Cubing Kerala Aleppey Open 2018

Nov 17, 2018
Alappuzha, Kerala, India

YMCA Center

YMCA Center, Alappuzha, Kerala 688013


Organization team
Cubing Kerala, Lukhman Abdul Latheef, and Midhun Raj
WCA Delegate
Daniel James
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

The winner of 2x2x2 Cube will be declared as the winner of the competition.

  • We won't be allowing late entry in the competition under any exceptions. Make sure you will be available at the venue when your name is called.
  • Make sure you go through all the WCA regulations.
Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is ₹200 (Indian Rupee).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Registration fee
Pass fee (for participating): 250 INR
Each event: 50 INR
So if you are participating in 3 events, fees will be 250 + (3x50) = 400.

Early bird discount offer - till Nov 2, 2018, 11:59 PM IST
Pass fee (for participating): 150 INR
Each event: 50 INR
So if you are participating in 3 events, fees will be 150 + (3x50) = 300.

Steps to complete register
Step 1 - Register here by selecting the events you want to participate in.
Step 2 - Pay the registration fee by any one method mentioned in Payment method tab.

1. If you fail to do online payment before registration closes, you won't be able to participate even if you had registered in WCA.
2. You can't change the events once the registration closes.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Muhammed Shehzad Khan won with an average of 3.60 seconds in the 2x2x2 Cube event. Saravanan Gowthaman finished second (3.92) and Anusanth Santhosh finished third (5.69).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Muhammed Shehzad Khan 9.34 11.80 India 13.1212.959.3412.3110.13
2x2x2 Cube Muhammed Shehzad Khan 1.93 3.60 India
4x4x4 Cube Saravanan Gowthaman 31.25 37.90 India 42.8734.8531.2543.4335.98
3x3x3 Blindfolded Anil Kumar 1:37.84 2:09.18 India 2:31.641:37.842:18.06
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Gobu C. Babu 42 India 42
3x3x3 One-Handed Saravanan Gowthaman 13.56 18.95 India 16.7418.7821.3421.6413.56
Clock Saravanan Gowthaman 4.48 NR 6.30 NR India 5.008.816.884.487.01
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (November 17, 2018)

From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Time limit
20:00.00 cumulative *
From 09:00 AM
To 10:15 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Time limit
1 hour
From 10:15 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Time limit
Top 75% advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:15 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Time limit
Top 75% advance to next round
From 12:15 PM
To 01:00 PM
From 01:00 PM
To 01:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Top 75% advance to next round
From 01:45 PM
To 02:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Top 75% advance to next round
From 02:30 PM
To 03:00 PM
Clock Final
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
From 03:00 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Time limit
From 03:30 PM
To 04:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Time limit
From 04:00 PM
To 04:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Time limit
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Time limit
From 04:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
2x2x2 Cube
From 05:15 PM
To 05:45 PM

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 are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the 'Registration & Payment' tab and it will guide you to the registration.


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

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: How do I find results?
A: All results are posted on the WCA page within a week 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 upcoming rounds of events. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

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

Q: I want to attend, or I have friends/family who want to attend, but not compete. Do they need to pay as well?
A: No. All spectators are free to view the competition at no cost. There is payment only to compete. But in some cases, venue will be having restriction to allow spectators depending on the competition.

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

If you have any further queries, please do mail the organizers & delegates. (The link will be active only from one day before the competition)

Details available in the link:
1. Live scores of all events
2. Those who all qualify to next round (their rank will be highlighted)
3. PBs that you achieved

(Make sure you've gone through the registration requirements here)

Method 1
Pay the registration fee via Paytm or Tez to 9633062991. Please mention competition name ('Venice' is enough), participant name & WCA ID (if any) as message. If you forget to do it while transferring, message to the same number via SMS/WhatsApp.

Method 2
Via net banking or cards - Calculate your registration fee and pay by clicking here.

Method 3
Directly pay to any of the following representatives of Cubing Kerala team before the registration closes:
1. Lukhman Abdul Latheef (Kozhikode) - (+91)9633062991, (+91)8848312243
2. Carmel K. Thadathil (Trivandrum) - (+91)8089730890, (+91)8078403662
3. Safvan Kadannam Potta (Palakkad) - (+91)9400979761


Nearest Airport
Cochin International airport (COK) - approx. 80 km from the venue
You will get orange low floor AC bus to Vyttila or Ernakulam, from where you will frequently get direct bus to Alappuzha.
Or you can take taxi also, but might be expensive. If the destination is Vyttila, you can get Uber or Ola, which will cost around 600 bucks.

Nearest Railway station
Alappuzha (ALLP) - approx. 4 km from the venue

1. Like other cities in India, the buses in Kerala does not have route number, only way to know is read the board in the bus, but that too will be written in regional language, so you've to get help from stranger.
2. Uber and Ola services has not yet started in Alappuzha. It's available from Airport to Vyttila though.


For registration related queries, contact:
Lukhman Abdul Latheef - +91 96330 62991
Carmel K. Thadathil - +91 80897 30890

For venue related queries, contact:
Midhun Raj - +91 88486 72824

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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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