Mind-blowing Rubik’s Speedcubing UK Championship sees new records set in Stevenage

PUBLISHED: 13:06 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:06 29 October 2018

CREDIT: Nick Matthews

CREDIT: Nick Matthews

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A new UK champion has been crowned and 13 new records set at the Rubik’s Speedcubing UK Championship 2018, which saw competitors descend on Stevenage to attempt to solve the classic puzzle blindfolded and even using just their feet.

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The championship, held by the UK Cube Association at The Forum in Stevenage’s town centre from Friday to Sunday, saw 251 competitors from more than 20 countries take part, with some as young as seven.

Alexander Lau is the new UK champion, solving the 3x3 cube in an average of 8.75 seconds.

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A new UK record in the 3x3 one-handed was secured by Louis de Mendonca in 8.59 seconds, with Ben Ridley achieving a new UK record in 3x3 with feet in 27.25 seconds.

With the fastest single solve time of 1 minute and 41 seconds, Eli Jay secured a new 6x6 UK record.

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New European records were set by German Sebastian Weyer – 4x4 in an average of 22.10 seconds and 5x5 in an average of 47.41 seconds.

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CREDIT: Nick MatthewsCREDIT: Nick Matthews

CREDIT: Nick MatthewsCREDIT: Nick Matthews

CREDIT: Nick MatthewsCREDIT: Nick Matthews

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