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I got about halfway through the weekly comp scramble then ran out of time. Suggestions?

D B2 D' R2 D2 B2 U' B2 F2 D2 L2 R' D' U' R' F2 D B R2 D L'

Premove L
B2 D F' D' F R F' //2x2x2 (7/7)
L2 B2 L2 U B U' B //F2L-1 (7/14)
//My last minute thing was U' R B' R' B U B U' B' U which led to AB5C but then I gave up because of time.
 
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I got about halfway through the weekly comp scramble then ran out of time. I still can't find a good ending. Suggestions?

D B2 D' R2 D2 B2 U' B2 F2 D2 L2 R' D' U' R' F2 D B R2 D L'

Premove L
B2 D F' D' F R F' //2x2x2 (7/7)
L2 B2 L2 U B U' B //F2L-1 (7/14)
I found
D B2 D' R2 D2 B2 U' B2 F2 D2 L2 R' D' U' R' F2 D B R2 D L'
Premove L2

D U2 F' B2//Eoline (4)
L D' L'//2x2x1 (3)
R' D2 R L' D2 L //left block (6)
R' D' R D R D2 R//F2l-1 (7)
D' R2 U R' D2 R U' R2//WV (8)

But G perm
 
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I got about halfway through the weekly comp scramble then ran out of time. Suggestions?

D B2 D' R2 D2 B2 U' B2 F2 D2 L2 R' D' U' R' F2 D B R2 D L'

Premove L
B2 D F' D' F R F' //2x2x2 (7/7)
L2 B2 L2 U B U' B //F2L-1 (7/14)
//My last minute thing was U' R B' R' B U B U' B' U which led to AB5C but then I gave up because of time.
I would just do F U R U' R' F' to leave 4 corners. (after 21 moves)
or change the F2L-1 step to: L2 B2 L2 U B U2 R B' R' B U B which leaves 5 corners (after 20 moves)
This is what I found now, but there could easily be something better.

Edit: IF says 32 for the L4C and 31 for the L5C.
 
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My solution for the FMC this week:
Scramble: U R2 D2 F' R' D' F2 L2 D' B2 L D U2 B2 F U2 D2 F B' L2

U' R B R B2 F U F2 U' R' F U' F' U F2 U2 R' U' R F R F2 U' B U F U' B' U' F2 U B U' F2 U B' U R' B' (39 moves)

Premove: B'
U' R B R B2//2x2x2 (5)
F U F2 U' R' F U' F' U F2//2x2x3 (10)
U2 R' U'//F2L-1 (3)
R F R F'//F2L (4)
F' U' B U F U' B' U//OLL (8)
U2 F2 U B U' F2 U B' U R'//PLL (10)
 

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Scramble: U R2 D2 F' R' D' F2 L2 D' B2 L D U2 B2 F U2 D2 F B' L2

Solve:
F R2 F2 B2 //2x2x1+B2
(F U2) //2x2
(R D L R' B2) //2x2x3, Premove B2
(B D B' F L F') //EO
(L2 D L D L2 D) //Blocks
(D' L' D L' D' L2 D) //Sune

Skeleton: F R2 F2 B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B D' B R L' D' R' U2 F' (26 HTM)
Final solve: F R2 F2 B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B L2 D' R' D L2 D' R B R L' D' R' U2 F' (32 HTM, 2 cancellations)

Insertions:
Skeleton: F R2 F2 B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B D' B R L' D' R' U2 F'

Found insertions:
F R2 F2 (F U F' D2 F U' F' D2) B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B D' B R L' D' R' U2 F'
F R2 F2 B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B D' (D L2 D' R' D L2 D' R) B R L' D' R' U2 F'
F R2 F2 B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B D' B R L' D' (F L2 F' R' F L2 F' R) R' U2 F'
F R2 F2 B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B D' B R L' D' R' U2 (D B D' F D B' D' F') F'

Found insertions cancelled:
F R2 F' U F' D2 F U' F' D2 B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B D' B R L' D' R' U2 F' (33)
F R2 F2 B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B L2 D' R' D L2 D' R B R L' D' R' U2 F' (32) => The chosen
F R2 F2 B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B D' B R L' D' F L2 F' R' F L2 F' U2 F' (32)
F R2 F2 B2 D' L2 D L D' L' D' L' D' L2 F L' F' B D' B R L' D' R' U2 D B D' F D B' D' F2 (33)
 

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WR-potential scramble from Sapporo Open 2014.

