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Weekly competition 2009-43


Premium Member
Jul 6, 2006
Rotterdam (actually Capelle aan den IJssel), the N
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All current (new) scramblers from the WCA are used.
  • For all 3x3x3 events (including FMC) Cube Explorer was used to generate a random position and provide an inverse scramble (generator) for that position.
  • For all cubes > 3x3x3 (mediumcubes) a "w" means "Wide" so you turn not just the slice, but also the outer layer.
  • For all cubes > 5x5x5 (bigcubes) normally a subscript number indicates the amount of layers to turn like a wide turn. U32 would mean to turn the the U layer and the 2 layers beneath it (3 in total) a half turn. However, this forum doesn't support subscript, so I transform the default notation to "3U2" notation which also means "turn the 3 uppermost layers a half turn".
  • For Megaminx R and D are "double layer moves of the entire megaminx. The U moves are normal U moves, not "double layer" or cube rotations
  • For Square1 the new notation is not entirely clear about when to perform a slice/half-turn. I adjusted the scrambles so that no slice-turns are to be performed at the beginning or the end (unless the scramble begins or ends with (0,0))
  • Clock hasn't changed, but just so you know: UddU u=-1,d=5 would mean Up-Left-pin is Up, Up-Right-pin is Down, Down-Left-pin is Down, Down-Right-pin is Up and that you need to turn a corner that has its pin up rotated counterclockwise by 1 hour and that you need to turn a corner that has its pin down rotated clockwise by 5 hours
  • Pyraminx small letters are for the tips
Just to make sure everyone understands: We follow the official WCA rules for all events. Here are some things that people often don't know:
  • For multiple blind you can choose how many cubes you are going to do (let me know if 15 scrambles is not enough). If you choose 5 cubes you have to use the first 5 scrambles.
  • For one-handed you can use both hands during inspection
  • For with feet you can only use feet during inspection
  • For 3x3x3 Fewest Moves there is a 1 hour time limit.
  • For relay you have 15 seconds of inspection in total, you can use any order to solve the cubes and the rest of the relay-rules should be obvious
For every event you participate in you will be rewarded points. You will also be rewarded points according to your ranking. Because this is quite a complicated system you can read about it in this thread. The results of the competition will be available as soon as possible after the competition closes at the end of the thread.

If you think other events should be added to this competition you can influence that in the 2008: Other events for Weekly competition thread

This competition starts now and ends wednesday/thursday nightchange (officialy), but I will only close a competition after the new one is on-line. If a competition doesn't start at wednesday/thursday nightchange you still get the full 7 days to participate.

1. R F R2 U' F R2 U R' U2
2. F R2 F U2 F R F R2
3. F U' F U' F U F' U' R' U'
4. F R2 F' U' F R2 U2 F R U'
5. R U2 R F2 R F' U2 R' U

1. D F2 L2 D2 U L2 D' L2 R2 D2 R' F2 D F' D2 L B R2 F' U2 R'
2. U' B2 L2 F2 L2 D' U' B2 D' R2 F' D2 R2 F2 R' D B F2 R B2 U'
3. D F2 R2 U' F2 U' B2 U F' D' R' D L' F' D B R F2 R
4. U2 L2 U' B2 U' F2 R2 B2 U B R F D2 L R U' B U' B' L2 U
5. L2 U B2 R2 U B2 U' B2 U' R2 F2 D2 L' F L' F2 L U2 F R U

1. U' L' Fw D Uw2 U L' R D L' B2 D L F2 D2 B2 L2 R2 F D' Uw' L B' R2 B U2 F2 Uw2 R' D Uw' U R Uw' B Rw' Fw2 D' Rw' D'
2. Fw2 L' R' D' U2 F Rw' R2 Fw' F' Rw2 R' D F Rw R2 F Uw R B' F2 D2 R B L2 Uw L' B R' Fw U L' Rw Fw' U B Fw' Uw Rw2 Fw2
3. R2 D2 B2 L2 R2 B2 Rw R2 Uw R2 Fw' Rw F2 Rw' F' L2 Rw2 Fw U2 Fw' R D F' D2 Uw2 R' U2 L U' R D Rw D' Uw U L' B2 Fw2 U B'
4. D B F Rw D' L B Rw B2 Fw2 D U L2 Rw F R2 B2 Fw Rw R B' D2 U' L2 Uw U2 L Rw' B' Uw2 F2 L2 D' Rw2 B F L' Rw F2 Uw'
5. Uw' Fw2 D Rw' F' D2 U Rw' U' L2 B' Rw' B' F L' F D Uw L2 Fw' L Rw' R' Uw2 L' Uw' Rw2 Uw2 U' L Rw2 R2 Fw Uw' Fw2 L' Fw2 U B2 F2

