Nottingham Open 2014

Nottingham Open 2014 took place on 22nd-23rd of February in the University of Nottingham. Alexander Lau won with an average of 8.08 seconds. Breandan Vallance finished second (9.74) and Robert Yau finished third (10.46). The full results can be found on the WCA website.

The organisation team consisted of Chris Wall, Ryan Jones, Tim Mercer and Robert Yau. The WCA Delegates were James Molloy and Daniel Sheppard.

Congratulations to Evan Liu on breaking his own Rubik’s Clock Average World Record with an average of 6.68! This beat his own previous world record by 0.11 seconds that he had previously set at the World Championship 2013!

The following Continental Records were set:

5×5 Single: Breandan Vallance – 58.00 (European Record)
5×5 Average: Breandan Vallance – 1:02.33 (European Record)
Skewb Single: Daniel Sheppard – 2.80 (European Record)
Rubik’s Cube With Feet Single: Conor Cronin – 2:47.55 (African Record)
Megaminx Single: Conor Cronin – 1:55.37 (African Record)
Rubik’s Clock Single: Conor Cronin – 8.34 (African Record)
Rubik’s Clock Average: Conor Cronin – 8.80 (African Record)
Skewb Single: Conor Cronin – 15.41 (African Record)
Skewb Average: Conor Cronin – 23.41 (African Record)
6×6 Average: Conor Cronin – 3:42.77 (African Record)
7×7 Single: Conor Cronin – 5:10.19 (African Record)
7×7 Average: Conor Cronin – 5:33.35 (African Record)

The following UK National Records were set:

4×4 Average: Robert Yau – 34.75
Rubik’s Cube: Fewest Moves Single: Daniel Sheppard – 25
Rubik’s Cube With Feet Single: Callum Hales-Jepp – 41.68
Rubik’s Cube With Feet Average: Callum Hales-Jepp – 46.61
Rubik’s Clock Single: James Molloy – 5.80
Skewb Average: Daniel Sheppard – 7.00 and 6.89
4×4 Blindfolded: Oliver Frost – 2:38.74

13 Irish National Records were set by Ciarán Beahan, 4 Korean National Records were set by Jong-Ho Jeong (정종호), 2 South African National Records were set by Conor Cronin, 2 Lithuanian National Records were set by Gabija Juceviciute, and a further Lithuanian National Record was set by Karolis Ramanauskas.