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Weekly competition 2009-49


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

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

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

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

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

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

2x2x2 Blindfolded
1. F2 R2 U' F R F U' F2 R U2
2. U F R' U2 F R U'
3. R' F' R' U' R U2 F U'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Magic (Just do 5 solves)

Master Magic (Just do 5 solves)

1. UUdd u=2,d=5 / dUdU u=-2,d=-2 / ddUU u=5,d=5 / UdUd u=6,d=4 / dUUU u=6 / UdUU u=-3 / UUUd u=6 / UUdU u=-2 / UUUU u=0 / dddd d=-4 / dddd
2. UUdd u=-1,d=3 / dUdU u=-4,d=-2 / ddUU u=1,d=0 / UdUd u=0,d=-4 / dUUU u=-5 / UdUU u=5 / UUUd u=-4 / UUdU u=0 / UUUU u=6 / dddd d=-3 / UdUU
3. UUdd u=5,d=-3 / dUdU u=-1,d=3 / ddUU u=0,d=-2 / UdUd u=5,d=0 / dUUU u=-5 / UdUU u=-2 / UUUd u=-5 / UUdU u=5 / UUUU u=-5 / dddd d=4 / ddUd
4. UUdd u=-2,d=5 / dUdU u=2,d=1 / ddUU u=6,d=-1 / UdUd u=-1,d=1 / dUUU u=-4 / UdUU u=4 / UUUd u=5 / UUdU u=-3 / UUUU u=0 / dddd d=-4 / UUUU
5. UUdd u=-4,d=6 / dUdU u=1,d=0 / ddUU u=-3,d=0 / UdUd u=-5,d=3 / dUUU u=-2 / UdUU u=-1 / UUUd u=-4 / UUdU u=6 / UUUU u=1 / dddd d=0 / 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 U' R U B L B U B u' l
2. R L' U L U' R' U L' U' L U' L' U L U' R B' u r l b'
3. U R L' R U' R L U' R B U B R B u r l' b
4. U' R' U R' L R' L' U R U' B U' B' R' U R' u r' l b
5. R' U L U' R' L' R' U L' U L R U' B U' B' R' U' R B r l' b

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


Former Clock NR Holder
Apr 24, 2008
Melbourne, Australia
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2x2: 3.44, 2.11, 2.41, 2.59, 3.28 = 2.76
Yep. First one should have been faster.
3x3: 9.77, (12.01), 9.81, 11.74, (9.56) = 10.44
Stupid counting 11
4x4: 44.50, 43.31, 43.64, 1:02.17, 50.56 = 46.23
Good start.
234: 1:15.77
Epic fail 4x4
Pyraminx: 5.88, 8.27, 7.39, 5.41, 6.68 = 6.65
Sq-1: 32.00, 31.83, 27.23, 33.28, 30.21 = 31.35
3x3 OH: 19.37, 17.30, 22.29, 19.65, 19.79 = 19.60
Magic: 1.30, 4.43, 1.44, 2.15, 1.56 = 1.72
lol magic
2x2BLD: 21.17+, 24.30+, 12.80 = 12.8
the 12 should have been faster
3x3MTS: 1:30.16, 1:31.07, 1:25.23, 1:33.23, 1:45.83+ = 1:31.48
1:38.05, DNF(1:50.63), DNF(2:13.48) = 1:38.05
First scramble was really easy, as was the second. #2 was off by 3 cycle of corners, and #3 was off by 3 twisted corners.
5x5: 1:43.96, 1:31.34, 1:31.40, 1:48.29, 1:36.64 = 1:37.33
Wow, extremely bad.
Megaminx: 1:32.88, 1:35.72, 1:31.44, 1:24.98, 1:08.61 = 1:29.77
1:08 was the only good solve. The rest failed.
6x6: 2:41.71, 2:57.06, 2:51.36, 3:30.88, 2:57.15 = 2:55.19
7x7: 4:54.30, 5:18.47, (4:44.06), 5:10.98, (DNS) = 5:07.91
cbf doing the last one
3x3 Multi: 0/2 = DNF
Started doing CO on the first cube, and messed up some moves lol. Fail
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Sep 9, 2009
3x3x3: 20.68, 25.11, (20.38), (30.58), 23.61 => 23.13
Damn that 25 second solve!

4x4x4: (2:15.46), (2:02.96), 2:12.21, 2:04.72, 2:03.27 => 2:06.73
OP, OP, P, O, OP.

