# Negative Time Solving Contest 2007

## Scrambles

**R2 L D B D' F2 D' B' U B2 L2 R U2 D B F R' L F' L' D' U2 L F' D'**

(Generated using JNetCube)

**This is the ONLY main Negative Time Solving Scramble for 2007. Do not use this scramble before the real attempt.**

The following are additional 3x3 algorithms to be used only for 3x3 multi-blind. Decide on the number of cubes, n, to be attempted beforehand, and take the first n-1 from this list in addition to the main scramble above.

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

3. D U' R' B R2 D2 B R L2 D2 U B' R D' B' L2 R2 F B2 D2 U R D' F2 U2

4. R' B' R' U L B' L D' B' D' L' F L U' D' R' U F U D' B L' D' F' U2

5. D' R U R D U' F B2 D2 U B' R D R' U R2 D F2 D2 R F2 D2 F D' R2

6. L' R D2 L D R2 L B' F L U2 D L B2 F' D' R2 F2 B' U' D' F U2 L2 R2

7. F' B U' B' L U2 R' L F B D B2 U L' F' U2 L' R2 B' D2 B2 R L2 B2 L2

8. R2 B U R2 L D' L2 B L2 U R' B L2 D L2 R' D R2 F D2 B' R' L F' R

9. B2 F' R U' R U' F U2 D B D B D L F' L U D2 L B2 U2 B2 L2 F' U2

10. D' U' R L D' L2 F U F' B2 R2 B L' D F' D2 F2 L B' F2 R' L' D2 U L2

11. L' R' U L D L' R' D' U' F2 D' U' F' R' U2 F' B2 R' L B' D2 U' L2 R' B2

12. L2 U L F' R2 L B2 L2 R2 U2 R F' B' U F2 B' L R B R' F B U B2 R

13. F R U2 R2 U B' U B2 R L' F U2 R2 B' U' L F' L2 R2 U F2 D' B' D B2

14. B' L2 U' D2 R U D2 L' U' L F R2 L' U' B2 L2 D U' B2 D U F L' B2 D2

15. U2 F2 B R' D2 L2 R' B2 R' B2 R' D' R2 D B L R' B' U2 L' B2 R2 F2 R L'

16. B' U F2 U L D U R' U B F U' D' B F2 D B2 D2 L' D L D2 L2 R D

17. U' R' U F' B' U R F' L2 U' R D' U L' U2 F D2 B' L B2 F L2 R2 F2 D

18. L' R' F2 B2 D' B U F D' F' D B' F D' L' D F' L' D2 B2 U B2 F' R' D

19. R' B2 F' R2 L D' B2 R L B2 F' D2 R L' F R2 F U2 R2 U R F U L2 B

20. F2 U' R' F2 R L2 B R2 U2 D' B2 F2 L U2 B' L2 D' B' U B D' L B' U2 B2

21. F D F2 U2 L B' D' U2 L D2 R L2 B2 R' F R' B' R' L2 U F D' B F'

22. B' F' L U' B2 F R' B' L2 R2 F' R' D' B' U R D' B' R B L U' R' D'

Okay, that's gotta be enough.

## Results

There were 39 participants representing 7 countries. Of these, 2 were from Europe and the rest were from North America.

### 3x3 Speedsolve

Place | Name | Country | Negative Time | Comment |
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1 | Harris Chan | Canada | -59 minutes 50.25 seconds | Wow, didn't know how I managed that. I preserved the c/e pair and zero rotation solve after the cross. Sune OLL and F perm. |

2 | Stefan Huber | Austria | -59 minutes 46.49 seconds | I'm tired... and proud of my solve... |

3 | Dan Dzoan | USA | -59 minutes 44.91 seconds | drinking makes your time slower... |

4 | Joseph Gibney | USA | -59 minutes 44.58 seconds | Decent solve, easy X-cross. I used 3 look last layer. |

5 | Anthony Hsu | USA | -59 minutes 43.72 seconds | 1st attempt of my life! What an exhilarating experience! While solving, I was thinking about all the other EST cubers that might be solving their cubes at the same time as me! |

6 | Kris de Asis | Canada | -59 minutes 42.47 seconds | A pretty good time for me given how sleepy I was. |

7 | Isaac Wappes | USA | -59 minutes 41.59 seconds | Good F2L, one of the two OLLs I DON't know, and a G-perm. I was so tired so I'm just glad it was sub 20. |

8 | Timm[ie] Wong | USA | -59 minutes 41.55 seconds | (Actual solve time 18.45 seconds) Not bad, not bad at all. I almost forgot about this and was furiously practicing the day before to get back into things. Last year I didn't make sub-20 so I'm happy to achieve that breakpoint this time around. whoo! Got the whole thing on tape, too =) |

