Caltech Winter competition 2005

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Shotaro Makisumi (牧角章太郎) won with an average of 14.96 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Leyan Lo finished second (19.00) and Frank Morris finished third (19.56).

World records: Frank Morris‎ 4x4x4 Cube 1:08.12 (single); Mirek Goljan‎ 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 28 (single); Shotaro Makisumi (牧角章太郎)‎ 3x3x3 Blindfolded 2:57.97 (single) and 3x3x3 One-Handed 35.76 (average).

Asian records: Shotaro Makisumi (牧角章太郎)‎ 4x4x4 Cube 1:14.55 (single).

European records: Lars Petrus‎ 3x3x3 One-Handed 42.41 (single) and 3x3x3 One-Handed 1:12.04 (average).

North American records: Frank Morris‎ 5x5x5 Cube 2:28.17 (single) and 5x5x5 Cube 2:35.49 (average); Leyan Lo‎ 3x3x3 Cube 15.77 (single), 3x3x3 Blindfolded 4:08.55 (single), and 3x3x3 One-Handed 37.88 (average).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Shotaro Makisumi (牧角章太郎) 13.66 14.96 Japan 18.6714.8413.6615.4814.56
4x4x4 Cube Frank Morris 1:08.12 WR 1:17.83 United States 1:27.811:17.561:08.12
5x5x5 Cube Frank Morris 2:28.17 NAR 2:35.49 NAR United States 2:42.142:36.152:28.17
3x3x3 Blindfolded Shotaro Makisumi (牧角章太郎) 2:57.97 WR DNF Japan 2:57.97DNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Mirek Goljan 28 WR Czech Republic 28
3x3x3 One-Handed Shotaro Makisumi (牧角章太郎) 33.19 35.76 WR Japan 33.1935.7838.30
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Bo3
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2
Final Mo3
5x5x5 Cube Final Mo3
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2
Final Mo3

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 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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