Sydney Re-Open Saturday 2021

Mar 27, 2021
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Turramurra High School

104 Maxwell Street, Turramurra NSW 2074

School Hall


Speedcubing Australia

Edward Hollingdale, Paul N. van de Geest, and Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
Edward Hollingdale, Nathan Seeto, and Sam van Vliet
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Important Note:
This competition is a twin competition alongside Sydney Re-Open Sunday 2021. Competitors are permitted to attend ONLY ONE of these competitions. More information can be found on the Information tab. Please note that each competition has a different set of events.

Please also read the Information tab carefully to make sure you understand the COVID-safe requirements. Guests are limited to strictly one per competitor.

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Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (Australian Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.


Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Sydney Re-Open 2021 is submitted and pending approval”. This does NOT mean that you are on the registration list. Competitors will not be approved until payment has been made.

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 fees. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List:

Once the competitor limit has filled, the waiting list will be opened. New registrations will be added to a waitlist and sorted 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 19 March 2021 will be removed and provided with a full refund. You may enquire about your position on the waiting list by contacting the organisational team .

Deleting Registration/Refunds:

If you can no longer make the competition you may request a refund. To receive a full refund you must contact the organisational team by 19 March 2021. Withdrawing before this date enables competitors on the waiting list to attend the competition. Refunds will only be issued after this date if you are feeling unwell with COVID-19 symptoms and can no longer attend the competition.

Changing Events/Competition Time:

You may change the events you are registered for by contacting the organisational team by 19 March 2021. After this date it is no longer possible to add events. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.

It is possible to switch your registration for Sydney Re-Open Sunday 2021 provided there is no waiting list for that competition by contacting the organisational team by 19 March 2021.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Feliks Zemdegs won with an average of 6.06 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Bryan Eng finished second (7.63) and Rhys Lloyd finished third (8.60).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 5.47 6.06 Australia 6.215.855.476.116.57
5x5x5 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 42.55 44.93 Australia 44.9343.9745.9042.5546.04
3x3x3 Blindfolded Nam Anh Dang 27.56 DNF Australia 27.5645.24DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Feliks Zemdegs 8.38 10.32 Australia 11.869.919.7111.338.38
Skewb Dylan Johnston 2.48 3.63 Australia 2.484.233.723.074.11

Sydney Re-Open 2021 Series

This competition is being organised as a twin competition with separate competitions on both Saturday and Sunday. Competitors may compete at only ONE of the two competitions. The intention is to enable as many pepople as possible to compete in a COVID-safe manner, and to give competitors a choice of events/days.

It is possible to switch your registration between Saturday or Sunday provided there is no waiting list for the other competition by contacting the organisational team by 19 March 2021.

We hope to hold many more competitions in the Sydney area in 2021. To find out as they are announced you can sign up to the Speedcubing Australia mainling list. Holding competitions safely will continue to be a top priority for us as they become possible in NSW.

COVID-safe competitions

The Sydney Re-Open 2021 twin competitions are designed to operate in a COVID-safe manner and to comply with local government restrictions. These government restrictions may change, which could require changing the nature of, or cancelling the competition at late notice.

Below are some COVID related FAQs:

Q. Will there be an attendee limit at this competition?
Yes, in order to comply with state laws regarding COVID restrictions (the two square metre rule), there is a limit of one guest per competitor.

Q. Will this competition be following the additional procedures in the WCA Competition Safety Policy and WCA Temporary Regulations?
No. Given the near-zero community transmission in NSW this competition has had the additional restrictions of the WCA Competition Safety Policy waived. This means the competition will run closer to normal without the use of the Temporary Regulations. This means we will have a competitor waiting area and competitors won't be assigned a fixed station and judge while competing, dramatically increasing the number of events and competitors we can have in the given time.

However, this competition will still require all attendees use the QR-code check-in, hand sanitizer will be made available, and face masks are strongly encouraged. Competitors and guests will not be permitted to enter the venue if they are experiencing COVID symptoms.

Q. Will hand sanitiser be provided at the competition?
Yes. Upon entering the venue there will be a personal hygiene station equipped with a supply of hand sanitiser.

Q. Do I have to wear a face mask?
No, at this stage wearing face masks is not mandatory. However, it is encouraged. The competition will follow all government restrictions, and restritions on face-masks may change between now and the competition.

Q. What actions can competitors and spectators take to be COVID-safe?
Competitors and guests should wash and sanitize their hands frequently, and the wearing of masks is encouraged. It is recommended competitors bring their own waterbottle and do not share food and drink with others. The sharing of puzzles between competitors is also discouraged - competitors should bring all their required puzzles to the competition. Competitors are encouraged to avoid carpools with people from different household groups.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
Feel free to email us through this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by 19 March 2021. Contact the organisational team detailing your event changes.

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration at 8:45AM. You should be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled. Please note the schedule is subject to change on the day.

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.

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. How do I find out if I've progressed to the second round?
Times will be uploaded through the day. Please allow up to an hour from finishing your solves to them being uploaded. After all the times of a round has been entered, you can see if you are in the following round.

Q. Who can I ask for help on the day?
Your Delegates for this competition are Edward Hollingdale, Nat Seeto and Sam van Vliet, feel free to ask them any questions you may have on the day.

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

Q. How do I find out about other upcoming competitions in Australia?
You can find out about upcoming competitions in Australia by signing up to the Speedcubing Australia mailing list.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
The organisational team can answer all your questions.

Live Results

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

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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