Press Release

Over the weekend, roughly 350 competitors from 40 countries raced the clock (and each other) in 19 hard-fought events at the 2011 World Rubik’s Cube Championship, October 14-16, 2011, to earn their places in Speedcubing history.

The three-day event took place at the Baiyoke Sky Hotel, Thailand’s tallest building, and was the largest World Championship event ever.

This year’s main event, the 3×3 Rubik’s Cube competition, was won by Michal Pleskowicz from Poland with an average solving time of 8.65 seconds.  The first runner-up of the main event was Rowe Hessler from USA with an average solving time of 9.56 seconds.

Take the jump for the complete list of winners.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS / EVENTS:   NAME / Country / Average Solve Time
2×2 Rubik’s Cube:                         Feliks Zemdegs/ Australia / 2.71 Sec
4×4 Rubik’s Cube:                         Feliks Zemdegs/ Australia/ 35.22 Sec
5×5 Rubik’s Cube:                         Feliks Zemdegs/ Australia / 59.94 Sec
One-handed 3×3 Rubik’s Cube:        Arifumi Fushimi / Japan/ 15.56 Sec
3×3 Rubik’s Cube (fewest moves):  Sebatsien Auroux / Germany / 28 Moves
3×3 Rubik’s Cube with Feet:            Henrik Buus Aagaard/ Denmark / 43.05 Sec
Pyraminx:                                   Jules Desjardin/ France / 4.67 Sec
Square-1:                                   Dan Cohen/ USA / 16.42 Sec
Megaminx:                                  Simon Westlund / Sweden / 51.23 Sec
Rubik’s Clock:                               Daniel Shepard / United Kingdom / 7.51 Sec
Rubik’s Magic:                              Balint Bodor / Hungary / 0.93 Sec
Master Magic:                              Mate Horvath/ Hungary / 2.21 Sec
3×3 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded:          Zane Carney / Australia / 31.41 Sec
4×4 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded:          Aldo Feandri / Indonesia / 5 Min 52.50 Sec
5×5 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded:          Chris Hardwick / USA / 15 Min 6.06 Sec

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  1. JacinB
    October 18, 2011 at 9:05 am — Reply

    That’s pretty impressive. I didn’t know anyone could peel and re-stick stickers that fast.

  2. Monte
    October 18, 2011 at 10:35 am — Reply

    Mind-blowing. Rubik’s Magic in 0.93 seconds? I don’t know what that is, but just thinking about the finger moves there is insane.

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