Rubik's cube 'speedcubers' battle it out in Euro championship

Germany's Phillip Weyer became the European champion in speedcubing, or solving a Rubik's cube puzzle reaching an average time of 7.88 seconds in Prague on Sunday.

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Germany's Mr Phillip Weyer became the European champion in speedcubing, or solving a Rubik's cube puzzle, reaching an average time of 7.88 seconds in Prague on Sunday (July 17).

More than 500 people have been taking part in the European speedcubing championship.

Other than speedcubing, the contest also has alternative categories such as solving the cube blindfolded, or using just your feet.

Czech speedcuber Vojtech Kral says: "You have to envisage the cube and remember the sequence, after which you can assemble the whole cube. Then you just have to do the right moves. That's all."

The competition is in its seventh year.