# Negative Time Solving Contest 2010

## Scrambles

**R F L' D F' R B' D' F2 L B D2 F2 B U2 L2 F R' F' B R2 D L F U2**

**This is the ONLY main Negative Time Solving Scramble for 2010. 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.

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

**2x2 Scramble**

- F' R F2 U' F R U2 R' F2

**4x4 Scramble**

- d2 r' D' F2 l f U2 l2 D' f U r' f2 d f2 D d u2 R' f2 r2 d' l2 L' b' L u2 l b' R' L' D2 L d U2 D' b2 R2 F b2

**5x5 Scrarmble**

- f2 b B2 r L2 d' r' L2 d' l D2 b d' u R2 B' U' F' f2 d r' D2 f' R' L F' u U B L' B u' f u U' F d F' D' L2 u2 l' b B2 D' l u2 R' U2 R F' R r2 B U2 L2 d' U2 l' L

You can scramble other puzzles on your own.

## Results

There were 39 participants representing 4 countries. Of these, 2 participated in Europe (Lucas Garron competing from the right continent! *gasp*) and the rest were from North America.

### 3x3 Speedsolve

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

1 | Andy Tsao | USA | -59 minutes, 50.34 seconds | |

2 | Jules Manalang | USA | -59 minutes, 49.83 seconds | I saw the scramble and I lol'd at how easy it was for Roux. Epic Corners...Epic LSE. Could've been better. |

3 | Harris Chan | Canada | -59 minutes, 49.49 seconds | I'm tired. Interesting number though, haha. |

4 | Vincent Sheu | USA | -59 minutes, 48.19 seconds | Yellow cross, PLL skip. Start with White top, Red front. Cross: U' R' L F U L2 D2 U' F Pair: y U2 L U2 L' U' L U L' Pair: U' R U' R' U R' U' R Pair: U' (L' U' L U)*2 L' U' L Pair: R U' R B' R' B R' OLL: U' L2 D' L U2 L' D L U2 L PLL: U' |

5 | Stefan Pedrazza | USA | -59 minutes, 47.71 seconds | Waited up till 2 am |

6 | Ronnel Datlag | USA | -59 minutes, 47.56 seconds | |

7 | Not Kevin | USA | -59 minutes, 45.38 seconds | so much fail ugh I want a good 3x3 |

8 | Anthony Hsu | USA | -59 minutes, 44.01 seconds | First sub-16! Beat my record from last year, which was 16.xx. |

9 | Devin Corr-Robinett | USA | -59 minutes, 43.5 seconds | whoops |

10 | Stachu Korick | USA | -59 minutes, 43.31 seconds | I'm rather tired. Good night. |

11 | Felix Lee | USA | -59 minutes, 43.10 seconds | I got really nervous and failed. |

12 | Lennon Grinta | USA | -59 minutes, 43.1 seconds | Worse than usual, but it's all good. |

13 | Jeremy Fleischman | USA | -59 minutes, 42.60 seconds | Happy birthday Lars! |

14 | Gomes | VSA | -59 minutes, 42.47 seconds | Solved with the Petrus method. Happy annual birthday, Lars! |

15 | Connie Chen | USA | -59 minutes, 41 seconds | not intoxicated this time but I am rly rly tired. |

16 | Arthur Adams | USA | -59 minutes, 40 seconds | Yuck. Oh well, still my best time. |

17 | Lucas Garron | Germany | -59 minutes, 39.95 seconds | Visiting Lorenzo in Italy. :-) (Also, we didn't have a clock with seconds out, so I barely managed to start on time. Was too nervous about BLD, too.) |

18 | Vidar Klungre | Norway | -59 minutes, 39 seconds | |

19 | Kevin Kapinos | USA | -59 minutes, 35 seconds | Actual time: 25 seconds, which is a terrible solve, but it's what would be 2 AM, and I had a competition today. |

20 | Chris Tandiono | USA | -59 minutes, 34 seconds | My first ever negative time solve! |

21 | Austin Kwan | USA | -59 minutes, 30 seconds | |

22 | Zack | USA | -59 minutes, 27 seconds | This is awesome |

23 | Daniel Lo | USA | -59 minutes, 26 seconds | Now if only I could get me some Tommy's |

24 | Garrett Peterson | USA | -59 minutes, 24 seconds | |

25 | Shari Kuroyama | USA | -59 minutes, 23 seconds | |

26 | Dashel Scarborough | USA | -58 minutes, 51.57 seconds | Well, this was ok considering I don't practice anymore... |

27 | Carolyn Thompson | USA | -58 minutes, 42 seconds | |

28 | Ryan Kuroyama | USA | -58 minutes, 17 seconds | Wrong scramble. |

29 | George Saade | USA | -57 minutes, 46 seconds | Rubiks cube DeCal |

30 | Andrew Huang | USA | -57 minutes, 20 seconds | Slowpoke |

### 3x3 Blindfolded

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

1 | Daniel Lo | USA | -53 minutes, 7 seconds | Ugh, spent forever finding the last pair for parity. |

2 | Lucas Garron | Germany | DNF (-55 minutes, 56 seconds) | Two edges flipped. :-( |

### 2x2 Speedsolve

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

1 | Steven Turner | USA | -59 minutes, 53.24 seconds | D: |

2 | William Addington | USA | -59 minutes, 40.59 seconds |

### 3x3 One-Handed

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

1 | Daniel Chan | USA | -59 minutes, 36.11 seconds | Did this while videochatting with the great Lennon Grinta! Super fun, but I super failed. |

### 3x3 multiBLD

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

1 | Tim Habermaas | Germany | -4 minutes, 45 seconds | 14/16 | Before i started it felt like an awesome idea to try 16 cubes blindfolded for the Negative Time Solving Contest. But now it feels like the most idiotic thing i've ever done. Staying awake 2h longer then normally, just to solve those stupid cubes. Anyway, memorization took -25 minutes and my sixth cube was off by an edge 3-cycle and my eighth was off by a corner 3-cycle. I'm damn exhausted and tired now, but also pretty happy, that i'm actually capable of solving 16 cubes in an hour. |

2 | Micael Boulet | Canada | -9 minutes, 23 seconds | 9/10 | I memorize slowly (35:33) because I just wanted a perfect score and was drowsy. Actually, I memorized correctly and I am not sure what went wrong on one cube. |

3 | Michael Limiero | USA | DNF (-30 minutes, 57 seconds) | 0/3 | First cube: didn't memo last corner Second cube: solved edges, but forgot corners. Third cube: couldn't remember first edge and ran out of time. |

### 4x4 multiBLD

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

1 | Mike Hughey | USA | -1 minute, 48.85 seconds | 4/4 | Memorization time: -27:20. Very nice! My first 100% successful multi in negative time. |

2 | Chris Hardwick | USA | -3 minutes, 18.90 seconds | 3/4 | I mis-memorized the second cube and shot to the same wing location twice, as well as made a piece substitution error during one cycle in the solve. This caused that cube to be off by 3 wings at the end. Memorization was -20:21 and solving took 17:02. |

### Computer Petaminx

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

1 | Michael Gottlieb | USA | -7 minutes, 46.64 seconds | Yes, a Petaminx! I'm very happy to have gotten this in negative time, as I wasn't sure I'd make it. This beats the UWR by about 63.5 minutes. |