Feliks sets pace at inaugural event
Rubik’s Cube speedcuber and world record holder Feliks Zemdegs won five sections at an inaugural Horsham West Speedcubing competition on Saturday.
Zemdegs won the 3x3x3, 2x2x2, 4x4x4, 5x5x5 and the 3x3x3 cube one-handed sections.
He averaged a time of 6.5 seconds for the standard 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube with a best time of 5.55 seconds.
Jack Cai set a new Oceanic record for the 3x3x3 cube of 21.05 seconds in the competition.
Organiser Michelle Watson said the day went incredibly well.
“Competitors travelled from Hobart, Sale, Gisborne, Melbourne, Adelaide, Ballarat and Kaniva to take part in the event, alongside local cubers,” she said.
“A highlight for many of the first-time cubers was meeting Feliks Zemdegs and seeing him and many other top-level cubers compete.”
World Cubing Association delegates Ethan Pride and Liam Sweet ran the event with the assistance of David Zemdegs, who was in charge of data entry of the results.
The event at Horsham West Primary School was jointly organised by Speedcubing Australia.
The school’s parent’s club catered for the event as a fundraiser.
“It was a first for Horsham to host such an event and the feedback from both competitors and spectators was very positive, with many cubers keen to repeat the event in the future,” Ms Watson said.
“The people at these events are all really approachable and Feliks himself was great with the kids who wanted to say hi.”
CHALLENGE SET: Rubik’s Cube world record holder Feliks Zemdegs impressed challengers and spectators at a Horsham West Speedcubing event on Saturday, winning five titles at the competition. To see Feliks in action, visit www. theweeklyadvertiser.com.au. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER