Apr 29, 2018 03:04 PM

Red Bull Runiks' Cube World Championship in Boston, USA

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The Chennai qualifiers of the inaugural Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Championship witnessed 48 cube solvers compete at Courtyard by Marriot, Anna Salai, Chennai, on 28th April 2018. The inaugural Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Championship will be held in Boston, USA on 22 September 2018 in an event designed to challenge the most accomplished cube solvers in one of the most exhilarating emerging sports. Qualifying events are being held in more than fifteen countries, from Brazil to Japan, UK to India, as well as online via a wild card system, and the best players flown to Boston in 2018 for the championship finals. 

 

19 years young, Vijay Kishore (SRM University) from Chennaienters the National finals to be held in Mumbai with the inaugural Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Championship in Boston, USA in sight. 

 

Red Bull Rubik’s Cube world championship in India - Qualifiers

 

Chennai Qualifier:

Date: 28th April 2018

Venue: Courtyard by Marriot, Anna Salai, Chennai

Time: 9 am to 6 pm

Number of participants: 48

 

Winners:

 

1. Name: Vijay Kishore from SRM University

Categories won: Speedcubing (mixed), Re-scramble & Fastest Hand

Time: 6.62 seconds, 1.47.16 and 18.145 seconds

 

2. Name:PriyaDarshini

Category won:Speedcubing Female

Time: 27.126 seconds

 

Kolkata Qualifiers on 24th March witnessed hundred participants and the Delhi Qualifiers on 31st March witnessed forty participants.

 

Winners of each city qualifier will compete in the National Finals. Cubelelo.com are the technical partners for the Qualifying events in India.

 

The 2018 Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Championship introducesthree new game modes – ‘Speedcubing’, a straight best of five head to head competition, ‘Fastest Hand’ in which competitors must solve the Cube one-handed, and ‘Re-Scramble’, a straight head-to-head race to solve a single scramble. Designed in conjunction with the speed-cubing community, participants will face one another in a series of one vs one knockout rounds, to find out who is the fastest Cube solver in a never-before-seen competition. India will send participants (1 in each category) for the world finals in 4 categories: ‘Speedcubing mixed’, ‘Speedcubing women’, ‘Fastest Hand’ and ‘Re-Scramble’.

 

 The Rubik’s Cube was invented by the Hungarian Professor Ernő Rubik in 1974 and has since become the best-selling puzzle in the world. The first world championship was held in 1982 with a winning solve time of 22.95 seconds. Today the world record is 4.59 seconds and is held by SeungBeom Cho, a South Korean speedcuber.  

 

The Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Championship is part of Red Bull Mind Gamers, which hosts global competitive tournaments to give the greatest Mind Gamers the opportunity to show their skills worldwide in a range of problem-solving scenarios, across a variety of disciplines, everything from Escape Rooms to Rubik’s Cube Speed Solving. In 2018 Red Bull Mind Gamers joins forces with Rubik's Cube, the iconic puzzle from the '80s and ultimate symbol of problem-solving and creativity, to challenge players in a new way and give wings to professional speedcubing with the Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Championship.