Frozen Lake Minnesota 2023

Feb 11, 2023
Duluth, Minnesota, United States

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802

Paulucci Hall

Organization team
Midwest Cubing Association and Zach Calin
WCA Delegates
Carter Kucala and Walker Welch
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We are holding Kilominx as an extra event at this competition. For more information, read the Extra Event: Kilominx tab.

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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
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Brian Johnson won with an average of 6.96 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Nathan Phillips finished second (7.92) and Carter Kucala finished third (8.44).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Brian Johnson 6.61 6.96 United States 6.896.616.998.716.99
4x4x4 Cube Brian Johnson 24.84 28.67 United States 29.4524.9724.8431.5932.27
6x6x6 Cube Nathan Phillips 1:40.99 1:42.15 United States 1:40.991:41.241:44.23
3x3x3 One-Handed Brian Johnson 10.09 12.09 United States 12.1012.6812.8111.4910.09
Megaminx Brian Johnson 41.39 45.85 United States 47.6341.3948.8944.3445.57
Pyraminx Simon Kellum 1.99 2.33 United States 2.492.262.251.992.56
Skewb Simon Kellum 1.50 2.37 United States 1.802.742.572.941.50
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 75% advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (February 11, 2023)

From 07:45 AM
To 08:20 AM
Paulucci Hall
From 08:20 AM
To 08:45 AM
New Competitor Tutorial
Paulucci Hall
From 08:45 AM
To 10:00 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Paulucci Hall
Time limit
Top 75% advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 10:45 AM
Skewb First round
Paulucci Hall
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:30 AM
Pyraminx First round
Paulucci Hall
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:30 PM
Paulucci Hall
From 11:30 AM
To 12:00 PM
Extra Event: Kilominx
Paulucci Hall
From 12:30 PM
To 01:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Paulucci Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
From 01:30 PM
To 02:10 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Paulucci Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 02:10 PM
To 03:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Paulucci Hall
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:50 PM
Megaminx Final
Paulucci Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 03:50 PM
To 04:40 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Paulucci Hall
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
From 04:40 PM
To 05:00 PM
Skewb Final
Paulucci Hall
Time limit
From 05:00 PM
To 05:20 PM
Pyraminx Final
Paulucci Hall
Time limit
From 05:20 PM
To 05:40 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Paulucci Hall
Time limit
From 05:40 PM
To 06:10 PM
Paulucci Hall
From 06:10 PM
To 06:40 PM
Paulucci Hall


New Competitors:

-Before the competition, watch this great video made by WCA Senior Delegate Kit Clement with the basics of how it all works.
-Also check out this written tutorial on the WCA website to learn about the procedures for competing and judging.
-We encourage first time competitors to test out the timing equipment before your first attempt! Feel free to ask a staff member how competing works.
-The competitors will be split up into groups for competing. You will be assigned a group, which you can find on the Groups Tab.
-On the day of the competition when your group number is called you bring your puzzle up and put it on a scorecard with your name on it and wait in the competitor waiting area until your name is called.
-It's a good idea to arrive before the scheduled time for your event because if you are not there for the last call you might not be allowed to compete.
-Read the "All Competitors" information below.

All Competitors:

-Be familiar with the WCA Regulations!
-We are going to need all the help we can get from volunteers throughout the day to make the competition run well. You may judge in any group that you aren't competing during, in addition to your assigned judging!
-Information about assigned judging will be available around the room; you will be assigned one group of helping for each event you are competing in.
-Parents and spectators are welcome to judge too, it's a great way to have a new experience and be more involved with the event, other than competing!
-If you do not know how to judge all of the staff members are more than happy to teach you.
-Flash photography is NOT allowed because it is very distracting to people while they are solving.
-You must NOT talk about the scrambles of an event while it is still in progress (2g3).
-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 (2i2).
-Please treat the venue with respect, pick up any trash, keep track of your puzzles, and respect other people's puzzles.

We will provide a judging tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of the 3x3 Speedsolving event. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help. We hope that this system will fairly divide up the judging of the competition and make the competition run smoothly for all.

Schedule Changes and Rounds:

-Be aware of regulation A1a3: if we are lacking volunteers or the competition begins to fall behind schedule, we reserve the right to make the limits stricter as needed. We don't want that to happen, so please consider helping out when you aren't competing!
-In regards to later rounds, be aware of regulation 9p3. If you won't be present for a further round you made it to please let us know so we can drop you and move someone else into the round; similarly, if you aren't present when the further round begins we may assume that to be your withdrawal and drop you so the next competitor in the rankings can compete.

By registering for this competition, you agree that you understand all the information presented in this tab, will abide by all the COVID-19 restrictions placed on this competition, and acknowledge the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other disease in attending an event of this scale.

  • Masks are optional, but encouraged
  • Attendees should maintain a minimum of 3ft from others whenever possible.
  • If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. - do not attend this competition.
  • If you have had a positive COVID-19 test or prolonged exposure to someone with the virus within 14 days prior to the competition, do not attend.
  • The competition may be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation in Minnesota and/or the US progresses.

Note: The COVID safety restrictions may change if cases increase or decrease in Minnesota and/or the US.

Results can be found here.

Kilominx will be held as an unofficial event at this competition. This means that results will not be recorded in WCA's rankings. However, the organization team will have the results posted on a competition tab after the competition.

Event Information:
Competitor Limit: 16
Format: Average of 5 (with a Best of 2 cutoff)
Cutoff: 1:30
Time Limit: 2:30

Only competitors who are officially registered for the competition's official events may compete in Kilominx. Once your registration is accepted for the official competition, please email Zach Calin ( to register for the extra event. You can find the current registrations here.

The same SpeedCubeShop gift cards that podium winners will recieve for all official events will also be given for podium winners for Kilominx.

There will be a waiting list for competitors who would like to compete in Kilominx. If the 16 competitor spots have filled at the time that you register for this event, you will be put onto the waiting list. If a competitor who was signed up for the event does not show up to the competition or chooses not to compete in Kilominx, competitors from the waiting list will be moved to the competitor list. The first people to be added to the waiting list will be the first to be moved to the competitor list.

This competition is sponsored by SpeedCubeShop! They will be giving out gift cards for competitors on the podiums at this competition. The competitors on the podiums will get the following gift cards:

1st Place - $20
2nd Place - $15
3rd Place - $10

These gift cards will also be given out to competitors on the podium for our extra event, Kilominx.

If you are looking to stay the night before or after the competition, there are multiple options for hotels, Visit this link to look for hotels in the area, or consider the following hotels:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Duluth Waterfront - Link
South Pier Inn - Link
The Inn on Lake Superior - Link

The DECC has a $10 parking fee. To reach the Paulucci Hall room, enter through Door D on the skywalk level, walk down the stairs in the lobby, and the room will be directly behind the exit doors. You can find more information here.

Group assignments for this competition can be found here.

For each event at this competition, competitors will have an assigned group that they are competing in. Each event will be split up into a set amount of groups, which will help the competition run more smoothly. Competitors may also be assigned to help out by judging, running, or scrambling in groups that they are not competing in. If you are new and don't know how to do these helping assignments, you will likely learn how to do them during the New Competitor Tutorial, or you may ask the organizer, delegates, or other competitors to teach you how to do these assignments.

Competitors will also recieve a lanyard with a card showing them all of their competing and helping assignments, which will be available at registration the morning of the competition. All competitors will be required to wear their lanyards throughout the day of the competition.

Live results for this competition will be shown on WCA Live when the competition is in progress. Here, you can see your official results and the results of other competitors as the competition progresses. You can also see if you have progressed to the next round of your events, or if you are on the podium for any of your events.

If you register for the competition, but the competitor limit has been reached, you will be put onto the waiting list. The first to pay for their registration will be the first to be added to the waiting list, and the list will be in the order of who pays first. You must pay the registration fee to be added to the waiting list. The first to be added to the waiting list will be the first to be moved to the competitor list if a competitor deletes their registration. If you do not make it off of the waiting list and onto the competitor list before Saturday, the 4th of February at 11;59 PM , you may delete your registration and will be refunded 90% of the registration fee.

The Waiting List can be found Here.

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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