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The '''world record''' (or '''WR''') for an official event is the best known result achieved in an official solve in competition for that event, up to a certain point in time. This is accompanied by an official world rank of 1 in that event, and is thus the highest possible honor a solve can have. Although world records usually do not last for more than a year or so, the [[Fewest Moves]] record of 28 moves stood for about three years until it was broken in 2008. A time which ties the current world record is also considered to be a world record.
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The '''World Record''' (or '''WR''') for an official event is the best known result achieved in an official solve in competition for that event, up to a certain point in time. This is accompanied by an official world rank of 1 in that event, and is thus the highest possible honor a solve can have. World records usually do not last for more than a year or so, although there have been some exceptions, notably [[Maskow]]'s 5 year reign as [[MBLD]] champion from 2013-2018.
  
The WR for [[3x3]] is considered by far the most important, because it is the most popular event for cubers and non-cubers alike. The WR single time for this event has, however, recently been held by a [[lucky]] solve (that is, one which skipped a step), so it is not the best measure of speed.
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The WR for [[3x3]] is considered by far the most important, because it is the most popular event for cubers and non-cubers alike.
 
 
Sometimes the world record is abbreviated ''OWR'' to distinguish it from ''UWR'', or the Unofficial World Record. This is the best known result (usually required to be non-[[lucky]]) achieved out of competition, which is almost always the top result in the unofficial record list at [[speedcubing.com]], which is considered to be the most 'official' unofficial record list. Achieving and submitting an unofficial record for an official event (or a small number of others) earns a mention on the news page of speedcubing.com, which will be seen by a large number of [[cuber]]s and is thus highly sought after.
 
  
 
==See also:==
 
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* [http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/regions.php List of current official WRs]
 
* [http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/regions.php List of current official WRs]
* [http://speedcubing.com/records/ Unofficial record lists at speedcubing.com]
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* [[List of Unofficial World Records]]
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* [[Continental Record]]
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* [[National Record]]
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Latest revision as of 01:43, 19 May 2022

The World Record (or WR) for an official event is the best known result achieved in an official solve in competition for that event, up to a certain point in time. This is accompanied by an official world rank of 1 in that event, and is thus the highest possible honor a solve can have. World records usually do not last for more than a year or so, although there have been some exceptions, notably Maskow's 5 year reign as MBLD champion from 2013-2018.

The WR for 3x3 is considered by far the most important, because it is the most popular event for cubers and non-cubers alike.

See also: