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Mo v Critic Team League - Week 5

Which Team is Going to Win?

  • Team Critic

    Votes: 14 60.9%
  • Team Mo

    Votes: 9 39.1%

  • Total voters
    23

Mo_A2244

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My times - Week 3:
1 - 15.85
2 - 20.21
3 - 14.69
4 - 22.75
5 - 16.23
Average - 17.43
My Progress:
I have to admit, this has been my strongest average, reaching my personal best! The personal best being of 14.69! I have made a lot of progress throughout this week so I am glad that I achieved my personal best. How did I do this? Well, seeing as though @Username: Username: challenged me to learn full PLL in a day on my status, I ended up learning 3 algorithms in a day which I had never done before. Along with this, in my PB solve, I managed to get a PLL that I knew, so I 'spammed' TPS (turns per second) on that algorithm and managed to achieved a sub 15 solve. The F2L algorithms were fairly easy, but would've been even quicker if I had learnt Intuitive F2L fully, meaning I would've made some pairs a lot quicker, however, the speed of my turns made up for that.

This has been my best week so far of the competition, completing an average under 18 seconds, seeing as though I am sub 23, this is a big achievement for me. However, I can not yet fully say that I am sub 20, but with practise, hopefully, this'll come soon!
I also realised how well everyone is improving throughout weeks of this competition so i'd like to say a well done to everyone who is competing, and an even bigger well done for those who have actually improved throughout this as well. Good Job!


Averages:
Week 1 - 21.01
Week 2 - 22.61
Week 3 - 17.43

A bit all over the place but an improvement nonetheless!

Happy Cubing!
MoTheCuber
 
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JTM007

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Feb 6, 2020
Messages
43
I was looking forward to participating in this but in doing it no more because the results aren't getting posted up so it seems like no one is taking it serious anymore.
 

Zain_A24

Member
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Messages
264
I was looking forward to participating in this but in doing it no more because the results aren't getting posted up so it seems like no one is taking it serious anymore.
Hello JTM007. Results for Week 2 were posted several days ago. Since it is the start of week 4, I am working on posting week 4 scrambles and week 3 results.
 

Zain_A24

Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2019
Messages
264
I can't seem them. It says coming soon
Week 2 Results are now up.

Week 2
Best Singles
1 - SpeedCuberSUB30 - 15.52 (LR Single)
2 - JusteenLei_05 - 16.26
3 - SpeedCuberSUB30 - 16.63

Best Averages
1 - LiamSquirrell - 18.86
2 - SpeedCuberSUB30 - 20.30
3 - JusteenLei_05 -

Best of Team CRITIC:
1 - LiamSquirrell
2 - SpeedCuberSUB30
3 - Zain_A24

Best of Team MO:
1 - JusteenLei_05
2 - Mo_A2244
3 - JTM007

Huge congrats to LiamSquirrell for winning his second week in a row, collecting a max score of 36 points. SpeedCuberSUB30 has set the League Record Single of 15.52 and LiamSquirrell has set a new League Record Average of 18.86 (although these will soon change)

Good luck to everyone competing in Week 3, which we have until Sunday to compete in.
It must have got buried under the new posts. I'll update the opening post with the details.
 

Zain_A24

Member
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Messages
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Week 4 Scrambles
1. L' B' U' L2 B2 D2 L' B F2 U' F2 U' L2 D L2 F2 D2 F2 U' F2
2. U2 L' B2 U F' R2 D2 B L R2 B' D2 F U2 F' U2 B2 U2 L2 U2 R2
3. D' B2 L2 R2 D U2 L2 U F2 R2 F U2 R' D L D L U2 F
4. F D2 L' U2 R F2 R D2 F2 L D2 B2 R2 B' R F' D F' L R2
5. F' D' L' F B2 D2 L' F2 L2 D' F2 U2 R2 U F2 U' B2 R2 B2 F

Week 3 results will arrive shortly. Just waiting on a couple of people.
 

Mo_A2244

Member
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Messages
49
Hello Everyone,
Me and @Zain_A24 are working on some new visuals.
You can find them here
Let us know what you think about them and whether or not we should use them in the competition.

Hello Everyone,

My 3rd Week Progress:
This week was the best week of this competition for me, and hopefully for other people too. Some people got Personal Bests, some got Personal Best Averages such as myself. This is an in-depth progress report about my progress through this week, this week being the best week I had.

To begin with, I would like to mention how @Username: Username: pushed me to learn the rest of PLL in one day, the rest of PLL being 5 or 6 algorithms, these being the G Perms, which I learnt last due to their difficulty and how 'annoying' they're to some people, including myself. Along with this, I am going to learn the N permutations last, again.. due to their difficulty. However, I had learnt 4 of the 5 or 6 algorithms that I needed to learn in one day. Unfortunately, that did not happen in one day, however, I am still close to learning full PLL and moving onto (finally) the OLL algorithms, some of which I already know.

In addition to this, I came across someone named @Zubin Park who told me our (me and @Zain_A24) reviews were good, which gave me the 'moral boost' that I needed to do my times the next day.

Fast forward to the next day, and I pick up my Meilong 3x3, and begin to do some times. The times were decent, good even as they reached sub 20 sometimes and sometimes sub 23.

However, when I thought to begin the times for the week, no way did I expect my best average of 5, a Personal Best of 14.49 and a potential weeks 1st place! I was amazed at the improvement that I had achieved, however, I am not yet fully sub 20, which hopefully I will achieve by the end of July!

Fast forward to today and Week 4 scrambles are up here.
I wonder what I will get???

Also, a great congratulations to @LiamSquirrell and @SpeedCuberSUB30 who both got their personal bests in competition:
LiamSquirell achieving an 11.54 time and SpeedCuberSUB30 getting a 10.37+ (a potential 8 second solve!).

Again, a big well done to everyone who has improved throughout this competition!

Keep Cubing!
Mo_A2244
#MoTheCuber
 
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Zubin Park

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May 27, 2020
Messages
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Hello Everyone,

My 3rd Week Progress:
This week was the best week of this competition for me, and hopefully for other people too. Some people got Personal Bests, some got Personal Best Averages such as myself. This is an in-depth progress report about my progress through this week, this week being the best week I had.

To begin with, I would like to mention how @Username: Username: pushed me to learn the rest of PLL in one day, the rest of PLL being 5 or 6 algorithms, these being the G Perms, which I learnt last due to their difficulty and how 'annoying' they're to some people, including myself. Along with this, I am going to learn the N permutations last, again.. due to their difficulty. However, I had learnt 4 of the 5 or 6 algorithms that I needed to learn in one day. Unfortunately, that did not happen in one day, however, I am still close to learning full PLL and moving onto (finally) the OLL algorithms, some of which I already know.

In addition to this, I came across someone named @Zubin Park who told me our (me and @Zain_A24) reviews were good, which gave me the 'moral boost' that I needed to do my times the next day.

Fast forward to the next day, and I pick up my Meilong 3x3, and begin to do some times. The times were decent, good even as they reached sub 20 sometimes and sometimes sub 23.

However, when I thought to begin the times for the week, no way did I expect my best average of 5, a Personal Best of 14.49 and a potential weeks 1st place! I was amazed at the improvement that I had achieved, however, I am not yet fully sub 20, which hopefully I will achieve by the end of July!

Fast forward to today and Week 4 scrambles are up here.
I wonder what I will get???

Also, a great congratulations to @LiamSquirrell and @SpeedCuberSUB30 who both got their personal bests in competition:
LiamSquirell achieving an 11.54 time and SpeedCuberSUB30 getting a 10.37+ (a potential 8 second solve!).

Again, a big well done to everyone who has improved throughout this competition!

Keep Cubing!
Mo_A2244
#MoTheCuber
Glad to see that I gave you the motivation to keep going!
 
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Also, a great congratulations to @LiamSquirrell and @SpeedCuberSUB30 who both got their personal bests in competition:
LiamSquirell achieving an 11.54 time and SpeedCuberSUB30 getting a 10.37+ (a potential 8 second solve!).
Thanks Mo.

Let us know what you think about them and whether or not we should use them in the competition.
Dude,it's great but if you could add my name that would be better.

Also pls post week 3 results...it's Tuesday now.
 

Mo_A2244

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Messages
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Dude,it's great but if you could add my name that would be better.
Sorry, I didn't realise you weren't there, I will definitely update that.

