Message #3817

From: Ty Jones <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Re: Time for another speedsolving contest!
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:16:12 +0000

No preference on date from me! 🙂

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 9:08 PM Melinda Green
[4D_Cubing] <> wrote:

> Great, it sounds like we have enough interest for a fun event.
> To Nan’s question, this will be one of the MC4D puzzles. I recommend
> watching the Mathologer’s wonderful video in which he shows a trick to solve
> pretty much any twisty puzzle
> <>. If you practice it on a
> couple of random MC4D puzzles, then you should be in a position to have at
> least a chance at winning. Speed is a factor, but I suspect that a steady,
> methodical approach and a bit of preparation may be more important than raw
> efficiency or brain power. With the contest at least 3 weeks away, I expect
> there’s enough time for any suitably motivated person to win. And of course
> if you’ve been wanting to solve any of the non-cube puzzles anyway but just
> haven’t taken the time, this is the perfect opportunity to do that.
> Nan prefers not the Thanksgiving weekend, so I’ll assume some Saturday in
> December? Do people want to avoid Christmas or New Year’s weekends, or
> maybe those are more attractive? If you are even mildly tempted to join in
> the fun, then please let me know if you already know that any of those days
> will not work or if you have a preference for the beginning or end of the
> month. I want everyone to have a chance. You never know!
> Happy puzzling,
> -Melinda
> On 11/7/2017 4:51 PM, [4D_Cubing] wrote:
> Sounds great! I had fun the last time, and the idea of a different
> undisclosed puzzle is interesting. I probably won’t have much time to
> practise, but I’ll keep my eye on the discussion and should be able to join
> in when it happens. Then I’ll buy a 2^4 if I don’t manage to win one first.
> I wonder how many competitors this will have?
> Matt