Big 'n Weird Pretoria 2017

Sep 30, 2017
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Sci-Enza Science Centre, University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria, 50 Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 0011, South Africa


Pieterjan Joubert and Sae-ouk Oh
WCA Delegate
Brendan James Gray

This competition is a chance to compete in big cubes and unusual puzzles. Open to all ages and citizenships. Registration on line is essential as no registration on the day of the competition will be possible.

Main event
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The base registration fee for this competition is R50 (South African Rand).
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Justin Zhang won with an average of 10.75 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Shivaan Harichander finished second (12.75) and Ruben Grobler finished third (12.80).

African records: Pieterjan Joubert‎ 7x7x7 Cube 4:25.74 (average); Ruben Grobler‎ 3x3x3 With Feet 1:05.27 (single) and 3x3x3 With Feet 1:08.45 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Justin Zhang 9.25 10.75 NR South Africa 11.1110.0011.139.2514.28
6x6x6 Cube Pieterjan Joubert 3:07.05 3:09.20 South Africa 3:09.353:11.203:07.05
7x7x7 Cube Pieterjan Joubert 4:10.04 4:25.74 AfR South Africa 4:39.564:27.614:10.04
Clock Brendan James Gray 18.64 20.02 South Africa 21.3618.6448.8519.4819.21
Square-1 Ruben Grobler 20.21 23.50 South Africa 24.1920.8525.4626.8520.21
3x3x3 With Feet Ruben Grobler 1:05.27 AfR 1:08.45 AfR South Africa 1:08.311:05.271:11.77
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Mo3 10:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Mo3 10:00.00
Clock Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 Final Ao5 10:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet Final Mo3 10:00.00
Time Event
08:00 - 11:30 Registration
08:30 - 09:30 3x3 with Feet
09:30 - 10:15 Rubik's Clock
10:15 - 11:30 6x6 Cube
11:30 - 13:00 3x3 Cube (First Round)
13:00 - 13:45 Square-1
13:45 - 15:00 7x7 Cube
15:00 - 15:30 3x3 Cube (Final)
15:30 - 16:00 Prize Giving

Competitors must be present at the start of an event in order to compete in that event.

The entrance fee is R50, which may be paid in cash at the venue before the first event in which you are competing.

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).


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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