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RUBBIKU CHAMP 2012
Read about what happened at Rubbiku Champ 2012 (Jakarta) by Ardianto Satriawan.
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The founder of Rubikku, Didik Danardono gave speech about how he created Rubikku. There are 2 big "Nasi Tumpeng" in front of him
Rubikku Champ 2012
Text and Photos:Ardianto Satriawan
"It was a very special competition to celebrate third anniversary of Indonesian speedcubing forum, Rubikku" Rubikku Champ 2012 took place at 14th of January.It was not the first in the city but it was a very special competition to celebrate: third anniversary of Indonesian speedcubing forum, Rubikku. All the profit were donated to pay annual fee of the forum. We held special ceremony for the anniversary celebration, there was a big "Nasi Tumpeng" (big yellow rice, Indonesian traditional food that specially made to celebrate an event) as "birthday cake" and freely given to all competitors and guests that attended the competition. 4
Date Jan 14, 2012 City Jakarta, Indonesia
Aldo Feandri, The World Champion 2011 in 4x4 Blindfolded on one of his attempt
Venue Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Address Jalan Raya TMII, Komplek Taman Mini, Cipayung
Organizer Rubikku Moderators and Ardianto Satriawan WCA Delegate Ardianto Satriawan
The competition took place in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, a well足known tourist place in Jakarta. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is a large park created to miniaturize Indonesia. The competition held in a classroom called Graha Wisata in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. It is not a large place but very comfortable to hold a competition. There were 34 competitors attending the competition, if including guests, it were about 50 persons. We had special competitorss from France, Gael Dusser and Roxane Balan who traveled overland from France to Asia to attend World Championship 2011, then continue their adventure to attend three competitions in Indonesia and one in Australia.
The winner of the competition is Vincent Hartanto Utomo with an average of 11.47 second, Renhard Julindra finished second (11.59), and Stephen Adhisaputra finished third (12.11). The winners of other events are 4x4: Vincent Hartanto Utomo (38.19 average), 2x2: Stephen Adhisaputra (3.65 average), 3x3 Blindfolded: Aan Candra Nugroho (51.12 single), Rubik's Clock: Jonathan Irvin Gunawan (8.82 average), Rubik's Magic: Ardianto Satriawan (1.37 average), Master Magic: Casarengga (3.02 average), 4x4 Blindfolded: Didiet Aditya Bayu Kusuma (6:16.38 single), and no one won 5x5 Blindfolded because all competitors finished DNF.
In the above photo: Kirk Nicklaus Manibuy, one of the competitor attempting in 3x3 Finals. In the below photo: The situation of scramble and score足taker table.
Cubing Dare COMPETITIONS
3x3x3 1. Viktor Kalmar
2. David Burany
3. Pablo Oshiro avg 15.23 ———— 4. Jayson Frascatore avg 31.77
3x3x3 OH Jayson Frascatore avg 55.32
2x2x2 Scrambles for this week 3x3x3 Scrambles for this week
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23/25 CUBES MULTI BLIND
UBING DARE: When did you start cubing? and which method did you use? ZANE CARNEY: I first learnt to solve the cube in 2008 with a layer by layer method that came with the Rubik’s cube. I didn’t take a real interest in cubing until mid 2009. CD: Who inspired you as a speedcuber? ZC: No one really inspired me to start speedcubing, but once I got into speedcubing I suppose Erik Akkersdijk’s solves motivated me to get faster. Chris Hardwick was the one who inspired me to learn big cubes BLD. CD: What was your time when you first solve the 3x3x3? ZC: My first solve without looking at the instructions was 34 minutes. CD: Why are you so addicted to Blindfolded solving? When I was new to cubing, I was convinced that solving a cube BLD was well beyond my grasp. I think this has given me more of an appreciation for the event. Other than that, I find the mnemonic (memory) systems interesting and useful, since they 8
Zane loves fishing 9
can be applied to noncubing situations. Commutators also make blindfold solving more enjoyable because they’re an intuitive approach to solving the cube. CD: What was the time for your first bld success and how many cubes did you solve for your first multi attempt? ZC: After 2 or 3 DNFs, I got a 13 minute success (8 minute memo). My first multi attempt was a successful 2/2, I can’t remember the time, somewhere around 20 minutes. CD: According to your introduction about yourself, you have many favorite cubers and there are too many to list, but Who will be FIRST in your mind?
CD: How often do you run and how many kilometers? ZC: I don’t run that much, I use to jog for maybe 15 minutes each night (so that’s only a couple of kilometres). Recently I replaced jogging with bike riding.
Name : Zane. Nickname: Don't really have one. Born in Geelong, Australia Study @ Oberon High School. Hobby ( hobbies): Getting outside and learning about science. Favorite color(s) : Don't have one. Favorite Cuber(s): Anyone who's friendly, I don't care how fast they are. Favorite event(s): 3x3 BLD and 4x4 speed solving. Favorite food(s): Whatever I feel like at the time. Restaurant : McDonald's.
ZC: I’m going to say Chris Hardwick. He inspired, motivated and helped me soooo much with BLD. I finally met him in person at WC 2011, he’s such awesome guy. CD: What is your target with multi bld/ how many cubes for this year? ZC: I’m in year 12 now and as a result I’m not practising much at all. For my next attempt I’ll probably be trying 25 cubes, maybe 27 if I feel confident. CD: Who do you think will break your 23/25 cubes? and why do you think so? ZC: I think the next multi WR holder could be Marcell Endrey, Marcin Kowalczyk or Daniel Sheppard just to name a few. They are all certainly capable of attaining WR scrores. CD: When was the first time you went fishing alone and do you still remember what kind of fish you caught? ZC: I can’t remember the first time I went fishing alone, probably when I was around 6. I can still vaguely remember the first fish I caught, it was a Murray Cod about 15 cm long and I was 4 or 5 10
CD: When do you think your dream to visit North America will be happen? ZC: I wouldn’t call it a dream , but I don’t expect it to happen any time soon (if it ever happens). I mostly want to visit the Barringer Crater in Arizona and Yellowstone National Park. CD: What is the biggest of your scary experiences? ZC: I can’t recall having an unforgettably scary experi ence, so it’s difficult to
single out a particular moment. It probably would’ve taken place somewhere high, where I’ve got into that awkward position where no matter how you move, you feel like you’re going to lose your balance and fall.
Interview to Zane Carney Text by Maria Oey Photos by Zane Carney
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