Erik Akkersdijk

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Erik Akkersdijk
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Background Information
Alias(es): chip Skylark
Country: Netherlands
Born: October 7, 1989 (age 22)
Occupation(s):
Years Active: 2005-present
WCA ID: 2005AKKE01
Claim to Fame: WRs, TuRBo, EG

Erik Akkersdijk is a Dutch speedcuber from Enschede, the Netherlands. He is known for setting numerous world records in 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, and Megaminx, including 3x3 single record of 7.08 seconds, which stood for over two years.

Erik studies Environmental Management at the Saxion University of Applied Science in Deventer, the Netherlands.

Major Contributions

Methods

Achievements in Speedcubing

Although he first achieved world level in 2x2 speedsolve and Megaminx in 2007, Erik climbed to the top in 3x3, 4x4, and 5x5 by 2008, setting world records in each event. Erik finished second at the World Championship 2009. He is one of the few cubers to have successfully remained competitive at a world level since the rise of Feliks Zemdegs, taking back his 4x4 world record in 2010.

Erik has long ranked first in Medal Collection, with 36 Gold in 3x3 and 320 Gold overall.

Milestones

Official Results

  • 3x3 speedsolve: first sub-8 single (in fact 7.08)
  • Megaminx: first sub-1:20 through sub-1:05, both single and average
  • 4x4: first sub-50 average; first sub-45 and sub-40 single

Titles

World Titles
Preceded by
Stefan Pochmann
2005
Megaminx World Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Bálint Bodor
2009
Continental Titles
Preceded by
Jean Pons
2006
4x4 Speedsolve European Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Giovanni Contardi
2010
Preceded by
Ron van Bruchem
2006
5x5 Speedsolve European Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Michal Halczuk
2010
Preceded by
Stefan Pochmann
2006
Megaminx European Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Bálint Bodor
2010

See also

External links