World Rubik's Cube Championship 2009

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Breandan Vallance won with an average of 10.74 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Erik Akkersdijk finished second (11.52) and Tomasz Żołnowski finished third (11.64).

World records: Bálint Bodor‎ Megaminx 57.94 (single); Dan Cohen‎ 4x4x4 Cube 36.46 (single); Michał Halczuk‎ 7x7x7 Cube 3:43.15 (single); Piotr Michał Padlewski‎ Square-1 10.96 (single); Yumu Tabuchi (田渕雄夢)‎ 3x3x3 One-Handed 16.90 (average).

Asian records: Ryosuke Mondo (門戸良介)‎ 5x5x5 Blindfolded 26:30.00 (single); Yumu Tabuchi (田渕雄夢)‎ 3x3x3 Fewest Moves 29 (single), 3x3x3 One-Handed 18.64 (average), and 4x4x4 Blindfolded 8:41.85 (single).

European records: Erik Akkersdijk‎ 4x4x4 Cube 39.43 (single); Michał Halczuk‎ 7x7x7 Cube 4:01.23 (average); Piotr Michał Padlewski‎ Square-1 15.21 (average); Rafał Guzewicz‎ 5x5x5 Blindfolded 15:43.00 (single).

North American records: Dan Cohen‎ 4x4x4 Cube 46.94 (average), Megaminx 1:20.34 (single), and Megaminx 1:27.30 (average); Timothy Sun‎ 3x3x3 With Feet 58.38 (single).

South American records: Pedro Santos Guimarães‎ 4x4x4 Cube 53.30 (single), 4x4x4 Cube 1:07.85 (average), 3x3x3 One-Handed 18.27 (single), Megaminx 1:35.77 (average), and 4x4x4 Blindfolded 13:09.00 (single); Renan Mondini Cerpe‎ 2x2x2 Cube 3.33 (single).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Breandan Vallance 9.63 10.74 NR United Kingdom 10.1911.7811.8010.259.63
2x2x2 Cube Rowe Hessler 2.46 3.28 United States 5.253.683.402.462.77
4x4x4 Cube Shuhei Omura (大村周平) 43.19 45.18 NR Japan 49.0544.3143.1946.0845.16
5x5x5 Cube Dan Cohen 1:10.40 1:18.20 United States 1:10.401:19.021:23.111:20.591:15.00
6x6x6 Cube Dan Cohen 2:22.58 2:36.65 United States 2:57.272:30.092:22.58
7x7x7 Cube Michał Halczuk 3:43.15 WR 4:01.23 ER Poland 4:11.283:43.154:09.27
3x3x3 Blindfolded Guillain Potron 1:05.43 NR DNF France 1:05.431:39.56DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Olivér Perge 26 NR Hungary 26
3x3x3 One-Handed Yumu Tabuchi (田渕雄夢) 15.55 16.90 WR Japan 17.1815.5516.4022.3817.11
Clock Koen Wermer 8.18 NR 9.43 NR Netherlands 9.118.5310.6512.778.18
Megaminx Bálint Bodor 57.94 WR 1:05.32 NR Hungary 1:08.531:09.5057.94
Pyraminx Yohei Oka (岡要平) 3.88 4.87 Japan 4.613.885.085.774.93
Square-1 Piotr Michał Padlewski 10.96 WR 15.21 ER Poland 16.3010.9617.9113.8615.47
4x4x4 Blindfolded Kai Jiptner 7:02.66 NR Germany DNF7:02.66
5x5x5 Blindfolded Rafał Guzewicz 15:43.00 ER Poland 15:43.00DNF
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Tim Habermaas 12/14 52:50 Germany 12/14 52:50
3x3x3 With Feet Yumu Tabuchi (田渕雄夢) 55.34 NR Japan 55.34
Magic Olivér Perge 0.94 1.01 Hungary 1.020.941.001.02DNF
Master Magic Máté Horváth 1.93 2.22 Hungary 2.362.
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
Qualification round Ao5
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5
Second round Ao5
Final Ao5
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Qualification round Bo2
4x4x4 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Qualification round Bo2
5x5x5 Cube First round Ao5
Final Ao5
6x6x6 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00
7x7x7 Cube Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo2
Final Bo3
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Bo1 1 hour
Qualification round Bo2
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Ao5
Final Ao5
Clock Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 17.00
Megaminx Final Bo1 / Mo3 1 attempt to get < 1:50.00
Pyraminx Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 11.00
Square-1 Final Bo2 / Ao5 2 attempts to get < 35.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo2
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo2
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo1 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet First round Bo1
Final Bo1
Magic Final Ao5
Master Magic Final Ao5

Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).


The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.

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