Sydney Winter Saturday 2022

Aug 27, 2022
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Harold Park Community Hall

1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Level 1 of the Tramsheds complex


Speedcubing Australia

Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
Bryan Eng, Edward Hollingdale, Nathan Seeto, Peri Le Dain, Ruby van Vliet, and Sam van Vliet
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Registration for this competition has closed and the waiting list is full. Please consider one of our upcoming competitions in New South Wales

This is a series competition alonside Sydney Winter Sunday 2022. You will be permitted to compete at ONLY ONE of the two competitions. If you register for both, your registration will only be accepted for one of the competitions. Please note that each day has a slightly different set of events.

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There is a competitor limit of 115 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (Australian Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 100% 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.


Upon registering you will receive an email stating “Your registration for Sydney Winter Saturday 2022 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 is not complete and will not be processed until you have paid the $20 registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List:

  • Once the competitor limit of 115 has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
  • You must pay the $20 registration fee to be added to the waiting list.
  • New registrations will be added to a waitlist and sorted in the order of payment.
  • Waitlisted competitors will only be added to the competition if an existing competitors withdraws.
  • All competitors still on the waiting list after 19th of August 11:59pm 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 the 19th of August 11:59pm.
  • Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.
  • Refunds will only be issued after this date if you or your guardian test positive to COVID-19 and are forced to isolate.

You may change the events you are registered on the Register tab by 19th of August 11:59pm. After this date it is not possible to add further events. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.

COVID requirements:

This competition will comply with the NSW Government requirements in place at the time of the competition. Please see the FAQ tab for any COVID requirements, which may change closer to the competition.

Communications from us:

  • There will be important messages from the organisational team regarding your registration. Please ensure you whitelist our domain in your email program.
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Feliks Zemdegs won with an average of 6.23 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Lance Aguilar finished second (8.15) and Kirt Protacio finished third (8.93).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 5.13 6.23 Australia 5.135.737.085.89DNF
4x4x4 Cube Feliks Zemdegs 24.14 26.63 Australia 32.7924.1426.8024.2228.88
Megaminx Feliks Zemdegs 35.57 41.98 Australia 35.5741.5445.0039.4050.14
Pyraminx Sebastian Lee 2.06 2.34 Australia 2.432.222.062.742.37
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 48 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:30.00 2 attempts to get < 1:15.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:30.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (August 27, 2022)

From 08:45 AM
To 09:15 AM
Main Hall
From 09:15 AM
To 09:30 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Main Hall
From 09:30 AM
To 11:20 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Main Hall
Time limit
Top 48 advance to next round
From 11:20 AM
To 12:30 PM
Pyraminx First round
Main Hall
Time limit
Top 16 advance to next round
From 12:30 PM
To 01:30 PM
Main Hall
From 01:30 PM
To 03:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube First round
Main Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 1:15.00
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:00 PM
To 03:45 PM
3x3x3 Cube Second round
Main Hall
Time limit
Top 16 advance to next round
From 03:45 PM
To 05:00 PM
Megaminx First round
Main Hall
Bo2 / Ao5
Time limit
2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Top 8 advance to next round
From 05:00 PM
To 05:15 PM
Pyraminx Final
Main Hall
Time limit
From 05:15 PM
To 05:30 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Main Hall
Time limit
From 05:30 PM
To 05:50 PM
Megaminx Final
Main Hall
Time limit
From 05:50 PM
To 06:05 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Main Hall
Time limit
From 06:05 PM
To 06:30 PM
Main Hall

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I compete in both Sydney Winter Saturday and Sunday?
No. These competitions are a series, meaning that you may only compete in one not both competitions. If you register for both we will only accept the competition that you paid for first. If you wish to swap, please register and pay for the other competition, notify us and we will delete your registration and refund your fees for the original competition.

Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by the 19th of August 11:59pm. You can change your events via the competition registration page.

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration at 9am. You should be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled. Sometimes we run ahead and if you are not available for your group you most likely will not be permitted to join a later group. 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 onto WCA Live. 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 Bryan Eng, Edward Hollingdale, Nathan Seeto, Peri Le Dain, Ruby van Vliet, 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.


Q. What COVID safety protocols will be in place?
The competition will adhere to NSW Government COVID restrictions in place at the time. At present there are no requirements around density restrictions, mask wearing, or proof-of-vaccination. We will email competitors if there are any changes to the COVID restrictions we will be running this competition under.

You MUST NOT attend if you are:
- unwell with any COVID symptoms
- been directed to isolate by NSW Health
- have tested positive to COVID-19 in previous 7 days

Q. Can I get a refund if I am isolating?
Yes, if you or your guardian tested positive for COVID and have to isolate you may receive a refund if you contact us before or on the day of the competition.

Q. Do I have to wear a face mask?
No, however face masks are recommended for competitors and guests.

Q. Can I bring my own face mask and/or hand sanitiser?
Yes, it is recommended that you bring your own face mask and hand sanitiser. Hand sanitiser will be provided at the venue.

Q. Where can I ask other questions?
Please contact the organisational team.

Spectators are permitted and may enter FREE of charge.

We encourage spectators and it is often good to come watch first to understand how a competition operates. You will then know what to do when you do compete. There are also plenty of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. If you would a judging tutorial please approach a Delegate, they will be wearing the bright red polo shirts.

No tickets are required but we ask you to avoid the busy Saturday morning period.

Live Results

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

This competition will use pre-assigned competitor groups for each round alongside pre-assigned times where competitors are expected to assist by judging other groups. All competitors will be provided with a physical copy of their personalised schedule on the day of the competition.

The following resources are available ahead of the event:
List of all groups, competitors in them, and their timing
A personalised schedule for each competitor with their groups for competing and judging

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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).


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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