SNZ Southern 2018

Apr 21, 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand

Phillipstown Community Hub

39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch

Main Hall

SNZ Southern 2018 website

Joshua Brungar
WCA Delegate
Alex Asbery

SNZ Southern 2018 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition. Speedcubing is solving the Rubik's 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 day on time. No prior experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations.

Main event
Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
There is a competitor limit of 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (New Zealand Dollar).

  • If the competitor limit is reached an email will be sent out which will require you to reply in order to confirm attendance to the competition
  • Refunds will not be issued after registration closes as this represents a commitment to attending the event
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Raphael Lee won with an average of 9.76 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Simon Geertsema finished second (9.86) and Ben Kirby finished third (10.65).

Oceanian records: Tom Nelson‎ 4x4x4 Blindfolded 1:56.80 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Raphael Lee 9.42 9.76 New Zealand 10.349.479.4212.479.46
2x2x2 Cube Tim Xie 1.70 2.26 New Zealand 3.812.312.541.941.70
4x4x4 Cube Noel Kim 38.38 40.63 New Zealand 47.7338.3841.4538.7041.75
5x5x5 Cube Alex Asbery 1:13.07 1:21.61 New Zealand 1:17.481:30.061:21.731:25.611:13.07
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 27.11 30.36 NR New Zealand 32.9727.1131.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Oliver Jenks 14.12 15.29 New Zealand 15.0916.3414.4314.1218.28
Pyraminx Ben Kirby 4.03 4.86 New Zealand
Skewb Lucas O'Connell 3.96 4.89 New Zealand 6.613.964.974.525.19
4x4x4 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 1:56.80 OcR DNF New Zealand DNF1:56.80DNF
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb First round Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative *

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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