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Disqualified/failed world records

Matt11111

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I've been working on a series of videos where I discuss the history of single world records in various events. I want to eventually make one of those for most events (probably leaving out 2x2 or doing an average video for that one, maybe Pyraminx too), and I like to talk about solves that either didn't count as records, were disqualified, or some other mishap took place on what would have otherwise been a world record. So I figured I'd make a thread to see what other solves I would include alongside the world records in future videos

So far I've done 3x3, 4x4, and 3BLD, and I'm currently halfway through editing the fourth episode, OH and feet. In those events there was stuff like
-Feliks Zemdegs twisting a corner on the last turn to DNF a 5.33 3x3 solve
-Jay McNeill dropping the cube while on world record pace and failing to get a sub-4
-Collin Burns' 5.21 misscramble (not that it would have been a world record because of Keaton Ellis and Lucas Etter later that day but y'know)
-Matyas Kuti's BLD records that were removed after being banned for cheating (I missed that one in the video but I got a comment pointing it out, whoops)
-Max Park's OH misscrambles (6.44 and 4.68)
 

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A few cases that come to mind.

Singles:

Raúl Martínez Redondo 1.00 +2 skewb single at Fuenlabrada Open 2018. WR at the time was 1.10 by Jonatan Kłosko.

Rasmus Stub Detlefsen 4.70+2 square 1 single at KMG Spring 2019. WR at the time was 5.00 by Vicenzo Guerino Cecchini - this was beaten by Tijmen van der Ree with 4.98 the next weekend.

E: Don't remember the comp unfortunately, but Jonatan Kłosko also had a pop on a 0.91 Skewb single sometime not long after the 0.93 WR.

There are a couple more on this page, https://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/index.php/List_of_World_Records/Disqualified:

Grzegorz Prusak 7.58/14.73 square 1 WRs in 2008, the 7 being a misscramble/extremely easy scramble.

Sebastián Pino Castillo 5.05 single and 6.63 average clock WRs disqualified due to scramble manipulation.
5.05:

Also not really a WR - Pierre Bouvier '3.00' clock single at World Championship 2017. WR at the time was 3.73 by Nathaniel Berg. Did a few random turns, stopped the timer and acted like it was a WR.
SS post: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/pierre-bouvier-3-00-clock-single.65661/

Averages:

Max Park 1:22.39 6x6 WR average DNF by moving camera in inspection at A Bruin Cube Day 2018.

I don't remember the competition unfortunately, nor whether this was a WR that could have been better or a WR fail, but one of Reto Bubendorf's FMC averages missed a (better) WR mean because he wrote something like U' D U' in the solution.

There are also a few references to disqualified records on the archived WCA forum:

Drew Brads' 2.90 pyraminx WR average at US Nationals 2014, the third solve was disqualified due to an unintentional move in inspection. World record at the time was 2.96 by Oscar Roth Andersen.
Post: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/archive/forum_topics/1194
Video:

Linus Fresz 24.00 FMC WR mean at Zonhoven Open 2016 DNFed as the first solution partially matched the inverse scramble. WR mean at the time was a multi-way tie at 25.00 moves.

Brandon Lin 9.47 square 1 WR average disqualified, along with the rest of the final, at Fantastic Manhattan 2016. Scrambles were left out at one of the solving stations. WR at the time was 9.90 also by Brandon.
Post: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/archive/forum_topics/2027
Video:
 
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A few cases that come to mind.

Singles:

Raúl Martínez Redondo 1.00 +2 skewb single at Fuenlabrada Open 2018. WR at the time was 1.10 by Jonatan Kłosko.

Rasmus Stub Detlefsen 4.70+2 square 1 single at KMG Spring 2019. WR at the time was 5.00 by Vicenzo Guerino Cecchini - this was beaten by Tijmen van der Ree with 4.98 the next weekend.

E: Don't remember the comp unfortunately, but Jonatan Kłosko also had a pop on a 0.91 Skewb single sometime not long after the 0.93 WR.

There are a couple more on this page, https://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/index.php/List_of_World_Records/Disqualified:

Grzegorz Prusak 7.58/14.73 square 1 WRs in 2008, the 7 being a misscramble/extremely easy scramble.

Sebastián Pino Castillo 5.05 single and 6.63 average clock WRs disqualified due to scramble manipulation.
5.05:

Also not really a WR - Pierre Bouvier '3.00' clock single at World Championship 2017. WR at the time was 3.73 by Nathaniel Berg. Did a few random turns, stopped the timer and acted like it was a WR.
SS post: https://www.speedsolving.com/threads/pierre-bouvier-3-00-clock-single.65661/

Averages:

Max Park 1:22.39 6x6 WR average DNF by moving camera in inspection at A Bruin Cube Day 2018.

I don't remember the competition unfortunately, nor whether this was a WR that could have been better or a WR fail, but one of Reto Bubendorf's FMC averages missed a (better) WR mean because he wrote something like U' D U' in the solution.

There are also a few references to disqualified records on the archived WCA forum:

Drew Brads' 2.90 pyraminx WR average at US Nationals 2014, the third solve was disqualified due to an unintentional move in inspection. World record at the time was 2.96 by Oscar Roth Andersen.
Post: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/archive/forum_topics/1194
Video:

Linus Fresz 24.00 FMC WR mean at Zonhoven Open 2016 DNFed as the first solution partially matched the inverse scramble. WR mean at the time was a multi-way tie at 25.00 moves.

Brandon Lin 9.47 square 1 WR average disqualified, along with the rest of the final, at Fantastic Manhattan 2016. Scrambles were left out at one of the solving stations. WR at the time was 9.90 also by Brandon.
Post: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/archive/forum_topics/2027
Video:
Whup, somehow didn't realize there was a page for this stuff on the wiki, thanks man
 

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will callan 100% turns the cube in inspection in his 1.23 nar, so I think it also should be disqualified
On which solve? I just watched the average. On the first solve he turns a layer maybe 1 degree as he picks it up - not something that's against the regs. On the last solve, it sounds like he does an R2, but if you slow the video down (either 0.25x speed or using , . to step through frame by frame) you can clearly see that he doesn't do any turns.
 
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