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Welsh Open 2018 (UK)

Discussion in 'Official WCA Competitions' started by mark49152, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. mark49152

    mark49152 Super Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Malford800

    Malford800 Member

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    Very excited for this :) first welsh competition :D
     
  3. Alex B71

    Alex B71 Member

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    A few questions lads. Is anyone going to this that can drink? Is yes, do you know of any good pubs around the area and would you like to meet up beforehand? Either way look forward to finally putting some faces to the names.
     
  4. 1973486

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    3x3: Forgot to get a good avg in one of the rounds
    2x2: Bad
    4x4: Terrible, 1 sub 50 single
    5x5: 1:22 single is good rest was bad
    6x6: I'm slowly getting slower
    7x7: Didn't even make cut probably because I used a new WuJi
    3BLD: Decent single because I haven't practiced in a while
    OH: Messed up way too much stuff
    Mega: Pretty ridiculous PBs (lost several secs on the last one on corners)
    Pyra: Not close to PB but the better avgs each round was nice
    Skewb: All 3 rounds sub-former PB, can definitely reach goal this year
    Square-1: Not great scrambles, last one was good for the scramble. (also I beat a second place avg that wasn't really easy to beat)
    4BLD: Uhhhh maybe next comp

    DYK:
    • I realised the Skewb scrambles were re-used when I got a scramble I judged Steven for
    • I only got 0.01 better than he did despite knowing the solution
    • Eli likes trying to destroy the integrity of the WCA by scrambling orange front
    • The school's motto should change the first two words to fit the last three (the tense? IDK)
    • The motto is also a really bad acrostic poem (or just Welsh?)
    • The venue ranks fairly well in ways to kill yourself
    • Everyone borrows a 7x7
    • The only round I missed was OH final by 1 place
    • I'm starting to doubt I ever got a sub-3 6x6 solve at home
    • No one can work out what the oldest UKNR is
     
  5. Fábio De'Rose

    Fábio De'Rose Member

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    Story time?
     
  6. 1973486

    1973486 Member

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    Someone suggested hanging themselves on some rope on the wall and then we started discussing how the venue has a decent amount of methods for suicide compared to other venues.
     
  7. joshsailscga

    joshsailscga Member

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    I assume you reported that and got another solve. Otherwise you probably shouldn't be stating that on the forum...
    Nice that it was a memorable comp though.
     
  8. Shaky Hands

    Shaky Hands Premium Member

    I believe it was different groups and the scrambles from the previous group were being used briefly until realised, at which point the round was restarted with correct scrambles.
     
  9. Ollie

    Ollie Member

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    It's my 3BLD single and Ryan Jones's clock single, right? http://wcadb.net/?region=United+Kingdom&gender=all

    Not sure who was first as I can't find the schedule, probably Ryan. :)
     
  10. Shaky Hands

    Shaky Hands Premium Member

    @Ollie - I think your MBLD NR has been standing for longer? By about 4 months.
     
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  11. 1973486

    1973486 Member

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    There are two older than those

    At the comp, we (or most people) thought Rob had got Mega NR single, which is the oldest NR, so then people were seeing which NR was the next oldest, which would be your Multi (and not 3BLD/Clock like some people thought). But then it turned out Rob never actually got NR single.
     
  12. joshsailscga

    joshsailscga Member

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  13. Ollie

    Ollie Member

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    TIL: Reading dates is not my forte
     
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