August Bank Holiday Competition 2018

Aug 25 - 26, 2018
Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Hazelwick School

Hazelwick Mill Ln, Crawley RH10 1SX

Main Hall

Organization team
Adam Greenwood, Andrew Coghill, Ronald Mansveld, and Zak Walters
WCA Delegates
Daniel Sheppard and James Molloy

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Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 180 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is £14.95 (British Pound).

Make sure to register and pay for the competition to be accepted.

If registration is full by the time you pay you will be on the waiting list. If you do not make the competitor list by the time the competition happens then you will get a full refund.

If you can no longer attend, let us know as soon as possible through the contact link on the General Info page. We often have waiting lists so letting us know you cannot attend allows us to add another person to the competition. By not telling us you are denying someone a chance to compete.

If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a full refund. If registration is closed we will offer a 50% refund. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.

If you have any problems check out the FAQ, or feel free to contact us.

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Ciarán Beahan won with an average of 7.86 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Sebastian Weyer finished second (8.49) and Breandan Vallance finished third (8.87).

European records: Ciarán Beahan‎ 7x7x7 Cube 2:11.95 (single) and 7x7x7 Cube 2:19.57 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Ciarán Beahan 7.00 7.86 Ireland 9.697.007.748.697.15
4x4x4 Cube Sebastian Weyer 22.83 24.09 Germany 27.9522.9224.7822.8324.57
5x5x5 Cube Sebastian Weyer 47.86 48.93 Germany 47.8648.7349.8549.2248.85
6x6x6 Cube Ciarán Beahan 1:31.42 1:35.62 Ireland 1:34.121:41.311:31.42
7x7x7 Cube Ciarán Beahan 2:11.95 ER 2:19.57 ER Ireland 2:11.952:25.042:21.72
3x3x3 Blindfolded Fabio Schwandt 23.96 NR 32.18 United Kingdom 23.9638.0534.54
3x3x3 One-Handed Tobias Peter 12.46 13.99 Switzerland 13.8612.4613.5915.7714.52
Clock Sam Spendla 5.30 7.05 United Kingdom 7.536.707.805.306.93
Megaminx Robert Yau 50.16 54.02 United Kingdom 50.1652.0854.8355.1456.83
Pyraminx Fabio Schwandt 2.64 3.39 United Kingdom 2.646.133.913.063.19
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Callum Hales-Jepp 18/18 56:08 United Kingdom 18/18 56:08
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00 Top 100 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 64 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00


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This competition is being graciously sponsored by KewbzUK, one of the premier places in the UK to get speedcubes and twisty puzzles.

They are providing gift cards to the store to all the podium finishers!

KewbzUK will be running a stall at the competition as well so that you can buy puzzles all weekend as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register?
A: First you need to make sure you have created a WCA account. You can do this by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, go to the Register section and follow the instructions carefully.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Please make sure that you have followed the instructions in the Register section. If you have done everything correctly then just be patient. We have to manually approve registrations and the organisers aren't available all the time. If you believe you have followed the steps correctly but still are not on the registration list after 2 days, then feel free to email us at the contact link on the General Info page.

Q: Can I change the events I am registered for?
A: As long as registration is still open, yes you are allowed to change events. Email us at the contact link on the General Info page with your name, the competition, and the events you would like to change. If registration is closed then please do not email us with event changes.

Q: I am no longer able to attend, what do I do?
A: The first thing you need to do is tell us as soon as you know via the contact link on the General Info page. Competitions generally fill up quite quickly and letting us know that you can't attend means we can add someone from the waiting list.

Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a full refund. If registration is closed we will offer a 50% refund. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.

Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: We recommend that you check out the Schedule tab - if you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough! Loads of people come to competitions just to beat their own personal bests, and meet likeminded people, with no intention of winning or even making it past the first round.

Q: Are there different age categories?
A: All competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome. In general most are aged 10-20 but we have plenty of regulars who are older or younger than this!

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: Yes! Make sure to bring cubes for all events you are competing in and look after them, you don't want them to go missing.

Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Yes! Spectating this competition will be free for everyone. Unless you are attending with a competitor, we would highly recommend to come to spectate only in the afternoons, as the venue will be extremely busy in the morning on both days!

Q: When do I arrive at the competition?
A: If you are a new competitor, we highly recommend that you show up for the introduction to competing which is held as the first thing on both days. Otherwise, we recommend you turn up at least 15 minutes before your first event, you can check when this is on the Schedule tab. This will give you enough time to register, find a seat, and warm-up.

