Irish Championship FMC 2023

Jul 1, 2023
Multiple Cities, Ireland

Multiple Venues

Multiple Venues

See the Locations tab for details

Organization team
Speedcubing Ireland
WCA Delegates
Mary Hennessy, Seán O'Toole, and Simon Kelly
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This is the FMC only competition of Irish Championship 2023.

As FMC is not being held at Irish Championship 2023, this is your chance to become Ireland's Fewest Moves Champion!

Please see all the tabs to see the locations and information of each venue.

You do not need to attend Irish Championship 2023 in Waterford to become the Irish FMC National Champion.

This competition is not recommended for newcomers

Please Note: As this is the Irish Championship, only competitors who represent Ireland will be eligible for prizes. The competition remains open for all nationalities to compete.
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Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
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 45 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is €5 (Euro).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% 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.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.
Competitors may bring at most 1 guest.

Registration is not complete until the registration fee has been paid. A spot is not guaranteed until the competitors name appears on the Competitors tab. Once the competitor limit has been reached, new registrations will be added to the waiting list in the order of payment. Waitlisted competitors will only be accepted provided one of the accepted competitors withdraws from the competition.

All competitors still on the waiting list after registration closes will be removed and a full refund issued.

If you can no longer attend the competition, please inform us ASAP. We can give the free spot to another person! Of course you will get a refund according to the refund policy for this competition.

Please allow up to 48 hours for your registration to be accepted. Registrations will not be accepted until the appropriate registration fee has been received.

When registering you must specify if you want to attend at the Cork or Dublin venue in the comments. Your registration will not be accepted until we know which venue you are attending.

Note that each venue has its own competitior limit

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Edward Connell won with a mean of 29.00 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. AJ Nicholls finished second (39.00) and Cillian Hainbach finished third (40.00).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Edward Connell 27 29.00 NR Ireland 322728

Each venue has its own competitor limit and its own waiting list.
Cork: Competitor limit= 20
Dublin: Competitor limit= 25

Waiting List

The following competitors are on the waiting list for Cork:

The following competitors are on the waiting list for Dublin:

Waiting List Policy

Once the competitor limit has been reached, competitors will be added to the waiting list in order of paid registrations.
If an accepted competitor pulls out of the competition, the next competitor on the waiting list will be automatically accepted. We will also contact you by email if you are on the waiting list and a spot opens up for you.
Once the refund date has passed (see General info tab), waiting list competitors will have their registrations deleted and their reg fee refunded.

If registration is closed, competitors can no longer be added to the waiting list.

If your registration has been accepted and you no longer intend on competing, please contact us ASAP so we may allocate your spot to the next person on the waiting list. If the refund date has not yet passed, you will receive a refund according to the refund policy.

New Competitors

If you are a new competitor, we do not recommend this competition for you. This competition only has 3x3 Fewest Moves, where you are given an hour to write down a solution to a 3x3 scramble in as few moves as possible. If you're looking for a competition for your first, we highly recommend Irish Championship 2023 the week after this competition, as you'll be able to compete in 3x3, 2x2, Skewb, Pyraminx and other events in this year's National Championship!

If you are a new competitor, it is important that you are familiar with the Regulations. Especially the regulations about the event Fewest Moves Challenge.

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.

Information for All Competitors

  • During the rounds, please stay silent within the venue. 3x3 Fewest Moves requires 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.
  • This is not a spectator friendly event. Only guests of competitors will be allowed.
  • We may 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. Some venues may allow guests, some may not. This will be communicated closer to the time, once we have an idea as to how busy each venue is going to be.
  • 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.

Live results at the competition are provided courtesy of WCA Live!

Please note that the results may not be entered immediately. It is important that the competition is running smoothly before we can enter data. Sometimes there might be a delay of up to an hour before the results for a round are entered.

There may be a photographer present at our events and by attending you give us permission to use any photos you appear in on our website or for marketing purposes.

Speedcubing Ireland does not accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability to the fullest extent permitted by law for:
* any loss or damage to any personal property
* personal injury or illness suffered by you at a Speedcubing Ireland event

Attending this event is at the attendees own risk and by attending you agree not to bring any claim against the organisers of this event.

Children under 16 years old should be accompanied by an adult.

Q: How do I register?
A: First you need to make sure you have created a WCA account. You can do this by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, go to the Register section for this competition and follow the instructions carefully.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Please make sure that you have followed the instructions in the Register section. You could also be on the waiting list. The competitor limit can be found on the General Info page, and you can see the number on accepted competitors on the Competitors page. If you have done everything correctly and the competition is not full then just be patient. We have to manually approve registrations and the organisers aren't available all the time. If you believe you have followed the steps correctly but still are not on the registration list after 2 days, then feel free to email us at the contact link on the General Info page.

