Ohio State Mental Warmup 2023

Feb 17, 2023
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Ohio Union

1739 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Second Floor - Senate Chamber

Organization team
Braden Richards, Midwest Cubing Association, and The Rubik's Cube Club at Ohio State
WCA Delegates
Braden Richards and Carter Kucala
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This competition does not feature 3x3.
While first time competitors are welcome, 3x3 will not be held at this competition. If you would like to compete in 3x3, please see Ohio State RPAC Cube Clash 2023

This competition takes place in the Senate Chamber on the second floor of the Ohio Union. There are maps on each floor if you need help finding it.

Due to space, we will only be allowing one guest per competitor. Your registration will not be accepted if you list more than 1 guest.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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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 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $5 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Due to space, we will only be allowing one guest per competitor. Your registration will not be accepted if you list more than 1 guest.

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Carter Kucala won with a mean of 23.67 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. Brian Johnson finished second (29.67) and Zayn Khanani finished third (33.67).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Carter Kucala 23 23.67 United States 232424
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour

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Schedule for Friday (February 17, 2023)

From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
Second Floor - Senate Chamber
From 05:30 PM
To 06:35 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Second Floor - Senate Chamber
Time limit
1 hour
From 06:35 PM
To 07:40 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Second Floor - Senate Chamber
Time limit
1 hour
From 07:40 PM
To 08:45 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Second Floor - Senate Chamber
Time limit
1 hour
From 08:55 PM
To 09:00 PM
Second Floor - Senate Chamber


This competition only features 3x3x3 Fewest Moves

All of the information below is for normal, non-PBQ competitions. However, if you are unfamiliar with how PBQ competitions work, please reach out to us in the 'Contact' link and we are happy to help with any questions.

All newcomers must be familiar with the WCA Regulations before competing. This video gives a basic overview of the rules. Note that this video is fairly old and some information may be outdated.

In addition, please read this document before coming to the competition.

Finally, please be familiar with how to judge at a cubing competition. All competitors will be required to judge in at least one of the events they are competing in. This video gives a basic overview of how to judge, and does include more up-to-date information.


There is a parking garage located adjacent to the building at 1759 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43210. Pricing can be found at the garage website.

Ohio Union: You may enter either at the East Entrance on High Street or at the West Entrance on College Road. Proceed to the west side of the second floor to the Senate Chamber.

There is no designated hotel for this competition.
However, there are multiple hotels located near the univeristy including Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn, Comfort Suites, The Blackwell Inn, The Urban, and more

Who can compete?

Everyone is welcome to compete. All you need to do is register for the event.

Is there a competitor limit?
Yes, it is 50 competitors. You just need to make sure to register before the registration deadline.

How do I register?
Click on the registration tab on the competition website and follow the instructions.

Where can I find my WCA ID?
If you have never competed before, you do not have a WCA ID. You will automatically be assigned one when the results for your first competition are posted. If you have competed before, you can find your WCA ID and profile by searching for yourself on the WCA website.

Do spectators have to pay to attend?
Nope! Spectators may attend free of charge. However we will have a limit of how many spectators/guests may be in the room at one time.

This is my first competition. What do I need to know?
There is a lot of good information available in the "Competitor Information - MUST READ" tab.

I can only attend for part of the competition. Can I do my solves early?
Unfortunately, no. In order to keep the competition running smoothly, we have to stay on schedule.

When do I need to show up?
Look at the schedule on the competition website. You must be present and ready to compete during all events that you are registered for. The schedule is subject to change. We recommend coming about 15-30 minutes before the start of your first event.

Where can I see the results for the competition?
During the competition, live results will be posted on WCA Live. These results are unofficial. A week or so after the competition, official results will be posted on the WCA website.

Can I join The Rubik's Cube Club at Ohio State?
Anyone is welcome to attend our club! If you currently attend The Ohio State University or some other Columbus College, email me at richards.1478@osu.edu. If you wish to attend meetings and are in high school or below, please email us at ohiostatecubeclub@gmail.com

Thank you to TheCubicle for sponsoring this competition!
Check them out at their website!

This competition will feature a unique prize system:
Each podium winner (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) will win a gift card equal to the amount of $50 minus the amount of their FMC mean.
For example, if someone gets 3rd place with a 31.33 Mo3, their gift card amount will be 50 - 31.33 = $18.67.

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 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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