Fe­liks sets pace at inaugural event

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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

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