CubingZA Cape Cubes Autumn 2023
- Apr 22 - 23, 2023
- Cape Town, South Africa
- 18 Lente St, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
- Organization team
- Anthony Kalaya Rush, Brent Boswell, Duncan Hobbs, Dylan Swarts, and Maverick Pearson
- WCA Delegates
- Brent Boswell, Duncan Hobbs, and Maverick Pearson
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
CubingZA is excited to announce the second Cape Town competition for 2023. This competition will take on a "Big & Weird" theme on Saturday, with bigger NxN cubes and some side events not often held in Cape Town, with a more familiar event structure on Sunday! Don't forget that to participate you need to register for the competition in the "Register" tab, and make payment by buying a ticket on our Quicket page.
Competitors are welcome to bring up to two spectators with them.
Please note that all competitors are required to assist with volunteering during the competition - either in the role of "runner", "judge" or "scrambler". These roles will be explained as part of the "New Competitor Tutorial", but you can take a look at this video.
A big thanks to Speedcubes who are sponsoring vouchers as a part of the prizes for this competition. They will have a stall set up at the venue for you to try out and buy the different speedcubes they have on offer.
During prize-giving after 3x3 Finals on Sunday, we will be having a Lucky Draw for two winners to receive R250 Speedcubes.co.za vouchers each with free shipping on their order! If you needed another reason to stick around and watch 3x3 Finals other than the amazing speed of some of Africa's top speedcubers, maybe you could be one of the lucky winners and walk away with some free cubes or apparel courtesy of our local speedcubing store.
Competitions in South Africa have exploded since the end of COVID, and interest is only getting stronger. CubingZA is a volunteer organisation made up of delegates and community members who have come together to try and ensure that we can sustainably run regular competitions all across the country.
If you'd be interested in helping out, please get in touch. We are particularly looking for help with communications, and graphic design.
- Main event
- Competitor limit
- Number of times bookmarked
- 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 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is R250 (South African Rand).
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.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.
Competitors may bring at most 2 guests.
Please note that there are THREE steps you need to take to be entered into this competition:
- First-timer competitors must create a WCA account if they do not already have one (or their parent/guardian must create one for them).
- The competitor must register for the competition using their WCA account, specifying which events they want to participate in.
- The competitor must pay the entry fee by buying a ticket on Quicket
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:30.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|6x6x6 Cube||First round||Bo1 / Mo3||5:30.00||1 attempt to get < 4:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|7x7x7 Cube||First round||Bo1 / Mo3||7:30.00||1 attempt to get < 6:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Clock||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Square-1||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:30.00|
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Schedule for Saturday (April 22, 2023)
Schedule for Sunday (April 23, 2023)
If you're a first-time competitor, we would love to have you! It doesn't matter how quickly you can solve the cube - everyone is there to have fun, make new friends, and do their best. The speedcubing community is a healthy environment for cubers of all ages!
This competition runs over two days but you don't need to attend both days. Have a look on the schedule to see when the different events are happening so you can decide what days you should attend. For example, if you're only competing in 2x2 and 3x3, you only need to come on Sunday. Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before Registration ends on the first day you'll be competing. This helps us with entering everyone into the system and ensures that you're on time for the New competitor tutorial. As a first-time competitor, you don't want to miss this as we'll be going over all the details of how to participate in this competition.
If you're on the fence about going, take a look at this video giving a bit of insight into what a cube competition is like. If you would like some more information about what to expect, take a look at:
- this tutorial on how you'll complete your solves
- this video on what to expect at your first competition If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the organisers - we would be happy to help!
Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration between 08:00 and 08:45. You should always be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled.
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?
You only need to know how to solve the cube in under 10 minutes to compete! Refer to the Events tab to see specific Time Limits and Cutoffs for later rounds and events.
Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by 21/04/2023. You can change your events via the competition registration page.
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.
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. 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.
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 have 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 Brent Boswell, Duncan Hobbs and Maverick Pearson. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.
Q. Can I help on the day?
Definitely! Throughout the day we will always need judges and runners so please see our Delegates to ask how you can best assist.
Q. How can I find out about upcoming competitions in South Africa?
You can find out about upcoming competitions in South Africa by signing up on CubingZA or checking the WCA Competitions page.
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.
Please also refer to the WCA's FAQ.
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.