Slow Down Perth 2019

Apr 22, 2019
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

The University of Western Australia

35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009, Australia

Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room

Edward Hollingdale, Mitchell Chiew, and Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegate
Edward Hollingdale

Speedcubing Australia

Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Please note: There is no 3x3x3 Cube being held at this competition!
The main event of this competition is Megaminx.
You are welcome to come to this if it is your first competition, but note that many of the usual events will not be held. Koalafication Perth 2019 in May will have the 'fast' events.

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Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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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 35 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $12 (Australian Dollar).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend for free.

Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Slow Down Perth 2019 is submitted and pending approval” Please ensure you have paid the registration fees via stripe on the register page. Your registration will not be processed until you have paid the registration fee.

Once the competitor limit has filled new registrations will be added to a waitlist to be sorted in the order of payment. Waitlisted competitors will only be accepted provided one of the accepted competitors withdraws from the competition by emailing the organisation team at All competitors still on the waiting list after the 17th of April will be removed.

Refunds will only be issued if we reach the competitor limit
To receive a refund you must email the organisational team at before the 17th of April. Refunds will not be issued after this date for any reason.

Registration fee includes GST.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Joshua Hounslow won with an average of 1:08.37 in the Megaminx event. Jonathan Charlesworth finished second (1:09.30) and James Holdsworth finished third (1:17.90).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
6x6x6 Cube Charlie van Ooran 2:15.42 2:27.94 Australia 2:15.422:41.962:26.45
7x7x7 Cube Alan Zhao 3:37.16 3:55.50 Australia 4:12.823:56.523:37.16
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Joshua Hounslow 28 30.67 Australia 302834
Clock Jonathan Charlesworth 10.01 10.41 Australia 10.2510.7710.2010.0112.15
Megaminx Joshua Hounslow 1:02.35 1:08.37 Australia 1:30.561:02.351:02.361:04.971:17.79
4x4x4 Blindfolded Zak Kenny 17:10.00 DNF Australia DNF17:10.00DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Zak Kenny 7/8 48:21 Australia 7/8 48:21
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 7:00.00
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3
Clock Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00
Megaminx Combined Final Bo2 / Ao5 5:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1

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Schedule for Monday (April 22, 2019)

From 08:20 AM
To 09:00 AM
Multi-Blind Cube Submission
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
From 08:30 AM
To 09:35 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 1)
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
From 09:35 AM
To 10:40 AM
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final (Attempt 1)
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
From 10:40 AM
To 11:45 AM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 2)
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
From 11:45 AM
To 01:00 PM
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
Time limit
1:00:00.00 cumulative *
From 11:45 AM
To 01:00 PM
5x5x5 Blindfolded
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
From 02:00 PM
To 03:05 PM
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final (Attempt 3)
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
From 03:05 PM
To 03:45 PM
Megaminx Combined Final
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
From 03:45 PM
To 04:20 PM
Clock Combined Final
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 30.00
From 04:20 PM
To 05:10 PM
6x6x6 Cube Combined Final
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
From 05:10 PM
To 06:05 PM
7x7x7 Cube Combined Final
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room
Bo1 / Mo3
Time limit
1 attempt to get < 7:00.00
From 06:05 PM
To 06:20 PM
Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
If you are competing in 3x3x3 Fewest Moves please aim to arrive at 8:20 so we can begin on time. In general you should be at the venue ready to compete 20 minutes before the scheduled start of your event. Please note the schedule is subject to change on the day. If you are participating in 3x3x3 Multi-Blind you must submit your cubes by 9 am (unless you are also competing in 3x3x3 Fewest Moves in which case you must submit them before 8:30).

Q. Will I be able to compete in 3x3x3 Cube and other typical events?
NO! This competition involves traditionally "slow" events that are not held frequently (or have never been held) in Perth. If you want to compete in typical events such as 3x3x3, 2x2x2, Pyraminx, etc. we suggest you look at Koalafication Perth 2019 in May. Of course if you like 3x3x3 fewest moves, 6x6x6, 7x7x7, Megaminx, Clock or "big blind" events then this is the competition for you and we can't wait to see you there!.

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. Please note however that this competition does not include the typical events we run at a Perth competiton.

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. What do I need to know before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations . We also recommend that you watch this helpful competitor guide and read this competition tutorial. You should also know when your events are scheduled throughout the day.

Q. Who can I ask for help on the day?
Your Delegate for this competition is Edward Hollingdale.

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

Q. I have another question.
Then ask us! We can be reached at

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

Our venue is the Cheryl Praeger Lecture Room in the UWA School of Mathematics and Statistics building. This is next door to the venue for Perth Winter 2017.

As Easter Monday is a public holiday there will be plenty of free parking at UWA, either off Fairway or next to Reid Library.

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Once you are at UWA, the lecture room is off to the side of the courtyard between Weatherburn Lecture Theatre and the Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre.

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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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a combined 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.