Also pls post week 3 results...it's Tuesday now.
We were waiting on a few people, however, Week 3 Results wilk be posted soon, with or without their times.
Thanks Mo.
Your welcome, your time was amazing as well as the time @LiamSquirrell did.

Dude,it's great but if you could add my name that would be better.
I have updated the 'moving animation leaderboard' and included your name @SpeedCuberSUB30

I have updated the leaderboard with Week 3 RESULTS!
You can find it here
 
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Zain_A24

Member
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Messages
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Week 3 RESULTS:
Week 3 was certainly very interesting. We saw many cubers beat their personal bests and even beat some League Records in the process.

Main Highlights of Week 3
- SpeedCuberSUB30 10.368 Single
- LiamSquirrell 11.540 Single
- Mo_A2244 League PB 14.690 Single
- Gelignite16 pulling away from mid-field

- Mo_A2244 Beating the League Average Record - 17.430 (previously held by Liam Squirrell - 18.86 Week 2)
- Gap closed to only 6 PTS between top two
- Both teams TIE this week, each gaining 36 PTS.
Best Singles:
1 - SpeedCuberSUB30 - 10.368 (LR Single - awaiting confirmation)
2 - LiamSquirrel - 11.540
3 - Mo_A2244 - 14.690

Best Averages
1 - Mo_A2244 - 17.43 (Average Record)
2 - SpeedCuberSUB30 - 18.27
3 - LiamSquirrell - 18.41

Team of the Week - TIE (Both gained 36 PTS)
Winner of Team Critic - SpeedCuberSUB30 (15PTS)
Winner of Team Mo - Mo_A2244 (18 PTS)
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I have also put together the Top 100 Singles of the leagues so far:
#NameWeekTime
1​
SpeedCuberSUB30
3​
10.368​
2​
LiamSquirrell
3​
11.54​
3​
Mo_A2244
3​
14.69​
4​
SpeedCuberSUB30
2​
15.517​
5​
Mo_A2244
3​
15.85​
6​
Mo_A2244
1​
16.13​
7​
Mo_A2244
3​
16.23​
8​
justeen.dioso.05
2​
16.26​
9​
SpeedCuberSUB30
3​
16.556​
10​
SpeedCuberSUB30
2​
16.63​
11​
LiamSquirrell
1​
16.86​
12​
Mo_A2244
1​
17.39​
13​
JusteenLei_05
3​
17.487​
14​
LiamSquirrell
1​
17.57​
15​
Mo_A2244
2​
17.87​
16​
JusteenLei_05
3​
17.959​
17​
LiamSquirrell
1​
18.19​
18​
LiamSquirrell
3​
18.25​
19​
justeen.dioso.05
1​
18.39​
20​
LiamSquirrell
3​
18.41​
21​
LiamSquirrell
3​
18.57​
22​
LiamSquirrell
2​
18.59​
23​
SpeedCuberSUB30
3​
18.631​
24​
LiamSquirrell
2​
18.66​
25​
Zain_A24
3​
18.8​
26​
Zain_A24
3​
18.83​
27​
LiamSquirrell
2​
18.92​
28​
LiamSquirrell
2​
18.99​
29​
Zain_A24
2​
19.09​
30​
Mo_A2244
1​
19.59​
31​
SpeedCuberSUB30
3​
19.629​
32​
Mo_A2244
2​
19.67​
33​
Zain_A24
3​
19.76​
34​
Zain_A24
2​
20.09​
35​
Mo_A2244
3​
20.21​
36​
Zain_A24
1​
20.34​
37​
Zain_A24
1​
20.41​
38​
justeen.dioso.05
1​
20.43​
39​
justeen.dioso.05
1​
20.63​
40​
LiamSquirrell
2​
20.66​
41​
justeen.dioso.05
2​
20.7​
42​
Zain_A24
2​
20.71​
43​
SpeedCuberSUB30
3​
20.757​
44​
justeen.dioso.05
2​
20.94​
45​
SpeedCuberSUB30
1​
20.99​
46​
JusteenLei_05
3​
21.07​
47​
justeen.dioso.05
2​
21.09​
48​
EngineeringBrian
2​
21.12​
49​
SpeedCuberSUB30
1​
21.23​
50​
LiamSquirrell
3​
21.26​
51​
SpeedCuberSUB30
1​
21.3​
52​
JusteenLei_05
3​
21.342​
53​
LiamSquirrell
1​
21.81​
54​
EngineeringBrian
1​
21.95​
55​
EngineeringBrian
1​
22.04​
56​
Mo_A2244
2​
22.09​
57​
SpeedCuberSUB30
2​
22.135​
58​
SpeedCuberSUB30
2​
22.137​
59​
JTM007
2​
22.19​
60​
SpeedCuberSUB30
1​
22.34​
61​
JusteenLei_05
3​
22.386​
62​
Zain_A24
1​
22.42​
63​
Zain_A24
3​
22.49​
64​
EngineeringBrian
1​
22.57​
65​
JTM007
1​
22.63​
66​
Mo_A2244
3​
22.75​
67​
SpeedCuberSUB30
2​
22.992​
68​
SpeedCuberSUB30
1​
23.11​
69​
JTM007
2​
23.31​
70​
Zain_A24
1​
23.32​
71​
Gelignite16
2​
23.381​
72​
Gelignite16
2​
23.465​
73​
justeen.dioso.05
1​
23.59​
74​
EngineeringBrian
1​
23.91​
75​
Gelignite16
2​
23.938​
76​
Gelignite16
1​
23.95​
77​
justeen.dioso.05
2​
24.41​
78​
Zain_A24
2​
24.77​
79​
Gelignite16
3​
25.036​
80​
justeen.dioso.05
1​
25.25​
81​
Gelignite16
1​
25.31​
82​
Zain_A24
2​
25.32​
83​
Gelignite16
2​
25.321​
84​
EngineeringBrian
2​
25.67​
85​
Gelignite16
3​
25.677​
86​
JTM007
1​
25.98​
87​
Mo_A2244
1​
26.05​
88​
Mo_A2244
2​
26.07​
89​
LiamSquirrell
1​
26.3​
90​
JTM007
1​
26.32​
91​
Zain_A24
3​
26.5​
92​
JTM007
2​
26.52​
93​
Gelignite16
3​
26.602​
94​
Gelignite16
1​
26.62​
95​
Mo_A2244
2​
26.64​
96​
Big Aces
2​
26.73​
97​
Gelignite16
3​
26.899​
98​
EngineeringBrian
2​
27.13​
99​
Gelignite16
2​
27.15​
100​
EngineeringBrian
2​
27.31​
This data can also be found on this Google Sheet:
 
