Press Release: UK Rubik's Championships a Storming Success!

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Uk Rubik's Championships

THIS WEEKEND SAW TOP SPEEDCUBERS FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE GLOBE GO CUBE TO CUBE TO BECOME UK RUBIK’S CUBE CHAMPION!

Reigning King of the Cube Breandan Vallance retained his title as UK Champ by beating off tough competition and completing the 3x3x3 cube in an average time of 9.48 seconds! As well as facing over 70 human competitors, Vallance also faced fierce competition from the Cubestormer II robot! The mechanical wonder, created by Mike Dobson and David Gilday, stole the show and although not officially entered to compete, completed the Cube in an astonishing 6.03 seconds!

There was also more success for the UK with Daniel Sheppard completing the Rubik’s Cube BLINDFOLDED in a record breaking 49 seconds!

UK Rubik's Championships

The Rubik’s UK Open 2011 took place on 12-13th November at Armada Hotel, Bristol. For additional details about the event, visit www.speedcubing.com. For more information about the Rubik’s Cube, including fun facts, visit www.Rubiks.com or visit the official Rubik’s Facebook page. Rubik’s Cube® is a registered trademark of Seven Towns Ltd.

 

Rubik’s Cube Fun Facts

The Rubik’s Cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 – that’s 43 quintillion - possible combinations on its six coloured faces – but it has only ONE solution.

More than an estimated 350 million Rubik's Cubes have been sold worldwide. If all the cubes were placed on top of each other it would be enough to reach the North Pole from the South Pole!

'Cubing' still infects people of all ages. 'Cubaholics' are said to suffer from 'Rubik's wrist' and 'Cubist's thumb'!

Ernö Rubik invented the Cube in the spring of 1974 in his home town of Budapest, Hungary.