Please Be Quiet Lexington 2022

Jan 15, 2022
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Lexington Community Center

39 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

Room 237


James Quinn

James Quinn
WCA Delegates
Keaton Ellis and Matthew McMillan
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This is a quiet events competition. We will NOT be holding usual events like 3x3. If you are a new competitor or looking for more normal events, this probably isn't for you, and you may want to check out other competitions, such as Empire State Winter A and B.

Please make sure to review the COVID Safety tab. If COVID cases rise, we may need to cancel this competition; competitors will be notified by email in that case.

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Registration period

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There is a competitor limit of 20 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (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 on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Your Registration is not complete until you have paid via Stripe.

We will be requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of the competition or proof of full vaccination to enter the competition. Competitors without either will not be allowed in under any circimstance!

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AJ Kamal won with a mean of 22.67 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. Krish Shah-Nathwani finished second (23.67) and Christopher Chi finished third (23.67).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Fewest Moves AJ Kamal 20 22.67 United States 202523
4x4x4 Blindfolded Stanley Chapel 1:25.92 DNF United States DNF1:25.92DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Tommy Cherry 4:32.93 DNF United States 4:32.93DNFDNF
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:30:00.00 cumulative *

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Schedule for Saturday (January 15, 2022)

From 09:15 AM
To 10:30 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Room 237
Time limit
1 hour
From 10:30 AM
To 12:30 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Room 237
Time limit
1:30:00.00 cumulative *
From 12:30 PM
To 01:15 PM
Room 237
From 01:15 PM
To 02:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Room 237
Time limit
1 hour
From 02:30 PM
To 03:30 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Room 237
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Room 237
Time limit
1 hour
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
Room 237

The venue is located at 39 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421.


Parking is availible at the venue.

Public Transit

The closest airport is the Boston Logan International Airport
The closest public transit stop is the Massachusetts Ave Opp Marrett Road stop on the 62/76 bus.

Please note that the following restrictions will be in place:

-Competitors may bring at most one guest, and competitors are strongly encouraged to not bring a guest if possible. Please note in the survey sent out a week before the competition whether you plan to have a spectator join you. The only events at this competition are Fewest Moves, and 4x4x4/5x5x5 Blindfolded which are very boring to spectators.
-Everyone must wear a mask at all times, covering both nose and mouth.
-The competition may be cancelled if the COVID situation in the US or Massachusetts gets worse.
-If you have COVID, or are instructed to quarantine after close contact with someone who tests positive, do not attend the competition.
-Competitors who choose not to follow these restrictions will be disqualified and will need to leave the venue.
-We will be requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of the competition or proof of full vaccination to enter the competition. Competitors without either will not be allowed in under any circimstance! To clarify, an individual is only considered fully vaccinated if they have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) more than two weeks before the competition. Any dose received after Saturday, January 1st, 2021 is insufficient for entrance to the competition.
-We will be providing hand sanitizer to any attendee

I've never attended a competition before. Should I attend this one?

Newcomers are welcome! Please note, though, that we're not holding the normal speedsolving events that you're used to. Please make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of Fewest Moves solving.

I'm vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?


Will you be adding any other events?

Due to venue availability, these are unfortunately the only events we are able to hold.

This competition will be sponsored by TheCubicle!
They will be providing prizes for the winners but unfortunately cannot vend. Huge thank you to them!
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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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


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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