World Inter-University Cube Relay 2012-2013
This year's event has concluded. See you next year!
Universities have long been centers of competitive cubing, and many top cubers are university students. The question is natural: Which university has the best cubing team in the world?
This unofficial contest is inspired by a relay event held at Tokyo University Open 2011: see the video. Following a proposal by the WCA delegate, Kei Suga, and a push by Tyson Mao, we are holding a worldwide inter-university cubing relay competition under a common set of rules. You are encouraged to include this as an unofficial event in official WCA competitions.
By submitting your result, you indicate your compliance to the following rules. The video should clarify the rules.
- You must compete under some institution of education. We expect this to be mostly universities, but high schools or even middle schools may compete.
- A university (or high school or middle school) may send multiple teams. In this case, list the university as Berkeley A, Berkeley B, etc.
- Each team must consist of 4 (different) cubers who will solve 4 cubes in a relay, one after another.
- Every member competing under an institution must be a currently enrolled (undergraduate or graduate, not alumnus) student or faculty (post doc, instructor, professor, etc) employed by the university.
- No cuber may compete under multiple institutions or in multiple teams.
- Alums are still encouraged to form unofficial teams and submit!
- The format is best of 1. This one attempt must be videotaped and made available to the organizer, preferably on YouTube.
- At any given time, only one cuber may turn at only one cube. Don't try anything tricky.
- The team has 1 inspection period of 15 seconds, during which time all four cubers are allowed to inspect their cube.
- The first cuber should start the timer by the end of the inspection period. The other cubers may not continue to touch the cube. (They can look at the cube since I don't see how I can stop this.)
- After finishing their respective solve, the first three cubers must high-ten (or low-ten) the next cuber before the next cuber can start.
- Don't be idiots! This is an unofficial contest.
This is the only set of scrambles for the 2012-2013 school year. Cuber n must use scramble n. Pdf.
- R2 D B2 D L2 F2 R2 U B D' L' B U' L U2 B F' L2 U' R2
- B R2 F2 D2 L2 F' D2 U2 B L B' L' D' F2 R B' R2 U B' R'
- R2 F2 U2 L' U2 L2 B2 D2 R' U' B' F' U2 L B' R2 B R' U B'
- D' F2 D2 F2 U L2 U L2 F' R' U B2 F' U2 R' B' D' B2 R2