Spokane Winter 2018

Feb 3, 2018
Spokane, Washington, United States

North Spokane Library

44 E Hawthorne Rd, Spokane Wa
Organization team
Chris Tabar and Lee Odegard
WCA Delegate
Cailyn Hoover

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Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 45 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $5 (United States Dollar).
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Luke Tycksen won with an average of 7.48 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Paul Sanchirico finished second (10.56) and Cailyn Hoover finished third (11.92).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Luke Tycksen 6.78 7.48 United States 6.7810.787.337.317.81
4x4x4 Cube Luke Tycksen 25.73 28.08 United States 36.6828.9626.2629.0125.73
3x3x3 One-Handed Luke Tycksen 10.87 11.50 United States 11.6011.09DNF10.8711.80
Megaminx Ethan Davis 39.18 44.07 United States 39.1841.6249.6250.7440.96
Pyraminx Mason Witt 5.97 6.67 United States 6.999.216.736.285.97
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 15 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:30.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00

There is a $5 registration fee for the competition. Your registration was not confirmed (moved from the waiting list) until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list.

There is a 45 competitor limit to the competition. Online registration has closed at the end of the day on January 29th. We have granted refunds to those who have let us know before January 29th, but now no refunds are to be granted after that date.

There is space for six to register only for the 3x3 speedsolve event at the door, on a first-come / first-served basis.



There are multiple things a first-timer must know before competing. All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. There is a video here for the basic overview of the rules.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition to learn about the procedures for judging. Thanks to Olivér Perge and Niki Placskó for providing this detailed judging information document.


When you arrive, you will receive a card/nametag with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event. In addition, you will also receive staffing assignments. All competitors are expected to help at this competition. For each event you sign up, you will be assigned to help out for just one group of that 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.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3x3 speedsolve event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

Event Format (note 1) Cutoff Time Limit (note 2) # to Round 2 (note 3) # to Final Round
3x3x3 Cube Average of 5 - 10:00 30 10
3x3x3 One-Handed Best of 2/Average of 5 1:30 3:00 10
Megaminx Best of 2/Average of 5 2:30 4:00
Pyraminx Best of 2/Average of 5 1:00 2:00 20 * 10
4x4x4 Cube Best of 2/Average of 5 1:20 2:30 8 *

* Tentative, time permitting

- (1) "Best of 2/Average of 5" is the standard for combined rounds. The result is the best of your first two timed attempts. If one of these two timed attempts is under the Cutoff, you get an additional three attempts and the result is scored as Average of 5.
- (2) Time Limit: Any attempt in excess of this time is recorded "DNF". Please help maintain the flow of events for the group and the round -- free up the timing station immediately after any time limit is exceeded.
- (3) The actual number of competitors advancing to round 2 might be less than the number listed here, becuase of regulation #9p1: At least 25% of competitors must be eliminated between consecutive rounds of the same event.

Time Round Cut-off Time Limit
9:00 Setup / Meet-up
9:30 Check-in
10:00-10:15 Competitor/Judging Tutorial / Q. & A.
10:15-11:30 3x3x3 Round 1 of 3 (4 groups) None 10:00
11:30-12:15 Pyraminx* Round 1 of 3 (3 groups) 1:00 2:00
12:15-1:15 Luncheon break
1:15-2:00 3x3x3 One-Handed Round 1 of 2 (2 groups) 1:30 3:00
2:00-2:45 4x4x4 Round 1 of 2 (2 groups) 1:20 2:30
2:45-3:15 Pyraminx* Round 2 of 3 (2 groups) Top 20 **
3;15-3:45 3x3x3 Round 2 of 3 (2 groups) Top 30 **
3:45-4:20 Megaminx Combined Final (2 groups) 2:30 4:00
4:20-4:40 Pyraminx Final Top 10
4:40-5:00 3x3x3 One-Handed Final Top 10
5:00-5:20 4x4x4 Final (tentative, time permitting) Top 8
5:20-5:40 3x3x3 Final Top 10
5:40-6:00 Awards / Cleanup

* There will likely be an intermediate round of Pyraminx, Top 20, scheduled immediately after One-Handed Round 1, time permitting; and possibly a final round of 4x4x4, time permitting.
** The number of competitors admitted to this round might be less then the number listed here, becuase of regulation #9p1: At least 25% of competitors must be eliminated between consecutive rounds of the same event.

All rounds are Average of 5. If there is a cut-off time, you must get a result below the cut-off time within your first two attempts to be able to complete an Average of 5.

I-90 Westbound

From I-90 W toward Spokane:

  1. Take the US-2 N/US-395 N exit, EXIT 281, toward Newport/Colville. Then 6.31 miles.

2 - 5. Follow directions below from I-90 Eastbound starting at item 2.

I-90 Eastbound

From I-90 E/US-395 N toward Spokane:

  1. Merge onto US-2 E via EXIT 281 toward Newport/Colville.
    Then 6.31 miles

  2. US-2 E becomes US-395 N/N Division St.
    Merge to the left two lanes and continue straight at the "Y".
    Do NOT exit to the Newport Highway US-2 but continue straight on US-395 N/N Division St.
    Then 0.79 miles 7.10 total miles

  3. Turn right onto E Hawthorne Rd.
    E Hawthorne Rd is 0.2 miles past E Graves Rd
    If you reach E Humboldt Ave you've gone a little too far
    Then 0.09 miles 7.19 total miles

  4. 44 E Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, WA 99218-1513, is on the right.
    Your destination is just past N Middleton Dr

  5. For LIbrary parking, turn right onto N Colfax Rd and enter the parking lot on the right behind the south side of the building.
    The entrance to the library is on the south side of the building facing the parking lot.

    The main meeting room for Spokane Winter 2018 is immediately to the left after the main library entrance.

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Here is the group and staffing assignments for each competitor for the first round of each discipline. Intermediate rounds each have two groups: there you are asked to staff for the group in which you are not competing.

Staffing Key:
S = Scrambler
J* = Judge or Scrambler
J = Judge or Runner

Note: The Scrambler position is generally assigned to the most experienced or accomplished competitor.


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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