Twist and Win: MCKV hosts Bengal Cube Open 2022
Published on: 21 Nov 2022
It will be no exaggeration to say that the Rubik's Cube is one of the hundred most impactful inventions of modern times. Besides being commonly regarded as the best-selling toy of the world, it is an outstanding tool to improve patience, determination, will power, concentration and cognitive skills among people. It was a matter of great joy for the institution to host the Bengal Cube Open 2022, at the school campus and give our students such an amazing opportunity to nurture their hobby and pursue it as a professional.
On 19 & 20 November 2022, the Bengal Cube Open 2022 was organised by The Bengal Speed Cubing Association in collaboration with M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth. This competition was recognised by the World Cube Association, an organisation that regulates all official Rubik’s Cube competitions across the globe. Top officials from the World Cube Association flew down to be a part of this incredible gathering. Spanning both the days, the school witnessed more than hundred participants from all over India and abroad battle it out in twelve different cubing events. After a nail-bitting finale, Kunal Oak from Delhi, with an average of 9.80 secs was declared the champion of the 3x3 category, the star attraction of the event. Ribin Abraham (West Bengal) came a close second with an average of 10.65 secs. The fact that Hitesh Kumar Bhuwalka (West Bengal), a student of M.C.Kejriwal Vidyapeeth, with an average of 11.65 secs was declared third, added colour to this gala celebration. Joyneel S. Bepari (Dubai) was recognised as the Fastest New Comer. Wrisha Guha was acknowledged as the Fastest Female Cuber while Aarav Sahansi (only 8 years) from Uttar Pradesh won in the Youngest Cuber category. The school bore witness to Kunal Oak breaking the national record in terms of average in the 5x5 category.
All of us at MCKV were overwhelmed to be a part of the biggest cubing competition in Bengal. This competition was a step ahead to generate interest and garner a desire to pursue unconventional sport, such as speed cubing, in the school, state and the country. In a world driven by pomp and show, the competition highlighted how an object not dependent on battery, working without ornamentation or fixed instructions can challenge your intellectual mind like nothing other. No wonder it is also called the ‘magic’ cube.