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German Open 2009 in Gütersloh

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Did you know:

- That I got a NR on Multi Blind on my first ever attempt?
- That the second cube I used was a really loose type A, because of which I had to go really slow?
- That I got +30 seconds on Multi because Ron was pissed off?
- That Mats, Hakan and I did a step solve around the table?
- That we got a 23.xx?
- That we also did 4x4 and 5x5, which both sucked?
- That Mats was insisting on doing a 7x7, but Hakan and I refused?
- That I had a 1:05 average on 4x4, without sub-1 singles?
- That I was pissed off that I couldn't get a sub-2 on 5x5, and then got 1:59.94?
- That the FMC scramble started with a 1x1x3 block?
- That a 2x2x2 block could be created in 3 moves?
- That I got 44 moves because I suck?
- That Erik was really confident he would win 4x4, but then finished second, despite his 39.83 solve?
- That I got a 5.26 average on 2x2, where I had never had a sub-6 average in my life?
- That my +2 on my last solve on megaminx cost me a place in the top-20 of the world?
- That Hakan was laughing at me because he had a 14.78 single and I had a 14.80 single?
- That I laughed at him really hard because I got a 14.66 in the finals?
- That nobody thought I would even make it to the finals?
 

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- That I got +30 seconds on Multi because Ron was pissed off?
That is not correct. You started 30 seconds later than the stopwatch, so we had to add 30 seconds to the registered time.
And yes, you were too late which is annoying to competition organisers.
 
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- That I had a 1:05 average on 4x4, without sub-1 singles?
What's so unique about that?
- That Erik was really confident he would win 4x4, but then finished second, despite his 39.83 solve?
1 Erik Akkersdijk 39.83 WR 48.41

Oh really?
- That my +2 on my last solve on megaminx cost me a place in the top-20 of the world?
20 Daniel Hayes 1:43.48
28 Maarten Smit 1:50.61

20 Simon Westlund 1:35.58
33 Maarten Smit 1:42.13

Oh really?
 
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- That I had a 1:05 average on 4x4, without sub-1 singles?
What's so unique about that?
- That Erik was really confident he would win 4x4, but then finished second, despite his 39.83 solve?
1 Erik Akkersdijk 39.83 WR 48.41

Oh really?
- That my +2 on my last solve on megaminx cost me a place in the top-20 of the world?
20 Daniel Hayes 1:43.48
28 Maarten Smit 1:50.61

20 Simon Westlund 1:35.58
33 Maarten Smit 1:42.13

Oh really?
First one: consistent.

Second one: insider :)

Third one: *back then...*
 

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- That I got +30 seconds on Multi because Ron was pissed off?
That is not correct. You started 30 seconds later than the stopwatch, so we had to add 30 seconds to the registered time.
And yes, you were too late which is annoying to competition organisers.
LOL! I had a feeling that it was not because you were pissed off. :p
 
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[Third one: *back then...*
You said it yesterday.... :)
If I did not get the +2 I would have had a 1:49.94 average, which would have put me #20 in the world at the time of the German Open 2009.

- That I got +30 seconds on Multi because Ron was pissed off?
That is not correct. You started 30 seconds later than the stopwatch, so we had to add 30 seconds to the registered time.
And yes, you were too late which is annoying to competition organisers.
LOL! I had a feeling that it was not because you were pissed off. :p
If I started 30 seconds later than the timer, wouldn't you have to subtract 30 seconds off my time?

And yes, I was too late, because I thought I would be notified when I had to start, like all the other events. Why would I have to go to you myself, when in all other events my name gets called?
 
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Did you know that:
* Arnaud hasn't been on the forum since German Open? (except for the weekly competition)
* Arnaud has a very big smile on his face right now after reading all the other did you knows?
* Arnaud actually missed the FMC event because he was distracted by a woman? (again)
* Arnaud thinks the amount of woman that will solve a big-cube in competition is going to rise pretty fast?
* Asking two random girls to get into a caravan on a shady/dark parking place almost worked? (Was it a record, or an experiment?)
* That Arnaud still feels really bad about seeing them run away, scared? (sorry, sorry, sorry)
* That pretty soon it will be 3 weeks without any cuber having stayed at my place? (that must be a record)
* That I suspect the reason for this is that it is now Joey's place?
* That Erik (who is a good and safe driver) now drives a/my Smart that is being held together by Duct tape? ;)
* That Arnaud is wondering what he will wear during his next competition: Pink PJ's or a suit?
* That Arnaud's new hobby is ..... running long distances?
* That Arnaud picked up that hobby after those two girls ran away faster than he could? ;)
* That Arnaud thinks coolmission has an appropriate user name?
* That the V6 and V7 events in the bar were held under the worst lighting conditions ever?
* That Arnaud didn't know about the
compete in naked solving while swimming across the pond?
event?
* That Arnaud bought a very expensive, beautiful, japanese puzzle box that didn't turn out to be a real puzzle box? :(
* That a floppy cube is a great tool for meeting women?
* That Arnaud lost 2 of his balls, but still has 3 left?
* That most people still think that Arnaud did learn all 21 PLL's? (it was an April's fools joke!)
* That he still needs to learn the 4 G's?
* That Arnaud really missed this forum and is glad to be back?
* That Arnaud is now going to do this weeks weekly competition, all in 1 go, after walking the dog?
 

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tim: It does? I thought you preferred a bike?
I still do, but i really like the simplicity of running.
At a bicycle there are a lot of parts you have to maintain regularly to feel fast and good on it.
For running you just need some shoes. And there isn't even bad weather. Running in the rain actually feels better than running during sunshine.
Another advantage of running:
You don't need to spend four hours cycling through the world to build up a proper endurance.
 
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