Cape Fear Cubing 2019

Jun 22, 2019
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Cape Fear Community College

502 N. Front St. Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Windell Daniel Hall on the 5th floor of the U Building


Cape Fear Cubing Organizers

Zachary Ochs
WCA Delegates
Cady Shields, Jacob Ambrose, Katie Hull, and Zachary White
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There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

  • To register for this competition, you must pay in full in advance through Stripe. Your registration is not complete until you pay.
  • To cancel your registration, please email the organizers with your name telling them you want to cancel your registration.
  • If you want to modify your registration, this must be done before registration closes on June 15th.
  • If you are having trouble paying on the website or any other registration problems, please use the contact button to talk to us.
  • After the competition reaches 150 competitors, a waitlist will be created. You must pay to be placed on the waitlist. If you are at the top of the waitlist and someone cancels their registration, you will receive an email from the organizers. You must confirm your registration within 24 hours of receiving the email to compete. If no response is heard from you, the next person on the waiting list will be offered your spot.
  • After the competition, all competitors on the waiting list will receive a refund for the registration cost minus tax.
  • If the competition reaches its competitor limit and when registration closes, no additional registrations will be accepted. No exceptions.

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Katie Hull won with an average of 8.70 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Zachary White finished second (8.78) and Michael Nielsen finished third (9.10).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Katie Hull 7.60 8.70 United States
2x2x2 Cube Michael Nielsen 1.67 1.99 United States 2.221.992.131.671.84
4x4x4 Cube Katie Hull 25.39 29.52 United States 29.1344.9830.8428.5825.39
3x3x3 One-Handed Andreas Lambropoulos 13.04 14.10 United States 13.5219.4314.0213.0414.76
Clock Aedan Bryant 5.17 5.61 United States
Pyraminx Michael Nielsen 1.84 2.36 United States 2.832.071.842.194.35
Square-1 Zachary Ochs 7.17 9.09 United States 12.069.0810.078.137.17
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 50% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Clock Final Ao5 1:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (June 22, 2019)

From 08:15 AM
To 08:45 AM
Competitor Check In
Windell Daniel Hall
From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Windell Daniel Hall
From 09:00 AM
To 10:45 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
Top 50% advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:50 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
Top 16 advance to next round
From 11:50 AM
To 12:50 PM
Pyraminx First round
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:50 PM
To 01:30 PM
Windell Daniel Hall
From 01:30 PM
To 02:05 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
Top 24 advance to next round
From 02:05 PM
To 03:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 03:15 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:45 PM
Square-1 Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
From 04:45 PM
To 05:50 PM
Clock Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
From 05:50 PM
To 06:00 PM
Pyraminx Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
From 06:00 PM
To 06:20 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
From 06:20 PM
To 06:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Windell Daniel Hall
Time limit
From 06:50 PM
To 07:20 PM
Windell Daniel Hall

Location: 502 N. Front St.
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Room Details: Windell Daniels Hall, 5th floor of the "U" building
Lunch: Lunch will not be provided, however there are many restaurants within walking and driving distance of the venue that serve sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and more. There is also a coffee shop in the same building as the venue.
Hotels: There are many hotels near the venue
Airport: The closest airport to the venue is the Wilmington International Airport.
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All Competitors

  • Please arrive at 8:15am
  • Shortly following the new competitor introduction at 8:45am, we will also hold a judging tutorial at this time. All competitors should attend this tutorial. If you are a parent and would like to be entertained for the duration of the day, judging would be a great option for you!
  • We will be using CubeComps for results during the competition. You will find information about second and third rounds there.
  • We reserve the right to make any changes to the schedule, events, cutoffs/time limits, amount of those proceeding to next rounds, etc. We will have to make these changes if we run behind (or ahead) or schedule.
  • We will use regulation 9p3) for all final rounds. If you are not present when a final starts, you will be withdrawn from that final.
  • It would be wonderful if we could get some volunteer help from the parents. This would require either being present at the judging tutorial or to have someone teach you how to judge later in the day. Judge for however long you'd feel like. It's an excellent way to make the time fly by!
  • If you would like to review standard competing procedures, you can read this document.
  • Your delegates for this competition are Cady Shields, Katie Hull, and Jacob Ambrose. Ask them if you have any questions throughout the day!

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:
It is expected that all competitors have read and understood them prior to competing.

This video will help explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know. It is highly suggested that parents watch this video as well.

Here is a more detailed document about standard competition procedures.

If you have any questions, we will be having a new competitor tutorial in the 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!

* Please bring some for of identification. This will be used to verify your name, birthday, and nationality. (something like a passport or school ID).
* Please be familiar with all of WCA's regulations, most importantly Article A. Make sure that your puzzles adhere to Article 3. If you have any questions about the regulations, feel free to ask us.
* In each event we will have rounds. We will take the top competitors on to the subsequent rounds. After a round is completed results will be entered into CubeComps. Your name will be highlighted if you made it to the next round.
* Each round will be divided into groups to help them run more efficiently. We will call the groups in order, along with a last call. Please come bring your solved puzzle up and wait in the competitor waiting area whenever your group is called. We are allowed to deny you the ability to compete if you do not come up by the last call.


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 groups, 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 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 competitors list yet?
A: Allow up to 48 hours for your name to appear on the competitors list. Make sure you pay your registration fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. You must also pay to be put on the waitlist. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us.

Q: Are there age divisions?
A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same division.

Q: Will someone be there vending/selling cubes? Like the Cubicle or SpeedCubeShop?
A: No, most competitions do not have a vendor. However many cubers are wanting to trade and/or sell some of their on puzzles.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?
A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Here is the link to the shirt order form:

No extras will be ordered. If you want one you must preorder.
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Below is the link to the groups for the competition! If you have a "0" in an event, it means you are not signed up for that event, Please email me ASAP if you have any questions or concerns.

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TheCubicle will be the sponsor of this competition. They will provide gift cards to the podium winners!

If you would like to be added to a mailing list to be notified about future North Carolina competitions, please fill out this form.
Anyone can join the mailing list, we encourage parents/guardians to join as well. This mailing list is run by local Delegates and therefore is not official.

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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