New Zealand Nationals 2022


Date
Dec 9 - 11, 2022
City
Auckland, New Zealand
Venue

Barfoot and Thompson Stadium (https://www.barfootstadium.co.nz/)

Address
203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland 1071
Details

Main Stadium (Main Stage), Small Gym (Friday Only)

Website
New Zealand Nationals 2022 website
Contact

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

Organizers
Joshua Brungar and Speedcubing New Zealand
WCA Delegates
Alex Asbery, David Lim, and Luke Heath-Edwards
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.
Information

New Zealand Nationals 2022 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, New Zealand Nationals 2022 will crown the National Champions in 16 WCA official events, over the course of 3 days.

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
41
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

Registration requirements
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 300 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.
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 will be effective once we have received your payment, so please get your registration as early as possible to secure your spot. Please be mindful of bank processing times.

If all the registration spots fill up, a waiting list will be created. If a confirmed competitor decides to cancel their registration, then the first competitor on the waiting list will take their place. Competitors on the waiting list will be arranged according to the order in which their registration payment is received. Registration fees will be held by Speedcubing NZ until the final list of competitors is confirmed (11:59pm on the 1st of December 2022). Those competitors on the waiting list who do not get a confirmed spot will be issued a full refund the week after the competition ends.

Please note that even if the competitor list is not showing as full at the time you register, there may already be other registrations waiting to be accepted, so you are not guaranteed a spot until your registration is accepted and appears on the competitor list.

Competitors may make changes to their registered events up to the 1st of December 2022 by submitting a request via the Speedcubing NZ Contact Us page.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 100 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 50 advance to next round
Semi Final Ao5 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 100 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 80 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Mo3 6:00.00
7x7x7 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 8:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:30.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Mo3 8:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 5:00.00 cumulative * Top 10 advance to next round
Final Bo3 5:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 80 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 60 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:30.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 10 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:30.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 20:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 40:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

You are viewing the schedule for the venue Barfoot and Thompson Stadium (https://www.barfootstadium.co.nz/).
The schedule is displayed in the timezone Pacific/Auckland.

Schedule for Friday (December 09, 2022)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:15 AM
Multi Blind Puzzle Submission
Small Gym
From 09:15 AM
To 10:30 AM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Small Gym
Format
Bo3
Time limit
40:00.00 cumulative *
From 10:30 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Small Gym
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 11:30 AM
To 01:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube First round
Small Gym
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:30.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 01:30 PM
Lunch
Small Gym
From 01:30 PM
To 02:30 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Small Gym
Format
Bo3
Time limit
20:00.00 cumulative *
From 02:30 PM
To 04:00 PM
6x6x6 Cube First round
Small Gym
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
Clock First round
Small Gym
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 30.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 06:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Small Gym
Format
Bo3
Time limit
5:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round

Schedule for Saturday (December 10, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 100 advance to next round
From 08:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 100 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
Square-1 First round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 09:30 AM
To 10:30 AM
Square-1 First round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:30 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:30 PM
Skewb First round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 60 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:30 PM
Skewb First round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 60 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 80 advance to next round
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Proceed
Top 80 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 100 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 04:00 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 100 advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
Megaminx First round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 04:00 PM
To 05:00 PM
Megaminx First round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 06:00 PM
Pyraminx First round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 80 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 06:00 PM
Pyraminx First round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 80 advance to next round

Schedule for Sunday (December 11, 2022)

From 08:00 AM
To 09:00 AM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 08:00 AM
To 09:00 AM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 50 advance to next round
From 09:00 AM
To 09:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 09:00 AM
To 09:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 10:30 AM
4x4x4 Cube Second round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 09:45 AM
To 10:30 AM
4x4x4 Cube Second round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:00 AM
Pyraminx Second round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:00 AM
Pyraminx Second round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 11:30 AM
Skewb Second round
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 11:30 AM
Skewb Second round
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 10 advance to next round
From 11:30 AM
To 12:00 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
From 12:00 PM
To 12:30 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
From 12:30 PM
To 01:00 PM
Lunch
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
From 01:00 PM
To 01:20 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
From 01:20 PM
To 01:40 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 01:40 PM
To 02:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Bo3
Time limit
5:00.00 cumulative *
From 02:00 PM
To 02:20 PM
Megaminx Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 02:20 PM
To 02:40 PM
Square-1 Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:30.00
From 02:40 PM
To 03:00 PM
Pyraminx Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 03:00 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Semi Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Semi Final
Main Stadium (White Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 12 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 03:50 PM
Skewb Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 03:50 PM
To 04:10 PM
Clock Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 04:10 PM
To 04:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 04:30 PM
To 04:50 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 04:50 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Stadium (Black Stage)
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Awards
Main Stadium (Black Stage)

Q. How can I change my events?
A. You must make any change to your registered events by 25/11/2022. Contact the organisational team detailing your event changes.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. 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

Q. 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 have 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, Luke Heath-Edwards and David Lim 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 to ask how you can best assist.

Q. 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.

Stay Tuned - New Zealand Nationals will have a core team of dedicated staff. Keep an eye out if you are keen to be part of this team.

TBC

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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