This weekend saw the 10th anniversary of the Rubik’s UK Championship come to Stevenage, where Robert Yau became the new UK Champion.
The event took place from 7th to 8th November at The Forum and saw the biggest turnout in its history.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, speedcubers from around the world united to build a mosaic of the Star Wars character, Han Solo, out of 1,000 Rubik’s Cubes.
The championship also saw a new speedcuber win the title of Rubik’s UK Champion. With an average time of 9.38 seconds, Robert Yau fought off tough competition from his fellow speedcubers, including the 2014 UK and EU Champion, Alexander Lau.
Robert commented: “I’m just so surprised I’m the 2015 Rubik’s UK Champion. I’ve been cubing for six years and I practise every weekend, averaging a time of nine seconds. Solving the cube is really addictive.”
The Rubik’s UK Championship saw 200 competitors from 19 countries come together to battle it out cube to cube. The event consisted of many events including 2×2 Rubik’s Cube, 4×4 Rubik’s Cube, 5×5 Rubik’s Cube, 3×3 Rubik’s Cube one handed and 3×3 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded.
Chrisi Trussell, brand manager at Rubik’s Brand, commented: “It’s really thrilling to be celebrating the 10th Rubik’s UK Championship. We’ve had a brilliant weekend here and it was great to see all the speedcubers coming together to build the Han Solo mosaic, what better way to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary?”