Wellington Winter 2018

Jul 21, 2018
Wellington, New Zealand

ASB Sports Centre

72 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

Matairangi Room

Wellington Winter 2018 website


Joshua Brungar
WCA Delegate
Alex Asbery

Wellington Winter 2018 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition. Speedcubing is solving the Rubik's Cube or other similar puzzles as quickly as possible. The competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience and skill, but certain event-based time limits will be in place so as to make sure we can stay on schedule and get through the day on time. No prior experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations.

Main event
Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
There is a competitor limit of 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (New Zealand Dollar).

  • After submitting the registration, competitors must pay by bank transfer or with PayPal before registration closes in order to complete the registration process.
  • 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
  • Refunds will not be issued after registration closes as this represents a commitment to attending the event
  • Walk-in registrations are not allowed
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Finn Trass won with an average of 9.15 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Lee Stanton-Barnett finished second (10.74) and Oliver Jenks finished third (10.88).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Finn Trass 8.57 9.15 New Zealand 8.578.9010.119.459.10
2x2x2 Cube Gavin Moon 1.47 2.54 New Zealand 2.761.473.032.762.11
4x4x4 Cube Finn Trass 31.61 35.44 New Zealand 35.0031.6136.7034.6238.52
5x5x5 Cube Ben Kirby 1:04.72 1:13.04 New Zealand 1:04.721:10.961:21.831:14.801:13.36
3x3x3 One-Handed Oliver Jenks 13.68 14.70 New Zealand 13.6813.9014.9316.6815.27
Pyraminx Ben Kirby 3.14 4.26 New Zealand 3.143.754.865.584.17
Skewb Isaac Latta 4.70 5.61 New Zealand 5.155.536.154.706.87
4x4x4 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 2:07.26 DNF New Zealand DNF2:07.26DNF
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:30.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:30.00
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Pyraminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
Skewb First round Bo2 / Ao5 1:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 1:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative *

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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