Rubik’s Cube world record set in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 12:56 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 12:56 22 October 2014

Jack Dalgleish 13, Thomas Patterson 13

Jack Dalgleish 13, Thomas Patterson 13

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Expert Rubik’s Cube solvers from all over the world met in Hatfield for a clash of intellectual titans.

About 65 enthusiasts from at least 11 nations came to The Galleria shopping centre for the Cuthberts Open, sponsored by a toy shop in the mall.

The event included 16 of the 17 disciplines recognised by the British Cube Association, including standard three-by-three cubes, giant seven-by-seven puzzles, and even blindfold contests.

A substantial crowd gathered for the climax, the standard cube final, when Alexander Lau of the UK triumphed over Edward Lin of the USA.

During the day-long convention, several national records were broken, and even a world record, when Londoner Oliver Frost unravelled a four-by-four cube blindfold in just two minutes, 18 seconds.

Billy Jeffs, a former Hatfield man who organised the event and has been solving cubes for years, told the WHT: “That included the memorisation time. Even for someone like me, that is mind-blowing.”

The event attracted novices as well as experts, and plenty of attention from shopper


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