Even Better Sydney Gathering 2022

Sep 24, 2022
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fort Street High School

620-660 Parramatta Rd Petersham NSW 2049

School Hall


Speedcubing Australia

Cass Hopkins, Nathan Seeto, and Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
Bryan Eng, Edward Hollingdale, Peri Le Dain, and Sam van Vliet
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There is no 3x3x3 Cube at this competition, the main event is 4x4x4 Cube

We are actively working on organising more competitions some of which will include 3x3x3 Cube. Check out the page of upcoming competitions in New South Wales to find the most up-to-date list.

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There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (Australian Dollar).
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.


Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Even Better Sydney Gathering 2022 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 $20 registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List:

  • Once the competitor limit of 120 has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
  • You must pay the $20 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 17th September 2022 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 17th September 2022.
  • Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.
  • Refunds will only be issued after this date if you or your guardian test positive to COVID-19 and are forced to isolate.

You may change the events you are registered on the Register tab by 17th September 2022. After this date it is not possible to add further events. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.

COVID requirements:

  • This competition will comply with the NSW Government requirements in place at the time of the competition. Please see the FAQ tab for any COVID requirements, which may change closer to the competition.
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Bryan Eng won with an average of 31.91 seconds in the 4x4x4 Cube event. Yibo Wang (王奕博) finished second (32.06) and Liam Highducheck finished third (33.10).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
2x2x2 Cube Bryan Eng 1.33 2.06 Australia 1.764.652.231.332.20
4x4x4 Cube Bryan Eng 28.54 31.91 Australia 30.3333.0232.3828.5433.19
6x6x6 Cube Bryan Eng 1:42.51 1:49.96 Australia 1:45.412:01.951:42.51
Clock Bryan Eng 7.04 7.80 Australia
4x4x4 Blindfolded Samuel Moliver 7:14.33 DNF Australia 8:53.14DNF7:14.33
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00 Top 32 advance to next round
Second round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:20.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:30.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *

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Schedule for Saturday (September 24, 2022)

From 08:15 AM
To 09:15 AM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
School Hall
Time limit
1:00:00.00 cumulative *
From 08:30 AM
To 09:00 AM
School Hall
From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
School Hall
From 09:15 AM
To 11:00 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
School Hall
Time limit
Top 48 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
School Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
Top 32 advance to next round
From 12:45 PM
To 01:45 PM
School Hall
From 01:45 PM
To 02:45 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
School Hall
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
1 attempt to get < 3:30.00
From 02:45 PM
To 03:30 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
School Hall
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 04:15 PM
4x4x4 Cube Second round
School Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:20.00
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:15 PM
To 05:05 PM
Clock Final
School Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 30.00
From 05:05 PM
To 05:25 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
School Hall
Time limit
From 05:25 PM
To 05:45 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
School Hall
Time limit

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 [registration close date]. 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 around 9 am (unless you are competing in 4x4 blindfolded). You should 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. What do I need to know before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations . We also recommend that you watch this helpful competitor guide and read this competition tutorial. You should also know when your events are scheduled throughout the day.

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?
Your Delegates for this competition are Bryan Eng, Edward Hollingdale, Peri Le Dain, Ruby van Vliet, and Sam van Vliet - 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. Where can I ask other questions?
The organisational team can answer all your questions.


Q. What COVID safety protocols will be in place?
The competition will adhere to NSW Government COVID restrictions in place at the time. We will email competitors if there are any changes to the COVID restrictions we will be running this competition under.

Q. Will there be an attendee / guest limit at this competition?

Q. Can I get a refund if I am isolating?
Yes, if you or your parent/guardian are in isolation you will be eligible for a refund of your registration fees. You must email us before the competition begins.

Q. Do I have to wear a face mask?

Q. Can I bring my own face mask and/or hand sanitiser?
Yes, it is recommended that you bring your own face mask and hand sanitiser. Hand sanitiser will be provided at the venue.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
Please contact the organisational team.

Live Results

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

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This competition will use pre-assigned competitor groups for each round alongside pre-assigned times where competitors are expected to assist by judging other groups. All competitors will be provided with a physical copy of their personalised schedule on the day of the competition.

You can find an individual schedule here

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).


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.

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