How to Enter a Competition in Speed Stacking

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How to Enter a Competition in Speed Stacking
Speed stacking is a great activity for both adults and children. (stack of multi coloured plastic cups image by Warren Millar from

Speed stacking is gaining in popularity around the world. According to the Speed Stacks website, speed stacking involves stacking and unstacking a set of specially designed cups into certain patterns. This may sound simple, but the most talented speed stackers can move the cups at amazing speeds. Skilled stackers can enter competitions against other players their own age. Winners of local competitions can then move on to higher-level tournaments.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Speed stacking cups
  • Speed stacking mat
  • Official speed stacking competition timer
  • Video camera

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    Find a speed stacking competition or tournament near you. The World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) website lists state, regional and national level competitions being held across the globe. Local competitions may also be found by contacting a local school that offers speed stacking as part of its physical education program.

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    Contact the organisers of the event to determine entry requirements. Ask if qualifying times are required to enter the competition. For regional and national tournaments, the WSSA requires children between 5 and 10 years old to meet qualifying times. Older children and adults are not required to meet qualifying times. Local competitions set their own rules.

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    If necessary, submit a qualifying time video to the tournament organisers. The WSSA requires the video to clearly show the participant meeting the qualifying time using regulation stacking equipment and a competition timer. The participant must also say his first and last name on camera for verification.

Tips and warnings

  • Participate in some less competitive speed stacking events before you enter a regional or state-level competition. This will allow you to see where you stand against other participants in your age level.

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