Bob Burton

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Bob Burton
Bob Burton in 2001
Background Information
Country: USA
Born: 21 February 1985 (age 34)
Occupation(s): teacher
Years Active: 2001-present
WCA ID: 2003BURT01
Claim to Fame: US competitions, Magic/MM WR

Bob Burton (Robert Burton Jr.) is an American cuber from Kearny, New Jersey. He is best known for organizing and delegating for a number of WCA competitions, including many of the first competitions on the East Coast in 2005-2006. Bob has been actively involved in the organization of every US Nationals since 2007. He is one of a handful of the most important organization leaders in the US.

In 2005/6 he held world records in Magic and Master Magic. As a competition organizer, he was said to have been influential in ensuring that this was a WCA event. At the Rubik's World Championship 2005 in Florida, he actually gained a world title in the "Rubik's Magic One-handed" beating two other competitors, although the title is no longer officially recognised.

At Newark Head-to-Head 2011, Bob set the world record for the most number of competitions at 75, overtaking Lars Vandenbergh.


  • At US Nationals 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, Bob was almost robbed with (presumably) an iPhone.
  • Bob invented the Bob Burton method for Pyraminx.


National Titles
Preceded by
Rubik's Magic US Champion
2006, 2007
Succeeded by
Timothy Sun
Preceded by
Master Magic US Champion
2006, 2007
Succeeded by
Sam Boyles
2008, 2009
Preceded by
Square-1 US Champion
Succeeded by
Mitchell Stern

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