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

#### gillesvdp

##### Member
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.

#### Rama

##### Member
Rama Temmink

3x3 avg: 16.87
16,28 15,70 18,62 12,57 DNF
Very consistant.

3x3 OH avg: 23,92
23,12 23,36 25,27 21,80 32,99
Not bad for 2 weeks of no OH practise.

Crazy times Gilles.

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#### AvGalen

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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#### FrankMorris

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

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

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#### ExoCorsair

##### Member
Those are extremely impressive averages, Frank!

By the way, Master Magic isn't an event yet...

#### FrankMorris

Comedy.. Well, I got carried away with the Master Magic. I laugh at myself.

#### jeff081692

##### Member
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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#### hdskull

##### Guest
Those are extremely impressive averages, Frank!

By the way, Master Magic isn't an event yet...
so kal el is frank morris ?

#### Erik

##### Member
MegaMinx: (DNF) 4:19.74 4:25.41 4:39.94 (3:57.35) = 2:48.36
Err, you calculated that one correct Arnaud?
Good to see you get a 5x5 solve, you should be the master of your method

#### AvGalen

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

#### FrankMorris

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

2x2x2 BLD:
Best: 1:06.83
DNF 1:06.83

3x3x3 BLD:
Best: 2:37.02
3:04.72 2:37.02

#### vlarsen

##### Member
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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#### KJiptner

##### Member
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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#### Jack

##### Member
I hope this isn't too late, it's not midnight yet where I live.

Megaminx
Average: 2:51.78
Times: 2:47.66, (3:26.58), 2:45.68, 3:02.06, (2:42.55)

#### AvGalen

Because this competition started a bit later, I will accept results untill tuesday. That means that next monday and tuesday you will be able to post results for this weeks competition as well as next weeks competition
You are not too late

#### KJiptner

##### Member
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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#### hdskull

##### Guest
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