Princeton Open 2008

Mar 22, 2008
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Sam Boyles

Sam Boyles
WCA Delegate
Bob Burton
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Harris Chan won with an average of 13.18 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Sy-Dar Liou finished second (13.60) and Mitchell Stern finished third (13.87).

World records: Alexander Yu‎ 3x3x3 Blindfolded 1:00.62 (single) and 3x3x3 Blindfolded 1:06.05 (average).

African records: Anthony Orji‎ Pyraminx 19.40 (average).

Asian records: Takao Hashimoto (橋本貴夫)‎ Square-1 26.58 (average), Master Magic 4.14 (single), and Master Magic 5.07 (average).

North American records: Sam Boyles‎ Master Magic 2.22 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Harris Chan 13.03 13.18 Canada 13.0313.3013.0714.0013.18
2x2x2 Cube Mitchell Stern 4.97 5.66 United States 8.665.284.975.436.27
4x4x4 Cube Michael Gottlieb 56.97 1:03.83 United States 1:03.861:01.6656.971:06.961:05.98
3x3x3 Blindfolded Alexander Yu 1:00.62 WR 1:06.05 WR United States 1:12.081:00.621:05.46
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Anthony Hsu 41 United States 41
3x3x3 One-Handed Harris Chan 21.30 23.92 NR Canada 22.8027.5221.9421.3027.03
Pyraminx Michael Gottlieb 9.85 12.81 United States 9.8512.7212.6513.0613.09
Square-1 Takao Hashimoto (橋本貴夫) 24.77 26.58 AsR Japan 24.9324.7730.05
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Alexander Yu 3/3 11:03 United States 3/3 11:03
Magic Sam Boyles 1.21 1.32 United States 1.335.441.221.411.21
Master Magic Sam Boyles 2.22 NAR 2.87 United States 2.223.692.63DNF2.28
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Old Style Alexander Yu 3/3 11:03 United States 3/3 11:03
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo1 / Ao5 1 attempt to get < 1:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo1 / Ao5 1 attempt to get < 45.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5
Square-1 Final Mo3
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo2
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Old Style Final Bo1

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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