The Choice Cube Open 2018

Jul 14, 2018
Ernakulam, Kerala, India

The Choice School

The Choice School, Karingachira, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 682301

Primary Block

Organization team
Choice School, Cubing Kerala, and Sussan Renny
WCA Delegate
Daniel James

The winner of Pyraminx will be declared as the winner of the competition.
There is no on-spot registration.
Participation limit is 60, so register as soon as possible.
Registration closes either on July 13, 2018, 11:59 PM IST or when registration count reaches 60 (whichever comes first)
Click here to register.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
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 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is ₹300 (Indian Rupee).

Registration closes on July 13, 2018, 11:59 PM IST or when registration count reaches 60 (whichever comes first)

Registration fee
Pass fee (for participating): 250 INR
Each event: 50 INR
So if you are participating in 3 events, fees will be 250 + (3x50) = 400.

Early bird discount offer - till June 25, 2018, 11:59 PM IST

Pass fee (for participating): 150 INR
Each event: 50 INR
So if you are participating in 3 events, fees will be 150 + (3x50) = 300.

There will be no spot registration

Steps to complete register
Step 1 - Register here by selecting the events you want to participate in.
Step 2 - Pay the registration fee by any one method mentioned in Payment method tab.

1. Registration fee once paid is not refundable.
2. If you fail to do online payment before registration closes, you won't be able to participate even if you had registered in WCA.
3. You can't change the events once the registration closes.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Abishua James Thomas won with an average of 4.59 seconds in the Pyraminx event. Sussan Renny finished second (5.18) and Daniel James finished third (5.89).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Jeriel James Thomas 7.00 8.73 Canada 8.519.158.537.009.97
2x2x2 Cube Jeriel James Thomas 2.53 3.51 Canada 3.902.534.293.073.55
4x4x4 Cube Abishua James Thomas 35.74 40.56 Canada 41.9935.7441.13DNF38.57
3x3x3 Blindfolded Nikhil George 1:01.42 DNF India 1:01.421:06.76DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Jeriel James Thomas 11.05 15.34 Canada 14.5518.0511.0517.1114.37
Pyraminx Abishua James Thomas 2.83 4.59 Canada 2.834.485.425.194.10
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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 are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the 'Registration & Payment' tab and it will guide you to the registration.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete. This means you should bring your own cube.

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: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page within a week 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 upcoming rounds of events. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete together.

Q: I want to attend, or I have friends/family who want to attend, but not compete. Do they need to pay as well?
A: No. All spectators are free to view the competition at no cost. There is payment only to compete. But in some cases, venue will be having restriction to allow spectators depending on the competition.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

If you have any further queries, please do mail the organizers & delegates. (The link will be active only from one day before the competition)

Details available in the link:
1. Live scores of all events
2. Those who all qualify to next round (their rank will be highlighted)
3. PBs that you achieved

From To Event (Format) Round Cutoff Time Limit Qualifying
08:00 08:30 3x3x3 Blindfolded (bo3) Final - 20 mins (cumulative) N/A
08:30 10:15 3x3x3 Cube (ao5) Round 1 - 10 mins N/A
10:15 11:00 2x2x2 Cube (ao5) Round 1 - 1 min N/A
11:00 11:45 3x3x3 One-Handed (bo2/ao5) Combined Round 1 1 min 2 mins N/A
11:45 12:15 Pyraminx (ao5) Round 1 - 1 min N/A
12:15 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 13:30 4x4x4 Cube (bo2/ao5) Combined Round 1 1:45 mins 3:30 mins N/A
13:45 14:05 3x3x3 Cube (ao5) Round 2 - 10 min Top 14
14:05 14:25 2x2x2 Cube (ao5) Round 2 - 10 min Top 14
14:25 14:45 Pyraminx (ao5) Round 2 - 10 min Top 14
14:45 15:00 3x3x3 One-Handed (ao5) Final - 10 min Top 7
15:00 15:15 4x4x4 Cube (ao5) Final - 10 mins Top 7
15:15 15:30 3x3x3 Cube (ao5) Final - 10 mins Top 5
15:30 15:45 2x2x2 Cube (ao5) Final - 10 mins Top 5
15:45 16:00 Pyraminx (ao5) Final - 10 mins Top 5

*The round 2 of an event will be cancelled if the participant count of that event is less than 16. But final round will be still there if participant count is not less than 8.

(Note: Number of rounds in an event might change to follow WCA Regulation 9m.
Number of people advancing to next round might change to follow WCA Regulation 9p1)

Format abbreviations
ao5 - average of 5
bo3 - best of 3
mo3 - mean of 3

Method 1
Pay the registration fee via Paytm or Tez to 9633062991. Please mention competition name ('Choice' is enough), participant name & WCA ID (if any) as message. If you forget to do it while transferring, message to the same number via SMS/WhatsApp.

Method 2
Payment portal to pay via net banking or cards - click here

Method 3
Directly pay to any of the following representatives of Cubing Kerala team before the registration closes:
1. Lukhman Abdul Latheef (Kozhikode) - (+91)9633062991, (+91)8848312243
2. Carmel K. Thadathil (Trivandrum) - (+91)8089730890, (+91)8078403662
3. Safvan Kadannam Potta (Palakkad) - (+91)9400979761


Nearest Airport
Cochin International airport (COK) - approx. 30 km from the venue
From airport you can take bus to 'Thrippunithura' and then take a rikshaw/cab (Uber/Ola) or you can directly take cab (Uber/Ola) from airport.

Nearest Major Railway station
Ernakulam Junction/Ernakulam South (ERS) - approx. 9 km from the venue
Ernakulam Town/Ernakulam North (ERN) - approx. 13 km from the venue

Nearest Local Railway station
Tripunithura railway station (TRTR) - approx. 3 km from the venue


For venue related queries, contact:
Sussan Renny - +91 9846166690

For registration related queries, contact:
Lukhman Abdul Latheef - +91 96330 62991
Carmel K. Thadathil - +91 80897 30890

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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