Kewbz UK Championship 2022
- Oct 28 - 30, 2022
- Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
- Judds Lane, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6AQ
Exhibition Hall 2
- Organization team
- UK Cube Association
- WCA Delegates
- Bertie Longden, Christopher Morris, James Molloy, Mary Hennessy, Nevins Chan Pak Hoong (陈百鸿), Oliver Wheat, Sam Spendla, Seán O'Toole, and Simon Kelly
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
Welcome to Kewbz UK Championship 2022!
This year's UK National Championship
Spectators are welcome! Please read the information below, and the information in the Spectators and Guests tab.
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.
Free T-Shirt: By registering and attending Kewbz UK Championship 2022, you'll receive a completely free UK Championship t-shirt as a memento! You will receive this on registration at the venue, where you can choose your size.
Guests: Guests will only be permitted to attend by paying a £5 fee at the competition. Competitors will receive lanyards, and their guests and spectators will receive wristbands, which are to be worn throughout the weekend for security reasons. This includes parents/guardians of competitors. The fee must be paid at the competition and cannot be prepaid beforehand. The guest field in the registration form is for informational purposes only, the fee must be paid at the competition.
Qualification Requirements: If you do not meet the qualification requirements in an official WCA competition by 17th October 2022, you will not be eligible to compete in those events. Please see the Events tab to see these requirements. Please note that new competitors can only compete in 3x3, 2x2, Skewb and Pyraminx.
Final Round Advancements: For all events with more than one round we will be taking a minimum number of UK competitors to the final. If necessary, we will increase the size of the final by one competitor at a time until we have enough UK competitors. The requirements are as follows: 2x2, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 3x3 Blindfolded, 3x3 One-Handed, Clock, Megaminx, Pyraminx, Skewb, Square-1 - 6 UK competitors; 3x3 - 8 UK competitors. 3x3 Multiple Blindfolded has a Top 16 qualification requirement, similarly this must contain at least 6 UK competitors.
Fewest Moves: FMC will not be held at this competition. To compete for the national champion title for FMC, you must compete at Kewbz UK Championship FMC 2022 on 22nd October instead. The winner of the FMC competition will be awarded their prize during the awards at Kewbz UK Championship 2022.
Please Note: As this is the UK National Championship, only competitors who represent the United Kingdom will be eligible for prizes. The competition remains open for all nationalities to compete.
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There is a competitor limit of 500 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is £35 (British Pound).
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 .
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.
Spectators can attend paying an entry fee of £5 (British Pound).
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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.
You may register for as many events as you'd like, however please note the Qualification Requirements in the Events tab to avoid disappointment in the case that you do not qualify for some of your chosen events. The events that you do not qualify for by the qualification deadline will be removed from your registration before the competition.
Guests will only be permitted to attend by paying a £5 fee at the competition. Competitors will receive lanyards, and their guests and spectators will receive wristbands, which are to be worn throughout the weekend for security reasons. This includes parents/guardians of competitors. This fee cannot be prepaid, and must be paid at the competition. The guest box on the registration form is for informational purposes only, the fee must be paid at the competition.
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 may allow us to add another person to the competition. By not telling us you may be denying someone a chance to compete.
If you have any problems check out the FAQ, or feel free to contact us.
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.
Max Park won with an average of 6.01 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Tymon Kolasiński finished second (6.10) and Kevin Gerhardt finished third (6.82).
European records: Ezra Hirschi 5x5x5 Blindfolded 3:30.36 (single).
|3x3x3 Cube||Max Park||5.38||6.01||United States||5.61||5.38||5.76||6.71||6.65|
|2x2x2 Cube||James Alonso||1.41||1.68||United Kingdom||1.41||1.85||1.77||1.41||4.13|
|4x4x4 Cube||Max Park||20.87||22.01||United States||25.78||21.99||23.03||20.87||21.02|
|5x5x5 Cube||Max Park||36.60||40.12||United States||41.61||41.85||40.45||36.60||38.30|
|6x6x6 Cube||Max Park||1:07.90||1:10.40||United States||1:09.53||1:13.76||1:07.90|
|7x7x7 Cube||Max Park||1:51.65||1:53.56||United States||1:51.65||1:56.70||1:52.33|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Ben Stokes||18.72||NR||22.88||United Kingdom||26.92||22.99||18.72|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||Max Park||7.86||10.06||United States||10.56||7.86||9.45||10.20||10.52|
|Clock||Jacob Chambers||3.99||4.57||United Kingdom||4.63||5.32||3.99||4.02||5.07|
|Pyraminx||Zhiyuan Peter Li (李致远)||2.42||2.52||China||2.62||2.50||2.42||2.45||5.34|
|Skewb||George Scholey||1.60||2.52||United Kingdom||2.10||2.67||2.78||3.46||1.60|
|Square-1||Rasmus Stub Detlefsen||5.76||7.70||Denmark||6.10||10.03||7.83||9.18||5.76|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Ezra Hirschi||1:47.86||DNF||Switzerland||1:47.86||1:49.12||DNF|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Ezra Hirschi||3:30.36||ER||DNF||Switzerland||DNF||DNF||3:30.36|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Adrian Dębski||45/48 56:45||Poland||DNS||45/48 56:45|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 3:00.00||Top 200 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 100 advance to next round|
|Semi Final||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 20 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 100 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round||Average under 1:00.00|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:30.00||2 attempts to get < 1:45.00||Top 50 advance to next round||Average under 1:45.00|
