Press Release: UK Rubik's Championship's a Storming Sucess!

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


Rubiks National

Sunday 4th November saw a new King of the Cube crowned at Leicester University. 15 year old Alexander Lau beat off tough competition to be the new UK Champion with an average time of 9.24 seconds! As well as facing almost 100 human competitors from 9 countries, Lau also had to face stiff competition from the world’s fastest 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube solver, 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 around 5 seconds alongside the MultiCuber and MindCuber robots, who were also at the event showcasing their Rubik’s Cube solving skills.

There was also more success for the UK with student Simon Crawford from Nottingham winning the iconic Rubik’s Cube 3x3x3 ONE HANDED competition.


Rubiks National 2012 34Rubik’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.

For more information about the Rubik’s Cube, including fun facts, visit www.Rubiks.com.