SpeedCubing.com News archive 2005

  
December 31, 2005Please review the draft version of the WCA regulations 2006, which includes some major changes.
December 30, 2005Jean Pons broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to strengthen his second place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 13.24 seconds.
December 28, 2005Draughons Eastern competition 2006 will be held on Saturday April 22, 2006 in Draughons Junior College, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA. Send an e-mail to organizer Richard Patterson for registration and more information.
December 24, 2005Final World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for all categories.
In 2005 we had 24 (2004: 13) official competitions in 9 (2004: 6) countries. Please contact us if you want to organize a competition near you.
In 2005 world records were broken 59 (2004: 48) times.
December 24, 2005Leyan Lo broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube blindfolded, with a new average record of 2 minutes 14.30 seconds.
December 23, 2005Dror Vomberg broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube blindfolded, with a new record of 15 minutes 04.70 seconds.
December 22, 2005Anssi Vanhala broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach tenth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.42 seconds.
December 13, 2005Chris Hardwick broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube blindfolded, with a new record of 15 minutes 12.05 seconds.
December 12, 2005Alexander Ooms broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic 8x2, with a new record of 6.16 seconds.
December 11, 2005Gunnar Krig won the Swedish Cube Day competition 2005 with an average in the final of 20.35 seconds. K岥 Krig and Daniel Hermansson finished second and third. World records: 2x2x2 Gunnar Krig 3.94 (single). European records: 2x2x2 Gunnar Krig 6.81 (average), 3x3x3 One-handed Gunnar Krig 34.13 (single).
Full results are now available.
December 11, 2005Leyan Lo won the Rutgers Fall competition 2005 with an average in the final of 15.23 seconds. Jason Baum and Bill Tuscher finished second and third. American record: 3x3x3 Leyan Lo 15.23 (average).
Full results are now available.
December 11, 2005Alexander Ooms broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic 8x2, with a new average record of 7.53 seconds.
December 11, 2005Edouard Chambon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach fifth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 13.76 seconds.
December 8, 2005Marcus Stuhr broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube blindfolded, with a new record of 25 minutes 47 seconds.
December 5, 2005Full results of Spanish National Championship 2005 are now available.
December 5, 2005Katsuyuki Konishi broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach seventh place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.18 seconds.
December 3, 2005Ernesto Fernandez won the Spanish Championship 2005 with an average in the final of 24.24 seconds. David Calvo and Jose Dominguez Miguel finished second and third.
December 2, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for all categories.
November 28, 2005Bob Burton broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Master Magic, with a new record of 2.54 seconds.
November 28, 2005Bob Burton broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic 8x2, with a new average record of 8.01 seconds.
November 27, 2005Full results of Hungarian National Championship 2005 are now available.
November 24, 2005Bob Burton broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Master Magic, with a new average record of 3.03 seconds. He also set a new single record of 2.61 seconds.
November 23, 2005Per Kristen Fredlund broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new record of 1 minute 41.36 seconds.
November 22, 2005Mitko Prodanov won the Hungarian Championship 2005 with an average in the final of 24.57 seconds. MilᮠBaticz and Kolos K᮴or finished second and third. Mitko broke the Hungarian national record with his best time of 18.61 seconds.
November 20, 2005Anssi Vanhala broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 cube with his feet, with a new average record of 1 minute 10.88 seconds. He also set a new single record of 53.56 seconds.
November 19, 2005Full results of Westview Fall competition 2005 (unofficial) are now available.
November 19, 2005Swedish Cube Day competition 2005 will be held on Sunday December 11, 2005 in Uthg岤, Uppsala, Sweden. Send an e-mail to organizer Anders Larsson for registration and more information.
November 18, 2005Great Japanese video of Rubik's World Championship 2005, by Rubiks.biz.
November 18, 2005The Hungarian National Championship 2005 will be held on November 18/19, 2005 in Budapest, Hungary. Send an e-mail to Oliv鲠Nagy for more information.
November 17, 2005Westview Fall competition 2005 (unofficial) will be held on Friday November 18, 2005 at Westview High School, San Diego, California, USA. Send an e-mail to organizer Vincent Le for registration and more information.
November 16, 2005Caltech Winter competition 2006 will be held on Saturday January 14, 2006 in Exploratorium, San Francisco, California, USA. Send an e-mail to organizer Tyson Mao for registration and more information.
November 16, 2005Rutgers Fall competition 2005 will be held on Saturday December 10, 2005 at Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA. Send an e-mail to organizer Bob Burton for registration and more information.
November 16, 2005Nathan Moreau broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach eighth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.40 seconds.
November 15, 2005Per Kristen Fredlund broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new average record of 1 minute 57.10 seconds.
November 14, 2005Brent Morgan broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach eighth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.50 seconds.
November 13, 2005Olivier Gaucher broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new average record of 2 minutes 0.72 seconds.
November 13, 2005Olivier Gaucher broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach fifth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.04 seconds.
November 12, 2005Frank Morris and his wife Christy are the new fastest husband and wife, with a combined official time of 48.72 seconds.
November 12, 2005Edouard Chambon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach fifth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.17 seconds.
November 12, 2005Anssi Vanhala broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 cube with his feet, with a new average record of 1 minute 20.79 seconds. He also set a new single record of 1 minute 4.91 seconds.
November 11, 2005TV appearance of world champion Jean Pons on French tv.
November 11, 2005USA was the best performing country at Rubik's World Championship 2005.
November 10, 2005Cool video of a tv appearance by Andy Camann, Chris Szlatenyi and Cory Loviglio on ESPN.
November 9, 2005Full results of Rubik's World Championship 2005 are now available.
November 9, 2005Brent Morgan broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach eighth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.55 seconds.
