Gateway Ravioli Spring 2018

Apr 22, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134

The competition will be held in the Renaissance Ballroom


The Team

Blake Thompson and Eric Zhao
WCA Delegate
Zachary White

The competitor limit is 130 people, and the registration fee is $25. Once the competitor cap has been reached, we will not be accepting more registrations.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 130 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (United States Dollar).

Any requested changes to registration before the deadline will be honored. Your registration is not complete until your name shows up on the list. If you believe you paid and your name isn't showing up, please contact us and we will work it out.

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please contact us. If it is before April 12th, you are eligible for a refund for half of your fee on the condition that there is someone on the waitlist willing to take your spot. There will be no refunds issued after April 12th. Attempting to file a chargeback for the registration fee will lead to being blacklisted from future WCA events.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Austin Moore won with an average of 8.93 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Christopher Olson finished second (9.46) and Blake Thompson finished third (9.52).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Austin Moore 7.96 8.93 United States 8.489.0511.059.257.96
2x2x2 Cube Christopher Olson 1.55 2.22 United States
5x5x5 Cube Kevin Hays 48.24 55.43 United States 56.2957.9048.2459.6852.11
6x6x6 Cube Kevin Hays 1:51.92 1:53.56 United States 1:53.171:55.601:51.92
7x7x7 Cube Kevin Hays 2:31.45 2:46.32 United States 3:00.092:31.452:47.41
Skewb Cale Schoon 2.79 2.92 United States 3.123.862.792.822.82
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:20.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:30.00
Skewb First round Bo2 / Ao5 45.00 2 attempts to get < 15.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 45.00
Event Cutoff Time Limit # of Rounds
3x3 None 10:00 3
2x2 None 1:00 2
5x5 2:20 4:00 2
6x6 4:00 6:00 1
7x7 5:30 8:00 1
Skewb 0:15 0:45 2
  • If the competition runs ahead of schedule, 7x7 Round 2 will be added! This will be announced at some point of the day, and the Top 8 competitors from Round 1 of 7x7 will proceed to this round.
  • If the competition runs even further ahead of schedule, 5x5 Round 3 will be added! This will be announced at some point in the day, and the Top 4 competitors from Round 2 of 5x5 will proceed to this round.
Time Event Format Cutoff/Remarks Time Limit Proceeding
7:45-8:00 New Competitor Tutorial Make sure to attend if this is your first competition!
8:00-9:30 2x2 Round 1 Average of 5 None 1:00
9:30-10:30 6x6 Combined Final Best of 1 / Mean of 3 4:00 6:00
10:30-11:30 7x7 Combined Final Best of 1 / Mean of 3 5:30 8:00
11:30-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:30 3x3 Round 1 Average of 5 None 10:00
2:30-3:30 5x5 Combined Round 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 2:20 4:00
3:30-4:30 Skewb Combined Round 1 Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:15 0:45
4:30-5:00 3x3 Round 2 Average of 5 10:00 Top 32
5:00-5:30 5x5 Round 2 Average of 5 4:00 Top 8
5:30-5:50 2x2 Final Average of 5 1:00 Top 8
5:50-6:10 Skewb Final Average of 5 0:45 Top 8
6:10-6:30 3x3 Final Average of 5 10:00 Top 12


  • For events formatted as an Average of 5, the Cutoff is the time that the competitor must beat in at least one of the first two attempts in order to complete an average. If the Cutoff is not achieved, the format of the event becomes a Best of 2, meaning that competitor may not complete the last 3 solves of the average.
  • For events formatted as an Mean of 3, the Cutoff is the time that the competitor must beat in the first attempt in order to complete a mean. If the Cutoff is not achieved, the format of the event becomes a Best of 1, meaning that the competitor may not complete the last 2 solves of the mean.
  • The Time Limit is the maximum amount of time allowed to complete each attempt.
  • The WCA Regulations contain more in-depth descriptions of the Cutoff and Time Limit.
  • The number of competitors who proceed to the next round is based on the rankings from the previous round of the respective event.

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:

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so 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.

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!


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete, however, we will have a vendor at this competition, from which you can buy puzzles if your current ones have seen better days.

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, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, 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 and 3rd rounds of events.

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

A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any 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, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

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

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

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

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CubeDepot will be sponsoring and vending at this competition!

This hotel is only a short drive away from the airport. For competitors flying in, there is a complimentary shuttle pickup from the airport to the venue that you can request by calling the front desk of the hotel.

We are excited to offer complimentary parking to all competitors attending the event! If you are staying at the hotel, they will give you the pass at check-in. If you are just driving in for the day, we will be handing out parking tickets!

We have arranged for a discounted room rate at the hotel of $99 per night! Please book it here!

Once registration closes, the groups will be made and subsequently posted here.

There is a restaurant at the hotel that the competitors are welcome to get food at in between their events, and there are also several other restaurants a short drive away from the venue.

If you are a first time competitor, please read this section carefully. If you are a returning competitor, please skip to the next section.


There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. Please read our other tab for more information.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition. Huge thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for the document!


Please read this section carefully. We will have a change in organization for Louisville 2018 modeled off of Hungarian competitions in Europe. 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 staff assignments on your lanyard. Every competitor is expected to help out this competition. The card will look somewhat like the following:
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* S - scrambling
* R - running
* J - judging

Please note that everyone is expected to help only during the events they are registered for, and everyone need only help for one group per event. 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.

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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