Weston-super-Mare Autumn 2023

Nov 18 - 19, 2023
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom

Grand Pier

179 Seafront Promenade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1SE, UK

Regency Suite, Top Floor

Organization team
AJ Nicholls, Chris Wright, and UK Cube Association
WCA Delegates
AJ Nicholls, Bertie Longden, Rich Casey, and Sam Spendla
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

If you are a new competitor, please make sure to read all the information in the FAQ and the Important Information tabs before registering. All competitors should be familiar with the information in these tabs.

Spectators may attend for free!


PLEASE NOTE: For this competition, there will be a competitor limit of 20 for 4x4 Blindfolded and 5x5 Blindfolded on a first come first serve basis. You can register for both and it is the first 20 to register for either who will get the places. If you are not within the first 20 people registered, your registration for the event will be removed. However we will be keeping a waiting list for this specific event in the case of dropouts either before the competition or on the day. Please only consider registering for these events if you are certain you would like to compete in it.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 85 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is £30 (British Pound).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 75% 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.

Make sure to register and pay for the competition to be accepted. We will not accept any registrations at the competition.

Once you have been accepted, you will receive a confirmation email. If registration is full by the time you pay then you will not receive this confirmation email and you will be on the waiting list. If you do not make the competitor list by the limit date for refunds (specified above), then you will be refunded 100% of your registration fee. You may contact us to ask for your current position on the waiting list.

If you can no longer attend, let us know as soon as possible through the contact link on the General Info page. We often have waiting lists so letting us know you cannot attend allows us to add another person to the competition.

If you would like to change events, please contact us through the contact link on the General Info page.

Registration changes and deletions will only be processed after a request through the contact form. We will not accept any changes to registrations via any other platform.

If you have any problems check out the FAQ, or feel free to contact us.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Ben Stokes won with an average of 8.14 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Joseph Briggs finished second (8.22) and Fabio Schwandt finished third (8.30).

European records: Aidan Grainger‎ Megaminx 31.41 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Ben Stokes 7.19 8.14 United Kingdom 9.777.417.257.1911.02
4x4x4 Cube Sebastian Weyer 19.27 21.54 Germany 21.3719.2720.5424.4922.71
5x5x5 Cube Sebastian Weyer 50.08 56.90 Germany 1:02.621:00.4853.8856.3450.08
6x6x6 Cube Jacob Chambers 1:32.91 1:42.76 United Kingdom 1:51.731:43.651:32.91
7x7x7 Cube Jason Harley 2:44.58 2:51.54 United Kingdom 2:55.402:54.652:44.58
3x3x3 Blindfolded Ben Stokes 22.99 DNF United Kingdom 22.9928.09DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Joseph Briggs 9.98 11.34 United Kingdom 12.3711.6611.9810.379.98
Clock Jacob Chambers 3.34 4.09 United Kingdom 6.954.443.733.344.09
Megaminx Aidan Grainger 30.75 33.72 United Kingdom 34.9832.6533.5236.4530.75
4x4x4 Blindfolded Ben Stokes 2:55.67 DNF United Kingdom DNF2:55.673:41.67
5x5x5 Blindfolded Callum Hales-Jepp 9:58.09 DNF United Kingdom DNF9:58.09DNF


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Frequently Asked Questions

First time at our competitions?

Q: How do I register?
A: Make sure you have created a WCA account by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, follow the menu bar to the Register page and carefully follow the instructions.

Q: Can I come only to spectate?
A: Yes! There is no need to book - you can just rock up on the day. It can be a bit hectic in the mornings so afternoon is preferred.

Q: Are there different age categories?
A: No, all competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome.

Q: Am I allowed to bring a guest?
A: Yes, you can bring as many guests as you want.

Q: How fast do I have to be to compete?
A: Check out the Events tab - if you can make the time limit for the events you want to compete in, then you're fast enough!

Q: Do I have to be there on both days?
A: No, if you only have events on one of the days, you don't have to turn up for the other day. You can see what days your events are on on the Schedule tab.

Q: When can I leave the competition?
A: You are welcome to leave whenever you are not competing. If you have no more events left then you are not required to stay.

Q: Do I use my own cubes to compete?
A: Yes!

Q: How do I find live results?
A: You can see live results as soon as they're entered at WCA Live.

Q: What happens to my results after the competition?
A: Within a couple of days, they will all be posted to this page and if this is your first competition you will automatically have your very own WCA ID assigned.

Q: Do you have a mailing list?
A: Why yes, we do have a mailing list! Sign up here for announcements of future competitions and more.

Need to unregister?

Q: What do I do if I can no longer attend?
A: Let us know via the contact link on the General Info page.

Q: If I do not attend do I get a refund?
A: If you inform us you are no longer attending before the limit date for refunds on the General Info page then you will receive a 75% refund. If this time has passed then you will receive no refund.

New Competitors

To register, make sure you have created a WCA account by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, follow the menu bar to the Register page and carefully follow the instructions.

If you are a new competitor, please make sure to:

  • Familiarise yourself with the WCA Regulations by watching this tutorial for new competitors video. We will also be holding a live tutorial on both mornings of the competition.