Scramble: U2 F2 U2 F' L2 U2 B' U2 B' D' R D B R' U2 F2 D' F2

I really hope you FMC guys try this scramble before I write my solution here.
Unfortunately I couldn't break WR.
24-move solution in 15 min, 21-move solution in 30 min, and no better solution was found in the remaining time. :(

EDIT:
Can you post your solution (in spoiler if you prefer)?
Solution: U2 R U R' D R U' B R2 L' B' R' B R2 L D' F D F' R L2 (21 moves)

Here is 15 min backup solution. (24 moves)

(Inverse)
Pre-scramble: U2 D'

2x2x2 block: L2 B'
F2L minus 1 slot: L R F' R' * F L'
Finish F2L: F' R' F
All but 3 corners: R2 U R F R' F' U'
Correction: U2 D'

Insert at *: R F2 R' B' R F2 R' B

Secondly, I found the following 21-move solution.

(Inverse)
Pre-scramble: U2 D'

Expand block: L2
Pseudo 2x2x3 block: R' F D' F' D
Pseudo F2L minus 1 slot: L' R2 B' R B L
All but 3 corners: R2 B' R'
Corner 3-cycle: R U R' D' R U' R' D
Correction: U2 D'

I still continued to search other solutions in the remaining time, but I couldn't find any better solution.
NB: jpbrc's solution is different from mine, although jpbrc's one seems more natural.
 
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WR-potential scramble from Sapporo Open 2014.

Scramble: U2 F2 U2 F' L2 U2 B' U2 B' D' R D B R' U2 F2 D' F2

I really hope you FMC guys try this scramble before I write my solution here.
Unfortunately I couldn't break WR.
24-move solution in 15 min, 21-move solution in 30 min, and no better solution was found in the remaining time. :(
The best I could find in one hour was a 22
On inverse with premove U2:
L2 B' R' F D'
F' R2 D R D' R (all but 4 corners in 12)

Skeleton for normal scramble and insertions:
U2 R' D R' * D' R2 F D F' + R B L2
+ = B L2 B' R B L2 B' R'
* = L' B L F2 L' B' L F2

Can you post your solution (in spoiler if you prefer)?
 

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WR-potential scramble from Sapporo Open 2014.

Scramble: U2 F2 U2 F' L2 U2 B' U2 B' D' R D B R' U2 F2 D' F2

I really hope you FMC guys try this scramble before I write my solution here.
Unfortunately I couldn't break WR.
24-move solution in 15 min, 21-move solution in 30 min, and no better solution was found in the remaining time. :(
15-minutes solution:
(Inverse with pre moves: D' U2)
L2 B' // 2x2x3 LOL
R' F D' F' D // F2L-1
U R U' R U R2 U' // AB3C (1 move cancel with premoves)

Skeleton: D U' R2 U' R' U R' U' D' F D * F' R B L2
*= D B' D' F D B D' F'

Solution: D U' R2 U' R' U R' U' D' F D2 B' D' F D B D' F2 R B L2 (21)
 

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Congratz to Javier :)
Anyone can share these solves?
Thank you Attila.
scrambles:
1. D B2 D' L2 B2 U' L2 D' U2 B2 F' L' R B2 D' F L B' D U'
2. R2 F' U R2 F' B2 R' L B U2 D2 B U2 R2 B D2 R2 B' U2
3. R2 D2 L2 U2 B2 L2 U2 F' L2 F2 D' U2 F L' D U' R U R' B2

(I'm sorry, I do not speak English) / (I use a translator).
 
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Thank you Attila.
scrambles:
1. D B2 D' L2 B2 U' L2 D' U2 B2 F' L' R B2 D' F L B' D U'
2. R2 F' U R2 F' B2 R' L B U2 D2 B U2 R2 B D2 R2 B' U2
3. R2 D2 L2 U2 B2 L2 U2 F' L2 F2 D' U2 F L' D U' R U R' B2

(I'm sorry, I do not speak English) / (I use a translator).
Bienvenidos :) ,
puedes compartir los soluziones tambien?
(si desea que se hagan públicos)
 

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WR-potential scramble from Sapporo Open 2014.

