1st Annual All-ISD Rubik's Cube Competition

On Saturday, October 27th, 2018, Maywood hosted the FIRST EVER all-district Rubik's Cube competition.  Check out this article about the competition in the Issaquah Reporter.  Track your times from the competition at the national Rubik's Cube website.

Maywood Rubik's Cube Tournament

Late in March during lunch, the club hosts the the annual Maywood Rubik's Cube Tournament. (2019 dates are TBA.) If you can solve the cube in under 3 minutes, you're eligible to enter the grade level competition.  This is an awesome way to test your skills.

Rubik's Cube Club Meetings

In April and May, we usually meet after school several times to practice solving cubes, learn new algorithms, and get to know each other.  In 2019, our meeting dates are April 2, 16, 23, 30, May 7, and May 14th.  This is also the opportunity for students who want to learn to solve the cube.  They can come and get assistance from other cubers - we love getting new people to learn the cube!

During this time, we narrow down the cubers who will be traveling to the state championship.  The 8-10 cubers with the fastest average times are eligible to travel with the team to state.   

Washington State Rubik's Cube Competition

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT WHERE OUR CLUB STANDS IN THE OVERALL U.S. RANKINGS FOR 2017-19.

On May 18, 2019 - we took a team of 10 students to represent Maywood in the Washington State Rubik's Cube Competition.  The competition features two sections:  team competition and individual competition. 

Competing at the middle school level, Maywood has been fortunate enough to take state in the team competition 3 of the last 4 years.  One of those years, our time was better than any of the high school teams.  Competing as a team is one of the highlights of traveling to state.  THIS YEAR, WE NOT ONLY WON STATE IN DIVISION 2 (MIDDLE SCHOOL, BUT WE CLOCKED THE BEST TIME IN THE ENTIRE NATION FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS.)  Check out the division 2 standings to see our club name at the top of the list!

The individual competition was also quite fun.  Our team represented Maywood well,  placing one cuber in the top three.  His blazing time of 13.2 seconds was bested by two of the fastest cubers in the nation.  First place in our division was actually the best time in the nation over the past 3 years.  There are usually over 50 competitors at the middle school level, so placing in the top 3 is quite a feat.  In 2017, a Maywood student landed the top spot in the entire competition with a time under 20 seconds.  

We'd love to have you come out and take part in the Rubik's Cube Club.  If you want more information stop by Mr. Ciraulo's room, or email him at ciraulor@issaquah.wednet.edu.