Altona Algorithms Attempt 2 2021

Apr 17 - 18, 2021
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mount St Joseph Girl's College

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



Speedcubing Australia

Kerrie Jarman and Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
David Edwards, Ethan Pride, and Kerrie Jarman
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Important notes:
Please take the time to read the FAQ tab, even if you have previously competed. To ensure this is a COVID-safe environment, things will be done differently and there will be additional conditions in place.

Please note there is a strict density limit at the venue and competitors may only bring ONE guest.

If you feel sick, stay at home. If you are exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you will not be permitted in the venue. We are not responsible for any illness you may contract from the competition.

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Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
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 190 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (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 Attempt 2 2021 is submitted and pending approval”. This does NOT mean that you are on the registration list. Competitors will not be approved until payment has been made.

Please ensure you have paid the registration fees via Stripe on the register page. Your registration is not complete and will not be processed until you have paid the $25 registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Registrations have closed:

  • The competitor limit of 190 has filled and the waiting list is now full.
  • Waitlisted competitors will only be added to the competition if an existing competitor withdraws.
  • All competitors still on the waiting list after 09/04/2021 will be removed and provided with a full refund.
  • You may enquire about your position on the waiting list by contacting the organisational team.

Deleting Registration/Refunds:

  • If you can no longer make the competition you may request a refund.
  • To receive a full refund you must contact the organisational team by 09/04/2021.
  • Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.
  • Refunds will be issued if you are feeling unwell with COVID-19 symptoms or are awaiting a COVID test and can no longer attend the competition. We will also provide a refund if there is a change in border restrictions that limits your ability to attend the competition.

You may change the events you are registered for by contacting the organisational team by 09/04/2021. After this date it is no longer possible to add events. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.

Communications from us:

There will be important messages from the organisational team regarding your registration. Please ensure you whitelist our domain in your email program.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Feliks Zemdegs won with an average of 7.25 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Riley Dexter finished second (7.36) and Jode Brewster finished third (8.11).

Oceanian records: Feliks Zemdegs‎ 4x4x4 Cube 17.98 (single) and 4x4x4 Cube 21.57 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 5.84 7.25 Australia 11.585.847.136.637.98
2x2x2 Cube Jode Brewster 1.48 1.85 Australia 2.271.481.701.911.95
4x4x4 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 17.98 OcR 21.57 OcR Australia 22.3626.6121.3017.9821.05
5x5x5 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 44.46 45.85 Australia 44.4645.0652.0146.3246.16
3x3x3 Blindfolded Jack Cai 20.96 DNF Australia DNF20.96DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Feliks Zemdegs 9.90 11.39 Australia 15.959.9011.5011.9410.74
Megaminx Feliks Zemdegs 36.25 40.60 Australia 43.9539.3142.9636.2539.54
Pyraminx Jun Qi Feng (冯骏骐) 1.68 2.45 China 4.992.191.682.732.42
Skewb Phoenix Patterson 3.19 3.88 Australia 3.794.433.193.804.06
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Michael Tripodi 27/37 59:15 Australia 27/37 59:15


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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any changes to your registered events by 09/04/2021 by contacting the organisational team detailing your event changes.

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
Registration for all competitors will begin at 8:45am Saturday.
You should always 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. How do I find out if I've progressed to the second round?
Times will be uploaded through the day. Please allow up to an hour from finishing your solves to them being uploaded. After all the times of a round has been entered, you can see if you are in the following round.

Q. Who can I ask for help on the day?
Your Delegates for this competition are Kerrie Jarman, David Edwards and Ethan Pride, feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.

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. How do I find out about other upcoming competitions in Australia?
You can find out about upcoming competitions in Australia by signing up to the Speedcubing Australia mailing list.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
Please contact the organisational team.


Q. What COVID safety protocols will be in place?
The organisers have put together a COVID safety plan. You may ask to view the plan either before or at the competition.
- There will be an increased focus on hand hygiene and maintaining social distancing, hand sanitiser will be available throughout the venue.
- There will be an increased cleaning regime.
- We will be capturing names and phones numbers to aid in contract tracing (via the Victorian Services app)

You MUST NOT attend if you are:
- unwell with any of the following symptoms fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose or loss of sense of smell.
- been directed to isolate for a period of 14-day quarantine by the Department of Health as a result of being a close contact of someone with coronavirus (COVID-19)
- awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test

This competition has been registered with the Victorian Government under the Public Events Framework as a Tier 3 event.

Q. Will there be an attendee limit at this competition?
Yes, in order to comply with COVID related density restrictions, competitors will be limited to ONE guest each. The venue has have a maximum number of persons allowed due to COVID safe protocols.

Q. Do I have to wear a face mask?
Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended indoors and outdoors when you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.

Q. Can I bring my own face mask and/or hand sanitiser?
Yes, it is recommended that you bring your own face mask and hand sanitiser. Hand sanitiser will be provided at the venue.

Q. Can I still borrow some one else's puzzles?
We advise against sharing of puzzles.
Please make sure your puzzles are legal for competition, especially for events such as 3x3 blindfolded (no logos!). All of the information regarding cube legality can be found in the WCA Regulations. If you are unsure about this please don't hesitate to contact the organisers with any questions.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
Please contact the organisational team.

Live Results

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

The first rounds of all events will be run in groups. These groups are pre-determined. It is important that you know which groups of each event you are in.

A summary of groups can be found here while you can find an individual card with your groups here. Each competitor will be provided with a printed copy of their invididual group numbers at registration.

Throughout the competition we will also need judges, runners and scramblers. Do not hesitate to ask if you can be helpful in some way!