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 Post subject: question about competitions
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:26 pm 
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I'm going to my first comp on saterday. I was wondering, do only get a certain number of official solves or is there a judge that fallows you around all day and just writes down all of your times?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:31 pm 
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You get called up onto the stage, to be timed. A random judge stands next to you, and counts inspection time etc.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:52 pm 
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how many solves do you get though? just the 5 for the average?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:58 pm 
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Yep, 5 solve average.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:29 pm 
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You don't always do all 5 solves in a row, though. Depending on the competition and the round, they might call you up once or five times.

You're going to Cornell Spring, right? I'm going to be there too. We should have a twistypuzzles meeting.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:35 pm 
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you usually do best of 3 to advance to the final. which is 5.


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Well, that depends on the competition too. For example, at Chattahoochee, the first round was Best of 3 and the final was Average of 5, but at the Belgian Open, each of the three rounds was Average of 5. So you can't really predict it until you get there.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:17 pm 
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it's going to be fun regardless. I've just been prcticing by doing averages of 5. and I've been getting many 18s and 19s. sub 20 for sure

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Congrats and good luck. I'm hoping for sub-25 on the 3x3, but my 3x3-OH, 2x2, 4x4, and 5x5 times are much better.

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Good luck to you both! I wish there were some comps around here to do to, that would be a load of fun!

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I'm not doing the 4x4x4 but mabie the 5x5x5. my times for the 5x5x5 are like 5 to 6 minutes. my times for 2x2x2 are pretty good now from learning guimond method. not great but sub 10 at least.(I tend to always compare myself to the best)one handed 3x3x3 I hope to be under a minute. Good luck. I'm Erik Johnson so you can find me there.

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Kind of outdated, but I remember finding this a while ago.

http://www.speedcubing.com/chris/compet ... orial.html

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My average on the 2x2x2 hovers around 8 seconds at the moment, using the Ortega method. I'm slow compared to Erik, Seongho, and so on, but the USA WR average is 6.59, which is a lot closer. :wink: Good luck on the 2x2x2 - it always helps to have a permutation skip!

I'm Michael Gottlieb, if you're going to be looking.

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Where and when is this contest? It sounds interesting, although i probably won't be able to go to any contests for a loooong while.

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Speedy McFastfast wrote:
Where and when is this contest?

http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/c.php?i=Cornell2007

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joey wrote:
Speedy McFastfast wrote:
Where and when is this contest?

http://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/c.php?i=Cornell2007


If it is in New York then it it out of my reach... too many hours to drive for my parents :(

@CaptainCrash: you said you planned on doing the 5x5? they don't list that as one of the events...

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According to the website, they're going to be doing 2x2x2, 3x3x3, 3x3x3 one-handed, 3x3x3 blindfolded, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, Magic, and Master Magic (although if they run out of time they will probably cut Magic and Master Magic).

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:44 pm 
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they said that a while ago but if enough people wanted to they would.

hey what's a good one handed alg for left handed R permutation.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:14 am 
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Well, the algorithm that I use is z U R2 U' R2 d R' d' R' U R d R U2 x' U. It's pretty fast.

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