CubingUSA Nationals 2017
CubingUSA Nationals 2017 (sometimes referred to as US Nationals 2017, often shortened to US Nats 2017 or Nats 2017) was a United States national speedcubing championship held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana from 7 July 2017 to 9 July 2017, delegated by James Hildreth and Tim Reynolds.
- Max Park won the national title for 3x3x3 Cube champion, 4x4x4 Cube champion, 5x5x5 Cube champion, and 3x3x3 One-Handed champion
- Daniel Rose-Levine won the national title for 2x2x2 Cube champion
- Kevin Hays won the national title for 6x6x6 Cube champion and 7x7x7 Cube champion
- Jeff Park won the national title for 3x3x3 Blindfolded champion
- Mark Boyanowski won the national title for 3x3x3 Fewest Moves champion and 3x3x3 Multi-Blind champion
- Joshua Feran won the national title for Clock champion
- Andy Denney won the national title for Megaminx champion
- Drew Brads won the national title for Pyraminx champion
- Cale Schoon won the national title for Skewb champion and 5x5x5 Blindfolded champion
- Eva Kato won the national title for Square-1 champion
- Bill Wang won the national title for 4x4x4 Blindfolded champion
- Kevin Hays got a NAR for 7x7x7 Cube single with a time of 2:16.64, and for 7x7x7 Cube average with a time of 2:23.49
- Max Park got a NAR for 4x4x4 Cube average with a time of 24.25, for 5x5x5 Cube single twice with times of 46.05 and 45.95, and for 5x5x5 Cube average twice with times of 49.49 and 49.15
- Gianfranco Huanqui got a SAR for 4x4x4 Blindfolded single with a time of 2:48.14
Seminars and Unofficial Competitions
- Can the Student Surpass the Teacher? (Gianfranco Huanqui)
- One Small Step for Magnets -- One Giant Leap for Cubing (Chris Tran)
- All About Cube Timers (Tristan Wright)
There were two unofficial events at CubingUSA Nationals 2017
The Sail Challenge was a tournament-style racing event similar to the GuanLong Challenge in which the top 16 competitors interested in the challenge in the first round of 3x3x3 were given 5 minutes to prepare a QiYi Sail with provided lubrication and tensioning. After the 5 minutes, the competitors went head-to-head in a bracket-style, best-of-1 formatted competition lasting four rounds.
In each, sets of 2 competitors raced against each other with their Sails. The loser of each pair had to give their Sail to the winner, and the Sails they accumulated from winning previous rounds also had to be solved along with their original Sail. The winner of the final round won all 16 Sails and was given a US$50 gift card to TheCubicle.us.
The winner of the Sail Challenge was Daniel Karnaukh with a time of 1:26.26 with 8 QiYi Sails.
The Thunderclap Challenge was a tournament-style racing event similar to the GuanLong Challenge and Sail Challenge, except only the top 8 winners from the first round of the Sail Challenge and another 8 competitors could opt into the Thunderclap Challenge, there was no inspection time, and competitors were split into two teams: Team A with the slower solvers and Team B with the faster solvers. Competitors from Team A went against competitors from Team B in pairs in a bracket-style format. Competitors in Team A would give 5-second standard hand scrambles for their Team B opponent, while competitors in Team B would give 20-second scrambles that could include flipped edges, twisted corners, hand scrambling, and swapped pieces on the cube (center caps could be switched in the first round but not in the following rounds).
Like the GuanLong Challenge and Sail Challenge, there were 5 minutes to set up the cube with lubricants and tensioning, and there were four rounds in which the losers had to give their Thunderclap(s) to the winner which would be used in the following round.
The winner of the Thunderclap Challenge was Drew Brads.
- Phillip Lewicki's Nats 2017 Video
- 3x3x3 Final Round on TheCubicle.us's channel
- 3x3x3 Final Round on Chris Olson's channel
- Sail Challenge
- Thunderclap Challenge