Mind Games 2017

Jan 28, 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

ASB Sports Centre

72 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

Matairangi Room

Mind Games 2017 website
James Macdiarmid and Joshua Brungar
WCA Delegate
Alex Asbery



Mind Games 2017 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition. It is focused on some of the more mentally demanding events, that are given less of a focus in normal competitions - blindfolded and fewest moves solving, specifically.

The competition is open to all competitors regardless of experience or skill, but there is a competitor limit of 60 people (FMC will have a limit of 25 competitors), due to venue constraints. There will also be event-based time limits in place, to ensure we stay on schedule, especially given the time taken by fewest moves solving. No prior experience in WCA competitions is necessary, but competitors should be familiar with the WCA regulations.

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
The base registration fee for this competition is $0.15 (New Zealand Dollar).
Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube James Macdiarmid 9.96 11.32 New Zealand 9.9613.0610.3710.6812.92
4x4x4 Cube Alex Asbery 36.96 NR 45.00 NR New Zealand 44.0644.6046.3336.9650.18
5x5x5 Cube Alex Asbery 1:30.91 1:34.36 New Zealand 1:34.851:48.901:32.891:30.911:35.35
6x6x6 Cube Alex Asbery 2:58.22 3:19.23 New Zealand 2:58.223:35.703:23.78
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 39.68 NR 46.70 New Zealand 39.6847.9052.53
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Tom Nelson 26 NR 29.00 NR New Zealand 292632
Megaminx Christian Houghton 1:06.56 NR 1:12.63 New Zealand 1:12.401:15.561:06.56DNF1:09.92
4x4x4 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 3:10.67 DNF New Zealand DNF3:22.863:10.67
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Tom Nelson 26/31 57:51 NR New Zealand 26/31 57:51

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.