November 9, 2005Olivier Gaucher broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new average record of 2 minutes 6.92 seconds.
November 8, 2005Lars Vandenbergh did the 42 cube marathon in 13 minutes 20 seconds.
November 6, 2005Anssi Vanhala broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 cube with his feet, with a new average record of 1 minute 30.50 seconds. He also set a new single record of 1 minute 9.64 seconds.
November 6, 2005JEAN PONS (France) IS THE NEW RUBIK'S CUBE WORLD CHAMPION.
In the exciting world championship final Edouard Chambon (France) and Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) finished second and third.
World champion Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube is Yuki Hayashi, World champion Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube is Frank Morris, World champion blindfolded solving is Leyan Lo.
World records: 4x4x4 Yuki Hayashi 54.13 (single) 1:04.63 (average), 3x3x3 blindfolded Leyan Lo 1:46.47, 3x3x3 with feet Oliver Wolff 1:54.97 (single), Magic Quinn Lewis 1.14 (single) Alexander Ooms 1.46 (average), Clock Stefan Pochmann 8.39 (single), Megaminx Stefan Pochmann 1:41.82 (single), Master Magic Stefan Pochmann 2.79 (single).
American records: 3x3x3 Matt Walter 12.70 (single), 5x5x5 Frank Morris 2:15.64 (average), 3x3x3 with feet Christopher Szlatenyi 2:13.55 (single), 3x3x3 fewest moves Richard Patterson 39, Clock Matt Walter 15.21 (single), Square-1 Richard Patterson 38.05 (single) 44.28 (average), Master Magic Bob Burton 3.00 (single).
European records: 3x3x3 Jean Pons 15.10 (average), 4x4x4 Lars Vandenbergh 1:06.85 (average), 3x3x3 blindfolded Jean Pons 2:05.36, 3x3x3 one-handed Jo묠van Noort 37.10 (single).
Australian records: 3x3x3 Jasmine Lee 27.96 (single), Clock Jasmine Lee 22.68 (single), 2x2x2 Jasmine Lee 34.16 (single), 3x3x3 one-handed Jasmine Lee 1:52.24 (single), Magic Peter Still 2.91 (single).
Asian records: 5x5x5 Masayuki Akimoto 2:34.88 (single) 2:38.53 (average), 3x3x3 with feet Jun Kyo Lee 2:12.81 (single).
November 3, 2005Dave Orser broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube blindfolded, with a new record of 1 minute 20 seconds (including memorization).
October 31, 2005Functional Rubik's Cube Halloween costume.
October 31, 2005Anssi Vanhala broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach nineth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.60 seconds.
October 30, 2005Full results of Negative Time Contest 2005.
October 30, 2005Koen Heltzel posted his pictures of the Dutch National Championship 2005.
October 29, 2005Jol van Noort is the new Dutch champion. In the final of the Dutch National Championship 2005 he set an average of 16.03 seconds. Ron van Bruchem and Koen Heltzel finished second and third. Full results are now available.
October 29, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for all categories.
October 28, 2005Michael Fung broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Square-1, with a new average record of 28.87 seconds.
October 28, 2005Richard Patterson broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Pyraminx, with a new average record of 8.27 seconds.
October 26, 2005Dave Campbell posted a video of his tv appearance on Canadian national tv.
October 25, 2005Bob Burton posted a report and some videos of Dutch Open 2005.
October 25, 2005Edouard Chambon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.46 seconds.
October 24, 2005Alexander Ooms broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic 8x2, with a new average record of 8.23 seconds. He also broke the single record, with a time of 6.59 seconds.
October 23, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Megaminx, with a new record of 1 minute 17.50 seconds.
October 23, 2005Full results of Caltech Fall competition 2005 are now available.
October 22, 2005Ryan Patricio won the Caltech Fall competition 2005 with an average in the final of 15.51 seconds. Darren Kwong and Kyawkyaw Lwin finished second and third.
World records: Ryan Patricio 3x3x3 one-handed 22.05 (single) 26.73 (average). American records: Ryan Patricio 3x3x3 15.51 (average). Asian records: Warren Liao Magic 1.72 (single) 2.80 (AsR).
October 20, 2005Dave Orser broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube blindfolded, with a new record of 1 minute 22 seconds (including memorization).
October 20, 2005Quinn Lewis broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic, with a new record of 0.92 seconds.
October 19, 2005Olivier Gaucher broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic, with a new record of 0.97 seconds.
October 19, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Master Magic, with a new record of 2.62 seconds.
October 18, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for all categories.
October 17, 2005Full results of Dutch Open 2005 are now available.
Video of 3x3x3 world record by Jean Pons (France).
Check out the report by Koen Heltzel.
October 17, 2005Full results of German National Championship 2005 are now available.
October 16, 2005WE HAVE A NEW WORLD RECORD!
Jean Pons broke the official Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube world record during Dutch Open 2005, with a new record of 11.75 seconds.
October 16, 2005Ron van Bruchem won the Dutch Open 2005 with an average in the final of 16.21 seconds. Lars Vandenbergh and Jean Pons finished second and third.
World records: Jean Pons 3x3x3 11.75 (single), Olivier Gaucher 5x5x5 2:06.15 (average), Stefan Pochmann Magic 1.23 (single) Master Magic 3.36 (average), Alexander Ooms Magic 1.48 (average). European records: Frdrick Badie 4x4x4 1:09.83 (average), Jean Pons 3x3x3 blindfolded 3:28.06, Stefan Pochmann Master Magic 3.06 (single). American records: Bob Burton Magic 1.66 (average), Clock 24.12 (single) 32.68 (average). Australian records: Jasmine Lee 3x3x3 30.62 (single) 34.77 (average), Magic 3.98 (single) 4.33 (average), Clock 27.64 (single) 34.96 (average).
