Mind Games 2019

Jan 26, 2019
Wellington, New Zealand

ASB Sports Centre

72 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

Matairangi Room

Mind Games 2019 website


Joshua Brungar and Tom Nelson
WCA Delegates
Alex Asbery and James Macdiarmid
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Mind Games 2019 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

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There is a competitor limit of 60 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (New Zealand Dollar).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.

If the competitor limit is reached an email will be sent out which will require you to reply in order to confirm attendance to the competition

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

James Macdiarmid won with a mean of 31.67 moves in the 3x3x3 Fewest Moves event. Cheng-Ru Yang finished second (34.33) and Lucas O'Connell finished third (37.67).

Oceanian records: Tom Nelson‎ 5x5x5 Blindfolded 3:48.44 (single).

3x3x3 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Lucas O'Connell 7.83 8.91 New Zealand 9.558.789.188.787.83
2 Finn Trass 8.02 8.93 New Zealand 12.978.698.758.029.34
3 James Macdiarmid 7.87 9.55 New Zealand 12.859.2911.028.337.87

4x4x4 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Finn Trass 29.90 32.36 NR New Zealand 33.2232.6831.1929.9033.96
2 Lucas O'Connell 35.88 38.13 New Zealand 54.5039.8335.8837.2937.26
3 Tom Stanton-Barnett 35.09 38.69 New Zealand 35.0939.9039.10DNF37.06

6x6x6 Cube

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Alex Asbery 2:11.02 2:19.90 New Zealand 2:27.202:21.492:11.02
2 Finn Trass 2:29.34 2:32.88 New Zealand 2:29.342:33.982:35.31
3 Tom Stanton-Barnett 2:31.24 2:39.49 New Zealand 2:48.092:39.132:31.24

3x3x3 Blindfolded

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Tom Nelson 29.32 31.65 New Zealand 34.7329.3230.91
2 James Macdiarmid 40.12 DNF New Zealand DNFDNF40.12
3 Lucas O'Connell 41.22 DNF New Zealand DNF41.2243.47

3x3x3 Fewest Moves

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 James Macdiarmid 26 31.67 New Zealand 263435
2 Cheng-Ru Yang 32 34.33 New Zealand 373432
3 Lucas O'Connell 37 37.67 New Zealand 383738


# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 James Macdiarmid 42.94 46.07 New Zealand 50.6746.3443.1748.7142.94
2 Finn Trass 52.51 57.50 New Zealand 1:03.8352.5154.171:00.4057.93
3 Tom Stanton-Barnett 1:01.51 1:03.14 New Zealand 1:16.531:01.511:05.021:01.881:02.51

4x4x4 Blindfolded

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Lee Stanton-Barnett 16:38.00 DNF New Zealand 16:38.00DNSDNS

5x5x5 Blindfolded

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Tom Nelson 3:48.44 OcR DNF New Zealand DNFDNF3:48.44

3x3x3 Multi-Blind

# Name Best Average Citizen of Solves
1 Tom Nelson 25/31 1:00:00 New Zealand 25/31 1:00:00
2 James Macdiarmid 16/18 53:43 New Zealand 16/18 53:43
3 Lucas O'Connell 10/12 44:27 New Zealand 10/12 44:27
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