We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the biggest Rubik’s cube and related puzzles competition in India – Indian Nationals 2019, in Shiv Nadar University from 12th to 14th of April 2019. The competition is recognized by the World Cube Association (WCA), the international governing body of the sport. In the past, the Indian Nationals has been held in prestigious institutions like IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay.
Every year over 500 competitions are held around the globe which are recognised by the WCA, with 2017 and 2018 witnessing a huge leap of 924 and 1154 competitions respectively. India itself had witnessed 61 and 76 competitions in 2017 and 2018 respectively. A World Championship is held every two years with the last one being held in 2017 in France and the next, this year in Australia. Moreover, nearly all continents have a Continental Championship that is held every alternate year. Some of the top cubing nations like USA, France, India also host an annual National Championship. The sixth edition of India’s National Championship is Indian Nationals 2019.
There are a total of 18 different cubing events recognised by the WCA. These include the regular 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube, Rubik’s cube blindfolded and Rubik’s cube with feet, to name a few. All 18 events will take place at Indian Nationals 2019 and a competitor may register for one or more events of their choice. Other than these 18 events, the Indian Nationals will have many unofficial events and seminars to keep participants active. An exciting and fun-filled trip to the amusement park, World of Wonders, has been planned for those who wish to go on the 15th of April.
In the past, Shiv Nadar University has organised two competitions: SNU Open 2017 and SNU Open 2018. SNU Open 2018 was highly regarded by many as one of the best competition to have been held in India.
It would be lovely if you could inform your students about this competition so that your institution is represented at this grand event. The competition is open to all competitors regardless of their age and everyone will receive participation certificates. Anyone who wishes to register may do so by going to our official website, nats19.in. In case of any queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +91 98186 16737 (Ujjawal Pabreja) or +91 84478 52838 (Akash Rupela).
WCA Senior Delegate (Asia West and India)
Organizer, Indian Nationals 2019