Robert Yau wins UK Championship 2017!

The UK Rubik’s Cube Championship 2017 was held on 27-29 October at The Forum, Stevenage. Just as he did in 2015 at the same venue, Robert Yau won with an average of 8.56 seconds. Alexander Lau, last year’s champion, finished second (8.57) and George Scholey finished third (8.87). The full list of podiums and national records set can be found on the UKCA competition page. The full results are on the WCA page.

Harry Savage wins Guildford Open 2017

Harry Savage won the Guildford Open 2017 with an average of 8.84 seconds. Robert Yau finished second (9.32) and George Scholey finished third (9.72).

World Records: Charlie Stark Square-1 5.73 (single).

UK Records: Robert Yau 4x4x4 Cube 27.96 (average), 6x6x6 Cube 1:56.49 (average), Sameer Mahmood 6x6x6 Cube 1:50.79 (single).

Full results can be found on the WCA Page.

Robert Yau wins ABHC 2017

Robert Yau won ABHC 2017 with an average of 8.87 seconds. George Scholey finished second (9.46) and Evan Liu finished third (9.85).

The following UK National Records were set:
3x3x3 Single – Sameer Mahmood – 5.91
4x4x4 Single – Robert Yau – 25.59
4x4x4 Average – Robert Yau – 30.12
Skewb Average – Fabio Schwandt – 3.08

Full results can be found on the WCA Page.

Euro 2018 Bid

Hello UK Cubers,

The World Championship has recently come to a close and we hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did, whether you were there, watching the livestream, or just following the results!

As some of you know, the World Championships and the European Championships alternate odd and even years respectively. This means that the internal WCA bid for the European Championship 2018 has now opened.

The UKCA are going to be making a bid for the European Championship 2018 to be held in London. However, to make this as successful as possible, we will be needing your help!

Our biggest hurdle and most urgent item on the agenda will be getting sponsorship for the competition. If you work for a company or know someone that works for a company that may be able to sponsor the competition with either money, goods, or services, we would like for you to get in touch. Sponsorship comes in all forms, whether it be printing services for cube covers or scorecards, or a hotel sponsorship which can get us better rates on rooms for competitors. There are tons of opportunities for sponsorship so if you would like to help out then do let us know at organisation@euro2018.london and we can discuss further. The sponsorship will not be necessary unless we win the bid, but we are looking for them at this early stage since the bid process requires it.

The bid must be submitted to the WCA Board before the end of August, so please reply as soon as possible to help us with our preparation!

If we win the bid, then we will certainly be looking for a lot more help in the future. There is a lot of work that goes in to hosting a major championship and there are plenty of skill sets that can be put to use. So look out in the future for anything you might be able to help us with!

Many thanks,
Euro 2018 London Organisation Team
UKCA

Feliks Zemdegs wins London Open 2017

Feliks Zemdegs won the London Open 2017 with an average of 6.70 seconds. Philipp Weyer finished second (7.13) and Sebastian Weyer finished third (7.23).

World records: Feliks Zemdegs 6x6x6 Cube 1:20.37 (single), 1:28.51 (average), 7x7x7 Cube 2:14.09 (single), 2:18.65 (average).

European records: Sebastian Weyer 5x5x5 Cube 47.82 (single), 52.50 (average).

Oceanian records: Jayden McNeill Skewb 2.00 (single).

UK records: Robert Yau 7x7x7 Cube 2:58.51 (average), Fabio Schwandt Skewb 3.57 (average), Charlie Stark Square-1 7.34 (single).

Full results can be found on the WCA Page.