CubingZA Cape Cubes Spring 2023
- Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2023
- Cape Town, South Africa
- 18 Lente St, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa
- Organization team
- Dylan Swarts and Maverick Pearson
- WCA Delegates
- Duncan Hobbs, Joshua Christian Marais, Marike Faught, Maverick Pearson, and Timothy Lawrance
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
CubingZA is excited to announce the third Cape Town competition for 2023. This competition will focus on a variety of shorter, popular events, having multiple rounds of everything, as well as having some attempts of 4BLD and 5BLD in the morning. Don't forget that to participate you need to register for the competition in the "Register" tab, and make an EFT payment to confirm your entry. Please see Registration Requirements below.
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.
For 4x4 and 5x5 Blindfolded, which will be in the early morning on both days, we ask for competitors to please reach out to us before the competition to volunteer to be judges during these events. By doing so and helping out, you will earn yourself a free cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate!
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.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of R250 (South African Rand).
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 sending the appropriate amount of R250.00 to the following bank account. DO NOT PAY UNTIL YOU HAVE REGISTERED IN STEP 2 ABOVE PLEASE.
| Bank: Tymebank.
| Account number: 5300 1800 564.
| Reference: Name(s) of competitors.
| Branch code: 678910.
| Account type: Current Account.
Please note: we will be handling the EFT payments manually, so it might take a few days for us to confirm your registration. If you have not recieved a notification from us saying that your registration has been approved within 3 DAYS (72HRS) of making payment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|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|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 3:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:00:00.00 cumulative *|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:00:00.00 cumulative *|
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Schedule for Saturday (September 30, 2023)
Schedule for Sunday (October 01, 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 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:
Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for check-in and registration between 08:45 and 09:15. 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 the 30th of September (the first day of the comp). You can change your events via the competition registration page.
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 Duncan Hobbs, Maverick Pearson, Joshua Marais, Marike Faught and Timothy Lawrance. 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 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.
We will be needing judges, runners, and scramblers as usual for this competition, but we also will need some special volunteers for 4x4 and 5x5 Blindfolded in the early morning on both days. These events start at 7:30am and run through to 8:45am. Scramblers for this event should be experienced in scrambling big cubes accurately (you WILL need to resolve and scramble it again if you mess up), and need to be able to do so relatively quickly. Judges will also be needed for these events - most competitors will have 'harmonica holders' to use as sight-blockers, so that judges don't have to hold up sheets for extended periods of time, but the judge will need to use a stopwatch to time all attempts over 10 minutes.
We would really appreciate it if you would volunteer before the competition by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to make it by 7:30am to help out. As thanks, you will receive a coffee/tea/hot chocolate on us!
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.