Speedsolving.com - All Puzzles. All the Time.

July, 2012 Newsletter

General Speedsolving Updates

It's been 2 months since our last update. June was a fast month, and July is nearly over. There are some big upcoming competitions, including US Nationals, European Championship, and Asian Championship. Look forward to those results, as there is some great competition to soon come.

In June we updated to the vBulletin 4.2, which provides some nice new features (mostly backend stuff, but allows for some new internal developments). However, we're still working on a new theme and filtering out some of the bugs that come along with it. We are going to continue to improve the site. If you have any ideas, comments, or suggestions, please let us know.

In June, Sebastian Weyer (Germany) set the world record for 4x4 Average (30.81 seconds). In July, the following world roecrds were broken/set:
Marcin Kowalczyk (Poland) for 3x3 multi blind (23/25) in 53 minutes, 33 seconds, Marcell Endrey (Hungary) for 4x4 Blindfolded (2 minutes, 48.88 seconds), Oscar Roth Andersen (Denmark) for pyraminx average of 3.25 seconds, Tomoaki Okayama (Japan) for 3x3 fewest moves of 20 moves, Fakhri Raihaan (Indonesia) for 3x3 single with feet of 27.93 seconds, Lin Chen (China) for 7x7 speedsolving single (3 minutes, 10.71 seconds), and average (3 minutes, 18.35 seconds). Congratulations to all the new world record holders!

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.

Do you use Facebook? If so, like Speedsolving.com on Facebook. There are 3,700 fans, our goal is 10,000. We post site updates/happenings, speedcubing news and videos, and more on a regular basis. If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions about Speedsolving.com, we'd love to hear them. Post them in the Help/Support forum.

Speedsolving.com Puzzle Shop

Checkout our latest products at our shop (shop.speedsolving.com), we ship worldwide!

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.

If you're interested in learning more about our shop and receiving our monthly newsletter, you can easily subscribe here. It only takes 30 seconds and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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.

Speedsolving.com Administration

© 2012, Speedsolving.com


Unsubscribe Instructions
You are getting this email as a member of Speedsolving.com who has opted to received admin emails. If you would like to not receive anymore emails from Speedsolving.com, login and go to your control panel options and uncheck Receive Email from Administrators.

Note: If you can't see this email or it is not formatted correctly, please click here to see the web version.