Arnold Classic Africa 2022

Jun 3 - 5, 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa

Ruimsig Stadium

Ruimsig Stadium, Roodepoort, South Africa

in the Speed Cubing tent

Organization team
Brendan James Gray, Marike Faught, and Ruben Grobler
WCA Delegates
Brendan James Gray, Maverick Pearson, and Timothy Lawrance
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General Information

This competition will take place as part of the Arnold Classic Sport Festival. Please note that due to the nature of the festival the venue will be extremely noisy, and this is outside of our control. The competition will be taking place in a large tent, and it is June, so dress warmly.

Competitor Tickets

Please register for the competition and select your events here, and then pay for your registration at:
Tickets for competitors cost R200, which includes access to the rest of the expo and sport festival.


Spectators are welcome, but will need to pay for entrance to the expo. Tickets can be bought online through WebTickets or paid for at the door. Various pricing options are available depending on whether you wish to attend for the whole weekend or just one day.
Tickets for guests


We will require volunteers to support with running and judging on the day. If you would like to volunteer to help staff at the competition, please contact the organisers. Groups will be assigned so that volunteer duties don't clash with your competing.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 100 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is R200 (South African Rand).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
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.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of R200 (South African Rand).
Spectators can attend paying an entry fee of R150 (South African Rand).


Competitors must register on the WCA website AND purchase a Speed Cubing ticket through Quicket for the registration to be completed.

Those who register will first be placed on a waiting list. Once the payment has been confirmed through Quicket, the registration will be approved.

Competitors who wish to register on the spot on the day of the competition may do so provided the competitor limit has not been reached. If you purchase a ticket before midnight Thursday 26 May, then you will be sent a free ticket for entrance to the Arnolds Classic festival. On the spot registrations and registration after 26 May are allowed, but you will then be required pay separately to enter the sport festival in addition to purchasing the ticket through Quicket.

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Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Shivaan Harichander won with an average of 8.30 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Daniel Rush finished second (8.82) and Ruben Grobler finished third (10.14).

African records: Daniel Rush‎ 4x4x4 Cube 28.01 (single), 4x4x4 Cube 30.23 (average), 5x5x5 Cube 54.17 (single), 5x5x5 Cube 1:03.85 (average), 6x6x6 Cube 1:57.50 (single), 6x6x6 Cube 2:09.86 (average), 7x7x7 Cube 3:03.64 (single), and 7x7x7 Cube 3:08.86 (average); Heinrich de Lange‎ Megaminx 40.69 (single) and Megaminx 45.56 (average); Joshua Christian Marais‎ 3x3x3 One-Handed 12.64 (average); Osman Badroodin‎ Square-1 11.97 (average); Shivaan Harichander‎ 3x3x3 Cube 6.54 (single).

3x3x3 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Shivaan Harichander 6.54 AfR 8.30 South Africa 6.547.128.419.379.44
2 Daniel Rush 7.23 8.82 South Africa 9.44DNF7.969.067.23
3 Ruben Grobler 9.08 10.14 South Africa 9.9412.4911.149.359.08

2x2x2 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Ruben Grobler 1.90 2.73 South Africa 1.902.645.002.233.31
2 Shivaan Harichander 2.49 3.05 South Africa 2.962.492.673.523.53
3 Daniel Rush 3.09 3.77 South Africa 3.093.503.294.516.07

4x4x4 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Daniel Rush 28.01 AfR 30.23 AfR South Africa 32.1128.0140.7030.5728.02
2 Ruben Grobler 32.52 39.21 South Africa 41.2741.7940.4732.5235.90
3 Marike Faught 40.08 41.93 South Africa 40.0841.3842.2545.8842.16

5x5x5 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Daniel Rush 54.17 AfR 1:03.85 AfR South Africa 1:08.6954.171:03.871:10.1159.00
2 Ruben Grobler 1:04.15 1:07.48 South Africa 1:05.531:07.371:04.151:09.991:09.53
3 Osman Badroodin 1:19.16 1:25.25 South Africa 1:22.161:25.981:45.891:27.621:19.16

6x6x6 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Daniel Rush 1:57.50 AfR 2:09.86 AfR South Africa 2:16.042:16.051:57.50
2 Ruben Grobler 2:15.87 2:19.79 South Africa 2:18.282:25.232:15.87
3 Maverick Pearson 3:05.37 3:15.81 South Africa 3:07.043:05.373:35.03

7x7x7 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Daniel Rush 3:03.64 AfR 3:08.86 AfR South Africa 3:15.323:03.643:07.62
2 Heinrich de Lange 4:38.83 4:57.62 South Africa 4:38.834:55.155:18.87
3 Osman Badroodin 4:27.44 5:02.17 South Africa 5:25.374:27.445:13.71

3x3x3 Blindfolded

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Duncan Hobbs 1:07.98 DNF South Africa 1:21.47DNF1:07.98
2 Ruben Grobler 1:54.57 DNF South Africa 2:03.571:54.57DNF
3 Timothy Lawrance 2:31.81 DNF South Africa 2:53.682:31.81DNF

3x3x3 Fewest Moves

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Ruben Grobler 27 29.33 South Africa 273328
2 Timothy Lawrance 31 32.67 South Africa 333431
3 Maverick Pearson 36 38.67 South Africa 394136

3x3x3 One-Handed

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Joshua Christian Marais 12.22 13.53 South Africa 15.2413.7513.3413.5012.22
2 Ruben Grobler 13.52 15.51 South Africa 17.0714.3313.5215.1317.66
3 Osman Badroodin 15.31 16.95 South Africa 15.7415.3115.7919.3119.62


# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Ruben Grobler 7.33 12.61 South Africa 11.4614.9811.387.3315.30
2 Brendan James Gray 12.30 14.26 South Africa 13.40DNF12.7312.3016.64
3 Heinrich de Lange 12.30 14.42 South Africa 12.3014.0416.89DNF12.34


# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Heinrich de Lange 40.69 AfR 45.56 AfR South Africa 50.1742.7043.8155.8940.69
2 Daniel Rush 43.68 55.08 South Africa 1:01.3243.6851.301:00.7653.19
3 Ruben Grobler 1:05.04 1:11.08 South Africa 1:11.261:07.341:15.781:14.631:05.04


# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Chase Lee Roodt 3.57 4.50 South Africa 4.954.624.213.574.66
2 Ruben Grobler 3.33 5.02 South Africa 3.334.304.795.967.63
3 Daniel Rush 3.40 6.60 South Africa 5.736.077.998.253.40


# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Ruben Grobler 4.79 5.89 South Africa 6.414.795.525.757.08
2 Heinrich de Lange 6.43 7.06 South Africa 10.066.606.707.886.43
3 Chase Lee Roodt 4.86 7.33 South Africa 8.185.524.868.3011.33


# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Osman Badroodin 10.07 NR 11.97 AfR South Africa 17.9610.7210.2714.9210.07
2 Ruben Grobler 12.99 16.23 South Africa 12.9914.5219.3015.4118.77
3 Andreas de Lange 17.76 20.07 South Africa 18.1320.8324.0721.2617.76

4x4x4 Blindfolded

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Timothy Lawrance 8:23.64 DNF South Africa DNF8:23.64DNS

3x3x3 Multi-Blind

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Duncan Hobbs 15/21 57:59 South Africa 13/21 1:00:0215/21 57:59
2 Timothy Lawrance 6/9 46:59 South Africa 6/9 46:59DNS
3 Ruben Grobler 2/3 12:30 South Africa 2/4 18:002/3 12:30
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