Darwin Open 2022

Apr 16, 2022
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Casuarina Library

17 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina NT

Meeting Room


Speedcubing Australia

Ethan Pride and Speedcubing Australia
WCA Delegates
Ethan Pride and Patrick Kleverlaan
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There is a competitor limit of 30 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (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 Darwin Open 2022 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 $20 registration fee. Contact the organisational team if you encounter an issue.

Waiting List:

  • Once the competitor limit of 30 has filled, the waiting list will be opened.
  • You must pay the $20 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 08/04/2022 will be removed and provided with a full refund.
  • You may enquire about your position on the waiting list by contacting the organisational team.

Deleting Registration/Refunds:

  • 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 08/04/2022.
  • Withdrawing enables us to maximise attendance and for competitors on the waiting list to attend.
  • Refunds will only be issued after this date if you are feeling unwell with COVID-19 symptoms or are awaiting a COVID test and can no longer attend the competition.

You may change the events you are registered on the Register tab by 08/04/2022. After this date it is not possible to add further events. It is also acceptable to not show up for any event you do not wish to compete in.

Communications from us:

  • There will be important messages from the organisational team regarding your registration. Please ensure you whitelist our domain speedcubing.org.au in your email program.
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Sora Sato won with an average of 8.75 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Jonathan Charlesworth finished second (9.37) and Geoffrey Li finished third (11.46).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Sora Sato 8.14 8.75 Australia
2x2x2 Cube Sora Sato 1.80 2.33 Australia 2.412.592.002.801.80
4x4x4 Cube Jonathan Charlesworth 31.78 35.79 Australia 36.8038.7534.1831.7836.39
Pyraminx Sora Sato 2.97 3.82 Australia 2.974.703.603.155.14
Skewb Jonathan Charlesworth 1.63 3.68 Australia 4.153.591.633.295.81
Square-1 Jonathan Charlesworth 9.02 10.75 Australia 12.6513.0310.369.029.23
Event Round Format Time limit Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Ao5 3:00.00
Pyraminx Final Ao5 3:00.00
Skewb Final Ao5 3:00.00
Square-1 Final Ao5 3:00.00

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Schedule for Saturday (April 16, 2022)

From 09:15 AM
To 09:45 AM
Meeting Room
From 09:45 AM
To 10:00 AM
Tutorial for new competitors
Meeting Room
From 10:00 AM
To 11:00 AM
3x3x3 Cube First round
Meeting Room
Time limit
Top 8 advance to next round
From 11:00 AM
To 11:45 AM
2x2x2 Cube First round
Meeting Room
Time limit
Top 8 advance to next round
From 11:45 AM
To 12:30 PM
Pyraminx Final
Meeting Room
Time limit
From 12:30 PM
To 01:00 PM
Skewb Final
Meeting Room
Time limit
From 01:00 PM
To 02:00 PM
Meeting Room
From 02:00 PM
To 03:00 PM
4x4x4 Cube Final
Meeting Room
Time limit
From 03:00 PM
To 03:30 PM
Square-1 Final
Meeting Room
Time limit
From 03:30 PM
To 03:45 PM
2x2x2 Cube Final
Meeting Room
Time limit
From 03:45 PM
To 04:00 PM
3x3x3 Cube Final
Meeting Room
Time limit
From 04:00 PM
To 04:15 PM
Meeting Room
From 04:15 PM
To 04:30 PM
Meeting Room

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I change my events?
You must make any change to your registered events by 08/04/2022. Events can be changed on the competition registration page.

Q. What time should I arrive at the competition?
You should arrive for registration at 9:15am. You should be at the venue ready to compete 30 minutes before you are scheduled. 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. What do I need to know before the competition day?
Before attending you should have read and understood the WCA regulations . We also recommend that you watch this helpful competitor guide and read this competition tutorial. You should also know when your events are scheduled throughout the day.

Q. How do I find out if I've progressed to the second round?
Times will be uploaded through the day. 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?
Ethan Pride is your Delegate for this competition, feel free to ask him 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. Where can I ask other questions?
The organisational team can answer all your questions.

Live Results

Live results will be provided via WCALive. It may take up to an hour between times being set and them appearing online.

The first rounds of all events will be run in pre-determined fixed seated groups. It is important that you know which groups of each event you are in.

A summary of groups can be found here . 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 LOTS of 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

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.

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