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MSU Mathematics to host Rubik’s speedcubing competition 

Morehead State University's Department of Mathematics is providing a special event for Rubik's Cube fans when it hosts its first-ever MoreHead-to-Head 2023 Speedcubing Competition.  

The event occurs on Saturday, June 3, at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC). It will be an official World Cube Association (WCA) competition.  

Speedcubing is the art and science of solving Rubik's cubes and similar twisty puzzles. Dr. Christopher Schroeder, chair of the Department of Mathematics, highlighted the connection between twisty puzzles and mathematics."   

"We are very excited to sponsor this competition," Schroeder said. "Mathematics is such a huge part of life, and cubing incorporates mathematical concepts in a fun problem-solving environment."  

The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a tutorial for new competitors, followed by the first round of events. Participants will solve Megaminx, Pyraminx, and four versions of Rubik's cube puzzles: 3x3, 5x5, 6x6, and 7x7. Participants with the fastest times move on to the afternoon round and the finals. Awards presentations take place at 6 p.m.  

Registration for MoreHead-to-Head 2023 is online and open until Friday, May 26, 2023. There is a limit of 100 competitors, and the registration fee is $15. Those interested in participating should register as soon as possible.  

The WCA is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization whose goal is to bring opportunities for community membership and leadership to young people worldwide by increasing the accessibility of its "twisty puzzle" competitions.  

Javier González-Napoleoni, one of the WCA delegates coordinating the competition, can be reached at for questions. For details and registration, visit  

To learn more about MSU's Department of Mathematics and its academic programs, contact or 606-783-2930. 

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