CubingZA National Championship 2023
- Jun 16 - 18, 2023
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- South Africa, 28 Droste Cres, Droste Park, Johannesburg, 2094
- Organization team
- Anthony Kalaya Rush and Dylan Swarts
- 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 South Africa's 2023 National Championship. Compete against South Africa's fastest speedcubers and break some records! 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.
This is an open championship - meaning anyone is free to compete. All WCA events except FMC* will be held, with winners in each event being declared the 2023 South African Champion for that event.
Competitors are allowed to bring up to 2 guests as spectators. Spectators attend for free.
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.
Parents and spectators are welcome to help out with volunteer tasks as well.
Massive thanks to the following sponsors, without whom this competition would not be happening.
BMG, who are generously providing their venue at BMG World for the competition, and making Nationals in Joburg a reality.
Speecubes.co.za and CubeCo, South Africa's local cube stores, who will be sponsoring prize money and store vouchers for the competition's winners.
InsightEdge (Pty) Ltd. has also generously offered to sponsor further prize money towards the winners and podium finishers.
*A separate FMC Championship will be held at a later date. This championship will take place simultaneously in multiple locations (CPT, JHB and DBN) to minimise travel requirements.
- 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 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is R350 (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.
Please note that there are THREE steps you need to take to be entered into this competition:
1. First-timer competitors must create a WCA account if they do not already have one (or their parent/guardian must create one for them).
2. The competitor must register for the competition using their WCA account, specifying which events they want to participate in.
3. The competitor must pay the entry fee by buying a ticket on Quicket
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Semi Final||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:30.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||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|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||15:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:30.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Clock||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Megaminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||5:00.00||2 attempts to get < 3:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|Square-1||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:30:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Final||Bo2||10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00|
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Schedule for Friday (June 16, 2023)
Schedule for Saturday (June 17, 2023)
Schedule for Sunday (June 18, 2023)
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.
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?
This is a National Championship, thus cutoffs and time limits are stricter than normal competitions. You may sign up for any event that you can do, but take note of the cutoffs and time limits.
Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by 12/06/2023. 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 Duncan Hobbs, Maverick Pearson and Timothy Lawrance, along with Marike Faught and Joshua Marais as trainee delegates. 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.
We are very grateful to BMG World for sponsoring the venue and much of the equipment for this competition.
Big thanks to CubeCo for their support in the form of prize-money and use of their timing equipment and displays.
Big thanks to Speedcubes.co.za for their support in the form of prize-money and use of their competition equipment such as cube covers.
Sincere thanks to Pieter Horne from InsightEdge (Pty) Ltd., who has graciously offered to sponsor further prize money.
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++).
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.