1. U Bw2 Lw Uw' U' Fw2 D' Dw' Rw' D' F R Uw2 Rw2 Dw Rw Uw2 L2 U' Rw' U2 Bw' D2 Uw' Rw2 R2 F Uw Bw' Fw L' B' D' U Fw U B' L' Dw2 Rw' Uw F2 D Uw2 Rw' B' Bw L2 Rw B2 R2 Fw' F2 U2 F' Uw2 Bw2 D F Uw2
2. L2 Lw Fw R Bw' L D2 Bw' Rw2 F2 L2 Fw' Uw' U Fw2 L Rw Uw' F Uw2 U F Dw' B' L2 Bw Rw2 Fw Dw' Rw' R Bw2 Rw F' Lw D' Uw R Dw2 Uw Bw' Uw Fw' L Lw' Dw Uw Lw' Rw2 Uw' Lw' Fw Dw' Bw2 Fw' Uw Rw F L' B
3. B2 D2 Lw2 D Dw' L2 R' Dw2 L F' Dw' L D2 Bw2 Dw Uw U Fw2 F U2 Rw R U' Bw' Dw R2 F' Uw Lw Fw' F' Dw2 Fw U2 L2 Lw2 Rw U' B' Dw2 U' L Lw2 Fw R Fw' L' U2 Rw F D L R D B U2 L' Lw' Bw F
4. F Rw2 U Bw Fw R2 Uw Bw2 Uw' U' Lw' Dw Uw2 L2 F2 D2 Lw' D Rw' Fw F' L D B Bw Dw' Uw U' R' B' D' F Rw' U2 Rw2 Dw2 B' Dw' Lw' Bw Lw Fw' Rw2 Bw' Fw L' Lw R2 B' Fw R Uw Lw' Rw' Dw2 R2 U F2 U Lw'
5. Bw2 L Uw' B2 Dw2 B' Rw2 D B D' Uw2 U' Lw' R2 U' L' Rw Uw' Bw' Lw2 R2 Bw2 Dw2 L B2 D Rw R' D Lw2 Uw2 Bw2 F2 Dw B' L' Dw2 Rw F2 Lw Rw Bw' R' Uw' F' U2 F2 D' R D' B' Bw2 Fw' D Dw2 Uw2 Fw Rw Bw F2

1. 2D2 3F D' 2B2 2U' L 2R2 B 2F F 2R F' D2 R' 2U2 B F2 3U 2F2 3U' U 2F 2L2 D' 2D2 B2 2B2 3R B' 3F L 3F' D 2L 2U' B 2B' F' D2 2D B2 2R' 2B' F 3U B 2D2 R2 3U2 2U' 3R' U' L' R B2 L 2L2 D' 2U' U2 2R' 3F 2L2 B 2U L' 2F' D 3R2 2R' 2F2 2D' F2 L' 3F' U 3F' 3R B 3R2
2. R2 D' B2 F 2R2 2U2 B' 2L' 3R' 2D' 2B2 2R2 R 3F 2F' 2D 2B' F D2 2F' D 2D2 3U2 2R2 2U' L' 3R2 B2 R' D 2D2 3U' U 2L2 D U 2L' 3R2 R2 2U 2B L' 3R' R' 2U 3F' 3R2 D' 3U' U' L2 2L 3R2 2D 2U L2 3R 2R2 3F' D 2R 2U 3R2 2D2 B2 2D2 2U2 L2 2L 2B 2U2 3F' D' 2B' 3R2 2D2 3R 2D2 2B2 F2
3. F' 2L' R B2 2B' U' B2 3F' 2F' 2D 3F' 3R' 3F 3R 3U 2B' 3R 3F2 3R D2 R2 2U2 2F L2 R' D' 3U' B D' 3F2 D2 2U' U 3F 2F' L 3R R' D2 3U' 2B 3F 2F' L B 2B' 3F F2 R' D2 2U2 B 2B' 3R2 2U2 3F 3R 2R 3U 3R' 2F2 U L 2L 3R2 2F2 F' 2L2 3R2 2D' R' F' 2D' 3U2 3R2 2F' 2D 2U L2 2R'
4. 2L2 D 2F2 2U' 3F L2 2U 3F' 3R' R2 2D' 2U L2 2R2 2D' L2 2L 3R2 2F D 3R' R U2 B2 2B2 3F 2F' 2D' B2 2D2 3R2 3U' B2 F U2 2B2 2D 3U U2 2B2 D' U B2 3U' L 3R 3U' B2 2B' 2D2 3U2 U2 2L R' 3F 2F 3R' 2F2 L2 2R' 2U2 3F' 3U 2U R2 2F 3U' 2B 2D' 3U' 2B2 F2 2D L2 B2 2R' 2B2 3F' 2F2 2U'
5. 2L' 3R R' 2B2 L2 2D2 2R2 2B' 3F2 2F2 F L2 B 3F 3R' D2 2D R 2D 2U2 U' B2 L2 B2 3F 2D' 2R 2B2 L' 2L2 2F' L 3F' D 3U2 B' 2U B L2 3R 2R2 R' D' U2 2R' F2 3U2 2U2 2B 2U2 2B2 L R' 2B' 3R' 3U2 U2 R2 U2 3F' 2U U L 2L' 3R2 U' L D' 2D 2U' 3R R2 B' L' 3F' 3U L2 2D' 2R' B

