Meet Rubik’s speedcubing ambassadors!
Since the 1980’s, the Rubik’s Cube has fascinated and inspired fans of all ages globally. This unique community of speedcubers who love the product continues to grow, and over the years Rubik’s has formed a network of Ambassadors who are some of the most creative and fastest solvers around the world.
We are excited to welcome on board some of the best speedcubers in the world to Team Rubik’s!
Jack Cai is a speedcuber from Australia. His specialty is solving the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded! He has three World Records and he is also one of the top blindfolded speedcubers for the 4x4 and 5x5.
Keaton Ellis is from the United States and is a staple in the American cubing community. He has an active role in community both competing (he is one of the top 3x3 one-handed speedcubers in the world), broadcasting and commentating.
Max Park is from the United States and is currently a world record holder across multiple events including the 5x5, 6x6, 7x7. He also holds the world record for solving the 3x3 one-handed and is consistently one of the top solvers for the 3x3 with an average of 5.59 seconds.
Patrick Ponce is from the United States and is one of the top speedcubers for the 3x3 and 3x3 one-handed. He is currently the reigning US national champion for the 3x3. Patrick is also consistently one of the top competitors for other events ranging from 4x4 to 7x7.
George Scholey is from the United Kingdom and is the current reigning UK champion. He has held nine national records and is in the top 50 globally with only 36 competitions under his belt. He competes in a wide range of events and always looks for creative new ways to challenge his solving, like solving the Rubik’s Cube whilst skateboarding.
Bill Wang is the top Canadian speedcuber, currently holding 9 national records.
His top time for the 3x3 is 4.76 seconds. Bill is well known for his top 20 ranks across a wide variety of other speedcubing events.
Philipp Weyer is from Germany and is the reigning world champion in the 3x3. In addition Philipp holds the German national record for 3x3 one-handed. He is constantly being challenged by his twin brother, Sebastian, who is also a world class speedcuber.
Sebastian Weyer is from Germany and is the other half of the Weyer brothers. He is the current world record holder for the 4x4 with a time of 17.42 seconds. He has held 18 world records and is one of the top speedcubers in Germany.
We are really excited to be partnering with the above speedcubers, and The Cubicle as they also continue to support Keaton, Max, Bill, Philipp and Sebastian.
Each week we will be celebrating one of our speedcubers, as part of #FastFriday.
Speedcubers are the fastest solvers in the world. They compete in regional, national and world championships, using a range of cubes and different challenges.
Rubik’s held the first speedcubing World Championship on 5 June, 1982 in Budapest, Hungary. Minh Thai (USA) was the inaugural winner with the result of 22.95 seconds, and was one of 19 people competing.
Since then, speedcubing has taken off, and in 2004 the World Cube Association (WCA) was established. At the start of 2020, over 138,000 speedcubers have participated in WCA competition. These competitions are held globally, all year-round, leading to the biggest tournaments by continent and, every two years, the World Champs.
In 2018 a new, global competition with Red Bull Mind Gamers and Rubik’s launched. Now in its third year, the knockout tournament features speedcubers from around the world. At this tournament they faced each other in local and national Qualifiers in 12 countries where they battled for the chance to prove their skills and get a spot in the Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Championship Finals.
Rubik’s Ambassador programme
The Rubik’s ambassador programme was first introduced through the You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube (YCDTRC) programme in the USA. There are over 100 YCDTRC ambassadors who have used the Cubes in their classroom for educational purposes, to help teach mathematical, engineering and design concepts. They believe in the power of creative problem solving using the Rubik’s Cube and are advocates for its STEM origin.
The Rubik’s Cube is known to be a challenging puzzle with respect given to those who have completed it. It has stemmed cubing leagues all around the world, with top speed cubers competing to see who can solve it the fastest.
The playful intelligence, creativity and colourful DNA of the puzzle have also led to the Rubik’s Cube being used in fun and playful ways, such as through the creation of mosaics, art, photography and magic.
It is through these specialties that we have identified brand ambassadors who not only celebrate the vision of the brand, they are also advocates of it.
Rubik’s ambassadors are speedcubers, educators, artists, entertainers, magicians, and athletes.
They are Rubik’s most loyal and trusting fans who ultimately just love to play, be challenged, and solve!
If you are interested in working with one of Rubik's ambassadors or want to know more about the programme, get in touch!