Caltech Fall 2008

Nov 22, 2008
Pasadena, California, United States

California Institute of Technology

1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, California, 91125

Winnett Lounge

Caltech Fall 2008 website
WCA Delegate
Ambie Valdés

Michael Gottlieb


Registration begins at 9:00 am; competition starts at 10:00 am.
Registration fee: $5 for first event + $2 for each additional event

Main event
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Dan Dzoan won with an average of 13.08 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Lucas Garron finished second (13.54) and Leyan Lo finished third (14.88).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Dan Dzoan 11.91 13.08 United States 11.9113.1813.4814.4112.59
2x2x2 Cube Lucas Garron 5.30 5.83 Germany 5.305.656.066.365.77
4x4x4 Cube Michael Gottlieb 48.55 58.52 United States 53.4048.551:02.411:06.8559.76
5x5x5 Cube Michael Gottlieb 1:27.03 1:33.18 United States 1:36.681:28.001:34.861:27.031:44.64
3x3x3 Blindfolded Leyan Lo 1:17.03 DNF United States 1:17.03DNFDNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Dan Dzoan 18.05 22.55 United States 21.9721.6818.0524.0024.27
Clock Lucas Garron 10.19 12.03 Germany 10.1912.9412.95
Square-1 Takao Hashimoto (橋本貴夫) 21.59 22.71 NR Japan 23.0621.5923.47
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube Final Ao5
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Clock Final Mo3
Square-1 First round Mo3
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.