1. 3B' 3F U' F 3U2 F' D' 3D' 2L 3L2 3R2 2R2 R 2U' 2L D2 3L' 2F L 2L' 3L' 2R' 2D' 2U' 3F2 2L 2R2 3U2 2L' 3R' 2D' F2 L' R2 D B 2D B' 2R' 2D U 3B2 2F2 F2 2R 2F 3D' L2 3U2 2U B U' 2R 3U' 2R2 2U 3B' 3F2 3L2 D' 3U2 U' R' 2D2 2U2 3L 2B' 2D' 3D2 3U2 2L' 3D2 3L' 3B' 2U2 3B2 D' 2D 2U' 2F2 U 3R2 3D2 2U2 2L' 3D B D2 2D' 2B 2D2 3D U' L 3L' 2D' 2L2 2F' 2R 2B'
2. R F 3L' 3D F2 3D2 2L 3D R' F' D 3U' U2 3B2 2F2 2R' 3F' D 2U L 3R2 2F 2L 2R' 3B 3R 2R 2D F2 D2 3R2 2B' 3F' F' L B2 3B 2F2 F' 2R 3B2 3D' 2R2 3F2 2F F' U2 2B2 3L2 2R' U' 3F' 3L2 B 3B2 U2 3R 3F2 2D 3U2 R D' R' 3F2 3L 3B' 3U U2 3L 2D' 2B' 3B' 2L' D' 3R 2R D' 3B2 3R2 2D' 2U' 2L B' U' 2B' L 2R2 2F' 2U 2B 2U2 L2 3L2 2R2 2B R 3F' D U' F2
3. 3D' 3F 3D' B2 2B 3B2 3F 2F2 F' 2L 3L2 3R2 2D L' 2U L' 2L2 D2 2D' 2R2 R 2B' 2L2 2D 3D 2L 3U' 2B' 3B' 2F F' 3L 3B' 2F' 2L B2 3F2 F 2D2 L2 3L2 3F L 3F' U 3B2 3U' L' 2L2 2R' 3U 3B 3L' B2 2D 3R 2B2 2D2 U' 3F 3L' 3R' 3D2 F 3U2 2L' 3L2 3U' 2U 3F' 3D' 2R' 3D2 2L2 B2 2F' 2U2 3F F2 2L' 2B2 2D' 2U2 U 2L2 2D' 3D2 L2 3B' 2L' 3U' 3B' 2U' U 3B 2L 2D L2 B' U
4. 2D2 3U2 2F2 D' 2D2 U L' 3B2 F' 3U2 U2 L' 2L D 2D2 B' 3F 3D2 2R' 3U F' U' 3L 2D2 U' L2 3B 2F F' 2D2 3D 3U' 2U2 B2 3B' 3F' 2L 3U B 2B 2R2 3F2 2D' 3D 3B 3U2 3F U' L 2D 3U2 2R2 2U' 3L' 2B2 3L2 2R' 3U2 2F F U2 2F' F' 3R 2R2 3D2 2L' R 3D' B 2L' R2 3F2 2D L 2L' 2R2 3F' 3L 3D2 U 3F F 3R' 2D2 3U 3L 2F D 3L' 2R2 B 3F2 2F2 F R' 3F' 3L' B' F2
5. F' 3L' 3D' 2B' D 3B 3F2 2F2 L 3B' D' 3R' F2 3D' 3B' 3F L2 2L U' 2L2 R2 2D' 2U' L' R' 3B' L 2D U 2F2 2U' L' F 2R' D2 L' 3L R2 2F2 2U2 U L2 2D2 2B' 2D2 B2 R2 2F2 2D' 3U R2 U' L2 2L' R 2U 3L2 3U' 3B2 3D2 2B2 2F2 2U' L 3U' 2R2 3F2 2F' 2D2 2B 2R2 2D' R' B' 3F' D' R2 2D' 3D' 3U 2R2 D 2R R 2D 2U2 U2 F2 3U2 U L' 2B2 3B' 2L D2 3U2 2L 3R2 2B2 2F2

2x2x2 Blindfolded
1. U R F U2 F R2 U' R F'
2. U2 F' R' U2 F U F R
3. R' U F U' F U' R2 U' F

3x3x3 Blindfolded
1. U' B2 U B2 U2 L2 B2 L2 D' R2 B2 D L2 B' R B R U2 F L' R'
2. U2 L2 U B2 U R2 D' R2 U F2 R2 U L B L2 F' U' L2 F' L2 F2
3. U' B2 F2 U B2 D B2 U2 R' B' L F D2 F2 R2 D' F2 L B2 R2

