Competing in Cubing

28 September 2017


During the weekend of 23 and 24 September, George T (4th Form) competed in the Guildford Open 2017 Cubing Competition, an international competition where competitors try to solve the Rubik’s Cube in the quickest time.

George is now placed 171st in the country and in the top 12000 in the world. A fantastic achievement from George

George gave a great account of experiences below:


The Cubing competition started at 0835 with registration. The first event was at 0915. In this round, I got an exceedingly good average of 18.3 seconds which landed me in 56th place. After this, I had a lot of spare time so I started practising for Round 2 whilst enjoying myself and racing other people of all different ages from all over the country. I was one of the youngest.

The top 72 people out of 115 competitors made it to the second round. This was where I got my new competition personal best of 13.87 seconds! I finished with an average of 18.43 seconds, which has certainly improved my UK and World rankings.

I also competed in the one-handed event and finished with an average of 43 seconds.

Another event taking place was the square 1.  In this competition, a new world record was set with a time of 5.73 seconds.  It was really phenomenal to experience a world record knowing that no one on the planet has ever solved it faster in a competition.

It was a great day and I am looking forward to competing in the UK Championships in Stevenage over the half term break.


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