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Saint John’s hosts World Cube Association contest

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Saint John’s Secondary School in Shrewsbury is preparing to host the official World Cube Association competition.

Cubers from around the world will compete on Saturday. Champions and record holders will be present, ranging in age from seven to 50. After two years without any in-person tournaments, cubing is back and two brothers from Saint John’s, who helped organize the competition, have said they are ready to compete in the events.

“There are going to be eight in total,” said eighth-grader Ryan Saito. “There’s the 2×2 Rubik’s cube, the 3×3 Rubik’s cube, the 4×4 Rubik’s cube. Then the others are kind of like really weird puzzles. We both do all eight events.”

“Me and my brother, Ryan, had to contact a WCA delegate who kind of controls all of these things. And then we started planning a venue and things took it from there,” said Darren Saito, second year student. “We’re going to have famous speed cubers, even the current Massachusetts State 3×3 champion. So it’s going to be very exciting.”

Competition begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Saint John’s is one of the first places in the state to host a World Cube Association contest.