4x4x4 Blindfolded
1. L' R' F Rw2 R2 B2 F R2 F2 D' U' L' U F' L U Rw2 D' Fw D' U' Fw' Uw2 B' U2 L' F U2 B' U2 B R Fw' F Uw R' U2 R2 Fw' Uw2
2. U Fw' F Uw U' R D' Uw2 R' D U2 Rw' F R' D F2 Uw2 U L2 R B2 D2 Rw R' Uw2 F' Uw2 L2 F D' B' Uw' R2 B Fw' U Fw Rw R Uw
3. B Fw2 Uw2 Fw2 Uw' B2 L2 Rw' F2 L2 R F' L R' F' D' B' L2 Rw2 D2 F' Rw2 Uw F' L2 R' D' Uw B2 U2 L Uw' Fw D' Rw Fw D' B D' L2

5x5x5 Blindfolded
1. D Dw2 U Fw2 L2 B2 Fw Lw' U' Bw Fw' F' D2 U' Lw' F' Uw B' Lw U2 B Bw' Fw' F R D' F2 Lw' Fw2 Rw2 Uw L' Lw2 F L' R2 D' F R2 Dw2 L' Bw2 F2 Dw Uw2 F D' U B2 F' D Lw Rw' B' Bw' Uw2 L2 D U' Bw2
2. F2 L Rw' D' U' Rw' U2 F' L Rw' Bw' U Fw' R Dw' B2 R' Fw L2 Lw' Rw' R B Fw2 L2 U2 L' Fw2 Lw' F' Rw Bw2 Rw Uw' U' L2 R2 Bw2 R Fw' Lw' F L U2 Fw2 Lw' B D Bw' L2 F2 D Dw2 Uw2 B D' Uw U' L' Fw'
3. Dw2 Bw2 Uw' Bw R U2 Rw Bw U Lw2 Uw' B Lw' D' F R Uw2 U2 F2 Lw' U Bw2 Uw B R' Bw2 F2 Dw Rw' D F2 D2 L' F L2 Bw Fw2 L' Fw' F2 R' Uw B2 F' Uw2 L2 Lw R' Dw2 U2 Fw Rw F' Rw2 Uw B' Bw Dw2 Lw2 F2

3x3x3 Multiple Blindfolded
1. F2 D L2 D B2 R2 D2 F2 U' L2 U B2 U2 B' R' U2 B2 F L2 B2 U2
2. U' B2 L2 B2 F2 D L2 R2 D2 F2 U2 F' D U2 B2 D' R F' L U B
3. F2 R2 B2 R2 U F2 U2 R2 B2 F2 U' R' D B' U L' B F L B2 R2
4. D R2 U' B2 F2 U2 L2 F2 U B2 U' B' D F2 R B U F' D U'
5. L2 F2 U L2 D2 F2 U' B2 U R F2 U' R B F' L2 R' U2 L' F U2
6. L2 F2 R2 D U R2 B2 R2 D' B2 U' R' B2 D' R B' R2 D L F' L
7. U' L2 F2 R2 U' L2 U2 B2 U' L2 B2 L' B L2 D' R2 F2 U' R' B D
8. L2 D R2 U' R2 F2 U' B2 U2 B' L B R F' D' U' L' B' U2 L2 U'
9. B2 L2 B2 F2 D2 U' F2 U' F' L2 B L2 R' D F D2 U2 R2 D F
10. L2 R2 D2 L2 D L2 B2 R2 F2 U R2 B' L' U' L R F2 L R2 F' L'
11. U' R2 F2 D2 R2 D' F2 D F2 D' B2 D' R' U F U B2 D L B2 R2
12. L2 U F2 D2 R2 B2 R2 B2 U B' R' U' F2 R2 B2 R U' R' U' R B'
13. B2 L2 U' B2 R2 B2 R2 U' F2 U' B2 D' F2 R' B2 D' U' L' U B L'
14. U2 L2 U' F2 L2 U F2 D F2 U' F' U B F' D' U2 B' L2 R' D2 L'
15. B2 D B2 U R2 F2 U' R2 B2 R D' F' U' B R B L B U2

3x3x3 One Handed
1. U L2 D U F2 D R2 U' B2 L2 U' R2 F' R B' F2 R' B' F2 L'
2. R2 U' B2 U2 F2 D2 R2 D R D2 U' F' L2 R U2 F D2 L' B2 U'
3. U L2 D R2 U' R2 U B2 U F' U' R B2 D R2 D' B R2 D2 L2 U'
4. U' L2 B2 U' B2 U' F2 U2 R2 F2 D R U' L' B' F2 D' R B F' U2
5. U' L2 U B2 D2 F2 R2 U F2 D F2 D2 L D2 U2 R B2 L' D' U B'

3x3x3 With Feet
1. D2 U L2 D' L2 F2 R2 B2 F2 U R F L2 R' B2 D' L2 B R2 U'
2. U R2 D' U2 R2 U2 L2 F2 R2 U' B2 L' F' D' L F' R D' B2 U F
3. L2 D' L2 F2 L2 F2 D R2 U L2 U2 B' U R' D R2 F' U2 B' F2 U2
4. B2 D L2 D F2 L2 U R2 B2 L2 D' R' D' U' F D2 B' L D2 R' U2
5. U L2 R2 U B2 U2 B2 D' B2 U' R' F U R B L F2 D L' B U'

