Rubik’s Cube Championships were held Rhiw Syr Dafydd School and they were amazing!

31 January 2018

Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary School recently hosted the first Welsh Open Rubik’s Cube Championships and was one of many host venues from across the world.

The school welcomed 75 competitors from nine countries over two days as part of the championships and was the first Welsh venue to host the competition.

Craig George, Head Teacher of Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary School said: “We are thrilled to be hosting this prestigious world competition. The pupils are very excited and have been learning about the skill involved to solve these tricky puzzles.”

Cllr Philippa Marsden, Cabinet Member for Education and Achievement said: “I am delighted that Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary School were given the opportunity to host the Welsh Open Rubik’s Cube Championships, which has given pupils the incentive to learn the complex  puzzle solving skills needed to take on the Rubik’s Cube”.   

Invented in 1974 by Hungarian professor of architecture, Erno Rubik, the 3D combination puzzle is the world’s top-selling puzzle game – and became the poster toy for the 80s.

Full results featuring our pupils can be found on the WCA website.

Thanks to D.B. Photography and Huw Morgans for the photos...