October 15, 2005Full results of informal Finnish Cube Meeting 2005.
October 15, 2005Michel Bechtatou won the German National Championship 2005 with an average in the final of 17.22 seconds. Daniel Niemann and Stefan Pochmann finished second and third.
October 15, 2005Jon Morris broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to strengthen his sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.52 seconds.
October 14, 2005Michael Fung broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Square-1, with a new record of 19.02 seconds.
October 14, 2005Shotaro Makisumi broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach third place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 13.42 seconds.
October 13, 2005The Spanish National Championship 2005 will be held on Saturday December 3, 2005 in Valencia, Spain. Send an e-mail to Luis Javier Paris for registration and more information.
October 11, 2005New Honda commercial with Rubik's Cube.
October 10, 2005New Nivea commercial with Rubik's Cube.
October 9, 2005Thibaut Jacquinot broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach third place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 13.64 seconds. Top 3 from France now!
October 8, 2005Dave Orser broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube blindfolded, with a new record of 1 minute 23 seconds (including memorization).
October 8, 2005"The puzzling return of Rubik's Cube."
October 4, 2005Quinn Lewis broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic, with a new average record of 1.14 seconds.
October 2, 2005Per Kristen Fredlund broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube, with a new record of 48.63 seconds.
October 2, 2005Jon Morris broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.54 seconds.
October 2, 2005Anssi Vanhala broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 cube with his feet, with a new average record of 1 minute 43.97 seconds. He also set a new single record of 1 minute 18.76 seconds.
October 1, 2005Edouard Chambon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.55 seconds.
September 29, 2005The Caltech Fall competition 2005 will be held on Saturday October 22, 2005 in Pasadena, California, USA. Send an e-mail to Leyan Lo for registration and more information.
September 29, 2005Anssi Vanhala broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 cube with his feet, with a new average record of 1 minute 56.60 seconds. He also set a new single record of 1 minute 24 seconds.
September 28, 2005Dave Orser broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube blindfolded, with a new record of 1 minute 24 seconds (including memorization).
September 27, 2005Quinn Lewis broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic, with a new record of 0.98 seconds.
September 27, 2005Spot the cube.
September 25, 2005Thibaut Jacquinot broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to strengthen his fourth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 13.99 seconds.
September 25, 2005Report on the Polish Open 2005.
September 23, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for all categories.
September 22, 2005Video (rightclick and save) of Marc Waterman solving in 18 seconds, during Dutch Cube Day 1984. Nice preinspection technique. :-)
September 21, 2005Full results of Idaho Open 2005 are now available.
September 21, 2005Nice article about speedcubers Brent Morgan and Ton Dennenbroek.
September 20, 2005Full results of Polish Open 2005 are now available.
September 20, 2005Full results of Northern California Fall Open 2005 are now available.
September 18, 2005Piotr Kzka won the Polish Open 2005 with an average in the final of 18.60 seconds. Ron van Bruchem and Tomasz Piotrowski finished second and third. World records: Josef Jelinek Magic in 1.52 (average), Piotr Kzka Pyraminx in 11.22 (average). European records: Ron van Bruchem 4x4x4 in 1:13.67 (average), Lukasz Cialon 2x2x2 in 4.49 (single), 6.96 (average), Jaroslaw Nowicki 3x3x3 one-handed in 39.22 (single), 43.91 (average).
September 17, 2005Chris Hunt won the Idaho Open 2005 with an average in the final of 19.46 seconds. Duane Call and Michael Atkinson finished second and third.
September 17, 2005Leyan Lo won the Northern California Fall Open 2005 with an average in the final of 18.26 seconds. Toby Mao and Alan Chang finished second and third. World record: Tyson Mao 3x3x3 blindfolded in 1 minute 58.32 seconds.
September 14, 2005Mona Lisa in Rubik's Cubes by Invader.
September 13, 2005"A Rubik's Cube or Scoubis?"
September 11, 2005Anssi Vanhala won the Swedish Open 2005 with an average in the final of 15.90 seconds. Gunnar Krig and Kre Krig finished second and third. Gunnar Krig broke the European records for Rubik's 2x2x2 Cube: 6.02 (single) and 7.71 (average), and for Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube One-handed: 1:07.47 (mean). Full results are now available.
September 11, 2005J. Bernett Orlando is now unofficially the youngest person to have solved a Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube blindfolded, aged only 9 years and 110 days.
September 11, 2005Richard Patterson solved a Computer 20x20x20 Super cube in 19 hours and 37 minutes.
September 11, 2005Thibaut Jacquinot broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach fourth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.09 seconds.
September 10, 2005Results of first day of the Swedish Open 2005 are now available. Gunnar Krig broke the world records for Pyraminx: 6.55 (single) and 14.81 (average). Kre Krig broke the world record for Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube with feet: 2:14.33 (single).
September 10, 2005Nathan Moreau broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach eighth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.68 seconds.
September 9, 2005Edouard Chambon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach seventh place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.67 seconds.
September 8, 2005Yuki Hayashi broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube, with a fantastic new average record of 1 minute 1.21 seconds. He also set a new single cube record of 49.74 seconds.
September 8, 2005Jean Pons broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to strengthen his second place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 13.39 seconds.
September 7, 2005Chris Hardwick broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube, with a great new average record of 1 minute 3.89 seconds.
September 7, 2005The Guardian printed a nice article about Rubik's Cube.
September 6, 2005Ryan Patricio broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube one-handed, with an amazing new average record of 24.80 seconds.
September 6, 2005Jean Pons broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube without inspection, with a great new average record of 16.00 seconds.
September 6, 2005The Japan Times printed a nice article about Rubik's Cube.
September 4, 2005Lars Vandenbergh broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Square-1, with a new record of 19.80 seconds.
