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Manchester Open 2016 (UK)

~Adam~

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I really hope nothing has been stolen. It would be the 1st I've heard of it at a UK comp but I know it has occurred elsewhere.

I hope it is the typical case of everyone having identical looking cubes and people accidentally picking up additional puzzles. Possibly the increase was due to so many new competitors who are not used to the situation. I'll stay optimistic for now.
 
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Bet y'all don't think I'm so strange for being so insistant to smother my cubes with my custom scheme and logo now, huuuh?

But seriously tho, while we're on this topic, can I just give everyone a friendly ask to not play around with my puzzles without asking for permission first? I mean I guess it's fine if we've been to a number of comps together and we're quite familiar with each other, but it still seems like really bad manners sometimes. I'm sure i'm not the only one to get irritated by strangers picking up my cubes and messing with them without consent to do so. It's not that I don't want anyone else touching my cubes; if you asked, I'd more likely than not be happy to let you try my cube.

A little 'please' and maybe 'thank you' isn't so hard. Thanks.
 

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Bet y'all don't think I'm so strange for being so insistant to smother my cubes with my custom scheme and logo now, huuuh?

But seriously tho, while we're on this topic, can I just give everyone a friendly ask to not play around with my puzzles without asking for permission first? I mean I guess it's fine if we've been to a number of comps together and we're quite familiar with each other, but it still seems like really bad manners sometimes. I'm sure i'm not the only one to get irritated by strangers picking up my cubes and messing with them without consent to do so. It's not that I don't want anyone else touching my cubes; if you asked, I'd more likely than not be happy to let you try my cube.

A little 'please' and maybe 'thank you' isn't so hard. Thanks.
I think I did this at the last cube meet where both you and I were present, sorry. :/
 

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Results are up, scrambles can be found on wcadb.net

Here's my 8.99+ reconstruction:

Scramble: F2 R2 F2 U2 L' U L F' D B' R B2 U F2 U L2 U' R2
z x // Inspection
R' D R' D2 // Cross
R' U2 R2 U R' // 1st Pair
U' L U2 L' U L U L' // 2nd Pair
R' U' R U' R' U R // 3rd Pair
U L' U L // 4th Pair
U' l' U2 L U L' U l // OLL
U' R U' R U R U R U' R' U' R√2 // PLLish

Saw the White-Red pair since it's super obvious. I knew doing this pair wouldn't move the Yellow-Orange edge, and I knew the Yellow-Orange-Blue corner would be somewhere in the top layer after doing the first pair. Also rotationless which I guess I didn't realise until now. 48HTM, so like 6.9TPS which is pretty reasonable for me.
 

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I'm sure a lot of the problem with missing cubes is just down to kids not paying attention to what they are doing. One "energetic" young lad even left a cube next to me while asking if I'd seen another one he'd lost and he was regularly picking up other people's cubes. There was no malice or larceny in his actions just a lack of care.
 

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I'm sure a lot of the problem with missing cubes is just down to kids not paying attention to what they are doing. One "energetic" young lad even left a cube next to me while asking if I'd seen another one he'd lost and he was regularly picking up other people's cubes. There was no malice or larceny in his actions just a lack of care.
Obviously this is the case in some scenarios. However there are cases where someone leaves a mat and timer and goes off to judge, and when he returns, they are both missing.

BONUS CONTENT: My 7s F2L in OH first round (Got a 17 on it)

Scramble: R' B U F2 R2 F L U F L F U2 R' F2 U2 D2 L2 F2 U2
z2 x // Inspection
U' z' U' R U' R' U // xcross
R U R' U' R x' z' R U' R' // 2nd pair
R' U' R // 3rd pair
y' U' R U R' // 4th pair
r' U' r R' U' R U r' U r // OLL
U2 R U' R' U' R U R D R' U' R D' R' U2 R' U' // PLL
 

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There's no excuse for that.
Yet it happens all the time. I don't mind when people sit and use my timer but often enough it leaves the table. Make sure you put your name on your timer so at least it can be returned to you easily if a mistake occurs.

If you don't want people to use your cubes you should get into the habit of keeping them in a bag when you are not using them.

If you don't want someone accidentally taking you puzzles you really should consider making them unique. Get some personalised logo stickers or swap out a side for an irregular shade.

I have never lost a puzzle at a comp or meet but you don't have to go to my extreme lengths to hold onto your stuff =)
 

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Obviously this is the case in some scenarios. However there are cases where someone leaves a mat and timer and goes off to judge, and when he returns, they are both missing.

BONUS CONTENT: My 7s F2L in OH first round (Got a 17 on it)

Scramble: R' B U F2 R2 F L U F L F U2 R' F2 U2 D2 L2 F2 U2
z2 x // Inspection
U' z' U' R U' R' U // xcross
R U R' U' R x' z' R U' R' // 2nd pair
R' U' R // 3rd pair
y' U' R U R' // 4th pair
r' U' r R' U' R U r' U r // OLL
U2 R U' R' U' R U R D R' U' R D' R' U2 R' U' // PLL
Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but the 2nd pair doesn't seem right here. I can see the xcross getting formed on the U Face but then lose track.

alg.cubing.net reconstruction: https://alg.cubing.net/?setup=R-_B_U_F2_R2_F_L_U_F_L_F_U2_R-_F2_U2_D2_L2_F2_U2&alg=z2_x_//_Inspection U-_z-_U-_R_U-_R-_U_//_xcross R_U_R-_U-_R_x-_z-_R_U-_R-_//_2nd_pair R-_U-_R_//_3rd_pair y-_U-_R_U_R-_//_4th_pair r-_U-_r_R-_U-_R_U_r-_U_r_//_OLL U2_R_U-_R-_U-_R_U_R_D_R-_U-_R_D-_R-_U2_R-_U-_//_PLL
 

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Yet it happens all the time. I don't mind when people sit and use my timer but often enough it leaves the table. Make sure you put your name on your timer so at least it can be returned to you easily if a mistake occurs.

If you don't want people to use your cubes you should get into the habit of keeping them in a bag when you are not using them.

If you don't want someone accidentally taking you puzzles you really should consider making them unique. Get some personalised logo stickers or swap out a side for an irregular shade.

I have never lost a puzzle at a comp or meet but you don't have to go to my extreme lengths to hold onto your stuff =)
I remember I used to mark on of the screws with sharpee so if I lost it no one knows I marked them and get rid of the marking. But now I just keep them in the bag unless I need them. Tried taking my 5x5 for a bit, don't know where to leave it when I went to do judging and other thing, then proceed to forget where I left it.
 
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