Wellington Mind Games 2020

Feb 1, 2020
Wellington, New Zealand

ASB Sports Centre

72 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

Matairangi Room

Wellington Mind Games 2020 website


Joshua Brungar
WCA Delegates
Alex Asbery and James Macdiarmid
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Wellington Mind Games 2020 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition. It is focused on some of the more mentally demanding events, that are given less of a focus in normal competitions - blindfolded and fewest moves solving, specifically.

The competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience or skill. There will also be event-based time limits in place, to ensure we stay on schedule, especially given the time taken by fewest moves solving. No prior experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations.

The main event of this competition is Fewest Moves

Main event
Registration period

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There is a competitor limit of 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (New Zealand Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

If the competitor limit is reached an email will be sent out which will require you to reply in order to confirm attendance to the competition.

Payment is done through the same site as registration.

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Tom Nelson won with a mean of 30.67 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. James Macdiarmid finished second (30.67) and Tom Stanton-Barnett finished third (34.00).

3x3x3 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Lucas O'Connell 7.56 9.24 New Zealand 9.349.707.568.67DNF
2 Tom Stanton-Barnett 7.80 9.42 New Zealand 11.559.549.607.809.13
3 Finn Trass 7.52 9.86 New Zealand 10.799.457.5212.219.35

4x4x4 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Finn Trass 28.91 33.12 New Zealand 33.4835.1536.2528.9130.73
2 Jim Zhu 34.30 37.28 New Zealand 35.9740.6834.3043.3935.18
3 Tom Stanton-Barnett 31.12 37.93 New Zealand 41.3940.6035.7231.1237.46

6x6x6 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Tom Stanton-Barnett 2:09.48 2:21.18 New Zealand 2:27.892:26.172:09.48
2 Finn Trass 2:21.31 2:34.27 New Zealand 2:21.312:31.842:49.66
3 Will Belote 2:37.03 2:42.45 United States 2:39.122:37.032:51.20

3x3x3 Blindfolded

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Lucas O'Connell 26.32 DNF New Zealand 26.3227.28DNF
2 Ethan Pan 30.73 DNF New Zealand DNF30.73DNF
3 Will Belote 31.88 36.42 United States 39.6731.8837.71

3x3x3 Fewest Moves

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Tom Nelson 29 30.67 New Zealand 302933
2 James Macdiarmid 30 30.67 New Zealand 303032
3 Tom Stanton-Barnett 30 34.00 New Zealand 343038


# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 James Macdiarmid 43.03 49.44 New Zealand 48.8851.2343.0348.20DNF
2 Finn Trass 50.36 52.76 New Zealand 51.7350.3650.45DNF56.10
3 Lucas O'Connell 1:02.00 1:05.23 New Zealand 1:02.001:03.351:04.04DNF1:08.30

4x4x4 Blindfolded

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Jim Zhu 4:52.18 DNF New Zealand 4:52.18DNFDNF
2 Will Belote 5:59.99 DNF United States DNFDNF5:59.99

3x3x3 Multi-Blind

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Tom Nelson 25/33 57:58 New Zealand 25/33 57:58
2 Will Belote 14/17 53:55 United States 14/17 53:55
3 Lucas O'Connell 14/20 51:32 New Zealand 14/20 51:32
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