San Ramon Cubed 2017

Oct 28, 2017
San Ramon, California, United States

Dougherty Station Community Center

17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94582

Ridge View Room

Organization team
Graham Siggins, Jeremy Fleischman, Nitin Subramanian, and Ryan Jew
WCA Delegate
Jeremy Fleischman

Please note that there has been a venue change from Hayward to San Ramon
Registration can be payed online through the WCA system under the registration tab. Once registered, all competitors automatically get put on the waitlist. Please be patient and we will approve you as soon as possible if you have paid. Registration is a flat fee of $21 for as many events you would like to compete in. Register quickly as spots fill up extremely fast and there is NO walk-on registration.
For this competition, we are hosting 3x3, 4x4, Feet, Pyra, Sq-1, and Skewb. We are unable to add any events and these events are finalized due to time constraints.

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 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $21 (United States Dollar).
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Richard Jay S. Apagar won with an average of 7.71 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Christopher Yen finished second (7.89) and Paul Mahvi finished third (8.11).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Richard Jay S. Apagar 6.92 7.71 Philippines 8.507.006.927.6412.84
4x4x4 Cube Edward Lin 31.70 34.40 United States 36.0135.4231.7831.7036.14
Pyraminx Elijah Brown 2.72 3.81 United States 7.484.463.132.723.84
Skewb Mitchell Lane 3.71 4.63 United States 6.613.714.104.105.68
Square-1 Neil Johnson 8.72 11.23 United States 8.7211.3811.9310.3913.78
3x3x3 With Feet Benjamin Gottschalk 1:13.38 1:26.59 United States 1:33.841:13.381:32.55
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
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Pyraminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 15.00
Skewb First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 2:30.00

Tentative Schedule

Time Round Format Cutoff Time Limit Who makes it to this round?
8:30-9:30 Square-1 Combined First Average of 5 30 seconds 1 minute
9:30-10:45 4x4 Combined Final Average of 5 1 minute 15 seconds 2 minutes
10:45-11:45 Skewb Combined First Average of 5 20 seconds 1 minute
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 3x3 Round 1 Average of 5 N/A 10 minutes
2:30-3:45 Pyra Combined Final Average of 5 15 seconds 1 minute
3:45-4:15 Square-1 Final Average of 5 30 seconds 1 minute Top 6 from first round, may be increased to 10 if time permits
4:15-4:45 3x3 Round 2 Average of 5 N/A 10 minutes Top 24 from first round, may increase to 32 if time permits
5:15-5:30 Skewb Final Average of 5 20 seconds 1 minute Top 6 from first round, may increase to 8 or 10 if time permits
4:30-5:30 Feet Combined Final Mean of 3 2 minutes 30 seconds 4 minutes
5:30-6:00 3x3 Finals Average of 5 N/A 10 minutes Top 8 from second round, may be increased to 12 or 16 if time permits
6:00 Awards + Clean up

The Cutoff is the time you must solve under in your first 2 solves (or 1st solve for a mean of 3) in order to complete your average (or mean). The Time Limit is the amount of time you are given to complete any attempt.
More complete definitions of Cutoff and Time Limit can be found in the Regulations here.

New Competitors

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 tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up with the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!


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, or arrange to borrow a cube from a friend.

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 do I do when I walk in?
A: There is NO CHECK-IN. If you registered online, just have fun and hang out with other cubers. We will be calling people up, so just wait for your name/group to be announced.

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 2nd and 3rd rounds of events. Remember, the results are entered by a human so please be patient if you do not see your results immediately.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment is an issue, see the contact link at the bottom of the page to contact us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, such as having you pay on arrival at the competition. No matter what your situation may be however, please register online. You may only compete if you have registered online and paid before the deadline.

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

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

Travel and Venue Information

  • The competition will be held in the ridge view room of the Dougherty Station Community Center
  • Parking is free and plentiful

Registration and Payment

Please follow all instructions or else your registration may be delayed.
There is a 150 person competitor limit on this competition.

  • Register by clicking here.

  • Click on "Pay your fees via card". To complete your registration you MUST pre-pay.
    In 48 hours, if you do NOT see your name on the competitors list then please send an email to the contact on the General Info tab.

  • Failure to do any of these steps may result in a delay in registration.

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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