# Uncommon Method Competition | Submissions Open ! 160$in Prizes ! OP for Details ## Do you want to compete in the competition • Total voters 58 #### Silky ##### Member Welcome to the Uncommon Method Competition ! This is a competition to see who can get the fastest time with non-Big 4 methods ! There will be 160$ in prizes and we hope you will participate. This competition will be running until Feb 28th 2021.

Format:
1. The competition is split into 2 categories (1) experimental/novel methods and (2) hybrid/variant methods. Participants will choose a non-Big 4 methods to compete with and will be placed accordingly. Along with the Big-4 ZB and Freefop will not be allowed due to their similarity to CFOP. If you plan to participate please let us know what method you will be using. These are the current methods being used and their categories.
1.  Experimental/Novel​ Hybrid/Variant​ LMCF/Corners First​ ZBRoux/LLOB​ SSC/ECE​ Tripod​ Mehta​ LEOR​ HK​ PCMS​ Russo​ 42​ Waterman​
Rules:
1. Competitors will submit a video of their fastest average of 5 and or 12 using their chosen method. These submissions will be on a rolling basis, so as you get faster times to can update your video submissions accordingly. Submissions will end Feb 28th at 12:00 EST. Each submission should also contain the scrambles for each solve. The timer and scramble should be visible in the video.
Prizes:
1. The prizes will be split into 4 categories (1) Novel/Experimental average of 5, (2) Novel/experimental average of 12, (3) Hybrid/Variant average of 5, (4) Hybrid/Variant average of 12. The top 3 fastest results of each category will receive a cubicle gift card. 1st place will receive $20, 2nd,$15, and 3rd \$5 in each respective category.
2. Competitors will be limited to only one gift card. If one person were to win both fastest average of 5 and 12 in the Novel/Experimental category they would receive one first place prize and the second prize would go to next fastest competitor. Even if you don't place in the top 3 you still have a chance to win prizes !!

Check out this wiki page for an extensive list of methods here.

If you have any questions feel free to ask !
Good luck to all of our competitors

The fastest times in each method have a chance of being displayed in the Fastest Video of Each Method thread !

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#### LukasCubes

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Are we allowed to use the ZB method? It aint common.

#### Silky

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Are we allowed to use the ZB method? It aint common.
If ZB was included in the comp yes. To clarify there would be 10 categories. Method 1 average of 5 and 12, method 2 average of 5 and 12, etc. So the three that I have already are SSC, LMCF, and Waterman. If there was enough interest in ZB being added that would be included.

#### LukasCubes

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If ZB was included in the comp yes. To clarify there would be 10 categories. Method 1 average of 5 and 12, method 2 average of 5 and 12, etc. So the three that I have already are SSC, LMCF, and Waterman. If there was enough interest in ZB being added that would be included.
Ok so I dont know SSC but I know a little bit of LMCF and Waterman so am I allowed to use ZB or do I go for something like RDD of PDQF or what?

Edit: Maybe Petrus Francisco but probably not.

#### Silky

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Ok so I dont know SSC but I know a little bit of LMCF and Waterman
So the point is that you would have 2 months to submit your fastest average of 5 and or 12 video for any of the methods we collectively decide on. So if ZB wasn't included, no you couldn't use it. Does that make sense?

It isn't using any uncommon method because then it would really be a comp. If you have a fastest average of 5/12 for ZB you can submit it here

#### LukasCubes

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So the point is that you would have 2 months to submit your fastest average of 5 and or 12 video for any of the methods we collectively decide on. So if ZB wasn't included, no you couldn't use it. Does that make sense?

It isn't using any uncommon method because then it would really be a comp. If you have a fastest average of 5/12 for ZB you can submit it here
ok so i submit an Ao5 or 12 with either LMCF, SSC or Waterman then submit it here. Is that correct?

#### Silky

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ok so i submit an Ao5 or 12 with either LMCF, SSC or Waterman then submit it here. Is that correct?
As I said in OP, right now I'm looking to see if there is interest. If there is enough interest then I'd probably either update the thread or make a new one and there you would submit it, yes. And then, also, there would be 1-2 methods included by popular demand.

#### LukasCubes

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As I said in OP, right now I'm looking to see if there is interest. If there is enough interest then I'd probably either update the thread or make a new one and there you would submit it, yes. And then, also, there would be 1-2 methods included by popular demand.
ok so i am obsessed with the ZB method. I am planning to make it plain up my main method once i know full ZBLL but im only 81/493 so right now i only sometimes use ZB but mainly use CFOP. See if you can find other people interested in it because i have been.

#### Silky

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ok so i am obsessed with the ZB method. I am planning to make it plain up my main method once i know full ZBLL but im only 81/493 so right now i only sometimes use ZB but mainly use CFOP. See if you can find other people interested in it because i have been.
This is the purpose of this thread. If enough people want ZB then sure. I don't think this is likely because it would be insanely hard to learn full ZB in two months and otherwise you'd just be using CFOP which would defeat the purpose of the comp. One of the purposes of this comp is to encourage people to try out different/uncommon methods, not to use the ones they already know.

#### LukasCubes

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This is the purpose of this thread. If enough people want ZB then sure. I don't think this is likely because it would be insanely hard to learn full ZB in two months and otherwise you'd just be using CFOP which would defeat the purpose of the comp. One of the purposes of this comp is to encourage people to try out different/uncommon methods, not to use the ones they already know.
Ok I will try my best to learn all of them. I know 16.43% of ZBLL and it is 2 months from now so what percent will I need to get it up to to consider you to add it?

#### Silky

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Ok I will try my best to learn all of them. I know 16.43% of ZBLL and it is 2 months from now so what percent will I need to get it up to to consider you to add it?
(1) You'd need to learn at least all of ZBLL and or implement it in each solve. (2) You would need several other people to also be doing it. If you're the only person doing it, it isn't a competition.

#### LukasCubes

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(1) You'd need to learn at least all of ZBLL and or implement it in each solve. (2) You would need several other people to also be doing it. If you're the only person doing it, it isn't a competition.
ok got it

#### Silky

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ok got it
When you do finish learning full ZB feel free to submit videos here. Although Tao Yu will be hard to beat.

#### DNF_Cuber

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I might do LEOR but zubin park will crush me if he does it.

#### Silky

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I might do LEOR but zubin park will crush me if he does it.
What do you mean ?

#### DNF_Cuber

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I mean that I could do the LEOR method, but Zubin park is much faster with it than I am.

#### Silky

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I mean that I could do the LEOR method, but Zubin park is much faster with it than I am.
Is this in general ? or do you want LEOR included in the comp ?

#### DNF_Cuber

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yes. it is pretty good for how underused it is

#### Silky

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yes. it is pretty good for how underused it is
WHAT ? YES TO WHAT ?

#### DNF_Cuber

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yes I want it in the comp