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 3x3 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 3x3 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 3x3 With Feet in a time of 38.91 seconds.
Harry Savage from the UK hit a new National Record in the 3x3 Fewest Moves using just 26, while the UK 3x3 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 3x3 Rubik’s Cube champion late on Sunday October 29th. The other competitions in the three-day event included the following speedcubing events: 2x2, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 and 7x7 solves. Additional 3x3 events using one hand, fewest moves and with feet, 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 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.