Adelaide Winter 2018

Jul 14, 2018
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Adelaide High School

West Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Main Hall


Liam Sweet

Liam Sweet
WCA Delegates
Ethan Pride, Liam Sweet, and Sebastian Robbins

Entry is free for spectators.
80 competitors maximum.
6x6 and 4BLD are tentative events.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (Australian Dollar).

* Login to the WCA website.
* Navigate to the competition page.
* Click Register.
* Select the events that you would like to compete in.
* Click Register.
* Pay using the WCA Stripe system.

Please ensure that you are using a valid email address for your WCA acccount.

You will receive an email stating "You have registered for Adelaide Winter 2018". This does NOT mean that you are on the Registration List. You will go onto the Waiting List.

Competitors on the Waiting List will not be reviewed until payment is made.

Registration may close earlier if the limit is reached. It may close within an hour of opening.

Waiting List:
* The Waiting List is sorted and processed based on the order of payment.
* It may take a day or two to manually review.
* You will receive an email "Your registration for Adelaide Winter 2018 has been accepted" once approved and you will appear on the Competitor list on the competition page.
* Competitors still on the Waiting List will receive a refund and be deleted on 7th of July. They may ask for a refund earlier.

* Competitors on the Registration List have until 7pm local time on the 7th of July to notify Speedcubing Australia by email if they would like to delete their registration and receive a refund so that someone else from the Waiting List may compete. Refunds will not be given to competitors on the Registration List after the 7th of July.
* Competitors on the Waiting List may withdraw and receive a refund by contacting Speedcubing Australia via email.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Tomoya Firman won with an average of 8.58 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ryan Driscoll finished second (9.32) and Lin Lai (赖林) finished third (11.00).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Tomoya Firman 8.20 8.58 Australia 8.638.20DNF8.718.41
2x2x2 Cube Matthew Cook 3.15 3.48 Australia 3.383.233.154.463.84
4x4x4 Cube Tomoya Firman 27.14 32.86 Australia 33.3134.5536.9730.7227.14
5x5x5 Cube Ryan Driscoll 1:03.95 1:06.97 Australia DNF1:05.481:03.951:05.921:09.51
6x6x6 Cube Ryan Driscoll 1:43.27 1:48.23 Australia 1:48.231:53.201:43.27
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tomoya Firman 27.71 DNF Australia DNF27.71DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Tomoya Firman 10.54 14.27 Australia 13.1516.4710.5414.1015.55
Pyraminx Emmet Hobbs 3.15 5.03 Australia 4.235.845.03DNF3.15
4x4x4 Blindfolded Tomoya Firman 2:07.04 DNF Australia DNF2:07.04DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Dallas McNeil 5/8 47:51 Australia 5/8 47:51
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 30 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 5:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 6 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

Date and tentative times

Saturday 14th of July (9:00 - 18:00)


Adelaide High School (Main Hall)
West Terrace, Adelaide
SA 5000


Entry is free for spectators.

There is a $20 registration fee for competitors. Please pay using the WCA Stripe system. Your registration will not be reviewed until payment is received. You will automatically go on a waiting list until your registration has been reviewed. All registrations are manually reviewed before approving (it may take a day or two before they're reviewed).

There is a 80 competitor limit. If the limit is reached and nobody drops out, then you will be refunded and removed from the waiting list.

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The schedule below is provisional and subject to change before the competition.

Time Event Format Round Type Cut-offs Time limit Competitors
08:10 - 09:30 MBLD Bo1 1 of 1 Final 10m per cube (1h total for 6 or more cubes)
09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome/Demo
09:45 - 10:30 2x2 Ao5 1 of 2 First 10m 46
10:30 - 11:30 3x3 Ao5 1 of 3 First 10m 56
11:30 - 12:15 Pyraminx Ao5 1 of 2 Combined First Best of 2 < 45s 1m 30s 35
12:15 - 13:10 5x5 Ao5 1 of 1 Combined Final Best of 2 < 2m 30s 3m 25
13:10 - 14:00 Lunch
13:10 - 13:30 3BLD Bo3 1 of 2 First 10m cumulative 14
14:00 - 14:30 3x3 Ao5 2 of 3 Second 30
14:30 - 15:30 4x4 Ao5 1 of 2 Combined First Best of 2 < 1m 30s 2m 31
15:30 - 16:20 3x3 OH Ao5 1 of 1 Combined Final Best of 2 < 45s 1m 30s 26
16:20 - 16:40 3BLD Bo3 2 of 2 Final 6
16:40 - 16:50 Pyraminx Ao5 2 of 2 Final 8
16:50 - 17:10 4x4 Ao5 2 of 2 Final 8
17:10 - 17:20 2x2 Ao5 2 of 2 Final 8
17:20 - 17:30 3x3 Ao5 3 of 3 Final 8
17:30 - 17:50 Break + time buffer
17:50 - 18:00 Awards

Tentative events: 6x6 (4:00 m cut-off and 5:00 m time limit) and 4BLD (20 m cumulative)

Live results can be found here on the day of the competition.

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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