Rubik's WCA Oceanic Championship 2022


Date
Dec 15 - 18, 2022
City
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Venue

Melbourne Sports Centres - Parkville

Address
10 Brens Dr, Parkville VIC 3052
Details

Main Stadium

Contact

Rubik's WCA Oceanic Championship Organising Team

Organizer
Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
Charlie van Ooran, David Edwards, Edward Hollingdale, Ethan Pride, Kerrie Jarman, Liam Sweet, Nathan Seeto, and Zak Kenny
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Registration period

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Registration requirements
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 800 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $80 (Australian Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% 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 on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


Payment:

Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Rubik's WCA Oceanic Championship 2022" 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 registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List:

  • Once the competitor limit of 800 has been filled, the waiting list will be opened.
  • You must pay the $80 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 competitor withdraws.
  • All competitors still on the waiting list after 25/11/2022 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 25/11/2022.
  • Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.

You may change the events you are registered for here before 25/11/2022. After this date it is not possible to add further events. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.

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Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 240 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 80 advance to next round
Semi Final Ao5 2:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 160 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 6:00.00 1 attempt to get < 3:00.00 Top 20 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 20 advance to next round
Final Mo3 8:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 5:00.00 cumulative * Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Bo3 5:00.00 cumulative * Top 20 advance to next round
Final Bo3 5:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 25.00 Top 80 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Clock First round Ao5 30.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 30.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:45.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 160 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 160 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 20.00 Top 20 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 40:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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Schedule for Thursday (December 15, 2022)

From 09:00 AM
To 10:00 AM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Parkville Function Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
10:00.00
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final
Parkville Function Room
Format
Bo3
Time limit
40:00.00 cumulative *
From 11:00 AM
To 12:15 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Parkville Function Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 12:15 PM
To 01:30 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Parkville Function Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour
From 01:15 PM
To 01:40 PM
Multiblind Cube Submission
Parkville Function Room
From 01:30 PM
To 02:30 PM
Lunch
Parkville Function Room
From 02:30 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Parkville Function Room
Format
Bo1
Time limit
10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 05:10 PM
Clock First round
Parkville Function Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
30.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 05:10 PM
To 06:25 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Parkville Function Room
Format
Mo3
Time limit
1 hour

Schedule for Friday (December 16, 2022)

From 09:00 AM
To 10:10 AM
Megaminx First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 10:10 AM
To 11:00 AM
6x6x6 Cube First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 3:00.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
Cutoff
1 attempt to get < 4:30.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 01:30 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 25.00
Proceed
Top 80 advance to next round
From 01:30 PM
To 02:30 PM
Lunch
Parkville Stadium A
From 02:30 PM
To 04:10 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 04:10 PM
To 05:30 PM
Skewb First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 160 advance to next round
From 05:30 PM
To 05:45 PM
Break
Parkville Stadium A
From 05:45 PM
To 06:15 PM
Opening Ceremony
Parkville Stadium A
From 06:15 PM
To 07:15 PM
Rubik's Relay
Parkville Stadium A

Schedule for Saturday (December 17, 2022)

From 09:00 AM
To 10:30 AM
5x5x5 Cube First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 1:45.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 10:30 AM
To 11:20 AM
Square-1 First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 20.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 11:20 AM
To 01:05 PM
Pyraminx First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 160 advance to next round
From 01:05 PM
To 02:05 PM
Lunch
Parkville Stadium A
From 02:05 PM
To 03:55 PM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 160 advance to next round
From 03:55 PM
To 06:40 PM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 240 advance to next round
From 06:40 PM
To 07:20 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Bo3
Time limit
5:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 40 advance to next round

Schedule for Sunday (December 18, 2022)

From 09:00 AM
To 09:40 AM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 80 advance to next round
From 09:40 AM
To 10:15 AM
2x2x2 Cube Second round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 10:15 AM
To 10:45 AM
Skewb Second round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 10:45 AM
To 11:15 AM
Pyraminx Second round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 11:15 AM
To 11:45 AM
3x3x3 One-Handed Second round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:00 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Second round
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Bo3
Time limit
5:00.00 cumulative *
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 12:00 PM
To 12:20 PM
3x3x3 Cube Semi Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Proceed
Top 20 advance to next round
From 12:20 PM
To 01:20 PM
Lunch
Parkville Stadium A
From 01:20 PM
To 01:40 PM
Square-1 Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 01:40 PM
To 02:00 PM
Skewb Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 02:00 PM
To 02:20 PM
Pyraminx Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 02:20 PM
To 02:40 PM
Megaminx Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 02:40 PM
To 03:00 PM
Clock Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
30.00
From 03:00 PM
To 03:20 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 03:20 PM
To 03:40 PM
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Bo3
Time limit
5:00.00 cumulative *
From 03:40 PM
To 04:00 PM
7x7x7 Cube Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Mo3
Time limit
8:00.00
From 04:00 PM
To 04:20 PM
6x6x6 Cube Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Mo3
Time limit
6:00.00
From 04:20 PM
To 04:40 PM
5x5x5 Cube Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
3:00.00
From 04:40 PM
To 05:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:00 PM
To 05:20 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
1:00.00
From 05:20 PM
To 05:35 PM
Break
Parkville Stadium A
From 05:35 PM
To 06:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Parkville Stadium A
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 06:45 PM
To 07:15 PM
Awards
Parkville Stadium A