3x3x3 Match the scramble
1. R2 D2 L2 F2 L2 D L2 F2 D B L2 D' B2 L' F2 R D' L R' U' F
2. R2 U2 B2 L2 D' R2 D2 U2 F U' B L' F2 D B' U R2 B2
3. L2 F2 U R2 D2 U L2 D2 F2 U L2 F U R2 U' L B' F R U' R
4. L2 R2 U B2 D' L2 F2 U L2 B D' L2 R2 F' D U' L' F2 D' F' L'
5. L2 R2 U B2 D' L2 F2 U L2 B D' L2 R2 F' D U' L' F2 D' F' L'

3x3x3 Fewest Moves
1. B2 R2 B2 L2 U2 B2 R2 D R2 D2 U B U2 F' R U B U' B' R2 F2

2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 Relay
2. F' R2 F' R' F R' F2 R2
3. R2 B2 D' U2 F2 D' L2 U2 R2 D R' B' L' D' F U2 L2 U2 R2 B2 R2
4. B2 L' Rw R' D2 B' Rw2 F' L Rw Fw2 Uw' U' L' D' Uw2 R U' B F' L' R' Uw U L' U' L Rw' Fw2 D' F' L R D F R2 B D' B2 Fw

2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 + 5x5x5 Relay
2. R' U2 R' F' U2 F U' F2 U' R
3. U' B2 D' R2 B2 L2 U F2 U L2 B2 L B L2 F L2 U B' R U' R'
4. D R2 B' Fw' F2 D2 Uw Rw2 F' D' Rw D2 Fw L Uw2 Fw' Rw2 D2 Fw' F' U' Rw2 U2 Fw2 U2 F D2 U2 F2 Rw2 B' U2 Rw' D B' Uw F2 D' Rw R
5. B L R' D' Fw' Uw2 Rw R D2 U' L2 Lw' Bw' R2 Dw Uw2 Fw2 Rw D Uw2 R D' B2 L Uw2 Fw Uw' R2 Dw' R B2 D' Uw B R2 Dw2 Fw' F L' Bw2 Fw' F Dw F Dw U2 Lw2 R2 D' Uw' F2 Rw B2 Dw2 Uw2 Fw U L Fw Dw

Magic (Just do 5 solves)

Master Magic (Just do 5 solves)

1. UUdd u=5,d=1 / dUdU u=3,d=3 / ddUU u=-4,d=3 / UdUd u=-1,d=-2 / dUUU u=6 / UdUU u=4 / UUUd u=-1 / UUdU u=1 / UUUU u=2 / dddd d=3 / UUUd
2. UUdd u=0,d=4 / dUdU u=5,d=0 / ddUU u=-5,d=4 / UdUd u=6,d=-3 / dUUU u=0 / UdUU u=4 / UUUd u=0 / UUdU u=6 / UUUU u=-4 / dddd d=-1 / ddUU
3. UUdd u=-3,d=-3 / dUdU u=0,d=6 / ddUU u=3,d=-4 / UdUd u=2,d=3 / dUUU u=-3 / UdUU u=2 / UUUd u=-5 / UUdU u=-3 / UUUU u=5 / dddd d=5 / Uddd
4. UUdd u=3,d=5 / dUdU u=0,d=5 / ddUU u=6,d=0 / UdUd u=2,d=4 / dUUU u=6 / UdUU u=-5 / UUUd u=2 / UUdU u=-1 / UUUU u=1 / dddd d=5 / UdUU
5. UUdd u=5,d=-3 / dUdU u=-2,d=4 / ddUU u=-2,d=-3 / UdUd u=-2,d=0 / dUUU u=-3 / UdUU u=-5 / UUUd u=-2 / UUdU u=1 / UUUU u=-2 / dddd d=-4 / ddUd

1. R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ U
R-- D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- U'
R-- D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D-- U'
R++ D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- U'
R++ D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ U
R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- R-- D++ R-- D++ U
R-- D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- U'
2. R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D-- U'
R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D++ U
R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D-- R-- D++ R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- U'
R-- D++ R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ U
R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- U'
3. R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ U
R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ U
R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ U
R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ U
R++ D++ R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D++ R++ D-- U'
R++ D++ R++ D++ R++ D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ U
4. R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D-- R++ D++ U
R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R++ D++ U
R++ D-- R++ D++ R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D-- U'
R++ D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D++ R-- D++ U
R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ U
R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R-- D++ R++ D++ U
R++ D-- R-- D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- U'
5. R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R-- D-- R-- D++ U
R-- D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ U
R++ D-- R++ D-- R-- D-- R++ D++ R++ D++ U
R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D-- R++ D++ R++ D-- U'
R-- D-- R-- D-- R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ U
R++ D++ R-- D++ R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- U'
R-- D++ R++ D-- R++ D++ R-- D++ R-- D-- U'

1. R' L' R' L R' U L' U L R U' B U' B' L' B'
2. U L R U' L' R' U' R U R' U R U' R' U' R' L' B u l' b
3. R L' R L R' B U B' U R' L' B r b'
4. L' U' L' R U L' U R' U' R' u r'
5. R U L' R' L U R' L' R' U R L R U R' B u' r l'

