Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rubik's Cube Competition In SMI, Friday, 2.45pm

Rubik's Cube competition in St Michael's? Yes, the competition, held for the first time, will start at 2.45pm on Friday, 13 November 2009 at the pavilion. Opened only to the afternoon session boys, the event has attracted so much excitement that our boys are beginning to take up the game which works the brain and develops logical and systematic approaches to problem-solving.
This event will feature a demonstration of a Fourth Former who can complete the complex Rubik’s Cube Puzzle in 35 seconds or LESS!!! He has been appointed the chief judge for tomorrow's competition.
We can also witness students as young as 13 and 14 years old able to speedcube and solve the puzzle in below a minute!!

Pressmen have been invited to tomorrow's event.

Speedcubing (or speedsolving) is the practice of trying to solve a Rubik's Cube in the shortest time possible. There are a number of speedcubing competitions that take place around the world.
The first world championship organised by the Guinness Book of World Records was held in Munich on March 13, 1981. All Cubes were moved 40 times. The official winner, with a record of 38 seconds, was Jury Froeschl, born in Munich. The first international world championship was held in Budapest on June 5, 1982, and was won by Minh Thai, a Vietnamese student from Los Angeles, with a time of 22.95 seconds.

1 comment:

constantine † said...

Hi sir. i'm a fifth former in smi. and i'm really pround that there's such an event that would be held in our own school!! and i've heard that the current world record is below 10 seconds. 7 seconds if not mistaken. GOOD LUCK TOMORROW MICHAELLIANS!!