UIUC Spring 2018

May 6, 2018
Champaign, Illinois, United States

University YMCA

1001 South Wright Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820

Murphy Lounge on the first floor



Yuyang Zhen (甄禹扬)
WCA Delegate
Slater Metz

The competitor limit is 80 and registration fee is $15.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).

The competition is free for current UIUC students and faculties. Please contact the organizer through your illinois.edu email address right after your registration. Your registration will be approved manually.
If you register and cannot attend, please contact the organizer immediately. If you contact before April 29th, you will be elligeble for a 50% refund. After April 29th there will be no refunds.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Mulun Yin (阴目仑) won with an average of 8.07 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Justin Barker finished second (8.91) and Edward Vakula finished third (10.12).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Mulun Yin (阴目仑) 7.73 8.07 China 9.827.997.737.848.39
2x2x2 Cube Yuyang Zhen (甄禹扬) 2.44 2.58 China 2.602.592.562.444.97
4x4x4 Cube Weixing Zhang (张炜星) 27.67 32.62 China 27.6732.4934.0235.3231.36
5x5x5 Cube Weixing Zhang (张炜星) 59.14 1:03.54 China 1:03.641:26.961:01.9459.141:05.05
3x3x3 Blindfolded Andrew Vauter 1:46.35 DNF United States DNF2:18.661:46.35
3x3x3 One-Handed Mulun Yin (阴目仑) 12.87 14.36 China 13.7312.8714.3617.2915.00
Square-1 Edward Vakula 11.14 14.39 United States 11.1415.6016.3512.3915.17
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00
Time Event Round Format Cutoff Time Limit Advance to Next Round
12:00-1:05 3x3 First Round Average of 5 10:00 Top 24
1:05-1:40 2x2 Combined First Round Best of 2/ Average of 5 0:30 2:00 Top 8
1:40-2:15 3x3 One-handed Combined First Round Best of 2/ Average of 5 1:00 2:00 Top 8
2:15-2:35 3x3 Blindfolded Final Best of 3 15:00 Cumulative
2:35-3:10 4x4 Combined First Round Best of 2/ Average of 5 1:15 2:00 Top 8
3:10-3:40 3x3 Second Round Average of 5 10:00 Top 8
3:40-4:25 5x5 Combined Final Best of 2/ Average of 5 2:30 4:00
4:25-4:50 Square-1 Combined Final Best of 2/ Average of 5 0:40 1:30
4:50-5:00 4x4 Final Average of 5 2:00
5:00-5:10 3x3 One-handed Final Average of 5 2:00
5:10-5:20 2x2 Final Average of 5 2:00
5:20-5:50 3x3 Final Average of 5 10:00
5:50-6:10 Cleanup
  • Schedule is tentative and subject to change

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:

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.

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, for the day of competing, go to Cubecomps.com to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd 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 (unless you are a current UIUC student or faculty). 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!

If you are travelling by bus or train to Champaign-Urbana area, take the bus 100S at Illinois Terminal and get off at Wright & Chalmers. The trip should take around 10 minutes.

Lunch will not be provided. However, there are plently of food options around Green Street near the competition venue. Feel free to explore around the campus!

SpeedCubeShop will be sponsoring this competition!
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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 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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