Palmerston North 2023

Apr 16, 2023
Palmerston North, New Zealand

Community Leisure Centre

569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North

Neville Butler Hall


Joshua Brungar, Oscar Hansen, and Speedcubing New Zealand
WCA Delegate
Alex Asbery
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Palmerston North 2023 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 $35 (New Zealand Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% 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 by contacting the organization team.
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.

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 has filled, a waiting list will be created.
You must pay the registration fee to be added to the waiting list.
New registrations will be added to the waiting list in order of payment.
If a competitor withdraws, the next person on the waiting list will be added to the competition.
The last date to make it off the waiting list would be 24 hours before the competition begins.
All competitors who remain on the waiting list after the competition will be fully refunded.

Changing Events

Competitors may change their registered events by contacting the organisational team.
Additional events can be added until registration closes. After this date competitors may only remove events.
It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not want to compete in.

Cancelling Registration

If you can no longer attend the competition, please contact the organisational team as soon as possible to cancel your registration.
Cancelling your registration enables us to maximise attendance by letting another competitor on the waiting list to attend.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Alexander Vujcich won with an average of 7.81 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jasper Murray finished second (7.92) and Oscar Hansen finished third (9.60).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Alexander Vujcich 7.03 7.81 New Zealand 7.898.
2x2x2 Cube Ram Thakkar (राम ठक्कर) 1.29 1.68 India 1.671.291.742.881.63
4x4x4 Cube Alexander Vujcich 32.27 33.57 New Zealand 33.1734.0432.2736.9533.49
5x5x5 Cube Jasper Murray 50.92 54.85 New Zealand 55.5950.9257.9251.041:03.89
3x3x3 One-Handed Jasper Murray 10.32 12.60 New Zealand 13.0510.3213.2711.4715.29
Pyraminx Jasper Murray 1.46 1.87 New Zealand 3.341.752.041.461.83

Q. How can I change my events?
A. You may make any changes to your registered events by 12/04/2023. After this date you can only remove events. Contact the organisational team detailing your event changes.

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
A. You should be at the venue ready to compete at least 30 minutes before your first scheduled event, however if you wish to turn up earlier and help with the competition then please do. Please note the schedule is subject to change on the day.

Q. How old do I have to be to compete?
A. 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?
A. 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?
A. Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations. You should also know when your events are scheduled throughout the day.
Video Competitor Tutorial:
Written Competitor Tutorial:

Q. How do I find out if I've progressed to the next round?
A. Times will be uploaded throughout the competition 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?
A. Your Delegates for this competition are Alex Asbery and Luke Heath-Edwards, feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.

Q. Can I help on the day?
A. Of course! Throughout the day we will need judges and runners so please see our Delegates to ask how you can best assist.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
A. You can contact the organisational team to answer any other questions. You can also find the delegate email addresses here.

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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