Dror Vomberg

Israeli runner-up in Rubik's Cube World Tournament

Dror Vomberg wins second place in German championship dedicated to 3D mechanical puzzle; notes personal best in solving cube at 18 seconds

Dror Vomberg, 26, won the second place in the Rubik's Revolution contest held in Dusseldorf, Germany, as part of the Fifth Annual Rubik's Cube World Tournament.


The 3D mechanical puzzle is said to be the world's top-selling puzzle of all times.


Vomberg competed in three of the tournament's categories: Revolutions, Rubik's Classic, in which contender had to solve the classic puzzle and Rubik's Blindfold, which required contenders to align the cube with their eyes closed.


The 26-year-old sounded disappointed when talking about the latter categories: "I didn't do very well. I didn’t practice enough." The self-confessed Rubik's aficionado is off to Eindhoven, the Netherlands, next, to take part in the local Rubik's Cube Festival.


Vomberg is no stranger to realizing his love for the six-faced cube overseas and is a veteran of competition in the US, Canada, Germany, Hungary and Spain.


He was crowned winner of the 2003 Canadian championship's blindfolded competition and has been trying to regain his title ever since.


"I have a personal best of 18 seconds," he told Ynet. "I really only doing it for the fun of it. I've made many friends through these competitions. I guess you can say it's a Rubik's Cube clique."


But is there a method to the madness? Vomberg himself finds his fascination with the puzzle hard to explain: "I guess its something about the simplicity of it on the one hand and trying to solve it on the other."


פרסום ראשון: 10.13.09, 00:09
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