Big Apple Spring 2016

May 21, 2016
Astoria, New York, United States

St. John's Preparatory School

21-21 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY 11105

There is a parking lot available with approximately 70 spots.

Big Apple Spring 2016 website
Eric Zhao and Vincent Liu (刘鹤洋)
WCA Delegate
Chris Tran

The registration fee will be $25 per competitor. Competitors MUST register and pay online in order to compete. No at-the-door registrations or payments will be accepted. ALL SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR FREE.

Main event
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Patrick Ponce won with an average of 8.08 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Justin Mallari finished second (8.39) and Jabari Nuruddin finished third (9.04).

World records: Nicolas Naing‎ Megaminx 35.94 (single).

North American records: Nicolas Naing‎ Megaminx 43.07 (average).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Patrick Ponce 6.52 8.08 United States 8.848.708.367.176.52
2x2x2 Cube Daniel Karnaukh 2.00 2.28 United States 2.327.062.052.472.00
4x4x4 Cube Patrick Ponce 30.67 34.75 United States 30.6733.3834.0838.0536.78
5x5x5 Cube Patrick Ponce 1:01.94 1:11.07 United States 1:01.941:16.841:05.491:17.031:10.89
3x3x3 Blindfolded Patrick Ponce 1:45.43 2:00.67 United States 1:45.431:53.462:23.12
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Michael Gottlieb 35 United States 35
3x3x3 One-Handed Patrick Ponce 11.71 12.84 United States 13.3713.2211.7113.5111.92
Megaminx Nicolas Naing 35.94 WR 43.07 NAR United States 45.9541.0544.2835.9443.88
Pyraminx Daniel Goodman 3.16 3.83 United States 3.374.563.163.934.19
Skewb Jabari Nuruddin 3.53 4.25 United States 4.404.793.533.579.21
Square-1 Tommy Szeliga 8.27 12.72 United States 12.5313.1212.5017.028.27
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:20.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Pyraminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Skewb Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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.