Q: What do I do when I arrive?
A: The first thing you do when you arrive is find the registration desk if registration is open. If you arrive before registration opens, we will make an announcement as to when it does open. If there is nobody present at the registration desk then find a staff member and we will make sure to register you.

Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are more than welcome to leave whenever you want. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay. But you may stay and help judge or spectate at your leisure.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All the results will be found on this page a couple of days after the competition, once they have all been checked and uploaded. If you are looking for live results, they can all be found on the Live Results tab.

New Competitors

If you are a new competitor, it is important that you are familiar with the Regulations. The regulations are very long and are quite a lot to take in so don't worry if you don't remember it all! Because of this, we have a video that explains the competing procedure which we recommend to watch before attending: Competing Tutorial. We will also be holding an introduction to competing as per the Schedule which we recommend you attend as well.

New competitors must bring some form of ID to show at the competition to confirm the country they wish to compete for and the date of birth registered with. The usual items of ID that people bring are Passports, Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses, etc. As long as it has your name, date of birth, and country, then it will be fine.

If you have any questions, we recommend that you check the FAQ in case it has been asked before. But you are more than welcome to contact us at the link on the General Info page. We also recommend you check out the UKCA tab to sign up to our mailing list for announcements of future competitions, among other things.

Information for All Competitors

  • Please help judge! We rely very heavily on regular competitors to make the competition run to schedule. It is not very difficult to do, and even parents can do it! If you'd like to learn the procedure then we will explain it during the introduction to competing, and if you still don't quite understand we can show you during the rounds as well. And you may judge whenever you want.
  • However, if you are competing in an event then you are expected to help judge for that event. Obviously you need time to warm-up so we would really appreciate if you can help out the group immediately following the one you compete in. For example, if you are competing in group 2, please help to judge for group 3, etc. If there are only 2 groups, you would be expected to help for the other group.
  • No flash photography under any circumstance within the venue. It is extremely distracting for competitors.
  • If you are a spectator, please stay 1.5m away from competitors at all times as per Regulation 7b.
  • Please treat the venue with respect, put all of your rubbish in bins or black bin bags and keep your area tidy.
  • There are thousands of puzzles at these events, make sure to keep yours together so you don't lose them!
  • During blindfolded events, please stay silent within the venue. These events require a high amount of concentration and any noise can be distracting. We will announce when the silence will begin and when you may talk within the venue again.


The competition will be held in a hall of Hazelwick School, Crawley, close to the basketball courts. There will be signs up directing you from the free car park. The entrance to the car park is on Hazelwick Mill Lane off Bycroft Way to the east of the venue. There is a gate at the other end of Hazelwick Mill Lane which we will get open as early as possible. You can't enter by car there or park and if you arrive early and it is not unlocked you will have to walk around. Bycroft Way is behind Tesco Extra.

NOTE: The road labelled 'Hazelwick Mill Lane' on Google has recently been re-named 'Hazelwick School Close'.


Car: The venue has its own car park which is free. It is sign posted from reception.

From M23
Exit M23 at Junction 10 & follow A2011 for approx 1.5km towards Crawley.
Take the first exit at the Hazelwick roundabout (next to the Sandman Signature Hotel).
Follow the road to the Tesco roundabout and take the first exit on to Bycroft Way.
At the mini-roundabout take the second exit continuing on Bycroft Way.
Follow the road past the petrol station. Take the first left (on the bend) to Hazelwick School Close.

From A23
Exit A23 at Pease Pottage (Junction 11 M23).
Take second turning & continue on A23 towards Crawley.
At the Broadfield Stadium roundabout, turn right and follow A2004 for approx 1km towards Crawley.
At the third set of traffic lights, turn right into Hawth Avenue. Follow this road until you reach the roundabout outside the Hawth Theatre. Go straight over the roundabout & move into the right hand lane.
Continue in the right lane and follow signs at the ‘Squareabout’ (Holiday Inn & Harvester) towards Three Bridges.
Continue along Haslett Avenue towards Three Bridges. At the third set of traffic lights (next to Iceland) turn left onto Hazelwick Avenue.
Follow the road to the Tesco roundabout and take the right hand exit onto Bycroft Way.
At the mini-roundabout take the second exit continuing on Bycroft Way.
Follow the road past the petrol station. Take the first left (on the bend) to Hazelwick School Close.