|Second round||Ao5||3:30.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|6x6x6 Cube||First round||Bo1 / Mo3||5:30.00||1 attempt to get < 3:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round||Average under 3:00.00|
|7x7x7 Cube||First round||Bo1 / Mo3||7:30.00||1 attempt to get < 5:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round||Average under 5:00.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 16 advance to next round||Single solve under 3:00.00|
|Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 100 advance to next round||Average under 40.00|
|Second round||Ao5||1:30.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Clock||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:00.00||2 attempts to get < 12.00||Top 16 advance to next round||Average under 12.00|
|Megaminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:45.00||Top 16 advance to next round||Average under 1:45.00|
|Pyraminx||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 100 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 30.00||Top 100 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Square-1||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||1:30.00||2 attempts to get < 25.00||Top 16 advance to next round||Average under 25.00|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||30:00.00 cumulative *||Single solve under 15:00.00|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||45:00.00 cumulative *||Any single solve|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Final||Bo2||10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00||Top 16 by single|
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Schedule for Friday (October 28, 2022)
Schedule for Saturday (October 29, 2022)
Schedule for Sunday (October 30, 2022)
The following information will not apply to the majority of competitors, but for the few of you that are planning on competing in many events, please be prepared for a rollercoaster of a competition!
If you are planning in competing in all 16 events, your Friday will look something like this:
- 10:00 - 4x4 R1
- 10:30 - 4BLD (bring your MBLD cubes with you, submit them after 4BLD is complete)
- 11:30 - 5x5 R1
- 11:50 - 6x6 R1
- 12:20 - MBLD Attempt 1
- 13:30 - 20 mins Lunch Break
- 13:50 - 3BLD R1
- 14:20 - 7x7 R1
- 14:45 - 5BLD (again, bring your MBLD cubes to submit)
- 15:45 - Megaminx R1
- 16:05 - 4x4 R2
- 16:30 - MBLD Attempt 2
- 17:40 - Clock R1
- 18:00 - Square-1 R1
As you can see, one hectic day. Please consider if this is something you still wish to do. We will attempt to get all your attempts done by the end of the day, but failing that, you may be required to compete over Lunch on Saturday. 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 and 7x7 Round 1s are all priorities, as their subsequent rounds are all later on the Friday, or on Saturday morning, so we can't do these attempts on the Saturday lunchtime.
The following events on the schedule are planned only to facilitate these competitors. Competitors not competing in 4/5/MBLD shouldn't be scheduled for these times/this Stage.
- 10:00 Friday - 4x4 R1 on Stage 3
- 11:30 Friday - 5x5 R1 on Stage 3
- 11:50 Friday - 6x6 R1 on Stage 3
- 17:40 Friday - Clock R1
- 18:00 Friday - Square-1 R1
- 11:30 Saturday - 5x5 R2
All competitions in the UK are run by the UKCA with the help of our many organisers from all over the country. We have organised over 60 competitions in the UK and have also helped run competitions over in Ireland to help their community grow. Our delegates have over 300 combined competitions of experience with many more to come.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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, follow the menu bar to the Register page and follow the instructions fully and carefully.
Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Please make sure that you have followed the instructions listed on the Register page. 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 also on the menu. 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 2-3 days, then feel free to email us at the contact link on the General Info page. You can contact us at any time to check your place on the waiting list as well.
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 before the limit date for refunds on the General Info page then you will receive a 50% refund. If this time has passed then you will receive no refund.
Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: We recommend that you check out the Events and Schedule tabs. As this is the UK Championship, many events have qualification times that you must have reached in an official WCA competition before, otherwise you will not be allowed to compete. Otherwise, for 3x3, 2x2, Skewb and Pyraminx, if you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough! Loads of people come to competitions just to beat their own personal bests, and meet likeminded people, with no intention of winning or even making it past the first round.
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: Am I allowed to bring a guest?
A: Yes, you are allowed to bring a guest, however your guests will need to pay £5 each to receive a wristband for entry into the venue. This wristband must be worn throughout the weekend.
Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Yes! You must pay a £5 spectator fee at the competition to receive a wristband for entry into the venue. This wristband must be worn throughout the weekend.
Q: I'm a parent, what can I do to get involved?
A: If you're looking for something to do then you can certainly help out with the running and judging! We pretty much always need help with this and they are really easy procedures to follow. You can come to the introduction to competing where we go through all of it there, and there is a tutorial on the Important Information tab as well. Running is also great for step count and requires zero knowledge of cubing if you're worried about that!
Q: When do I arrive at the competition?
A: If you are a new competitor, we highly recommend that you show up for the introduction to competing which is held as the first thing on Saturday. Otherwise, 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, in the Menu Bar at the top go to Results ≫ WCA Live.
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 an introduction to competing 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
- 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!
