Glasgow Autumn 2023
- Sep 22 - 24, 2023
- Glasgow, City of Glasgow, United Kingdom
University Centre Building, Strathclyde University
- 347 Cathedral Street, G1 2TB
3rd Floor, Room 317
- Organization team
- Eleanor Sinnott and UK Cube Association
- WCA Delegates
- Eleanor Sinnott and Oliver Wheat
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
The venue on Friday will be the main venue and the same venue as Saturday/Sunday. This is different to previous editions of this competition.
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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".
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|3x3x3 Cube||Nicholas Archer||7.00||7.23||United Kingdom||7.30||7.00||7.08||7.30||8.56|
|2x2x2 Cube||Nicholas Archer||1.83||2.10||United Kingdom||2.01||1.83||2.48||2.42||1.88|
|4x4x4 Cube||Nicholas Archer||29.51||34.09||United Kingdom||33.93||29.51||34.22||36.72||34.11|
|5x5x5 Cube||Nicholas Archer||57.47||1:03.81||United Kingdom||57.47||1:01.94||1:10.81||58.67||1:15.93|
|6x6x6 Cube||Daniel Evans||1:39.94||1:51.79||United Kingdom||1:39.94||1:52.18||2:03.25|
|7x7x7 Cube||Daniel Evans||2:38.65||2:42.80||United Kingdom||2:41.47||2:48.29||2:38.65|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Oliver Wheat||1:01.19||DNF||United Kingdom||1:01.19||DNF||DNF|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Nicholas Archer||8.93||9.99||United Kingdom||10.81||9.95||10.55||8.93||9.47|
|Clock||Cameron Littlejohn||4.91||6.45||United Kingdom||6.70||7.42||5.24||4.91||7.41|
|Megaminx||Stephen Waller||37.91||49.00||United Kingdom||48.17||37.91||48.65||50.18||51.03|
|Pyraminx||Tan Jun (陈俊)||2.86||4.04||Malaysia||4.75||2.86||3.97||3.76||4.40|
|Skewb||Finley Norris||3.07||4.42||United Kingdom||3.70||3.07||4.56||7.64||5.00|
|Square-1||Billie Hammill||9.48||10.85||United Kingdom||11.95||11.34||9.48||10.65||10.55|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Ryan Eckersley||1:33.80||DNF||United Kingdom||DNF||1:33.80||DNF|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Alistair Miller||18/20 59:14||United Kingdom||18/20 59:14|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 5:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 80 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 80 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||1:00.00||Top 32 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:45.00||Top 24 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:15.00|
|5x5x5 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Final||Mo3||25:00.00 total for 6x6x6 Cube Final and 7x7x7 Cube Final **|
|7x7x7 Cube||Final||Mo3||25:00.00 total for 6x6x6 Cube Final and 7x7x7 Cube Final **|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:30.00||2 attempts to get < 1:15.00||Top 32 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 40.00|
|Clock||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00|
|Megaminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||3:30.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|Pyraminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 32 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 32 advance to next round|
|Square-1||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:10:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||1:10:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Final||Bo1||10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00|
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Schedule for Friday (September 22, 2023)
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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?
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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.
To register, 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.
If you are a new competitor, please make sure to:
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Information for All Competitors
Schedule Changes: Please note that the schedule is subject to change up until the Wednesday before the competition. Any major changes should be communicated in the precompetition email.
Please help judge! As a competitor, your judging assignments are the absolute minimum you should be doing to help out. Since second rounds, third rounds and finals have no assigned judges, we really need people to help out whenever available for these. 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.
No flash photography anywhere in the venue.
If you are a spectator, please never stand further forward than the front row of spectator chairs.
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 the University Centre building at the University of Strathclyde, 347 Cathedral Street, G1 2TB. The university is right in the heart of Glasgow and is very easily accessed.
Please note that there is a new Low Emission Zone on Glasgow City Centre: please check here to see if your vehicle is compliant.
Car: Parking is available at the following nearby car parks:
- NCP George Street Car Park on Montrose Street. A discount for this is available by prebooking here using code L6PN4FX
- Duke Street Car Park for a flat rate of £5 a day
Train: The venue is a 15 minute walk away from Glasgow Central station and a few minutes away from Glasgow Queen Street station. The shuttle bus 398 offers free transport from Glasgow Central station to Buchanan Bus station or Queen Street station for anyone holding a valid rail ticket.
Plane: The nearest airport is Glasgow Airport. The 500 Glasgow Airport Express offers a direct service from the airport to Buchanan bus station, just a few minutes from the venue.
Coach: The venue is a 5 minute walk away from Buchanan bus station which has intercity coach connections to many destinations across the UK.
Bus: The Citylink 900 bus offers a direct service to Buchanan bus station from Edinburgh while the X99 connects Glasgow to Dumfries. Many local buses also stop at North Frederick bus station across the road from the venue.
There are many hotel options available in central Glasgow, some of which are listed below:
This competition will be sponsored by Speedcubing.org!
They are kindly setting up a cube store to sell their puzzles throughout the event!
Here's what the owner, Daniel Evans, had to say:
I started speedcubing.org in its current form in 2019, I had previously sold cubes to my school cubing club and on a few market stalls in my local area. speedcubing.org has since grown to become one of the UKs largest speedcube stores aiming to provide the cubing community with high quality speedcubes at reasonable prices and with fast customer service. I am a competitive speedcuber so I understand the needs of speedcubers and can give recommendations accordingly, I strive to get new cubes in stock quickly and I try them for myself so I can develop an opinion on each one. I also have a range of helpful written instructions and videos on how to improve, and for those wanting extra support I do even offer speedcubing tuition
This competition has been organised with help from Strathclyde Rubik's Cube Society
Each event is run in groups, depending on how many people are competing in the event depends on how many groups there are. We call each group up one at a time in order to complete their solves during the scheduled time for the round. 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!
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.