The 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Championship

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  • 5x5 Rubiks Cube. image: eBay

The 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Championship, held at the Dock Pullman, Paris, from Thursday 13 July to Sunday 16 July, which has been won by speedcuber Max Park from San Diego, CA, with a blistering solving average of 6.85 seconds.

On a dramatic final day of competition, the American surpassed the score of Seung Hyuk Nahm of Korea by a mere 0.17 seconds. Third place was taken by a second American, Lucas Etter, with an average solve time of 7.24 seconds.

The top ten speedcubing competitors were all within two seconds of each other, as shown below: Ordered by name, best single solve (seconds), average solve time (seconds) and nationality.

1 Max Park — 5.87 — 6.85 — United States

2 Seung Hyuk Nahm — 6.40 — 7.02 — Korea

3 Lucas Etter — 6.23 — 7.24 — United States

4 Feliks Zemdegs — 6.55 — 7.28 — Australia

5 Bill Wang — 6.18 — 7.55 — Canada

6 Alexandre Carlier — 5.91 — 7.57 — France

7 Patrick Ponce — 5.47 — 7.62 — United States

8 Mats Valk — 6.06 — 7.92 — Netherlands

9 Yi-Fan Wu — 7.53 — 8.34 — Taiwan

10 Kevin Gerhardt — 7.35 — 8.67 — Germany

Meanwhile, the inaugural Rubik’s Nations Cup, which saw national teams of three cubers competing in relay, was won by Germany, with three Rubik’s Cubes solved in a jaw-dropping 25.71 seconds.

Over one thousand competitors from 67 countries attended the Rubik’s Cube World Championship.

With a field over twice as large as the 2015 World Championship in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and all of the world’s best speedcubers in attendance, the 2017 Rubik’s Cube World Championship is the biggest-ever celebration of the iconic toy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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