World's Fastest RUBIK's CUBE Puzzle Solvers to Race in Championship; Event at Walt Disney World Resort Helping Celebrate the RUBIK'S CUBE's 25th Year in the United States.
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WHO: Approximately 200 of the world's best RUBIK'S CUBE puzzle
solvers from 24 countries vie for the title of "RUBIK'S CUBE
Participants include current world record holder Jean Pons
from France, previous world record holder 15-year-old,
Japanese-American Shotaro Makisumi, reigning world champion
Dan Knights from San Francisco, Calif., and several other
'speed cubers' capable of sub-20 second solve times.
WHAT: The World RUBIK'S CUBE Game Championship tests competitors
over two days in a series of timed challenges, including
standard speed solving, one-handed cubing, blindfolded cubing
and foot cubing. Preliminary heats begin Saturday, Nov. 5,
with the fastest advancing to Sunday's finals. The
highest-profile contest brings together solvers of the
original RUBIK'S CUBE.
The event coincides with the 25th anniversary of the RUBIK'S
CUBE's introduction to the United States.
WHERE: Disney's Pop Century Resort at Walt Disney World Resort
1050 Century Drive Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 32830 Media Parking:
Located in the "1980s" parking lot
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005
1 p.m. -- Feet Cubing Final
2 p.m. -- One-handed Cubing Final
2:30 p.m. -- Blindfolded Cubing Final
3:30 p.m. -- World Champion Title Final
4 p.m. -- Awards Ceremony
NOTE: One-on-one interviews are available with the event's winner
and new RUBIK'S CUBE World Champion; reigning world champion
Dan Knights; Hasbro Games Marketing Manager Geoffrey Medeiros;
General Manager of Disney's Pop Century Resort Dave Vermeulen;
and Winning Moves' Director of Marketing Joe Sequino.