Palmerston North 2021

May 15, 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand

Community Leisure Centre

569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North

Neville Butler Hall

Palmerston North 2021 website

Joshua Brungar
WCA Delegates
Alex Asbery and Luke Heath-Edwards
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Palmerston North 2021 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.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (New Zealand Dollar).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Payment is made via the external website with two options to pay, either bank transfer or Paypal.

If registration fills up, a waiting list will be created. The last date to make it off the waiting list would be 24 hours before the competition begins with the conditions being that a spot opens up (someone else pulls out) and payment is completed.

Competitors may make changes to their registered events up until the end of registration.

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Chris Mills won with an average of 7.08 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Ben Kirby finished second (7.22) and Alexander Vujcich finished third (9.61).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Chris Mills 6.76 7.08 United Kingdom 7.086.867.296.767.82
2x2x2 Cube Alexander Vujcich 1.25 2.34 New Zealand 1.781.254.383.391.84
4x4x4 Cube Chris Mills 32.97 33.86 United Kingdom 40.2733.5134.6232.9733.44
7x7x7 Cube Alex Asbery 4:08.60 4:12.31 New Zealand 4:08.604:11.534:16.79
3x3x3 Blindfolded Ethan Pan 23.33 26.08 NR New Zealand 25.9928.9223.33
3x3x3 One-Handed Harrison Marsden 13.28 14.14 New Zealand 16.3014.6713.5614.1913.28
Megaminx James Macdiarmid 36.62 41.72 New Zealand 39.3646.9636.6248.3238.84
Square-1 Lucas O'Connell 9.72 11.04 New Zealand 11.7112.389.7211.1210.28

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).


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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