Swisscubing was founded on the 1st of January 2017 and now, its first year is already over.
12 competitions all over Switzerland led to 689 participations. As many as never before!
This year, Swisscubing held the first Swisscubing Cup. After competitions in Cadro TI, Schenkon LU, Saint-Maurice VS and Liestal BL, Reto Bubendorf earned the title as the winner of the Swisscubing Cup 2017.
You can look up the full ranking here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AuTCweXGWKF6wCME_NX87BsX8HabC_e_7OBXqjJvYis/pubhtml
We witnessed 71 National Records, of which a few are close to being world class. As example we have the 2.94s Pyraminx average (WR21 as of 26.08.17) by Alwin Rölz or Richard Delacoste’s 28.35s 4×4 single (WR47 as of 10.06.17), Reto Bubendorf with his 3x3x3 FM solution in 21 moves (WR8 as of 01.04.2017) or Manuel Bühler with a 54.98 average in Megaminx (WR45 as of 13.07.2017).
Really big highlights of the year were the first two Sub-6 Solves for Switzerland. After Reto Bubendorf surprisingly pulled out a 5.89s Solve in the German Nationals 2017 Final, Richard Delacoste smashed that record with 5.61 seconds (WR30 as of 14.10.17) at the Suisse Toy Fast Fingers 2017 in Bern.
Switzerland was way more than a guest at the World Championships 2017 in Paris. With two finals-participations for Alwin Rölz (pyraminx and feet) and one for Manuel Bühler (megaminx), our nation was as good as in no previous world championships . However, because of the overall high level, Switzerland did not get any podium as opposed to 2015 (Reto Bubendorf 3rd place in Pyraminx).
Unfortunately, in the first edition of the Nations Cup, Switzerland didn’t do that well. Effectively, both teams lost in the first round (CH1 against Mexico1 and CH2 against Malaysia2).
The last competition of the year was the Swiss Nationals 2017 where we got to witness some incredible surprises. The biggest of all was without any doubt Yannic Waser’s victory in Skewb.
All results of the Swiss Nationals 2017 can be found here: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/competitions/SwissNationals2017
All podiums are neatly presented on our Facebook-Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/swisscubingch/photos/?tab=album&album_id=904938849662292
We gladly use this opportunity to refer to our Facebook-Page where we announce competitions, keep you up to date with the latest National Records and tell you all the news about Swisscubing.
2017 was a hell of a year and we’d like to thank everybody who was involved in Speedcubing in Switzerland in any form.
We look forward to an even more awesome 2018!
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