This weekend Stevenage played host to the Rubik’s Speedcubing UK Championship, housing over 240 competitors, each hopeful of making the cubing hall of fame.
Competitors took part in the Championship across a number of disciplines including attempting to solve the cube in under 10 seconds, using their feet and even completing the cube blindfolded.
A new European record in the 3×3 One Handed was secured by Philipp Wyer from Germany who did so in a staggering 7.77 seconds – the fastest global time ever recorded.
A new National 3×3 one Handed record was achieved by Ciaran BEahan from Ireland who completed the cube in 13.69 seconds, while Callum Hales-Jepp from the UK secured a new National Record in the 3×3 With Feet in a time of 38.91 seconds.
Harry Savage from the UK hit a new National Record in the 3×3 Fewest Moves using just 26, while the UK 3×3 Rubik’s Cube Final was won by Robert Yau who regained his previous title of UK Rubik’s Cube Champion with a new best time of 6.95 seconds.
The UK Championship comprised 18 official events, with the culmination being the crowning of the 3×3 Rubik’s Cube champion late on Sunday October 29th. The other competitions in the three-day event included the following speedcubing events: 2×2, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6 and 7×7 solves. Additional 3×3 events using one hand, fewest moves and with feet, 3×3, 4×4 and 5×5 blindfolded, Pyramix, Sqaure-1, Megamix and Rubik’s Clock also took place.
Rubik’s UK distributor and sponsor of the UK Championship, John Adams, invited magician Tom Crosbie to create an impressive double sided Rubik’s Cube mosaic.