Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Very successful week of cubing

The past week has been one of my most successful cubing weeks ever. In the days leading up to the Dutch Open Rubik's Championships I broke three personal records:

  • 3x3x3 best non-lucky single time: 21.72s
  • 3x3x3 best lucky single time: 19.40s
  • 3x3x3 average: 28.10s (individual times: 28.11, (26.12), 28.25, 29.60, (31.96), 29.78, 27.97, 26.51, 28.43, 28.38, 26.89, 27.12)
Then at the Dutch Open on Sunday I set 6 Australian records:
  • 3x3x3 (single): 30.62s
  • 3x3x3 (average): 34.77s
  • Magic (single): 3.98s
  • Magic (average): 4.33s
  • Clock (single): 27.64s
  • Clock (average): 34.96s
I'm pretty happy with my results, but it now means it will be much more difficult for me to set new records at the World Championships next month!

The other exciting thing about the Dutch Open is that I finally managed to convince Peter to compete in a Rubik's Competition! He competed in the Rubik's Magic event and got a very respectable 4.07s best single time and a 4.74s average. I'm hoping this will encourage him to learn more puzzles and compete in future cubing competitions. :)

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