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.
|3x3x3 Cube||James Macdiarmid||9.96||11.32||New Zealand||9.96||13.06||10.37||10.68||12.92|
|4x4x4 Cube||Alex Asbery||36.96||NR||45.00||NR||New Zealand||44.06||44.60||46.33||36.96||50.18|
|5x5x5 Cube||Alex Asbery||1:30.91||1:34.36||New Zealand||1:34.85||1:48.90||1:32.89||1:30.91||1:35.35|
|6x6x6 Cube||Alex Asbery||2:58.22||3:19.23||New Zealand||2:58.22||3:35.70||3:23.78|
|3x3x3 Blindfolded||Tom Nelson||39.68||NR||46.70||New Zealand||39.68||47.90||52.53|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Tom Nelson||26||NR||29.00||NR||New Zealand||29||26||32|
|Megaminx||Christian Houghton||1:06.56||NR||1:12.63||New Zealand||1:12.40||1:15.56||1:06.56||DNF||1:09.92|
|4x4x4 Blindfolded||Tom Nelson||3:10.67||DNF||New Zealand||DNF||3:22.86||3:10.67|
|3x3x3 Multi-Blind||Tom Nelson||26/31 57:51||NR||New Zealand||26/31 57:51|
|3x3x3 Cube||First round||Ao5||10:00.00|
|4x4x4 Cube||First round||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:30.00|
|5x5x5 Cube||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 3:00.00|
|6x6x6 Cube||Final||Bo1 / Mo3||10:00.00||1 attempt to get < 4:00.00|
|3x3x3 Fewest Moves||Final||Mo3|
|Megaminx||Final||Bo2 / Ao5||10:00.00||2 attempts to get < 2:00.00|
If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).
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.