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US Nationals 2012 (Las Vegas)

flee135

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wow, what an amazing specimen of woman in that picture at the top!!!!!!

on a more serious note, this is one of the most germane and factually accurate news articles about cubing I've ever read. I imagine this is indicative of a higher level of journalism in general at the New York Times than at some local newspaper in Armpit, Minnesota.


It's nothing. Thompson was trolling when he put that in his accomplishments. :)
I'm a little hurt that Tyson read all of Thompson's trolls out loud, but refused to read the awesome stuff I wrote down for Andy...


- that Berkeley might try to organize a Berkeley Fall on September 2 as a mini-Nats reunion?
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- Jeremy's backpack was surreptitiously filled with ads for hookers and blow?
- ...and we still don't know who did it?
1. one week sooner please - I am going back to school on September 1 k thanks
2. they weren't ads for hookers and blow; they were those baseball cards except with strippers instead of baseball players. I suppose those are basically the same thing, though.
 
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- There were a couple of new things we tried this year. Some worked, some didn't. What was your opinion on these changes? (e.g. T-shirt vendor, seminars, unofficial competition, etc. Especially the T-shirt vendor because that's a project I'm in charge of and I want to know your thoughts!)
The seminars and the unofficial competition were both awesome. :) I look forward to more of that in future competitions. The only thing that bothered be about the unofficial competition was the "best of 1" and "mean of 3" formats. Best of 3 would have been a lot nicer for events like Team BLD and Team solving, and average of 5 would have been a lot nicer for skewb. There were obviously some issues with having enough time to hold everything, so hopefully if you decide to run an unofficial competition again there will be more time to hold all the anticipated events.


- How did a ton of people find out about the penthouse suite last night? It was supposed to be a score-checking staff gathering, but we somehow got a ton of random people.
Word of mouth. I heard it from someone who heard it from someone, etc. I don't know who's responsible for giving your room number away in the first place. :p

- How many hours of sleep did you get from Thursday to Monday?
15 I think. Much better than last year, which was probably 2 hours over 4 days.
 
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I guess I have a few DYKs

Did you know. . . . .

I was mistaken for Collin Burns at least twice?
The pool area at the Riviera played surprisingly good music?
Ernie Pulchny had me on his back for at least an hour throughout the competition?
Slender?
Mitches Please?
Voice crack? (Worse than Zach Goldman's)

I'll try to think of more later.
 

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Woot. DYK time.

DYK....
-I was stuck waiting in the lobby of the Riv for an hour while there were meetups in progress?
-Mitch was at my baggage carousel and I didn't see him?
-Planes that are Phoenix -> Vegas are full of drunk people?
-It was a party plane?
-I tried to 4BLD on it?
-It was closer than all my attempts at the comp?
-On Thursday, I realized how mean I was?
-I like to scream while judges are doing BLD?
-Mitch hates ALL my cubes unless they are oriented properly when he receives them?
-Sarah played mother when a 9 year old came to our table?
-She doesn't know this?
-Chris Olson broke his wrist?
-I used my magical powers to heal it?
-I hate pyraminx but still made it to finals?
-I almost vomited 4 times because of nerves before 2x2?
-...even though I knew I was going to make it to the next round?
-Anthony didn't make it to 2x2 finals?
-My cubes don't pop until Nationals?
-My square-1 popped like a lot.
-I failed at sq-1 ;_;
-I had to do OH after solving 100 store boughts?
-It hurt?
-I don't get Roman Rooms?
-I tried a 3 cube multi bld with the comp room 3 times as a memo method?
-Dan likes that his name is on the back of my shirt?
-I blame Mitch's x-cube for my 4BLD fails?
-...even though it didn't even do anything wrong?
-I DNF'd a clock solve because all the clocks are at 6?
-...which I don't think should count?
-...even though I know it should?
-Bob likes to fix master magics?
-...and those include mine?
-To Bob, "Me Gusta" = "Creepy eyeballs"?
-Thom creepily tried to read my name on my nametag for like 5 seconds?
-I just told him, and he hugged me?
-He gives nice hugs?
-Brest walked up to me on Thursday, and said that he knew me?
-It was awkward because I didn't know who he was?
-And now I feel like an ***** because I could have talked to him all day?
- I got a 12.4 DNF in 3BLD?
- I finally got a sub 10 in comp?
- Feet is actually REALLY fun?
- Calvin Le has the coolest slow-mo camera ever?
- Sarah's doll didn't freak me out?
- 2 flips in BLD kill me?
- Steven's penthouse was smaller than I thought, until I realized there was a second floor?
- Helicopter?
- Chris and John like to chase me around with a slap-band thing?
- Chris was all nice and didn't kill me with it?
- I got 3rd in 2x2?
- When I should've gotten second?
- ...because I +2'd and almost just left the room?
- Edward Lin doesn't stop smiling?
- He claims it's genetic?
- I got 2x2 BLD WR?




