Lyttelton Spring 2023
- Nov 18, 2023
- Christchurch, New Zealand
- 25 Winchester Street, Lyttelton, 8082
- Lyttelton Spring 2023 website
- Chris Mills, Mike Field, and Speedcubing New Zealand
- WCA Delegates
- Alex Asbery and Daniel Fraser
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
Lyttelton Spring 2023 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition.
This competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience and skill. No prior experience in WCA competitions is necessary.
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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- Competitor limit
- Number of times bookmarked
- Registration period
Online registration opened and will close .
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (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 .
If you are a registered competitor you may change your registered events until by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Any spectator can attend for free.
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.
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.
Competitors may change their registered events by contacting the organisational team.
Additional events can be added until registration closes. After this date competitors may only remove events.
It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not want to compete in.
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.
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 75% advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||10:00.00||Top 20 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00||Top 6 advance to next round|
|3x3x3 One-Handed||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:00.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 10 advance to next round|
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Schedule for Saturday (November 18, 2023)
Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by 12/11/23. You can change your events by contacting the organisational team detailing your event changes.
Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for Check-in from 9:15am. You should always 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. I have never been to a competition before, is this a good competition for me?
YES! All of our competitions cater for newcomers. There is a new competitor tutorial and plenty of friendly delegates and organizers to help you understand what you need to do.
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. Do children need to have adult supervision?
YES. Adult supervision of children is required at ALL times. The WCA Delegates and Organisers are very busy running the competition and cannot be responsible for supervising children.
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. How can I prepare before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations. Here is condensed version of the competitor tutorial made by Speedcubing Australia. You may also like to watch this helpful competitor guide.
Q. What do I need to bring?
You need to bring a puzzle for each event you are signed up to compete in - make sure they are allowed per the WCA regulations. We also recommend you bring a water bottle. Many competitors also bring a 'warm up cube' to use between submitting their puzzle for scrambling and starting their official solve. All timing equipment is provided by Speedcubing New Zealand.
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?
A. Your Delegates for this competition are Alex Asbery and Daniel Fraser and your Organisers are Chris Mills and Michael Field, feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.
Q. Can I help on the day?
A. Of course! Throughout the day we will need judges and runners so please see our Delegates or Organizers to ask how you can best assist.
Q: How do I get a WCA ID?
After official results are posted after the competitions you will receive an email with information on your WCA ID.
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.
We will be using the Sports Hall in the Lyttelton Recreation Centre. Competitors and spectators should enter the Sports Hall by using the back entrance marked below.
There is parking available on site, and more available on nearby streets. However, on Saturday morning there is the Lyttelton Farmers Market which can cause issues with finding parking. Additional parking can be found at Te Ana Marina carpark which is just a short walk away. Address: Harbour Whakaraupo, Lyttelton. If you require an accessible parking space please contact Mike Field at email@example.com
Lyttelton is accessible by the Route 8 Christchurch Metro bus which runs regularly from the airport to Lyttelton via Christchurch City Centre.
There a plenty of food options nearby as the venue is right next to the Lyttleton town centre. As well as this, the Lyttelton farmers market will be running from 10am-1pm and will have plenty of tasty things to eat. Our personal favourite lunch spots are Nama Sushi and London fish & chips, and Spooky boogie has excellent coffee - the best mocha in the world according to Chris!
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 like a judging tutorial please approach an Organizer or a Delegate. If you don't know how to find us, just ask another competitor in the venue and they will be able to help point us out!
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!
Lyttelton Spring 2023 is proudly sponsored by Speedcube.co.nz!
Speedcube.co.nz will have a stall at the venue, where you can find a range of cubes, lubes, and other cubing gear for your convenience.
But that's not all - Speedcube.co.nz is generously giving away two $50 gift cards to their store. Who can win these prizes? Let's find out!
The "Fastest First-Time Competitor" title will be awarded to the cuber who achieves the best Ao5 (average of 5 solves) in any 3x3 round and has never participated in a WCA competition before.
We also want to recognize our volunteers who play a vital role in making the event run smoothly. The "Most Helpful Volunteer" will be chosen by the organizers and delegates, and this recognition will go to the individual who makes a significant contribution to tasks like judging, running, and scrambling.
Remember, anyone at the competition, whether you're a competitor or a spectator, is welcome to assist with various competition tasks. If you're unsure how to get involved, simply approach one of our organizers or delegates for guidance.
If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
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.