Nanaimo Back to School 2022

Sep 17, 2022
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Beban Park, Nanaimo, BC

2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC

This event will be held in the Auditorium.


Speedcubing Canada and Tanja Crowie
WCA Delegates
Kevin Matthews and Vianne Chang
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We're excited to welcome new and experienced cubers to Nanaimo, B.C., for the Nanaimo Back to School 2022 cubing competition. It's been a little while since we've seen cubing competitions in B.C., and we're thrilled to be one of the teams bringing cubers back together again to compete, connect, and have fun!

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Note: there is of course the possibility that we will need to increase safety precautions. Please be aware that changes may be needed. An email will be sent out to registered competitors about significant changes if any are needed.

We look forward to a full house of 65 competitors!

Spectators can attend for free. Being mindful of space, we ask that no competitor brings more than 2 guests.

Finally, please note that we may run ahead of or behind schedule - for events in the afternoon (4x4x4 and onwards), please be ready at least 30 minutes in advance just in case.

Main event
Registration period

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 65 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (Canadian Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

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Registration is first come, first served based on the order of when payment is received. Once the competitor limit has been reached, a waitlist opens. This waitlist will be maintained for those who secure waitlist registration by making payment in the event a competitor vacancy opens up.
Competitors will be accepted from the waitlist in the order that they paid.
Competitors who do not make it off of the waitlist will receive a 100% refund shortly before the competition starts.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Newken Nguyen won with an average of 8.51 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ethan Rusnak finished second (8.75) and Diego Moy finished third (8.93).

3x3x3 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Newken Nguyen 7.81 8.51 Canada 7.818.0612.818.648.82
2 Ethan Rusnak 6.53 8.75 Canada 10.937.979.718.586.53
3 Diego Moy 8.52 8.93 Canada 8.6510.518.529.608.53

2x2x2 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Yanchen Zhu (朱彦臣) 1.07 2.30 China 1.072.782.333.621.78
2 Newken Nguyen 1.52 2.68 Canada 1.522.26DNF2.243.55
3 Eeshir Pannun 3.17 3.56 Canada 3.173.483.72DNF3.48

4x4x4 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Ethan Rusnak 32.76 39.54 Canada 32.7640.0340.7040.0238.57
2 Jack Anderson 34.93 39.57 United States 36.6134.9353.6546.3635.75
3 Kenny Zhong 35.46 40.92 Canada 38.4046.3845.3735.4638.98

3x3x3 Blindfolded

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Kevin Matthews 27.84 33.20 Canada 35.2336.5327.84
2 Ethan Rusnak 48.88 53.63 Canada 53.0758.9448.88
3 Jayce Li 57.20 DNF Canada DNF1:18.5957.20


# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Diego Moy 2.58 3.69 Canada 2.583.983.763.603.71
2 Aedan Loughran 3.77 4.22 Canada 3.945.424.184.533.77
3 Newken Nguyen 3.99 4.91 Canada 5.174.689.193.994.87


# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Yanchen Zhu (朱彦臣) 2.26 2.75 China 2.564.803.332.262.37
2 Levi de Greeff 4.90 5.90 Canada 5.796.314.906.045.88
3 Daniel Ahokas 4.04 6.13 Canada 5.486.984.047.305.92
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