1. (0,5) (6,-3) (4,4) (0,2) (-3,0) (3,0) (-4,0) (4,3) (4,3) (1,0) (-2,3) (-2,0) (0,2) (0,4) (5,2) (4,0) (-3,2)
2. (0,-1) (0,3) (4,1) (-4,2) (6,0) (6,1) (-3,3) (-3,3) (5,3) (0,4) (6,3) (-1,0) (-3,0) (-5,3) (-1,3) (4,0)
3. (3,-3) (3,6) (3,4) (5,4) (0,4) (-2,0) (2,2) (-2,0) (-4,0) (0,1) (5,5) (0,1) (4,0) (0,5) (0,3) (0,1) (-4,3)
4. (0,2) (0,-5) (6,0) (6,0) (3,5) (-3,4) (0,3) (-3,0) (-4,4) (-2,0) (0,2) (-4,0) (-2,0) (4,4) (-1,2) (4,3) (-2,0) (0,0)
5. (-3,-3) (0,-3) (4,3) (0,5) (-2,4) (0,5) (6,2) (5,0) (-2,4) (-4,4) (0,2) (4,4) (6,4) (0,2) (2,2) (-2,0)


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2x2 10.19, 17.16, 12.09, (7.47), (19.34) = 13.15 awful
3x3 (20.65), (18.28), 19.68, 19.83, 19.34 = 19.62 eh
4x4 1:57.78, (1:52.09), 1:58.88, (1:59.69), 1:56.08 = 1:57.58

234: 2:24.13

magic 1.09, (1.13), 1.11, (1.02), 1.05 = 1.08 oh well.
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Feb 9, 2009
Malibu, CA
magic- DNF
dnf, 2.11, 1.59, dnf, dnf
Comment: well obviously not good. ha ha. I'm terrible. Magic also broke again :D (not)

3x3- 16.50
17.80, 16.02, (dnf), 15.68, (13.18)
Comment: URGHHHH dnf

oh- 34.95
35.88, (35.78), 35.13, 33.93, (23.02!)
Comment: lousy except for last which was nonlucky! corner cycle is easily my best oh pll after ones where all corners are solved.
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Jul 3, 2009
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2x2: 9.09, 6.64, 6.25, 9.81, 7.67 = 7.8
3x3: 17.41, 14.09, 12.19, 14.72, 14.27 = 14.36
4x4: 50.13 (1:07.63) 1:00.42 58.72 (46.00) = 56.58
5x5: 1:57.23, 1:44.17, 1:44.73, 1:45.27, 1:40.09 = 1:44.72
6x6: (3:01.47) (3:29.09) 3:05.68 3:01.79 3:21.36 = 3:09.61
7x7: 5:31.03 (5:16.28) 5:17.30 (5:31.30) 5:32.59 = 5:26.97
3x3 One handed: 54.19, 49.27, 50.44, 46.55, 32.92 = 48.65
3x3 Match the scramble: 1:29.83, (1:09.69), (1:33.36), 1:31.11 1:29.43 = 1:30.12
3x3 With Feet: 9:11.45 4:18.86
2x2 - 4x4 relay: 1:20.94
2x2 - 5x5 relay: 3:09.48
Magic: 1.08 (1.05) (DNF) 1.08 1.06 = 1.07
Master MAgic: (3.58) (31.16) 4.63 5.11 4.00 = 4.58
Megaminx: 1:52.30, 1:49.13, 1:47.75, 1:53.86, 1:42.80 = 1:49.73
Pyraminx: 9.80, 17.16, 15.44, 9.94, 14.88 = 13.42
square-1: 1:39.64 1:11.30 (DNF) (56.53) 1:21.03 = 1:24.02
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Depok, Indonesia
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2x2x2 : 7.83, 6.34, (5.47), 5.48, (10.25) = 6.55
3x3x3 : 19.14, (14.86), 15.69, 15.92, (21.33) = 16.92
4x4x4 : 1:23.41, 1:28.02, (1:03.20), 1:23.09, (1:37.11) = 1:24.84
3x3x3 OH : 31.33, 31.70, (28.20), (39.52), 30.20 = 31.08
234 Relay : 1:28.95
Pyraminx : (25.31), (13.05), 18.69, 15.14, 17.03 = 16.95


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Jul 29, 2009
Oslo, Norway
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First time competing. Yayz. =)

2x2: (3.06), 5.61, 7.41, 6.66, (9.83) = 6.56 - Could have been a lot better. Learning CLL.
3x3: (20.21), 19.28, 16.24, 18.26, (15.16) = 17.93 - Baaad.
4x4: (1:38.01), 1:34.55, 1:32.73, (1:21.11), 1:35.76 = 1:34.35 - Somewhat good. I need to get better at 4x4.
3x3 One-Handed: 31.02, (29.44), 30.26, (39.52), 31.46 = 30.91 - Pretty good. PB a5 is 29.50 and PB a12 is 30.98.
234 Relay: 1:52.24 - Good. =) Don't remember the breakdown, but I think it was 4 17 91.

