CubingUSA Western Championship 2021
- Nov 26 - 28, 2021
- Provo, Utah, United States
Utah Valley Convention Center
- 220 West Center Street, Suite 200 Provo UT, 84601
Ballrooms A & B (Main Room) and Cascade E (Side Room)
- Organization team
- Bradley Sampson, Brandon Harnish, Calvin Nielson, and Leslie Sampson
- WCA Delegates
- Bradley Sampson, Brandon Harnish, Calvin Nielson, Chris Martin, Michael Chai (柴天方), and Ryan Jew
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
Featuring 17 different events, competitors from American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, and Utah will be eligibile for the title of Western Champion!
- Main event
- Registration period
Online registration opened and closed .
- Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 170 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $40 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.
- Competitors may request (by email) to be added to more events BEFORE registration closes.
- Competitors may not add events after registration closes.
- Competitors may request (by email) to remove events from their registration. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in. If there is a chance you will want to do an event, you should register for it!
If registration fills up, we will place competitors on a waitlist. In order to get on the waitlist, you must register and pay. You are not on the waitlist until you pay the registration fee. If you do not make it off of the waitlist, you will be fully refunded. If a competitor drops out, the first person on the waitlist will replace them. People can be replaced up until November 12th, 2021, 6:30 AM MDT. No competitors will be added on the day of the competition.
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.
World records: Max Park 4x4x4 Cube 17.18 (single), 4x4x4 Cube 16.86 (single), and 5x5x5 Cube 39.49 (average); Stanley Chapel 4x4x4 Blindfolded 57.87 (single).
North American records: Carter Kucala Skewb 2.06 (average).
|3x3x3 Cube||Max Park||4.79||5.57||United States||5.73||6.14||5.96||4.79||5.02|
|2x2x2 Cube||Sameer Aggarwal||1.44||1.82||United States||1.44||1.94||2.16||2.05||1.48|
|4x4x4 Cube||Max Park||16.86||WR||21.91||United States||19.67||22.57||24.34||23.49||16.86|
|5x5x5 Cube||Max Park||38.26||39.49||WR||United States||42.95||40.54||38.36||39.56||38.26|
|6x6x6 Cube||Max Park||1:11.32||1:19.24||United States||1:18.10||1:28.29||1:11.32|
|7x7x7 Cube||Max Park||1:56.29||2:00.22||United States||2:02.18||1:56.29||2:02.19|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Stanley Chapel||20.04||DNF||United States||DNF||DNF||20.04|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Carter Kucala||24||25.33||United States||25||24||27|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Max Park||8.87||9.96||United States||10.56||8.87||9.57||11.01||9.74|
|Clock||Yepeng Sun (孙叶芃)||4.64||5.83||China||6.31||4.64||5.54||5.94||6.00|
|Megaminx||Kyeongmin Choi||33.90||36.43||Republic of Korea||35.03||37.71||33.90||36.55||40.53|
|Pyraminx||Yepeng Sun (孙叶芃)||1.92||2.36||China||1.92||2.39||2.22||2.60||2.46|
|Skewb||Carter Kucala||1.83||2.06||NAR||United States||1.84||1.83||2.43||2.27||2.07|
|Square-1||Sameer Aggarwal||5.84||6.53||United States||5.84||6.70||6.58||6.31||9.98|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Stanley Chapel||57.87||WR||DNF||United States||57.87||DNF||DNF|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Stanley Chapel||2:51.87||DNF||United States||2:51.87||DNF||DNF|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Graham Siggins||51/63 1:00:02||United States||51/63 1:00:02|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:15.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 6 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Mo3||1 hour|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Clock||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 20.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|Square-1||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00||Top 12 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:00:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:00:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Final||Bo1||10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00|
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Schedule for Friday (November 26, 2021)
Schedule for Saturday (November 27, 2021)
Schedule for Sunday (November 28, 2021)
For each round, competitors are called to compete one group at a time. To facilitate this, all competitors have been manually assigned a specific timer and a specific group to compete in for each round.
The full list of competitor groups is available at this link.
Use your browser's "Find"/"Find in page" feature to search for a particular competitor. Competitors are sorted alphabetically by first name.
We would normally recommend watching this video if you are new to competitions. We still recommend watching it, but our competition will be ran differently in accordance with the Competition Safety Policy and our Risk Management Plan.
Spectators are limited to one guest per competitor and additional spectators are not permitted.
