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A cube-solving competition

Believe it or not, solving twisty puzzles, 3x3x3 puzzles or Rubik’s Cubes is actually a sport and it goes by the name of speedcubing.

This isn’t a new phenomenon as the Rubik’s cube was invented in the 70s and soon developed into a global frenzy with the first world championship in 1982. Now, having evolved to include even more puzzles, Larnaca welcomes the 3rd official WCA speedcubing competition on January 12.

Organised by the Cyprus Cubing organisation as part of the World Cube Association, everyone who can solve the Rubik’s cube, 4x4x4, Pyraminx, Megaminx or Sqewb is welcome. Since 2003, speedcubing competitions have been held regularly and The World Cube Association (WCA) was formed in 2004 to govern all official competitions. For a competition to be official, it needs to be approved by WCA and Larnaca’s 3rd edition definitely seems so.

If this is your dream come true, there might still be a possibility to compete if you sign up today (follow the link: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/LarnacaOpen2019/register). Keep in mind that only 60 competitors are allowed so spots are limited. Otherwise, feel free to join the spectators who can attend at no cost.

Online registration, which costs €15, ends Saturday, January 5, 2019, 2:00 AM GMT+2.

The activities will start around 11am and will continue throughout the day with a small lunch break until the awards ceremony around 5pm which will close the event.

WCA Speedcubing Competition
Rubik’s Cube and 3x3x3 puzzles competition by World Cube Association. January 12. American Academy, Nicosia. 10am-6pm. Info: [email protected] / [email protected]

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