September 4, 2005Full results of Japanese Championship 2005 are now available.
September 4, 2005Edouard Chambon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach shared seventh place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.77 seconds.
September 3, 2005Yuki Hayashi won the Japanese Championship 2005 with an average in the final of 15.87 seconds. Masayuki Akimoto and Katsuyuki Konishi finished second and third. Yuki also won the 4x4x4 event, Masayuki won the 5x5x5 event. Check out this great Japanese weblog by Jun-ya Tomita, with a video of the winner's ceremony.
September 2, 2005Olivier Gaucher broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach seventh place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.77 seconds.
September 2, 2005"Rubik's Cube national championships to be held in Tokyo."
September 1, 2005German National Championship 2005 will be held on Saturday October 15, 2005 in Essen, Germany, during the toy fair Spiel 2005. Check the German Championship 2005 website or contact organizer Ron van Bruchem for more information and registrations.
September 1, 2005Sbastien Flix broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube, with a fabulous new average record of 13.00 seconds.
August 30, 2005Katsuyuki Konishi broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach shared eighth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.78 seconds.
August 26, 2005Per Kristen Fredlund broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube, with a new record of 50.38 seconds.
August 26, 2005Edouard Chambon broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube without inspection, with a new average record of 17.44 seconds.
August 24, 2005Jean Pons broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 cube, with a new average record of 13.75 seconds.
August 23, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Megaminx, with a new record of 1 minute 18.72 seconds.
August 22, 2005Chris Hunt has a DVD for sale of the Caltech Dallas Summer competition 2005.
August 19, 2005John Lwin broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 cube one-handed with a fantastic new record of 18.77 seconds.
August 16, 2005Chris Hunt posted 76 videos of the Caltech Dallas competition 2005. Also check out a nice blog entry by Summer Smith.
August 16, 2005Olivier Gaucher broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube without inspection, with a new average record of 17.93 seconds.
August 16, 2005Quinn Lewis broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic, with a new average record of 1.16 seconds. He also set a new single Magic record of 1.03 seconds.
August 15, 2005The Idaho Open 2005 will be held on Saturday September 17, 2005 in Boise, Idaho, USA. Contact organizer Frank Morris for more information and registrations.
August 15, 2005Per Kristen Fredlund broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new record of 1 minute 46.89 seconds.
August 15, 2005Bob Burton posted a nice report on the Caltech Dallas competition 2005. Frank Morris also wrote a nice report and so did Ian Winokur.
August 14, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for all categories.
August 13, 2005Shotaro Makisumi won the Caltech Dallas competition 2005 with an average in the final of 15.29 seconds. Leyan Lo and Frank Morris finished second and third. Chris Hardwick set an American record in the semi final (15.96 average).
World records: Chris Hardwick 4x4x4 55.38 single, Frank Morris 5x5x5 1:51.41 single, 2:20.99 average, Shotaro Makisumi 3x3x3 blindfolded 2:18.58, Bob Burton Magic 1.28 single, Master Magic 3.05 single, 3.54 average. American records: Chris Hardwick 4x4x4 1:06.08 average, Leyan Lo 3x3x3 blindfolded 2:36.07, Daniel Hayes Megaminx 2:02.71 single.
Full results are now available.
August 13, 2005Tyson Mao and Chris Hunt appeared on WFAA News, for the Caltech Dallas competition 2005 this weekend. Check out the video (rightclick and save).
August 12, 2005Shotaro Makisumi broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube, with a great new average record of 13.80 seconds.
August 11, 2005Jol van Noort broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.65 seconds.
August 10, 2005Two upcoming tv appearances in USA: Friday August 12, several bits between 5:30am and 8am on Ch. 8/WFAA (ABC), Saturday August 13, 2 bits between 7:50am and 9:00am on Ch. 11/KTVT (CBS).
August 9, 2005Thomas Templier broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach shared eighth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.78 seconds.
August 8, 2005Leyan Lo broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube blindfolded, with a new average record of 2 minutes 33.32 seconds.
August 7, 2005Frank Morris solved 170 cubes in 1 hour.
August 5, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Megaminx, with a new average record of 1 minute 30.61 seconds.
August 4, 2005Jon Morris broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.69 seconds.
August 4, 2005Japanese National Championship 2005 will be held on Saturday September 3, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. Check the Japanese Championship 2005 website or contact organizer Masayuki Akimoto for more information and registrations.
August 3, 2005Per Kristen Fredlund broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new record of 1 minute 50.61 seconds.
August 3, 2005"Once you learn something like Rubik's, you are done."
August 2, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Megaminx, with a new average record of 1 minute 36.15 seconds. He also broke the single Megaminx record, with a time of 1 minute 23.05 seconds.
August 2, 2005Gilles Roux broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach fourth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.32 seconds.
August 1, 2005Dan Harris posted more pictures of the 25th anniversary of the launch of Rubik's Cube on July 26, 2005.
August 1, 2005Katsuyuki Konishi posted a few videos of the Kyoto Rubik's Cube contest 2005.
July 31, 2005Jasmine Lee posted some great pictures with report on the 25th anniversary of the launch of Rubik's Cube on July 26, 2005.
July 28, 2005Per Kristen Fredlund broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new average record of 2 minutes 8.48 seconds.
July 27, 2005Dutch National Championship 2005 will be held on Saturday October 29, 2005 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, during the toy fair Spellenspektakel 2005. Check the Dutch Championship 2005 website or contact organizer Ron van Bruchem for more information and registrations.
July 26, 2005TNT magazine UK printed a nice interview with Jasmine Lee.
July 26, 2005Gonna buy me a new pair of Rubik's Cube shoes!
July 25, 2005Frank Morris broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new average record of 2 minutes 10.16 seconds. He also broke the single 5x5x5 record, with a time of 1 minute 51.18 seconds.
