Speedcubing, sometimes referred to as speedsolving, involves solving a variety of Rubik’s cube puzzles as quickly as possible. Players perform a series of moves to unscramble the puzzle and ensure that each side of the cube has the same color.

Although the 3x3x3 cube is the most popular Rubik’s cube among speedcubers, some events are dedicated to the 2x2x2, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 6x6x6, and 7x7x7 cubes as well. Certain events may also focus on solving these cubes single-handedly, or while being blindfolded. Speedcubing events test the players’ finger dexterity, and cognitive skills such as problem-solving, strategic thinking, and memory.

With constant practice and learning, anyone can improve their completion time. Add some extra dedication and hard work, one could be on their way to competing at official events. All official events need to be authorized by the WCA, and the presence of a WCA delegate is mandatory. To increase one’s chances of beating records at these official events, one should focus on learning different strategies, practice regularly, and network with other players. Most importantly, one needs to be patient until their skills improve.

Speedcubers train all year round to hone their skills to be as efficient as possible when completing the Rubik’s Cube. Every two years, they come together to compete at the Rubik’s Cube World Championship, hosted by the World Cube Association (WCA). This bi-annual competition is organized to crown the best speedcuber in the world.

This years (2022) African Continental Rubik’s Cube Championships will be held by none other than THE CUBING HUB.

Keep solving and we hope to see you there!

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