US Nationals 2015

Recent News:
7/27 - Discounted admission (save 25%) to the Bill Gladwell show is offered: book using the discount code USNATS2015.
7/27 - The Guanlong Challenge sponsored by has been announced.
7/20 - Seminar speakers and topics have been announced here.
7/5 - Announcing the (unofficial) Smart Egg and Mosaic Building competitions!
7/1 - Registration for unofficial events is now open. Click here to register, and note that unofficial event registration closes on July 24th.
6/29 - Registration is now closed. We have 479 registered competitors!
6/27 - Last chance to register! Don't forget to register and pay by Sunday night at midnight EDT if you plan to compete. Your registration is not complete until your name appears here.

July 31 - August 2, 2015

Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort
40 Folly Field Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Please note that the resort is currently sold out. Some rooms may open at the resort in the future due to cancelations, however we advise booking at a different nearby hotel or resort on the island.  See the travel page for information on nearby hotels.

We are pleased to announce that Hilton Head Island, SC will be the location for US Nationals 2015. Please note that, because Hilton Head Island is a popular summer travel destination, you may have trouble finding accomodations if you do not book in advance. We strongly encourage competitors to make their travel plans and hotel reservations early. We will not be able to give you a refund if you are unable to find a hotel room. Please see the travel page for more information.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  If your name does not appear on the competitor registration list, then you will not be able to compete.  Sorry, but we can't make any exceptions.


About the Competition: 

This competition is recognized as an official World Cube Association competition. Therefore, all competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations. If you are new to competing, you may want to look at CubingUSA's Competitor Tutorial.

The United States National Championships dates back to 2004, and has since become the largest competition in the United States with nearly 500 competitors attending in 2014. The competition attracts the fastest American speedcubers, as well as many top international competitors, and many National and World Records are set every year.

The competition is open to all competitors of all nationalities. No experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors should be familiar with the regulations. The competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience and skill with the Rubik's Cube, but certain event-based time limits will be in place as explained on the events tab. Media personnel should contact the organizational staff regarding media opportunities.

Past US National Champions:

Year Name Winning Average Location Venue Competitors
2014 Collin Burns 8.32 seconds Jersey City, NJ Liberty Science Center 497
2013 Andy Smith 9.73 seconds Las Vegas, NV Riviera Hotel & Casino 580
2012 Andrew Ricci 9.55 seconds Las Vegas, NV Riviera Hotel & Casino 259
2011 Dan Cohen 10.13 seconds Columbus, OH The Ohio State University 204
2010 Rowe Hessler 10.93 seconds Cambridge, MA Massachusetts Institute of Technology 227
2009 Rowe Hessler 11.64 seconds Stanford, CA Stanford University 135
2008 Andrew Kang 12.97 seconds Atlanta, GA Underground Atlanta 104
2007 Ryan Patricio 14.92 seconds Chicago, IL Chicago Cultural Center 70
2006 Leyan Lo 15.50 seconds San Francisco, CA Exploratorium 85
2004 Jon Morris 20.06 seconds Pasadena, CA California Institute of Technology 48