There are many resources on the internet to help you learn how to solve the cube. We can recommend CubeSkills.
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.
There are currently 17 official WCA events. Not every competition will have every event, so make sure to look at the event tab to see what events are being held at your competition. Events will often have time limits. If you think you can solve in less than that time then you can compete.
The World Cube Association (WCA) is the organisation that governs competitions for twisty puzzles, of which the Rubik’s Cube is the most well known. The WCA appoints delegates who are responsible for making sure that all WCA competitions are run according to the WCA’s mission, spirit, and regulations. Australia currently has over 30 WCA delegates. One or more of these delegates will be at every WCA competition.
Each competition will have a cut-off date for changing events, generally a week before. You can now alter your own events using the Register tab on the competition website. Contact us if you have any issues.
First, you need to make sure you have created a WCA account. You can do this by going to the sign-up page and creating an account. Once you have created the account and confirmed your email address, go to the Register page of the competition and follow the instructions carefully. Registrations usually fill very quickly, so make sure to register early. If a competition has filled up we will add your name to the waiting list.
Many competitors film their efforts during competitions. There are also often parents taking photos or video recordings. There are a few important rules to remember. Do NOT use flash, spectators MUST be 1.5M away from the solving station and competitors MUST NOT be able to see the screen of the camera.