Brilliant Ballarat 2023


Date
Feb 25 - 26, 2023
City
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Venue

St Patrick's Cathedral Hall

Address
3 Lyons St S, Ballarat
Details

Cathedral Hall

Contact

Speedcubing Australia

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

Contact us
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Speedcubing Australia Website

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
33
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 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (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 on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Any spectator can attend for free.

Payment:

Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Brilliant Ballarat 2023 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 $35 registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List:

  • Once the competitor limit of 150 has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
  • You must pay the $35 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 17/02/2023 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 17/02/2023.
  • Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.
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 16 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 16 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 < 2:20.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 16 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 16 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 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **

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Schedule for Saturday (February 25, 2023)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
Registration
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
From 09:30 AM
To 09:50 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
From 09:50 AM
To 11:50 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 11:50 AM
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 16 advance to next round
From 03:05 PM
To 03:55 PM
Skewb First round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:55 PM
To 04:35 PM
Square-1 Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
From 04:35 PM
To 05:55 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **
From 04:35 PM
To 05:55 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **

Schedule for Sunday (February 26, 2023)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:40 AM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 09:40 AM
To 10:25 AM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 10:25 AM
To 11:45 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 11:45 AM
To 12:25 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:25 PM
To 01:25 PM
Lunch
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
From 01:25 PM
To 02:40 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:20.00
From 02:40 PM
To 02:55 PM
Skewb Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 02:55 PM
To 03:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:15 PM
To 03:30 PM
Pyraminx Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 03:30 PM
To 03:50 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 03:50 PM
To 04:05 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:05 PM
To 04:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
From 04:20 PM
To 04:35 PM
Pack up
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
From 04:35 PM
To 04:50 PM
Awards
St Patrick's Cathedral Hall

Spectators are permitted and may enter FREE of charge.

We encourage spectators and it is often good to come watch first to understand how a competition operates. You will then know what to do when you do compete. There are also plenty of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. If you would a judging tutorial please approach a Delegate, they will be wearing the bright red polo shirts.

Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge. We will run a judging tutorial at the same time as the new competitor tutorial, you can also have someone teach you how to judge later in the day. Judging is not difficult and you don't need to be a cuber to be a successful judge, it is an excellent way to make the time fly by!

No tickets are required for spectators but we ask you to avoid the busy morning period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by 17/02/2023. You can change your events via the competition registration page.

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration at 9:30am. You should always be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled. Sometimes we run ahead and if you are not available for your group you most likely will not be permitted to join a later group. 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. How can I prepare before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations. Here is condensed version of the competitor tutorial. . You may also like to watch this helpful competitor guide.

Q. What do I need to bring?
You need to bring a puzzle for each event you are signed up to compete in - make sure they are allowed per the WCA regulations. We also recommend you bring a water bottle. Many competitors also bring a 'warm up cube' to use between submitting their puzzle for scrambling and starting their official solve. All timing equipment is provided by Speedcubing Australia.

Q. How do I find out if I've progressed to the second round?
Times will be uploaded through the day onto WCA Live. 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?
There are multiple WCA Delegates for this competition 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: How do I get a WCA ID?
After official results are posted after the competitions you will receive an email with information on your WCA ID.

Q: I lost a puzzle at the competition, what should I do?
There are hundreds of puzzles at these events, make sure to keep yours together so you don't lose them! Keeping them in a bag and looking after it at all times is recommended. If you do lose a puzzle (or anything else), please speak to us at the event or contact the organisational team, it is possible someone has handed it in to us.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
The organisational team can answer all your questions.

Venue

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

Live Results

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

Speedcubing Australia Apparel

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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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