Vancouver Open Winter 2017

Jan 7, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Convention Centre

1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

It will take place in the West building, meeting rooms 202 to 204

Alvin Yang and Ruotong Wang (王若同)
WCA Delegate
Kristopher De Asis

Alvin Yang


There is a competitor limit of 150 due to venue capacity restrictions.

Main event
Registration period

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Anthony Brooks won with an average of 8.08 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Kevin Hays finished second (9.45) and Dylan Wang finished third (10.88).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Anthony Brooks 7.47 8.08 United States 7.478.188.258.657.80
2x2x2 Cube Ethan Rusnak 1.50 3.03 Canada 2.93DNF1.502.883.27
4x4x4 Cube Kevin Hays 29.68 32.69 United States 40.4135.3830.0332.6629.68
5x5x5 Cube Kevin Hays 52.50 58.60 United States 58.36DNF56.041:01.4152.50
6x6x6 Cube Kevin Hays 1:42.01 1:43.38 United States 1:42.011:43.001:45.14
7x7x7 Cube Kevin Hays 2:27.89 2:34.61 United States 2:27.892:35.792:40.16
Pyraminx Ruotong Wang (王若同) 3.30 4.47 China
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Mo3 10:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Mo3 10:00.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 10:00.00

The following events will be offered at this competition:

  • 2x2x2
  • 3x3x3
  • 4x4x4
  • 5x5x5
  • 6x6x6
  • 7x7x7
  • Pyraminx

Note that the times are tentative and we will try to start things as early as possible to get through the day smoothly.

Start End Event Format Cut-off
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Registration
9:30 AM 10:00 AM Orientation
10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2x2 Average of 5 0:30
11:00 AM 1:00 PM 3x3 - First Round Average of 5
1:00 PM 1:30 PM 6x6 Mean of 3 5:00
1:30 PM 2:00 PM 7x7 Mean of 3 7:00
2:00 PM 2:45 PM 5x5 Average of 5 2:30
2:45 PM 3:15 PM 3x3 - Second Round Average of 5 Top 32
3:15 PM 4:15 PM 4x4 Average of 5 1:15
4:15 PM 5:00 PM Pyraminx Average of 5 0:30
5:00 PM 5:15 PM 3x3 - Final round Average of 5 Top 12
5:15 PM 5:30 PM Draws & Awards
  • For an Average of 5, you must get a solve below the Cut-off time within your first two solves to do the remaining solves.
  • For a Mean of 3 you must get a solve below the Cut-off time on your first solve to do the remaining solves.

The cost for competitors who register online is $20 for the first event. Each additional event will cost $2, up to a maximum of $30.

The competitor limit has been reached, so we will not be accepting walk-on registrants at this competition. Waitlisted competitors will be notified by e-mail if there is available space.

Online registration will close at 11:59 PM (PST) on Tuesday January 3rd, 2017.

The competition will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building (1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC), in meeting rooms 202 to 204. It is within walking distance from Waterfront Station if traveling by public transit.

There is pay-parking available at the venue.

There are many hotels nearby, but we are unable to recommend one as the vacancies in downtown Vancouver are highly variable.

Standard Awards

The top 3 in each event receives a certificate, along with the following prizes exclusively sponsored by the Gold Sponsor -- Gans
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First Place Second Place Third Place
GAN 356 Air Grand Master GAN 356 Air Master GAN 356 Air Advanced

The appreciated sponsor Moyu provided the following prizes
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First Place Second Place Thrid Place
Aofu GT 7X7, Weilong GTS 3x3 Weishi GTS 6x6, Liying 3x3 Weichuang GTS 5x5, Yueying 3x3

The following prizes are exclusively sponsored by Qiyi Mofangge for each event:
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Event First Place Second Place Third Place
2x2 Valk 3, Wuque 4x4 Galaxy Megaminx Magnetic Bell Pyraminx, Ivy Cube
3x3 Valk 3, Wuhua 6x6, Skewb Valk 3, Wushuang 5x5, Wuque 4x4, Ivy Cube
4x4 Valk 3, Wuque 4x4, Magnetic Bell Pyraminx Wuque 4x4 Square-1, Ivy Cube
5x5 Valk 3, Wushuang 5x5, Wuhua 6x6 Wushuang 5x5 Square-1, Ivy Cube
6x6 Valk 3, Wuhua 6x6, Magnetic Bell Pyraminx Wushuang 5x5, Wuque 4x4, Ivy Cube
7x7 Valk 3, Wuhua 6x6, Magnetic Bell Pyraminx Wushuang 5x5, Wuque 4x4, Ivy Cube
Pyraminx Valk 3, Magnetic Bell Pyraminx Magnetic Bell Pyraminx, Skewb Magnetic Bell Pyraminx, Ivy Cube

Overall Performance Awards

The following prizes are given to the top 12 competitors with the overall performance ranking:

GAN 356 Air Grand Master GAN 356 Air Master GAN 356 Air Advanced
Moyu Aofu GT 7x7 Qiyi Thunderclap v2 Qiyi Ivy Cube
Moyu Weishi GTS 6x6 Qiyi Galaxy Megaminx Qiyi Square-1
Moyu Weichuang GTS 5x5 Qiyi Wuque 4x4 Moyu T-shirt
Qiyi Wuhua 6x6 Qiyi Magnetic Bell Pyraminx Moyu Yueying 3x3
Qiyi Wushuang 5x5 Qiyi Skewb Moyu Meiying 3x3
Qiyi Valk 3 Moyu Weilong GTS Moyu MF3s

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.