# Brussels Summer Open 2008

#### AvGalen

Nothing spectacular on the first day.

We only did:
Pyraminx (Erik averaged 6.86)
Megaminx (Erik again with another sub 1:10 and 1:14 average)
Magic (dont know the results, but Erik averaged ....... > 40 seconds )
Master Magic (dont know the results)
Fewest Moves (I DNF-ed, I think Clément wins)
4x4x4_blind (Erik DNF-ed twice)
multi-blind (Nothing like Dennis's amazing 29/30 +2)
2x2x2
square-1
Clock
6x6x6 and 7x7x7 (LOT's of POPs by everyone)

Sorry for not having details, more tomorrow

P.S. This is the scramble for FMC: R2 U2 R' B2 L B2 R' F2 L' D2 R2 F' R2 B' U R2 F2 L U F' R
I forgot to write it down last night

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#### CharlieCooper

Pyraminx (Erik averaged 6.86)
for goodness sake erik, can you not just let me beat you at *something*?? more fumbling please!

#### Ron

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3 world records broken today by you guess who.
4x4 single, 4x4 average, 5x5 average
1 world record almost broken today by you guess who.
3x3 average (one penalty killed a sub 11 average)

#### masterofthebass

god erik... just let me have 5x5. keep the 4x4 record from the japanese, but i just want 5x5.

#### TobiasDaneels

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Fun competition and great preparation for the EC in Bilbao in two weeks.

Erik was impressive on almost all events. The way he destroyed the 4x4 records, and the 5x5 average was superb.
In the 3x3 he was very unlucky to have a penalty twice (!) in the same average. If the last one wasn't a penalty, it would definately be sub-11 average.

My own performance wasn't always as hoped.
My aim to break the Belgian record 2x2 average was accomplished but I hoped for better times in the 3x3 rounds.

And having 5 times double parity in the 4x4 event doesn't make me happy either. :confused:

#### Rama

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And having 5 times double parity in the 4x4 event doesn't make me happy either. :confused:
And that's why I didn't do 4x4x4 there.

anyway, I was there only there today (sunday) I had a fun time, but I will not play the reaction ball game again, getting hit in the 'private area' and my glasses ain't no fun....
I arrived in Brussels on friday, and on saturday I did a few practise solves and then I went into the center to do some sightseeing wich was more nice then playing with a piece of plastic.

I LOL'ed when Erik DNF'ed his last 5x5x5 solve and I really warmed up this time for the 3x3x3 finals and it payed of, I did 12.42 average.

#### Doudou

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In the 3x3 he was very unlucky to have a penalty twice (!) in the same average. If the last one wasn't a penalty, it would definately be sub-11 average.
Not to be able to solve a cube is not a matter of luck at all !!!

#### Kenneth

##### Not Alot
Oliver did 6:36.68 for 7x7 in Sweden, what was the best time in Brussels?

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#### Erik

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My experience per event:
Pyraminx: 6.86 avg, very happy with this result. Only 3 polish guys and the mr Oka ahead of me actually thanks to Ron for giving me easy scrambles in training, he said you mostly get easy scrambles in competition too and it was true!
Megaminx: 1:14 avg, got 1 sub-10 because of an easy LL, nothing special.
Magic: 41 avg yes you read it correct, a DNF and a 1:59 helped. I got my *** kicked by Ron
Mmagic: 4.something avg: nothing good
FMC: good beginning, bad end. Too bad Arnaud didn't find a good solution.
2x2: 5.04 avg, crap, +2'd my last solve (3.71 -> 5.71)
Clock: 11, 13, 11 (DNF), missed the last one at 1 tick of the clock. Too bad, could've given me a nice avg but there is a next chance the next tournament. Finally improving at Clock again now that I have a good one!

6/7: 3:53 6x6 and 6:24 7x7, nothing good or special.

Sunday:

First 3x3: not warmed up correct, bad avg.
5x5: 1:25, 1:26, 1:24, 1:26, DNF -> 1:26 avg WR the 1:26 was actually a 1:19 but my cube got stuck!!!

3x3 second round: 11.64 avg THIS WAS HORRIBLE: 11.16, 10.66, (11.81+2), (10.18), 11.09+2!!!!! WTF, if I only had 1 plus 2 it would be WR avg! I was REALLY pissed after this!!

4x4: 56 (OP), 53 (O), 41, 45 (DP), 48 or 49 -> 49.03 avg This was awesome! After the first 2 I thought it would be another crap avg with loads of Pars, but then 41. And 45 with DOUBLE PAR , the 48 (or was it 49) made me go like: yay!

BLD: 2:19 on the first one, yay successfull!

Multi: 3/4 I should've tried 2 cubes the next attempt to win but I was too lazy.

4x4 BLD: DNF, DNF: first one was a complete disaster, 2nd one: centres solved 70% of edges were solved and most corners too. Getting closer each time..

DID you know??

It's special thanks to Sven Arnaud and Lars that I could be there?
I had to decide on saturday morning if I would go or not since I was/am ill?
I'm happy I went?
Ron has a nice way of letting gass escape?
He does this by saying: ok silence guys........
Lars has got a 'Felix' too???
He is over the moon with it?
Ron thought up the name for it?
It was named Spike, because this also means a peeking good single solve?
6x6 and 7x7 were not that cool to do in competition?
Jimmy Coll is back????
This was inevitable with a last name like this?
Rama has awesome music on his iPod?
Erik thanks Rama for lending me it to relax after the 2nd round of 3x3 and the 4x4?
Rama is good at not catching things?
Balls meet balls then?
This is not a pleasurable experience?

#### Kenneth

##### Not Alot
Oliver said "6:36 on 7x7x7 is nothing for Erik and probably he had a better time than me"

... that was correct

#### Erik

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Update:
I forgot:
got a 8.90 non-lucky in the first round at 3x3.

Also:
Did you know?
Belgian Dutch (Flemish) sounds so much nicer than normal Dutch
Also, when we are we think in a foreign country and want to say funny, good or bad things about it we mostly just say it in Dutch. We didn't really realise the people could just understand it xD
Or like Arnaud literally said at the kebab guy: no onions....

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#### pjk

Staff member
Nice results Erik. Dan, get that 5x5 WR back to America!

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Erik. Are you even human? That is amazing.

#### Erik

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Umm very, seeing a lot of errors too among the good results. Especially after the 3x3 2nd round I was very 'human' with mistakes in my solves and my behaviour after it. Also I was ill while cubing, although I must say I felt better at sunday. Altogether I think that qualifies me as a human being

#### CharlieCooper

Charlie was also a very often called option
i'm not blue though!

also, to comment on your results erik... i'm not sure there is anything you aren't capable of what a machine! maybe too much of a fumble on your 3x3 tho

#### masterofthebass

Nice results Erik. Dan, get that 5x5 WR back to America!
that's not going to happen anytime soon. Not only do I not have a competition lined up for the rest of this year, I'm horrible at 5x5

#### DennisStrehlau

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Nice results Erik. Dan, get that 5x5 WR back to America!
that's not going to happen anytime soon. Not only do I not have a competition lined up for the rest of this year, I'm horrible at 5x5
HORRIBLE?!
Arent you No 2 in avg and No 1 in single?!?!?!

YES, YOU ARE!!!

Greetings...Dennis