Daksh Open Cube 2018

Feb 24, 2018
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Sastra University, Thanjavur

Trichy-Tanjore Road, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613401

Chith Vihar

Daksh Open Cube 2018 website
Organization team
Balachander Packirisamy and Ram Kumar
WCA Delegate
Daniel James

Participation limit is 150, so register as soon as possible.
Registrations closes on 22nd February, 23:59 IST. Refer the Registration & Payment tab to get the details on how to register.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is ₹350 (Indian Rupee).
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Vijay Kishore won with an average of 8.73 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Sripad Sarma Katrapati finished second (10.61) and Kunaal Parekh finished third (11.17).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Vijay Kishore 7.94 8.73 India 7.949.2910.068.728.19
2x2x2 Cube Subash Karnan 2.92 3.28 India 3.123.765.742.922.97
4x4x4 Cube Joshua Koilpillai 42.82 45.35 United States 44.5048.0742.8244.5347.02
3x3x3 Blindfolded Nitheesh Kumar Elangovan 50.87 1:30.95 India 50.871:27.822:14.17
3x3x3 One-Handed Kunaal Parekh 12.78 14.31 India 18.6712.7816.0312.9413.97
Pyraminx Joshua Koilpillai 2.58 3.55 United States 2.834.054.142.583.76
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 70% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
From To Event Round
08:00 10:00 Registration
09:00 09:30 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
09:30 11:00 3x3x3 Cube Round 1
11:00 12:30 2x2x2 Cube Combined Round 1
12:30 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 13:45 4x4x4 Cube Combined Round 1
13:45 14:45 3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Round 1
14:45 15:30 Pyraminx Combined Final
15:30 16:00 2x2x2 Finals
16:00 16:30 4x4x4 Finals
16:30 17:00 3x3x3 One-Handed Finals
17:00 17:30 3x3x3 Cube Finals
17:30 18:00 Prize Distribution

(Note: If we don't have at least 8 participants in round 1, the round 2 of that particular event won't happen. Also, the maximum people advancing to next round will be top 75%. So even if it's given 'Top n', the number might reduce depending on the participation count in the round before.)

Event Round Format Cutoff Time Limit Advancing to next round
3x3x3 Cube Round 1 ao5 - 10 mins Top 16
Final ao5 - 10 mins -
2x2x2 Cube Combined Round 1 bo2/ao5 1 min 3 mins Top 16
Final ao5 - 10 mins -
4x4x4 Cube Combined Round 1 bo2/ao5 2 mins 6 mins Top 8
Final ao5 - 10 mins -
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final bo3 - Cumulative - 20 mins -
3x3x3 One-Handed Combined Round 1 bo2/ao5 2 mins 6 mins Top 8
Final ao5 - 10 mins -
Pyraminx Combined Final bo2/ao5 1 min 3 mins -

Format abbreviations
ao5 - average of 5
bo3 - best of 3

Steps to register online

Step 1 - Pay the registration fee via Cubelelo.

Step 2 - Register on WCA by selecting the events you want to participate in.

Students From SASTRA University must fill this google form in order to complete the Registration https://goo.gl/forms/9khwHCiTI15NIjWI2

Note: Registration will close once the registration reaches 150 participants.

Steps to register on spot

Spot registration will be open till 10:00 a.m. on the day of competition.

Note: There will be no spot registration if online registration reaches 150 participants. Also, spot registration will be closed once the total registration reaches 150.

Even if you have made the online payment, you have to report to registration desk.

Registration fee (both online and spot)

Base fee (for one event): 350 (this includes fest registration fees, lunch(i.e) food coupons worth Rs.150 for a day)
Each event: 50

So if you are participating in 3 events, fees will be 350 + (2x50) = 450.

It is mandatory to pay the registration fees and also register on WCA to complete the full registration process.
It may take a day or 2 for your name to reflect on competitors list on WCA.
Online registration closes: 22 Feb '18, 11:59 p.m. IST
Please carry your ID proof with you. School/College ID is prefered for students.

Note: Registration fee is not refundable.

SASTRA University is located on NH67 which links Trichy and Tanjore.

From Trichy airport, we recommend Ola cabs.

From Trichy railway station, board a bus to Trichy Central Bus Stand (5 minutes walk from the station).
From Trichy Central Bus Stand, take a Tanjore bus (frequent) and get off at SASTRA University Stop.

From Thanjavur railway station, board a bus to Thanjavur new bus Stand.
From Thanjavur New Bus Stand, take a Trichy bus (frequent) and get off at SASTRA University Stop.

Accommodation is provided at SASTRA University at a nominal cost.

For Accomadation Details Contact :-
Ram Kumar V.

Event Sponsor
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Prizes sponsored by Drishti

  1. Cash prizes for all the six events
  2. Certificates for podiums

Prizes sponsored by Cubelelo

  1. Podium Coupons: INR 500,300,200 for all 6 events, Min order values: 800,600,500
  2. Misc Coupons: For prizes like Youngest cuber, best female cuber, first time performer: INR 300 each with min order Value of INR 600 to top performers in each category of the 3 categories mentioned.
  3. 6 MF3RS magnetic cubes to the winners (rank 1) of each of 6 events.

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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