Flen New Year's Blind 2017

Jan 14, 2017
Flen, Sweden

Aktivitetshuset Skjortan

Drottninggatan 24, 64237, Flen

Lilla Manschetten, on the second floor.



Daniel Wallin and Lovisa Eriksson
WCA Delegate
Anders Berggren

A competition focused on blindsolving. Participation fee: 100 SEK. Registration is not accepted until the registration fee is paid. See the "payment" tab for more information about how to pay the registration fee. Foreigners may pay the registration fee at the competition. There will be a limit of 40 competitors for 3x3. All other events will not have a competitor limit. Registration closes on the 8th of January. See the other tabs for more information.

Main event
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The base registration fee for this competition is 100 kr (Swedish Krona).
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Daniel Wallin won with an average of 9.13 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Joel Ulin finished second (10.07) and Anders Berggren finished third (10.42).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Daniel Wallin 7.99 9.13 Sweden 9.987.998.8311.718.59
3x3x3 Blindfolded Benjamin Meco 1:08.42 DNF Sweden 1:32.46DNF1:08.42
Megaminx Daniel Wallin 1:01.09 1:04.22 Sweden 1:08.711:02.221:01.741:09.481:01.09
4x4x4 Blindfolded Daniel Wallin 6:07.96 DNF Sweden 6:07.96DNFDNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Daniel Wallin 14:22.00 DNF Sweden 14:44.00DNF14:22.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Daniel Wallin 9/11 48:12 Sweden 9/11 48:12
3x3x3 With Feet Daniel Wallin 49.98 1:02.65 Sweden 1:18.6859.2949.98
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
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00
Final Bo3 10:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
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
3x3x3 With Feet First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:00.00
Final Mo3 10:00.00

Registration is made through this website and closes on the 8th of January. The registration fee is set to 100 SEK. Swedish competitors have to pay this fee in advance to the following bank account. Bank: Ica-Banken. Bank account number: 9272 103 407 3. There is also a possibility to pay this fee through Swish to the following number: 0723244651. Your registration will not be accepted before we have recieved your payment. Remember to write either your name or WCA-ID as a comment to your transfer. Non-swedish competitors may pay the registration fee at the competition venue.

There is a hostel in Flen called Idrottsgården. Information about the hostel can be found through the following link: http://idrottsgarden.webnode.se/ Bookings are made through their website, or by phone: +46 157 12851. There are other hostels and hotels surrounding Flen. Chech booking.com or a similar website for available rooms and booking.

Many supermarkets are located close to the venue, in the city center. A pizzeria and a few restaurants and are also located at the city center, about 700 meters away from the venue.

Groupings will be announced before the event begins.

09:40 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 11:10 5x5 BLD, Final, Time limit: 30 min/attempt and maximum of 60 min for all attempts.
11:10 - 11:55 Megaminx, Comb. Final, Cut-off: 3:00, Time-Limit: 5:00.
11:55 - 12:30 3x3 BLD, 1st Round, Time-limit: 10:00 Top-4 to Final.
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Hand in cubes for Multi BLD before 12:30)
13:30 - 14:40 3x3 Multi BLD, Final, Time-limit: 10 min/cube or maximum of 60 min for the attempt.
14:40 - 15:25 3x3, 1st Round, Time-limit: 10:00, Top-20 to Semifinal.
15:25 - 15:55 3x3 Feet, Comb. 1st Round, Cut-off: 3:00, Time-limit: 5:00, Top-4 to Final.
15:55 - 17:05 4x4 BLD, Final, Time-limit: 30 min/attempt and maximum of 60 min for all attempts.
17:05 - 17:40 3x3, Semifinal, Top-8 to Final.
17:40 - 17:55 3x3 Feet, Final.
17:55 - 18:20 3x3 BLD, Final.
18:20 - 18:35 3x3, Final.
18:40 - 18:50 Prize Ceremony.


Main roads 55 and 57 go through Flen, which you access from the E4 and E20 roads. Head against the city center in the roundabout close to the petrol stations. Follow “Södra Kungsgatan” until you drive over the railroad for the second time. Then take the first left onto “Drottninggatan”. Continue 1 kilometer, and you will have the venue on your right. Car parking is available in front of the venue, and 100 meter further down the road at “Hammarvallen”.


Take the train to Flen station. The venue is then 700 meters away from the station. Walk through the tunnel under the railway. It is not marked on some of the maps. Competitors from Stockholm travel with the train leaving from Stockholm main station 08:29 arriving in Flen 09:26 on Saturday. They leave with the train departing 19:17 and arrive in Stockholm 21:09 after a transit in Eskilstuna. Booking is made through www.sj.se

The official sponsor of the competition is Cuboss!
Cuboss is a swedish online store selling rubik's cubes and other related products. They have good prices, fast shipping and great service. Cuboss will sponsor with gift-cards to the winning competitors in every event worth 100 SEK to be used on their online store, www.cuboss.se. The competitors who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in 3x3 will earn a gift-card worth 300, 200 and 100 SEK respectively.


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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