July 25, 2005Jol van Noort broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach fifth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.76 seconds.
July 24, 2005Short article on Caltech Rubik's Cube Club.
July 23, 2005Edouard Chambon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.85 seconds.
July 20, 2005Yuki Hayashi had yet another appearance (rightclick and save) on Japanese tv. 1 minute 1 second for 4x4x4 on live tv! Captured and hosted by Sinpei Araki.
July 19, 2005Dan Harris posted a nice report with pictures of a recent UK cubers meeting.
July 19, 2005Local newspaper Stroud News posted a nice article on Duncan Dicks.
July 16, 2005The Northern California Fall Open 2005 will be held on Saturday September 17, 2005 in Hillsborough, California, USA. Venue is the Crystal Springs Uplands School. Send an e-mail to Tyson Mao for registration and more information.
July 16, 2005Edouard Chambon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average record to reach eighth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.98 seconds.
July 16, 2005Never knew that Mr. Rubik used to be into cars.
July 16, 2005Dave Orser broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube blindfolded, with a new record of 1 minute 26 seconds (including memorization).
July 15, 2005Dutch Open Championship 2005 will be held on Sunday October 16, 2005 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, during the Dutch Cube Day 2005. Check the Dutch Open 2005 webpage or contact organizer Ron van Bruchem for more information and registrations.
July 14, 2005Yuki Hayashi had an appearance (rightclick and save) on Japanese tv. Captured and hosted by Sinpei Araki.
July 14, 2005Olympicube.com posted a video of a preproduction 6x6x6, invented by Panayotis Verdes from Greece (bottom of the page).
July 13, 2005Katsuyuki Konishi had a great appearance (rightclick and save) on Japanese tv, featuring the Kyoto Rubik's Cube contest 2005. Captured and hosted by Sinpei Araki. Mirror.
July 13, 2005List of WCA World Records history now includes all official records set before 2005. Thanks to Bob Burton.
July 12, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for all categories.
July 11, 2005Per Kristen Fredlund broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new record of 1 minute 54.55 seconds.
July 10, 2005Yuki Hayashi won the Kyoto Rubik's Cube contest 2005 with an average in the final of 16.91 seconds. Takahito Domon and Katsuyuki Konishi finished second and third. Yuki Hayashi also won the 4x4x4 event, setting new world records for single (1:00.38) and average (1:04.97).
Full results.
July 9, 2005Join this week's international online competitions: Sunday Contest and Fewest Moves Challenge.
July 8, 2005The Polish Open Championship 2005 will be held on Sunday September 18, 2005 in Wadowice, Poland. For more information and registrations: check out Speedcubing.com.pl or contact organizer Zbigniew Zborowski.
July 5, 2005Georges Helm posted pictures of a 6x6x6 cube, created by Olympicube. Finally the proof that this puzzle can be made!
June 30, 2005University of Maryland's Student Newspaper Diamondback printed an article on Chris Parlette. Also check out the front page of today's issue.
June 30, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Master Magic, with a new average record of 3.11 seconds. He also set a new single Master Magic record of 2.68 seconds.
June 29, 2005Katsuyuki Konishi broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to reach shared sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.91 seconds.
June 28, 2005The Swedish Open 2005 will be held on September 10/11 (Saturday/Sunday), 2005 in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information and registrations: contact organizer Anders Larsson or check out the SveKub website.
June 28, 2005Weekly magazine Nagar Valam in India printed an article on J. Bernett Orlando.
June 27, 2005Check out this car, designed and owned by Nicholas Mitchell!
June 27, 2005Chance to win a car by solving a Rubik's Cube.
June 25, 2005Satoru J. Noda posted an awesome video (23 MB, rightclick to save) of a Japanese tv appearance of Shotaro Makisumi.
June 24, 2005"Shotaro Makisumi will open the series this Wednesday with his act of juggling bowling pins while also solving a Rubik's Cube."
June 23, 2005Ryan Patricio broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube one-handed, with an amazing new average record of 26.25 seconds.
June 23, 2005Bob Burton broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Master Magic, with a new average record of 3.30 seconds.
June 20, 2005New Indian Express printed a nice article on young J. Bernett Orlando.
June 20, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Master Magic, with a new record of 2.75 seconds.
June 19, 2005Sbastien Felix broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube, with a great new average record of 13.88 seconds.
June 19, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Master Magic, with a new average record of 3.39 seconds.
June 18, 2005J. Bernett Orlando is now unofficially the youngest person to have solved a Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, aged only 9 years and 26 days.
June 17, 2005Doylestown Patriot printed a nice article on Quinn Lewis. Erno RubRik? Traveling from Japan?
June 16, 2005Quinn Lewis broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic, with a new average record of 1.18 seconds. He also set a new single Magic record of 1.05 seconds.
June 15, 2005Quinn Lewis broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Magic, with a new average record of 1.42 seconds. He also set a new single Magic record of 1.18 seconds.
June 14, 2005Per Kristen Fredlund broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new average record of 2 minutes 14.09 seconds.
June 13, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's Master Magic, with a new record of 2.91 seconds. Check out his video of this solve.
June 13, 2005Riverdale Press printed an article on the Horace Mann Spring competition 2005.
June 11, 2005'Another cube in the wall' is a great new video by Gilles Roux (bottom right of page).
June 11, 2005Don't miss the DVD set of the Horace Mann Spring competition 2005.
June 10, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available.
June 9, 2005The Kyoto Rubik's Cube contest 2005 will be held on Sunday July 10, 2005 in Kyoto, Japan. For more information and registrations: contact organizer Masayuki Akimoto. Registration form is now open.
June 9, 2005Join the Team Fewest Moves Contest at Cubestation.co.uk.
