Berkeley Spring competition 2008

Apr 26, 2008
Berkeley, California, United States

Berkeley University of California


101 and 102 Moffitt Library

Berkeley Spring competition 2008 website

Berkeley Cube Club

WCA Delegate
Dan Dzoan
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Dan Dzoan won with an average of 12.92 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Leyan Lo finished second (13.94) and Darren Kwong finished third (14.79).

North American records: Michael Gottlieb‎ 4x4x4 Cube 1:00.26 (average); Nick Young‎ Square-1 20.94 (single) and Square-1 26.40 (average).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Dan Dzoan 12.15 12.92 United States 13.1517.2812.1513.2812.34
4x4x4 Cube Michael Gottlieb 53.41 1:00.26 NAR United States 1:05.411:02.0955.2753.411:03.41
5x5x5 Cube Michael Gottlieb 1:41.50 1:44.07 United States 1:45.961:42.211:44.031:48.721:41.50
3x3x3 Blindfolded Shelley Chang 1:23.96 DNF United States 1:23.961:53.00DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Brian Kim 38 United States 38
3x3x3 One-Handed Dan Dzoan 23.77 25.30 United States 25.0930.0223.9126.9123.77
Square-1 Nick Young 20.94 NAR 26.40 NAR United States 24.4120.9433.86
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 5:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Square-1 Final Mo3

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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