The event is held under the WCA Regulations for the 3x3x3 Cube event with changes:
1. During the solve, the competitor must use only oven mitts and the surface to operate the puzzle. Penalty: disqualification of the attempt (DNF).
1.1. If other body parts of the competitor come in contact with the puzzle or parts of the puzzle without the competitor's intention and without applying moves, this is not considered operating the puzzle, at the discretion of the judge.
2. Starting the solve:
2.1. The competitor places their bare fingers onto the timer sensors.
2.2. The competitor must have no physical contact with the oven mitts while starting the solve. Penalty: time penalty (+2 seconds).
2.3. The oven mitts must not touch the timer before starting the timer. Penalty: time penalty (+2 seconds).
2.4. The competitor removes their hands from the timer sensors and then put the oven mitts on to start the solve.
3. Stopping the solve:
3.1. The competitor stops the timer by taking the oven mitts off and placing their bare hands onto the timer sensors. Penalty for stopping with oven mitts: time penalty (+2 seconds).