Wellington Mind Games 2021

Feb 6, 2021
Wellington, New Zealand

ASB Sports Centre

72 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

Matairangi Room

Wellington Mind Games 2021 website


Joshua Brungar
WCA Delegate
Alex Asbery
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Wellington Mind Games 2021 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. 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.

The main event of this competition is Fewest Moves

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $30 (New Zealand Dollar).
If your registration is cancelled before you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

Payment is made via the external website with two options to pay, either bank transfer or Paypal.

If registration fills up, a waiting list will be created. The last date to make it off the waiting list would be 24 hours before the competition begins with the conditions being that a spot opens up (someone else pulls out) and payment is completed.

Competitors may make changes to their registered events up until the end of registration.

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James Macdiarmid won with a mean of 30.00 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. Tom Stanton-Barnett finished second (35.67) and Finn Trass finished third (40.33).

3x3x3 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Chris Mills 6.02 7.13 NR United Kingdom 8.757.407.736.026.26
2 Ben Kirby 6.95 8.24 New Zealand 6.959.237.328.16DNF
3 Tom Stanton-Barnett 7.92 8.81 New Zealand 8.617.928.589.629.25

4x4x4 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Ben Kirby 29.73 31.85 New Zealand 31.5536.3929.7332.8531.16
2 Finn Trass 33.03 35.00 New Zealand 37.3133.5233.0335.4736.01
3 Jasper Murray 32.94 35.30 New Zealand 37.2032.9436.1736.1033.64

6x6x6 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Ben Kirby 1:47.24 NR 1:59.09 New Zealand 1:51.391:47.242:18.65
2 Cheng-Ru Yang 2:00.19 2:13.42 New Zealand 2:20.192:19.892:00.19
3 Tom Stanton-Barnett 2:08.75 2:17.63 New Zealand 2:23.282:08.752:20.85

3x3x3 Blindfolded

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Ethan Pan 22.35 DNF New Zealand DNF22.35DNF
2 Lucas O'Connell 24.94 DNF New Zealand 28.0124.94DNF
3 Tom Nelson 32.46 DNF New Zealand DNFDNF32.46

3x3x3 Fewest Moves

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 James Macdiarmid 26 30.00 New Zealand 263133
2 Tom Stanton-Barnett 30 35.67 New Zealand 303839
3 Finn Trass 32 40.33 New Zealand 453244


# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 James Macdiarmid 36.12 41.18 New Zealand 50.7243.2340.3736.1239.95
2 Lucas O'Connell 48.92 52.89 New Zealand 54.5354.4049.751:01.3648.92
3 Finn Trass 52.68 54.69 New Zealand 54.5056.8759.7652.7152.68

4x4x4 Blindfolded

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Tom Nelson 2:02.85 DNF New Zealand 2:02.853:16.09DNF
2 Ethan Pan 5:08.60 DNF New Zealand 5:08.60DNFDNF
3 Cole Campbell 6:40.06 DNF New Zealand 6:40.06DNFDNF

3x3x3 Multi-Blind

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Tom Nelson 25/30 56:57 New Zealand 25/30 56:57
2 Lucas O'Connell 16/20 51:19 New Zealand 16/20 51:19
3 Ethan Pan 14/20 52:36 New Zealand 14/20 52:36
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