The Sunday Blindfolded Rubik's Games contest

Welcome to the Sunday Blindfolded Rubik's Games contest! This competition is held every Sunday, and is open to competitors worldwide. The goal is to solve various puzzles in the shortest possible time while blindfolded and unable to actually see the puzzle while solving. This competition will focus mainly on Rubik's puzzles, Rubik-like puzzles (meaning those that involve sequential movement), and disentanglement puzzles. Competitors send in their times every week to be ranked among other competitors worldwide. This competition may be viewed as a form of practice for official Rubik's competitions involving a blindfolded solving event. This event will be conducted in a similar manner to an official competition, and can be considered a useful avenue to practice competitive blindfolded solving. I would personally like to welcome everyone to participate and send in your times! If you are new to blindfolded solving please check out the blindfolded solving tips (coming soon), or the Blindfolded solving Yahoo! group. Though this competition is meant to promote a competitive environment, the atmosphere I hope will remain as friendly as that at official Rubik's competitions. Remember, this competition is only for fun and practice - it is in no way an official contest.

If you would like to participate in the Blindfolded Rubik's Games contest you must first read and understand these rules. Please submit all of your trials for each division you participated in to me via e-mail. I'll add a submit form soon as well. Please include your name, your country, and all trials you attempted for each division (including unsuccessful solves).

See results of previous contests here
Also see results for each round from both divisions for previous contests

Scrambling algorithms for the Sunday June 13 contest

Division I Rubik's 3x3x3 cube scrambles

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

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

3. L2 B2 R B U L F2 D' U F' R' U D' B2 U2 R' D2 R' F' B D F L' D2 B'

Division II Rubik's 3x3x3 cube scrambles

1. U' R2 B2 L' F B U2 D' F2 D U2 B' U' B2 L2 F' R U2 B' R' L' B2 L' U' L'

2. D2 F D' B R' B' D2 L R2 U R' D' F2 L' R' F' R F R B2 L B' D2 R2 U'

3. D2 F2 L2 B' U2 L2 F U' L D' U B F' L D2 L' R2 U' L' U2 F R' B' R D2

Open Division

Feel free to solve any other puzzle for which you would like to attempt a blindfolded solve. Please see the rules about the specific rules for the open division. Any categories that frequently have competitors will be given their own regular division.

Results from last week - June 6, 2004

Results to be posted soon...