.
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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline 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.
Qualification times must be set in other WCA competitions in order to compete. The deadline for setting qualification times is Jun 5, 2023.