June 9, 2005Caltech Rubik's Cube Club is looking for cubers for cube demonstrations during the Orange County Toy Fair 2005 at Orange County Fair on July 23, 24, 30 and 31. Contact Leyan Lo for more information.
June 8, 2005Not everyone appreciates speedcubing.
June 8, 2005Pictures of the Chalmers Open 2005 can be found on the website of Chalmers Cube Club. Underwater cubing. :-)
Also check out some videos (bottom of page).
June 6, 2005Rubik's Cube ready to puzzle China. (Article in UK newspaper Telegraph.)
June 6, 2005Johan Hillerstrm won the Chalmers Open 2005 with an average in the final of 29.74 seconds. Stefan Kodrnja and Thomas Kohn finished second and third. Geir Ugelstad solved a Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube blindfolded in 53.40 seconds (not including memorization).
Full results are now available.
June 5, 2005Jon Morris broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to strengthen his sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 15.00 seconds.
June 3, 2005Some more news on the Rubik art exposition in LA.
June 3, 2005Sbastien Flix broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube, with a new record of 9.54 seconds.
June 3, 2005Shotaro Makisumi broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube, with a new record of 9.89 seconds. (Posted today, set in April 2005.)
June 2, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for Rubik's 2x2x2 Cube, Rubik's 2x2x2 Cube average, Rubik's Magic and Rubik's Magic average.
June 1, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube Blindfolded, Square-1 and Square-1 average.
June 1, 2005Yuki Hayashi broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube, with a fantastic new average record of 1 minute 4.55 seconds. He also set a new single cube record of 52.55 seconds.
May 31, 2005More pictures of German Cube Day 2005, hosted by Martin Brockmann.
May 31, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube, Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube average, Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube One-handed and Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube One-handed average.
May 30, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube and Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average.
May 30, 2005Bob Burton posted a nice report and some pictures of the Horace Mann Spring competition 2005. Check out this page for a video of the American record of 13.41 seconds by Quinn Lewis.
May 29, 2005Full results of the Horace Mann Spring competition 2005 are now available.
May 28, 2005Shotaro Makisumi won the Horace Mann Spring competition 2005 with an average in the final of 15.32 seconds. Chris Hardwick and Ryan Patricio finished second and third.
World records: 3x3x3 one-handed Shotaro Makisumi single 23.76, average 27.56. 2x2x2 Shotaro Makisumi single 4.13, average 6.29.
American records: 3x3x3 Quinn Lewis 13.41, Chris Hardwick average 16.86. 2x2x2 Nathaniel Christian single 4.20, Chris Hardwick average 8.05. Square-1 Richard Patterson single 46.34, average 1:02.43. Rubik's Magic Bob Burton single 1.56, average 1.85.
May 27, 2005Sbastien Flix broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to reach tenth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 15.23 seconds.
May 26, 2005The Rubik art exposition will now be in Sixspace, Los Angeles from June 11 until July 9, 2005.
May 24, 2005Great article on Wired.com.
May 23, 2005Rubik art exposition in Galerie Patricia Dorfmann in Paris.
May 19, 2005Jon Morris broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube without inspection, with a new average record of 17.94 seconds.
May 17, 2005Edouard Chambon broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube without inspection, with a new average record of 18.68 seconds.
May 16, 2005The Polish Open Championship 2005 will be held on Sunday September 18, 2005 in Wadowice, Poland. For more information and registrations: contact organizer Zbigniew Zborowski or check out Speedcubing.com.pl.
May 15, 2005Clment Gallet broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new average record of 2 minutes 15.95 seconds.
May 14, 2005Yuki Hayashi broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube, with a great new average record of 1 minute 6.85 seconds.
May 11, 2005Milan Vodicka posted his pictures of German Cube Day 2005.
May 6, 2005The Chalmers Open 2005 will be held on Sunday June 5, 2005 at Chalmers University of Technology Gothenburg, Sweden. For more information and registrations: contact organizers Tobias Olsson and Anders Larsson.
May 5, 2005Antoine Simon-Chautemps posted pictures and videos of the French Championship 2005.
May 4, 2005Cool music video ("Llvame" from the album "El otro lado de mi") featuring the cube, by Soraya.
May 2, 2005Sean Connolly posted another nice report (page 1 2 3 4) on the German Open Championship 2005.
May 2, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Megaminx, with a new average record of 1 minute 46.00 seconds.
May 2, 2005Takahito Domon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to reach fourth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.78 seconds.
May 2, 2005Cube revival in UK. Finally a journalist who has got the facts right, except for the recent blindfolded record by Leyan Lo then.
May 1, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for Rubik's Clock, Rubik's Clock average, Rubik's Magic and Rubik's Magic average. Others will follow shortly.
April 30, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube Blindfolded, Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube One-handed and Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube One-handed average.
April 29, 2005Dan Harris posted a very nice report on the German Open Championship 2005.
April 29, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube, Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube average, Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube average, Rubik's 2x2x2 Cube and Rubik's 2x2x2 Cube average.
April 28, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average.
April 27, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube.
April 27, 2005The Rubik's World Championship 2005 will be held on November 5 and 6, 2005 (Sat/Sun) in Disney's Pop Century Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. Registration is now open on the official championship site on Rubiks.com.
April 25, 2005Full results of the German Open Championship 2005 are now available.
April 25, 2005Full results of the French Championship 2005 are now available.
April 24, 2005Guillaume Meunier posted videos of the French Championship 2005.
April 23, 2005North County Times posted a cool article on Ryan Patricio, who won the one-handed competition at the Caltech Spring competition 2005.
April 23, 2005Yuki Hayashi broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 4x4x4 Cube, with a new average record of 1 minute 8.26 seconds.
