Nepal Open 2017

Dec 24 - 25, 2017
Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal

DAV Higher Secondary School

Pulchowk - Dhobighat Rd (behind the Central Zoo), Patan 44600, Lalitpur

Prateek Hall


(+977)9861202601, (+977)9860190828, (+977)986046436

Aayush Ranjit, Anup Adhikari, and Kritika KC
WCA Delegate
Ming Zheng (郑鸣)

Pre-registration on WCA website is compulsory. All participants must register online via WCA website.

It's the 2nd Nepal Open, a WCA santioned official competition open to all nationalities. But only Nepalese people can win prizes and titles.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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The base registration fee for this competition is Rs.450 (Nepalese Rupee).
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Surav Krishna Shrestha won with an average of 11.45 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Manjil Karmacharya finished second (12.75) and Avishek Prajapati finished third (13.08).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Surav Krishna Shrestha 10.63 11.45 Nepal 14.1111.9310.6311.7610.65
2x2x2 Cube Samir Bikram Dhami 3.48 3.93 Nepal 4.183.484.103.534.17
4x4x4 Cube Anup Adhikari 39.55 NR 42.85 NR Nepal 44.0342.0242.5146.4239.55
5x5x5 Cube Ming Zheng (郑鸣) 1:29.22 1:33.46 China 1:29.221:32.331:43.201:29.581:38.46
3x3x3 Blindfolded Achyut Kayastha 3:12.04 NR DNF Nepal DNF3:33.703:12.04
3x3x3 One-Handed Avishek Prajapati 18.64 22.31 Nepal 24.7318.7931.6223.4118.64
Megaminx Avishek Prajapati 1:30.74 NR 1:37.12 NR Nepal 1:40.841:43.431:38.441:30.741:32.07
Pyraminx Anup Adhikari 4.02 5.88 Nepal 5.316.304.026.046.85
Skewb Anup Adhikari 4.05 5.73 Nepal 4.864.059.246.316.01
Square-1 Ming Zheng (郑鸣) 16.59 20.03 China 21.8916.5925.4320.2118.00
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
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 3:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 3:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00


Register on the WCA website, which closes at 11:59 PM on 21st Dec, 2017 (Nepal Time, UTC +5:45)

Registration Fees

  1. A base fee of Rs 450 is applicable which includes 1 event. An additional fee of Rs 50 per event will be applicable.
  2. For example. If you compete in 3 events, you pay base fees for 1 event and additional fee for 2 events. So Tota 450 + (2x50)= Rs 550.
  3. All amounts are in Nepali Rupees (Rs).


Payment will be done on the spot from 08:00 to 09:00 hours at the venue. You can pay the organizers in person before the competition if you like.


There will not be any on the spot registration. Make sure you pre-register on the WCA website.

Tentative Schedule

Provisional schedule. Subject to change.

Dec 24

Start Finish Event Format Round Limits
8:00 9:00 Registration & Staff Training
9:00 9:30 Breakfast Break for Staff
9:30 10:00 Introduction & Demostration
10:00 11:00 Megaminx Bo2/Ao5 Combined Final 4min Cutoff, 10min Time Limit
11:00 12:00 3x3 One-handed Bo2/Ao5 Combined First 2min Cutoff, 5min Time Limit
12:00 13:00 4x4 Bo2/Ao5 Combined First 3min Cutoff, 5min Time Limit
13:00 13:30 Square-1 Bo2/Ao5 Combined Final 2min Cutoff, 5min Time Limit
13:30 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 15:00 5x5 Bo2/Ao5 Combined Final 4min Cutoff, 10min Time Limit
15:00 15:30 3x3 Blindfolded Bo3 Final 10min Time Limit
15:30 17:00 Staff Rounds of 2x2, 3x3, Pyraminx, Skewb

Dec 25

Start Finish Event Format Round Limits
8:00 9:00 Registration & Staff Training
9:00 9:30 Introduction & Demostration
9:30 11:00 3x3 Ao5 First 10min Time Limit
11:00 11:30 2x2 Ao5 First 10min Time Limit
11:30 12:00 Skewb Ao5 First 3min Time Limit
12:00 12:30 Pyraminx Ao5 First 3min Time Limit
12:30 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 14:30 3x3 Ao5 Second
14:30 15:00 2x2 Ao5 Second
14:30 15:10 4x4 Ao5 Final
15:10 15:30 3x3 One-handed Ao5 Final
15:30 15:50 Pyraminx Ao5 Final
15:50 16:10 Skewb Ao5 Final
16:10 16:30 2x2 Ao5 Final
16:30 17:00 3x3 Ao5 Final
17:00 17:30 Award Ceremony


The above schedule is tentative. Small changes may be made after the registration or during the course of the competition. If any change is made, it will be clearly announced in the venue and it is recommended to watch out for announcements.

By Air

The nearest and the only International Airport of Nepal, Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) is at a distance of 20-25 minutes by a vehicle. You can easily get a taxi or bus or tootle from airport to Ekantakuna. Contact the organizers for exact details.

By Bus

  1. Since the venue is right behind the central zoo, Its a 5 minute walk from the vehicle stopping point.
  2. Ring Road users can use any Ring road bus and drop at Ekantakuna. After getting down, its a 9-10 minute walk to the venue.
  3. If anyone is from in Valley or out of Valley, then they can come up to Ratnapark and get in a micro van or sajha bus that goes to Jawalakhel.

Easiest Way To Travel

Download TOOTLE app for android, which can take you the venue from any place in KTM for a reasonable price. Its the best option for traveling alone and to get to venue if you are confused.

Detailed Map

You can download app and download central development region offline map for convenience. Contact organizers for any help.

You can use or to find a hotel or hostel for staying.
Please contact the organizers for help regarding accommodation.

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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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