Brilliant Ballarat 2022


Date
Feb 12 - 13, 2022
City
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Venue

St Patrick's Cathedral

Address
3 Lyons Street South, Ballarat
Details

St Patrick's Cathedral Hall

Contact

Speedcubing Australia

Organizers
Aaron Spiller, Nicholas Eppingstall, and Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
David Edwards, Ethan Pride, Kerrie Jarman, and Patrick Kleverlaan
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information


Thanks to DailyPuzzles for sponsoring this competition

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. Competitors may only bring ONE spectator/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.

Contact us
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Speedcubing Australia Website

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
19
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements
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 110 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (Australian Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% 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.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Payment:

Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Brilliant Ballarat 2022 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 $30 registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List:

  • Once the competitor limit of 110 has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
  • You must pay the $30 registration fee to be added to the waiting list.
  • New registrations will be added to a waitlist and sorted in the order of payment.
  • Waitlisted competitors will only be added to the competition if an existing competitors withdraws.
  • All competitors still on the waiting list after 04/02/2022 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 04/02/2022.
  • Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.
  • Refunds will only be issued after this date if you are feeling unwell with COVID-19 symptoms or are awaiting a COVID test and can no longer attend the competition.

You may change the events you registered for via the Register tab up to 04/02/2022. After this date, it is not possible to add additional events. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.

COVID Requirements:

  • Proof of vaccination (COVID-19 digital certificate) will be required upon entry for all competitors and guests above 18 years. Proof of vaccination will only be accepted via Services Victoria app or mygov documentation. Find out how you can get your COVID-19 digital certificate here.
  • Face masks are mandatory for all competitors and guests
  • There is a density quotient, competitors may only bring one guest/spectator to ensure we do not exceed the density limit.
  • All competitors and guests must check-in using the QR code
  • 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.

Communications from us:

  • There will be important messages from the organisational team regarding your registration. Please ensure you whitelist our domain speedcubing.org.au in your email program.
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 5:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 12 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **

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Schedule for Saturday (February 12, 2022)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:45 AM
Registration
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
From 09:45 AM
To 10:05 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
From 10:05 AM
To 12:05 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 12:05 PM
To 01:05 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 01:05 PM
To 02:05 PM
Lunch
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
From 02:05 PM
To 03:05 PM
Pyraminx First round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:05 PM
To 03:50 PM
Skewb First round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:50 PM
To 04:30 PM
Square-1 Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 04:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **
From 04:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 total for 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final and 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final **

Schedule for Sunday (February 13, 2022)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 10:20 AM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 10:20 AM
To 11:40 AM
4x4x4 Cube First round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 11:40 AM
To 12:20 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:20 PM
To 01:20 PM
Lunch
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
From 01:20 PM
To 02:35 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:15.00
From 02:35 PM
To 02:50 PM
Skewb Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 02:50 PM
To 03:10 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:10 PM
To 03:25 PM
Pyraminx Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 03:25 PM
To 03:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
From 04:15 PM
To 04:25 PM
Pack up
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
From 04:25 PM
To 04:40 PM
Awards
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall

Travel

By car

The competition venue is located at 3 Lyons Street South, Ballarat Central.
NOTE: The east side of Dawson St, as well as both sides of Sturt St is paid parking whereas the west side of Lyons Street is free parking. HERE is a good map, the areas in orange indicate where you must pay for parking. The competition is in the hall (red brick building) and not the actual cathedral. Gates will be open on both Lyons Street and Dawson Street sides of the property.

By train

Vline trains can be taken to Ballarat Train Station which is located on Lydiard Street approximately 1.2km from the venue by foot.

By Bus

Bus routes 11, 24, 25 and 26 stop outside of the Cathedral on Sturt Street

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by February 4th 2022. Contact the organisational team detailing your event changes.

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration at 9:00am. Please note the schedule is subject to change on the day sometimes we run ahead, you should always be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled to compete.

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. I have learnt another puzzle, how can I update my events?
You can now update your own events, by clicking on the Register tab.

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 David Edwards, Ethan Pride, Kerrie Jarman and Partick Kleverlaan. 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?
The organisational team can answer all your questions.

Covid-19 FAQ

Q. What COVID safety protocols will be in place?
The organisers have put together a COVID safety plan.
- Proof of vaccination (COVID-19 digital certificate) will be required upon entry for all competitors and guests above 18 years.
- Face masks are required for all competitors and guests over 8 years of age
- 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.

You MUST NOT attend if you are:
- unwell with any COVID symptoms
- been directed to isolate by the Department of Health
- awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test

Q. Can I get a refund if I am isolating?
Yes, if you are in isolation you will be eligible for a refund of your registration fees. You must email us before the competition begins.

Q. Will there be an attendee limit at this competition?
Yes, each competitor may only bring ONE guest/spectator to ensure we stay with the density quotient. All guests and spectators above 18 years must be fully vaccinated and checkin via the QR code.

Q. Do I have to wear a face mask?
Yes. Face masks are required for all competitors and guests over 8 years of age.

Q. Can I bring my own face mask and/or hand sanitiser?
Yes, you must bring your own face mask. 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.

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline A1a2++).

Cutoff

The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).

Format

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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