Newcastle Autumn 2021

May 30, 2021
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

St Therese's Primary School

St Therese's Primary School, Burke St, New Lambton NSW 2305

School Hall, entry via Royal Street


Speedcubing Australia

Janine Schneider and Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
Edward Hollingdale and Sam van Vliet
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There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (Australian Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Newcastle Autumn 2021 is submitted and pending approval”. This does NOT mean that you are on the registration list. Competitors will not be approved until payment has been made.

Please ensure you have paid the registration fees via Stripe on the register page. Your registration is not complete and will not be processed until you have paid the $15 registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List:

  • Once the competitor limit of 120 has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
  • You must pay the $15 registration fee to be added to the waiting list.
  • New registrations will be added to a waitlist and sorted in the order of payment.
  • Waitlisted competitors will only be added to the competition if an existing competitors withdraws.
  • All competitors still on the waiting list after 21 May will be removed and provided with a full refund.
  • You may enquire about your position on the waiting list by contacting the organisational team.

Deleting Registration/Refunds:

  • If you can no longer make the competition you may request a refund.
  • To receive a full refund you must contact the organisational team by 21 May.
  • Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.
  • Refunds will only be issued after this date if you are feeling unwell with COVID-19 symptoms or are awaiting a COVID test and can no longer attend the competition.

You may change the events you are registered for by contacting the organisational team by 21 May. After this date it is no longer possible to add events. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.

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Bryan Eng won with an average of 7.41 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Taine Cassar finished second (9.51) and Liam Highducheck finished third (9.55).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Bryan Eng 6.40 7.41 Australia 7.697.378.076.407.18
2x2x2 Cube Bryan Eng 1.99 2.65 Australia 3.552.
4x4x4 Cube Bryan Eng 25.13 31.54 Australia 25.1335.4633.5334.0227.07
Pyraminx Bryan Eng 3.60 5.05 Australia 3.606.855.495.154.52
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 45 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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Schedule for Sunday (May 30, 2021)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:30 AM
School Hall
From 09:30 AM
To 09:45 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
School Hall
From 09:45 AM
To 11:00 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
School Hall
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
School Hall
Time limit
Top 45 advance to next round
From 12:20 PM
To 01:30 PM
School Hall
From 01:30 PM
To 02:20 PM
Pyraminx First round
School Hall
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 02:20 PM
To 03:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
School Hall
Time limit
Top 8 advance to next round
From 03:30 PM
To 04:15 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
School Hall
Time limit
Top 12 advance to next round
From 04:15 PM
To 04:30 PM
Pyraminx Final
School Hall
Time limit
From 04:30 PM
To 04:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
School Hall
Time limit
From 04:45 PM
To 05:05 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
School Hall
Time limit
From 05:05 PM
To 05:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
School Hall
Time limit
From 05:20 PM
To 05:35 PM
School Hall
From 05:35 PM
To 05:50 PM
School Hall

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by 21 May. Contact the organisational team detailing your event changes.

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration at 9 am. You should be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled. Please note the schedule is subject to change on the day.

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. 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. What do I need to know before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations . We also recommend that you watch this helpful competitor guide and read this competition tutorial. You should also know when your events are scheduled throughout the day.

Q. How do I find out if I've progressed to the second round?
Times will be uploaded through the day. 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?
Your Delegates for this competition are Ed Hollingdale, Nat Seeto and Sam van Vliet, feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.

Q. Can I help on the day?
Of course! Most competitors will be assigned specific times to help out with judging, but we need more help from competitors or parents. Please see our Delegates to ask how you can best assist.

Q. How do I find out about other upcoming competitions in Australia?
You can find out about upcoming competitions in Australia by signing up to the Speedcubing Australia mailing list.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
The organisational team can answer all your questions.


Q. Will there be an attendee limit at this competition?
Yes, in order to comply with state laws regarding COVID restrictions (the two square metre rule), there is a limit of one guest per competitor.

Q. Will this competition be following the additional procedures in the WCA Competition Safety Policy and WCA Temporary Regulations?
No. Given the near-zero community transmission in NSW this competition has had the additional restrictions of the WCA Competition Safety Policy waived. This means the competition will run closer to normal without the use of the Temporary Regulations. This means we will have a competitor waiting area and competitors won't be assigned a fixed station and judge while competing, dramatically increasing the number of events and competitors we can have in the given time.

However, this competition will still require all attendees use the QR-code check-in, hand sanitizer will be made available, and face masks are strongly encouraged. Competitors and guests will not be permitted to enter the venue if they are experiencing COVID symptoms.

Q. Will hand sanitiser be provided at the competition?
Yes. Upon entering the venue there will be a personal hygiene station equipped with a supply of hand sanitiser.

Q. Do I have to wear a face mask?
No, at this stage wearing face masks is not mandatory. However, it is encouraged. The competition will follow all government restrictions, and restritions on face-masks may change between now and the competition.

Q. What actions can competitors and spectators take to be COVID-safe?
Competitors and guests should wash and sanitize their hands frequently, and the wearing of masks is encouraged. It is recommended competitors bring their own waterbottle and do not share food and drink with others. The sharing of puzzles between competitors is also discouraged - competitors should bring all their required puzzles to the competition. Competitors are encouraged to avoid carpools with people from different household groups.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
Feel free to email us through this page.

Live Results

Live results will be provided via WCALive. It may take up to an hour between times being set and them appearing online.

This competition will be using pre-generated groups for first rounds. Additionally, all competitors have been assigned particular groups to act as a judge - you are encouraged to help out at other times, but at these times at a minimum.

We have prepared a summary of all groups, as well as a personalised group list for each competitor. Competitors will also be provided with their groups on the day.

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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