Charlotte Winter 2020

Jan 4, 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Tyvola Senior Center

2225 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210

Parker Halls


Charlotte Winter Organizers

Cady Shields
WCA Delegates
Cady Shields, Jacob Ambrose, and Katie Hull
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-Please always include your name and competition name in any email that you send to us.
-Please read all tabs prior to the competition and regularly check your email for updates from us. All contact will be made by email.
-Registrations must be approved manually, therefore your name may not appear on the registration list immediately. Please allow 48 hours before contacting the organizers.

Main event
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $22 (United States Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 90% 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 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 100 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 recieve 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.

*If you are interested in being on staff for this competition please email the organizers

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Katie Hull won with an average of 8.45 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Andreas Lambropoulos finished second (8.60) and Tommy Cherry finished third (8.65).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Katie Hull 7.84 8.45 United States 7.978.019.377.8410.76
2x2x2 Cube Tommy Cherry 1.32 1.57 United States 1.763.911.321.521.44
4x4x4 Cube Katie Hull 28.05 28.59 United States 31.1028.0529.2028.2828.30
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tommy Cherry 20.14 DNF United States 20.14DNFDNF
Clock Tommy Cherry 4.53 5.69 United States 6.734.534.745.59DNF
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
Clock First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (January 04, 2020)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:45 AM
Parker Halls
From 09:15 AM
To 09:45 AM
Competitor Check-In
Parker Halls
From 09:45 AM
To 10:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Parker Halls
From 10:00 AM
To 11:20 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Parker Halls
Time limit
Top 64 advance to next round
From 11:20 AM
To 11:25 AM
Competition Picture
Parker Halls
From 11:25 AM
To 12:30 PM
Clock First round
Parker Halls
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:20 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Parker Halls
Time limit
From 01:20 PM
To 02:30 PM
Parker Halls
From 02:30 PM
To 03:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Parker Halls
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 04:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Parker Halls
Time limit
Top 24 advance to next round
From 04:45 PM
To 05:05 PM
Clock Final
Parker Halls
Time limit
From 05:05 PM
To 06:05 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Parker Halls
Time limit
Top 16 advance to next round
From 06:05 PM
To 06:20 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Parker Halls
Time limit
From 06:20 PM
To 06:40 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Parker Halls
Time limit
From 06:40 PM
To 07:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Parker Halls
Time limit
From 07:00 PM
To 07:45 PM
Awards & Clean Up
Parker Halls

The competition has now reached the competitor limit of 100.
Registration is now closed.

  • Anyone who registers and pays will be put on the waitlist in order of who paid first.
  • If someone drops out of the competition, the first person on the waitlist will be sent an email (using the email address you provided as part of your WCA account). You must respond to that email within 24 hours to claim your spot. After 24 hours your registration will be deleted and the next person on the waitlist will be offered the spot.
  • After the competition, all competitors on the waiting list will recieve a refund for the registration cost minus tax.
  • If at any point you want to cancel your registration please email the organizers at
  • No exceptions will be made to this policy

No drugs, weapons, smoking or vaping is allowed on county property. Please refrain from bringing these items to the venue. This is per the county/venue policy. Violators will be asked to leave the competition.


Room Details: The competition will be located in Parker Halls. The buildng does not open until 9am. You will not be permitted entry until 9am.
There are two entrances to the building (front and back), both will be open.

Parking: There is a parking lot at the back of the senior center. Overflow parking is at Marion Diehl Park or the Queens University Sports Complex.
Video on where to go and park

Hotels: View nearby hotels here.

Airport: The closest airport is Charlotte Douglas International (CLT).

Lunch is not provided. There will be a small snack/drink stand. Please bring small denominations of money if you wish to purchase from the snack stand.
Competitors are on their own for lunch. Unfortunately there is not food within walking distance of the venue. However, within a short driving distance is SouthPark Mall, South Blvd, and Park Road Shopping Center. You can look at nearby food here.
Park Road Shopping Center has Chick-fil-a, Wendy's, Jason's Deli, Qdoba, Which Wich, Viva Chicken, Smash Burger, Taco Bell, Chopt, and more.
The SouthPark Mall Food Court has Chick-fil-a, Panera, Five Guys, Japanese food, Chipotle, Showmars, Mandarin Express, Gusto Farm to Street, and more.

No drugs, weapons, smoking or vaping is allowed on county property. Please refrain from bringing these items to the venue. This is per the county/venue policy. Violators will be asked to leave the competition.

All Competitors

  • Please arrive between 9am and 9:30am to check-in and get your nametag. The building does not open until 9am. You will not be permitted entry until then. Competitor Check-In will start at 9:15am.
  • Respect the venue. This venue must be set up and cleaned up by us. Please do your part and clean up after yourself and the area around you.
  • You are expected to be familiar with the WCA Regulations and Guidelines. Article A is most important for speedsolving events
  • If you want a refresher on how to compete or judge you can read the WCA Competition Tutorial

When you arrive you will receive a nametag with your group information on it. If you repeatedly fail to show up for your assignments, we have the grounds to disqualify you from the competition per Article 1 of the Regulations.

  • Spectators (parents, siblings, friends) are allowed to come watch for free. No prior registration required.
  • Flash photography is NOT allowed in the venue as it is very distracting
  • You must NOT talk about scrambles or what specific algorithm(s) you did while the event is still in progress. This is considered cheating and grounds for disqualification (Regulation 2g3)
  • We may use regulation 9p3 for all final rounds. If you are not present when a final starts, you will be withdrawn from that final.
  • Make sure all screens of any cameras or phones you have on the table are facing away from you and do not touch them during the attempt, otherwise this will result in a DNF (Regulation 2i2). Electronic/bluetooth cubes (ex. Giiker cube, GOcube, GAN356i) are not permitted under the same regulation.
  • 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!
  • We are not responsible for your belongings or puzzles. Keep track of your own belongings/puzzles and be respectful of others.
  • You can find live results for the competition on WCA Live. A few days after the competition the results will be uploaded to WCA officially.
  • We reserve the right to alter the schedule in any way. We may alter the number of competitors proceeding to the next round. We may eliminate a round altogether. This all depends on if we run ahead or behind of the planned schedule.
  • Your delegates for this competition are Cady Shields, Jacob Ambrose, and Katie Hull. 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:

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.

If you have any questions after this video, 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. 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 WCA Live. 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. You can click on a tab at the bottom to see groups on a specific day.


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

Q: What are some examples of puzzles that are not allowed?
A: Electronic cubes (such as Giiker or Gan360i), carbon fiber stickers, significantly damaged stickers, faces missing stickers (note: completely stickerless cubes are allowed), cubes missing pieces. Please see Article 3 of the regulations for more details.

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 WCA Live 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, registration have to be approved manually. Make sure you have paid the registration fee. You must also pay to be put on the waitlist. If payment may be an 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 cometitors compete in the same group.

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

Live results can be found on WCA Live.


We will not be using CubeComps.
Results from the competition will be submitted and uploaded officially to WCA within a week after the competition.

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.

This competition is sponsored by

They will provide gift cards to the podium winners of the competition.

Notice Photography: By being in attendance at this competition, competitors, spectators and other attendees consent to images of their likeness being captured and used by the Cubicle in marketing materials and on social media platforms.

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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