Brilliant Ballarat 2023
- Feb 25 - 26, 2023
- Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
- 3 Lyons St S, Ballarat
- Aaron Spiller and Speedcubing Australia
- WCA Delegates
- Beste Cifci, Brianna Edwards, David Edwards, Divnoor Bajwa, Ethan Pride, Lennon Hughes, Myles Jarman, Patrick Kleverlaan, Swami Srinivasan, and Tam Quan
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There is a competitor limit of 150 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $35 (Australian Dollar).
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 Brilliant Ballarat 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 $35 registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.
- Once the competitor limit of 150 has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
- You must pay the $35 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 17/02/2023 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 17/02/2023.
- Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.
- Once the competitor limit of 150 has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
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Feliks Zemdegs won with an average of 6.31 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Riley Dexter finished second (7.05) and Phoenix Patterson finished third (7.63).
Oceanian records: Michael Tripodi 4x4x4 Blindfolded 1:54.92 (average).
|3x3x3 Cube||Feliks Zemdegs||5.69||6.31||Australia||8.08||6.45||5.69||6.71||5.78|
|2x2x2 Cube||Phoenix Patterson||1.29||1.52||Australia||1.38||1.63||1.56||2.63||1.29|
|4x4x4 Cube||Feliks Zemdegs||22.42||24.88||Australia||24.36||25.25||25.04||30.96||22.42|
|5x5x5 Cube||Feliks Zemdegs||41.81||46.68||Australia||49.21||50.05||41.81||46.28||44.54|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Tam Quan||18.67||DNF||Australia||18.67||25.57||DNF|
|Pyraminx||Junqi Feng (冯骏骐)||1.81||2.48||China||4.65||1.81||2.09||3.44||1.92|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Michael Tripodi||1:51.48||1:54.92||OcR||Australia||1:51.48||1:57.27||1:56.01|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Michael Tripodi||3:44.60||DNF||Australia||DNF||3:44.60||DNF|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 40 advance to next round|
|Second round||Ao5||5:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|2x2x2 Cube||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||3:00.00||2 attempts to get < 1:20.00||Top 8 advance to next round|
|5x5x5 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||4:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:20.00|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||First round||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Final||Bo3||10:00.00 cumulative *|
|Pyraminx||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Skewb||First round||Ao5||2:00.00||Top 16 advance to next round|
|Square-1||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||2:00.00||2 attempts to get < 45.00|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||50:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
|5x5x5 Blindfolded||Final||Bo3||50:00.00 total for 4x4x4 Blindfolded Final and 5x5x5 Blindfolded Final **|
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Schedule for Saturday (February 25, 2023)
Schedule for Sunday (February 26, 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 17/02/2023. 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 9:30am. 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?
There are multiple WCA Delegates for this competition 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.
The competition venue is located at 3 Lyons Street South, Ballarat Central.
NOTE: The east side of Dawson St, as well as both sides of Sturt St is paid parking whereas the west side of Lyons Street is free parking. HERE is a good map, the areas in orange indicate where you must pay for parking. The competition is in the hall (red brick building) and not the actual cathedral. Gates will be open on both Lyons Street and Dawson Street sides of the property.
Vline trains can be taken to Ballarat Train Station which is located on Lydiard Street approximately 1.2km from the venue by foot.
Bus routes 11, 24, 25 and 26 stop outside of the Cathedral on Sturt Street
Live results will be provided via WCALive. It may take up to an hour between times being set and them appearing online.
Speedcubing Australia Apparel
Speedcubing Australia sells hoodies, t-shirts and caps - printed on demand and sent to your door
You can find an individual schedule here. Each competitor will be provided with a printed copy of their invididual group assignments at registration.
Throughout the competition we will also need judges, runners and scramblers. All competitiors will need to do some judging at the bare minimum, usually in other groups of your events, the more events you do the more your will need to help out. If you don't know how to help please come and ask, there is almost always something for you to do.
If you have any questions about the groups please contact us here
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.