# Negative Time Solving Contest 2012

Accompanying Speedsolving.com thread and Facebook event page.

## Scrambles

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

**This is the ONLY main Negative Time Solving Scramble for 2011. 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.

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

**2x2 Scramble**

- F' R F2 U2 F' U2 F' R2 U

**4x4 Scramble**

- Fw U2 Rw D' Uw R' B Fw' Uw' U2 F Rw' Uw' L Fw' Rw R2 Uw U' Fw2 R2 B' R' Uw2 F L Fw D Uw2 U' L2 U2 Fw2 Uw' R2 D' Rw' U' B R

**5x5 Scrarmble**

- Fw R2 U' Lw' Rw2 Fw D2 Fw2 Lw' B' Fw' R U2 L2 Uw' B Fw' F2 D2 Dw Uw2 Rw R' Uw2 R' F D' R B' Dw' Lw U F D U R Uw' L' R' Bw2 F' Uw Rw2 U2 L2 B2 R2 U L R2 B2 Rw2 Uw F2 Rw' Fw2 Rw Bw' Rw2 U

You can scramble other puzzles on your own.

## Results

There were 29 participants representing 5 countries. Of these, 1 participated in Europe and the rest were from North America.

### 3x3 Speedsolve

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

winner | Lars Petrus | USA | n/a | My timer battery gave up mid solve :( I think that means I won in some sense. |

1 | Andrew Kang | USA | -59 minutes, 50.39 seconds | |

2 | Harris Chan | Canada | -59 minutes, 50.22 seconds | Decent solve, despite that it's cold here :O |

3 | Felix Lee | USA | -59 minutes, 49.10 seconds | I was getting some pretty poor solves in preparation for this, so I'm really happy :D |

4 | Jules Manalang | USA | -59 minutes, 48.07 seconds | |

5 | AJ Blair | USA | -59 minutes, 47 seconds | |

6 | Justin Lin | USA | -59 minutes, 46.78 seconds | |

7 | Lucas Garron | Germany (in USA) | -59 minutes, 46.34 seconds | |

8 | Jeremy Fleischman | USA | -59 minutes, 45.695 seconds | Happy birthday Lars! |

9 | Michael Gottlieb | USA | -59 minutes, 44.34 seconds | Could probably have gone better. |

10 | Shotaro Makisumi | Japan | -59 minutes, 42.708 seconds | Happy birthday Lars! |

11 | Dan Dzoan | USA | -59 minutes, 42.250 seconds | Happy birthday Lars! |

12 | Vincent Sheu | USA | -59 minutes, 38.65 seconds | Popped :( |

13 | Devin Corr-Robinett | USA | -59 minutes, 36.65 seconds | lol |

14 | Daniel Lo | USA | -59 minutes, 34.7 seconds | |

15 | Scott | Rausch | -59 minutes, 33 seconds | |

16 | William Chen | USA | -59 minutes, 31 seconds | |

17 | Timothy Henderson | USA | -59 minutes, 30.90 seconds | |

18 | Connie Chen | USA | -59 minutes, 30 seconds | too sleepy and no dranks |

19 | Elan Katz | USA | -59 minutes, 27 seconds | First negative solve : D |

20 | Chris Tandiono | USA | -59 minutes, 25 seconds | |

21 | Alice Yu | USA | -58 minutes, 52.78 seconds | |

22 | Ian | USA | -58 minutes, 18 seconds | What fun! |

23 | Debbie Liu | USA | -57 minutes, 12 seconds | Happy birthday Lars! |

### 3x3 Blindfolded

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

1 | Noah Arthurs | USA | -59 minutes, 6.24 seconds | BEEP |

2 | Leyan Lo | USA | -58 minutes, 23.38 seconds | |

3 | Ranzha V. Emodrach | Smerbia | -58 minutes, 15.68 seconds | |

4 | Mike Hughey | USA | -57 minutes, 48.88 seconds | Awful - I'm too tired. That's why I didn't attempt something big. We ran a competition with 95 competitors today! (Well, yesterday.) |

4 | Lucas Garron | Germany (in USA) | -56 minutes, 36.79 seconds | First negative blindfolded success for me! :-) (Started memo before 2:00, did speedsolve inbetween.) |

### 3x3 Feet

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

1 | Antoine Cantin | Canada | -58 minutes, 51 seconds | I suck at feet nowadays :P |

2 | Anthony Hsu | USA | -58 minutes, 0.87 seconds | My brother called me to be let in DURING my solve. I ignored his first call but messed up my OLL. I picked up his second call and talked to him while I continued to solve. Terrible time for me but I'm still glad I got under -58 minutes :). |

3 | Walker Welch | USA | -54 minutes, 16 seconds |

### 2x2x2-8x8x8 OH relay

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

1 | Michael Gottlieb | USA | -9 minutes, 29.08 seconds | Do not attempt this stunt at home! |