Caltech Winter 2012

Feb 11, 2012
Pasadena, California, United States

California Institute of Technology

1200 E California Blvd

Winnett Lounge

Caltech Winter 2012 website

Michael Young

Michael Young
WCA Delegate
Michael Young

The cost of registration is $6 for the first, plus $2 for each event past the first. The fee is doubled if not pre-registered by November 12. $1 per competitor goes to the WCA.

Main event
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Edward Lin won with an average of 10.58 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Phillip Espinoza finished second (10.79) and Jeremy Fleischman finished third (12.32).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Edward Lin 8.84 10.58 United States 12.6210.5310.5310.698.84
2x2x2 Cube Edward Lin 2.44 2.79 United States 3.023.502.442.592.77
4x4x4 Cube Edward Lin 41.02 46.92 United States 49.2746.0345.4741.02DNF
3x3x3 Blindfolded Weston Mizumoto 1:20.91 DNF United States DNF1:20.91DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Phillip Espinoza 12.06 15.89 United States 21.5812.0616.6114.6116.44
Square-1 Takao Hashimoto (橋本貴夫) 15.75 18.39 Japan 18.8119.0317.3222.0515.75
Magic Takao Hashimoto (橋本貴夫) 1.19 1.30 Japan 1.311.191.25DNF1.33
Master Magic James Hamory 2.91 3.03 United States 3.062.93DNF3.092.91
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5

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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