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Speedcubing.com News Archive

pjk

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For those of you who have looked, if you go to speedcubing.com, and on the left menu you can click on different years of the news archive. It really shows how far speedcubing has come. Here are some of the ones that stick out to me in the oldest archives:
  • October 2, 2002: Grant Tregay breaks the Unofficial World Record for Rubik's 2x2x2 average. The new record is 17.39 seconds.
  • December 18, 2002: Masayuki Akimoto broke the Unofficial World Record for Rubik's 4x4x4 average. The new record is 1 minute 38.6 seconds.
  • January 13, 2003: Gilles Roux broke the Unofficial World Record for Rubik's 2x2x2 average. The new record is 10.50 seconds.
  • April 11, 2003: Chris Hardwick broke the Unofficial World Record for solving a Rubik's cube one-handed, with a new record of 38.37 seconds. He also set a new average record of 44.10 seconds.
Just a few of many. I'd suggest you guys take a look at the archive if you haven't before, it is quite amazing.
 

Rama

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Man... I can still remember watching speedcubing.com in 2006 and I was thinking ''There are the elite cubers which exists less then 20 people all over the world'' and two months later at the Dutch Open 2006 I was immediatly like ''Hmm... I guessed wrong.''.

I couldn't solve the cube back then. :p
 

TMOY

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[*]October 2, 2002: Grant Tregay breaks the Unofficial World Record for Rubik's 2x2x2 average. The new record is 17.39 seconds.
:eek:
Perhaps this was the fastest time submitted to speedcubing.com, but certainly not the fastest in the world. Not even close. The fastest corners first solvers in the 80s were definitely sub-10 on corners, hence on 2^3 too.
 
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