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Zain_A24

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Messages
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What does 'LR Single - awaiting confirmation' mean?
I'm assuming League Record
That is correct. It is the fastest single of the leagues thus far.
If im guessing correct, i think because of how quickly you done it, they want confirmation on your moves and notations.
Yes. Since the solve was done with such a level of deviation from his other times as well as everyone else's solve on the same scramble, it makes sense to follow up to verify its credibility.

@SpeedCuberSUB30, we spoke briefly in a private message and I hope you found my follow-up response informative and insightful, if not I shall provide a quick recap here.

To use X Cross, keyhole, multislotting at around 20 seconds is amazing. To have completed F2L within 5 seconds is all the more impressive, and if you spotted AUF that would have been even more outstanding. The solve was around 48 hours after Liam's impressive 11 second solve, so I am just making sure this solve was valid so that it is not taking anything away from Liam's amazing achievement, and I want to confirm that it was pure luck that the execution was a simple one, including events such as pre-made F2L pairs or lookahead during inspection etc.

Many Thanks
Zain - Speed Cube Critic
 
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So guys here is the reconstruction:
3 - L2 U B' U2 F' L2 D2 F2 L' R2 F' L2 B' D2 F' B U2 R' D U B L' D' U2 L2
y // Inspection
F R' D2 R' D' L2 // cross
y' L' U L y' L U L' U L U' L' // 1st Pair
y U' L' U2 L2 U L' // 2nd Pair
U' L' U L // 3rd Pair
y L' U2 L U' L' U L // 4th Pair
U' M' U M U2 M' U M // OLL
U // PLL/AUF

Total Moves(including rotations) = 44
So TPS= 4.4 TPS
Guys please don't reply saying that this is impossible...How can I have a TPS of 4.4 but guys I need you to tell that after practicing for about 5 hours...I was desperate for a good time.
 
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