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Berlin, Germany
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OH: 40.05, 42.69, 41.71, (35.85), (47.71) = 41.48

3x3: (14.00), 14.74, (17.45), 16.61, 15.67 = 15.67

2x2: 5.09, 5.77, (4.53), (6.60), 5.48 = 5.45

4x4: 1:11.15, 1:11.46, 1:20.31, (58.94), (1:23.96) = 1:14.31
YES! YES! YES! YES! Sub-1 single! :D :D :D My 4th sub-1 ever :)

Pyraminx: 13.52, (17.09), (13.03), 16.44, 15.33 = 15.10
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Mumbai, India
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2x2x2: 8.25, (DNF), (7.61), 9.34, 8.33 = 8.64
Comment: Not very good.

3x3x3: 28.96, (18.17), 19.36, 19.87, (29.25) = 22.73
Comment: Would have easily been a sub 20 average had it not been for those two stupid pops...

3x3 OH: (35.73), (48.53), 38.67, 44.28, 38.81 = 40.59
Comment: OK average

3x3 BLD: DNF (2:18), 3:15:67, 3:07:28 = 3:07:28
Comment: Ugh, terrible.

37 moves
Solution: U' R2 U L' U' R2 U L U' B L2 D' F' U F U B L' B' L' F' L2 F2 L F' U' F U2 B' U' F' B L B L' B' L'


Commutator for corners: U' R2 U L' U' R2 U L = 8
2x2x2: U' B L2 D' = 4
X-cross: F' U F U = 4
F2L: B L' B' L' F' L2 F2 L F' U' F (U F') = 13-2 = 11
LL: (F U) B' U' F' B L B L' B' L' = 11 - 1 = 10

Comment: Pretty good solution, but I'm sure I could have done much better.

3x3 MTS:
(1:15:75), (3:20:95), 1:22:31, 1:36:07, 1:28:04 = 1:28:81
Comment: At least I didn't DNF the second solve...not a very good average.
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Sep 18, 2009
(6.85), 6.21, (5.36), 5.67, 6.34

3x3x3: average20.75
(18.89), 20.43, (21.56), 21.40, 20.41

3x3 OH:average50.40
49.70, 53.73, 47.76, (45.20), (56.07)

2:09.12, (1:52.69), (2:10.89), 2:06.35, 2:06.39

2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 Relay:(2:29.40)
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Jun 20, 2009
2x2x2: (11.55) 13.43 12.30 20.01 (20.08) = 15.24

3x3x3: 31.78 (DNF) 33.46 29.87 (25.85) = 31.70
not too great.

5x5x5: 4:25.27 4:32.94 (4:48.31) (3:41.35) 4:25.83 = 4:28.01

3x3x3 OH: 55.20 (1:28.09) 1:04.84 (46.53) 1:17.99 =1:06.01

Pyraminx: 12.89 (20.62) 18.51 (10.70) 16.23 = 15.88

Megaminx: 3:57.13 3:51.38 (3:23.01) 3:30.44 (4:19.32) = 3:46.32

Magic: 1.72 (1.90) (1.63) 1.80 1.72 = 1.75
Alright, pb magic av!
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Jun 21, 2008
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2x2: (2.90), 4.90, 4.66, (5.76), 4.57 = 4.71

3x3: 11.84, 12.30, (13.17), 12.58, (11.06) = 12.34

4x4: 57.01, 58.90, (47.88), (59.27), 59.27 = 58.39
The third one had OLL parity, which I got to at 38.xx




OH: 29.32, 29.30, (27.01), 29.25, (33.41) = 29.29
Wow, really consistent counting solves.

Sq-1: 16.72, 15.84, (18.16), (12.64), 14.76 = 15.77
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Jun 7, 2007
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3x3x3 Fewest Moves: 32 moves

Scramble: B2 R2 B2 L2 U2 B2 R2 D R2 D2 U B U2 F' R U B U' B' R2 F2
Solution: U2 B D' B2 U2 B2 U' F2 L U' F L' U F2 L F L2 D' R2 D L' D' R2 D U L B L B' L' U' F

Apply premove F before scramble to see what's going on.
2x2x2: U2 B D' B2 U2 B2
2x2x3: U' F2 L U' F L' U
finish F2L: F2 L F L . U L U'
all but 3 corners: U B L B' L' U'
premove: F
insert at .: L D' R2 D L' D' R2 D
U' U cancel after F2L; L L become L2 before insertion.

