Irvine FMC A 2022

Jun 4, 2022
Irvine, California, United States

private residence

65 Parkwood, Irvine, CA 92620

exact address to be sent out to competitors after registration closes

Organization team
Kyeongmin Choi
WCA Delegates
Matthew Dickman and Michael Young
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This is a twin competition with Irvine FMC B 2022. You may only sign up to ONE competition (A or B).

First time competitors may compete, but please note that there is only the Fewest Moves event.

Spectators are not allowed at this competition. If you need to stay, but are not competing, you will need to wait outside the venue.

Additional details about travel, parking, etc. will be emailed to approved competitors after registration closes.

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There is a competitor limit of 16 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $10 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% 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.

Attendees are REQUIRED to read the safety precautions tab in its ENTIRETY.

This is a twin competition with Irvine FMC B 2022. You may only sign up to ONE competition (A or B).

How to Withdraw Registration for a Refund:

Registered competitors withdraw their registration by emailing the organization team the following:
1. Statement of intent to withdraw registration with refund.
2. Name (and WCA ID, if applicable) of the competitor.

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Kyeongmin Choi won with a mean of 24.33 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. Alexander Welch finished second (39.00) and Garrett High finished third (45.00).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Kyeongmin Choi 23 24.33 NR Republic of Korea 232525
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour

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Schedule for Saturday (June 04, 2022)

From 09:00 AM
To 10:15 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
private residence
Time limit
1 hour
From 10:15 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
private residence
Time limit
1 hour
From 11:30 AM
To 12:45 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
private residence
Time limit
1 hour

To ensure the safety of attendees, we ask attendees to follow these guidelines:

Attendees are REQUIRED to provide proof of FULL vaccination (as defined by the CDC) or a negative COVID test from less than 48 hours before the start of the competition.

  • All attendees are required to wear face-coverings that cover their mouth and nose when using indoor facilities, competing, and staffing, and are recommended to wear face-coverings at all times.
  • Each competitor is limited to at most one (1) guest.
  • All competitors showing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19 in the 2 weeks before the competition must not attend the competition.
  • We will provide hand sanitizer, masks, and disinfecting wipes to everyone in attendance, and we encourage attendees to regularly sanitize.

By registering for this competition you agree that you understand and will follow all the information listed above.

Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: Yes. You should bring your own cubes to participate.

Q: Will there be regular 3x3?

A: No. This competition is a Fewest Moves only competiton, and will not hold other popular events such as 3x3, 2x2, etc.

Q: What are the legal moves?

A: The moves are counted by using the Outer Block Turn Metric (OBTM). As defined in the 12a section of the regulation, each move of the categories Face Moves and Outer Block Moves is counted as 1 move, and each move of the Rotations category is counted as 0 moves.
* 180 degree turns are counted as 1 move
* slice moves are not allowed. all slice moves are to be written as outer block turns. For example, M' is to be written as L R' x, which is 2 moves in total.

Q: What other materials can I bring?

A: In addition to 3 cubes, you are allowed to bring and use a writing utensil, an eraser, a watch/stopwatch, and stickers. More details are in the E3 section of the regulations.

Q: Can I bring spectators?

A: Because the venue is a private residence, each competitor can only bring up to one guest.

If you have any more questions, feel free to email the organization team, and we will be happy to answer other questions.

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.

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