Negative Time Solving Contest 2014

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  1. macky

    macky Premium Member

    402
    4
    Apr 4, 2006
    Stanford, CA
    WCA:
    2003MAKI01
    It's the 11th year of the annual Negative Time Solving Contest!

    DST (Daylight Saving Time) ends in many countries in Europe during the weekend of October 24, and in most parts of the United States and Canada at 2am on Sunday, November 2. See Time and Date.com to check the clock change schedule in your area. There's also a Facebook event page (scheduled at North America time).

    Please note that each solve started (not just start the timer but actually make a move) before daylight saving ends and completed after it ends counts as a negative solve. This means that you can simultaneously compete in 3x3 speedsolve, 3x3 BLD, multiBLD, etc, at the cost of some extra time in your negative solve.

    Thanks to Tyson Mao for bringing this great Caltech tradition to cubing. Good luck to all participants!

    macky

    p.s. Is there enough interest in a Southern hemisphere version of this? It's easy enough for me to run this twice a year.
     
  2. Noahaha

    Noahaha blindmod

    3,015
    15
    Dec 19, 2011
    CT
    WCA:
    2012ARTH01
    YouTube:
    NoahCubes
    Does this apply to BLD?
     
  3. Mike Hughey

    Mike Hughey Super Moderator Staff Member

    8,679
    243
    Jun 7, 2007
    Indianapolis
    WCA:
    2007HUGH01
    YouTube:
    MikeHughey1
    I think it's safe to say that's up to you. I did it this way last year, but not the previous years. I like to keep track of my memorization and my execution time. So for instance, last year, I did 7x7x7 BLD in -17 minutes, 2 seconds, with memorization time: 22:18 and execution time: -39:20. In previous years, I had negative memorization time and positive execution time.
     
  4. cmhardw

    cmhardw Premium Member

    4,102
    88
    Apr 5, 2006
    Atlanta, Georgia
    WCA:
    2003HARD01
    The last couple times I've participated I've only done BLD :)
     
  5. RageCuber

    RageCuber Member

    251
    1
    Nov 23, 2013
    Kentucky
    WCA:
    2014RYAN03
    YouTube:
    XileSolver
    how does the timer start automatically?
     
  6. Musicalboy2

    Musicalboy2 Member

    124
    2
    Apr 18, 2012
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    WCA:
    2012CHOW03
    YouTube:
    tchowcubes
    Somehow managed a sub 10 (sub -59:50, really). I typoed in the submission form, though and therefore ended up submitting twice... sorry about that.
     
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  8. supercavitation

    supercavitation Member

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    17
    Feb 9, 2014
    WCA:
    2014BLOC01
    Did a 2-5 Relay in -54:10.10.
    Scrambles:

    2x2: R' U' F2 R' U F U
    3x3:U L2 F2 L2 D2 B2 U B2 R2 F2 D2 R L2 F D' R' D2 L' B' R D' U' (Should have used the official scramble, but forgot until I was 10 seconds into inspection)
    4x4:B' U Fw2 B2 R2 F' L' Rw B2 L R B' U' B2 Rw' R U2 Fw B' D' Fw U2 Fw' L' F B' Rw Uw' D2 F Fw' Rw Fw' U Uw2 L' F' Fw' U2 Uw
    5x5:B' Dw R U R F' L2 Lw' R B' Rw2 Fw2 Uw2 Dw' B' Lw R2 Bw2 Uw2 Dw2 F Lw2 Uw' L2 Uw F2 R' U' Rw R F Fw' Bw2 B' Uw2 Dw2 B L2 R' U2 D' F D' B2 Uw2 D' Fw2 D Bw' Lw Bw Uw' Rw U R D F Lw U' Dw
     

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