Edinburgh Winter 2024
- Jan 27 - 28, 2024
- Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Meadowbank Sports Centre
- London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
Second floor, follow the signs
- Organization team
- Eleanor Sinnott and UK Cube Association
- WCA Delegates
- Eleanor Sinnott, Nevins Chan Pak Hoong (陈百鸿), and Sam Spendla
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
If you are a new competitor, please make sure to read all the information in the FAQ and the Important Information tabs before registering. All competitors should be familiar with the information in these tabs.
- Main event
- Competitor limit
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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 190 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is £30 (British Pound).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% 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.
Make sure to register and pay for the competition to be accepted. We will not accept any registrations at the competition.
Once you have been accepted, you will receive a confirmation email. If registration is full by the time you pay then you will not receive this confirmation email and you will be on the waiting list. If you do not make the competitor list by the limit date for refunds (specified above), then you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee. You may contact us to ask for your current position on the waiting list.
If you can no longer attend, let us know as soon as possible through the contact link on the General Info page. We often have waiting lists so letting us know you cannot attend allows us to add another person to the competition.
If you would like to change events, you can do so on the register page by simply reselecting your events list, and clicking "Update Registration".
Registration changes and deletions will only be processed after a request through the contact form. We will not accept any changes to registrations via any other platform.
If you have any problems check out the FAQ, or feel free to contact us.
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 5:00.00||Top 120 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 60 advance to next round|
|Semi Final||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 20 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:30.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 60 advance to next round|
|6x6x6 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||8:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:30.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 6:30.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:15.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00|
|Clock||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 80 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 30 advance to next round|
|Square-1||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:30.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
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Schedule for Saturday (January 27, 2024)
Schedule for Sunday (January 28, 2024)
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Frequently Asked Questions
First time at our competitions?
Q: How do I register?
A: Make sure you have created a WCA account by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, follow the menu bar to the Register page and carefully follow the instructions.
Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Yes! There is no need to book - you can just rock up on the day. It can be a bit hectic in the mornings so afternoon is preferred.
Q: Are there different age categories?
A: No, all competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome.
Q: Am I allowed to bring a guest?
A: Yes, you can bring as many guests as you want.
Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: Check out the Events tab - if you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough!
Q: Do I have to be there on both days?
A: No, if you only have events on one of the days, you don't have to turn up for the other day. You can see what days your events are on on the Schedule tab.
Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are welcome to leave whenever you are not competing. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay.
Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
Q: How do I find live results?
A: You can see live results as soon as they're entered at WCA Live.
Q: What happens to my results after the competition?
A: Within a couple of days, they will all be posted to this page and if this is your first competition you will automatically have your very own WCA ID assigned.
Q: Do you have a mailing list?
A: Why yes, we do have a mailing list! Sign up here for announcements of future competitions and more.
Need to unregister?
Q: What do I do if I can no longer attend?
A: Let us know via the contact link on the General Info page.
Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending before the limit date for refunds on the General Info page then you will receive a 75% refund. If this time has passed then you will receive no refund.
If you are a new competitor, it is important that you are familiar with the Regulations. The regulations are very long and are quite a lot to take in so don't worry if you don't remember it all! Because of this, we have a video that explains the competing procedure which we recommend to watch before attending: Competing Tutorial. We will also be holding a tutorial for new competitors which we recommend you attend as well.
New competitors must bring some form of ID to show at the competition to confirm the name, the country they wish to compete for, and the date of birth registered with. The usual items of ID that people bring are Passports, Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses, etc. As long as it has your name, date of birth, and country, then it will be fine.
If you have any questions, we recommend that you check the FAQ in case it has been asked before. But you are more than welcome to contact us at the link on the General Info page. We also recommend you check out the UKCA tab to sign up to our mailing list for announcements of future competitions, among other things.
Information for All Competitors
- Schedule Changes: Please note that the schedule is subject to change up until the Wednesday before the competition, when we will know exactly how many people are competing in each event. These should be only minor changes and may involve increasing the number of rounds for some events!
- Please help judge! As a competitor, your judging assignments are the absolute minimum you should be doing to help out. As second rounds, third rounds and finals have no assigned judges, we really need people to help out whenever available for these. If you are directly asked to judge, please go and judge for the remainder of the round in progress. If you do not comply then we are within our rights to disqualify you from the competition as per Regulation 1e2. If you're a parent you can also get involved with running and juging, it's really easy! We will have a judging tutorial in the mornings as well, which will run through the process and will be tailored towards parents who want to get involved.
- Please note that Carbon-Fiber puzzles are not permitted, and please make sure your cube complies with logo regulations!
- When you are competing and have handed in your puzzle, please make sure to be waiting in the designated area so that judges and runners do not have to come searching for you.
- Please DO NOT talk about the scrambles or your solutions whilst the round is in progress as per Regulation 2g3.
- During blindfolded events, please stay silent within the venue. These events require a high amount of concentration and any noise can be distracting. We will announce when the silence will begin and when you may talk within the venue again.
- No flash photography under any circumstance within the venue. It is extremely distracting for competitors.
- If you are a spectator, please stay 1.5m away from competitors at all times as per Regulation 7b. If you are filming someone competing, please keep out of the competitor area.
- Please treat the venue with respect, put all of your rubbish in bins, black bin bags, or take it home with you and keep your area tidy.
- There are thousands 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, please contact us at the link on the General Info page, it is likely that someone has handed it in to us.
- We will be taking videos and photographs of the competition and the environment for our social media pages and website. By attending the competition as a competitor or a guest, you are accepting that you may be filmed or photographed for these purposes.
The venue is Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh.
The building is white with ‘MEADOWBANK THE CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL’ in big text. You’ll know if you’re in the right place because it is hard to miss!
Car: The venue’s address is Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE.
The venue has 97 customer car park spaces.
The alternative parking is around the venue side street.
Train: The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley which is a major station and has direct trains across the country. The venue is a 30 minute walk from the station however it is a 10 minutes bus ride with buses running between Princes Street (just outside the station) and Meadowbank Stadium incredibly frequently.
Plane: The closest airport is Edinburgh Airport at only 10 miles away. To get to the venue from the airport, it is recommended to catch an airport bus such as the 100 Airlink into the city centre, then catching one of the many buses that runs between the city centre and Meadowbank.
Coach: Coaches to Edinburgh will stop at Edinburgh bus station. To get to the venue from here, simply walk to Princes Street and catch one of the many buses to Meadowbank Stadium.
Bus: There are buses every few minutes between Princes Street (central Edinburgh by the station) and Meadowbank Stadium: the 26, 44, 45, 124, and X7. Meadowbank Stadium bus stop is directly outside the venue, with Meadowbank House bus stop just a few minutes down the road. This journey takes approximately 10 minutes.
Nearby chain hotels are listed below. It is recommended to stay in the city centre where there are dozens of hotels less than 15 minutes away by bus at a variety of price points.
Each event is run in groups - please listen out for announcements to hear your group. We have software that automatically picks what groups you are in, the judges, and who scrambles for each group. This is the minimum amount you should be helping out as it only is for first rounds. We always appreciate extra help!
Please note down which groups you are competing and scrambling in before arriving at the competition!
Please check here the Wednesday before the competition to see your group!
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.