The venue for the Rubik's WCA Oceanic Championship 2022 is the Melbourne Sports Centre, Parkville. The competition will be contained in the main Parkville stadium (Friday to Sunday) and the Function Room (Thursday). An area for competitors to warm-up, mingle with other competitors and interact with Booths of our sponsors and partners will be available in Stadium B for Friday to Sunday.

There will be more information about the venue as the event draws near.

Getting to the venue

There are many ways of accessing the venue :

By Tram

Competitors and spectators can take tram route 58 to Stop 25, State Netball Hockey Centre/Royal Park. As this stop is outside the free tram zone you will require a Myki card. Stop 20 on the 59 tram and 57 tram is also close by, less than an 800m walk.

By Train

The venue is only 500m walk from the Royal Park train station (Upfield line). You will require a Myki card

By Car

Address: 10 Brens Dr, Parkville VIC 3052
There is plenty of free parking available for competitors and spectators at the venue.

Accommodation

The best accomodation options available for competitors and their guests are within the CBD and North Melbourne Areas. It is recommended to stay within walking distance of the route 58 tram or the Upfield train line for ease of access to the venue.


Q. Can I register for all events?
You may register for all events for the one fee of $80. You must have an official WCA single result in any event you wish to compete in. Please also be aware there are qualification standards for some events which can be found on the qualification tab.

Q. How fast do I need to be to participate?
You can participate at any event provided you meet the qualification standards. Please note many events have strict time limits which can be found on the events page.

Q. I haven't yet competed at a WCA competition, can I compete at this competition?
No. Given this is a major championship event, it is required that you have competed at a WCA competition before this competition. Upcoming Australian competitions can be seen here. There will not be a new competitor tutorial nor will any extras awarded to competitors under regulation A7g.

Q. How old do I have to be to compete?
Anyone can compete at any age! We encourage any registered speedcubers to compete as it will be a great experience regardless of age.

Q. Will it be possible to watch the competition online?
The competition will be available to watch on livestream. Details of this will be available at a later date.

Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by 25th November. Event changes can only be made through the competition registration page

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You will need to be at the competition with enough time to register before your first event. Before the competition you must check in at the registration desk. Competitors will not be allowed to compete until they have registered and collected their name tag. Please allow up to 1 hour for registration as the lines may be long during peak times.

Q. How will I know when it’s my turn to compete?
Before the competition, you will be provided with an individual schedule which contains your competing groups and times. Please aim to be at the room where you are competing at least 30 minutes before the start of your group and pay attention to the announcements in the venue. If you miss your group it is not possible for it to be changed under any circumstances.

Q. Can I bring guests?
Yes, you can bring guests to this competition and there is no cost for spectators.

Q. I am a member of the public and am interested in speedcubing, can I come watch?
Yes, you are welcome to come spectate. There is no charge.

Q. How do I find out if I've progressed to the second round?
Times will be uploaded throughout the day 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?
There will be an information desk set up in the foyer where you will register on arrival. Our friendly staff will assist you with any questions you may have regarding the competition or what to do in the city when not competing. If you need information before the competition please contact us and our team will assist you as required.

Q. Is there food at the competition?
The stadium will have open kiosks available to cover all your food and beverage needs. If you want to get out and about for food, the city is just a short tram ride away.

Q. Can I help on the day?
We need a large team of volunteers to make an event like this possible. This competition will be done differently, to ensure we are able to provide competitors with a professional competition experience. We are asking for applications for those interested in helping out at the competition. More information can be found on the volunteer tab.

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

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

Due to logistical and venue constraints we will have qualification requirements. Only those who meet the qualification standard will be able to compete in the respective event:

  • 3x3x3 Fewest Moves - Top 40 competitors ranked by Mean of 3
  • 3x3x3 Multi-Blind - Top 20 competitors ranked by Best result
  • 4x4x4 Blindfolded - Top 20 competitors ranked by Best result
  • 5x5x5 Blindfolded - Top 20 competitors ranked by Best result
  • Clock - An average time below 12.00 seconds
  • All Other Events - An official WCA single result in the event. Note many of these events will have cut-offs, so just because you qualify does not guarantee you will be able to complete an average.

Results will only be considered from official WCA competitions that conclude before the closing of registration on November 25, 2022.

You may register for events you have not yet qualified for, but your registration for these events will be deleted from your registration prior to the competition if you do not meet the qualification requirement. If you register for this competition and do not meet any of the qualification requirements your registration will be deleted and your registration fee will be refunded.

