Solving by the Shannon 2023

Jul 22 - 23, 2023
Limerick, Ireland

St Munchins College

St Munchins College, Corbally Rd, Limerick. V94 HXW5.

Sports Hall

Organization team
Ben Timmons, Kevin Timmons, and Speedcubing Ireland
WCA Delegates
Maria Beausang and Simon Kelly
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Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
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 125 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is €30 (Euro).
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 on the Register tab.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Any spectator can attend for free.

Registration is not complete until the registration fee has been paid. A spot is not guaranteed until the competitors name appears on the Competitors tab. Once the competitor limit has been reached, new registrations will be added to the waiting list in the order of payment. Waitlisted competitors will only be accepted provided one of the accepted competitors withdraws from the competition.

All competitors still on the waiting list after registration closes will be removed and a full refund issued.

If you can no longer attend the competition, please inform us ASAP. We can give the free spot to another person! Of course you will get a refund according to the refund policy for this competition.

Please allow up to 48 hours for your registration to be accepted. Registrations will not be accepted until the appropriate registration fee has been received.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Ciarán Beahan won with an average of 8.02 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Cillian Hainbach finished second (8.28) and Gábor Slezák finished third (8.57).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Ciarán Beahan 6.99 8.02 Ireland 6.999.487.928.038.11
2x2x2 Cube Kalin Doherty 0.98 1.97 Ireland 1.910.981.742.253.77
4x4x4 Cube Ciarán Beahan 23.85 27.31 Ireland 25.4332.3329.7723.8526.72
5x5x5 Cube Ciarán Beahan 41.24 43.93 Ireland 45.3441.2442.8444.7144.25
6x6x6 Cube Ciarán Beahan 1:13.27 1:16.37 NR Ireland 1:19.781:16.051:13.27
3x3x3 Blindfolded Enda Loftus 1:14.61 1:26.05 Ireland 1:36.791:14.611:26.76
3x3x3 One-Handed Ciarán Beahan 11.43 12.85 Ireland 13.0611.4312.2513.3413.23
Clock William Carey 6.27 7.39 Ireland 6.858.
Megaminx Gergely Novotni 36.84 38.33 Hungary 45.4837.2539.5236.8438.21
Pyraminx Enda Loftus 1.60 1.85 NR Ireland 1.901.861.602.071.80
Skewb Cathal Burke 1.74 NR 3.40 Ireland 3.634.053.083.481.74
Square-1 Rían Burke 13.38 16.75 Ireland 13.3817.2817.5215.7617.20

Waiting List

The following competitors are on the waiting list:

  1. Seonadh Hopkins
  2. Rafael Velosa Maeda Cavalcanti
  3. Oscar Conway
  4. Connall Flaherty

Waiting List Policy

Once the competitor limit has been reached, competitors will be added to the waiting list in order of paid registrations.
If an accepted competitor pulls out of the competition, the next competitor on the waiting list will be accepted. We will also contact you by email if you are on the waiting list and a spot opens up for you.
Once the refund date has passed (see General info tab), waiting list competitors will have their registrations deleted and their registration fee refunded.

If registration is closed, competitors can no longer be added to the waiting list.

If your registration has been accepted and you no longer intend on competing, please contact us ASAP so we may allocate your spot to the next person on the waiting list. If the refund date has not yet passed, you will receive a refund according to the refund policy.

New Competitors

If you are a new competitor, it is important that you are familiar with the Regulations. The regulations are very long and are quite a lot to take in so there is also this video you can watch which covers the basics very well. We recommend you watch this before attending. We will also be holding an introduction to competing as per the Schedule which we recommend you attend as well.

New competitors must bring some form of ID to show at the competition to confirm the name, the country they wish to compete for, and the date of birth registered with. The usual items of ID that people bring are Passports, Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses, etc. As long as it has your name, date of birth, and country, then it will be fine.

If you have any questions, we recommend that you check the FAQ in case it has been asked before. But you are more than welcome to contact us at the link on the General Info page.

Information for All Competitors

  • Please help judge! We rely very heavily on regular competitors to make the competition run to schedule. It is not very difficult to do, and even parents and non-cubers can do it! If you'd like to learn the procedure then we will explain it during the introduction to competing, and if you still don't quite understand we can show you during the rounds as well. And you may judge whenever you want.
  • However, if you are competing in an event then you are expected to help judge for that event. Obviously you need time to warm-up so we would really appreciate if you can help out the group immediately following the one you compete in. For example, if you are competing in group 2, please help to judge for group 3, etc. If there are only 2 groups, you would be expected to help for the other group.
  • No flash photography under any circumstance within the venue. It is extremely distracting for competitors.
  • If you are a spectator, please stay 1.5m away from competitors at all times as per Regulation 7b.
  • Please treat the venue with respect, put all of your rubbish in bins, black bin bags, or take it home with you and keep your area tidy.
  • There are thousands of puzzles at these events, make sure to keep yours together so you don't lose them! Keeping them in a bag and looking after it at all times is recommended.
  • During blindfolded events, please stay silent within the venue. These events require a high amount of concentration and any noise can be distracting. We will announce when the silence will begin and when you may talk within the venue again.