April 23, 2005Lars Vandenbergh won the German Open Championship 2005 with an average in the final of 15.70 seconds. Ron van Bruchem and Michel Bechtatou finished second and third. Stefan Pochmann broke the Megaminx world record with 1 minute 55.34 seconds. John Ismael Ugelstad is now the youngest solver in a competition ever, aged only 5 years and 233 days.
April 22, 2005Jon Morris broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube, with a new record of 10.05 seconds.
April 22, 2005Nathan Moreau broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 2x2x2 Cube, with a new average record of 5.22 seconds.
April 22, 2005Edouard Chambon won the French Championship 2005 with an average in the final of 16.19 seconds. Jean Pons and Bertrand Bordage finished second and third. Frdrick Badie won the 4x4x4 competition, including a new 4x4x4 single solve world record of 1 minute 1.52 seconds.
April 21, 2005Meet the cube regurgitator!
April 19, 2005Cube party in Miami.
April 18, 2005Jean Pons broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube, with a fabulous new average record of 13.92 seconds.
April 18, 2005Updated official WCA World Records are now available.
April 17, 2005Per Kristen Fredlund broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube, with a new average record of 2 minutes 16.81 seconds.
April 17, 2005Full results of the Caltech Spring competition 2005 are now available.
April 16, 2005Shotaro Makisumi won the Caltech Spring competition 2005 with an average in the final of 16.08 seconds. Leyan Lo (18.39) and Ryan Patricio (19.08) finished second and third. Leyan set American records for single (15.42) and average (17.40) in the semi final.
Leyan won the blindfolded competition with a new world record of 2 minutes 41.54 seconds. Shelley Chang is now officially the first woman to have solved blindfolded (5:23.44).
Ryan won the one-handed competition (WR average in 31.59).
Shotaro won the 4x4x4 competition (1:37.97) and 2x2x2 competition (WR average in 6.62).
Will Arnold broke the world record for solving with feet (4:06.68).
April 15, 2005lvaro Ibez posted a picture of a funny Japanese cube with gems.
April 14, 2005Ryan Patricio broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube one-handed, with an amazing new average record of 29.98 seconds.
April 14, 2005Takahito Domon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to reach sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 15.05 seconds.
April 13, 2005Frank Morris broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to reach fourth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.91 seconds.
April 12, 2005Jon Morris broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to reach fourth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 15.01 seconds.
April 10, 2005Shotaro Makisumi broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube, with a fabulous new average record of 14.12 seconds.
April 8, 2005The Caltech Spring competition 2005 will be held on Saturday April 16, 2005 at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, USA. For more information and registrations: contact organizer Tyson Mao.
April 7, 2005Cubing in a bicycle trailer...
April 2, 2005Lars Vandenbergh broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to reach shared fourth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 15.15 seconds.
March 30, 2005The Caltech Dallas Summer competition 2005 will be held on Saturday August 13, 2005 at The Science Place in Dallas, Texas, USA. For more information and registrations: contact organizer Tyson Mao.
March 29, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Megaminx, with a new record of 1 minute 27.94 seconds.
March 28, 2005Jean Pons broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to strengthen his second place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 14.72 seconds.
March 27, 2005Gunnar Krig won the SveKub Annual Meeting competition 2005 with an average of 26.14 seconds. Kre Krig and Matthias Berglund finished second and third. Surprisingly Gunnar and Matthias set better averages in the "No inspection" competition. World records were set for Rubik's 2x2x2 Cube and Pyraminx and for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube with feet. Full results are now available.
March 26, 2005Finally we have a video (rightclick and save to harddisk) of the World Rubik's Games Championship 2003!
March 25, 2005Frank Morris broke the Unofficial World Record for most Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube solves in 1 hour, with a new record of 162 cubes.
March 23, 2005The First Avenue Cube competition 2005 will be held on Tuesday March 29, 2005 at First Avenue Middle School, Arcadia, California, USA. Competition is open to First Avenue students. Contact organizer Joseph Liao for information or check out his website.
March 20, 2005Dutch Open Championship 2005 will be held on Sunday October 16, 2005 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, during the Dutch Cube Day 2005. Contact organizer Ron van Bruchem for information and registrations.
March 19, 2005Ryan Patricio broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube one-handed, with a new average record of 30.80 seconds.
March 18, 2005Stefan Pochmann broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Megaminx, with a new record of 1 minute 41.55 seconds. He also set a new average record of 1 minute 49.68 seconds.
March 17, 2005Takahito Domon broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to reach sixth place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 15.33 seconds.
March 16, 2005Jean Pons broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average to reach second place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 15.04 seconds.
March 15, 2005The Rubik's World Championship 2005 will be held on November 5 and 6, 2005 (Sat/Sun) in Disney's Pop Century Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. Provisional details are available. The official championship website is Rubiks.com, which will provide more details and a registration form soon.
March 14, 2005Mobile cubing coming soon?
March 12, 2005The SveKub Annual Meeting competition 2005 will be held on Sunday March 27, 2005 in Uppsala, Sweden. The competition will be organized by SveKub, the official Swedish Cube Association. For questions and registrations, please contact organizers Anders Larsson or Gustav Fredell.
March 9, 2005Keith Sauer will give a cube demonstration during a time-out in the second period of the NBA game Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Lakers on Thursday March 10. Game starts at 8:30pm CST and will be televised on TNT.
March 8, 2005Katsuyuki Konishi posted a video (scroll down) of his tv appearance on the show 'Yuko ga zettai'.
March 7, 2005Pictures of the Animal Planet competition will be shown on Animal Planet TV on Saturday March 12 around 2PM ET at the end of the show The Most Extreme: Global Conquerors.
March 5, 2005J. Bernett Orlando, only 8 years old, solved 3 Rubik's 3x3x3 Cubes blindfolded.
