World-class “speedcubers” from the United States and around the world will gather at Rice University Oct. 18 for a World Cube Association-sanctioned Rubik’s Cube competition. Various styles of competition with the colorful cubes will lead up to the final rounds, which begin at 2 p.m. The fastest puzzle solvers will receive prizes. Presented by the Rice Cube Club at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, the event is free and open to the public.
Who: More than 50 to 60 “speedcubers” — people who solve the puzzle as quickly as possible — from the U.S. and around the world.
What: Rubik’s Cube competition, hosted by the Rice Cube Club.
When: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 18.
Where: Rice University, McNair Hall, Shell Auditorium, 6100 Main St.
This is the first such event to be hosted at Rice, according to Cory Thigpen, a Jones School MBA student and president of the Rice Cube Club.
For more information about the competition, including the schedule of events, visit www.cubingusa.com/RiceUniversity2014/index.php.