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Adam Lärkeryd och henrik olsson
It became a real hit when former students at Luleå University of Technology Henrik Olsson och Adam Lärkeryd, arranged the northernmost championship, in the Rubik's Cube. Photo: Maria Schinkler

Rubik's Cube competition was a success

Published: 20 April 2015

For the first time, Sweden's northernmost contest in Rubik's Cube, was arranged this weekend - three new swedish records were set. The organizers behind the contest, in Luleå, Adam Lärkeryd and Henrik Olsson, both read the Master Programme in Computer Science and Engineering at Luleå University of Technology.

-- The competition was a success. It was a good mix of experiensed competitior and of those who have never competed before and there were many spectators. During the competition three news swesish recirds were set, says Adam Lärkeryd.

The competition that was arranged this weekend, took place at the House of Science in Luleå and was official. This means that all the results will be published in World Cube Association (WCA). One of the new swedish record that was set in Luleå was Rubik´s Kube, blindfolded, and was made in 46,18 sekunder by Tomas Kristiansson.

Both Adam Lärkeryd and Henrik Olsson are former SM winner of the Rubik's Cube. Interest in the Rubik's Cube has been with them both a long time, but really took off when they began as students at Luleå University of Technology. Adam Lärkeryd, remember when he fell for Rubik's Cube:

– I was on a TV game hit where I saw a guy who solved two cubes blindfolded, so amazingly awesome. Then I decided, that I must also fix!.

Since then there has been a lot of competitions and Adam Lärkeryd's personal record is in the current situation 12 cubes blindfolded. Both guys got to know each other during their studies. Today, they work as a software developer at Agency9, the world's leading developer of technology for web-based 3D visualization. The former classmates specializes in blind class in the Rubik's Cube. Henrik Olsson believes that the reason for this comes mainly from their great interest in problem solving.

Some important skills to become good at Rubik´s Cube, are:

– Patience, dexterity, pattern recognition, foodies and muscle memory, says the two former SM masters.

Both have read Master Programme in Computer Science and Engineering at Luleå University of Technology and got to know each other during their studies. Today, they work as a software developer at Agency9, the world's leading developer of technology for web-based 3D visualization.

The former classmates specializes in blind class in the Rubik's Cube. Henrik Olsson believes that the reason for this comes mainly from their great interest in problem solving.

Some important skills to become a good kubare are:

– Patience, dexterity, pattern recognition, math interest and muscle memory, says the previous SM- masters.

Most races in Rubik´s Cube today, are held in the area of Stockholm and Gothenburg. The two friends had for a long time, been thinking of organizing competitions in the north but did not found an appropriate room. But with the House of Science, Adam Lärkeryd means that the starting position immediately became another. He contacted the university that was positive to the initiative which marked the start of the event.
 
- We will certainly try to organize a similar event next year, says adam Lärkeryd.
 
Text: Maria Schinkler, Katarina Karlsson