March 2, 2005The Horace Mann Spring competition 2005 will be held on Saturday May 28, 2005 in Horace Mann School, Riverdale, New York, USA. Check out the competition's website for the latest information. For questions and registrations, please contact organizer Ian Winokur.
February 27, 2005Ian Winokur posted a great video of his tv appearance on the CBS 2 News Sunday show on Sunday February 20 on CBS New York. There is also a video of the MSNBC national news show item.
February 26, 2005Gilles Roux broke his Rubik's 3x3x3 cube average to reach second place in the Unofficial Speedcubing Top 10, with an average of 15.08 seconds. Check out his interesting and obviously very fast system.
February 25, 2005Check out this new blindfolded solving video of Constantin Ceausu.
February 24, 2005SveKub, the Swedish Cube Association, was featured in a nice article (page 1, 2 and 3) in the Swedish magazine Techna.
February 23, 2005'After 25 years, Rubik's Cube still mesmerizes'.
February 21, 2005The French Championship 2005 will be held on Friday April 22, 2005 in Novotel Les Halles in Paris. The championship will be organized by Winning Moves. More details can be found on the French Yahoo Club.
February 18, 2005Krishanu Roy Sankar, Kamran Jehle and Ian Winokur will be featured on the CBS 2 News Sunday show on Sunday February 20 at about 7:55AM (EST) on CBS New York.
February 17, 2005Krishanu Roy Sankar won the second Horace Mann Rubik's Cube competition 2005 with an average of 26.26 seconds. Nathaniel Christian and David Erani finished second and third.
February 15, 2005Frank Morris broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 5x5x5 cube, with a new average record of 2 minutes 17.12 seconds.
February 6, 2005J. Bernett Orlando, at age 8 the world's youngest person to have solved a Rubik's 3x3x3 cube blindfolded, was featured in a nice article in the Indian newspaper The Hindu.
February 4, 2005Shotaro Makisumi won the Chris Hunt Informal competition, with an average in the final of 15.24 seconds. Tyson Mao and Leyan Lo finished second and third.
February 2, 2005Updated World Rankings 2005 (including national records) are now available for Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube.
January 31, 2005Joe Allen won the Midwest competition 2005, with an average in the final of 21.87 seconds. Grant Tregay won the 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 competition. Full results are now available.
January 31, 2005Bob R. Burton posted his report on the Midwest competition 2005.
January 31, 2005Richard Patterson posted his report on the Midwest competition 2005.
January 29, 2005Katsuyuki Konishi broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 2x2x2 cube, with a new average record of 5.79 seconds.
January 28, 2005A place in North Dakota haunted by a cuber...
January 28, 2005The Midwest competition 2005 will be held on Saturday January 29, 2005 in Schaumburg, Illinois. Contact Jake Rueth for more information.
January 28, 2005Tyson Mao posted an MP3 of his great radio interview on Slug Talk KZSC.
January 25, 2005Dan Harris was featured in a very nice article on the website of University of East Anglia.
January 24, 2005J. Bernett Orlando is now unofficially the youngest person to have solved a Rubik's 3x3x3 cube blindfolded, aged only 8 years and 199 days. He was featured in an article in a Tamil newspaper.
January 24, 2005Official WCA World Records are now available.
January 23, 2005Franois Sechet appeared on the French radio show Cauet (scroll to 12:35).
January 23, 2005John Ismael Ugelstad, son of blindfolded solving master Geir Ugelstad, was featured in a Norwegian newspaper article. John Ismael was a record breaking 5 years, 3 months and 26 days old when he first solved Rubik's 3x3x3 cube.
January 22, 2005Sebastian Dumitrescu broke the Unofficial World Record for solving Rubik's 3x3x3 cube in as few moves as possible, with a new record of 21 moves. Charles Tsai has also done this for the weekly Fewest Moves Challenge.
January 21, 2005Bob Burton was featured in a nice article in The Daily Targum, a Rutgers University newspaper.
January 17, 2005Hanson So posted pictures of the Caltech Winter competition 2005.
January 16, 2005San Francisco Chronicle posted a nice article on the Caltech Winter competition 2005, on the first page of section B.
January 16, 2005Full results of the Caltech Winter competition 2005 are now available. San Francisco Chronicle posted a nice article one the first page of the section B.
January 16, 2005Shotaro Makisumi won the Caltech Winter competition 2005, with an average in the final of 14.96 seconds. Leyan Lo and Frank Morris finished second and third. Shotaro also won the one-handed and blindfolded competition (WR: 2 minutes 57.97 seconds). Frank won the 4x4x4 (WR: 68.12 seconds) and 5x5x5 competition. Mirek Goljan won the fewest moves competition (WR: 28 moves).
January 14, 2005Krishanu Roy Sankar won the first Horace Mann Rubik's Cube competition 2005 with an average of 28.00 seconds. Kamran Jehle and Nathaniel Christian finished second and third.
January 13, 2005The Caltech Winter competition 2005 will be held on Saturday January 15, 2005 in Exploratorium, San Francisco, California, USA. For more information and registrations: contact organizer Tyson Mao.
January 13, 2005Jake Rueth was featured in a nice article in Duluth News Tribune.
January 11, 2005Tyson Mao will do a radio interview on Slug Talk KZSC on Friday, January 14 at 4:30PM (Pacif.Std.Time) to talk about the Caltech Winter competition 2005. Be sure to tune in.
January 11, 2005Cubes help lawyers.
January 9, 2005The German Open 2005 will be held on Saturday April 23, 2005 in Gtersloh, Germany. For more information and registrations, please contact organizer Patrick Bellenbaum.
January 5, 2005Hanson So was featured in a nice article in Cupertino Courier.
January 2, 2005You don't have to solve under 2 minutes, to have journalists write an article about you.
January 2, 2005You don't have to solve under 2 minutes, to have journalists write an article about you (2).
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