Q: Can I change the events I am registered for?
A: As long as registration is still open, yes you are allowed to change events. However there is only one event at this competition: Fewest Moves.

Q: I am no longer able to attend, what do I do?
A: The first thing you need to do is tell us as soon as you know via the contact link on the General Info page. Competitions generally fill up quite quickly and letting us know that you can't attend means we can add someone from the waiting list.

Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a refund in line with this competitions refund policy. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.

Q: How efficient do I have to be to compete?
A: As per regulation ?? fewest moves solutions must be at most 80 moves.

Q: Are there different age categories?
A: All competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome. In general most are aged 10-20 but we have plenty of regulars who are older or younger than this!

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: Yes! Make sure to bring cubes for all events you are competing in and look after them, you don't want them to go missing.

Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: This is not a spectator friendly competition. The event consists of people reading a scramble, scrambling a cube, and writing down a solution. It's almost like an exam Only guests of competitors will be allowed to attend due to space restrictions.

Q: When do I arrive at the competition?
A: We recommend you turn up at least 15 minutes before your first event, you can check when this is on the Schedule tab. This will give you enough time to register, find a seat, and warm-up.

Q: What do I do when I arrive?
A: The first thing you do when you arrive is find the registration desk if registration is open. If you arrive before registration opens, we will make an announcement as to when it does open. If there is nobody present at the registration desk then find a staff member and we will make sure to register you.

Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are more than welcome to leave whenever you want. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All the results will be found on this page a couple of days after the competition, once they have all been checked and uploaded. If you are looking for live results, they can all be found on the Live Results tab.

This competition will be happening simultaneously across multiple venues

Location Venue Address Venue Competitor Limit Delegate(s)
Cork Room 105, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, Cork 20 Mary Hennessy
Dublin Hamilton Room, Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan, Dublin 25 Simon Kelly, Seán O'Toole

The Cork Venue is Room 105 Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Rd, University College Cork, Cork, T12 AK54.

Car: Parking is available at €2 per hour at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex. It is much cheaper to park at the Western Gateway Building, where it is €2 on exit only. (<5 minute walk to Brookfield via footbridge)

Bus: If you are coming from Cork city center the 208, 205 and the 220 buses will bring you to a UCC entrance.

Train: If you are arriving by train, there is the 205 bus which will bring you from Kent station to one of the entrances of UCC. Alternatively you could walk from the train station into Cork city and get any of the buses mentioned above.

Cork Competitors:
1. Mary Hennessy
2. Ronan Finke
3. Seán Mooney
4. Conor Smith
5. Cormac Finke
6. Maeve Hickey
7. Colm McCarthy
8. Anaus Syed Muhammad

The Eircode for the venue is (K32 D521)
Balbriggan is easily accessible by car, if you turn off the M1 at junction 5. There is car parking available at the venue.
Balbriggan is on the train line from Dublin city. When you arrive to Balbriggan on the train, leave the train station and walk straight until you reach the main street. Then take a left. Keep walking for approximately 200m. The venue should be on your left.
There are three main bus routes that travel to Balbriggan, The Dublin Bus 33 and 33a. There is also the Bus Eireann 101.
The 101 can bring you from the airport to within a one minute walk from the venue. Get off the bus at the Balbriggan community centre stop, and keeping the community centre on your left, walk straight until you reach a junction. The hotel is directly in front of you.
The 33 and 33a have the same stops in Balbriggan. Get off at Old Market Green. From here, keep Lidl on your left and walk until you reach the community centre. Turn right and walk straight until you reach a junction. The hotel is directly in front of you.
The venue is on the main street of Balbriggan and there are multiple fast food restaurants, shops and restaurants nearby such as Apache Pizza, Noodle Box, Spar, Supervalu, and the Borza Takeaway. If you need any more information regarding where to go, please feel free to contact the organisation team

Dublin Competitors
1. Seán O' Toole
2. Simon Kelly
3. Richard Madden
4. Adam Bermingham
5. Edward Connell
6. James Tyrell
7. Cillian Hainbach
8. Rían Burke
9. William Carey
10. Kazim Haider
11. Adam Furlong
12. Tykhon Pererva
13. Namuun Natsagdorj
14. Cian Ó'Flannagáin
15. Adam Devere
16. Kalin Doherty
17. Elliott Laurent
18. Jacques Laurent
19. AJ Nicholls
20. Arthur Nicell
21. Leon Bailey
22. CJ Furey

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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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