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 Post subject: competition in new york
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:04 pm 
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http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/res ... ornell2007

I'm going for sure it's only an hour drive from my house.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:08 pm 
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ugh, can't have it in the city!!!

sheesh... so close yet so far away :(

well good luck to all that goes!

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I'll be there...I'm in rochester!

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I'm going to practice non stop.

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I'm planning on going myself. I'm excited for my first competition. Anyone else going to try for the 5x5x5?

Any tips for a noob?

Hope to see you all there :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:25 pm 
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Quinn Lewis wrote:
I'll be there...I'm in rochester!


Well, I won't be there because I'm in Rochester :)


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wronginthehead wrote:
I'm planning on going myself. I'm excited for my first competition. Anyone else going to try for the 5x5x5?

Any tips for a noob?

Hope to see you all there :)

-Adam-


me too, I'm going to enter in as many puzzles as I can.

also my 3x3x3 doesn't have a logo on it. is that ok?

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CaptianCrash44 wrote:
also my 3x3x3 doesn't have a logo on it. is that ok?


http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/regulations/

Regulations 3m states: "Cube puzzles must have at most one logo. For 3x3x3 Cube or bigger cube puzzles the logo must be placed on one of the center pieces."

So you'll be fine.


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thanks I was worried I wasn't going to be able to use it. I just ordered an East Sheen 2x2x2. If I can teach my friend the 2x2x2 he said he would come and compete too.

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wronginthehead wrote:
Anyone else going to try for the 5x5x5?

Any tips for a noob?


I'm going to do the 5x5x5 (well, I'm going to try everything but the blindfold stuff, which I can't do). I've been practicing it a lot.

This will be my second competition!

Some assorted tips:
- If you have or can get a Stackmat, practice on it, both alone (so you can know how to stop it quickly every time) and with someone watching.
- If you know people who respect speedcubing (that is, people who won't deliberately distract you, make annoying comments, and so on), do some cubing with them watching, and get used to having people look at what you're doing. You don't want to get stage fright and slow down during the competition (where a couple people will be solving at once, the room will be busy, and people will be watching you).
- Don't learn any new algorithms right before the competition, unless you're almost done with learning a method already. It's much better to practice the moves you already know.
- Count out the 15 seconds of inspection time yourself in your head, and make sure you don't use more than that amount of time in both your practice sessions and the competition.
- Make sure to have fun! Meet new people, ask if anyone is on twistypuzzles, share cubing ideas, practice during the competition - just make sure to have a great time.

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:26 pm 
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I'm also going to eneter in everything I can do. so I need to practice 2x2x2.

what alg do you use for swapping 2 diagonal corners at the end.

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I do the Y permutation, but I'm not fast at 2x2 and that is probably far from the fastest way to do it.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:47 pm 
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Erik Akkersdijk's suggested alg:

F2 U' (R U' R' U) F2 U (R U R')

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:14 pm 
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that good I'll try and see if I can get it to go faster than what Y.

I'm learning a new method because I forgot most of the COLL algs.

http://www.hio.hen.nl/~s98134/rubik/2x2_ortega.html

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His new page is at http://erikku.er.funpic.org/rubik/2x2_ortega.html.

I use the Ortega method at the moment. It's OK, but it tends to use more turns than I'd like (although the recognition is good). I'm going to learn the Guimond method eventually.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:13 am 
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I'm over here in Connecticut, i'm thinking about going.

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qqwref wrote:
His new page is at http://erikku.er.funpic.org/rubik/2x2_ortega.html.

I use the Ortega method at the moment. It's OK, but it tends to use more turns than I'd like (although the recognition is good). I'm going to learn the Guimond method eventually.


I'm just starting that it looks really good but there are algs missing from the page.

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He has better permutation algorithms at the Guimond page...

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I'm a Long Island boy... Looks like me and my buddy will be making a trip too...

My times aren't that great though, I dont know if i should compete. I have about a 55 second 3x3x3 average, and a 25 second 2x2x2 average. My 4x4x4 average is around 5 minutes and my 5x5x5 and megaminx aren't even worth timing myself on. Do you think its worth competing or am i going to make a fool of myself. lol. Im nervous... what do I do???

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If it were all about competition there would be no need to gather for it. Competitions are also about meeting people. They are fun, if you can go then go!


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Not everybody can be number 1. Just because you don't have the best time doesn;t mean you shouldn't compete. Watch the olympics some time, they've got the best people from their country participating, and many aren't considered threats. It's not neccisarrily the winning, its the joy of competeing. I considered not going because my times aren't great, but why wait until I am in the top 10. It's more for the community than the comp.

Rambling possibly, but thats basically my thoughts.

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Winning is just a nice side effect of going to competitions. It doesn't matter what your times are, go and compete, have a laugh, meet new people.

Don't forget, you will get an official time, and a world ranking, and no matter what number it is, it WILL impress people :)

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I'm looking foraward to talking to people who are better than me because I'm the best in my school and I have never met anyone who could solve faster than me.

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Well I definately plan on going and due to the much needed boost in confidence from many of you I plan on competing as well. Thanks!!!


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my friend will go if he can learn the 2x2x2 in 3 weeks. and he has no experience with rubik's cubes at all.

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The first competition I went to, I had 50 something times. It was still a great experience and I was less nervous the next time around.

It's also always great to meet people you'd only talked to online (Shotaro, Mike G., Tyson M., Brett from Texas, etc!)

Seriously, it's really fun. Go! I'm in Dallas and I don't have the opportunities to go to competitions.

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