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Saturday, 17 December was the day when it would once and for all, or at least for a year, be settled who is the best speedcuber of the Netherlands. 40 competitors from across the country and beyond, and their entourage, gathered in Zaandam, just north of Amsterdam, to battle for the title of national champion in events ranging from 2x2 - 5x5, including 3x3 OH and blindfolded, as well as something called Magic.
The Dutch Nationals 2011 took place at 'De Koekfabriek' in Zaandam, an
Ever since I got into solving Rubik's cubes and later into speedsolving, I have been planning to attend an official WCA competition, as soon as there was one within reasonable travel distance from my place and I would get consistent sub-60 averages.
So, when the Dutch Open 2011 in Eindhoven was announced and I was averaging in the low 50s, I registered for the competition. Within hours, my registration was confirmed by Ron.
The Dutch Open was the first competition after
Updated 12-01-2011 at 06:14 AM by hcfong
Originally posted by user Brest on the forum in this thread, here are the 3x3x3 reconstruction solves of Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) and Michal Pleskowicz (Poland) during the 2011 World Championship Final Round:
Michał Pleskowicz - 1st place World Championship 2011 - 8.65 average of 5
1st solve - 8.94 seconds
Scramble: U2 F R2 F2 R' U2 B R2 F2 L' U' R F2 L2 U' R' F U'
x2 // inspection
D L D' y' R' U2 R' F R // unaligned cross