It was a twisting good time at Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School – part of the global Beaconhouse education group – when 116 participants from all across the world - including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Korea and the United States - came together to pit their cubing skills against one another on Sat, 12 Oct 2019.
I was excited to witness the Beaconhouse Malaysia Cube Open 2019 with my girls as I was fascinated with Rubik's Cube while I was a teenager back then. The event saw Malaysia continue to cement its growing position within the international cubing scene where in 26 of the possible 27 top finishes were clinched by Malaysian participants from all across the country.
Speaking at the kick-off for the competition, Nicki Coombs, Executive Vice Principal, Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School said, “Beaconhouse is proud to have hosted this epic cube competition drawing in participation from enthusiasts across the globe. We have always been focused on holistic development and this was a great opportunity to empower children to continue to pursue their passions.”
“It was an incredible showing from the Malaysian participants. We wish all the winners hearty congratulations and wish them the best of luck in future international competitions.”
The Beaconhouse Malaysia Cube Open 2019 was co-organised by the World Cube Association – the worldwide regulatory organisation and the Malaysia Cube Association – the regional organisation body. The event looked to inspire competitive spirit and encourage participants and audiences alike to delve into the strategic and brain building puzzler.
Sponsored by Mission Foods, JPearly, GoodMorning, Global Nature World and Arristo Italy, the Beaconhouse Malaysia Cube Open 2019 cut across the majority of cubing disciplines and variations with qualifying and final rounds from the following categories - 2x2x2 Cube, 3x3x3 Cube, 3x3x3 One Handed, 4x4x4 Cube, 5x5x5 Cube, Pyraminx, Skewb, Megaminx, and Clock. The top three finishers from each category walked away with a medal and an official certificate of achievement.
Local cubing wonder and Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School student, Lim Hung was also in attendance at the competition joining in the fun with his friends and fellow cubers. Lim Hung’s cubing career has been steadily soaring, clinching top prizes at the World Cube Association Asian Championship 2018 and winning top awards across the region.
“I am happy to have finally had the chance to participate in an official cubing competition right here at my very own school. Seeing the interest and support of my fellow students and teachers as well as from the participants from around the world was incredible. I hope this inspires more people to pick up cubing!” said Lim Hung.
For further information on the Beaconhouse Group of Schools please visit: www.beaconhouse.edu.my.