Orange Zest 2023


Date
Jan 8, 2023
City
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Venue

Orange Ex-Services Club

Address
231-243 Anson St, Orange NSW 2800
Details

Coral Sea Room

Contact

Speedcubing Australia

Organizers
John Cook and Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
Bryan Eng, Peri Le Dain, Ruby van Vliet, and Sam van Vliet
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Information

This competition is at a licenced venue. All competitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Contact us
We are on Facebook and Instagram!

Speedcubing Australia Website

Events
Main event
Number of times bookmarked
19
Registration period

Online registration opened and will close .

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 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (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.
Spectators can attend paying an entry fee of $25 (Australian Dollar).

Payment:

Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Orange Zest 2023 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 $25 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 $25 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 30 December 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 30 December 2022.
  • Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.

You may change the events you are registered on the Register tab by 30 December 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.

This competition will comply with the NSW Government requirements in place at the time of the competition. Please see the FAQ tab for any COVID requirements, which may change closer to the competition.

Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00

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Schedule for Sunday (January 08, 2023)

From 08:15 AM
To 09:00 AM
Registration
Coral Sea Room
From 08:45 AM
To 09:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Coral Sea Room
From 09:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Coral Sea Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 48 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 12:20 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed First round
Coral Sea Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 45.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:20 PM
To 01:05 PM
Lunch
Coral Sea Room
From 01:05 PM
To 01:50 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Coral Sea Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
Proceed
Top 16 advance to next round
From 01:50 PM
To 03:05 PM
Megaminx Final
Coral Sea Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
4:00.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 03:05 PM
To 04:55 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Coral Sea Room
Format
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
3:30.00
Cutoff
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
From 04:55 PM
To 05:15 PM
3x3x3 One-Handed Final
Coral Sea Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
2:00.00
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Coral Sea Room
Format
Ao5
Time limit
10:00.00
From 05:30 PM
To 06:00 PM
Pack up/Awards
Coral Sea Room

Spectators are permitted and may enter FREE of charge.

We encourage spectators and it is often good to come watch first to understand how a competition operates. You will then know what to do when you do compete. There are also plenty of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. If you would like a judging tutorial please approach a Delegate, they will be wearing the bright red polo shirts.

Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge. We will run a judging tutorial at the same time as the new competitor tutorial, you can also have someone teach you how to judge later in the day. Judging is not difficult and you don't need to be a cuber to be a successful judge, it is an excellent way to make the time fly by!

No tickets are required for spectators but we ask you to avoid the busy morning period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by 23:59, 30 December 2022. You can change your events via the competition registration page.

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration at 8:30. You should always be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled. Sometimes we run ahead and if you are not available for your group you most likely will not be permitted to join a later group. 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. How can I prepare before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations. Here is condensed version of the competitor tutorial. . You may also like to watch this helpful competitor guide.

Q. What do I need to bring?
You need to bring a puzzle for each event you are signed up to compete in - make sure they are allowed per the WCA regulations. We also recommend you bring a water bottle. Many competitors also bring a 'warm up cube' to use between submitting their puzzle for scrambling and starting their official solve. All timing equipment is provided by Speedcubing Australia.

Q. How do I find out if I've progressed to the second round?
Times will be uploaded through the day onto 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.

Q. Who can I ask for help on the day?
There will be multiple Delegates at this competition feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.

Q. Can I help on the day?
Of course! Throughout the day we will need judges and runners so 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: How do I get a WCA ID?
After official results are posted after the competitions you will receive an email with information on your WCA ID.

Q: I lost a puzzle at the competition, what should I do?
There are hundreds of puzzles at these events, make sure to keep yours together so you don't lose them! Keeping them in a bag and looking after it at all times is recommended. If you do lose a puzzle (or anything else), please speak to us at the event or contact the organisational team, it is possible someone has handed it in to us.

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

COVID-19 FAQ

Q. What COVID safety protocols will be in place?
The competition will adhere to NSW Government COVID restrictions in place at the time. We will email competitors if there are any changes to the COVID restrictions we will be running this competition under.

You MUST NOT attend the competiton if you are unwell with any COVID symptoms

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
Please contact the organisational team.

Venue

This competition will take place at the Orange Ex-Services' Club, Coral Sea Room. This is a licenced venue, so all visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The venue have also asked that no outside catering is to be brought into the venue.

By car

The competition venue is located at 231-243 Anson St, Orange NSW 2800.

By Train

The venue is a 12 minute walk from Orange Train Station, on the Western NSW line.

Live Results

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

Speedcubing Australia Apparel

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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).

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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