Negative Time Solving Contest 2009
(Generated by Cube Explorer)
This is the ONLY main Negative Time Solving Scramble for 2009. 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.
- D2 F2 L2 D2 F2 D' R2 D2 L2 U2 B' U2 F2 L2 U' R B' U2 R' U' F2
- R B2 L B2 R U2 B2 D2 L' D2 U2 R' F' L U2 F D L R2 B L
- D2 B2 D2 F' R2 B' R2 U2 R2 U' L D' F' U2 B U' L2 U' R' D F
- F2 U' L2 B2 D2 L2 F2 U' B2 U' R B F U L' R U' F' R' F' U'
- D' B2 F2 R2 D' B2 D R2 U2 F2 D' L2 B R F2 L U' F' R2 D2 U'
- B2 F2 U F2 U' L2 D' B2 F2 D' R B F U2 L R' U' B2 R D2 R2
- R2 D' B2 U' R2 F2 D' B2 R2 F L' B2 L' R2 B' R2 U' B' D R D'
- B2 D' R2 U L2 F2 U' L2 D R2 U2 F' R D' L2 U' F' L D F' D2
- F2 L2 D2 U B2 L2 B2 L2 D2 U' R2 B U' F2 L F' L' U2 B2 L' U'
- D2 F R2 D2 F R2 B' L2 B2 R2 D2 F2 U R2 F U R2 F2 U B' L
- D2 R F2 U2 L2 D2 R D2 B2 D L' B' F L2 U B L B' D' L2 F
- B2 U2 B2 D L2 D B2 F2 D R2 U' B' U2 L' U' L2 U' B' L2 F' U
- B2 R F2 L U2 R F2 D2 R2 U B' R U B' D R' B R2 F
- L2 U' F2 L2 R2 U' B2 U' L2 D F2 R' B' R2 F L2 B' F2 L' F2 D'
- R' D2 L' U2 L2 B2 D2 F2 L U2 L2 D' B' F' U B U R' B' R' D
(Generated by CCT)
- D' f' L r R2 f2 r' u L' B D u' r2 F2 L r2 R' F2 U' B2 L' U2 L r' R2 D L F' R F u B' u U R2 u' L' r R D
- F' u' R2 D u2 U' f D B' D B2 R' F' L F u F2 u2 F U' L2 f2 F U2 B' F D' L u' U2 B f2 F' r2 B' f2 F2 L' U R'
- B D2 R2 U R' B' f F L' B f2 r' u' B f F U f' r B R D L' R2 F R' D u' U' L' r2 R D u2 U' f' R D2 u' F'
(Generated by CCT)
- U B2 D2 d B' b2 f D' B' u2 U2 L2 l' r U2 B' D' d' u' U' l' b' l D' d u' U' l B' U' B l b2 U L b L R' U f2 L' f' u2 B2 b f' L' F2 L' r2 R' F2 r2 R2 D2 L' d2 f R' D2
There were 44 participants representing 5 countries (plus Smerbia). Of these, 3 participated in Europe and the rest were from North America.
|Harris Chan||Canada||-59 minutes, 50.62 seconds||Scrambled with cross on U (F = green) and using my mini type C cube >.|
|Patrick Jameson||USA||-59 minutes, 48.37 seconds||Not bad. Pretty easy scramble.|
|Waris Ali||USA||-59 minutes, 48.14 seconds|
|Stefan Huber||Austria||-59 minutes, 47.23 seconds||extremely shaky solve, but in the third attempt my best negative time so far :D would've had sub10 potential, but nevermind...|
|Michael Young||Smerbia||-59 minutes, 46.27 seconds||That was a pretty good solve.|
|Dan Cohen||USA||-59 minutes, 46.19 seconds||:(|
|Andy Tsao||USA||-59 minutes, 46.05 seconds|
|Shotaro Makisumi||Japan||-59 minutes, 45.35 seconds|
|Vincent Sheu||USA||-59 minutes, 44.26 seconds||I totally froze on the final t-perm for about a second =.=|
|Daniel Chan||USA||-59 minutes, 43.49 seconds||Great fun. I and Tyler did this simultaneously. Too bad it was only a mediocre solve, but at least it is better than last year! Looking forward to doing this again.|
|Jim Mertens||USA||-59 minutes, 43.37 seconds|
|Raku Watari||USA||-59 minutes, 43.20 seconds||Bleh... but a nice way to end Halloween.|
|Jeff Chiu||USA||-59 minutes, 43 seconds|
|Devin Corr-Robinett||USA||-59 minutes, 42.97 seconds||meh|
|Michael Gottlieb||USA||-59 minutes, 42 seconds||I remember it was a 17.xx, but I lost the time, so I am rounding up to 18 flat.|
|Jeremy Fleischman||USA||-59 minutes, 41.81 seconds||Fucking Irish carbombs...|
|Florian Herzog||Austria||-59 minutes, 41.21 seconds||hehe Doublesune OLL and PLL skipped...|
well, I had absolutely NO lookahead on F2L :/
But good time for me anyway ^^
|Lucas Garron||Germany||-59 minutes, 41.05 seconds|
|Nick Young||USA||-59 minutes, 40.50 seconds|
|Kai Jiptner||Germany||-59 minutes, 40 seconds||did it in the middle of the 4x4 memo and wasn't quite prepared for it...fail!|
|Stephanie Chow||USA||-59 minutes, 39.40 seconds||I Thai-jizzed in my cube.|
|Jackson Warley||USA||-59 minutes, 38 seconds|
|Kevin Kapinos||USA||-59 minutes, 37.84 seconds||Actual time: 22.16 seconds. 11 seconds better than last year; 7 seconds worse than my average.|
|Chonnie Cen||USA||-59 minutes, 33.06 seconds||Blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol.|
|Shari Kuroyama||USA||-59 minutes, 31.44 seconds|
|Kevin Jorgensen||USA||-59 minutes, 30.52 seconds|
|Patrick Tran||USA||-59 minutes, 38.77 seconds||That's what she said.|
|John To||USA||-59 minutes, 26.28 seconds||Totally fucked up. No I'm just kidding. Totally messed up. Okay sure.|
|V-te||USA||-59 minutes, 25 seconds||Sigh, I got nervous. Why do I always get nervous? =(((|
|James Yang||USA||-59 minutes, 13 seconds||Yay, first time -- goal was -59min 20sec|
|Dahlia An||USA||-58 minutes, 57 seconds||My last name is not Tran.|
|Dashel Scarborough||USA||-58 minutes, 56.87 seconds||NOO!! I FAILED!! terrible PLL and 1 F2L case took like 4 seconds to locate the other piece! :(|
|Meng-Hsuan Wu||USA||-58 minutes, 36.59 seconds|
|Batmant Von Batmanerson||Batmanburghvillenstein||-59 minutes, 43.17 seconds||8=========D|
|1||Leyan Lo||USA||-58 minutes, 5.14 seconds|
|2||Shelley Chang||USA||-57 minutes, 47.78 seconds||The cake is a lie|
|3||Peter Battaglino||USA||-57 minutes, 17 seconds|
|4||Anthony Hsu||USA||-55 minutes, 3 seconds||I rushed back to my room from a Halloween orchestra show and by the time I started up my computer, it was already 1:59:xx, so I didn't have time to go online and apply the official scramble. Thus, I mixed up my cube randomly by hand (so technically this is an invalid solve) and started at 1:59:55. I realized I didn't have a blindfold when I started, but I wanted to do it properly, so after memorization, I actually dug through my backpack to find my blindfold. Ended: 1:04:52 AM. First blindfolded negative solve for me. Whoohoo!|
|5||Lucas Garron||Germany||DNF (-57 minutes, 48.49 seconds)||3 corners off.|
|6||Devin Corr-Robinett||USA||DNF (-53 minutes, 12.16 seconds)||hmm I forgot I started this for a minute after finishing 3x3|
|1||Kai Jiptner||Germany||-48 minutes, 35 seconds||don't know if it's slow because it's that late or because I did a safety solve :D|
Most cubes solved blindfolded in a negative time
|-||Mike Hughey||USA||-0 minutes, 38.43 seconds||9 / 10||Ugh - almost a pure success. Missed the eighth cube because I didn't memorize a piece twice when breaking a cycle, so I did parity when I didn't need to.|
Memorization time: -21:27 Execution time: 20:44
|1||Chris Hardwick||USA||-8 minutes, 35.95 seconds||2 out of 3 solved||My first ever attempt at three 4x4s. I know exactly the error I made on the first cube, and I knew when I made it. I wasn't sure if I did a single or a double turn on a face, and I guesses and guessed incorrectly :-(|
|1||Kristopher De Asis||Canada||-58 minutes, 38.32 seconds|
Most Puzzles Relay
|1||Michael Gottlieb||USA||-0 minutes, 2 seconds||53||I did a total of 53 puzzles (18 physical puzzles, 35 computer ones). I stopped the timer halfway through the 54th at about -2 seconds.|
|1||Forte Shinko||Canada||-59 minutes, 33 seconds||Odd parity and doing some wrong moves :(|
Square-1 "Real Man's Average of 50"
|1||Andrew Nelson||Smerbia||-15 minutes, 47.53 seconds||Didn't time individual solves, just did 50 squares-1 in quick succession. Total scrambling + solving time was 44:12.47|
|1||David Woner||USA||-58 minutes, 53.55 seconds||Square-2 is fun!|