Altona Algorithms 2019

Oct 5 - 6, 2019
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mount St Josephs Girls College

Cnr Civic Parade and Galvin St, Altona VIC, 3018, Australia

Mary MacKillop Hall


Speedcubing Australia

Kerrie Jarman and Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
Edward Hollingdale, Ethan Pride, Kerrie Jarman, and Sebastian Robbins
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Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 250 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (Australian Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Altona Algorithms 2019 is submitted and pending approval” Please ensure you have paid the registration fees via stripe on the register page.

Once the competitor limit has filled new registrations will be added to a waitlist to be sorted in the order of payment. Waitlisted competitors will only be accepted provided one of the accepted competitors withdraws from the competition by emailing the organisation team at All competitors still on the waiting list after 25/09/2019 will be removed.

To receive a refund you must email the organisational team at before 25/09/2019. Refunds will not be issued after this date for any reason.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Feliks Zemdegs won with an average of 7.00 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Tommy Kiprillis finished second (8.37) and Jode Brewster finished third (8.67).

Oceanian records: David Epstein‎ Square-1 7.58 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 6.29 7.00 Australia 8.607.076.297.456.47
2x2x2 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 1.59 2.37 Australia 2.492.101.592.722.52
4x4x4 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 22.90 24.16 Australia 22.9026.1124.7623.6224.09
5x5x5 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 41.54 44.39 Australia 41.5443.1747.3849.3642.61
6x6x6 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 1:26.67 1:32.63 Australia 1:36.161:35.051:26.67
3x3x3 Blindfolded Jack Cai 17.83 DNF Australia DNF21.6217.83
3x3x3 One-Handed Feliks Zemdegs 10.73 11.12 Australia 10.7410.7312.6011.0211.60
Clock Lennon Hughes 8.07 8.51 Australia 8.078.839.388.628.07
Pyraminx Jun Qi Feng (冯骏骐) 1.91 2.91 China 2.871.912.992.982.89
Skewb Tommy Kiprillis 2.72 3.07 Australia 3.303.752.823.082.72
Square-1 David Epstein 7.81 9.17 Australia 10.8710.669.007.817.86
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Jack Cai 24/28 56:48 Australia 24/28 56:48

Most events will be run in groups. These groups are pre-determined. Due to the size of the competition we will be running 2 stages - a Red and a Blue stage. These stages are side by side in the main hall and will be running the same events, your group will be allocated to either a Red (odd numbered) or a Blue stage (even numbered). It is important that you know which groups of each event you are in.

Each competitor will be provided with a printed copy of their individual group numbers at registration. A summary of groups can be found here

Throughout the competition we will also need many judges, runners and scramblers. It is expected that all competitors assist during the day. Do not hesitate to ask if you can be helpful in some way! If you have any questions about the groups please email us at


By Train
The Westona train station on the Werribee line, is opposite the school.

By Bus
Bus route 415 stops right out the front.

By Car
Corner of Civic Parade and Galvin St
Altona, VIC 3012.

Street parking is available - please be mindful of local residents.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration at 8:45am. Further you should be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled. Please note the schedule is subject to change on the day

Q. How old do I have to be to compete?
Anyone can compete at any age! We encourage anyone considering to compete to register as it will be a great experience regardless of age.

Q. How fast do I have to be to compete?
To compete you only need to know how to solve the cube! Please check the events tab for information in time limits for each event

Q. What do I need to know before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations . We also recommend that you watch this helpful competitor guide and read this competition tutorial. You should also know when your events are scheduled throughout the day.

Q. Who can I ask for help on the day?
Your Delegates for this competition are Ethan Pride, Sebastian Robbins and Edward Hollingdale. Please ask them if you have any questions.

Q. Can I help on the day?
Of course! Throughout the day we will need judges and runners so please see our Delegates to ask how you can best assist.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
We can be reached at

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Live results will be provided via cubecomps. It may take up to an hour between times being set and them appearing online.

Cube Cafe

Baked Goods, snacks, treats, coffee and cold drinks will be available - all proceeds go back to Speedcubing Australia.

We will be doing a bulk pizza order If you would like pizza for lunch, please ensure that you've got your name down on the pizza order sheet and paid before 10.30am.

The cafe is run by volunteers, please come chat if you would like to help.


There have been some slight changes to the competition schedule. Please check the website and be aware the time your events are on. The organisation team will be working hard to keep to the published schedule. To ensure we keep to schedule, we also need your co-operation:

  • you must be present at the venue and ready to compete 20 minutes before the scheduled time for your group.
  • listen out for your group to be called and bring your puzzle to the submission table immediately when called. With so many competitors, we will not be able to call or to wait for individuals. If you miss your group we will not be able to fit you in a later group.
  • It is expected that competitors will make themselves available to assist in judging the competition. Please make sure you are familiar with the processes of solving and judging. If you are competing in an event then you are expected to help judge for that event.
  • Daylight Savings starts at 2am Sunday 6th (clocks move forward and you lose one hour) We will be starting 2x2x2 cube Round 2 on Sunday at 8.50am AEDT! Even with our best efforts, please understand that delays may occur throughout the weekend.


  • We are using pre-allocated groups for most events. Within a round of an event there will be multiple groups of competitors.
  • You can find your personal schedule and a list of all groups on the Competitor Groups tab . Each competitor will also receive a print-out of their individual schedule at registration.
  • We will be running two groups simultaneously, with odd numbered groups on the red stage and even numbered groups on the blue stage.


  • A volunteer run Cube Café will be in operation selling drinks, snacks and coffees.
  • They will be taking lunch orders for pizzas, please ensure you place your order before 10.30am.
  • The café is entirely run by volunteers, with all proceeds feeding back to Speedcubing Australia.
  • We welcome any and all help from parents – even if just for an hour or two. Don't be shy, come and offer to help out!


  • Please be aware that there are 249 competitors registered for this competition and there is VERY limited parking at the venue.
  • We encourage you to take public transport where possible as the Westona train station is right across the road.
  • If you must drive please be mindful of local residents and parking restrictions. You may need to park a few blocks away and walk.


If this is your first competition please remember:

  • Bring some form of ID for registration. If you are not competing under Australia, please also bring your passport or proof of citizenship.
  • Ensure you are familiar with the WCA Regulations. You can also watch this guide for first time competitors.

For all competitors, please note:

  • It is expected that competitors will make themselves available to assist in judging the competition. Please make sure you are familiar with the processes of solving and judging. 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 at 9am Saturday, and if you still don't quite understand we can show you during the rounds as well. You may judge whenever you want.
  • Make sure you bring your own puzzles for all events you are competing in and look after them, you don't want them to go missing. All puzzles need to comply with the WCA regulations.
  • Please bring your lanyard from previous competitions to hold your nametag and competitor card.
  • You are more than welcome to leave whenever you want. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay.
  • 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. If you are filming then please stay out of the competitor area.
  • 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. *Please treat the venue with respect, put all of your rubbish in bins, or take it home with you and keep your area tidy.
  • Results on the day will be uploaded to cubecomps.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kerrie, Ethan, Ed or Seb. We look forward to seeing you at 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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