Rubik’s Nations Cup was first held at the World Rubik’s Cube Championship 2017. Teams of three competitors from the same country squared off in an exciting knockout tournament. This crowd favourite event will be again held on the Friday evening of the Rubik’s WCA Oceanic Championship 2022.

Teams consisting of three competitors from the same Australian State or from another Oceanic Country will be selected to compete for the title of Oceanic Rubik's Relay Champions. non-Oceanic teams will not be permitted entry into the Rubik's Relay Cup.

Teams will be selected in the following order::
1. The fastest registered team from each of the eight (8) Australian States and Territories and the fastest team from each other Oceanic Nation.
2. The fastest registered teams not selected above up to a maximum of three (3) per Australian State or Territory and a maximum of three (3) from other Oceanic Nations.

Rubik’s Relay Cup Regulations

  • The competition format is a simple 16 team seeded knockout tournament.
  • Each competitor will solve a single 3x3 cube, one after another. The winning team is determined by the fastest total time.
  • All competitors must use the cube supplied by the organisation team.
  • Standard WCA penalties (e.g. misalignment, timer stops/starts) apply for the solves.
  • The members solve one 3x3x3 cube one after the other. Thus, there are 3 timers, 3 cubes and 3 competitors on the table.
  • The timers are wire linked. These special timers will record individual times and total team time and check that a team member does not start before the previous member has completed their solve.
  • The second and third timers must be started only when the previous member has finished their solve and has put back the 2 hands on the timers. This action lights a green LED on the following timer giving the right to the next member to release their hands and starts their solve, and same for the third team member.
  • Inspection time applies to all 3 members at the same time.
  • After 12 seconds of inspection, all 3 members of the same team must release their own cube on the mat, hold their two hands on the timers.
  • The effective start of the 2 teams giving battle is given by the judge or official speaker.
  • When the first solver is cubing, the second and third ones must hold their 2 hands on their timers. Same rule for the third solver while the second is solving their cube. Penalty: DNF.
  • The second and third team members may continue inspecting while their teammate(s) are solving the cube, but must do so with their hands remaining on the timer.
  • The winning team will be the team with the lowest total time.
  • In case of the same total times, the best individual solve is used to declare the winning team.
  • This is an unofficial team event, no results will be stored in the WCA database.
  • As this is an experimental format, the judges for this event may exercise discretion in the case of disagreements and rule interpretation - their decision will be final.

Title Sponsor

We are pleased to have Rubik's Brand Ltd. as the title sponsor of this competition. We are thrilled to be partnering with Rubik's to put speedcubing excellence on display in Melbourne this December.

Partners

Speedcubing Australia is the proud organising committee of the Rubik's WCA Oceanic Championship 2022. Speedcubing Australia is looking forward to welcoming competitors from all across the continent for what is set to be an action packed weekend of cubing.

The World Cube Association governs competitions for mechanical puzzles that are operated by twisting groups of pieces, commonly known as 'twisty puzzles'. The most famous of these puzzles is the Rubik's Cube, invented by professor Rubik from Hungary. A selection of these puzzles are chosen as official events of the WCA. The WCA recognizes the results of the Rubik's WCA Oceanic Championship 2022 along with any records and continental champion titles. The WCA will be on site with some fun activities for competitors in the activities hall.

We are now accepting applications. to join the team who will help make the Rubik's WCA Oceanic Championship happen.

We need a sizable team of volunteers to ensure the competition runs smoothly, from people to cover the registration desk, judges, scramblers and runners. There is a role available for every type of person, you don't even have to be a competitor - family, friends and colleagues can also join the fun.

Joining the volunteer team is a memorable experience, and an excellent way to get a front row seat up close to the action. As a volunteer you will receive the following benefits:

  • Refund of your Rubik's WCA Oceanic Championship registration fees (worth $80)
  • Free volunteer T-Shirt for each day you volunteer
  • Free lunch on each day of the competition
  • Reserved seating in the best location for the 3x3x3 Cube Oceanic Finals and Rubik's Relay Cup knockout tournament.

As a member of the Oceanics volunteer team, you will be expected to be present for the bulk of the competition days and preference will be given to those who can volunteer for 3-4 days of the competition. All applications will be assessed by the organisation team.

We will notify on the progress of your application but please be patient with us. The size of the volunteer team will be driven by the number of competitors so it may take us several months to finalise your application.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

We are also currently looking for enthusiastic individuals to participate in the pre-event organisation in the following roles:

  • Concierge (Visitor services)
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Sponsor Coordinator
  • Equipment Coordinator
  • Media Coordinator
  • AV Coordinator

Many of these roles can be done remotely and do not require you to be based in Melbourne. If you feel you have the skills and would like to volunteer for one of these roles please contact the Organisation team to get involved.

Do you have a special skill and would like to contribute? Please get in touch, we would love to have you on board.

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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