Monday, January 9, 2006

San Francisco To Hold Second Rubik’s Cube Tournament In 25 Years

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Be there or be square is what the organizers of a Rubik’s Cube Tournament in San Francisco are telling fans of the ’80s multi-colored puzzle cube.

On Saturday (Jan. 14), Caltech’s Rubik’s Cube Club will host the second International Rubik’s Cube Tournament at the Exploratorium museum with open registration.

The first tournament was held in 1981, and now, 25 years later, they’re holding another with contestants expected from around the world.

Among the elite cubers expected to attend are Jessica Fridrich, creator of the most popular speed cubing system; Lars Petrus from Sweden who finished fourth in the 1982 Rubik’s Cube World Championships; and a 14-year-old Japanese student, Shotaro Makisumi.

One organizer says the reward for having the fastest hands is simply the glory.

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