Welwyn Garden City Open 2014

Apr 5 - 6, 2014
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Gosling Sports Park

Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6XE
Welwyn Garden City Open 2014 website
WCA Delegates
Daniel Sheppard and James Molloy

Billy Jeffs & James Molloy


The competitor limit will be 70 although you may still register for the waiting list after this. The entry fee will be £11 and this will be payable online beforehand, or on the door.

Main event
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Alexander Lau won with an average of 7.52 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Robert Yau finished second (9.46) and Breandan Vallance finished third (9.69).

African records: Conor Cronin‎ 3x3x3 Blindfolded 2:05.90 (single), Clock 7.91 (single), Pyraminx 7.29 (average), Skewb 8.90 (single), Skewb 14.25 (average), and 4x4x4 Blindfolded 12:42.00 (single).

European records: Alexander Lau‎ 3x3x3 Cube 7.52 (average).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Alexander Lau 7.08 7.52 ER United Kingdom 7.2510.797.088.097.23
2x2x2 Cube Ben Whitmore 0.75 NR 2.76 United Kingdom 0.752.625.163.352.31
4x4x4 Cube Robert Yau 32.98 37.25 United Kingdom 42.5636.8534.8040.1032.98
5x5x5 Cube Breandan Vallance 1:01.31 1:10.76 United Kingdom 1:01.311:21.271:08.011:16.881:07.39
6x6x6 Cube Breandan Vallance 2:24.75 2:31.95 United Kingdom 2:24.752:34.862:36.24
7x7x7 Cube Robert Yau 3:38.00 3:43.69 NR United Kingdom 3:53.953:38.003:39.11
3x3x3 Blindfolded Oliver Frost 47.11 50.02 NR United Kingdom 47.1152.1350.83
3x3x3 One-Handed Sameer Mahmood 13.90 16.63 United Kingdom 15.1820.4514.2722.5213.90
Clock James Molloy 7.47 8.16 United Kingdom 8.217.478.998.248.04
Megaminx Chris Wall 52.91 1:01.82 United Kingdom 1:10.621:08.4652.9158.9058.09
Pyraminx Luke Hubbard 4.37 6.66 United Kingdom 7.344.376.096.5411.68
Skewb Chris Wall 5.89 7.11 United Kingdom 6.825.897.477.058.25
Square-1 Robert Yau 18.07 21.47 United Kingdom 24.2821.4818.0719.6623.28
4x4x4 Blindfolded Matthew Sheerin 5:13.31 DNF United Kingdom 5:13.31DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Oliver Frost 7:42.98 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNF7:42.98
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Oliver Frost 19/21 50:24 NR United Kingdom 19/21 50:24
3x3x3 With Feet Callum Hales-Jepp 58.07 1:02.54 United Kingdom 58.071:02.221:07.34
Event Round Format Time limit 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 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Mo3 10:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Mo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Ao5 10:00.00
Clock First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet Final Mo3 10:00.00

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.