5x5x5: (4:30.19), 4:36.56, 4:41.75, (5:18.93), 4:58.85 => 4:45.72

234 Relay: 3:23.05
Those were horrible 2x2x2 and 4x4x4 solves.

2345 Relay 7:22.72

Magic: (2.34), 1.96, 1.85, 1.88 (1.78) => 1.90

3x3x3 BLD: DNF(3:31.44), DNF(5:38.91), DNS = DNF
Damn! That first scramble was really easy, but I slammed down the cube early without flipping UB/UF, because I knew it was a really good time for me. I'm finding memorization much easier alternating through my routes, instead of just reusing the same one.

3x3x3 MultiBLD: 0/2 14:53.17
I totally messed up the first cube, and I forgot the corner permutation on the second cube.
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Jul 12, 2009
New Zealand
2x2: 11.71, 10.62, 12.42, 12.25, 12.12 = 12.03
Pretty consistent.

3x3: 26.54, 26.71, 27.85, 31.64, 25.32 = 27.04
Can't complain i guess.

2x2 BLD: DNS, DNS, 1:31.82 = 1:31.82
Last one just looked so good.

3x3 OH: 1:00.73, 1:06.82, 1:21.07, 1:27.86, 1:15.57 = 1:14.49
Well it started good enough.

3x3 Fewest Moves: 49
F’ L B D’ F2 U L’ U L2 U L’ U2 F’ U’ F U B U2 B’ R’ U2 R U’ R’ U R U L’ U2 L U’ L’ U L R U R’ U R U2 B' R F2 R' B R F2 R2 U2
First solution found in 20min can't be bothered trying to improve it.
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Aug 28, 2008
Mumbai, India
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2x2: 5.86, 6.29, (7.22), 6.96, (5.47) = 6.37
Comment: Very good.

3x3: 20.01, (16.99), (36.64), 17.15, 20.14 = 19.10
Comment: OK. Massive pop on the third solve.

3x3 OH: 46.61, 43.28, (55.29), (37.04), 41.79 = 43.89
Comment: Ugh, I need to start practicing OH again.

2x2 BLD: DNF, DNF, 37.15 = 37.15
Comment: Pretty easy last scramble, I should have done better.

3x3 MTS: 58.87, 1:10.71, (DNF(1:00.42)), (56.60), 1:20.13 = 1:09:90
Comment: Wow, my first sub 1's ever...both in a single average. On the DNF, I forgot to permute the LL edges. Awesome average though.
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Jul 9, 2008
Sherwood, Nottingham, UK
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2x2x2: 15.80, (12.32), (21.92), 13.67, 15.29 = 14.92
3x3x3: 43.23, (49.52), (41.36), 45.78, 43.86 = 44.29
4x4x4: 2:43.61, (3:05.88), 2:29.57, (2:22.56), 2:57.87 = 2:43.68
5x5x5: 4:41.92, (4:03.38), (4:46.22), 4:14.52, 4:26.37 = 4:27.60
6x6x6: 8:16.26, 7:55.84, (9:02.75), 7:59.82, (7:35.78) = 8:03.97
7x7x7: (13:43.79), (11:15.85), 11:18.12, 13:35.52, 11:16.75 = 12:03.46
2x2x2 Blindfolded:
3x3x3 Blindfolded: DNF (edges-only - bad memo fail), DNF (edges-only. All 12 edges in 9:26.55. 3 cycles WO-WG-OY-YB, WB-YG-BO-GO-RW-YR, RB-RG. very pleased), DNF (10/12 edges in 5:56.24. 1 cycle OY-RW-BO-RB-YG-WG-OW-GO-GR-BW-RY-BY, memo fail, 2 edges were swapped: GO-GR) = DNF
3x3x3 One Handed: 1:41.61, (1:53.07), 1:40.21, 1:31.51, (1:25.57) = 1:37.78
3x3x3 With Feet:
3x3x3 Match the scramble:
3x3x3 Fewest Moves:
2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 Relay: 4:07.79
2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 + 5x5x5 Relay: 8:42.40
Magic: 2.83, 2.24, (2.93), (2.15), 2.16 = 2.41
Master Magic:
Clock: 25.45, (58.77), (24.72), 48.16, 24.83 = 32.81
MegaMinx: 5:48.02, (4:39.14), 5:44.46, (6:02.58), 5:55.63 = 5:49.37
PyraMinx: 23.15, (24.00), 19.74, 19.83, (13.82) = 20.91
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3x3: 13.30, 14.02, 12.89, 11.78, 13.16 = 13.12
Do I just suck at every competition?

4x4: 1:05.25, 1:19.09, 58.05, 58.47, 1:05.00 = 1:02.91

5x5: 1:50.95, 1:29.45, 1:29.92, 1:28.36, 1:31.34 = 1:30.24
NOOOOO!! PB average anyway.

