On the weekend of February 28 to March 1, 2009, Singapore hosted the Singapore Open 2009, a speedcubing competition that brought together competitors from all over Asia. The Singapore Open 2009 was held at SAFRA Toa Payoh, a multi-purpose facility in the heart of Singapore. The event was organized by the World Cube Association (WCA), the international governing body for speedcubing, and attracted a diverse range of competitors from countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Singapore.
Abel Brata and Arnold Ong from Indonesia was competing on various speedcubing categories. Abel secured a spot on the podium in the Pyraminx category, earning a medal for his efforts. The Pyraminx is a pyramid-shaped puzzle that requires competitors to solve it as quickly as possible.
In addition to his podium finish, Abel also set several national records in the competition. National records are set when a competitor achieves a particularly fast time or solves the puzzle in a particularly difficult way. Abel’s success in setting national records demonstrated his exceptional skills and dedication to the sport of speedcubing.
The Singapore Open 2009 was also notable for the presence of a world record holder in the 5x5x5 Blindfolded category. This category requires competitors to solve the 5x5x5 cube puzzle while blindfolded, relying solely on their memory and spatial reasoning skills. The world record holder was from India and impressed the crowd with their incredible speed and accuracy.
Overall, the Singapore Open 2009 was a thrilling event for speedcubing enthusiasts and competitors alike. Abel Brata’s success in the Pyraminx category and his national record-setting performances were just some of the highlights of the competition. With such impressive talent on display, it is clear that the sport of speedcubing continues to grow and evolve, drawing in competitors from all corners of the globe.