Scramble: U2 F2 U2 F' L2 U2 B' U2 B' D' R D B R' U2 F2 D' F2
My 33 min solution

U2 F2 U2 F' L2 U2 B' U2 B' D' R D B R' U2 F2 D' F2

Inv with premove U2
L2 B' R' F D' (F2L-1)
Switch
R' D R' D' R2 F (AB4C)

Skeleton: U2 R' D R' D' R2 F D F' R (^) B L2 (12)

(^) R' B L2 B' R B L2 B'

New skeleton: U2 R' D R' (^) D' R2 F D F' B L2 B' R B (14)

(^) L' B L F2 L' B' L F2

Solution: U2 R' D R' L' B L F2 L' B' L F2 D' R2 F D F' B L2 B' R B (22)

Kinda annoyed I couldn't cancel anything with the last insertion :p

EDIT: Wow I got the same solution as porky, insertions and all.
 

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My 28.67 official mean of 3 and 25 single from yesterday and today, (tied) winning average at Sébra 2014.

Scramble: D2 B2 F2 D' B2 U F2 R2 F2 D2 F U' B' R D2 L U R2 B2 U

2x2x2: L' D2 B2 D' B'
2x2x3: F' D L' F L
Switch, pseudo-F2L-1 and EO: D R D2 F' D
AB5c: R' F R F' R2 F'

Skeleton: L' D2 B2 D' B' F' D @ L' F L F R2 F R' F' # R D' F D2 R' D' (21)

@ = D' R D L2 D' R' D L2 (8-3)
# = F D' F' U' F D F' U (8-2)

Solution: L' D2 B2 D' B' F' R D L2 D' R' D L F L F R2 F R' D' F' U' F D F' U R D' F D2 R' D' (32)
Scramble: L2 B2 R B2 D2 L' F2 R B2 L2 D F R' U' B' U2 R2 D B' L2

Blocks: R B2 R2
Switch and 1x2x3: U L2
Another 1x2x2: R' F2 R2
AB3e3c: F' R B' D' F B' L B F' D2

Skeleton: R B2 R2 D2 F B' L' @ B F' D # B R' F R2 F2 R L2 U' (18)
@ = L B R' B' L' B R B' (8-6)
# = D' F D F2 B2 U' F' U F2 B2 (10-5)

Solution: R B2 R2 D2 F R' B' L' B R D F2 B2 U' F' U F2 B' R' F R2 F2 R L2 U' (25)
Scramble: R2 D R2 U R2 U2 R2 D2 F2 R2 F' U2 L' F' D U' B D' R U2

2x2x2: D R2 L' B2 L F'
Switch and pseudo-2x2x3: B U R2 U R
Switch and F2L-1: R2 B' R' U2
Switch and EO: L' B' L
F2L: B U B2 U'
LL: L B L' B L B2 L'

Solution: D R2 L' B2 L F' R2 B' R' U2 L B2 L' B' L B' L' U B2 U' B' L' B L R' U' R2 U' B' (29)

32, 25, 29 -> 28.67 mean.
The insertions at the 25 are just incredible. anyway, I'm very happy with my first official mean.
 

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Finally!! My first sub-30, done with this week' scramble (F2 B D R L F2 R' B' L2 U R2 L2 F R2 L D2 B' F2 L' U2 for those who don't know)

Scramble: F2 B D R L F2 R' B' L2 U R2 L2 F R2 L D2 B' F2 L' U2
Inverse scramble: (U2 L F2 B D2 L' R2 F' L2 R2 U' L2 B R F2 L' R' D' B' F2)

(R F) //Premoves
D' R' D' R B2 R' //2x2, Pre R'
R U R' U2 F2 U' F2 //2x2x3, Pre F'
B L' B' //F2L-1
B' U' B U L U L' //L3C

Skeleton: D' R' D' R B2 U R' U2 F2 U' F2 B L' B2 U' B U L U L' F' R'
Solve backup: D' R' D' R B2 U R' U2 F2 U' F2 B L' B2 U' B U L U L' F' R' B D' B' U B D B' U'

Insertion finding:

D' R' D' R B2 U (F' L F R2 F' L' F R2) R' U2 F2 U' F2 B L' B2 U' B U L U L' F' R'

Only one found

Final solution:

D' R' D' R B2 U F' L F R2 F' L' F R U2 F2 U' F2 B L' B2 U' B U L U L' F' R' (29 HTM, first sub 30)
 

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Scramble: L2 B2 R B2 D2 L' F2 R B2 L2 D F R' U' B' U2 R2 D B' L2

Blocks: R B2 R2
Switch and 1x2x3: U L2
Another 1x2x2: R' F2 R2
AB3e3c: F' R B' D' F B' L B F' D2

Skeleton: R B2 R2 D2 F B' L' @ B F' D # B R' F R2 F2 R L2 U' (18)
@ = L B R' B' L' B R B' (8-6)
# = D' F D F2 B2 U' F' U F2 B2 (10-5)

Solution: R B2 R2 D2 F R' B' L' B R D F2 B2 U' F' U F2 B' R' F R2 F2 R L2 U' (25)
It was an amazing solving process, and congatz on both single and average PBs!
Now I beat you in only mega avg, which is not my main event.
Since I'm not bad at SQ1 and FMC, it is really respectable for you to beat me in both events, and I'm trying to practice another event as long as won't beat me next time:p.
 

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It was an amazing solving process, and congatz on both single and average PBs!
Now I beat you in only mega avg, which is not my main event.
Since I'm not bad at SQ1 and FMC, it is really respectable for you to beat me in both events, and I'm trying to practice another event as long as won't beat me next time:p.
Thanks! I think I will improve my Megaminx average since I'd like to have a better sum of ranks, but you could learn BLD and get decent, I don't see myself getting very good at that.
 

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A fun 23 while skyping with friends plus Jay

normal: R2 F2 R2 D2 B L2 D2 U2 F U2 L D' F' L2 U F L' U B F2
inverse: F2 B' U' L F' U' L2 F D L' U2 F' U2 D2 L2 B' D2 R2 F2 R2

(n) L B U' L' D // 2x2x2 (5/5)
switch
(i)F U R U2 R // 2x2x3 (5/10)
(i)U F R' F R U2 F2 // L3C (7/17)

L' B U' L' D F2 U2 R' F' R F' U' R' U2 R' (F' U' B' U F U' B U) U' F' // cancels 2moves

Solution: L' B U' L' D F2 U2 R' F' R F' U' R' U2 R' F' U' B' U F U' B F' (23)

scramble: R2 F2 R2 D2 B L2 D2 U2 F U2 L D' F' L2 U F L' U B F2

L' B U' L' D // 2x2x2
F U' F' R F R // 2x2x3 + pair
U' R' D' F' D F' R F' // F2L
R' U2 R U R2 D' R U R' D R2 U (31)
 

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My attempt when skyping with lame people + notwalker

R2 F2 R2 D2 B L2 D2 U2 F U2 L D' F' L2 U F L' U B F2

L' B U' L' D (2x2x2)
F U' F' R2 (2x2x3)
R' F R U' R' F2 R F' (F2L-1)
L' U L (AB3C)

Skeleton: L' B U' L' D F U' F' R F R U' R' F2 R F' L' * U L (19)

* L' U R U' L U R' U'

Solution: L' B U' L' D F U' F' R F R U' R' F2 R F' L2 U R U' L U R' L (24)

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This week's FMC
Scramble: F2 B D R L F2 R' B' L2 U R2 L2 F R2 L D2 B' F2 L' U2

L' B' R2 B//2x2x2 (4)
F D R' D R D//2x2x3 (6)
Switch to inverse with premove F2,
R2 F U F' L F L' U' R U' R' U//F2L (12)
U' B2 D B D' B U//OLL (7)
U' R D' R2 U R' U' R2 U D R//PLL(11)

Final: L' B' R2 B F D R' D R D F2 R' D' U' R2 U R U' R2 D R' B' D B' D' B2 R U R' U L F' L' F U' F' R2 (37 moves)

EDIT: The LL looked cool so I looked up the optimal alg: L U L' F' L U' L2 U L F. Is this a popular 1LLL case?

Tips? Currently working on insertions and alternative LL methods.
 
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