Train: Alight at Three Bridges Station.
Cross the road outside the station and at the Snooty Fox Pub turn left and walk along the road to the junction.
Turn right into Hazelwick Avenue (past the Iceland store).
After approx 1km turn right at the roundabout outside Tesco into Bycroft Way.
Cross over the road using the pelican crossing and continue along Bycroft way passing the petrol station on the opposite side of the road. Turn left (on the bend).
Follow the road straight into the school site (Hazelwick School Close) where signs direct you to the venue.

Plane: Gatwick is the closest airport which is only 2 train stations and 5 mins away from Three Bridges.

Coach: Travelling to Gatwick Airport coach station and getting the train to Three Bridges or 273 bus to Tesco Extra from there is your best option.

Bus The 273 will take you to the Tesco Extra from Crawley town centre and Gatwick Airport.


The closest hotel is Sandman Signiture London Gatwick Hotel.

There are various hotels in Crawley including Travelodge and Premiere Inn.

Round: All competitors will compete in Round 1 for each event they are registered for.
Proceed: This shows how many people move onto the next round for the event.
Format: The format of the round: B = "Best of", A = "Average of", M = "Mean of". If the round has two formats (B2/A5 or B1/M3) that means there is a cutoff for the round.
Cutoff: You must achieve a single time under this time in one of your first two solves to complete the average of 5. If the format is mean of 3, then the cutoff applies after 1 solve.
Time Limit: If you take longer than this on a single solve you will be stopped, and given a DNF result for that attempt.
Cumulative Time: All solves for the round must be completed within this time. For example if the total time is 10 minutes and you take 4 minutes for the first attempt, you will have 6 minutes left for your remaining attempts.

Saturday - 25th August

Time Event Round Proceed Format Cutoff Time Limit
08:45 Registration Opens [ALL DAY]
09:00 Introduction to Competing
09:15 4x4 1 Combined First 64 B2/A5 01:30 03:00
10:55 5x5 1 Combined First 40 B2/A5 02:30 04:00
12:25 Lunch
13:15 3x3 Multi-Blind 1 Final - B1 1:00:00*
14:30 4x4 2 Second Round 20 A5 - 03:00
15:20 Clock 1 Combined Final - B2/A5 00:30 01:00
16:10 5x5 2 Final - A5 - 04:00
17:00 6x6 1 Combined Final - B1/M3 04:00 06:00
18:00 7x7 1 Combined Final - B1/M3 06:00 08:00
19:00 4x4 3 Final - A5 - 03:00

* 3x3 Multi-Blind: You will have a time limit of 10 minutes per cube, up to a maximum of 1 hour. For example if you attempt 4 cubes, the time limit will be 40 minutes.

Sunday - 26th August

Time Event Round Proceed Format Cutoff Time Limit
08:45 Registration Opens [ALL DAY]
09:00 Introduction to Competing
09:15 3x3 1 Combined First 100 B2/A5 03:00 10:00
10:45 3x3 One-Handed 1 Combined Final - B2/A5 00:45 01:30
12:05 3x3 Blindfolded 1 Final - B3 10:00 Cumulative Time
12:55 Lunch
13:40 Pyraminx 1 Combined First 64 B2/A5 00:30 01:00
14:40 Megaminx 1 Combined First 16 B2/A5 02:30 04:00
15:50 3x3 2 Second Round 40 A5 - 10:00
16:35 Pyraminx 2 Final - A5 - 01:00
17:05 Megaminx 2 Final - A5 - 04:00
17:30 3x3 3 Final - A5 - 10:00
18:00 Awards

The following events are not being held:

  • 2x2
  • 3x3 Fewest Moves
  • 3x3 With Feet
  • Skewb
  • Square-1
  • 4x4 Blindfolded
  • 5x5 Blindfolded

Each event is run in groups, depending on how many people are competing in the event depends on how many groups there are. We call each group up one at a time in order to complete their solves during the scheduled time for the round. We use software to pick what groups you are in, and scramblers and judges for each group. This is the minimum amount you should be helping out, and we welcome those who want to help out more!

Please note down which groups you are competing and scrambling in before arriving at the competition!



Live results at the competition are provided courtesy of Cubecomps. Please note that the results may not be entered immediately. It is important that the competition is running smoothly before we can enter data. Sometimes there might be a delay of up to an hour before the results for a round are entered.

ABHC Live Results

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


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.

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