NZ North Island Championship 2021


Date
Aug 13 - 15, 2021
City
Hamilton, New Zealand
Venue

Hamilton Gardens Pavilion

Address
Hungerford Crescent, Cobham Drive SH1, Hamilton
Details

Central Court

Website
NZ North Island Championship 2021 website
Contact

https://speedcubing.nz/contact-us/

Organizer
Joshua Brungar
WCA Delegates
Alex Asbery and Luke Heath-Edwards
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

NZ North Island Championship 2021 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition. Speedcubing is solving the 3x3x3 Cube or other similar puzzles as quickly as possible. The competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience and skill, but certain event-based time limits will be in place so as to make sure we can stay on schedule and get through the days on time. No prior experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations.

In addition, NZ North Island Championship 2021 is the second regional championship held in New Zealand in the lead up to Nationals later in 2021.

Events
Main event
Competitors
155
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 200 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $40 (New Zealand Dollar).
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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

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

If registration fills up, a waiting list will be created. The last date to make it off the waiting list will be 24 hours before the competition begins with the conditions being that a spot opens up (someone else pulls out) and payment is completed.

Competitors may make changes to their registered events up until the end of registration.

Highlights
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Adrien Auvray Matyn won with an average of 7.44 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ben Kirby finished second (7.62) and Chris Mills finished third (7.99).

Oceanian records: Edwin Shen‎ Clock 4.22 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Adrien Auvray Matyn 6.77 7.44 New Zealand 6.938.337.076.77DNF
2x2x2 Cube Alexander Vujcich 1.51 1.99 New Zealand 1.781.512.446.531.75
4x4x4 Cube Angela Braganza 27.70 30.82 New Zealand 30.7332.5527.7032.9829.19
5x5x5 Cube Ben Kirby 53.37 56.69 New Zealand 53.3759.4555.6857.1157.27
6x6x6 Cube Ben Kirby 1:48.12 1:49.82 NR New Zealand 1:51.581:48.121:49.77
7x7x7 Cube Ben Kirby 2:55.33 3:04.48 New Zealand 2:55.333:06.583:11.54
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 29.42 DNF New Zealand DNF51.8329.42
3x3x3 One-Handed Chris Mills 13.18 14.22 United Kingdom 14.3313.1816.1314.5213.81
Clock Edwin Shen 4.22 OcR 6.85 New Zealand 5.84DNF6.074.228.65
Megaminx James Macdiarmid 35.98 39.70 New Zealand 35.9839.9541.8337.3348.47
Pyraminx Ashley Foster 2.64 2.85 New Zealand 3.103.952.722.642.72
Skewb Caleb Hall 2.74 4.22 New Zealand 3.622.744.594.504.55
Square-1 Adrien Auvray Matyn 7.24 8.61 NR New Zealand 8.179.728.768.897.24
4x4x4 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 2:30.55 DNF New Zealand 2:30.552:30.56DNF
5x5x5 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 4:17.61 DNF New Zealand DNFDNF4:17.61
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Tom Nelson 26/30 1:00:00 New Zealand 26/30 1:00:00
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 72 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 36 advance to next round
Semi Final Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 50 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 5:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Mo3 6:00.00
7x7x7 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Mo3 7:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 8 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 50 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 50 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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The schedule is displayed in the timezone Pacific/Auckland.

Schedule for Friday (August 13, 2021)

From 05:00 PM
To 05:30 PM
Multi-Blind Puzzle Submission
Central Court (Black Stage)
From 05:30 PM
To 06:30 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo3
Time limit
1:00:00.00 cumulative *
From 06:30 PM
To 07:30 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

Schedule for Saturday (August 14, 2021)

From 08:00 AM
To 09:00 AM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 40 advance to next round
From 08:00 AM
To 09:00 AM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 40 advance to next round
From 09:00 AM
To 10:00 AM
6x6x6 Cube First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
7:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Central Court (Black Stage)
From 01:00 PM
To 02:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 72 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo3
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Bo3
Time limit
45:00.00 cumulative *
From 01:00 PM
To 02:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 72 advance to next round
From 02:30 PM
To 03:15 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:15 PM
To 04:00 PM
Clock First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 06:00 PM
To 06:45 PM
Square-1 First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round

Schedule for Sunday (August 15, 2021)

