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April, 2012 Newsletter

General Speedsolving Updates

Another month has passed, and April is coming to a close. The speedsolving.com community is as active as ever, with around 700 users logging in each day, and another 3,500 people browsing the forum each day. It is quite amazing to see the community grow and serve such a good purpose of the puzzle-solving hobby. Although the community is far from perfect, for many it is a great resource to not only learn, but to meet people who share the same hobby. Keep in mind we were all beginners at one point, so please welcome each and every new user to the site and help each other out. Lets grow the community together, and welcome anyone who is interested in joining.

In April, Michal Pleskowicz of Poland broke the 3x3 One-handed world record with an average time of 12.67 seconds. He also set the European record for 3x3 (2-handed) single of 6.11 seconds. Marcell Endrey of Hungary set a new world record for 5x5 Blindfolded with a time of 7 minutes, 59.16 seconds. Also in April, Daniel Sheppard of the United Kingdom broke that record and set a new 5x5 Blindfolded world record with a time of 7 minutes, 5.68 seconds. Mats Valk of the Netherlands set a new world record for 4x4 Single and Average, with a 26.77 second single and a 33.57 second average. Yu Nakajima of Japan set a new 5x5 single solve world record at 54.86 seconds, and also set the Asian record for 5x5 average at 1 minute, 7.88 seconds. Congratulations to all of them for their accomplishments!

Do you frequently browse on your mobile phone? If so, point your mobile browser to m.speedsolving.com. Additionally, if you have an Android phone, you can use Tapatalk, an app that makes the forum easier to use on your mobile phone (see here for more info).

Do you organize competitions? Checkout cubecomps.com - for delegates and organizers. It is a system to for data management that makes running a competition easier.

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Speedsolving.com Puzzle Shop

April marks the 6 month anniversary of our puzzle shop. We are always working to improve and expand, and as April has passed, we have done just that. It is our goal to provide the best customer service at competitive prices. We are growing every month, and look forward to providing a vast array of puzzles to everyone, worldwide. Checkout our latest products at our shop (shop.speedsolving.com)

You can see our entire catalog and more information on each item at our shop here. Orders are processed during all business days (Monday-Friday) and are processed within 24 hours. If you have any questions, comments, requests, or suggestions, please visit our Speedsolving.com Puzzle Shop thread here. We appreciate your business, and are always looking for suggestions to improve our service.

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Latest WCA Results, News, and Upcoming Competitions

You can click here to see the WCA Results and Competitions feed. You can find full results, rankings, upcoming and past competitions, and more at the World Cube Association. There are a growing number of competitions being organized all over the world. Get involved with them, meet other cubers, and have a great time. There is no excuse for not going to a competition!

We hope you continue to enjoy speedsolving.com, and are always looking for ways to improve (Have something to suggest? Post it here!).

Thank you to all the members who have made Speedsolving.com what it is today.

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