New Zealand Nationals 2017

Dec 8 - 10, 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Girls' College

Wellington Girls' College, Pipitea St, Thorndon, Wellington

School Hall, adjacent to the main entrance

New Zealand Nationals 2017 website
Joshua Brungar
WCA Delegate
Alex Asbery


New Zealand Nationals 2017 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
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There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (New Zealand Dollar).
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Jayden McNeill won with an average of 7.98 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Biyuan Chen finished second (10.03) and Mukund Karthik finished third (10.16).

Oceanian records: Jack Cai‎ 3x3x3 Blindfolded 23.56 (average); Tom Nelson‎ 4x4x4 Blindfolded 2:22.67 (single) and 4x4x4 Blindfolded 2:33.36 (average).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Jayden McNeill 7.44 7.98 Australia 10.327.827.738.407.44
2x2x2 Cube Jayden McNeill 1.61 2.72 Australia 3.67DNF1.611.992.51
4x4x4 Cube Jayden McNeill 31.50 33.67 Australia 31.5032.8134.6733.5235.70
5x5x5 Cube Jayden McNeill 1:01.19 1:07.14 Australia 1:05.231:01.191:08.481:07.721:16.68
6x6x6 Cube Manfred Siew Ee Sheng (蕭奕晟) 2:04.79 2:16.01 Malaysia 2:15.832:04.792:27.40
7x7x7 Cube Manfred Siew Ee Sheng (蕭奕晟) 2:58.80 NR 3:08.17 NR Malaysia 3:16.603:09.122:58.80
3x3x3 Blindfolded Jack Cai 24.28 26.15 Australia 28.4225.7524.28
3x3x3 Fewest Moves James Macdiarmid 25 NR New Zealand DNF25
3x3x3 One-Handed Jayden McNeill 11.19 12.81 Australia 14.6511.5414.4012.5011.19
Clock Manfred Siew Ee Sheng (蕭奕晟) 6.66 7.92 NR Malaysia 8.0410.136.668.717.01
Megaminx James Macdiarmid 49.92 NR 52.48 NR New Zealand 51.2549.9251.5056.3254.68
Pyraminx Jayden McNeill 3.78 4.68 Australia
Skewb Jayden McNeill 2.97 3.43 Australia 3.512.974.163.203.58
Square-1 Jayden McNeill 8.99 11.15 Australia 11.7710.248.9912.0111.45
4x4x4 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 2:22.67 OcR 2:33.36 OcR New Zealand 2:34.002:43.422:22.67
5x5x5 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 5:05.13 DNF New Zealand DNF5:05.13DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Tom Nelson 27/34 58:44 New Zealand 27/34 58:4426/34 1:00:00
3x3x3 With Feet Jayden McNeill 48.69 55.77 Australia 1:00.8357.7848.69

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).


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.