Monday 01 June 2015

Cube 4 Cambodia

Plenty Campus student Ethan organised the largest speedcubing competition in the country on Sunday, which aimed to raise funds to support various Cambodian charities.

Speedcubing competitions require solving cubes in the least number of moves, as quickly as possible. Almost 100 cubers from around Australia (and some international competitors) headed to the Founders’ Centre to ‘square off’ against each other, with high hopes of beating the current world record of 5.25 seconds.

“I could have placed a limit to 70 competitors, however it developed into something more when we hit the biggest competition in Australia which was quite surprising to me”, Ethan said.

Ethan is quite the entrepreneur. His business Oz Cubes supplied competitors with cubes at the event as well as set up shop to sell products to would be cubers.

Former world champions, Feliks Zemdegs (who has broken 13 world records) and Cameron Stollery and Skewb world record holder Jayden McNeill attended and Ethan hopes to make the Cube 4 Cambodia competition an annual event.

The world record remains intact; however this completely student-run event raised a total of $1874.50 to support the Cambodia service project in June. The support from the School community was outstanding with a number of parents lending a hand with selling drinks and working the BBQ.

Congratulations to Ethan, this was a fantastic initiative and we look forward to the next Cube 4 Cambodia event!

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