Negros Speedcubing Open III 2018

Jul 15, 2018
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

CityMall Goldenfields

Goldenfield South Side, Bacolod City Negros Occidental

Event Area (Ground Floor)

Organization team
Jay Benedict Alfaras and John Edison Ubaldo
WCA Delegates
Jay Benedict Alfaras and John Edison Ubaldo

This is the third installed of Negros Speedcubing Open considered as the yearly anniversary celebration of the birth of speedcubing in the province of Negros Occidental. Only 3x3x3 events will be held at this competition.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is ₱250 (Philippine Peso).

Registration fee is 250 good for 2 events. 50 pesos shall be added for additional event(s). Payment is needed before registrations via the WCA website are approved. Here are the steps to secure your slots for the competition:

  1. Register via the WCA website.
  2. Wait for an email regarding payment details.
  3. Settle the registration fee as instructed on the email.
  4. Submit the payment receipt as instructed via email.

Only the first 80 receipt submissions will be accepted and allowed to compete on event day. Payment deadline and online registration may close earlier if the competitor limit is reached quickly. Registration payment is non-refundable.

NOTE: If the limit is not reached before the registration deadline, we will accept walk-in registrants up to the number of remaining slots. Walk-in registration is 350php, good for 2 events. 50 pesos shall be added for additional event(s)

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Jay Benedict Alfaras won with an average of 8.75 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ace Djun T. Aguirre Jr. finished second (9.63) and John Edison Ubaldo finished third (10.68).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Jay Benedict Alfaras 5.87 8.75 Philippines 10.167.605.878.5013.47
4x4x4 Cube Jay Benedict Alfaras 33.04 33.98 Philippines 33.0434.7733.6439.1133.53
3x3x3 Blindfolded John Gabriel Uy 6:44.37 DNF Philippines DNF6:50.536:44.37
3x3x3 Fewest Moves John Edison Ubaldo 31 35.00 Philippines 423132
3x3x3 One-Handed Ace Djun T. Aguirre Jr. 15.09 16.33 Philippines 15.0918.1215.8716.5316.59
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
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded 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 < 40.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
Time Event Round Format Cut-off Time Limit
7:30 - 8:40 AM 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 1 Final Mean of 3 60 minutes
8:40 - 9:50 AM 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 2 Final Mean of 3 60 minutes
9:50 - 11:00 AM 3x3x3 Fewest Moves Attempt 3 Final Mean of 3 60 minutes
11:00 - 12:00 AM 3x3x3 Cube First Round Average of 5 10 minutes
12:00 - 1:00 PM L U N C H / Multi - BLD
1:00 - 2:00 PM 3x3x3 One-Handed Combined First Best of 2 / Average of 5 40 seconds 10 minutes
2:00 - 3:00 PM 4x4x4 Cube Combined First Best of 2 / Average of 5 1 minute 10 minutes
3:00 - 3:45 PM 3x3x3 Cube Second Round Average of 5 10 minutes
3:45 - 4:30 PM 3x3x3 One-Handed Second Round Average of 5 10 minutes
4:30 - 5:00 PM 3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Best of 3 10 minutes
5:00 - 5:30 PM 4x4x4 Cube Final Average of 5 10 minutes
5:30 - 6:15 PM 3x3x3 One-Handed Final Average of 5 10 minutes
6:15 - 7:00 PM 3x3x3 Cube Head-To-Head Final Average of 5 10 minutes
7:00 - 8:00 PM Awarding of Winners

Please see regulation A1a for the concept Time Limit.

Tentative Event: 3x3x3 Multi-Blind

NOTE: 2nd round and Final of some events maybe canceled if the event gets behind as scheduled.

Event Number of Rounds Qualifiers to 2nd Round Qualifiers to Finals
3x3x3 Cube 3 Top 75% Top 8
3x3x3 One-Handed 3 Top 75% Top 8
3x3x3 Blindfolded 1
4x4x4 Cube 2 Top 8
3x3x3 Fewest Moves 1


All newcomers are required to read WCA First-time Competitor Guide document to familiarize yoruself of the popular WCA regulations used to govern WCA competitions. Additionally, please watch this competitor tutorial by WCA Senior Delegate Kit Clement of the USA.


When you arrive at the competition venue, kindly follow the following steps:
1. Head to the registration table and sign on the competitor masterlist.
2. Get your Competitor Envelope which contains your Certificate of Participation, Event Schedule and grouping/officiating Team Assignment. You will be assigned to officiate at some point during the competition so be sure to take note of your assignement to avoid being disqualified. As per WCA Regulation 1e2, all competitors must be ready to officiate when called or assigned to. Declining such assginment merits disqualification at the discretion of the WCA Delegate.
3. Go inside the venue hall and wait for the competition to start.



(To Follow)

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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