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Weekly competition 2009-50


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Magic (Just do 5 solves)

Master Magic (Just do 5 solves)

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

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

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


Former Clock NR Holder
Apr 24, 2008
Melbourne, Australia
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Magic: 1.71, 1.41, 2.00, 1.88, 1.61 = 1.73
Magic = stupid.
2x2: 1.46, 4.38, 2.74, 2.07, 3.24 = 2.68
3x3: 10.79, 10.29, 10.20, 8.48, 9.68 = 10.05
Ooh compsingle.
4x4: 48.79, 54.22, 59.85, 1:04.39, 47.26 = 54.28
WTF! So much fail....
5x5: 1:31.98, 1:21.50, 1:24.46, 1:24.72, 1:48.13 = 1:27.05
1st and last sucked.
Pyraminx: 8.41, 4.86, 7.07, 8.14, 5.47 = 6.89
SQ-1: (17.86), 23.48, 37.38, 25.97, (46.19) = 28.94
2 fail solves = fail avg
2x2 BLD: DNF, DNF, 6.98 = 6.98
Lol cancels into EG2
3x3 BLD: DNF(1:51.44), 1:59.91, DNF(2:11.46) = 1:59.91
1st was off by 3 corners, and 3rd I undid a setup move wrong, which means my U layer was off by U' and there were some wrong edges.
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Jul 7, 2009
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38.97, 35.25, 34.11, 34.60, 32.93 Avg- 34.65 (σ = 0.47)
Not very good compared to everyone else, but oh well it's pretty good times for me. :)
3x3 OH
1:40.41, 1:23.06, 1:24.31, 1:46.72, 1:23.56 Avg- 1:29.43 (σ = 7.78)
New personal average for me. Yay! :)
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Sep 18, 2009
2x2x2: 3.65
(2.22), 4.52, 3.87, 3.06, (4.58)

3x3x3: 17.35
16.80, 17.93, (16.30), (18.52), 17.32

4x4x4: 1:34.56
(1:33.38), 1:34.31, 1:34.05, 1:35.32, (1:35.41)

3x3x3 One Handed: 39.65
38.17, 39.15, (35.26), 41.62, (42.75)

2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 Relay: 2:05.83

MegaMinx: 3:41.73
(3:58.42), (3:18.24), 3:54.69, 3:24.34, 3:46.16
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Jul 12, 2009
New Zealand
2x2: 12.62, 14.59, 8.10, 17.17, 9.98 = 12.40
Not good at all.

3x3: 25.12, 29.35, 32.35, 29.76, 31.82 = 30.31

3x3 OH: 52.11, 1:07.56, 1:15.87, 1:10.60, 58.01 = 1:05.39
Two subs 60s.
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Sep 9, 2009
2x2x2: 7.46, 7.66, (6.18), (12.08), 10.81 => 8.64
Lolfridrich. I never practice 2x2x2.

3x3x3: DNF, 25.97, 28.6, DNF, DNS => DNF
Holy crap that failed badly. First DNF was a massive pop and now I've lost a corner :(. The second, I had a pop and accidentally stopped the timer!

4x4x4: 2:11.46, (2:15.47), (1:51.28), 1:52.03, 1:55.47 => 1:59.65
Wow. I've never gotten so many sub-120s, let alone a sub-120 average of 5... Very easy centres on all the solves. Although I put the centres in the wrong places on the first two solves.

5x5x5: (3:37.43), (DNF), 3:48.68, 3:43.84, 3:54.44 => 3:48.99
Wow, I am on fire tonight. I've never even done a sub-240 solve on 5x5x5, and I get a sub-240 average! Earlier today I was averaging 4:40. DNF was a timer malfunction, stopped at 0.13.

234 Relay: 3:19.84

2345 Relay: 6:32.41

Magic: (1.71), (2.15), 1.81, 1.84, 1.96 => 1.87
I don't practice Magic much so I suck.

