Popping Off Pukekohe A 2022

Jan 21, 2022
Auckland, New Zealand


14-16 Massey Ave, Pukekohe

Pukekohe War Memorial Town Hall - Main Hall

Popping Off Pukekohe A 2022 website


Ashley Foster, Liam Wadek, and Speedcubing New Zealand
WCA Delegates
Alex Asbery and Luke Heath-Edwards
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Popping Off Pukekohe A 2022
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.

Please note this is a twin competition. To make it fairer and more accessible to more competitiors during the current covid-19 restrictions, you will only be allowed to register for one competition - not both. Please check the event list and timings to see which day you would like to register for as there will be different events on different days

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (New Zealand Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% 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.

If registration fills up, a waiting list will be created. The conditions to make it off the waiting list are that a spot opens up (someone else pulls out) and payment is completed.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Dwyane Ramos won with an average of 6.72 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Chris Mills finished second (7.55) and Adrien Auvray Matyn finished third (7.62).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Dwyane Ramos 6.16 6.72 NR New Zealand
4x4x4 Cube Angela Braganza 27.92 29.40 New Zealand 28.9230.3327.9228.9631.15
3x3x3 One-Handed Dwyane Ramos 10.08 11.70 New Zealand 11.0513.1511.1312.9210.08
Megaminx Alexander Vujcich 35.99 37.73 NR New Zealand 36.4046.5639.7437.0435.99
Pyraminx Richard Yiheng Tao 3.01 3.71 New Zealand
Square-1 Adrien Auvray Matyn 7.03 7.54 NR New Zealand 7.369.347.038.167.10

How can I change my events?
A. You must make any change to your registered events by 16/01/2021. Contact the organisational team detailing your event changes.

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.

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.

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.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPL3eV-A0ww
Written Competitor Tutorial: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/edudoc/competitor-tutorial/tutorial.pdf

How do I find out if I've progressed to the second 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.

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.

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.

Where can I ask other questions?
A. The organisational team can answer all your questions through the contact link on the info page. You can also find the delegate email addresses on the WCA website.

The obvious

  • If you are sick or feeling unwell please stay home, you will be turned away at the door.
  • We will ask all attendees if they are required to be in self isolation. If you are please do not come to the competition as you will also be turned away

Additional restrictions that will be in place for this competition:

  • A valid vaccine pass must be supplied at the entrance to the venue for all attendees over the age of 12 years and 3 months in accordance with the current restrictions in place for events under the COVID Protection Framework
  • Masks are not mandatory, but are strongly recommended while in the venue for those 12 years of age or over, this includes while you are competing
  • There is no limit on attendees. Competitors may bring as many guests/spectators as they wish
  • Fixed stations will be used for this competition and there will be no designated competitor waiting area
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for use at the puzzle hand in table and mandatory for those at the scrambling table
  • All competitors and guests must sign in using the NZ COVID Tracer App or pen and paper alternative when entering the venue
  • The layout of the venue has been very carefully planned to enable proper social distancing in both the competing and spectators area. You are very strongly encouraged to keep 1 metre socially distant while within the venue

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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