Current Speedcube champion Mats Valk from Amsterdam holds the record for solving the Rubik’s Cube in the fastest single time of 5,55 seconds. Watch his amazing world record solve at the Zonhoven Open in Belgium in March 2013…
To celebrate four decades of the Rubik’s Cube this year, South Africa will host two official Speedcube competitions: the first in Johannesburg at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre on Sunday, 23 November; then at the Science Centre in Cape Town on Sunday, 30 November. R20 000 worth of prize money is up-for-grabs.
Valk and Melbourne’s Feliks Zemdegs, another current Speedcube world champion, are both travelling to South Africa to compete at the Johannesburg and Cape Town events. Feliks currently holds the world record for solving the cube with an average time of 6,54 seconds. Both are absolutely passionate about their craft and watching them ‘perform’ will be one of the highlights for the two competitions.
The South African events are hosted by Speedcubes in partnership with Cybersmart, The South African College of Applied Psychology, 10X Investments and Eighty20.