Palmerston North 2016

Sep 25, 2016
Palmerston North, New Zealand

Community Leisure Centre

569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North

Main Building, Eileen Philp room

Palmerston North 2016 website

Joshua Brungar
WCA Delegate
Alex Asbery

Palmerston North 2016 is open to competitors of all ages and ability. If you can solve the puzzle in under 10 minutes then you can enter. Entry for spectators is free for whats sure to be a fun filled day.

Main event
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Mukund Karthik won with an average of 11.96 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Alex Asbery finished second (13.47) and Oliver Jenks finished third (13.58).

Oceanian records: Tom Nelson‎ 4x4x4 Blindfolded 3:08.14 (single) and 5x5x5 Blindfolded 7:04.64 (single).

Event Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
3x3x3 Cube Mukund Karthik 10.67 11.96 New Zealand 10.7910.6713.3212.2612.82
2x2x2 Cube Tim Xie 4.03 4.64 New Zealand 4.494.88DNF4.034.55
4x4x4 Cube Alex Asbery 42.56 45.28 NR New Zealand 44.6747.6545.9642.5645.20
5x5x5 Cube Mukund Karthik 1:28.49 1:29.47 New Zealand 1:28.561:30.201:35.241:29.641:28.49
6x6x6 Cube James Macdiarmid 3:39.10 3:45.40 New Zealand 3:53.183:43.923:39.10
7x7x7 Cube Aneurin Hunt 5:12.96 5:19.30 New Zealand 5:15.775:12.965:29.16
3x3x3 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 48.05 DNF New Zealand DNF48.05DNF
3x3x3 One-Handed Mukund Karthik 16.40 18.52 New Zealand 20.4316.4016.6718.8720.02
Megaminx Christian Houghton 1:12.19 NR 1:13.81 NR New Zealand 1:21.401:15.191:12.191:12.641:13.60
Pyraminx Tom Stanton-Barnett 5.54 6.20 New Zealand 8.225.607.185.835.54
Skewb Ethan Pan 4.69 8.28 New Zealand 4.699.686.718.4416.51
4x4x4 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 3:08.14 OcR DNF New Zealand DNFDNF3:08.14
5x5x5 Blindfolded Tom Nelson 7:04.64 OcR DNF New Zealand DNF7:04.64DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Tom Nelson 20/28 1:00:00 New Zealand 20/28 1:00:00
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Second round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Cube Final Ao5 10:00.00
5x5x5 Cube Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 4:00.00
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 5:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 7:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 One-Handed Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00
Megaminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 10:00.00 2 attempts to get < 3:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 10:00.00
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Skewb Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00

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 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.

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