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Weekly competition 2007-32 (2,3,3OH,4,5,BF,SQ1,MG,FMC,MM,PM)

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#21
Thanks Arnaud :)
I really appreciate it.

But as you can see, I did not solve the BLD cubes.
I might do them tomorrow but I am way too tired to practice the 3x3 BLD seriously.
So I just keep solving 3x3 and I seem to get good results. :p
 

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I am assuming that is 3x3x3_oh Rama?

I just did all the events for this weeks competition. I will post all results soon, but let's start with Fewest Moves. (I did two completely different solves within the hour. I think the second has a lot of room for improvement after the first 18 moves. I think a 1 look last layer should have been possible)

Fewest Moves: 38 (D L D2 L' D' L D2, B2 D L R' B2 R L' D B2, F D' F' D', B2 L' B2, U2 D L, B' F L2 B F' D2, U' L' B R U R2)
"All tricks I understand" solution in 38 moves. Inverse scramble.
Last 5 corners (7): D L D2 L' D' L D2
Edge-Cycle inserstion 2 (9): B2 D L R' B2 R L' D B2
3rd Pair (4): F D' F' D'
First 2 Pairs (3): B2 L' B2
Cross Part 2 (3): U2 D L
Edge-Cycle insertion 1 (6): B' F L2 B F' D2
Cross Part 1 (6): U' L' B R U R2

"Regular" solution in 39 moves
2x2x2 (7): L F2 L' F U R' U2
2x2x3 (7): L2 F2 D L' D2 F D
Cross + 3rd Pair (4): L F L F
4th Pair (5): L2 D F' D' F
OLL (6): B L D L' D' B'
PLL (10): U' F U' B2 U F' U' B2 U2 L2

And the rest:
2x2x2: 8.96 7.08 (6.89) 8.24 (13.13) = 8.09
3x3x3: 31.41 29.55 (26.37) (32.18) 26.86 = 29.27
3x3x3_oh: (43.22) (1:05.05) 50.13 48.60 53.47 = 50.73
4x4x4: (1:48.66) 1:38.05 1:46.17 (1:26.85) 1:42.82(P) = 1:42.35
5x5x5: (2:18.79) 2:46.30 2:50.80 2:52.67 (3:09.50) = 2:49.92
2x2x2_bf: DNF, DNF = DNF
3x3x3_bf: 9:26.70, DNF = 9:26.70
Square-1: (1:50.46)(P) (1:09.74) 1:20.09 1:23.28 1:31.12(P) = 1:24.83
Magic: 1.61 1.61 (1.55) 2.22 (DNF) = 1.81
MegaMinx: (DNF) 4:19.74 4:25.41 4:39.94 (3:57.35) = 4:28.36
PyraMinx: 15.03 (20.07) 20.03 (10.89) 15.11 = 16.72
 
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#24
Ok, well I tried to do all of the events, but I could not find my minx, and my pyraminx is busted like a champion. I am really happy with my times on the cubes. 2x2 and 3x3 were decent for me, and the 4x4 and 5x5 were excellent!

2x2
(8.77), 6.39, 6.37, (5.85), 6.83 - 6.53 Average

3x3
15.80, 15.61, (16.46), 13.78, (12.75) - 15.06 Average

3x3 OH
38.33, (37.14), (50.75), 38.18, 38.15 - 38.22 Average (Really good for me!)
4x4
(64.37), 58.40, 55.10, 54.23, (53.86) - 56.01 Average

5x5
1:45.99, (1:49.49), (1:38.65), 1:41.96, 1:43.99 - 1:43.98 Average

2x2 BLD
57.93, 61.46 (Yeah, I've never claimed to be a BLD guy)

3x3 BLD
DNF, 3:21.56 (The second solve worked out well. I'm happy with it)

Square 1
(2:27.86), 1:53.86, (58.52), 1:09.52, 1:40.68 - 1:34.69 Average
(Talk about rusty)

Magic
3.71, 3.22, 3.52, (2.68), (3.96) - 3.48 Average (I hate magic)
 
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Jefferson James

2x2x2
Average= 12.32
(7.34), 8.02, 14.45, 14.48, (16.19)

Had alot of time to practice this cube.

