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UK Open 2011

Muesli

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I wouldn't agree with that.
James has a cool young fam and we are all friends and should support us.

In my opinion he is always welcome to bring his kids, since
1) it wasn't that bad at all and
2) his daughter rocks!

Sorry for posting sth grown up; I know, might not be the right place for that...
Oh, no. I wasn't talking about Elsie. She was lovely. I was talking about the other kids who ran around the tables during the 3x3 rounds screaming and bumping chairs. :)
 

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Oh, no. I wasn't talking about Elsie. She was lovely. I was talking about the other kids who ran around the tables during the 3x3 rounds screaming and bumping chairs. :)
Sorry, that was me - I got excited (I know, I look youthful - it's both a blessing and a curse)

EDIT: Damn! Ninja'd by JDL
 
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DYK,

My MM is no substitute (Sorry James) but I belive my v5 made quite a good substitute for Coggers?

Much Maru lubing of a 5x5 is not going to help you make the average cut. Its simply called denial ;)


Arnaud is a great teacher, AVG practice and pyra algs here I come. Thanks for your time mate

I eventually have a v7 with some promise, thanks to cube-a-holic.

I need to work on my cross, but this time round specifically team BLD cross. Cross done in 2 would be great if it were not for the fact the 2 was 2 minutes! I'm either incredibly inept (most likely) or James colour scheme is more confusing ythan beautiful. At least it raised a few laughs.

If you are unlucky enough to have me judge your 4x4 solve, chances are you are going to have double parity.

Agreed the cake was good, good enough for me to ignore my diet. Was tempted to steal Mollerz brownies whilst he was doing big BLD, he wouldn't have known anyway.

I sucked at most events but happy with 3x3 single, OH average, qualifying for 4x4 average, magic.

I shouldn't be allowed near D-Shepz when he is doing BLD. I judged his only 3bld DNF and filmed his 4BLD dnf for him.

Got my first ever sub 2 magic solve and +2'ed it.

My best placement was 7th in magic, the worst event for older hands. Go figure!

Did Arnaud keep to the rules of winning the hat and wear it all the way home? And if so did he wear the cube skirt as well?!

James's good lady might not have liked the cider boat. But I think my wife liked it even less by making me travel up both days on some pretense!

Signed, Elsie is definately cute.

When I said people could go for refreshments during my HTH solve, I meant it!

In my attempt to not lose any cubes or timers I managed to steal cube-o-holics stackmat timer? Luckly it got back to its rightful owner.

it looked like I had the DTs when I got to the 3x3 stage of all my 4x4 solves for some strange reason. Glad I went for the ss v3 in the end or those shakes would have dedges taking peoples eyes out if I'd used the D+M!

Was great meeting and chatting to PJK

Thanks for helping break in my ss 6x6 more Joey!

Thom's L6E in OH is sexy.

I managed to make some cube collection space for some new additions thanks to Mollerz and Maelstrom

Special thanks to Daniel, Severn Towns and Charlie for organising a great comp. Cannot wait until the next one.

My fund raising Movember moustache itched all weekend, cannot wait to shave the damn thing off.

Why exactly did Daniel lose his voice?

Was a pleasure to watch so many fantastic solves.

The brownies were good but the other cake was better!

All my cubes appear to have smoother edges than other peoples despite no external modding. Older hands with callouses maybe?

I realise it is going to be a completely different race getting sub 20 in comp compared to at home.

Was 12 drops of Maru the agreed amount for a ss 6x6 after much debate?

If James v7 was black I might have been tempted to take up mugging.

People who solve on blue cross should not do white F2L in team solving but luckily it was an easy case.

Through experimentation I managed to deduce the time it takes to complete all but the last step of an Ortega 2x2 solve, throw it uncontrollably into the crowd, retrieve it, sit back down and finish the solve. 16.88 seconds! :)

Awesome comp, awesome people, bring on the next.
 

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What were your 3x3 times Selkie?
Cannot remember exactly mate but iirc something like 23.x (bag of nerves), 23.x (bag of nerves), 22.x (calming to 1/2 a bag of nerves), 20.x, 16.71 non lucky. End average was a low 22.x, but no excuses, but need to improve for next comp :)

how did breandan do? what were his times/ averages?
Cannot remember exactly but best of 8.1x, 9.4x or 9.5x average in the final but someone else will undoubtedly have more accurate information :)
 

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Well I'd have been really happy with that 16 single. so well done :)
Thanks mate, I was pleased tbh, was nice to take something positive from that event, especially with putting so much into trying to get sub 20. Was also pleased with my 2.2x Magic avg, 1:33.xy 4x4 avg, 46.x OH avg.

At least I have set myself some attainable pbs to beat next comp :rolleyes: But for me it was the people who made UKO. If I have one regret it would be not having time to meet and spend time with more people :)
 

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changing some goals (single/avg):

2x2: <2.27/<3.5
3x3: <12/<14
4x4: <1:12/<1:20
5x5: <2:30/get one
OH: <25/<30
BLD: <3:00
4BLD: attempt it
Magic: <0.94/<1.05
Master Magic: dont have one/care
Pyraminx: <7/<10
Square 1: <40/<50
Clock: <11/<14
2x2: Nope/would have been 3.41 if I didn't admit to having the same scramble twice in a row.. so 3.50 :/
3x3: Yes/Yes
4x4: Yes/Don't think so
5x5: Yes/Yes
OH: Yes/Nope
BLD: 4:00.28 :/
4BLD: Nope lol
Magic: No/No
Master magic: lol
Pyraminx: lolno/lolno. best single was >12 lol
sqwun: Yep/yep
clock: nein/probably nein

oh look I forgot megaminx. I beat my PB single so its good.
 

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Agreed the cake was good, good enough for me to ignore my diet. Was tempted to steal Mollerz brownies whilst he was doing big BLD, he wouldn't have known anyway.

I managed to make some cube collection space for some new additions thanks to Mollerz and Maelstrom.
Someone actually ate half my brownie and I don't know who.

Also, 3 of the DIY GuHongs are missing the bits to join the corners up, the last DIY had all the corners and edges formed already. I presume this is unintentional because I am unable to build them :b
 
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