U Cube at UQ Sunday 2023
- Sep 3, 2023
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
University of Queensland
- Staff House Road, St Lucia QLD 4072
- Mitchell Anderson, Speedcubing Australia, and Vicki Otsu
- WCA Delegates
- Conan Mo, David McLean, Hao Do, Jayden McNeill, and Patrick Kleverlaan
- Download all the competition's details as PDF .
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Speedcubing Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of this land, the Jagera/Turrbal people, and pays respect to the elders, past and present for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal Australia.
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Online registration will be open from to .
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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.
This competition is part of the U Cube at UQ 2023 Competition Series. Other competitions in this Series are:
There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $25 (Australian Dollar).
The registration fee has to be paid through Stripe here once registered.
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 U Cube at UQ Sunday 2023 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 $25 registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.
- Once the competitor limit of 100 has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
- You must pay the $25 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 25/08/2023 will be removed and provided with a full refund.
- You may enquire about your position on the waiting list by contacting the organisational team.
- 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 25/08/2023.
- Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.
You may change the events you are registered on the Register tab by 25/08/2023. 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.
- Once the competitor limit of 100 has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 60 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 20 advance to next round|
|Megaminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:50.00|
|Skewb||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 20 advance to next round|
|Square-1||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00||Top 20 advance to next round|
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Schedule for Sunday (September 03, 2023)
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.
Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge. We will run a judging tutorial at the same time as the new competitor tutorial, you can also have someone teach you how to judge later in the day. Judging is not difficult and you don't need to be a cuber to be a successful judge, it is an excellent way to make the time fly by!
No tickets are required for spectators but we ask you to avoid the busy morning period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by 25/08/2023. 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 8:30AM. You should always 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. How can I prepare before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations. Here is condensed version of the competitor tutorial. . You may also like to watch this helpful competitor guide.
Q. What do I need to bring?
You need to bring a puzzle for each event you are signed up to compete in - make sure they are allowed per the WCA regulations. We also recommend you bring a water bottle. Many competitors also bring a 'warm up cube' to use between submitting their puzzle for scrambling and starting their official solve. All timing equipment is provided by Speedcubing Australia.
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 Conan Mo, David McLean, Hao Do, Jayden McNeill, Patrick Kleverlaan. 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: How do I get a WCA ID?
After official results are posted after the competitions you will receive an email with information on your WCA ID.
Q: I lost a puzzle at the competition, what should I do?
There are hundreds 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. If you do lose a puzzle (or anything else), please speak to us at the event or contact the organisational team, it is possible someone has handed it in to us.
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 QLD Government COVID restrictions in place at the time. We will email competitors if there are any changes to the COVID restrictions we will be running this competition under.
Advanced Engineering Building at University of Queensland St Lucia Campus. Campus map J10.
We are in room 301, This is on the third level next to the entrance of the main lecture theatre
Most Parking Zones on the UQ Campus offer free parking on weekends. Follow this link for P11, which is free on weekends.
By Public Transport
The 66 bus route is available from Park Road train station which is on the Cleveland, Beenleigh, and Gold Coast train lines.
Live results will be provided via WCALive. It may take up to an hour between times being set and them appearing online.
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Team Blind Guidelines
Team Blind is an event where a team of two competitors cooperatively solve the 3x3 cube. One competitor, the "caller," communicates what moves to do to the other competitor, the "solver," who performs the moves.
* At least one team member must be registered for this competition.
* There is a cumulative 10 minute time limit and the format is BO3 (best of 3 solves)
* Judges' decisions are final
Instructions for Team Blind
We will follow the WCA Regulations as best as possible. The relevant changes are:
Starting/Stopping the solve
1. The solver must have a blindfold on before the inspection period begins.
2. The competitors will be given the usual 15 seconds of inspection with warnings at 8 and 12. Both members can touch the cube during this time and both competitors can communicate
3. Only the solver may start/stop the timer.
During the solve
1. Unlike blindfold solving, no paper will be placed between the solver and the cube. Because of this, the solver should place the cube so that the blindfold is clearly obstructing the line of sight, but this will not be enforced. Competitors who violate this rule and peek out from the blindfold will be disqualified, as expected.
2. Both competitors may talk to each other (and the judge) during the solve, but not to anyone else.
3. At no point during the solve can the caller touch the cube.
4. Please speak at a reasonable volume during the solve and try not to eavesdrop on other pairs!
This event will not be recorded on your WCA profile so have fun :D
You may register for this event if the caller and/or solver are a competitor of either competition within this series.
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.