Possibility for a WCA Competition in Perth, Western Australia

chicken9290

Banned
i was hoping to travel out of the country for a cube competition

Tim Major

Platinum Member
sweet! just pm me whenever! all raring to go.
TimMc lives in Melbourne, there were, and probably are still regular meetups between (I may be getting them confused, iirc they were Benjamin, Mitchell and Michael, who all went to the same school). However, they met up at their houses. I think they're a bit active on their YouTube accounts, TheTwoCubers and TheThirdCuber. Send them a pm.

kastellorizo

Member
so, is there going to be a competition in perth?
Yeap. As already stated, there are plans!

The place will be the same:

The University of Western Australia
Wilsmore Lecture Theatre, Room G108
Tattersall & Wilsmore, Chemistry Building
35 Stirling Highway

The Open will happen on both Sunday and Saturday with more events.
Only thing, on Saturday, the event may end earlier, around 3:30pm.

So... how does the 10-11 December 2011 weekend sound?

Pantazis

kastellorizo

Member
Well, it took them some time to get back to me, but they claimed that the hiring venue policy has changed and are now charging more than last time.
I am currently in discussions with them, and let us see how this goes.

The Second Cuber

Member
Kastellorizo: I am part of the fogarty scholars association. We can generally get uwa venues for free if we can prove that the events are of interest to the community or if they are fundraising events.

Even if they aren't as such we usually can get discounts. Let me know if you need to get in touch with the association.

kastellorizo

Member
Second Cuber: I was doing exactly this (in the past too) using my academic status, but as I said,
they told me that the policy has changed. It looks like only seminars would be free from now on.

In any case, I am waiting for their "discounted" answer/offer anyway and let us see what happens.

kastellorizo

Member
OK guys, the 2nd Perth Summer Open is on. It is verbally confirmed,
and in the next days it will be confirmed in writing too.

The University of Western Australia
Wilsmore Lecture Theatre, Room G108
Tattersall & Wilsmore, Chemistry Building
35 Stirling Highway

The Open will happen Sunday/Saturday 10 & 11 of December 2011.
By having two days, we can have more events. And it is FREE (as usual).

Saturday 10th of December 9am-3:30pm
Sunday 11th of December 10am-4:30pm

There will be prizes, and nice puzzles from my collection
will also be there, especially those of my puzzle designs
which are based on the University's research and have been
voted among the best in both 2010 (Osaka, Japan) and 2011
(Berlin, Germany). Gravity Puzzles, 4D symmetry puzzles,
folding puzzles, will all be there too!

We will soon decide on the types of competitions, which should
be more than last time, as we have two days instead of one.

So who is coming?

EeeeeWarne

Member
I am coming! And heaps of others at my school would probably be interested.

In terms of events. It would be awesome if there was pyraminx (this will motivate me to get sub 10), megaminx and magic (this will motivate me to learn).

TimMc

OK guys, the 2nd Perth Summer Open is on. It is verbally confirmed,
and in the next days it will be confirmed in writing too.
Let me know when things are sorted. I'll book a flight (and accommodation?) when confirmed.

I'll probably drop off a couple of timers and displays to keep in Perth for future competitions...

Tim.

Tim Major

Platinum Member
2 rounds of Pyra, 3x3 and OH, and no Faz, and I'll be there! (hopefully, certainly not definitely. Depends if Josh and Ando are interested again)

kastellorizo

Member
Venue is now confirmed in writing too. Will love to see again all of you.
This time I am tempted to use my time machine and beat all of your records!

Plus, there is a huge possibility, that my new puzzle-concept "Alien Tech",
will be shown there too - it depends on how fast we draft that #$%$#! patent!

So the the competition list is so far: (sqrt(2))x(sqrt(2))x(sqrt(2)) fractal puzzle,
2x2x2, 3x3x3, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, Magic, Pyraminx.

Potential additions: Rubik's Clock, Master Magic, 6x6x6, 7x7x7, 8x8x8 (if it is
released by then LOL), Mixup Cube, Examinx (will have a deadline until next
year's competition), Rubik's Shells, Octahedron, Dogic, Dino Cube, and Tri-2.

And of course, the DoTS competition, using the the new Oginov "openable" spheres: