NxNZ Open 2018

Jan 27, 2018
Auckland, New Zealand


Eastview Baptist Church, 559 Chapel Rd, East Tamaki Heights, Auckland, 2016

Main Congregation area through front door

NxNZ Open 2018 website


Joshua Brungar and Mukund Karthik
WCA Delegate
Alex Asbery

NxNZ Open 2018 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition. Speedcubing is solving the Rubik's Cube or other similar puzzles as quickly as possible. The competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience and skill, but there is a competitor limit of 60 people, due to venue constraints. There will also be event-based time limits in place, to ensure we stay on schedule. No prior experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations.

Main event
Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
There is a competitor limit of 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (New Zealand Dollar).
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Biyuan Chen won with an average of 9.80 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Simon Geertsema finished second (10.63) and Cheng-Ru Yang finished third (10.78).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Biyuan Chen 7.54 9.80 New Zealand 12.859.5510.389.477.54
2x2x2 Cube Tim Xie 2.11 2.81 New Zealand 3.292.822.114.032.31
4x4x4 Cube Mukund Karthik 32.84 37.32 New Zealand 41.9137.0632.8436.6438.27
5x5x5 Cube Mukund Karthik 1:05.95 1:12.35 New Zealand 1:19.151:05.951:12.851:10.261:13.95
6x6x6 Cube Alex Asbery 2:37.87 2:48.49 New Zealand 2:55.082:37.872:52.51
7x7x7 Cube Alex Asbery 4:08.14 4:18.04 New Zealand 4:21.914:08.144:24.06
3x3x3 Blindfolded James Macdiarmid 59.91 DNF New Zealand 1:34.28DNF59.91
3x3x3 One-Handed Mukund Karthik 13.78 14.98 New Zealand 13.7814.9215.4817.9514.54
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00

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 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.

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