Placer Valley Tourism Draws Unique Events

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Rubik's Cubing Competition, Sport Stacking and Pentathlon Arrive in Roseville and Rocklin. Photo courtesy of Placer Valley Tourism

ROCKLIN, CA (MPG) - The final weekend of January in Placer Valley is closing with a bang! Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) is thrilled to announce that three unique and exciting events are arriving in Roseville and Rocklin on Jan. 27 and 28.
 
First up is the SacCubing III tournament in Roseville that is billed as the Sacramento area's largest cubing competition and will take place on Jan. 27 and 28.  More than 190 Rubik's Cubers will be competing at this two-day event that will showcase competitors from 11 different countries. At this World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned tournament there will be several different cubing categories including blindfolded, one-handed and feet!

Adding to the excitement of this tournament is world-record holder Max Park from Cerritos, Calif. who is confirmed as a competitor! The event will take place in Johnson Hall @the Grounds at 9 a.m. on both Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28.  There is no fee for spectators so make sure to stop by and see the amazing cubers in action.  

Another exciting event taking place on Saturday, Jan. 27 is the NorCal Sport Stacking Regional Championships at William Jessup University in the Lecture Hall.  This event features cup speed stacking with individual, doubles and relay competitions in several different formats and is a qualifier for the 2018 AAU Junior Olympic Games. 

There will be nearly 40 sport stackers competing including members from Team USA Sport Stacking.  The admission fee is $5 per person and doors open at 8 a.m with the preliminaries starting at 9 a.m. and finals scheduled to start at 1 p.m. 

PVT also teamed up with the Berry Foundation to bring the second installment of the  Placer County Pentathlon back to Rocklin.  This event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Sierra College and consists of fencing, swimming, running and laser pistol marksmanship. 

The tentative schedule for the day starts with fencing at 8 a.m. and moves onto the additional elements throughout the day with swimming scheduled for noon.  They are expecting more than 30 participants and registration is still open.  All skill levels and ages 7 to 70 are welcome to compete.  If you'd rather just spectate, come on down to the Sierra College gymnasium at 5000 Rocklin Rd. in Rocklin.  Admission is free! 

 
About Placer Valley Tourism

Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) is made up for the 23 hotels in Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, California. PVT recruits and supports hundreds of annual events with grants, marketing, volunteers and other services as needed. To learn more about how PVT can help bring your event here, visit www.playplacer.com or call 916-773-5400.