MultiBlind Competitors
All puzzles for multiblind are to be submitted early to allow time for scrambling. Please see the schedule for details.

Live results at the competition are provided courtesy of WCA Live!

Please note that the results may not be entered immediately. It is important that the competition is running smoothly before we can enter data. Sometimes there might be a delay of up to an hour before the results for a round are entered.

There may be a photographer present at our events and by attending you give us permission to use any photos you appear in on our website or for marketing purposes.

Speedcubing Ireland does not accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability to the fullest extent permitted by law for:
* any loss or damage to any personal property
* personal injury or illness suffered by you at a Speedcubing Ireland event

Attending this event is at the attendees own risk and by attending you agree not to bring any claim against the organisers of this event.

Children under 16 years old should be accompanied by an adult.

Q: How do I register?
A: First you need to make sure you have created a WCA account. You can do this by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, go to the Register section for this competition and follow the instructions carefully.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?
A: Please make sure that you have followed the instructions in the Register section. You could also be on the waiting list. The competitor limit can be found on the General Info page, and you can see the number on accepted competitors on the Competitors page. If you have done everything correctly and the competition is not full then just be patient. We have to manually approve registrations and the organisers aren't available all the time. If you believe you have followed the steps correctly but still are not on the registration list after 2 days, then feel free to email us at the contact link on the General Info page.

Q: Can I change the events I am registered for?
A: As long as registration is still open, yes you are allowed to change events. Email us at the contact link on the General Info page with the events you would like to change. If registration is closed then please do not email us with event changes. If at the competition you decide that you do not want to compete in an event, come up to the scramble table when your group is called and simply tell the scramblers that you are not going to compete.

Q: I am no longer able to attend, what do I do?
A: The first thing you need to do is tell us as soon as you know via the contact link on the General Info page. Competitions generally fill up quite quickly and letting us know that you can't attend means we can add someone from the waiting list.

Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending and registration is still open, we will issue a full refund. If you do not tell us you are not attending then you will receive no refund.

Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: We recommend that you check out the Schedule tab - if you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough! Loads of people come to competitions just to beat their own personal bests, and meet likeminded people, with no intention of winning or even making it past the first round.

Q: Are there different age categories?
A: All competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome. In general most are aged 10-20 but we have plenty of regulars who are older or younger than this!

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: Yes! Make sure to bring cubes for all events you are competing in and look after them, you don't want them to go missing.

Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Spectating this competition will be free for everyone. Please be respectful of competitors while they are competing and remain at least 1.5 meters away from the solving stations as per regulation 7b.

Q: When do I arrive at the competition?
A: If you are a new competitor, we highly recommend that you show up for the introduction to competing which is held as the first thing on both days. Otherwise, we recommend you turn up at least 15 minutes before your first event, you can check when this is on the Schedule tab. This will give you enough time to register, find a seat, and warm-up.

Q: What do I do when I arrive?
A: The first thing you do when you arrive is find the registration desk if registration is open. If you arrive before registration opens, we will make an announcement as to when it does open. If there is nobody present at the registration desk then find a staff member and we will make sure to register you.

Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are more than welcome to leave whenever you want. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay.

Q: How do I find results?
A: All the results will be found on this page a couple of days after the competition, once they have all been checked and uploaded. If you are looking for live results, they can all be found on the Live Results tab.

Each event is run in groups, depending on how many people are competing in the event depends on how many groups there are. We call each group up one at a time in order to complete their solves during the scheduled time for the round. We have software that automatically picks what groups you are in, the judges, and who scrambles for each group. This is the minimum amount you should be helping out as it only is for first rounds. We always appreciate extra help!


Check HERE to see the group assignments. Nothing will be displayed for this competition until the week before.

The venue eircode is V94 HXW5.

Free parking will be available at the school

Public Transport
Colbert Station, Limerick is the nearest train station. The Bus Eireann 301 service will bring you from the train station to outside the venue.

Shannon Airport is a 30 minute drive from the venue. The Bus Eireann 343 service and Expressway 51 service can bring you from the airport to Colbert Train Station wher eyou can change to a different bus.

This competition is sponsored by UTwistCubes!

UTwistCubes will be vending at the competition, and you can also purchase cubes on their website!

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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