- 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 stay 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. Media persons will also be in attendance. By attending the competition as a competitor or a guest, you are accepting that you may be filmed or photographed for these purposes.
The UK Championship 2022 is graciously sponsored by KewbzUK!
Kewbz will be running a stall at the competition. More details to follow!
Spectators and Guests may attend for a fee of £5. This fee grants you access to the venue over the entire weekend.
Each competitor may bring at least one guest with them to accompany them throughout the competition. Each competitor has a single wristband reserved just for their guest, any additional ones will be subject to availability. If you do choose to bring a guest, or are being accompanied by a parent/guardian, a £5 fee will be due (by cash or card) on registration to receive a wristband for each guest to gain entry to the venue.
This wristband must be worn as long as you are planning on attending over the weekend. If you purchase the wristband on Friday, and are planning on spectating everyday, you must keep your wristband on during the entire weekend. If you don't, you'll have to repurchase another wristband if they are still available. The wristbands are vinyl and waterproofed, so there's no need to take them off for a shower!
Any additional guests are welcome, but only one wristband will be set aside. All others will be subject to availability as we're limited on the number of people allowed in the venue. We take no responsibility for any competitors left unsupervised.
In addition to a competitor's guaranteed guest, spectators may attend either with or without a competitor.
To attend, simply turn up to the competition, there's no need to inform us beforehand! When you arrive at the CBS Arena, go to the Ticket Office next to the entrance to Hall 2 (it will be signposted!). There, you will be asked to pay the £5 spectator fee by cash or card. This fee will grant you a wristband that you must wear to gain access to the Main Hall. The same rules for the wristband which apply to guests will also apply to spectators, please read above!
If you'd like to get involved, feel free if you know how to judge or run! If you don't, we'll be running an Introduction to Competing, Running and Judging on Saturday morning for all our new competitors, and you're free to join in as well! Without people helping out, the competition wouldn't run!
Please note, we're expecting long queues on Saturday morning as everyone registers, so if you're planning on attending this, we seriously recommend you purchase your wristband early, or the day before!
The venue is the Coventry Building Society Arena in Coventry. The arena has established itself as one of the UK's leading international venues for a variety of events, attracting more than 1.3 million visitors a year, and we're happy to call it the home of the UK Championship in 2022!
Car: Coventry Arena is easily accessed from the M6 Motorway, which has easy connections to almost anywhere in the UK via the M1 and M5. The postcode for the venue itself is CV6 6AQ. The arena have provided us with up to 500 car parking spaces for the weekend, which will be chargable throughout the weekend. Details for this can be found in competitor's inbox.
Train: Coventry Arena has its own train station, situated on the Coventry-Nuneaton Line. The Coventry main station is easily accessible from London (Euston), from Birmingham (New Street) and from various other stations across the UK rail network. As an alternative to catching a train from Coventry to Coventry Arena, local buses are frequent from the city centre, see below.
Plane: Coventry Arena is only 10 miles from Birmingham International Airport. From there, you can catch a train or a bus to Coventry frequently. You should be able to catch trains from most major UK airports to arrive at Coventry also.
Coach: Coaches via National Express call in Coventry on many routes, you can see all direct routes into Coventry here. Other coach services include Megabus
Bus: For information regarding local buses to Coventry Arena, see the National Express Coventry site.
The Coventry Arena has its own onsite hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Coventry Building Society Arena.
A limited number of rooms have been made available at reduced rates for competition attendees. For details, please contact Sam Spendla privately by Email, Facebook Messenger or Discord These discounted rooms have now been booked.
Outside of that, there are many hotels in and around Coventry, including but not limited to:
* Novotel Coventry M6 J3
* Premier Inn Coventry City Centre (Earlsdon Park)
* Premier Inn Coventry City Centre (Belgrade Plaza)
* ibis Coventry Centre
Due to Football and Rugby events taking place at the CBS Arena over the same weekend:
Parking for Saturday and Sunday MUST BE PRE-BOOKED!
To pre-book parking, click the link here
Parking for Friday is not required to be pre-booked, but the option is there if you would like to. Otherwise, a code will be given out to all competitors on Friday to get a reduced parking rate for the day.
The car parks available to KUKC guests on Friday are Car Parks A and B.
From A, you can walk anti-clockwise alongside the arena up to the main entrance to the Foyer, past the Hilton. From here, you walk through the foyer almost to the end, until you reach Hall 2's ticket office, where you can register.
From B, walk clockwise around the arena to the South Entrance. On entry, Hall 2 is the closest Hall.
On Saturday and Sunday, parking is available in Car Park C or the Arena Shopping Park.
If you park in Car Park C, you must cross the pedestrian bridge across the A444, and enter through the South Entrance.
From the Arena Shopping Park, you must cross the pedestrian bridge across the train line at the Arena Train Station, and then follow clockwise around the stadium to the South Entrance.
If you are parking at the Hotel, you may park here throughout the weekend. Please contact the hotel reception to ensure your car is paid for.
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!
See your groups here
Also Staff and Delegates
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.
Qualification times must be set in other WCA competitions in order to compete. The deadline for setting qualification times is Oct 18, 2022.