Tuam Re-Open Sunday 2021

Nov 28, 2021
Galway, Ireland

Ard Rí House Hotel

Milltown Road, Tuam, Co. Galway, H54 V267

Turlough Mor Suite



Ciarán Beahan and Mary Hennessy
WCA Delegate
Mary Hennessy
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This competition is a twin competition with Saturday. You may only attend one day.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
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Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is €15 (Euro).
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 by contacting the organization team.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators are only permitted as companions of competitors.

Registration is not complete until the registration fee has been paid. A spot is not guarunteed 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 full refund.

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.

You may only register for either the Saturday or the Sunday competition, not both. If you register for both only the first registration will be accepted.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

George Scholey won with an average of 7.96 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Daniel Guardado Cabral finished second (9.29) and Jacob Chambers finished third (9.63).

European records: Jacob Chambers‎ Clock 4.41 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube George Scholey 7.13 7.96 United Kingdom 7.567.138.088.908.24
2x2x2 Cube George Scholey 1.33 2.18 United Kingdom 1.941.915.211.332.69
4x4x4 Cube Jacob Chambers 29.29 33.15 United Kingdom 29.2934.4332.9832.0556.72
3x3x3 Blindfolded Ben Stokes 33.69 DNF United Kingdom DNFDNF33.69
3x3x3 One-Handed George Scholey 10.70 14.67 United Kingdom 16.1713.6910.7014.1516.50
Clock Jacob Chambers 4.06 4.41 ER United Kingdom 4.865.354.254.064.11
Pyraminx Enda Loftus 2.75 3.56 Ireland 3.792.753.475.473.42
Skewb George Scholey 2.43 3.15 United Kingdom 4.373.202.493.762.43

This competition will be run in line with the WCA Competition Safety Policy.

In line with public health guidance, the following items are mandatory:

  • Anyone who has been a close contact of a confirmed COVID case should follow HSE advice and not attend the competition if required to isolate.

  • All persons over 18 must have a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate to be allowed into the venue. Those who do not have a valid COVID cert will not be allowed to enter the venue. Please do not register if you will not have a valid COVID cert.

  • All persons over 12 must wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose at all times in the venue.

  • Under 12s are encouraged to wear a mask, but it is not mandatory.

  • There is a limit of one guest per competitor. The guest must be declared when registering.

  • Those travelling from abroad must follow current entry restrictions for arriving in Ireland. If you are arriving from an non-EU country you may use an alternative proof of vaccination (e.g. UK residents may produce the NHS COVID pass)

  • The timers will be disinfected regularly.

  • There will be sanitiser available in the venue and we encourage you to use it frequently.

  • We ask that everyone bring their own pen. Speedcubing Ireland will provide pens also.

  • For contact tracing purposes, all attendees must fill out a Speedcubing Ireland contact tracing form prior to the competition. You will be asked to provide a phone number. This will be e-mailed before the competition.

Repeated failure to follow safety guidelines may result in disqualification and removal from the venue.

Waiting List

  • 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 emailed. A response must be received within 48 hours for their registration to be accepted. If there is no response received, the next competitor on the waiting list will be contacted.
  • Once the refund date has passed (see General info tab), waiting list competitors will have their registrations deleted and their reg fee refunded.
  • Please email the organisation team by following the contact us link on the general info tab if you wish to know what position you are in on the waiting list.

  • 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 full refund.

This is a twin competition with Sunday. You can only attend and compete at one of the competitions.

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.

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.

Hotel's Eircode: H54 V267


The Ard Rí House Hotel is located on the north side of Tuam, on the main N17 Galway/Sligo Road.

We are approximately 30 minutes from Galway City Centre and about 40 minutes from Ireland West Airport Knock.

From Sligo to Tuam
Follow the N17 to Tuam. When coming into the town, go straight through both roundabouts following signs for the town centre. After the second roundabout, the hotel is on the right hand side.

From Limerick to Tuam
Take the M18 northbound towards Gort. Continue onto the M17, bringing you straight to Tuam West. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the N17. This bypasses Tuam town. At the end of the Tuam Bypass, take the second exit on the roundabout, turning right for Tuam town. Passing Parsons Garage, go straight through the next roundabout. Ard Rí House Hotel is located on the right hand side after the roundabout.

From Dublin to Tuam
Take the M6 from Dublin heading West Signposted the West. Leave the motorway at Exit 18 (Athenry, M17, M18). Following directions for M17 (N), bear right at the fork when taking the exit. Continue onto the roundabout where you will take the 3rd exit following signs for TUAM / SLIGO M17. Continue on the M17, bringing you straight to Tuam West. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the N17. This bypasses Tuam town. At the end of the Tuam Bypass, take the second exit on the roundabout, turning right for Tuam town. Passing Parsons Garage, go straight through the next roundabout. Ard Rí House Hotel is located on the right hand side after the roundabout.

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.

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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