Dan Harris won the Italian Open 2007 with an average in the final of 16.80 seconds. Brent Morgan finished second (17.33) and Lars Vandenbergh finished third (17.52).
Harris Chan won the Canadian Open 2007 with an average in the final of 14.21 seconds. Matt Walter finished second (15.50) and Jason Thong finished third (16.17).
World records: Chris Krueger 3x3 blindfolded 1:15.60.
North American records: Harris Chan 3x3 13.59 (average).
Leyan Lo won the Caltech Spring competition 2007 with an average in the final of 16.06 seconds. Darren Kwong finished second (16.37) and Chris Dzoan finished third (16.40).
American records: Dan Dzoan 3x3 10.08 (single).
Edouard Chambon won the Spanish Open 2007 with an average in the final of 13.56 seconds. Thibaut Jacquinot finished second (14.01) and David Calvo Vivas finished third (18.06).
World records: Thibaut Jacquinot 3x3 9.86 (single).
European records: Thibaut Jacquinot 3x3 12.74 (average).
Joël van Noort won the German Open 2007 with an average in the final of 13.62 seconds. Edouard Chambon finished second (13.69) and Milán Baticz finished third (14.29).
World records: Mátyás Kuti Square-1 25.82 (average), Maté Horvath Master Magic 1.94 (single), 2.15 (average).
European records: Ron van Bruchem 5x5 1:54.12 (average), Gilles van den Peereboom 3x3 one-handed 24.60 (average), Milán Baticz 3x3 one-handed 19.90 (single).
Mitchell Stern won the Rutgers Spring competition 2007 with an average in the final of 14.34 seconds. Anthony Hsu finished second (15.13) and Ian Winokur finished third (16.53).
Cliff Shen won the Florida Open 2007 with an average in the final of 20.03 seconds. Andrew Chow finished second (22.50) and Brandon Blankenship finished third (23.68).
Edouard Chambon won the French National Championship 2007 with an average in the final of 14.21 seconds. Jean Pons finished second (14.92) and Sébastien Felix finished third (17.59).
Mitsuki Gunji won the Osaka Rubik`s Cube contest 2007 with an average in the final of 14.27 seconds. Ryousuke Higo finished second (14.90) and Yohei Oka finished third (15.00).
World records: Takayuki Ookusa 5x5 1:51.37 (average).
Asian records: Takayuki Ookusa 5x5 1:45.71 (single), Masayuki Akimoto 3x3 blindfolded 1:54.13, Mitsuki Gunji Clock 9.41 (single), 11.04 (average), Yohei Oka Pyraminx 10.32 (average).
Anthony Hsu won the Cornell Spring competition 2007 with an average in the final of 14.62 seconds. Leyan Lo finished second (14.95) and Matt Walter finished third (15.41).
American records: Michael Gottlieb Magic 1.06 (single).
World records: Clément Gallet 3x3 multi blind 4/5 48:25 (single), Edouard Chambon Rubik's Cube 10.36 (single), Frédérick Badie 5x5 Cube 1:44.47 (single), Lars Vandenbergh Square-1 19.46 (single) 25.98 (average), Máté Horváth Master Magic 2.02 (single), Mátyás Kuti Rubik's Magic 0.86 (single) 0.96 (average), Milán Baticz Master Magic 2.27 (average).
European records: Milán Baticz 2x2 Cube 3.68 (single), Thibaut Jacquinot Rubik's Cube 13.03 (average).
Today we finalised the WCA competition regulations 2007.
The document can be found on the WCA site:
WCA regulations 2007
The new regulations must be used for all WCA competitions starting today.
We want to thank all WCA members who gave feedback.
Ron van Bruchem
Yu Jeong-Min from Korea breaks the world record for solving Rubik's Cube. During the Korea Cube Research Club Open 2007 on January 7, he solved 5 Rubik's cubes in an average time of 11.76 seconds. He also solved one Rubik's Cube one-handed in 19.34 seconds.
During the Chattahoochee Spring competition 2006 in USA, American cuber Leyan Lo broke the official WCA record for blindfolded solving of Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube. The new record is 1 minute 28.82 seconds, including memorization.
During the Chattahoochee Spring competition 2006 in USA, American cuber Chris Hardwick Lo broke the official WCA record for blindfolded solving of Rubik's 5x5x5 Cube. The new record is 55 minutes 21.21 seconds, including memorization.
During the Svekub Annual Meeting competition 2006 in Sweden, the Finnish young cuber Anssi Vanhala broke the official WCA world record for Rubik's 3x3x3 Cube average. The new record is 13.22 seconds per cube.
Jean Pons won the World Championship Rubik's Cube 2005, with an average in the final of 15.10 seconds. His countryman Edouard Chambon and Japanese Shotaro Makisumi finished second and third.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that we have a new WCA board member: Mr. Masayuki Akimoto from Japan.
Masayuki is the reigning world champion for 2x2x2, and 2003 world champion for 4x4x4 and 5x5x5.
He was responsible for three Asian competitions (Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka) and has plans for more in the future.
He has a very informative website and is always working hard to make our hobby more fun with his ideas and initiatives.
Currently the WCA board consists of 4 members:
Tyson Mao (co-founder), Americas
Ron van Bruchem (co-founder), Europe
Gilles Roux, Europe
Masayuki Akimoto, Asia
We are looking forward to 2006, with more competitions in more places and with more competitors.
One of our other goals for 2006 is to finalise the establishment of WCA. After that we are ready for elections for a new board.