A New Year in Hamilton 2023

Jan 28 - 29, 2023
Hamilton, New Zealand

Hillcrest High School

141 Masters Avenue, Silverdale, Hamilton 3216

School Gym



Ashley Foster, Joshua Brungar, Liam Wadek, and Speedcubing New Zealand
WCA Delegates
Alex Asbery and Luke Heath-Edwards
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

A New Year in Hamilton 2023 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition. Speedcubing is solving the 3x3x3 Cube or other similar puzzles as quickly as possible. The competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience and skill, but certain event-based time limits will be in place so as to make sure we can stay on schedule and get through the days on time. No prior experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $34 (New Zealand Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% of your registration fee.
Registrants on the waiting list may be accepted onto the competitor list until .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Any spectator can attend for free.


Payment is made via the external website with two options to pay, either bank transfer or Paypal.

Your registration is not complete and will not be processed until you have paid the registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List

Once the competitor limit has filled, a waiting list will be created.
You must pay the registration fee to be added to the waiting list.
New registrations will be added to the waiting list in order of payment.
If a competitor withdraws, the next person on the waiting list will be added to the competition.
The last date to make it off the waiting list would be 24 hours before the competition begins.
All competitors who remain on the waiting list after the competition will be fully refunded.

Changing Events

Competitors may change their registered events by contacting the organisational team.
Additional events can be added until registration closes. After this date competitors may only remove events.
It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not want to compete in.

Cancelling Registration

If you can no longer attend the competition, please contact the organisational team as soon as possible to cancel your registration.
Cancelling your registration enables us to maximise attendance by letting another competitor on the waiting list to attend.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Richard Yiheng Tao won with an average of 7.33 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Adrien Auvray Matyn finished second (7.34) and Alexander Vujcich finished third (8.26).

Oceanian records: Alexander Vujcich‎ Megaminx 31.18 (average) and Megaminx 29.76 (single); Richard Yiheng Tao‎ Clock 3.05 (single).

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