FMC New Zealand 2023

Nov 19, 2023
Multiple cities, New Zealand

Multiple venues. Please see the Locations tab

Multiple locations

Please see the Locations tab

FMC New Zealand 2023 website

Speedcubing New Zealand

Speedcubing New Zealand
WCA Delegates
Alex Asbery, Daniel Fraser, and Luke Heath-Edwards
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

FMC New Zealand 2023 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition.

This competition is the National Championship for the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event.

FMC New Zealand 2023 is open to all competitors regardless of experience and skill. No prior experience in WCA competitions is necessary.

Please note this competition is for the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event which is different to the main 3x3x3 cube event.

If you are a new competitor, please make sure to read all the information in the FAQ and other tabs before registering. All competitors should be familiar with the information in these tabs.

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Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 54 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (New Zealand Dollar).
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 .
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


Payment is made via the external website with two options to pay, either bank transfer or Paypal.

Your registration is not complete and will not be processed until you have paid the registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List

Once the competitor limit has filled, a waiting list will be created.
You must pay the registration fee to be added to the waiting list.
New registrations will be added to the waiting list in order of payment.
If a competitor withdraws, the next person on the waiting list will be added to the competition.
The last date to make it off the waiting list would be 24 hours before the competition begins.
All competitors who remain on the waiting list after the competition will be fully refunded.

Cancelling Registration

If you can no longer attend the competition, please contact the organisational team as soon as possible to cancel your registration.
Cancelling your registration enables us to maximise attendance by letting another competitor on the waiting list to attend.

Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour

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Schedule for Sunday (November 19, 2023)

From 10:00 AM
To 10:20 AM
Main room
From 10:30 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Main room
Time limit
1 hour
From 12:00 PM
To 01:00 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Main room
Time limit
1 hour
From 01:30 PM
To 02:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Main room
Time limit
1 hour
From 02:45 PM
To 03:00 PM
Main room

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should always be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before the first attempt.

Q. I have never been to a competition before, is this a good competition for me?
Not particualrly. Unless you have knowledge about the FMC event, this competition is not an average comp.

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 can I prepare before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations around the FMC event.

Q. What do I need to bring?
Pen and Paper is provided. You can bring up to THREE 3x3s to use.

Q. Who can I ask for help on the day?
A. Your Delegates for this competition are Alex Asbery (Wellington), Luke Heath-Edwards (Aukland) and Daniel Fraser (Christchurch), feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.

Q: I lost a puzzle at the competition, what should I do?
There are hundreds 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 (or anything else), please speak to us at the event or contact the organisational team, it is possible someone has handed it in to us.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
The organisational team can answer all your questions.


City Venue Address Competitor Limit Delegate
Auckland Botany Library 588 Chapel Road, East Tāmaki, Auckland 2013 20 Luke Heath-Edwards
Wellington KiwiClass - Room 1 39 Webb Street, Mount Cook, Wellington 6011 14 Alex Asbery
Christchurch Cashmere High School 172 Rose Street, Somerfield, Christchurch 8024 20 Daniel Fraser


Auckland Wellington Christchurch
Liam Wadek Aneurin Hunt Chris Mills
Xavier Courteau-Laing Dylan Himmelfarb Cooper Jones
Jack Maddigan Daniel Fraser
Jack McDougall Franklin Yuan
James Moore Henry Eyles
Kieran Wells Mitchell Anderson
Levente Swanepoel Numair Malik
Luke Steele Ram Thakkar
Tom Nelson
William Jackson

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).


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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