  • Bring some form of ID with you such as your passport, driver's licence, or birth certificate. Expired ID or photos of ID are both accepted.

Information for All Competitors

  • Schedule Changes: Please note that the schedule is subject to change up until the Wednesday before the competition. Any major changes should be communicated in the precompetition email.

  • Please help judge! As a competitor, your judging assignments are the absolute minimum you should be doing to help out. Since second rounds, third rounds and finals have no assigned judges, we really need people to help out whenever available for these. If you're a parent you can also get involved with running and juging, it's really easy! We will have a judging tutorial in the mornings as well, which will run through the process and will be tailored towards parents who want to get involved.

  • No flash photography anywhere in the venue.

  • If you are a spectator, please never stand further forward than the front row of spectator chairs.

  • We will be taking videos and photographs of the competition and the environment for our social media pages and website. By attending the competition as a competitor or a guest, you are accepting that you may be filmed or photographed for these purposes.


The venue is the Regency Suite at The Grand Pier on Marine Parade in Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1AL. This is the same venue as used for previous competitions in Weston-super-Mare. A private lift will be available to the side of the main pavilion to grant access to the competition. Further instructions regarding pier access will be sent to registered competitors by email before the event.

Please note that the walk down the pier to the pavilion is approximately 400m (1300ft) so with consideration to seasonal seaside weather, you may wish to wear gloves to keep your hands warm for early events. There is no vehicular access to the pier.

There is a bar in the function room selling a range of drinks and confectionery. Those competitors and guests that do buy alcohol are reminded to be sensible and not act in any way that may result in disqualification. No alcohol may be taken into the competitors area. If you are over 18 but fortunate enough to look younger than 25, please bring appropriate identification. The venue staff will check if they have any doubts.

Please do not consume packed lunches or drinks purchased off-site in the amusement areas, or any area of the pavilion outside of the Regency Suite. Various outlets on the Pier exist to sell you food there.


Train: Weston-super-Mare Station is the main station and is a short half-mile (0.8km) walk from the venue to the start of the pier. From most directions, a brief change of train is needed at either Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads station. Trains should run twice an hour in most periods. Tickets and times can be found on www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com.

Plane: Bristol Airport is the nearest airport to Weston-super-Mare. Car rental is available from there, or a taxi or bus can be taken from there to connect with train services. At the time of writing, the bus route from the airport to Weston-super-Mare is the A3 and takes about 50 minutes. Driving direct by taxi or car rental takes approximately 15 miles/ 25 km and will take about 30 minutes in uneventful traffic.

Car: There is no on-site parking facility. However there are numerous public car parks in town that are within walking distance of the venue including:

  • NCP Weston-super-Mare High Street Car Park, 4A High Street, BS23 1JF.
  • The NCP car park can be pre-booked for a discount here.
  • Carlton Street Car Park, 12 Carlton Street, BS23 1UA.
  • Melrose Car Park, 30 Knightstone Road, BS23 2BE.

Alternatively, you may wish to consider using a service such as Just Park which allows short-term agreements to be set up to park at people's driveways or garages. Or finally, you may be able to find free parking if you are prepared to walk further to the venue.


The nearest chain-style hotel to the venue is the Premier Inn - Weston-super-Mare Seafront. There are also 2 other Premier Inns, as well as a Travelodge that are within 2-4 miles of the venue.

There are 2 slightly closer hotels are The Sandringham Hotel and The York Hotel

Other options may be found through LateRooms and Booking.com or by searching via Google Maps.

Each event is run in groups, depending on how many people are competing in the event depends on how many groups there are. We call each group up one at a time in order to complete their solves during the scheduled time for the round. We have software that automatically picks what groups you are in, the judges, and who scrambles for each group. This is the minimum amount you should be helping out as it only is for first rounds. We always appreciate extra help!

Please note down which groups you are competing and scrambling in before arriving at the competition!


Click here to see your groups!

4BLD/5BLD COMPETITORS PLEASE NOTE: We are enforcing a competitor limit on the 4x4 Blindfolded and 5x5 Blindfolded for organisational reasons. There are only 20 spots available, and they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis to people who register for either event. Competitors who register after the limit has been reached will be on a reserve list if someone decides not to compete or does not show up on the day. Please do not register for these events if you don't intend on competing.

The current list of participants is as follows

Last updated: Monday 2nd October 10:39 UK time. (AJN)

  1. Oliver Wheat
  2. Sam Spendla
  3. AJ Nicholls
  4. Jason Harley
  5. Jacob Chambers
  6. Harvie Partridge
  7. Ashwyn Wadhawan
  8. Ben Stokes
  9. Timothy Lawrance
  10. Callum Hales-Jepp
  11. Oliver Richards
  12. Dorian Chan
  13. Blue James
  14. Joh Fujita
  15. Mark Adams
  16. Yousif Abdelaal-Wait
  17. Alex Pennington
  18. Fabio Schwandt
  19. CJ Brooke

Reserve List:

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced across rounds (see Guideline 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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