A Bruin Cube Day 2018

May 19, 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States


308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Across from Kerckhoff Coffee House


Cubing Club at UCLA

Allison Yoon, Deven Nadudvari, Kevin Matthews, and Thomas Valles
WCA Delegate
Michael Young

This competition is hosted by Cubing Club at UCLA and has a competitor limit of 100. You must register, and pay, online before the registration deadline. You will not be able to register at the competition itself. The cost is $14 per competitor (exception: free for UCLA students), though it is free to come spectate.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $14 (United States Dollar).

You must pay online before your registration can be approved, unless you are a UCLA student. If you are a UCLA student, then please indicate this in your registration comment and do not pay. If you have registered but cannot attend, let us know and we will delete your registration and refund you 50% of your payment, provided you do this before the registration deadline (May 15).

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Max Park won with an average of 5.95 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Zhouheng Sun (孙舟横) finished second (9.07) and Elijah Brown finished third (9.64).

World records: Max Park‎ 6x6x6 Cube 1:14.86 (single).

North American records: Max Park‎ 3x3x3 Cube 5.95 (average).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Max Park 4.89 5.95 NAR United States 6.366.
4x4x4 Cube Max Park 24.40 26.33 United States 30.3424.4024.5825.8428.57
6x6x6 Cube Shane Grogan 2:19.39 2:26.90 United States 2:38.762:19.392:22.54
Pyraminx Scott Weston 2.49 3.75 United States 2.495.133.533.264.45
Square-1 Benjamin Gottschalk 9.63 10.88 United States 9.6313.7210.9610.2511.43
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
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:30.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 40.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00

This competition is being organized by Cubing Club at UCLA. All UCLA students may register free of charge (though if you wish to pay anyway, the money will go towards this and future cubing club events). Simply register via the link on the left and include in the comments that you are a UCLA student, but do not pay. Your registration will be manually approved shortly. You will need to show your Bruin card at the competition.

All other competitors must pay the $14 registration fee, also via the link on the left. Your registration will be manually confirmed after you pay, so it may not show up immediately. Please contact the organizers if your registration still hasn't shown up after several days.

There will be a competitor limit of 100. You must register online before registration closes; there will be no walk-in registrations. Spectators may attend for free.

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.

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.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?
A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

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. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (There will be an email shortly before the competition with more information about 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: Filling out the initial registration form is not enough to show up on the registration list. You must also pay the registration fee (unless you are a UCLA student). Registrations are approved manually after payment has been received, so it may take a day or so to show up on the list.

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

(Groups are now posted, and can be found in the GROUPS tab. Please know your groups for each event, as we will only be calling groups numbers, and not names.)


Event Round Format Cut-Off Time Limit Advancing to Next Round
3x3x3 1 Average of 5 10:00 Top 24
2 Average of 5 10:00 Top 8
3 Average of 5 10:00
4x4x4 1 (combined) Best of 2 / Average of 5 1:15 3:30 Top 8
2 Average of 5 3:30
6x6x6 1 (combined) Best of 1 / Mean of 3 4:30 8:00
Pyraminx 1 (combined) Best of 2 / Average of 5 0:40 2:00 Top 12
2 Average of 5 2:00
Square-1 (tentative) 1 (combined) Best of 2 / Average of 5 1:00 2:00

We may start events earlier than scheduled if we are ahead of schedule, so please show up about 30 minutes before your event/round starts.
Schedule is subject to change. We will have square-1 if there is enough time.
We may also add another round of 4x4x4 or 6x6x6 before lunch if we have enough time (which is unlikely).


Time Event
08:30 - 09:00 Set-up
09:00 - 10:20 4x4x4 Combined First Round (1 of 2)
10:20 - 11:20 6x6x6 Combined Final Round (1 of 1)
11:20 - 11:50 4x4x4 Final Round (2 of 2)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:15 Presentation for pre-university competitors
13:15 - 15:15 3x3x3 First Round (1 of 3)
15:15 - 16:15 Pyraminx Combined First Round (1 of 2)
16:15 - 16:45 3x3x3 Second Round (2 of 3)
16:45 - 17:10 Pyraminx Final Round (2 of 2)
Square-1* Combined Final Round (1 of 1)
17:10 - 17:25 3x3x3 Final Round (3 of 3)
17:25 - 17:45 Awards and Clean-up

*Square-1 will be held if we have enough time.

A map of parking structures located on campus. Parking structures P8 and P4 are located close to the venue, and the cost for 1 day of parking is $12. A list of parking costs for all parking structures, and how to pay. For additional assistance, stop at an information and parking booth. Alternatively, consider busing to campus. There are several bus routes which arrive here. Consult google maps for options.

The venue is Kerckhoff Grand Salon. Kerckhoff is located beside Ackerman Union, to the south of parking structure P4 on the map. See also google maps for directions. Approach the building from the east side, and it will be on the south side of the area filled with tables and chairs, opposite Kerckhoff Coffee House.

There are several places to get lunch on campus walking distance. Most of these can be found in Ackerman Union, which is the building right beside the venue (between P4 and P9 on the map). Depending on how many competitors register and if we have enough money to cover it, we may provide lemonade and/or some minor snacks after lunch.

The top three in each event will receive certificates, and prizes will be provided by speedcubeshop!


Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
Aiden Park Alex Davani Alfonso Morales-Leon Ashton Altman Andres Hernandez Brandon Tran
Alejandro Ortiz Ant Irizarry Allison Yoon Benjamin Gottschalk Andrew Nathenson Chandler Kim
Anthony Montes Carter Audet Marrero Dawson Lam Chase Thomas Arian Rezaee Connor Atha
Arturo Josh Reyes Jr. Chase Lam Heath Alexander Altman Christian De Paola Camilo Choi Dakota James Hartwell
Cade Martin Daniel Zepeda Jeffrey Liu Cuauhtemoc Salvador David Neiman Devin Corr-Robinett
Cameron J. Wolf Jaden Burkhardt Jesse Werner Daniel Chen Gage Tan-Torres Elijah Brown
Derek Hsieh Jeremy Turner Kevin Ma David Margarian Kieli Murray Everett Kelly
Deven Nadudvari Kevin Matthews Kyeongmin Choi Everett Sheu Neo Langston Jayden Lum
Dylan Amos Kyle Hong Lewis Polansky Isaac McKey Nicholas Pacey Koji Abel
Logan R. White Phu Pham Lucas Peters Jonah Davis Rocco Apostol Matias Jinoo Choi
Max Park Rob Peters Michael Young Karthik Ramesh Sebastian Avila Nurym Kudaibergen
Nathan Stanmer Samantha Lee Samuel Linchangco Minji Choi Sonny Bustamante Preetham Narayanareddy
Patric Waworuntu Thomas Oltman Sean Rho Jr. Odynn Daher Travis Tolentino Ryan Woytowitz
Scott Weston Wenshun Zhou (周文舜) Tabitha Yu Spursh Deshpande Vincent Giza Samuel Qu
Shane Grogan William D. Li William Li Thomas Valles Wyatt Daher Sean Saito
Will Hamilton Zhouheng Sun (孙舟横) Yating Hu Vincenzo Martinez Tyler McCormick


Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Alejandro Ortiz Andres Hernandez Anthony Montes Alfonso Morales-Leon
Alex Davani Ant Irizarry Cade Martin Andrew Nathenson
Brandon Tran Arian Rezaee Chase Thomas Arturo Josh Reyes Jr.
Chase Lam Carter Audet Marrero Connor Atha Benjamin Gottschalk
Cuauhtemoc Salvador Devin Corr-Robinett Dakota James Hartwell Camilo Choi
Derek Hsieh Elijah Brown David Margarian Christian De Paola
Gage Tan-Torres Everett Kelly Deven Nadudvari Dylan Amos
Isaac McKey Jaden Burkhardt Kyeongmin Choi Kevin Matthews
Kevin Ma Jeremy Turner Lewis Polansky Minji Choi
Kieli Murray Kimon Haramis Lucas Peters Nathan Stanmer
Logan R. White Neo Langston Samuel Qu Odynn Daher
Michael Young Samantha Lee Scott Weston Ryan Woytowitz
Samuel Linchangco Sean Saito Sean Rho Jr. Sonny Bustamante
Travis Tolentino Thomas Oltman Sihan Tao William Li
Vincenzo Martinez Vincent Giza Spursh Deshpande Yating Hu
Wyatt Daher Wenshun Zhou (周文舜)


Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Alex Davani Andrew Nathenson Alejandro Ortiz Christian De Paola
Ant Irizarry Benjamin Gottschalk Dakota James Hartwell Cuauhtemoc Salvador
Arian Rezaee Camilo Choi Deven Nadudvari Devin Corr-Robinett
David Margarian Carter Audet Marrero Isaac McKey Jaden Burkhardt
Dawson Lam Elijah Brown Kieli Murray Kevin Matthews
Derek Hsieh Everett Kelly Kyeongmin Choi Logan R. White
Dylan Amos Neo Langston Lucas Peters Max Park
Everett Sheu Rob Peters Nurym Kudaibergen Sean Saito
Gage Tan-Torres Scott Weston Patric Waworuntu Shane Grogan
Jesse Werner Spursh Deshpande Ryan Woytowitz Vincenzo Martinez
Kevin Ma Thomas Valles Vincent Giza Wenshun Zhou (周文舜)
Michael Young Tyler McCormick William Li William D. Li
Will Hamilton Zhouheng Sun (孙舟横)


Group 1 Group 2
Benjamin Gottschalk Alex Davani
Carter Audet Marrero Andrew Nathenson
Elijah Brown Ant Irizarry
Everett Kelly Christian De Paola
Jesse Werner Devin Corr-Robinett
Kevin Matthews Dylan Amos
Max Park Jaden Burkhardt
Shane Grogan Kyeongmin Choi
Vincent Giza Michael Young
Wenshun Zhou (周文舜)

Square-1 (this is still a tentative event)

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Alejandro Ortiz Alex Davani Benjamin Gottschalk
Andrew Nathenson Anthony Montes Camilo Choi
Connor Atha Carter Audet Marrero Gage Tan-Torres
Daiki Hashimoto (橋本大輝) Christian De Paola Kevin Ma
Derek Hsieh Dakota James Hartwell Kyeongmin Choi
Deven Nadudvari Devin Corr-Robinett Michael Young
Dylan Amos Elijah Brown Ryan Woytowitz
Everett Kelly Jaden Burkhardt Sean Saito
Lucas Peters Kieli Murray Takao Hashimoto (橋本貴夫)
Odynn Daher Shane Grogan Thomas Valles
Samantha Lee Vincent Giza Wenshun Zhou (周文舜)
Scott Weston

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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