6x6: 3:53.72, 3:30.06, 3:21.34, 3:15.70, 4:22.23 = 3:35.04

3x3 Blindfolded: 1:40.48, 2:34.19, DNF(2:11.81)
YES!!!SUB-2!!! The last one forgot to memo edge orient.

3x3 Multi-Blindfolded: 2/2 8:42.80
Playing it safe. Maybe 3 next week.

3x3 One Handed: 25.52, 23.30, 18.5, 27.81, 26.28 = 25.03
More bad times

3x3 Match the scramble: 2:02.08, 1:30.22, 3:03.02, DNF, 2:09.53 = 2:24.88
I usually average 1:30-ish...

3x3 Fewest Moves: 42 moves
Solution: F D' B' D B U L D2 L D' R' L' F D R' F' D' F' D F U2 R2 U' L' U R2 U' L F' U2 R U R' U F2 U2 F' U2 F' U2 F2 U

2x2x2: F D' B' D B U L(7:7)
3x2x2: D2 L D' R' L' F D(7:14)
Triple X-cross: R' F' D' F' D(5:19)
F2L: F U. F' U2 R U R'(7:26)
OLL: U F2 U2 F' U2 F' U2 F2 U(9:35)
Insert U R2 U' L' U R2 U' L(8 move commutator) at ., 1 move cancel.

Megaminx: 1:57.17, 1:40.81, 1:40.77, 1:59.33, 1:29.20 = 1:46.25
Good single, bad average. How typical.

Will finish later.
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Yes We Can!

Jan 27, 2009
Berlin, Germany
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3x3: 14.19, 15.48, 16.11, (19.81), (13.84) = 15.26
Fail -____-

2x2 BLD: DNF, DNF, 31.56 = 31.56
That last one was easy :p I used LBL.

2x2: (3.59), (6.36), 5.92, 4.52, 4.09 = 4.84
LoL ^^ sub-5 with a counting high-5 (lol rofl high-5)

3x3 OH: 35.25, 34.88, (42.45), 34.53, (33.03) = 34.89

4x4: (58.56+), 59.88, 1:06.92, (1:12.69), 1:06.63 = 1:04.47
Excellent start! First time 2 sub-1s in a row :) I had 0 OLL-parities and 1 PLL-Parity :p 2nd best avg ever :D

Pyraminx: 11.02, (13.38), 12.47, (8.08), 12.52 = 12.00
Very ordinary average :) 4th was quite easy (solution in white): solving centers, doing 1st 2-flip on LL, doing 2nd 2-flip on FL, 4 tips

5x5: (2:47.19), 2:21.34, (1:51.00), 2:09.58, 2:19.94 = 2:16.95
YES!!!!!!!!!!!! First sub-2 ever!!!! :D PLL skip! Also really great avg!
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Sep 15, 2009
Haining, Zhejiang, China
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SPEEDSOLVING.COM Weekly Competition #49

I got sick & tired. so i give up.sorry...

1. 6.81
2. 7.30
3. (7.41)
4. (6.34)
5. 6.96
Average: 7.02
totally suck!!

1. 20.11
2. 19.83
3. (22.13)
4. 21.19
5. (16.84)


Uh...I got hungry & little cold-hands.My bros get married!yee-ha~Waiting a few days update new results.
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Jul 31, 2009
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2x2: 7.25, (6.85), 8.49, (9.02), 7.57 =7.77
Counting 8.5 :(

3x3: (24.47), 22.01, 20.45, 23.13, (19.49) =21.86
Not too bad at all :)

3x3 OH: (43.66), 50.24, (50.57), 45.90, 47.84 =47.99
Pretty good, nice and consistent :)

4x4: 2:25.42, 2:12.53, (2:30.18), 2:19.43, (1:54.21) =2:19.13
PB single :D Other than that, my general average really...

2 - 4 Relay: 2:59.77
3x3 sucked... Atleast it's sub3 :)

2x2 BLD: 1:31.65, 1:22.86, DNF (20s) =1:22.86
Hoped for a PLL skip on the last one :p Other two not bad times...

