Moldova Open 2020

Jan 11, 2020
Chişinău, Moldova

Moldova State University

60 Alexei Mateevici Str., Chişinău, MD-2009

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, 4th Building, room Sala de Lectura, second floor.

Organization team
Costea Livadari, Mihai Căpăţinescu, and Ron van Bruchem
WCA Delegates
Mihai Căpăţinescu and Ron van Bruchem
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This is the first WCA competition in Moldova since 2017. It is an open competition for all people of all ages and from all countries.
We hope many people from Moldova and other countries will participate.

The competition also counts as the national championship for Moldova.
So the best competitors from Moldova will be the national champions 2019 of Moldova.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 75 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is €2 (Euro).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Please register on the WCA website. Fill in all the required details, with given name and family name, correctly capitalized.

If your registration is not accepted within a few days, probably there is something wrong with your registration. In this case please check your mailbox whether there is a letter from the organization team.
Payment of the registration fee takes place in the venue on the day of the competition.

In the two weeks before the competition you will receive an email with a request to confirm your participation. You need to reply to that email. If we do not receive a reply, we will assume you will not be participating and may decide to remove your registration. Be sure to check your spam box!

Payment of the fee will take place in cash during on-site registration on the day of the competition.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Ivan Bogdan won with an average of 8.79 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Sorin Turculeț finished second (10.16) and Adam Chodyniecki finished third (10.17).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Ivan Bogdan 7.96 8.79 Belarus 9.088.757.968.539.09
2x2x2 Cube Ivan Bogdan 2.78 3.11 Belarus 2.783.444.372.843.04
4x4x4 Cube Ivan Bogdan 35.63 39.11 Belarus 42.8735.6342.7938.7635.78
5x5x5 Cube Sébastien Auroux 1:21.81 1:28.90 Germany 1:21.811:28.841:35.931:42.591:21.92
3x3x3 Blindfolded Modest Podzolkin 1:27.32 1:53.69 Ukraine 2:23.011:50.741:27.32
Pyraminx Adam Chodyniecki 3.67 4.94 Poland 3.674.844.495.495.86
Skewb Adam Chodyniecki 3.33 5.03 Poland 8.545.526.133.453.33
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 6:00.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (January 11, 2020)

From 09:00 AM
To 10:00 AM
5x5x5 Cube Final
4th Building
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
4x4x4 Cube Final
4th Building
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 11:00 AM
To 11:45 AM
Skewb Final
4th Building
Time limit
From 11:45 AM
To 12:30 PM
Pyraminx Final
4th Building
Time limit
From 12:30 PM
To 01:15 PM
4th Building
From 01:15 PM
To 02:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
4th Building
Time limit
Top 75% advance to next round
From 02:20 PM
To 03:05 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
4th Building
Time limit
Top 75% advance to next round
From 03:05 PM
To 03:55 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
4th Building
Time limit
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:55 PM
To 04:25 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
4th Building
Time limit
From 04:25 PM
To 04:55 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
4th Building
Time limit
From 05:00 PM
To 05:35 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
4th Building
Time limit
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
4th Building

For those of you new to cubing, welcome!

Everyone is welcome at Moldova Open 2020 regardless of nationality, age, experience or speed.

We ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:

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. This means you should bring your own cube, or arrange to borrow a cube from someone else.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?
A: All ages are welcome. Most competitors are 10 and 25 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should enjoy puzzles!

Q: How late should I arrive?
A: Everyone is welcome all day. Make sure you arrive at least half an hour before your first event starts. You can check the Time Schedule tab for the latest updates.

Q: What do I do when I walk in?
A: First, show your ID (id card, passport or driver's licence) on the reception desk and get your badge. After that just have fun and hang out with other cubers. We will be calling people up, so just wait for your group/name to be announced.

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

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
Yes! Cubing is amazing. Our community is very friendly. We sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Q: Can I pay in lei instead of euro?
Yes! You can pay your fee in lei. 2 euros = 40 lei.

All top three finishers of an event will receive a certificate.
All top three Moldova finishers of an event will receive a certificate.

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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