Carnegie Mellon Winter 2014

Dec 13 - 14, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Carnegie Mellon University

5032 Forbes Avenue

Connan Room, University Center

Carnegie Mellon Winter 2014 website
Organization team
Evan Liu
WCA Delegate
Jim Mertens

The fee is $11 flat ($1 goes to the WCA), and as with last time, you must pay online by the registration deadline (Tuesday, December 9). (Free for Carnegie Mellon students - either register using your Andrew email or provide your Andrew ID in the comment field.) Your registration is not complete until payment is received. If you do not pay until the day of the competition, the fee increases to $21 and you may only participate in 3x3. Please understand that the implementation of this measure is simply for the sake of saving time during registration.

Main event
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Blake Thompson won with an average of 9.85 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Phillip Lewicki finished second (10.13) and Pavan Ravindra finished third (11.41).

Asian records: Shreyas Talamakki‎ Skewb 2.28 (single).

North American records: Blake Thompson‎ Skewb 2.13 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Blake Thompson 8.60 9.85 United States 8.9810.3211.1810.268.60
2x2x2 Cube Blake Thompson 2.41 4.10 United States 2.413.294.666.344.35
4x4x4 Cube Evan Liu 40.54 42.50 United States 42.3040.5443.1243.8142.08
5x5x5 Cube Evan Liu 1:18.04 1:19.65 United States 1:27.201:21.081:18.041:18.991:18.89
6x6x6 Cube Evan Liu 2:24.36 2:31.83 United States 2:39.432:24.362:31.71
7x7x7 Cube Evan Liu 3:19.67 3:44.27 United States 3:19.674:04.523:48.63
3x3x3 Blindfolded Sreeram Venkatarao 37.85 DNF United States DNF37.85DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Ryan DeLine 26 29.67 United States 282635
3x3x3 One-Handed Pavan Ravindra 11.51 14.52 United States 15.7214.8511.5116.2912.99
Clock Evan Liu 5.39 6.68 United States 6.865.397.335.84DNF
Megaminx Evan Liu 1:09.27 1:19.13 United States 1:09.271:21.871:14.251:23.211:21.28
Pyraminx Corey Sakowski 4.76 5.51 United States 5.615.605.725.334.76
Skewb Corey Sakowski 5.32 6.06 United States 6.675.325.875.657.21
Square-1 Blake Thompson 18.59 22.82 United States 20.1923.9924.2718.5926.94
4x4x4 Blindfolded Corey Sakowski 4:34.84 DNF United States DNF4:34.84DNS
5x5x5 Blindfolded Corey Sakowski 12:46.00 DNF United States DNF12:46.00DNS
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Mark Boyanowski 13/17 50:42 United States 13/17 50:42
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 First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Mo3 10:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 7:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Clock First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 25:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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.

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