Speedcubing (also known as speedsolving) is solving a twisty puzzle, like the most famous 3x3x3 puzzle or Rubik’s Cube, as quickly as possible. For most puzzles, solving entails performing a series of moves that alters a scrambled puzzle into a state in which every face of the puzzle is a single, solid color. The standard puzzle sizes are 2x2x2, 3x3x3, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 6x6x6, and 7x7x7. There are also different shapes of the famous puzzles, including Pyraminx, Megaminx, Skewb, and Square-1.
About WCA European Championship 2020
The WCA European Championship is held every two years. The championship 2020 in Almere is organized by Speedcubing Nederland, under supervision of the World Cube Association. 800-900 participants are expected from all over Europe, and beyond. The championship lasts four days. All 17 official WCA competition events are on the program, with the famous 3x3x3 cube as main event. The previous WCA European Championship took place in 2018 in Madrid, Spain.
About the World Cube Association (WCA)
The World Cube Association (WCA) is the worldwide organization that regulates and holds competitions for mechanical puzzles that are operated by twisting groups of pieces, commonly known as twisty puzzles The spirit of the WCA is that people from all over the world have fun together in a friendly atmosphere, help each other and behave sportsmanlike. The cubing community has been growing steadily since the founding in 2004. The WCA has had over 100,000 unique competitors across 140 different countries. Despite this growth, the WCA remains an organization that is entirely run by volunteers, from local organizers to WCA Delegates to even the WCA Board.
About Speedcubing Nederland
Speedcubing Nederland is the (co)organiser of all official cubing competitions in the Netherlands. The foundation functions independently and is recognized by the World Cube Association as a regional organisation. Speedcubing Nederland aims to promote speedcubing in the Netherlands (as a competitive sport and an educational activity) and make a positive contribution to the speedcubers community.
Rubik’s Brand Lts is the main sponsor of the WCA European Championship 2020. Rubik’s is the sole owner of the world’s best selling single toy the Rubik’s Cube and one of the most recognised design icons of the 21st century.
Almere, considered the youngest and most innovative city in the Netherlands, is located just across the IJmeer from Amsterdam.
The city has only existed for almost 45 years. Almere is as old as the Rubik’s Cube!