Well, I will be leaving to the US Open Rubik’s Cube Competition in Chicago tomorrow morning (Wed. the 13th). I will be in Chicago for several days, and then will go north for a little vacation. I most likely will be gone until around the 28th or so of June.I will be competing in these events:
2×2 Speedsolve (need under 12 seconds to qualify)
3×3 Speedsolve (need under 24 seconds to qulaify)
-3×3 One Handed (need under 40 seconds to qualify)
-3×3 Blindfolded (need under 3:30 to qualify)
4×4 Speedsolve (need under 1:30 to qualify)
5×5 Speedsolve (need under 3:00 to qualify)
Square-1 I am hoping to qualify for all events I try, although 3×3 OH and Blindfold will be tough, and maybe 5×5. We will see how it goes. Below is a brief description of my new blindfold memorizing method:

I will explain my details on how my image memo is working.I am using old Pochmann for edges. So I had to memo 22 different images. Each image was an object, with the exeception of two locations (this may be a bad idea). Originally, I worked on memo’ing the cube just using the images, and trying to make a story out of them. However, it ended up being just a big scene in my head with 11 images or so in it. I was wondering what I was going wrong. Of course, after a little reading, it became obvious. I needed to think of a place that I know well, and make a journey out of my images. This will allow me to create more of a story, as well as organize my images better.

So, that is what I am doing now. I was reading on Chris Hardwicks page how he stores 3 images in each location, so that is probably what I will do, I might try doing 4 images a location, and see how it works. I have a feeling that this will make memo much easier to picture and remember.

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