frequently asked questions


Can my company or organization sponsor the event?

Parties interested in becoming a sponsor or partner for the event may contact us directly by following the details on the ‘Contact Us’ page. 

Can I cancel my registration and get my registration fee refunded?

If you find yourself needing to cancel your registration, please contact us by 23 September 2022 with a detailed cancellation request and we will process it for you. 

Cancellations before the specified date will receive a 50% refund. 

Can I take photos and make video recordings at the competition?

We will have several staff on photography and videography for the entire weekend. All media will be posted on our Facebook & Instagram accounts. 

You are welcome to take your own personal photos and to tag us in the posts @thecubinghub

When will registrations be open?

Registrations will officially open on 14 June 2022 via the WCA website link found on our page (under REGISTRATION)

Are spectators allowed at the competition? Is there a spectator fee?

Spectators are allowed to attend and watch the different rounds of the competition. 

Each competitor will receive two spectator passes included in their registration fee. 

Additional spectator passes can be purchased at the door OR on Quicket. 

How can I learn to solve the cube?

There are many resources on the internet to help you learn how to solve the cube.  We can recommend CubeSkills.

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Are there different age categories?

All competitors compete on the same level and all ages are welcome. WCA competitions are incredibly supportive environments and there is always a range of ages and abilities.

What events can I compete in?

Not every competition will have every event, so make sure to look at the REGISTRATION SCHEDULE tab to see what events are being held at our competition.  Events will often have time limits.  If you think you can solve in less than that time then you can compete.

What do I need to know before the competition day?

Before attending a competition you should read and understand the WCA regulations. We also recommend that you watch this helpful competitor guide and read this competition tutorial.

Do I use my own cubes to compete?

Yes! Make sure to bring your own puzzles for all events you are competing in.  There are 1000s of puzzles at these events so make sure you keep yours with you at all times.

How fast do I have to be to compete?

To compete you only need to know how to solve the cube! Most competitions have a 5 minute time limit for the 3x3x3 cube event. Each competition lists the time limits and cut-offs for each event.  So if you can solve the puzzle in that time YOU CAN COMPETE!

Where do I find my WCA ID?

After your first competition you will receive a WCA ID, that will be the year you first competed, the first 4 letters of your surname and a numeric identifier eg 2009ZEMD01.  For your first competition you only need a WCA account not a WCA ID.

When do I need to pay for the competition?

You will need to pay for the competition straight after registering. Upon registering you will receive an email stating your registration has been submitted and pending approval. This does NOT mean that you are on the registration list. Competitors will not be approved until payment has been made.

Where do I find my results?

Competitor times will be uploaded throughout the competition onto WCALive. Please allow up to an hour from finishing your solves to them being uploaded.  After the competition has finished and all results are verified, they are added to the WCA results database.


What time should I be at the competition?

Please refer to the schedule on our website or on the WCA website to see when the events you have entered in are taking place. If it is your first time at a competition, we recommend arriving in time for the ‘New Competitor Tutorial’

What are the competition rules?

All competition rules can be found at:  

WCA regulations
Will there be prizes for the winner?

There will be prizes for the top 3 finalists, and small prizes for certain achievements in the other competition categories. 

Who can enter the competition?

Anyone interested in competing in the first ever African speedcubing championships. 

Where can I find the competition schedule?

The African Champs event schedule can be found on the WCA page under the ‘Rubik’s WCA African Championship 2022’ competition.