Shepparton's Jack O'Mahony has taken out the Square-1 Cube section of the Australian National Rubik's Cube Competition in Sydney.SIONNIE KELLY August 25, 2014 3:56am
Rubik’s Cube champion Jack O’Mahony, 14, recently showed off his skills at the Australian National Rubik’s Cube Competition in Sydney, winning first place for the fastest time solving the Square-1 Cube.
Jack solved the Square-1 Cube in 19 seconds and also came seventh in solving the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube.
The Square-1 Cube adds a higher level of difficulty compared to the regular 3x3 Rubik’s Cube puzzle, as it can change shape when it is twisted.
Jack said he had fun attending the Rubik’s Cube competition, where about 100 other Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts competed at the Australian Museum.
‘‘It was good,’’ he said.
‘‘I got a certificate and a medal.’’
This was the fourth time Jack had been to the Australian National Rubik’s Cube Competition and said he enjoyed solving both cubes.
‘‘They’re different,’’ he said.
‘‘No two solves are the same, because there are so many combinations they are always different.’’
Jack said anyone could attend the Australian National Rubik’s Cube Competition if they could solve a Rubik’s Cube in under 10 minutes.
‘‘That’s not too hard,’’ he said.
‘‘My best average for the competition was 12.14 seconds.’’
Jack said he did not practice much in the lead up to the competition, but in the past he would put an hour a day into solving a cube.
Although Jack enjoys impressing people with his quick ability to solve the Rubik’s Cube, his goal is to get his average speed down to 10 seconds.
Brooklyn Andresen has had a time he won't forget in a hurry after collecting five gold and one silver medal at the Australian Junior Outrigger Titles and Trans Tasman Series.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons A grade netball team has fallen agonisingly short of winning the 2015 Ovens and Murray Premiership against Wodonga after staging a great final quarter fightback.
There is a new police sergeant in Mooroopna and his name is Gerard Warrin.
RESIDENTS are being asked to get behind McHappy Day next week, which hopes to raise more than $3.4 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
ROCHESTER Historical and Pioneer Society boasts one of the finest local history museums in country Victoria.
Bombers prepare for GVFL Grand Final
Hundreds flock to Avenel to learn a thing or three.
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
A NASTY run-in with a kangaroo on the Northern Hwy between Melbourne and Echuca has convinced one regular traveller on the road the question of a cull needs to be addressed.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Whether you fancy a flutter on the Caulfield Cup or the local cup, the Deniliquin racecourse is the place to be on Saturday, October 17.
An exercise treadmill has inspired Riverina sheep producer Pat Daniher to invent an easy solution to feeding-out fodder off the back of a ute.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.