4x4x4
Average= 3:13.54
(3:25.97), 3:09.11, 3:20.44, (3:06.29), 3:11.08

Had time to practice this too.

At lunch someone lost a corner piece to my 3x3 couldn't find it anywhere. I got a store bought cube and it sucks so I wont be doing 3x3 for a while.

EDIT:just took corner out of 3x3 and replaced it in diy
3x3
Average=34.73
35.30, (30.38), 35.92, 32.97 (35.97)
 
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Erik:
Oops, I switched the 2 and 4 while writing it down. Should have been 4:28.36. I don't think I will ever "become the master of my method", but that's okay because neither is Pochmann (regular blind, M2 blind, Clock, Magic?), Fridrich, Petrus or mr. Rubiks himself.

Frank:
Now everyone knows you are superman :)
Extremely impressive average on 5x5x5 not one solve above 1:50!
And I like the way your times on 4x4x4 kept going down. Maybe you should have warmed up more or made it an average of 12?
See you in Budapest
 

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#31
I probably should have started on this forum with my name as my username, but I didn't think about it until more recently.

Arnaud:

I don't warm up on any of the puzzles before the competition. I know that sometimes I probably should, but I think of it as putting more pressure on myself to get a good time on each solve. In live competition, I feel that pressure, and it can make or break the solve. I am just trying new things to get better at dealing with that pressure. Looking forward to seeing you all in Budapest... I leave on Thursday and I couldn't be more excited. I am tired of work.

Frank Morris
 
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Victor Larsen

3x3x3
Average: 50.33
Times: 50.75, 49.65, (60.29), (46.43), 50.51

Well, nothing special.

3x3x3 OH
Average: 150.27
Times: 144.82, 143.81, (124.84), 162.18, (DNF)

I messed up the PLL twice on the last one, and had to redo the f2l. I just got frustrated. Still ridiculously slow.


Square-1
Average: DNF
Times: 474.76, 351.78, Just plain gave up.

This is my first attempt at square-1. I had a lot of trouble turning
it into a cube from the beginning, that took about 4 minutes on each solve. I also have a really crappy square-1 that seriously can't be turned sometimes without a lot of effort.

I need to work on my puzzle collection: 1 way too loose DIY 3x3x3, 1 store bought 3x3x3, and one unturnable square-1.
 
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3x3x3
Avg: 19.11
Times: (21.88) 19.21 (18.05) 18.32 19.79

3x3x3 BLD
1st: 1:45.08
(2nd: DNF)
On the first one I just had to challenge Rafals sub-2 and got away nicely. The second one was a bit trickier I DNFed by two flipped edges (2:12.26), I suppose it was a memo not execution mistake.

Magic
Avg: 2.02
Times: 1.93, (2.98), 2.18, 1.96, (1.93)
Three sub-2s is pretty good for me. I just got my Magic repaired at Polish Open.
 
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Wow Kai, if you continue like this on 3x3x3_bf you might get a top-10 ranking!

You are now 2.5 times faster than you were at the Czech Open (http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/events.php?eventId=333bf&regionId=&years=&show=100%2BPersons&single=Single, 3:50.29)
Thank you Arnaud for believing in me :) My problem is getting lot's of DNFs but this is getting better and better. But under pressure is of course always a diffrent issue (like those 2 DNFs at Polish Open) By the way: I've tried Multi BLD at Saturday and must say it is really really fun. I've got 2/3 cubes (the middle one was off by 3 edges) and it took 22 minutes. I'll try that again soon. That BLD time at Czech Open already was a bit slow for me back then ;) But the 2nd Place I got with it motivated me to practise :)
 
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2x2x2: (9.34), 8.79, 8.72, (7.41), 8.62 => 8.71
3x3x3: 20.58, (25.41), 23.50, (19.45), 20.84 => 21.64
3x3x3 OH: 36.47, 38.54, (42.66), (31.30), 32.89 => 35.97
had an OLL skip.
 
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