Beijing Metropolis Open 2009

May 2, 2009
Beijing, China

Tiedaobu school

27 Beitaipingzhuang road, Haidian district, Beijing
Beijing Metropolis Open 2009 website

Liping Shang

Liping Shang (商立平)
WCA Delegate
Danyang Chen (陈丹阳)
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Shenjia Zhang (张砷镓) won with an average of 14.25 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Timothy Sun finished second (14.83) and Lin Tao (陶林) finished third (15.16).

World records: Haiyan Zhuang (庄海燕)‎ 3x3x3 Blindfolded 47.22 (single).

Asian records: Fubo Wang (王富博)‎ Master Magic 2.69 (average); Ge Song (宋鸽)‎ Magic 1.08 (average); Xiao Tan (谭啸)‎ Master Magic 2.34 (single).

North American records: Timothy Sun‎ 3x3x3 With Feet 1:02.19 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Shenjia Zhang (张砷镓) 11.66 14.25 China 17.1314.2213.1615.3811.66
2x2x2 Cube Timothy Sun 3.68 4.46 United States 4.345.024.025.663.68
4x4x4 Cube Timothy Sun 52.34 57.17 United States 1:05.2554.681:01.9452.3454.88
5x5x5 Cube Timothy Sun 1:38.44 1:42.34 United States 1:45.801:38.441:43.611:43.361:40.06
3x3x3 Blindfolded Haiyan Zhuang (庄海燕) 47.22 WR DNF China DNF47.22DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Fubo Wang (王富博) 23.40 24.73 China 23.6626.5330.8623.4024.00
Pyraminx Timothy Sun 7.00 10.89 United States 12.0011.6516.889.027.00
Square-1 Timothy Sun 17.05 25.40 United States 19.7825.1117.0531.31DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Luchen Zhang (张录辰) 4/5 39:51 China 4/5 39:51
3x3x3 With Feet Timothy Sun 1:02.19 NAR 1:28.76 United States 1:37.151:02.191:46.94
Magic Ge Song (宋鸽) 1.03 1.08 AsR China
Master Magic Fubo Wang (王富博) 2.59 2.69 AsR China 2.862.752.712.612.59
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 3:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3
Final Bo3
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Pyraminx Final Ao5
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet Final Mo3
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5

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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