Auckland Mid-Year Madness 2023
- Jul 1 - 2, 2023
- Auckland, New Zealand
- 2 Wairau Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0627
WGHS Event Centre
- Cory Sonntag and Speedcubing New Zealand
- WCA Delegates
- David Lim, Luke Heath-Edwards, and Tim Xie
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
Auckland Mid-Year Madness 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
- Competitor limit
- Number of times bookmarked
- Registration period
Online registration opened and will close .
- Registration requirements
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (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.
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.
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.
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.
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 100 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 50 advance to next round|
|Semi Final||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 20 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 80 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 50 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||4:00.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||6:00.00||2 attempts to get < 4:00.00||Top 30 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||6:00.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 60 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
|Megaminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 3:00.00||Top 30 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 60 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
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Schedule for Saturday (July 01, 2023)
Schedule for Sunday (July 02, 2023)
Q. How can I change my events?
A. You may make any changes to your registered events by 27/06/2023. After this date you can only remove events. Contact the organisational team detailing your event changes.
Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
A. You should be at the venue ready to compete at least 30 minutes before your first scheduled event, however if you wish to turn up earlier and help with the competition then please do. Please note the schedule is subject to change on the day.
Q. How old do I have to be to compete?
A. 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?
A. 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?
A. Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations. You should also know when your events are scheduled throughout the day.
Video Competitor Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww
Written Competitor Tutorial: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/edudoc/competitor-tutorial/tutorial.pdf
Q. How do I find out if I've progressed to the next round?
A. Times will be uploaded throughout the competition to WCA live. Please allow up to an hour from finishing your solves to them being uploaded. After all the times of a round have been entered, you can see if you are in the following round.
Q. Who can I ask for help on the day?
A. Your Delegates for this competition are David Lim, Luke Heath-Edwards and Tim Xie, feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.
Q. Can I help on the day?
A. 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?
A. You can contact the organisational team to answer any other questions. You can also find the delegate email addresses here.
If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
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.