3x3x3 BLD: 5:23.63, DNF(4:45.13), DNF(5:05.81) => 5:23.63

3x3x3 MultiBLD:

4x4x4 BLD: DNF(32:09.29), DNS, DNS = DNF
I honestly couldn't be bothered putting aside enough time to do two more attempts.
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2x2: 6.64, (8.59), (4.07), 7.11, 7.38 = 7.04
Comment: Good.

3x3: 18.08, 20.65, (17.08), (22.23), 21.80 = 20.18
Comment: lol, same as my last official comp's average. Bad.

3x3 OH: 43.82, 42.39, 48.63, (42.32), (1:16.77) = 44.94
Comment: Completely messed up the G perm on the last solve. Bad average.

3x3 BLD: 3:01.70, 3:06.29, 4:29.44 = 3:01:70
Comment: lol, I didn't expect my times to go so bad with 1 or 2 weeks of no practice. At least no DNFs.

4x4: 1:57.58, (1:52.60), 1:57.67, (2:12.07), 2:06.10 = 2:00:45
Comment: Ugh, my 4x4 sucks. Also all 5 solves had PLL parity.

5x5: (5:34:30), 4:58:44, 4:51:77, (4:24:68), 5:05:77 = 4:58:66
Comment: My 5x5 sucks much more than my 4x4. I guess sub 5 is ok on my cube.

3x3 MTS: (DNF), 1:19.71, 1:20.58, 1:19.89, (1:14.87) = 1:20:06
Comment: Cool SD. DNF was off by 2 corners and the time was 1:21:25. Pretty consistent.
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Jun 29, 2009
Sheffield, UK
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Average: 6.70

1. 5.86
2. 7.50
3. 5.63
4. 6.36
5. 8.13

Pretty good. :)


Average: 23.15

1. 26.77
2. 21.91
3. 23.83
4. 22.16
5. 21.09

Wow. I scared myself for a little there.


Average: DNF
1. 1.44
2. 2.13
3. 1.50
4. DNF
5. DNS

String Broke :(


Average: 53.03

1. 49.91 Parity
2. 59.19 Parity
3. 57.50 Parity
4. 53.97 Cubeshape fail
5. 44.58


Dec 5, 2009
3x3x3: 29.30, 33.25, 30.39, (29.00), (33.30) = 30.98
dunno why i was so nervous doing the solves, my fingers were shaking and my cube was wet and slippery from my sweat -_-


May 13, 2009
9.58,11.17,9.62,9.76,7.03= 9.43
(should train more??)

18.11,19.83,21.33,21.28,19.48= 20.01

(Well, i just train on 5x5 and long time didn't touch 4x4, its a pb single and avg!)

3:56.82,3:11.65,2:52.68= 3:20.38
(I hate pop on big cubes.. T_T)

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Jul 9, 2008
Sherwood, Nottingham, UK
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Michael Erskine
2x2x2: (5.91), (21.63), 12.78, 12.45, 13.16 = 12.80
(new Maru screw-spring 2x2x2 - very nice but not as good as my old ES! First solve was fun: I used Ortega, solve orange then red OLL was FRUR'U'F')
3x3x3: 44.01, 41.50, (44.67), (33.47), 33.79 = 39.77
(Very pleased with this avg - only second time I've sub-40 in weekly comp!)
4x4x4: 2:36.04, (3:48.68), (2:13.35), 2:44.35, 3:04.54 = 2:48.31
(New mini QJ this week - lubed with the Maru lube - very nice but needs more work - second solve messed up pretty bad)
5x5x5: (4:06.01), (5:18.04), 4:33.53, 4:35.76, 4:23.12 = 4:30.80
6x6x6: (9:01.73), 8:22.02, (7:27.75), 8:51.60, 8:29.32 = 8:34.31
(including a new PB I think!)
7x7x7: 12:35.78, 12:59.23, (13:15.70+), (11:17.70), 12:21.98 = 12:39.00
2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 Relay: 3:18.02
2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 + 5x5x5 Relay: 8:42.35
3x3x3 One Handed: (1:10.79), 1:39.29, 1:33.41, 1:17.75, (2:04.67) = 1:30.15
Magic: 2.60, 2.64, (2.42), (3.13), 2.51 = 2.58
PyraMinx: (27.29), (18.39), 20.96, 22.99, 18.94 = 20.96
Clock: 29.04, 36.20, (25.17), (42.45), 29.07 = 31.44
MegaMinx: 5:23.04, 4:59.38, (5:33.68), (4:53.84), 5:06.29 = 5:09.57
(pops galore - need yet another minx!)
3x3x3 Blindfolded: DNF (10/12 edges - two fllipped! about 7 mins), DNF (bit of a mess!), DNF (7mins 7/12 edges - missed out part of my story! First time using a journey for memorisation - I only decided on my journey waypoints in the part hour or so so not too bad! :) )
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Jan 27, 2009
Berlin, Germany
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2x2: (2.38), 5.08, 3.24, 4.80, (5.83) = 4.37
Very easy :D

