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[Unofficial] Guildford challenge in 5:20.28 (3 man team)

Robert-Y

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Ok so, Daniel thought of a new challenge. The aim is to complete one solve for each official event in which you can attain an average in, with your team, as fast as possible. (This excludes magic and master magic.) Only one person needs to complete a solve for each individual event. This is our best attempt so far, we predicted we could get sub 5 if we practised just a bit more...

These events are: 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, OH, Feet, Mega, Pyra, Sq-1, Clock

Team: Daniel (kinch2002), James (mollerz), Me

Events covered by each individual and times (in order of completion):

Daniel: 6x6 (3:22), Feet (1:10?), Sq-1 (0:36), 2x2 (0:07)
James: Mega (2:08), 5x5 (1:57), OH (0:39), 3x3 (0:20), Clock (0:10)
Me: 7x7 (4:21), 4x4 (0:49), Pyraminx (0:09)

Basically, our strategy was to take care of the events which take the most time as soon as possible then work our way down to the smaller puzzles.
 
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The fastest team would have to have one phenomenal big cuber, one really good big cuber who is also good at all puzzles, and someone who is fast at feet, mega, and square 1.

I am thinking something like

Kevin Hays: 7x7(3:00), 4x4(35)= 3:35
Felik's Zemdegs: 6x6(2:10), 5x5(55), Square-1(15)= 3:30
Simon Westlund: Megaminx(45), Feet(1:00), Pyraminx(5), 3x3(10), 2x2(4), Clock(10), and OH(15)= 3:29

Could work I guess.
 

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This was the best solution I found, using official averages rounded to the nearest second. I'm moderately sure that it's optimal.
2 Yu 00:03
3 Lin 00:10
4 Yu 00:36
5 Faz 00:57
6 Faz 02:00
7 Lin 02:57
OH Faz 00:13
p Yu 00:04
s Yu 00:19
m Yu 00:57
c Yu 00:08
feet Yu 00:56

Faz 03:10
Lin 03:07
Yu 03:03
Finish time 03:10
 

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I got 3:10 as well with Lin, Faz and Simon. Can't see how you'd get much better than that.

EDIT: Just remembered I truncated the times rather than rounding them, so Daniel wins :p
 
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Is multi-tasking allowed? Like, doing something at the same time as feet. This is cool, we should do it as unofficial event at comps. I also wanna do BLD version at Edinburgh Open, who wants to join me?
Well we did consider doing othere events during feet, but decided it was against the spirit of a 'relay'. But then later we realised that having 3 people solving at once was also not very 'relay'-like so it became a 'challenge'. I'm not conviced it would help anyway as doing different algorithms (one at 10 times the speed of the other) can surely only confuse things?

BLD versions don't really work as it would rely too heavily on getting successes. I did, however, find a dream team for all 17 official events, in which I assumed that people would repeat their official single solves in bld events and that FMC would take 2 minutes for anybody. It's at home though so I'll post it later.
 
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