3x3 BLD: 5:25.07, DNS Yet, DNS Yet =5:25.07
Stupidly easy 1st scramble, PB by a mile :D

Pyraminx: 11.59, (10.09), 11.66, 10.61, (13.07) =11.29
Should've been better, could've been worse.
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Jul 1, 2009
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avg 4.90
3.45, 5.23, (6.89), 6.01, (3.41)

avg 15.82
16.00, 16.70, (18.03), 14.75, (14.31)

avg 1:20.39
(1:42.87), 1:26.98, 1:12.09, (1:11.02), 1:22.09 PB!

dnf, dnf, 32.67 the first two scrambles were too long xD

2:47.21, 2:41.67, 2:17.45 happy about that :)

1/2 6:22.53


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Jun 20, 2009
Magic: 2.30 2.50 2.08 (DNF) (2.02) = 2.29
2x2x2: 18.69 (17.59) 20.13 22.67 20.60 = 19.81
3x3x3: 24.79 (22.41) 26.09 27.95 (29.20) = 26.27
3x3x3 OH: (1:02.60) 56.01 (55.43) 59.89 56.35 = 57.42
Pyraminx: 10.33 13.46 (15.52) 14.02 (7.48) = 12.60
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Apr 29, 2008
Almelo, Holland
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Square-1: 25.86, 18.58, (34.77), (17.58), 20.58 = 21.67 Interesting average...
3x3: 15.02, (13.19), (19.55), 15.84, 13.30 = 14.72 Okay.
2x2: 4.41, 3.93, (3.55), 4.80, (4.93) = 4.38 Fail.
Magic: (1.80) 2.00 1.83 2.31 (2.36) = 2.05 Consistently crap.
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Jun 29, 2009
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Average: 6.78

Individual Times:
1. 7.51
2. 5.58
3. 7.00
4. 6.80
5. 7.00


Average: 51.70

Individual Times:
1. 43.09 Good start.
2. 29.16 Woah. Crazy good time. PB.
3. DNF [POP]
4. 1:09.30 [Parity] Ah. That's more like it
5. 1:05.23 [Parity]


Average: 25.75

Individual Times:
1. 27.13
2. 24.44
3. 24.53
4. 26.78
5. 25.88


Average: 1.72

Individual Times:
1. 1.47
2. 2.22
3. 1.77
4. 1.66
5. 1.50
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KwS Pall

Oct 15, 2008
claim the place.


average: 4.13 (nice, with low SD)
1.55 (hehe recognized CLL in preinspection, just straight solve.)

average: 15.47 (nothing special)

average: 55.49 (nice according to some cases...)
52.36 (PLL skip)
49.59 (Strange centers, but good pairing. Left with LL at 45.00, nice LL :D)
59.33 (Double)

3x3 OH
average: 23.95 (Nice, but incostistent (a lot of nice PLL U :)))
21,84 (pll U)
28,75 (weird time)
21,58 (pll U)

average: 3:18.02 (good enough to satisfy me when faz has beaten me :D)
3:17.90 (Changed the cube)

Non Cubic

average: 23.81 (why the hell not at mini gg competition held by me on friday???)
19.71 (the nice one)

average: 8.40 (No Comment.)
5.83 (nice one. KwSed)
9,77 (4 tips)
7,78 (nice 4 tips)
7,65 (another nice 4 tips - sune)
9,94 (fail fail fail)


3x3 Match The Scramble
average: 58.00 (Yes! However easy scrambles, but 49.34 wasn't as easy as the other ones.)
49.34 (decent start and the first sub 50 :D)
52.77 (hmm fast :p)
79.21 (lol. mistake :D)
61.78 (nice cross :p)
59.44 (another nice cross :D)

Time: 1:15.30 (nice 2x2 :D :D :D)

Time: 3:08.90 (oll skip on 2x2, nice 4x4 :D (234 here was faster than 234 in 234 event ^^))
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Sep 23, 2008
3x3 - 17.95, (19.58), 18.43, 18.33, (16.83) = 18.24
happy with this considering it's pretty much the only time I've had to cube this week, uni deadlines are taking up all my time!

4x4 1:40.63, (1:37.09), 1:41.05, 1:38.00, (1:42.71) = 1:39.89
awful, really bad.. maybe next week I'll be more awake! :)

234 1:55.69 sub2:00 :)
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Mike Hughey

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3x3x3 Fewest Moves: 42 moves

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

2x2x3: D2 F2 L' U F L2 B2 D2 F' D2 R' D'
switch to inverse scramble (apply inverse of 2x2x3 moves before applying inverse scramble)
3x cross: D B' D' R
switch to regular scramble (apply inverse of 3x cross moves before applying regular scramble)
4th pair: U' B2 U B U' B' U
switch to inverse scramble (apply inverse of 4th pair followed by inverse of 2x2x3 moves before applying inverse scramble)
OLL: L U R' U R' F R F' . R U2 L'
insert at .: U' B' U F U' B U F'

Comment: Okay, so it's a bad result, but it was cool to get through a NISS solve! It's really hard to write the explanation for one of these up, though. I don't think I'm very good at this because I'm so slow - too much rescrambling necessary, and I'm too slow for that. (As it was, I didn't have time to look for a good insertion.) So I'm not sure if I'll keep using it. But it is fun to watch it actually work!

This probably makes me the worst NISS solver in the world. :)
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