3x3: 13.28, 13.49, (18.91), (12.84), 16.42 = 14.40
DAMN! Die, counting 16!

3x3 OH: 29.02, 31.92, (28.27), (41.38), 35.53 = 32.16
A bit better than normal

4x4: 1:00.45, (1:19.03), (56.67), 58.89, 1:03.19 = 1:00.84
Yes! PB average and first sub-1 with Double parity (56.67)

Pyraminx: 12.78, (8.20), 8.50, (16.70), 15.41 = 12.23
Beeeh! Counting 15 -.-

Megaminx: (DNF), (1:47.08), 1:58.69, 1:51.23, 2:05.88 ) 1:58.60
I can do much better :p

First was too hard, second off by a y-perm and third off by a t-perm -.-

2-3-4 relay = 1:28.77
Sub-90, but can be better.

5x5: 2:18.20, 2:19.09, 2:15.27, (2:20.56), (2:09.14) = 2:17.52
Very normal.

2-3-4-5 relay: = 4:33.47
Biggest fail I ever had.

Magic: 1.13, (3.08), 1.25, 2.63, (1.03) = 1.67
I havened solved magic for 2 weeks ^^
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Cyrus C.

Oct 17, 2009
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2x2x2: 7.72
(3.29), (10.11), 6.19, 7.80, 9.19
Comment: Good, but could've been great if it wasn't for that last solve.

3x3x3: 21.11
20.61, (24.70), 21.96, 20.75, (19.27)

4x4x4: 1:51.90
1:51.72, 1:44.51, (2:14.16), 1:59.47, (1:36.25)
Comment: Nice single.


3x3x3 One Handed: 1:02.25
1:00.14, 1:07.34, 59.26, (59.04), (1:08.03)
Comment: Is sub-1 too much to ask?

3x3x3 Fewest Moves: 52
Comment: Bad non-optimal PLL

2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 Relay: 2:32.54
Comment: Bad 2x2 & 3x3.

2x2x2 + 3x3x3 + 4x4x4 + 5x5x5 Relay: 5:01.27
Comment: Awesome 5x5.

Megaminx: 4:01.18
(3:47.89), 4:08.85, 4:00.14, (5:04.84), 3:54.55
Comment: First AO5 on megaminx.
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Jun 20, 2009
Magic: 1.80 (DNF) (1.78) 1.88 1.86 = 1.85
2x2x2: 6.97 (29.78) 16.07 19.75 15.44 = 17.09
3x3x3: (23.27) 27.95 (29.77) 27.63 23.98 = 26.52
4x4x4: (2:03.96) 2:18.68 (2:29.81) 2:26.07 2:21.12 = 2:21.96
5x5x5: 4:34.86 4:17.71 (3:48.83) 4:31.42 (4:35.86) = 4:28.00
3x3x3 OH: 54.81 (48.71) 57.65 1:10.18 1:08.71 = 1:00.42
Pyraminx: 12.82 (10.93) 11.01 (13.65) 11.15 = 11.66
2x2x2-4x4x4 Relay: 3:18.91
2x2x2-5x5x5 Relay: 7:52.29
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James Ludlow