Comment: First decent solution in a while for me. I'm finally starting to get more comfortable with seeing premoves. The problem with this scramble is there are just too many possibilities - I predict someone will manage 25 moves on this one. The above F2L was 21 moves; I found this 16 move F2L with an F2 premove:
U2 B D' B2 U2 B2
U' F2 L U' F L' F' U F'
but I just couldn't find a good continuation for it - the best I found was 39 moves. :(
Apr 29, 2008
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3x3FMC: 35 moves

U' B' U' B' D B U2 B' D' B R2 B2 U' F2 U L F2 U F' L U2 L U' L' U' L' U' L R' U' F' U F R U'


Scramble: B2 R2 B2 L2 U2 B2 R2 D R2 D2 U B U2 F' R U B U' B' R2 F2

2x2x3 block: U' B' U ... R2 B2 U' F2 U (F) (incredibly obvious)
Double x-cross and some playing around in F2L: (F') L F2 U F' L
Last 2 pairs: U2 L U' L' U' L' U' L
Leave 3 corners: R' U' F' U F R U'
Insert at ...: U2 B' D B U2 B' D' B, one move cancels before insertion.


Dec 11, 2007
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2x2x2: (10.98), 8.02, (6.72), 7.41, 6.92 =8.35
3x3x3: (14.24), 18.38, 17.88, (21.43), 17.90 =18.05
4x4x4: 1:54.03, (1:49.01), (2:05.66), 1:55.72, 1:57.75 =1:55.83
3x3x3 OH: 34.50, (49.46), (33.25), 39.50, 35.89 =36.63
2x2x2+3x3x3+4x4x4 Relay: 2:24.27
Pyraminx: 6.45, (12.63), 9.81, (6.03), 7.93 =8.06
Square-1: (1:03.33), 55.55, 51.99, (47.77), 54.10 =53.88

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2x2 - 12.47 11.65 5.90 12.84 12.93 12.32avg Insane 3rd solve. Two algs needed.
3x3 - 33.06 28.40 29.19 28.50 28.90 28.86avg
4x4 - 1.41.00 O 1.59.65 OP 1.53.19 O 1.42.84 1.46.71 1.47.58avg
5x5 - 3.12.94 3.20.16 2.47.44 3.37.13 3.22.58 3.18.56avg
6x6 - 6.33.01 6.43.97 OP 5.46.47 6.08.18 P 6.27.18 6.23.05avg
7x7 - 9.43.25 9.15.63 DNF 9.37.61 9.29.78 9.36.88avg Stackmat ran out of numbers on third solve.
2-4 Relay - 2.47.21 OP
2-5 Relay - 5.04.16 Huge PB - 10/25/95/174.
2x2 BLD - DNF DNF 1.59.01 = 1.59.01 Two many DNFs recently.
3X3 Feet 5.53.98 6.52.81 6.17.94 6.27.86 DNS 6.32.87avg This event is just a long test of patience for me at the moment.
Magic - 2.16 2.22 2.19 2.56 2.16 2.19avg Hmmmmm.......
Master Magic - 4.30 4.59 5.30 4.15 4.24 4.38avg Changed my grip last night. Instant improvements. I expect sub 4 avg by mid-Nov.
Clock - 17.96 17.96 17.69 21.15 16.46 17.87avg Lol the first 3.
Megaminx - 4.49.65 4.14.97 4.23.11 4.44.52 4.09.78 4.27.53avg
Square1 - 1.11.88 1.00.78 1.42.27 1.13.18 1.07.50avg Ha ha - 5th solve had parity. Awesome single there. OK avg.
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Sherwood, Nottingham, UK
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2x2x2: 9.42, 12.75, (9.21), (17.56), 13.66 = 11.94
(I must say that these scrambles are very easy - this session immediately followed a 17 sec average of 12 - and I've had half a bottle of champagne too!)
3x3x3: 45.03, 52.48, (59.46), 55.14, (35.55) = 50.88
(aw, my warm up average was way better - however, I was able to finish with some recently learned PLLs - I love it when that works out!)
4x4x4: 2:59.47, 2:58.63, (2:31.92), (3:19.74), 2:44.80 = 2:54.30
5x5x5: 4:39.50, 4:58.67, (4:14.88), 5:16.85, (5:41.85) = 4:58.34
(Big fel! Jag är oftast snabbare att detta.)
6x6x6: 8:10.99, (7:39.95), 8:11.04, (8:33.03), 8:10.97 = 8:11.00
(tired: need sleep)
7x7x7: 12:30.78, (12:12.04), 12:34.98, 12:38.25, (13:32.33) = 12:34.67
(consistently unhurried!)
3x3x3 Blindfolded: DNF (7/12 edges), DNF (12/12 edges! First time I've ever got all edges. Took 12:45.42 :D ), DNF (8/12 edges in 11:29.15) = DNF
3x3x3 One Handed: 1:57.24, (3:05.37), 1:28.06, 2:51.28, (1:27.26) = 2:05.53
(two bad solves due to U-Perm forgetfulness)
2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 Relay: 3:27.31
2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 + 5x5x5 Relay: 9:25.55
Magic: 2.42, (4.07), 2.71, 2.75, (2.40) = 2.63
Clock: 31.07, (58.50), 32.51, 31.25, (30.92) = 31.61
Pyraminx: (17.00), (23.47), 20.96, 17.04, 22.90 = 20.30
(no time to practice!)
MegaMinx: 5:06.02, (5:47.92), 5:08.44, (4:45.56), 4:50.93 = 5:01.80
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