United States National Championships 2011

Aug 12 - 14, 2011
Columbus, Ohio, United States

The Ohio Union at Ohio State University

1739 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

Grand Ballroom

United States National Championships 2011 website
WCA Delegate
Tyson Mao (毛台勝)

US 2011 Organizational Team


The competition is open to all competitors of all nationalities. Registration is available on this website. No experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors should be familiar with the regulations. The competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience and skill with the Rubik's Cube, but certain event-based time limits will be in place. The competition is free to spectators and guests. Media personnel should contact the organizational staff regarding media opportunities.

Main event
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Breandan Vallance won with an average of 9.91 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Dan Cohen finished second (10.13) and Kevin Hays finished third (10.36).

World records: Ernie Pulchny‎ Master Magic 1.75 (average); Kevin Hays‎ 6x6x6 Cube 2:02.31 (single) and 6x6x6 Cube 2:09.03 (average).

African records: Emile Compion‎ 3x3x3 Cube 13.36 (single), 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 34 (single), and 3x3x3 Multi-Blind 1/2 18:30 (single).

North American records: Dan Cohen‎ 4x4x4 Cube 39.16 (average), 4x4x4 Cube 32.56 (single), 4x4x4 Cube 38.59 (average), and 5x5x5 Cube 1:10.42 (average); David Woner‎ Clock 8.44 (average); Kevin Hays‎ 7x7x7 Cube 3:45.23 (average); Rowe Hessler‎ Megaminx 58.59 (single); Taylor Cookmeyer‎ Megaminx 1:06.22 (average); Weston Mizumoto‎ 3x3x3 One-Handed 15.16 (average).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Breandan Vallance 9.21 9.91 United Kingdom 9.33DNF9.219.7810.63
2x2x2 Cube Anthony Brooks 2.53 2.96 United States 4.153.382.532.632.88
4x4x4 Cube Dan Cohen 32.56 NAR 38.59 NAR United States 41.8833.7742.4132.5640.13
5x5x5 Cube Dan Cohen 1:04.44 1:10.42 NAR United States 1:05.681:15.131:04.441:13.611:11.97
6x6x6 Cube Dan Cohen 2:18.34 2:31.07 United States 2:25.562:18.342:49.30
7x7x7 Cube Kevin Hays 3:43.27 NR 3:45.23 NAR United States 3:43.273:48.553:43.86
3x3x3 Blindfolded Chester Lian 55.78 DNF Malaysia 55.78DNFDNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Hongfei Tian (田洪飞) 29 China 29DNF
Tim Reynolds 29 United States 3529
3x3x3 One-Handed Weston Mizumoto 15.06 16.75 United States 16.9716.9022.2216.3815.06
Clock David Woner 8.58 9.74 United States DNF8.9010.1610.168.58
Megaminx Taylor Cookmeyer 1:03.16 1:08.26 United States 1:04.781:03.161:09.711:12.591:10.28
Pyraminx Felix Lee 3.33 5.36 United States 7.093.334.447.964.55
Square-1 Andrew Nelson 15.08 17.42 United States 15.0818.3416.7817.13DNF
4x4x4 Blindfolded Chester Lian 7:19.06 DNF Malaysia DNF7:19.06DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Mike Hughey 14:26.00 DNF United States 14:41.0014:26.00DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Chester Lian 15/18 57:08 Malaysia 14/18 59:3215/18 57:08
3x3x3 With Feet Felix Lee 1:09.75 1:19.10 United States 1:09.751:26.841:20.72
Magic Casey Dech 1.25 1.45 United States DNF1.381.311.651.25
Master Magic Ernie Pulchny 2.06 2.27 United States 2.162.362.062.303.27

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 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.