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Mar 28, 2009
Sunbury-on-Thames, England
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2x2 - 9.33 10.11 9.34 8.88 8.02 9.18avg 2 look Ortega. Don't know them all yet.
3x3 - 19.72 26.92 23.74 26.92 27.05 25.86avg PLL skip.
4x4 - 1.27.93 P 1.22.19 1.35.86 OP 1.32.96 OP 1.26.72 O 1.29.20avg
5X5 - 2.40.43 2.55.93 2.38.50 2.59.11 2.57.25 2.51.20avg
6x6 - 5.37.68 5.58.91 O 5.22.77 P 5.18.65 6.01.66 O 5.39.79avg Very good. Amazingly only3 paritys
7x7 - 9.28.64 8.58.72 9.40.41 9.17.86 8.43.99 9.15.07avg Its Harry von Icepigs in my front room this morning. Still, okay results.
3x3OH - 1.46.36 DNF 1.37.13 1.40.31 1.20.34 1.41.27avg Didn't start timer
3x3WF - 6.55.83 7.43.62 6.35.73 6.57.99 DNS 7.12.48avg Knowing exactly what to do, but not having the physical ability to be able to do it is probably the most frustratiing thing in the world. Done on my 3ins 3x3.
3x3MTS - 2.00.47 1.55.88 2.10.35 1.45.62 1.59.63 1.58.66avg
2-4 Relay - 2.01.72
2-5 Relay - 5.35.58
Magic - 1.66 1.53 1.59 1.61 1.53 1.58avg
Master Magic - 2.93 2.96 2.96 3.11 6.80 3.01avg Ha ha, got progressively worse! So close to sub 3 avg.
Clock - 16.40 17.25 16.00 16.18 16.69 16.42avg
Megaminx - 3.53.13 3.46.44 3.15.47 3.20.81 3.38.06 3.35.10avg
Square1 - 1.20.97 57.47 1.16.43 1.30.27 57.86 1.11.75avg

3X3 FMC 51 moves

y D' F U' R U D2 F' R F R' 2x2x2

D U' L' U D B R' B' R 2x2x3

x2 U2 L2 U2 L' U2 L2 U' L' U2 F U' F' 3rd Pair

B L' B' L 4th Pair

y' L x U R' U R U2 L' R' U R' D2 R U' R' D2 R2 Last Layer

If I speedsolved with Petrus, I'd struggle to stackmat the 2x2x2 block.
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222: 4.53, 5.13, 3.75, 5.61, 4.63 = 4.76
Comments: Okay, could've been better.

333: 23.65, 20.63, 22.34, 23.83, 23.13+ = 23.04
Comments: Uhh... not good. :fp
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Sep 23, 2008
3x3(18.90), (14.03), 16.93, 14.50, 18.13 = 16.52
4x4(1:28.90), 1:25.33, (1:16.90), 1:17.88, 1:22.09 = 1:21.77

234 1:55.25
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Mike Hughey

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3x3x3 Fewest Moves: 38 moves

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

Start with regular scramble, with premove U'.
2x cross: D U' R F' L U2 B'
Switch to inverse, using B U2 L' F R' U D' (2x cross moves above) as premoves.
3rd pair: U (from earlier premove) D' R' F' R D
4th pair: F' D' F2 D F2 R' . D R D'
all but 3 corners: L F L' F' L' U L U' F
insert at .: R2 B L' B' R2 B L B'
R' R2 become R before insertion.

Comment: Still pretty bad partial NISS solution, but a little better than last week. The first 3 pairs were actually pretty good! I had a 20-move F2L, but I couldn't work out a decent ending for it. I had terrible last-layer problems; I feel like this was just a very unlucky last layer scramble for me. NISS is probably a bad choice for me, but I can't seem to help it - it's fun to use.


Jun 29, 2008
FMC: 29 moves, nice sub-30 :)
y' z' E' F2 D2 l D' l2 D' R2 B2 D' (11): corners + 2 edges
x L' E2 L (4): 2 more edges
y L2 D2 L E' L' (6): 2 more edges
y' U2 L' E' L E B2 (8): last 6 edges
Total: 29 HTM