Blue Crew’s Cubing event draws competitors from Northeast and beyond

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Ethan McIntosh (seated on the right) serves as a judge for 3x3x3 qualifications when Roger Lightbody III (standing) solved one of the combinations in 6.445 seconds. (Courtesy photo)

FARMINGTON — The Blue Crew Robotics team from Mt. Blue High School held a fundraising Cubing event Sunday at the school.

Mt. Blue’s Chandler Pike made it to the “podium” in one of the events. He finished third for 3x3x3 one-handed solves with an average time of 19.99 seconds. Pictured from left are Roger Lightbody III in second place, James Donahue in first place, and Pike in 3rd place. (Courtesy photo)

The Cubing event was an official sanctioned event of the World Cubing Association. It was the only Cubing event in the United States held last weekend.

Chandler Pike of Mt. Blue finished third in the 3x3x3 one-handed solves with an average time of 19.99 seconds.

The staff of the Cubing event which was an official sanctioned event of the World Cubing Association. From left are Alexander Cohen (Massachusetts), Sam Schultz (Massachusetts) – WCA Delegate, Aiden McKenzie (Augusta) – Co-coordinator, Josh Blackman (Rockland), Roger Lightbody III (Madison) and Chandler Pike – Co-Coordinator (MBHS Blue Crew Robotics team). (Courtesy photo)

Roger Lightbody III of Madison won most of the events. His average for regular 3x3x3 during round one of qualifications was 7.77 seconds!

Competitors came from all over New England and the Northeast. One person was from Dublin, Ireland.

Pike and Josh Blackman of Rockland coordinated the event.

Following the competition, Blue Crew sold root beer floats, hot dogs and baked goods at the Wilton Blueberry Festival Fireworks.

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