South American records: Gabriel Dechichi Barbar 4x4 Cube 32.06 (single) 40.52 (average), 2x2 Cube 2.22 (average), Gustavo Maysonnave Franck 6x6 Cube 2:23.47 (single) 2:50.59 (average), 7x7 Cube 3:35.69 (single) 3:43.31 (average), Rafael Werneck Cinoto 3x3 with feet 41.03 (average), Walter Pereira Rodrigues de Souza 5x5 blindfolded 28:05.00 (single).
On January 29, 2013 our fellow WCA member Raj Gala from India passed away due to Dengue fever. He was 18 years old.
Raj competed in 3 WCA competitions and was ranked #5 in India for Megaminx (single and average).
On the WCA Forum WCA delegate Gaurav Taneja and Raj's friends Yogesh and Bhargav write about Raj as a helpful and kind member of the Indian community.
Our thoughts and sympathy go out to Raj's family and friends.
Ron van Bruchem