9 | Vincent Sheu | USA | -59 minutes 41.02 seconds | |

10 | Lucas Garron | Germany (in USA) | -59 minutes 40.61 seconds | Decent; got it on film. |

11 | Solomon Wang | USA | -59 minutes 40.58 seconds | |

12 | Ryan Zheng | USA | -59 minutes 40.07 seconds | i dont damn things |

13 | Jeremy Fleischman | USA | -59 minutes 40.07 seconds | damn darren for not being here and doing this (for sleeping / doing anything) |

14 | Sunil Pedapudi | USA | -59 minutes 38.57 seconds | |

15 | Michael Gottlieb | USA | -59 minutes 37.32 seconds | Messed up an F2L pair. Better luck next year :) |

16 | Ambie Valdes | USA | -59 minutes 37.32 seconds | |

17 | Alex Mason | USA | -59 minutes 37 seconds | aww man i messed up on the cross...oh well |

18 | Raku Watari | USA | -59 minutes 36.46 seconds | |

19 | William Fu | Canada | -59 minutes 35.05 seconds | Pretty fun. |

20 | Brian Le | USA | -59 minutes 32.94 seconds | Very horrible time. Messed up cross thats why... |

21 | Jeff Chiu | USA | -59 minutes 32.10 seconds | damn (dan and) jack daniels |

22 | Andrew Nelson | USA | -59 minutes 31.86 seconds | Started memo of my blindfold cube (memorized one CO) then quickly speedsolved this, then went back to a (roughly) 3 minute BLD solve. |

23 | Devin Corr-Robinett | USA | -59 minutes 31.54 seconds | yeah i should have printed out the scramble rather than have done the scramble, hide the cube, and sit there on a bed for 2 hours so i could have at least been warmed up. ohh well next year i will be at my own house doing it so it will be better |

24 | Felix Lee | USA | -59 minutes 30.13 seconds | |

25 | David Jiang | USA | -59 minutes 29.19 seconds | damn all these drunk people |

26 | Jordan Chen | USA | -59 minutes 29 seconds | Half blind; I took out my contacts before because eyes were dry. |

27 | Auston Sterling | USA | -59 minutes 28.84 seconds | So tired... That's a long time to stay awake... |

28 | Joseph Spadafora | USA | -59 minutes 24 seconds | I haven't solved in months....I used to average sub-20.....blech. |

29 | Stephanie Chow | USA | -59 minutes 22.88 seconds | damn smirnoff vodka |

30 | Connie Chen | USA | -59 minutes 17.94 seconds | damn stephanie's mixed drinks |

31 | Chris Ferguson | USA | -59 minutes 12 seconds | |

32 | Daniel White | UK | -59 minutes 5 seconds | |

33 | Howard Leung | Canada | -59 minutes 00 seconds | yep exactly 1 minute, i got slow, but then got a T at the end so it made up for the slowness. |

34 | Wuqiong Fan | China (in USA) | - 58 minutes 48 seconds | I live in Maryland, United States. I did this on Computer simulator, not actual cube, so it was half speed. |

35 | Jason Ding | Canada | -58 minutes 50.08 seconds | |

36 | Elton Kong | USA | -58 minutes 29.38 seconds | damn you alex smith |

37 | Jackson Williams | USA | -57 minutes 35 seconds | |

N/A | Chuck Norris | Enforced Democracy of Chuck Norris | -60 minutes 1 seconds | Take that, 24 hour Jack Bauer |

### 3x3 Blindfolded

Place | Name | Country | Negative Time | Comment |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | Leyan Lo | USA | -57 minutes 52.41 seconds | I was outside for 8 hours in the freezing cold for an orchestra film shoot. I'm glad I was able to complete a BLD successfully this year. |

2 | Shotaro Makisumi | Japan | -57 minutes 01.59 seconds | My first negative blindfold attempt. The memorization was easy, but I was so nervous and so the execution took really long. |

3 | Andrew Nelson | USA | -56 minutes 23.42 seconds | Wooo negative time |

- | Lucas Garron | Germany (in USA) | DNF | By the blindfold of Mátyás Kuti! I forgot to start memo before the time change! Then I made some weird corner errors... |

### 4x4 Blindfolded

Place | Name | Country | Negative Time | Comment |
---|---|---|---|---|

- | Lucas Garron | Germany (in USA) | DNF | Off by an r2 (how?) and two centers. |

### 5x5

Place | Name | Country | Negative Time | Comment |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | Michael Gottlieb | USA | -57 minutes 28.99 seconds | Pretty good 5x5x5 time considering I did the 3x3x3 during it. I have a video. |