Also, are the Unofficial Comp results going to be posted anywhere?
 

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Woot. DYK time.

DYK....
-I hate pyraminx but still made it to finals?

Also, are the Unofficial Comp results going to be posted anywhere?
I hate pyraminx too, and I made it to finals. Many people can confirm this too if you don't believe that I hate pyraminx :p

I'm going to see if I can get the results on the website, but I have to sort some things out first.
 

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First of all, I want to thank Tyson, Tim, and all of the staff for an amazing competition. There were a few quirks, but overall this has been the best nationals yet. The venue was amazing, and I'm excited for next year!

So now, without further ado,
Did you know...

...that Brest is awesome?
...really, really awesome?
...that Las Vegas is hot?
...really, really hot?
...even at night?
...I DNFed my last solve in 3x3 first round because I didn't start the timer, and still got a PB average with a counting sup20
...I did the same exact thing in Square-1 finals, DNFing the second solve but still winning with a counting 22
...every cube I own has popped on me multiple times this weekend
...Breandan has walked 30 minutes in the hot sun to get taco bell, at least 3 times this weekend.
...Rowe lost 40 lbs eating nothing but beefy crunch burritos
...Weston is bald
...I narrowly avoided Rowe and Anthony's fate because my card was declined
...Rowe punched Thom in the face
...I got free pizza by giving the girl in the food court a cube
...more to come later, breakfast now.
 

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Does anyone know what the scramble was for the fifth solve of the one-handed semi-final or who I should ask about it?
There were two groups.

Group A- F D2 F' D2 F' L2 F U2 F' U' B' U2 R' D B F D' L' F U2
Group B- R D L F R' F' B' D2 F R2 D' L2 B2 D F2 U' R2 D' L2 D'

Not sure which one you need but it was certainly one of those two.
 

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Can I get the first and third scrambles for 3x3 2nd round. I was in the fast heat (probably heat 6), with Yumu, Rowe, Austin Moore, etc.
thanks
About to board my flight so if these aren't right we'll make the scrambles available somewhere else when I get home.

1) R2 U2 L2 U' F2 D' B2 R2 U L2 R2 F' L B2 U2 B' L' U' R D2

3)U2 L2 R' U2 F2 L D2 F2 D B L2 R' U L' R' U2 F2 R
 

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I'm gonna try this...

Did you know

-Weston was bald?
...But 10 minutes later he wasn't?
.....Someone legit thought I thought Weston was bald?
-Also Weston told me no Koreans?
-I'm Korean?
-This was the first time Big Green, Ravi, David and I have been in the same room since 2009?
...I wanted us to have a name, so we are the 'Elite Four' like Pokemon?
-While racing Big Green, every time I would sub9 he would sub8?
-While racing Ravi, he beat me numerous times by only .02?
-Rowe gave me his lanyard for being an awesome camera man?
-Rowe also thinks I'm racist(but not really)?
-Being 20 in Vegas isn't as fun as being 21?
-I only wanted to make finals so I could have a Childish Gambino song be my intro song?
-This is the first time I have beaten Chris in years?
-It took five of us to do a T Perm in 30 seconds?
-Thom likes to cover people's cubes while they solve them?
...Thom also took one of my edge pieces in the middle of a timed solve at dinner Sunday night?
.....So I stuck my thumb in the edge slot to continue the solve?
.......and when I finally finished, Thom hit reset on the timer?
-I was mean to John for wearing a 'Cardinals' shirt everyday?
-Anthony is a really good friend?
-David and I need to coordinate better with flights?
-Andrew and David told me I didn't make finals because I wasn't going to use 'Bowser's Castle' as my intro if I did make it?
-Andrew told me that he has no videos of him solving Square 1 so I recorded his average in the finals?
-Chester is the best person to be with in Vegas?
-EVERYONE hates my color scheme?


I'll add more if I remember
 
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