Competitors are encouraged to bring their own pens to this competition. We will supply pens for competitors who do not supply their own.
In contrast to competitions held before March 2020, we will do the entire competition "stationary". What this means is that each competitor will do their entire attempts in a row at a single station for a round without leaving their seat.
Instead of dropping your cube off at a "cube drop off table", competitors will find the station with their scorecard (labeled on their lanyard) and place their cube in the cube cover with their scorecard.
When you are done with all of your solves, you will be able to leave the station with your cube. Make sure you have signed all of your solves.
We will have a comprehensive competitor tutorial at the beginning of the day that we encourage all competitors to attend. Seasoned competitors will find some things different as per our Risk Management Plan.
There will be no competitor waiting area.
As this is the Western Championship, we will be recognizing Western Champions for each event. We will recognize as the Western Champion the top finisher from one of these states and territories:
Northern Mariana Islands
This is the third CubingUSA Western Championship, part of a series of Regional Championships supported by CubingUSA. The goal of these competitions is to allow competitors from all over the country to compete for regional titles. The Western region is comprised of the above states and territories. While only residents of the western region are eligible to win the title of Western Champion, residents from everywhere are welcome to compete.
Parking Locations can be found here.
Public Transit: There are three public transit options offered by the Utah Transit Authority.
FrontRunner is a light rail system that goes from downtown Salt Lake City directly to Provo. It is unfortunately not available on Sundays, but is a cheap and fast way to get from the SLC airport to Provo.
The TRAX Green Line runs directly from the SLC airport through the Salt Lake Valley to Provo. It runs seven days a week.
There are also local busses that can be used in Provo.
Travel from the SLC Airport to Provo: One good public transit option is to take the TRAX Green Line (704) from the airport to the North Temple Station. There, transfer to the southbound FrontRunner (750) and ride to the Provo Station. Both the 850 and 834 bus lines go from the Provo FrontRunner Station to the competition venue and the surrounding area.
Travel from Provo to the SLC Airport (Sunday): Take the 850 bus line north to the Draper Town Center Station. Transfer to the TRAX Blue Line (701). At the Arena Station, exit the blue line and board a Green Line (704) train.
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:
This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know, however competitors are still responsible for undertanding the full WCA Regulations.
If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday 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, during the competition go to WCA Live to find information about current results. This is also where you will find information about upcoming 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!
No outside food or drink is allowed in the venue.
A map of the venue can be found here.
The main room for our competition is Ballroom AB, which is on the 2nd floor. Friday's events and some events on Saturday will be held in the side room, which is Ballroom C, just down the hall.
While we will appreciate everyone helping out throughout the competition, we will have a core staff team that will scramble, run, judge, and enter data throughout the competition.
* Help set up on Friday, November 26th from 1-2:45 PM
* Attend the staff competition on Friday, November 26th from 2:45-6:30 PM
* Help set up on Saturday, November 27th at 7 AM
* Help clean up on Sunday, November 28th immediately after awards
* Assist with scrambling, running, judging, and data entry as assigned throughout the duration of the competition
Staff members who can attend the whole competition may be given priority, but still feel free to submit a staff application even if you cannot attend the whole time. Just let us know in the application if there will be any times you are unavailable. The staff application will be open until registration closes. However, the staff may fill up earlier, depending on interest, so register soon if you would like to join the staff.
Selected staff members will have their competition fee waived after the competition. All staff members will pay the competition fee before the competition and register normally, but will have 100% of the competition fee refunded after completing all staff tasks as assigned.
The following events are only accepting the top competitors who attend, based on the psych sheet. We know that this isn't preferred, and hope to remove this restriction in future Western Championships.
5x5x5 Cube: Top 32 competitors.
6x6x6 Cube: Top 16 competitors.
7x7x7 Cube: Top 16 competitors.
3x3x3 Fewest Moves: Top 16 competitors.
Megaminx: Top 32 competitors.
3x3x3 Multi-Blind: Top 8 competitors.
This competition will have one (unofficial) round of Face-Turning Octahedron as an Extra Events competition. The time limit is 5 minutes per solve. Please only register if you are certain that you can solve the Face-Turning Octahedron in that time.
Registration takes place on the Extra Events website. Sign in with your WCA account, find this competition, and register yourself prior to 1:00pm Mountain Standard Time on Sunday, November 28th (during the competition). We will start immediately then.
Contact Brandon Harnish for more information.
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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline 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.