From 08:00 AM
To 09:00 AM
Megaminx First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 09:00 AM
To 10:00 AM
Pyraminx First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 09:00 AM
To 10:00 AM
Pyraminx First round
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
Skewb First round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
Skewb First round
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 36 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 36 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 12:30 PM
Lunch
Central Court (Black Stage)
From 12:00 PM
To 12:30 PM
Lunch
Central Court (White Stage)
From 12:30 PM
To 01:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Second round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Proceed
Top 8 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 01:30 PM
Pyraminx Second round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 01:30 PM
Pyraminx Second round
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:30 PM
To 02:00 PM
Skewb Second round
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 01:30 PM
To 02:00 PM
Skewb Second round
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 02:20 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Mo3
Time limit
7:00.00
From 02:20 PM
To 02:40 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
From 02:40 PM
To 03:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
5:00.00
From 03:00 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Semi Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Semi Final
Central Court (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:45 PM
To 04:00 PM
Clock Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:20 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 04:20 PM
To 04:40 PM
Megaminx Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 04:40 PM
To 05:00 PM
Square-1 Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
Pyraminx Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
Skewb Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 05:45 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:45 PM
To 06:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 06:00 PM
To 06:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Central Court (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 06:30 PM
To 07:00 PM
Awards
Central Court (Black Stage)

Who can win the North Island Championship?
A: Officially the winner listed for all the events on the WCA website will be the overall winner in each event, however we will also have North Island podiums where those who have declared they are representing the North Island will have a separate podium and these will be the North Island champions for 2021.

How do I declare my region?
A: There is a drop down box on the registration page where you can select your region. This will be what is used to determine which island you are representing at the competition.

How often can I change the island that I am representing?
A: This will follow the same rules as changing the nation you represent in the WCA so you may only change this once per year and cannot change between the South Island Championship and the North Island Championship in the same year. You can however change in a new year if you have moved regions.

Where will the region information be posted?
A: For now this information will not be public other than which Island you are representing. However in the future we will add an option to the SNZ registration page where you can opt in or out of publicly listing your region for the purpose of creating regional rankings for all 17 official WCA events. These rankings will be dispayed on the SNZ website.

Why do you need to know my region?
A: This is to try and see where our competition attendees are travelling from so we can better cater future competitions to visit every region with cubers in them. As well as create the regional rankings list in the future.

Can I choose to not select a region?
A: Yes, this will however make you ineligible for North or South Island podiums.

Can I win a South or North Island podium if I do not represent New Zealand in the WCA?
A: No, this will be treated the same as a National Championship where you can still compete for the overall podiums but not the Regional champiosnship.

How can I change my events?
A. You must make any change to your registered events by 31/07/2021. Contact the organisational team detailing your event changes.

What time should I arrive at the competition?
A. You should be at the venue ready to compete at least 30 minutes before your first scheduled event, however if you wish to turn up earlier and help with the competition then please do. Please note the schedule is subject to change on the day.

How old do I have to be to compete?
A. Anyone can compete at any age! We encourage anyone considering to compete to register as it will be a great experience regardless of age.

How fast do I have to be to compete?
A. 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.

What do I need to know before the competition day?
A. Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations. You should also know when your events are scheduled throughout the day.
Video Competitor Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww
Written Competitor Tutorial: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/edudoc/competitor-tutorial/tutorial.pdf

How do I find out if I've progressed to the second round?
A. Times will be uploaded throughout the competition to 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.

Who can I ask for help on the day?
A. Your Delegates for this competition are Alex Asbery and Luke Heath-Edwards feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.

Can I help on the day?
A. Of course! Throughout the day we will need judges and runners so please see our Delegates to ask how you can best assist.

Where can I ask other questions?
A. The organisational team can answer all your questions through the contact link on the info page. You can also find the delegate email addresses on the WCA website.

For the first time in New Zealand we will be accepting applications to become a dedicated staff member for the NZ North Island Championship 2021. The roles and benefits of a dedicated staff member will include:
* Having a set scrambling, judging and/or running schedule for the competition
* Discounted registration fees for the competition

Will dedicated staff be the only ones scrambling, runnning or judging for the competition?
A: No, the dedicated staff will just give the organisation team a small group of staff that can be scheduled to aid throughout the competition

How much will I have to staff as a dedicated staff member?
A: This will depend on how many applications we get for dedicated staff. However, all dedicated staff will have scheduled breaks and also the option to choose events they want to warm up for during the application process

How many dedicated staff will be used for the competition?
A: This will be based on registration numbers for the competition and will increase with more competitors.

How do I apply to be a dedicated staff member?
A: The application process to become a dedicated staff member can be done at the same time as the registration process on the SNZ website.

If I do not intend to compete can I still be a dedicated staff member?
A: Yes, please use the contact us email link on the info page to sort this out directly with the organisational team.

The North Island Champion for 3x3 will receive free registration to NZ Nationals 2021 later in the year.

All North Island podiums will receive medals.

More awards will be announced once they are confirmed

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).

Cutoff

The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).

Format

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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